August 2013 Archives

Through its ESEA waivers, the U.S. Department of Education is renewing a focus on ensuring at-risk students have access to effective teachers.


The national accreditator for teacher preparation has put the final stamp of approval on its new outcomes-focused standards.


The National Science Foundation has put $2.6 million toward a University of Missouri professional-development program.


Rhode Island will seek to delay the test-based portion of its teacher-evaluation system.


Teacher evaluation revisions have hit the bricks yet again in the Los Angeles district.


Two national polls released this week come to different conclusions about whether the public supports incorporating standardized test scores into teachers' evaluations.


In 2015, Tennessee will implement a performance-based recertification system for teachers.


Philadelphia plans to suspend some teacher seniority and pay provisions as it rehires staff through a $50 million borrowing scheme.


New York City joins a short list of states and districts that are providing more information on teacher-preparation programs.


An Oregon nonprofit announces the winners of a competitive-grant program to improve teacher training.


A Minnesota union wants to use collective bargaining to end the administration of a federally required test.


States report difficulty in reaching all teachers for professional development in the common standards.


The American Federation of Teachers and its Indiana affiliate have filed public records requests in the Hoosier State for emails between Bennett and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education.


A leading provider of online tools and videos for conducting teacher observations received a boost from a major public-agency procurement cooperative.


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