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Report: Bad Teachers Often Remediated, Not Removed, Under New York Rules

A study says New York's threshold for dismissing teachers is too high, allowing teachers to be returned to the classroom even after egregious problems with performance or professionalism.


NEA Sues New Mexico Schools Chief Over Teacher Evaluations

New Mexico is the latest state to face legal action over its teacher-evaluation plan.


Practice Teaching Crucial in Preparation, Louisiana Educators Say

Louisiana educators also think they could have had more preparation on teaching students to read and on developing lesson plans.


Winners of Federal Teacher-Prep Grants Include Many Familiar Names

Two-thirds of grantees have been funded in the past, but the results of their efforts aren't clear.


Providence, R.I., Teachers Reject Tentative Contract

Providence teachers have rejected a tentative contract.


Report: Financial Aid Programs for Teachers Falling Short

Loan-forgiveness programs for teachers are underused and contain too much red tape, a report contends.


Districts Faced Challenges Implementing Federal Performance-Pay Grants

Teachers seem to have been confused about some of the details of a federally financed bonus-pay program.


U.S. Adults Support Longer, More Rigorous Teacher Prep, Poll Finds

Americans want higher standards and more time for aspiring teachers to learn the ropes.


Half of Those Leaving Teaching Report Better Working Conditions in Other Jobs

In addition, about 8 percent of teachers reported leaving the profession in 2012-13.


New York Teacher-Protection Lawsuits Combined

Two suits taking aim at the Empire State's rules for granting teachers tenure and dismissing them will be combined.


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