March 2014 Archives

Lawyers presented their closing arguments in the fractious Vergara v. California teacher-protection lawsuit.


Many federal reporting requirements on teacher preparation aren't all that helpful, panelists agree at a Senate hearing.


Philadelphia's superintendent has imposed new rules for the upcoming school year that will allow principals to disregard seniority as the sole criteria in hiring and assignment decisions.


A brief outlines new ideas for the federal policies governing teacher preparation.


Students of color are more often taught by unqualified, inexperienced, and lesser-paid teachers, according to U.S. Department of Education data.


To reduce the achievement gap, schools should pay attention to teacher retention, says new report.


State chiefs have some tough questions for the teachers' unions and their recent shifts in position on the common core.


The education secretary outlines an initiative to promote teacher leadership.


The latest on implementation of the edTPA in New York.


A new paper estimates that the structure of defined-benefit pension systems could cause today's young, mobile teachers to forfeit significant retirement wealth.


AFT will no longer take money from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for its Innovation Fund, the union says.


Here's a new wrinkle on teacher evaluations: Should they consider parents' contributions to student achievement, too?


Chris Cerf, departing from the role of New Jersey chief, criticizes the state union's 'misinformation' on teacher evaluation.


Teach For America will pilot an extended teacher-preparation experience, and efforts to retain more of its corps members.


California lawmakers have, for a third time, introduced a measure to streamline teacher dismissal for malfeasance.


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