Ed. Dept. Teacher-Prep Regulations Released; Aim to Tie Aid to Program Performance

A first look at the U.S. Department of Education's proposed rules for rating teacher-preparation programs.


Could Minnesota Be Next for a Vergara-Style Lawsuit?

One of the California lawyers in the Vergara case hints that constitutional provisions in Minnesota make it ripe for a similar challenge.


Report Offers 'Lessons Learned' From Teacher-Residency Programs

A report from a network of teacher-residency programs outlines specific lessons for improving the quality of the year-long, school-based training programs.


Delaware Teacher-Transfer Program Attracts Few Takers

Few teachers took the transfer bonuses, possibly because many didn't seem to know about them.


Is Teacher-Preparation Coursework Rigorous Enough?

The National Council on Teacher Quality takes a stab at that question with a report released today.


Class-Size Reduction Measure in Washington State Squeaks Through

By a razor-thin margin, Washington state voters approved a bill to lower class sizes and hire more school personnel.


Ed. Dept.: States Must Address Teaching Gaps

The Education Department's latest push to ensure disadvantaged students get their fair share of high quality teaching ducks the controversial topic of "teacher effectiveness."


Colo. Teachers' Collective Bargaining Opened to Public

But it's not yet clear whether the measure will hurt unions' negotiating power, or help it.


Harvard Launches Fellowship Initiative to Prepare Seniors to Enter Teaching

Harvard will launch its own program to help undergraduate students to become secondary English, math, science, and history teachers.


New Orleans Not Liable For Teachers' Post-Katrina Job Losses, Court Rules

Louisiana and the New Orleans parish won't owe back pay to the 7,500 teachers who lost their jobs after the hurricane.


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