Veteran teachers getting a score of "effective" or better don't have to follow current rules for demonstrating subject-matter knowledge.
Fewer teachers got ratings of "effective" or better under the state's controversial new rating system.
James G. Cibulka will be replaced by a former state superintendent until a new president can be found.
The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.
Only 17 percent of teachers tracked in a federal longitudinal study left the profession, far fewer than the often-cited 50 percent.
Fearing its members will be penalized, the union wants to eliminate the tax on high-cost health-care plans
The foundation hints at new plans to issue grants to improve teacher preparation.
After nearly a year of negotiations and the threat of a strike, the Los Angeles school district has reached a tentative agreement with the teachers' union, settling on a deal that would increase teacher salaries by 10 percent.
The latest on the feud between the accreditation body for teacher colleges and the main association representing the schools.
A first look at the 1.6 million-member union's take on the Senate's draft bill to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act.