The International Literacy Association finds that state standards and course requirements on literacy instruction vary considerably.
DFT President Steve Conn was booted from his position Aug. 12 after the union found him guilty of failing to follow procedures for meetings, among other infractions.
A first-of-its kind study examined which teachers were laid off in the district and the effects on student achievement.
Black and Hispanic teacher-candidates have lower passing rates on the exam, but it measures important job-related skills, the judge ruled.
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.