Study: Novices Often Teach the Youngest, Neediest Students in Their Schools

A new study finds that novice math teachers in a large urban district are more likely to teach the youngest and neediest students in their schools.


Better Teaching, Higher Salaries, and Lower Costs? Analysis Says It's Possible

Giving the best teachers a few more students could theoretically boost teaching without breaking the bank. But there could be many challenges to doing so in reality.


In Anti-Testing Push, Unions Turn to Polls, Ads

The New Jersey and Connecticut state affiliates of the National Education Association are mounting aggressive campaigns.


With Contract Negotiations at Impasse, Los Angeles Teachers Edge Closer to Strike

The district and union are more than $800 million apart in their salary proposals.


Third Lawsuit Takes Aim at Teacher Evaluations in N.M.

The data produced by the system is faulty, leading to arbitrary outcomes for teachers, alleges the lawsuit filed by the Albuquerque Federation of Teachers and others.


Report Highlights Features of Districts' Differentiated-Pay Systems

The 10 districts now tie teacher raises to performance measures; most offer better overall pay, too.


NEA Lawsuit in Tennessee Challenges Evaluations of 'Non-Tested' Teachers

The suit, filed by the National Education Association's Tennessee affiliate, contends the state's teacher-evaluation system violates educators' due process and equal protection rights.


Two TNTP Leaders to Step Down, Spurring Organizational Transition

The influential alternative teacher certification group's leadership will transition this summer, with two trusted employees advancing to the top spots.


Obama Budget Proposal Asks for $1 Billion for Teacher Preparation, Support

Your primer to the teacher-quality programs in the Obama administration's fiscal 2016 budget request.


Report Analyzes Teach For America's Growing Pains

The polarizing organization is facing more pushback and bad press than previously, it finds.


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