March 2016 Archives

The U.S. Department of Education is inviting additional comment on its long-delayed teacher-preparation proposal—this time, on how to apply the regulations to online teacher preparation programs.


Teacher-salary comparability isn't one of the allowable topics in ESSA rulemaking, but that's not stopping the topic from cropping up in the negotiations.


Colorado's highest court is wading into the teacher tenure debate by agreeing to hear a case over how Denver Public School is placing tenured teachers on unpaid leave.


Teacher evaluation and school choice are among both groups' major focus areas.


The 4-4 ruling means unions can still charge agency fees of nonmembers.


A teacher database is key to combating the state's looming teacher shortage, California Legislative Analyst's Office says.


On common-core implementation, 70 percent of district leaders said their district had made good or excellent progress toward Common Core implementation. But teachers say there's room for improvement.


Enrollments in teacher preparation are down by 36 percent from 2009, and completers are down by a quarter.


The cuts will reduce Teach For America's staff by 15 percent.


With many teachers' pensions invested in the education giant, the union wants to be sure the company is profitable.


While many teachers' unions have voiced support for master-teacher programs, some see New York's program as a thinly veiled merit-pay system.


Many states are mulling teacher evaluation 2.0, and a Georgia bill reducing the weight of tests is now close to the finish line.


Kansas Republicans are looking to follow Wisconsin's lead by requiring teachers unions to pass annual recertification votes.


Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the three bills aimed at raising teacher salaries and making it easier to recruit teachers into law on March 11.


New York looks to join other states in allowing DREAMers, undocumented immigrants brought here by their parents as children, to attain teaching licenses.


District could see benefits from hiring teachers who ace audition lessons and have strong academic backgrounds, a study concludes.


Lawmakers across the South, home to some of the nation's most test score-centric teacher-evaluation systems, are rethinking the weight placed on value-added measures.


Not even the state's own laws and regulations line up, the audit found.


But teacher-evaluation systems should prioritize professional development, not merely accountability and test scores, they said.


Teacher evaluation has been overhauled in dozens of states, but those changes haven't affected the cultural norms that can lead to inflated ratings.


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