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January 19, 2016

What I Learned in Reporting About Teach For America's 25th Anniversary

Some key themes from Education Week's series of stories looking at the venerable teacher-placement organization.

December 16, 2015

Bid to Spike Federal Teacher-Preparation Regs Fails

The fiscal 2016 spending bill doesn't include a policy rider to prevent the regulations from taking effect.

December 08, 2015

ESEA-Rewrite Bill Includes Controversial Teacher-Prep Provisions

A proposal in the Every Student Succeeds Act to allow states to set up independent teacher-preparation academies is raising some concerns.

November 18, 2015

New Gates Teacher-Prep Grants: Some Themes to Watch

Some follow-up thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing the winners of $34 million in grants.

November 11, 2015

Research Group Latest to Caution Use of 'Value Added' for Teachers

The American Educational Research Association lists eight principles that it says must be considered before using VAM to judge teachers or teaching programs.

October 23, 2015

Setting Bold Course, Delaware Serves Up Info on Teacher-Prep Performance

The reports also contain data on some of the measures the U.S. Department of Education wants states to use to grade their preparation programs.

September 30, 2015

NCTQ Unveils 'Consumer's Guide' to Colleges of Education

Never one to avoid controversy, the group has turned its grading of ed. schools into a searchable Web tool for aspiring teachers.

September 09, 2015

One of Teach For America's Top Executives Is Stepping Down

The organization had been run by co-chief executive officers, but now one of them is stepping down.

September 02, 2015

New Online Teacher-Certification Program Plans for Rapid Expansion

The TEACH-NOW Educatore School of Education plans to train 10,000 teachers over the next five years, up from 600.

August 27, 2015

Administration Seeks Extension of 'Highly Qualified' Status for Trainee Teachers

The White House wants the so-called loophole in the federal HQT rules to be extended, warning that failure to do so could squeeze alternative certification programs.

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