Top stories for you to peruse this Friday.


Nathan Saunders eked out a win over incumbent George Parker in a very tight and contentious race for the presidency of the Washington Teachers' Union.


They say such a ban would kill valuable programs with national impact.


Baltimore teachers approved a contract that emphasizes teacher performance as a factor in earning raises.


Several scholars release a report supporting the use of value-added test-score growth in teacher evaluations, asserting that such measures are on par with those in other fields.


Teacher preparation needs to be organized in such a way that student-teaching and other "clinical" experiences in schools are prioritized, with coursework and other requirements embedded in and supplementing the on-the-job work, a new report says.


UFT chief Michael Mulgrew follows up a bland, uninformative press release about Cathie Black, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's choice for New York City school superintendent, with a two-guns-blazing speech.


The District of Columbia's best teachers aren't equitably distributed across the city's wealthier and poorer neighborhoods.


Education Week releases its special report on teacher professional development.


A study finds an achievement edge in schools using the Teacher Advancement Program school-reform model, when compared to synthetically generated counterparts with similar characteristics.


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