January 2014 Archives

As the Vergara v. California civil trial wrapped up its first week here, plaintiffs and their witnesses were beginning to confront this very charged question.

The Denver district is facing a class action over how it has implemented a state ban on the forced placement of teachers.

Model legislation from the AACTE would support tuition-fellowship programs for academically strong high school students to train to teach in high-needs schools.

Highlights from opening statements in the Vergara v. California trial.

A pathbreaking and controversial trial on teacher protections begins this week in Los Angeles, with implications for policies on teacher seniority, tenure, and dismissal.

The New York State United Teachers says common-core implementation in the state has failed, laying the blame at the foot of the state's education chief and calling for his removal.

NEA announces the first winners of its new fund for supporting local education projects.

A study controls for teachers' background characteristics to arrive at a better understanding of the differences between teachers' experiences in charters and traditional public schools in one Texas district.

The Orleans Parish school board and the state of Louisiana owe $1.5 billion in damages resulting from a class action by the teachers.

Find out how the federal teacher programs fared in the recently completed budget deal.

The NEA teams up with a for-profit to provide fully detailed common-core lessons and units from specially selected "master teachers."

A Colorado lawmaker wants to end collective bargaining, through a proposal that bears similarities to Republican-sponsored legislation approved in other states.

Rep. George Miller, who will retire at the end of his term, helped shape the congressional appetite for teacher-quality reforms.

The same judge has twice struck down a 2012 tenure- and pay-reform law in the Pelican State.

Once again, value-added is a no-go for the American Federation of Teachers.

That's the call from several scholars, and from an organization that thinks the Education Department needs to make the first move.

The National Council on Teacher Quality fesses up to making some errors in last year's controversial teacher-prep review, but says that most of its ratings were accurate.


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