New Online Teacher-Certification Program Plans for Rapid Expansion

The TEACH-NOW Educatore School of Education plans to train 10,000 teachers over the next five years, up from 600.


Indianapolis Pact Couples New Teacher Roles and Big Pay Boosts

Effective teachers signing onto a newly created initiative to mentor other teachers and reach more students could see thousands of dollars in additional pay.


Administration Seeks Extension of 'Highly Qualified' Status for Trainee Teachers

The White House wants the so-called loophole in the federal HQT rules to be extended, warning that failure to do so could squeeze alternative certification programs.


New Orleans' Teaching Force Today: Whiter, Less Experienced, Higher Turnover

The city's teaching force is much different from the one it had before Hurricane Katrina hit.


TES Global Opens Lesson-Sharing Marketplace to U.S. Teachers

The new site, tes.com, will allow U.S. educators to share and sell resources they create, through an online forum.


Q: What Are Prospective Teachers Being Taught About Literacy?

The International Literacy Association finds that state standards and course requirements on literacy instruction vary considerably.


Detroit Union Head Ousted After Internal Trial

DFT President Steve Conn was booted from his position Aug. 12 after the union found him guilty of failing to follow procedures for meetings, among other infractions.


Charlotte, N.C. Gave Principals Power Over Teacher Layoffs. What Happened?

A first-of-its kind study examined which teachers were laid off in the district and the effects on student achievement.


Judge OKs Latest Teacher Test in N.Y. Despite Varying Pass Rates

Black and Hispanic teacher-candidates have lower passing rates on the exam, but it measures important job-related skills, the judge ruled.


Is PD Behind Teacher Improvement? Maybe Not, Analysis Cautions

A study of three districts by a training and advocacy group failed to find a pattern linking teachers who improved and the type of professional development they received.


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