The American Federation of Teachers and the Center on American Progress say annual tests should be retained for reporting purposes, but scaled back for school-accountability purposes.
Today, a court will consider whether the Davids v. New York lawsuit, which seeks to overturn key sections of New York's tenure, layoff, and dismissal laws, will move forward.
New York law has made it possible for parents to view the final score their students' teachers receive, but few are availing themselves of the opportunity.
The Education Department has badly missed a deadline to prepare the congressionally mandated report.
More than a third of TEACH grant recipients to date have defaulted on their commitments.
Right now, that question is at the heart of disagreements over teacher-preparation policies.
In contrast to the conventional wisdom, an estimated 70 percent of teachers stay in the profession after five years, an analysis of federal data shows.
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.