14 states now require teachers of young children to show mastery of reading instruction, through stand-alone tests of the subject's fundamentals.
The higher education lobby claims the new rules are too expensive.
Gov. Cuomo has vetoed his own bill to delay the use of common-core tests in teachers' evaluations.
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A new report warns that many teachers in states that don't extend Social Security benefits to public employees could end up with severe gaps in their retirement savings.
Some $18 billion is spent annually on P.D., including on-the-job training, but teachers still find it lacking.
Candice McQueen has won plaudits for her work leading Lipscomb University's teacher-preparation efforts.
Teach For America may fall 25 percent short of demand for its teachers, the organization said in a memo to partner districts.
The school system in Montgomery County, Md., is eyeing ways to improve the diversity of its teaching force.
Bill Haslam, a Republican, says teachers have convinced him that there should be less weight given to test scores in the state's teacher-evaluation system.