Due Process About to Dissolve for Kansas Teachers

Teachers' unions in the state are protesting the change, which was approved by legislators as part of several adjustments to the state's K-12 funding system.


Rosy Indiana Evaluation Results Trigger Soul-Searching

Indiana's teachers posted high scores on their first year under a new teacher-evaluation system.


Los Angeles Settlement on Teacher Layoffs Ducks the Seniority Question

A settlement in Los Angeles over teacher layoffs does not alter the place of seniority in such decisions.


'Value Added' Data Need Careful Analysis, Consideration, Statisticians' Group Says

The American Statistical Association offers its take on the ever-controversial use of value-added methods in teacher evaluation.


Research: New Hires May Be Staying Longer

Teachers hired during the Great Recession seem to be staying longer.


Maryland Bill Delaying Tests for Teacher Evaluation Headed to Gov. O'Malley

Teacher evaluations linked to test scores would be delayed under a Maryland bill awaiting the governor's signature.


D.C. Voters Oust Mayor Gray: Uncertainties Remain on Schools, Evaluations

What will happen to Washington's high-profile education initiatives, such as the IMPACT teacher-evaluation system, once a new mayor takes office?


Illinois to Permit More Tries on Basic-Skills Test for Aspiring Teachers

Illinois has rescinded a policy capping the number of times aspiring teachers can take a basic-skills test.


Fate of California Teacher-Protection Rules Now in Hands of Judge

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


Senate Weighs Ideas for Improving Teacher Preparation

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


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