New York City teachers may soon be judged more on the work their students do in class than on their students' scores on standardized tests, a proposed teacher-evaluation plan unveiled on Wednesday by the city's education department reveals.
The long-running teachers' strike in the Dallas School District has ended for now, but the teachers' union and the district have not yet reached a collective bargaining agreement.
The state had been barring teachers from discussing publicly released test questions.
Effective teachers in wealthy suburban districts will get bonuses that are as much as 20 times larger than their effective peers in poor districts.
Washington governor Jay Inslee announced $4 billion in proposed new taxes. Most of the money raised would be used to pay teachers and for additional school spending.
Fresno and Des Moines teachers join educators in New York City and Indianapolis to charge that new student-disciplinary codes are resulting in unmanageable classrooms.
The U.S. Department of Education has issued a challenge to education schools across the country to step up technology integration across their programs.
Negotiations over the teachers' union's collective bargaining agreement have stalled over a health-care dispute.
In a recent article for the Brookings Institute, an economist argues that classroom observations amount to wasting billions of dollars.
Teachers working in the affluent North Shore school district in Chicago are facing layoffs based on their job performance, not on seniority.