Lawmakers expect the bill will help school administrators in hard-to-staff rural districts.
They say their union needs to focus more on social justice issues.
To give districts more flexibility in the face of teacher shortages, New York's education department is proposing to modify its regulations on teacher certifications.
If President-elect Donald Trump makes good on his campaign promise to expand school voucher programs, New York City's poor students will suffer, according to an analysis by the United Federation of Teachers.
Like 2016, 2017 is already shaping up to be a big year for reviews of teacher evaluation systems.
A report encourages education schools to take a lesson from Olympic athletes and elite chess players by using a process called "deliberate practice" to improve teacher-candidates' effectiveness.
A new report reveals how school districts' approaches to hiring teachers lag way behind the modern practices of other professions.
New York City teachers may soon be judged more on the work their students do in class than on their students' scores on standardized tests, a proposed teacher-evaluation plan unveiled on Wednesday by the city's education department reveals.
The long-running teachers' strike in the Dallas School District has ended for now, but the teachers' union and the district have not yet reached a collective bargaining agreement.
The state had been barring teachers from discussing publicly released test questions.