A bill to end "last-in, first-out" layoff policies in Georgia has passed both chambers of the legislature and is on its way to Gov. Nathan Deal for signature.


"Gen Y" teachers want more frequent feedback on their teaching, tend to be more open to shared practice, and say that rewards and sanctions should be differentiated based on performance, a new analysis concludes.


Joseph A. Aguerrebere, the president of The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, will step down June 30 after eight years of service.


In an analysis of 10 districts, the highest-performing teachers appear to be underrepresented in economically disadvantaged middle schools.


Debate over the "highly qualified" teacher standards in ESEA continues even as policy discussions shift to measures of effectiveness.


Unions are fighting back against bills pending in state legislatures around the nation that seek to curb or eliminate such things as collective bargaining, automatic-dues deduction, or strikes, as I report in this week's edition of Education Week. They're using a variety of tools, which include everything from lobbying to lawsuits. One aspect I didn't have much space to write about in the story deserves some special attention: efforts in Wisconsin to recall eight Republicans. Campaign-finance laws forbid dues money from being used for campaigns and elections; they have to come out of PACs, and union sources I spoke to ...


Former D.C. Chancellor and union critic Michelle Rhee says she supports teachers' right to bargain


Few NBCTs have transferred to "challenging" schools in Washington state, a report concludes.


A report analyzes the "diversity gap" between white and minority teacher candidates on licensing tests.


Teachers and parents hold rather different opinions about aspects of teacher quality, such as whether student growth ought to be a key part of measuring teacher effectiveness, a new survey finds.


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