Former District of Columbia schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has announced the launch of a new public education reform coalition called Students First.
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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.