Details remain sketchy about how a Michigan "recovery" school district will affect the city's teachers and teachers' union.


Lawmakers passed a series of technical changes to Illinois' teacher-evaluation bill to secure union support.


The teachers' unions don't like U.S. Secretary of Education's plan to offer relief from NCLB in exchange for reform.


A study by a Missouri researcher finds that students in schools of education receive significantly higher grades that students in other areas of study. The difference was half to nearly a full letter grade higher.


A report on district spending patters shows most teachers aren't compensated for taking on additional roles and responsibilities


A teacher-effectiveness industry of sorts appears to be rapidly developing, thanks to the Race to the Top and other policy efforts. The latest sign of this interesting phenomenon comes from an Atlanta Journal-Constitution story reporting that Georgia will spend $750,000 on a contract to hire an expert to develop a teacher-evaluation plan, provide training to a team that will show teachers and principals how to use it, and do follow-up surveys for the results. State officials said they didn't have the internal capacity to do the work. The contract is apparently coming out of standard federal education dollars and ...


A dangerous game of chicken is emerging all over New York in regards to teacher evaluations.


Eight of the "Chiefs for Change" endorse a controversial review of education schools.


Five states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards are beginning work on an initiative to create an open-source "platform" that would help teachers access, download, and create resources tied to the common standards, officials from the Council of Chief State School Officers told us today. CCSSO and the states of New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Colorado will take the lead in helping design and pilot the platform, with financing promised by the Seattle-based Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Four other states—Delaware, Kentucky, Georgia, and Louisiana—are planning to take ...


A bipartisan team has reintroduced a bill to expand eligibility for the Troops to Teachers credentialing program.


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