Americans want higher standards and more time for aspiring teachers to learn the ropes.
In addition, about 8 percent of teachers reported leaving the profession in 2012-13.
Two suits taking aim at the Empire State's rules for granting teachers tenure and dismissing them will be combined.
Supporters of a constitutional amendment limiting teacher contracts to three years in Missouri are calling off their campaign.
California teachers' unions filed an appeal against the Vergara decision that struck down state teacher tenure and dismissal laws.
A school board in Durham, N.C., will end its relationship with Teach For America. Board members were concerned about the program's short commitment requirement and recruit preparation.
The California governor is the latest to appeal the Vergara decision that struck down state teacher tenure and dismissal laws.
A study indicates that teachers, especially of math and science, benefit from higher doses of pedagogical training.
The ruling in a landmark case that struck down California's laws on teacher tenure and dismissal was affirmed on Aug. 28 by a state superior court judge. The ruling will be appealed.
The statewide teachers' union is backing the second lawsuit in two months challenging the state's tax-credit scholarship program.