News tidbits that were cut from our education-advocacy series are explored in this item.

The NEA has reached a tentative agreement with its in-house staff union.

An advocacy group releases a primer on 10 different teacher evaluation systems.

An architect of the common core helped get Michelle Rhee's advocacy group started and will step down from its board in June.

The Gates Foundation has granted $550,000 to the charitable arm of the National Education Association.

Education Week recently examined the rise of education advocacy groups in state and local politics. But other, lesser-known organizations are making their mark, too.

The national teacher-college accreditation body has approved its first nontraditional, non-university-based program.

Teacher Beat fact-checks the teacher portions of Mitt Romney's stump speech.

The AFT has convened a task force to make recommendations to improve teacher preparation.

The U.S. Department of Education has made available state-generated report cards on teacher preparation.

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