April 2013 Archives

The UFT's Michael Mulgrew won a second term, but other groups made their voices heard, too.


The Education Department fleshes out its RESPECT program, and with funds in short supply, hopes districts will pick up the ball on their own.


The Boston Teachers Union says the district's teacher-evaluation system may be discriminatory.


The Aspen Institute says districts should gather feedback from teachers on whether new evaluation systems are helping or hurting morale and school culture.


A TNTP paper argues the first year of teaching provides vital clues to how a teacher will do over the long haul.


Teachers have been on strike for nearly two months in Strongsville, Ohio.


A long-awaited and much delayed teacher contract was overwhelmingly approved by Hawaii's teachers.


AACTE provides critical feedback on aspects of a set of draft teacher college accreditation standards.


The Obama administration's 2014 budget request answers some questions about its pre-K proposal, but not others related to teacher quality.


A large-scale, quasi-experimental study finds math gains among middle-school students taught by TFA novices and alumni.


A review of the literature on student-teaching finds gaps in what scholars know about how teachers become more skilled.


A new ed. start-up seeks to match teachers with schools that share a similar mission or philosophy.


Bill Gates warns that hasty implementation of poor teacher-evaluation measures jeopardize the systems' ability to improve teaching and learning.


In advance of a 2014 performance-pay mandate, a Florida lawmaker wants new salary funding to be allocated based on merit.


The cost of new teacher-evaluation systems is likely to vary based on how states and districts choose to establish student-growth measures for all teachers.


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