Education insiders don't think the U.S. Department of Education will get anywhere trying to reform teacher preparation this year.
States' production of elementary teachers appears to outpace the number of openings each year.
A state-imposed deadline for having a teacher-evaluation plan in place has come and gone, potentially imperiling some $250 million in state education aid for New York City.
Early data from a teacher-designed turnaround program in Boston show higher student achievement in participating schools.
More that 30 professors at Teachers College, Columbia University have signed a letter saying they have concerns about a new performance-based licensing test.
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The Chicago Public Schools' turnaround efforts disproportionately affected African-American teachers, the Chicago Teachers Union alleges in a class action filed this week.
A Los Angeles-based firm has been ordered to pay some $4.5 million to hundreds of Filipino teachers it recruited to work in Louisiana schools.
With $11 million from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the two unions, working with the lead writers of the standards, will involve their teachers in building an online portal of instructional tools.
States have made dozens of changes to their teacher-pension systems in the past four years, but those changes largely fail to deal with longer-term structural problems—and actually come at teachers' expense, contends a report issued today.