Teach For America founder and CEO Wendy Kopp and NEA President Dennis Van Roekel had a substantive discussion about the teaching profession today, showing that while some of their strategies for improving it may differ, they're on the same page on many issues.
September 2011 Archives
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan this morning formally announced a series of proposals to overhaul teacher education practices in the United States.
For an agency that was so specific about what it wanted to see in the teacher-quality portions of the Race to the Top program, the U.S. Department of Education has put out guidance on waivers that's surprisingly general in the teacher quality arena.
In many ethnically diverse school districts across the country, teachers in schools that serve more African-American and Latino students are paid significantly less than teachers in other schools, federal data show.
Teachers who leave the profession after their third or fourth year tend to be less effective in that final year of teaching compared to professionals who stay on, according to a provocative new study.
Three groups recently released briefs on teacher evaluation systems.
States that apply for No Child Left Behind waivers must institute guidelines for teacher-evaluation systems, including consideration of student outcomes.
Teachers increasingly appear to be joining groups to help shape policy.
Attrition among first year teachers may be as high as 10 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.
A bill to be introduced by Republican senators takes aim at the "highly qualified" teacher requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act.
The nonprofit manager of a school-reform program is expanding its work to include teacher-evaluation technical assistance.
Networks of charter schools are increasingly helping to train teachers.
Qualifications such as certification and holding a master's degree bear no relationship to a teacher's performance as measured by growth in student test scores, concludes a new brief released by the Manhattan Institute, a conservative-leaning think tank.
Shortly following a 2010 Supreme Court decision, the NEA moved to set up a Super PAC.