New Mexico's tiered teacher-licensing system, which grants large boosts in pay as teachers advance, doesn't appear to have much of a relationship to teachers' ability to improve their students' test scores.
Newark teachers approved a contract that overhauls pay and evaluation systems.
An analysis looks at characteristics of Los Angeles teachers.
Unions were among the big winners in several teacher-policy-related ballot referendums on tickets last night.
A referendum to enshrine collective bargaining rights in the Michigan state constitution failed to pass on Election Day.
The Memphis Teacher Residency produces teachers that outperform the average veteran teacher in the state with students in grades 4-8, and in math and science specifically, according to an analysis of teacher-preparation programs released last week by Tennessee's higher education commission.
Education schools within the Minnesota State Colleges and University system must comply with an open-records request and allow an outside research and advocacy organization to copy them, a judge ruled.
Union strength varies due to a complex mix of factors, a new report asserts.
"Value added" gauges of teacher performance at the middle and high school level seem prone to certain kinds of bias.
A survey from teacher-policy group Teach Plus points to differences in how "new majority" teachers—teachers with fewer than 10 years of experience who now make up more than half the teaching force—view aspects of their profession, compared with their veteran peers holding 11 or more years of experience. The new-majority teachers were generally more receptive than veterans to the accountability movement (student data, evaluations)and its implications for teacher policy, but they also hold some traditional opinions on working conditions. For instance, they agree with their veteran peers that improved professional development would help them do a better...