Talk of a Teachers' Strike in Chicago Gets Real

Chicago's teachers' union is making noises about a possible strike next year.

A New ESEA: A Cheat Sheet on What the Deal Means for Teachers

Your cheat sheet to the ESEA rewrite's teacher provisions.

Fact-Check: Is Clinton Right That There's 'No Evidence' Behind Test Scores in Teacher Evaluation?

Research shows that value-added does pick up performance information on teachers, but that doesn't mean it ought to be used for evaluation purposes.

New Gates Teacher-Prep Grants: Some Themes to Watch

Some follow-up thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing the winners of $34 million in grants.

Teachers Unionize California's Largest Online Charter School

A state agency gave the green light to teachers organizing at the California Virtual Academies.

Research Group Latest to Caution Use of 'Value Added' for Teachers

The American Educational Research Association lists eight principles that it says must be considered before using VAM to judge teachers or teaching programs.

Chicago Teachers Union Says Its Members Are Willing to Strike

The Chicago Teachers Union took a "practice" vote last week to test how its members felt about walking off the job.

National Board Names New President, and She's a Board-Certified Teacher

Peggy Brookins, a former math teacher in Florida, will officially take charge of the NBPTS after serving as interim president and CEO.

Can a New Political Campaign to 'Modernize' Teaching Succeed?

40 groups will band together to push principles for "modernizing and elevating" teaching, but many of the groups have contrasting agendas.

Report: Test-Based Teacher Evaluations Have Gained 'Strong Foothold' in States

A new "state of the states" report by NCTQ makes the case that evaluations through test scores are already part of the picture in most states.

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