Could $1 Billion Make Teaching the Best Job in the World?

Teacher professional development and pay are tenets of a proposed $1 billion federal program, but Congress hasn't funded earlier iterations.


Teacher Evaluation Primed for Overhaul in D.C.

Among other things, the independent "master educator" observations will be eliminated.


Facing Teacher Shortages, States Turn to Emergency Certificates

A handful of states are now relying on emergency permits or other nonstandard certificates to meet immediate hiring needs.


South Dakota Proposals Would Link Higher Teacher Pay to Staffing Ratios

The proposals, championed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard, would base funding for schools on a target teacher salary and teacher-pupil ratio, rather than per-pupil spending.


50 Years of Research Show Good Teaching Matters. Now What?

The Coleman report's conclusions about teacher quality hold up today, even though there is much debate about policies like evaluation and pay.


Are Teachers Getting the Right Kind of Common-Core PD?

Teachers reported getting professional development on common-core topics, but not always focused on the areas they needed the most help on.


In New York, Teacher-Evaluation Problems Mount

In the latest twists and turns, some New York teachers got erroneous growth scores, and the teachers' union sued over a conflict with collective bargaining.


Replacing Some D.C. Teachers Boosted Achievement (But Your Mileage May Vary)

When low-performing teachers were replaced with new teachers, students did significantly better, the study found.


Class Composition Can Bias English Teachers' Observation Scores, Study Finds

English teachers with higher-achieving students tended to get better scores on part of a popular teacher-evaluation framework.


Detroit Seeks Injunction to Prevent Teacher Sick-Outs

The district seeks to bar teachers from staging sick-outs. which have closed dozens of schools in recent months.


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