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November 24, 2015

A New ESEA: A Cheat Sheet on What the Deal Means for Teachers

Your cheat sheet to the ESEA rewrite's teacher provisions.

November 09, 2015

Can a New Political Campaign to 'Modernize' Teaching Succeed?

40 groups will band together to push principles for "modernizing and elevating" teaching, but many of the groups have contrasting agendas.

November 04, 2015

Report: Test-Based Teacher Evaluations Have Gained 'Strong Foothold' in States

A new "state of the states" report by NCTQ makes the case that evaluations through test scores are already part of the picture in most states.

October 26, 2015

Final Teacher-Prep Regulation May Reduce Testing Demands

But there's still a lot of uncertainty about just what the final rule will look like.

October 05, 2015

TFA, NWP, Board Certification, and KIPP Among Winners of Federal Teacher Grant

A host of familiar names are among the winners of a more than $50 million competitive-grant program focusing on teacher professional development.

October 03, 2015

NEA Backs Hillary Clinton in Democratic Primary

The endorsement comes despite serious misgivings from some affiliates, who were hoping a slower endorsement process would give the union more time to extract more policy promises from Clinton.

September 24, 2015

So, Are Those Federal Performance-Pay Grants Having an Effect?

After two years, students participating in a random-assignment evaluation showed slightly better reading scores than their counterparts in control schools.

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.

June 23, 2015

Draft Spending Bills Would Prohibit Proposed Teacher-Prep Regulations

The subcommittee proposals would scotch the rules until Congress can address them in the Higher Education Act. But they're a long way off from being approved.

June 03, 2015

Ed. Dept.: Poorest Districts Have More Trainee Teachers

High-poverty districts tend to have more teachers-in-training than other districts, but overall there aren't that many such teachers, a federal report says.

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