The New York City Education Department must include teachers' names in the performance-data reports it provides to news outlets to fulfill open-records requests, a New York state court ruled today.

A paper examines which teachers in Washington State were most likely to receive a pink slip under current layoff criteria.

Democrats for Education Reform proposes a new competition for supporting teacher training, funded through existing federal programs.

A rundown of the 10 most-read items at Teacher Beat in 2010.

John Wilson, who will retire from the NEA in August, plans to start a blog and advise politicians and political candidates, among other activities.

By Guest Blogger Erik Robelen Update (4:50pm): The NEA has confirmed that John Wilson will retire from the national union in August. I'll be writing a follow-up post later drawing on an interview I just had with him. Below is my original post: John Wilson, who has served as the National Education Association's executive director for a decade, is planning to retire in August, according to a blog post by Mike Antonucci of the Education Intelligence Agency. NEA President Dennis Van Roekel has named John Stocks, currently the union's deputy executive director, to fill the post, Antonucci says. I've ...

Well, readers, Teacher Beat is taking a short break for the holidays. Though I won't be posting much until after the New Year, feel free to send comments, tips, and story ideas my way (click below my picture to the right to send me an e-mail). All my best wishes to you this holiday season, Stephen...

Even post-Race to the Top, state and local proposals to revise tenure are still cropping up, suggesting the issue will be on the table in 2011.

Peer-review programs, the federal ed. budget fight, UTLA's bargaining priorities and teacher-education reform have all been in the news of late.

A Senate committee envisions changes to the Teacher Incentive Fund and the "highly qualified" teacher requirements in the No Child Left Behind law.

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