The American Federation of Teachers and the Center on American Progress say annual tests should be retained for reporting purposes, but scaled back for school-accountability purposes.
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January 14, 2015
January 13, 2015
More than a third of TEACH grant recipients to date have defaulted on their commitments.
January 05, 2015
The higher education lobby claims the new rules are too expensive.
November 25, 2014
A first look at the U.S. Department of Education's proposed rules for rating teacher-preparation programs.
November 10, 2014
The Education Department's latest push to ensure disadvantaged students get their fair share of high quality teaching ducks the controversial topic of "teacher effectiveness."
October 28, 2014
A coalition of groups calls for a rethinking of school accountability, releasing a document long on vision but short on details.
October 23, 2014
The regulations are supposed to put teeth in federal teacher-preparation accountability requirements, but have been pushed back again and again.
October 06, 2014
The Education Department and National Board outline the next steps of their Teach to Lead campaign.
September 25, 2014
Two-thirds of grantees have been funded in the past, but the results of their efforts aren't clear.
September 22, 2014
Loan-forgiveness programs for teachers are underused and contain too much red tape, a report contends.