A study says New York's threshold for dismissing teachers is too high, allowing teachers to be returned to the classroom even after egregious problems with performance or professionalism.
New Mexico is the latest state to face legal action over its teacher-evaluation plan.
Louisiana educators also think they could have had more preparation on teaching students to read and on developing lesson plans.
Two-thirds of grantees have been funded in the past, but the results of their efforts aren't clear.
Providence teachers have rejected a tentative contract.
Loan-forgiveness programs for teachers are underused and contain too much red tape, a report contends.
Teachers seem to have been confused about some of the details of a federally financed bonus-pay program.
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.