Aspects of Teach For America's selection process appear to be linked to student achievement gains.


By guest blogger Liana Heitin Four out of 10 new public school teachers hired since 2005 came through alternative teacher-preparation programs, according to a survey just released by the National Center for Education Information. That's up from 22 percent of new teachers hired between 2000 and 2004. In addition, the survey found that alternative-route teachers are more in favor of using reforms such as performance pay, elimination of tenure, tying student achievement to teacher evaluations, and market-driven pay to strengthen the teaching profession than are their traditionally prepared counterparts. However, nearly all teachers, regardless of certification route, support removing incompetent ...


The Walton Foundation will donate nearly $50 million to Teach For America.


Several higher education groups lined up against a federal teacher-training proposal.


TFA offers its thoughts on NEA's recent criticism to its alumni.


A state judge sided with New York City, and against the teachers' union, in a lawsuit about school closures and charter "co-locations."


Learning Forward releases an updated set of professional-development standards.


The District of Columbia plans to give raises and bonuses to more than 600 teachers and dismiss some 200 others based primarily on data generated by its teacher-evaluation system, officials announced today.


A state auditor finds improvements in the management of California's teacher-credentialing body.


New York's board of regents has quietly approved changes to teacher education rules that promise to significantly reshape training in that state.


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