Never one to avoid controversy, the group has turned its grading of ed. schools into a searchable Web tool for aspiring teachers.
Negotiations broke down when the district wanted to wait until January to implement salary increases.
The NEA is reportedly gearing up to endorse Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries.
After two years, students participating in a random-assignment evaluation showed slightly better reading scores than their counterparts in control schools.
Deans For Impact's first major initiative will be to improve the teaching of the science of learning in teacher preparation.
The state's plan has been unenthusiastically greeted by one local union, though, that says it's a distraction from larger issues of education funding.
Scores of education advocacy groups, scholars, law experts, and politicians have filed friend-of-the-court briefs on both sides of the Vergara appeal.
Teachers who spend their own money on their classrooms would be eligible for a permanent tax deduction of up to $250 worth of folders, stickers, whiteboards, and anything else they need, under a bill passed Thursday by the House Ways and Means committee.
In the latest change, some New York teachers could appeal their "growth score" under new regulations approved by the state Board of Regents.
A study of nine districts finds that all of them have lost black teachers, some of them disproportionately.