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March 23, 2015

Duncan: Teacher Preparation Lacks Resources, Focus

The education secretary gave his own efforts to improve teacher preparation a "low grade" so far.

February 03, 2015

Obama Budget Proposal Asks for $1 Billion for Teacher Preparation, Support

Your primer to the teacher-quality programs in the Obama administration's fiscal 2016 budget request.

January 30, 2015

AFT Mounts Strong Opposition to Federal Teacher-Prep Proposal

The AFT really, really doesn't like the feds' proposals on teacher preparation, and it wants everyone to know about it.

January 27, 2015

AFT to Senate: Keep Paraprofessional Qualifications in NCLB Rewrite

The union says that removing the requirements for paraprofessionals in Title I schools could harm quality.

January 14, 2015

AFT, Obama-Linked Think Tank Promote Annual Testing—With a Caveat

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.

January 13, 2015

Analysis Finds Costly Consequences for Many TEACH Grant Recipients

More than a third of TEACH grant recipients to date have defaulted on their commitments.

January 05, 2015

Teacher-Prep Regs Too Costly, Higher Ed. Groups Say

The higher education lobby claims the new rules are too expensive.

November 25, 2014

Ed. Dept. Teacher-Prep Regulations Released; Aim to Tie Aid to Program Performance

A first look at the U.S. Department of Education's proposed rules for rating teacher-preparation programs.

November 10, 2014

Ed. Dept.: States Must Address Teaching Gaps

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

Coalition of Unions, Ed. Groups Call For New Accountability System

A coalition of groups calls for a rethinking of school accountability, releasing a document long on vision but short on details.

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