The Education Department's latest push to ensure disadvantaged students get their fair share of high quality teaching ducks the controversial topic of "teacher effectiveness."
But it's not yet clear whether the measure will hurt unions' negotiating power, or help it.
Harvard will launch its own program to help undergraduate students to become secondary English, math, science, and history teachers.
Louisiana and the New Orleans parish won't owe back pay to the 7,500 teachers who lost their jobs after the hurricane.
A turnaround strategy using cohorts of teacher-leaders won't be used in Indianapolis.
Teachers in the 17,000-student district walked off the job Oct. 2; now, labor and management have reached a tentative contract.
Teachers are about evenly split on whether they approve or disapprove of the common core; elementary teachers and those with the most experience implementing them view them the most favorably.
A coalition of groups calls for a rethinking of school accountability, releasing a document long on vision but short on details.
A new paper tries to inject specifics into the concept of teacher leadership, arguing that such positions need to invest teachers with significant authority within schools.
A charter school that pays teachers more and offers weekly professional development posted big gains after four years, despite a rocky start, according to new research.