Already-Delayed Teacher-Prep Regs Pushed Back

The regulations are supposed to put teeth in federal teacher-preparation accountability requirements, but have been pushed back again and again.


Newark May Have Fired Teachers Prematurely, Ruling Indicates

In what may have broader implications, Newark jumped the gun in seeking the dismissal of the teacher under a new teacher-evaluation law, an arbitrator decided.


Contested Tenure, Pay Law in Louisiana Upheld on Appeal

The state's supreme court reversed a lower-court ruling, allowing a 2012 revamping tenure and pay rules to stand.


Citing Private Providers, Hawaii Union Opposes Pre-K Expansion

Hawaii's union opposes a constitutional amendment to allow public funds to support the expansion of pre-K programs in private schools.


Teaching ELLs: Do Qualifications and Effectiveness Overlap?

A study finds that teachers that were effective with all students also helped English-language-learners advance academically, regardless of whether they held bilingual certification.


Ailing Chicago Union Head Will Step Down

The union's president, Karen Lewis, is recovering from an unspecified illness.


N.Y. Union Sues Over Common-Core Testing 'Gag Order'

New York State United Teachers has sued the state over a requirement that teachers administering and scoring common-core-aligned tests not disclose the items.


Unions, Teachers, and Opting Out: A Complex Calculus

How will unions support teachers who refuse to give standardized tests?


Ed. Dept., National Board Plan Teacher-Leader Summits

The Education Department and National Board outline the next steps of their Teach to Lead campaign.


Philadelphia Commission Overrules Teacher Contract

Seeking to lower health-care costs, the School Reform Commission took the drastic step of cancelling the contract. The move will likely need court approval.


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