Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wants to improve teacher preparation and raise certification test standards.
April 2011 Archives
A consortium has finalized a revision of an influential set of teaching standards.
Two recent studies on Cincinnati's teacher-evaluation system provide some initial insights about classroom practices that seem to be linked to better student performance, and evidence that teachers improve as a result of the formal review process.
On the heels of a bill that restructures Ohio teachers' pay, Gov. Kasich wants to test teachers in underperforming schools.
Public higher education institutions in several states will not participate voluntarily in a review of education schools now being conducted by the National Council for Teacher Quality and U.S. News and World Report, according to recent correspondence between state consortia and NCTQ.
Tennessee and Colorado panels have fleshed out their state's evaluation frameworks.
The FY 2011 budget bill would reserve 1 percent of Title II funds for a competitive grant program.
A peer-review plan, as well as $11 million in RTTT funds, have been preserved in Toledo, Ohio.
A bill to end "last-in, first-out" layoff policies in Georgia has passed both chambers of the legislature and is on its way to Gov. Nathan Deal for signature.
"Gen Y" teachers want more frequent feedback on their teaching, tend to be more open to shared practice, and say that rewards and sanctions should be differentiated based on performance, a new analysis concludes.
Joseph A. Aguerrebere, the president of The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, will step down June 30 after eight years of service.
In an analysis of 10 districts, the highest-performing teachers appear to be underrepresented in economically disadvantaged middle schools.
Debate over the "highly qualified" teacher standards in ESEA continues even as policy discussions shift to measures of effectiveness.