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September 16, 2014

Districts Faced Challenges Implementing Federal Performance-Pay Grants

Teachers seem to have been confused about some of the details of a federally financed bonus-pay program.

July 07, 2014

Ed. Dept. Says States Must Update Teacher-Distribution Plans

The Education Department wants states to re-submit "equity plans" to ensure that effective teachers are matched with disadvantaged and minority students.

July 01, 2014

The Senate's Teacher-Prep Draft: What You Need to Know

Your insider's guide to the Senate's draft bill reworking federal teacher-preparation requirements and grants.

May 27, 2014

Federal Teacher-Prep Grants Emphasize STEM, Common Core

The U.S. Department of Education wants new grants to improve STEM teaching and new teachers' fluency with the Common Core State Standards.

April 25, 2014

White House: Draft Teacher-Prep Regs Out In Summer

The plan is being billed as an executive action by President Obama to staff all classrooms with effective teachers. In reality, it's a revival of a long-delayed 2012 effort.

March 26, 2014

Senate Weighs Ideas for Improving Teacher Preparation

Many federal reporting requirements on teacher preparation aren't all that helpful, panelists agree at a Senate hearing.

March 24, 2014

Group Urges Focus on Teacher-Prep Outputs in Federal Policy

A brief outlines new ideas for the federal policies governing teacher preparation.

March 21, 2014

Black Students Less Likely to Be Taught By Certified Teachers, Ed. Dept. Data Show

Students of color are more often taught by unqualified, inexperienced, and lesser-paid teachers, according to U.S. Department of Education data.

March 14, 2014

Sec. Duncan Proposes Teacher-Leadership Initiative

The education secretary outlines an initiative to promote teacher leadership.

February 26, 2014

Teacher-Equity Thrust Gets Chilly Republican Reception

Republicans have some big questions for the U.S. Department of Education's plans to begin a 50-state strategy to address the unequal distribution of top teachers.

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