A National Education Association commission today issued a report today with specific recommendations for upping pre-service requirements, establishing career paths for teachers, and developing new evaluation systems.

A nonprofit body set up by the Minneapolis Federation of Teacher has been granted the authority to charter schools, in what's apparently the first such arrangement of its kind in the nation.

Educators 4 Excellence, a New York City-based group of reform-minded teachers, has expanded its operations to begin a new chapter of activist teachers in Los Angeles.

Certain schools in Los Angeles would gain new freedom to hire teachers in their building, to avoid certain district directives, and to cancel parts of the teachers' contract under a new agreement brokered by the school district and its local teachers' union.

Only five of the 11 states that have applied for ESEA waivers have a firm mechanism in place for implementing teacher-evaluation systems statewide, according to a review of the plans.

Arizona State University is coupling its revamping of student teaching with more content coursework for elementary teachers.

UTLA's president responds to an initiative by members to force a teacher-evaluation vote.

EdWeek unveils its new special report on labor-management collaboration.

Both a value-added method and a series of observations identified the same teachers as particularly high or low-performing under Chicago's teacher-evaluation pilot, a new study concludes.

Los Angeles teachers plan to force a referendum on evaluation reform within their teachers' union.

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