Teachers on the Common Core: Familiarity Breeds Approval

Teachers are about evenly split on whether they approve or disapprove of the common core; elementary teachers and those with the most experience implementing them view them the most favorably.


Coalition of Unions, Ed. Groups Call For New Accountability System

A coalition of groups calls for a rethinking of school accountability, releasing a document long on vision but short on details.


Report: Teacher-Leaders Need More Authority, Organizational Support

A new paper tries to inject specifics into the concept of teacher leadership, arguing that such positions need to invest teachers with significant authority within schools.


Charter With High Teacher Salaries Improved Achievement, Study Finds

A charter school that pays teachers more and offers weekly professional development posted big gains after four years, despite a rocky start, according to new research.


Study Questions 'Backloading' of Teacher Compensation

A paper found that teachers were willing to trade only 20 cents or less of current compensation for each dollar of additional pension wealth.


Already-Delayed Teacher-Prep Regs Pushed Back

The regulations are supposed to put teeth in federal teacher-preparation accountability requirements, but have been pushed back again and again.


Newark May Have Fired Teachers Prematurely, Ruling Indicates

In what may have broader implications, Newark jumped the gun in seeking the dismissal of the teacher under a new teacher-evaluation law, an arbitrator decided.


Contested Tenure, Pay Law in Louisiana Upheld on Appeal

The state's supreme court reversed a lower-court ruling, allowing a 2012 revamping tenure and pay rules to stand.


Citing Private Providers, Hawaii Union Opposes Pre-K Expansion

Hawaii's union opposes a constitutional amendment to allow public funds to support the expansion of pre-K programs in private schools.


Teaching ELLs: Do Qualifications and Effectiveness Overlap?

A study finds that teachers that were effective with all students also helped English-language-learners advance academically, regardless of whether they held bilingual certification.


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