Los Angeles District, Teachers Forge Tentative Agreement, Elude Strike

After nearly a year of negotiations and the threat of a strike, the Los Angeles school district has reached a tentative agreement with the teachers' union, settling on a deal that would increase teacher salaries by 10 percent.


Still At Odds, Accreditor Tells Teacher College Group It Won't Revise Standards

The latest on the feud between the accreditation body for teacher colleges and the main association representing the schools.


AFT: Senate ESEA Bill Is a 'Strong Foundation'

A first look at the 1.6 million-member union's take on the Senate's draft bill to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act.


NEA: NCLB Draft Needs Heftier Focus on Equity

The 3 million-member union wants a revised law to push harder on exposing and rectifying inequities in funding and teacher quality.


Teacher Exam in N.Y. Raising Difficult Questions About Diversity

Minority candidates are performing less well than their white peers on N.Y.'s tougher test.


'Highly Qualified' Teacher Provisions Excised From ESEA Draft; 'Equitable Distribution' Stays

States wouldn't have to meet the HQT requirements, but they'd still have to ensure that low-income and minority students have equal access to the best teachers.


Idaho Lawmakers Pass Budget Funding Teacher 'Career-Ladder' Program

Lawmakers in Idaho passed a seven-part public school budget on Monday without debate and with only a handful of opposing votes, increasing overall school funding in the state by 7.4 percent and setting the stage for higher teacher salaries.


Federal Teacher-Quality Funds Spread Too Thinly, Brief Argues

A report suggests that the $2.5 billion program should focus more on continuous improvement than on scattershot activities.


New York Budget Agreement Brings Changes, Uncertainty on Teacher Issues

The tentative framework would tighten tenure and dismissal processes and require the state education department to develop a new teacher-evaluation system.


GAO: A Third of TEACH Grants Convert to Loans. But Why?

The federal watchdog agency concludes the Education Department isn't doing enough to answer that question.


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