A study of three districts by a training and advocacy group failed to find a pattern linking teachers who improved and the type of professional development they received.
The bill would eliminate the current patchwork of loan assistance programs for teachers, including TEACH grants, and replace them with one streamlined federal program.
The report outlines best practices from teacher-preparation programs that offer at least a year of practice teaching.
Recessions appear to lead to an influx of more skilled teaching applicants, it says.
A number of states didn't fulfill federal accountability requirements for teaching programs, and the Education Department didn't force them to, the GAO found.
NEA culture and governance make it harder for the 3 million-member union to make an early primary endorsement for a presidential candidate.
From the team that brought you the Vergara v. California lawsuit comes a new legal challenge aimed at forcing districts to use test scores to evaluate their teachers.
Any way you slice it, disadvantaged students get shortchanged on teacher quality, the study finds.
Longstanding ties between the union and Clinton helped win her the endorsement.
Wisconsin lawmakers won't pursue provisions to eliminate pedagogical and other requirements from state licensing rules.