A roundup of the most popular 2014 posts on Teacher Beat.
A new report warns that many teachers in states that don't extend Social Security benefits to public employees could end up with severe gaps in their retirement savings.
Some $18 billion is spent annually on P.D., including on-the-job training, but teachers still find it lacking.
Candice McQueen has won plaudits for her work leading Lipscomb University's teacher-preparation efforts.
Teach For America may fall 25 percent short of demand for its teachers, the organization said in a memo to partner districts.
The school system in Montgomery County, Md., is eyeing ways to improve the diversity of its teaching force.
Bill Haslam, a Republican, says teachers have convinced him that there should be less weight given to test scores in the state's teacher-evaluation system.
New York is drawing more of its teachers from the top-third of scorers on the SAT exam, and fewer from the bottom third of the pool.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals says the estimates shouldn't factor into personnel decisions on teachers.
A new initiative by the state teachers' union, board-certified teachers, and a Stanford group seeks to improve school-based professional development on the new standards.