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.
The teachers' strike could be nearing its end, thanks to an apparent agreement by district and union.
State panels are looking at ways to boost leadership roles for teachers via changes to the salary schedule.
The organization had been run by co-chief executive officers, but now one of them is stepping down.
Seattle teachers picketed on the first day of the school year after negotiations with the district over wages and other issues broke down.
The TEACH-NOW Educatore School of Education plans to train 10,000 teachers over the next five years, up from 600.