Michelle Shearer, a chemistry teacher at Urbana High School in Ijamsville, Md., has been selected as the 61st National Teacher of the Year, according to the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wants to improve teacher preparation and raise certification test standards.
A consortium has finalized a revision of an influential set of teaching standards.
Two recent studies on Cincinnati's teacher-evaluation system provide some initial insights about classroom practices that seem to be linked to better student performance, and evidence that teachers improve as a result of the formal review process.
On the heels of a bill that restructures Ohio teachers' pay, Gov. Kasich wants to test teachers in underperforming schools.
Public higher education institutions in several states will not participate voluntarily in a review of education schools now being conducted by the National Council for Teacher Quality and U.S. News and World Report, according to recent correspondence between state consortia and NCTQ.
Tennessee and Colorado panels have fleshed out their state's evaluation frameworks.
The FY 2011 budget bill would reserve 1 percent of Title II funds for a competitive grant program.
A peer-review plan, as well as $11 million in RTTT funds, have been preserved in Toledo, Ohio.
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.