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May 12, 2015

Feds: N.M. Can Use Evaluations to Meet 'Highly Qualified' Teacher Mandate

Veteran teachers getting a score of "effective" or better don't have to follow current rules for demonstrating subject-matter knowledge.

April 15, 2015

AFT: Senate ESEA Bill Is a 'Strong Foundation'

A first look at the 1.6 million-member union's take on the Senate's draft bill to rewrite the No Child Left Behind Act.

April 13, 2015

NEA: NCLB Draft Needs Heftier Focus on Equity

The 3 million-member union wants a revised law to push harder on exposing and rectifying inequities in funding and teacher quality.

April 08, 2015

'Highly Qualified' Teacher Provisions Excised From ESEA Draft; 'Equitable Distribution' Stays

States wouldn't have to meet the HQT requirements, but they'd still have to ensure that low-income and minority students have equal access to the best teachers.

April 03, 2015

Federal Teacher-Quality Funds Spread Too Thinly, Brief Argues

A report suggests that the $2.5 billion program should focus more on continuous improvement than on scattershot activities.

March 27, 2015

GAO: A Third of TEACH Grants Convert to Loans. But Why?

The federal watchdog agency concludes the Education Department isn't doing enough to answer that question.

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.

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