While many teachers' unions have voiced support for master-teacher programs, some see New York's program as a thinly veiled merit-pay system.
Many states are mulling teacher evaluation 2.0, and a Georgia bill reducing the weight of tests is now close to the finish line.
Kansas Republicans are looking to follow Wisconsin's lead by requiring teachers unions to pass annual recertification votes.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the three bills aimed at raising teacher salaries and making it easier to recruit teachers into law on March 11.
New York looks to join other states in allowing DREAMers, undocumented immigrants brought here by their parents as children, to attain teaching licenses.
District could see benefits from hiring teachers who ace audition lessons and have strong academic backgrounds, a study concludes.
Lawmakers across the South, home to some of the nation's most test score-centric teacher-evaluation systems, are rethinking the weight placed on value-added measures.
Not even the state's own laws and regulations line up, the audit found.
But teacher-evaluation systems should prioritize professional development, not merely accountability and test scores, they said.
Teacher evaluation has been overhauled in dozens of states, but those changes haven't affected the cultural norms that can lead to inflated ratings.