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.
Title II grants to pay for teacher training are targeted for elimination in President Donald Trump's proposed budget, but states are still moving ahead with plans to spend the money.
The previous efforts have faced setbacks in both the courts and at the ballot box.
Lawmakers say they want to give administrators more of a say in which teachers are dismissed during layoffs.
The United Federation of Teachers contends that it represents teachers at the original KIPP school in the South Bronx.
Most U.S. public school students are taught by certified and experienced teachers, according to a report by the National Center for Education Statistics, but the numbers vary looking across states, school districts, and different school and student characteristics.
Last month, Ohio Governor John Kasich suggested that teachers be required to job shadow at a local business in order to renew their licenses. Now two House Democrats are saying he should have to do some job shadowing of his own—inside Ohio public school classrooms.
The teacher-training organization is urging Congress to protect AmeriCorps funding in the final budget.
One Republican lawmaker prefers bonuses because that way legislators can bypass collective bargaining processes.
President Donald Trump's proposed budget, released today, calls for the elimination of programs that provide districts with funding for teacher training and improving teacher prep programs.