Teacher participation in a merit pay program led to the equivalent of four extra weeks of student learning, according to a new analysis of 44 studies of incentive-pay initiatives in the United States and abroad.
The states' effort to reduce class sizes might leave thousands of art, music, foreign language, and physical education teachers without a job.
The governor's plan reduces the weight of student test scores in teacher evaluations from 50 percent to 35 percent.
The Nutmeg State is walking back a plan to incorporate students' standardized test scores into teachers' performance evaluations.
Arizona educators have the opportunity to share details about what's working and not working in their schools in an anonymous online questionnaire.
Among other measures, the bill would require the state board in charge of education labor relations to proactively inform teachers about their rights to decertify their union.
Students whose teachers offer encouragement are more likely to continue their education beyond the age of 16 than those who don't get the same support, according to a British study.
The district hopes being able to move up the pay scale faster will keep teachers from leaving for suburban districts.
The proposal is garnering comparisons with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's Act 10, which has led to the demise of over 100 unions in Wisconsin.
President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill overturning a controversial education regulation put in place during the Obama Administration that would have required states to rate teacher-preparation programs annually as a way of holding programs accountable for the performance of their graduates.