In the speech to an ed-tech company, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton also expressed skepticism that most politicians aside from governors or mayors can exert much influence on K-12.
The U.S. Department of Education today released its long-awaited final rules on teacher preparation. The rules, first proposed in 2014, aim to hold teacher-training programs accountable for the performance of their graduates.
Zephyr Teachout, the Democratic candidate in New York's 19th district, opposes high-stakes testing and the common core, while GOP candidate John Faso is a big charter school fan.
The union had heard that Joel Klein, the former New York City School chancellor, was working with the campaign, and it was not pleased.
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Teachers have seen an uptick in bullying in schools thanks to GOP nominee Donald Trump's rhetoric, said his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton at the debate in St. Louis.
Denise Juneau, the Democratic Montana superintendent of public instruction who's seeking the state's at-large seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, has rejected tying tying teacher evaluations to test scores and school turnaround strategies promoted by Washington.
A federal audit examined 33 schools in six states and found several examples of conflicts of interest, related-party transactions, and insufficient segregation of duties—all controls designed to prevent fraud.
Last month, the department released "Supporting School Reform by Leveraging Federal Funds in a Schoolwide Program." It specifies how schools can use federal money to drive comprehensive turnaround efforts under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Vice-presidential nominees Tim Kaine and Mike Pence have long records on education. But neither of them talked very much about them in their first and only debate, at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.