Effective teachers in wealthy suburban districts will get bonuses that are as much as 20 times larger than their effective peers in poor districts.
Washington governor Jay Inslee announced $4 billion in proposed new taxes. Most of the money raised would be used to pay teachers and for additional school spending.
Fresno and Des Moines teachers join educators in New York City and Indianapolis to charge that new student-disciplinary codes are resulting in unmanageable classrooms.
The U.S. Department of Education has issued a challenge to education schools across the country to step up technology integration across their programs.
Negotiations over the teachers' union's collective bargaining agreement have stalled over a health-care dispute.
In a recent article for the Brookings Institute, an economist argues that classroom observations amount to wasting billions of dollars.
Teachers working in the affluent North Shore school district in Chicago are facing layoffs based on their job performance, not on seniority.
A study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute highlights the difficulties of dismissing ineffective teachers in many districts.
A new study of 875 elementary ed schools shows the programs still have work to do, but they are making needed improvements to the way they train teachers.
The bill faced opposition from the state's governor.