Chicago's teachers ratified a new contract.

The New Haven and Los Angeles United school systems are among the winners of new federal grants to support differentiated pay for teachers.

Nearly all Michigan teachers from a sample of districts scored a rating of "effective" or higher on evaluations in 2011-12.

Democratic Representative Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.) have introduced companion bills that would reauthorize and make major changes to federal laws governing teacher preparation, including the reporting requirements, accountability provisions, and TEACH grant scholarship program.

Delegates to the Chicago Teachers Union voted Tuesday night to suspend the 7-day-old strike, tentatively approving a settlement brokered last weekend with the district.

CTU President Karen Lewis is facing internal division over a proposed agreement with the Chicago school district.

At long last, the education advocacy group begun by former D.C. Chancellor Michelle Rhee has named a new, permanent board of directors. In addition to Rhee herself, the board members include: • comedian and school choice advocate Bill Cosby; • decorated television journalist Connie Chung; • Jennifer Johnson, an executive vice president and CEO for Franklin Resources, an investment-management organization; • former New York City schools chancellor Joel Klein, now the CEO of News Corporation's Education Division; • Roland Martin, a syndicated journalist, columnist, and CNN analyst; • Jalen Rose, an ESPN/ABC analyst, philanthropist, and former pro basketball player who helped ...

The union will continue its picketing as members digest details of a proposed contract with the district.

Chicago's strike seems to be wrapping up as the district and the union outline an "agreement in principle."

There's no guarantee that teachers involved in such incidents will lose their licenses, because teachers can move from district to district without disclosing the cases, so the state is moving to stop that from happening in the future.

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