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.
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June 03, 2015
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.
May 12, 2015
Veteran teachers getting a score of "effective" or better don't have to follow current rules for demonstrating subject-matter knowledge.
April 15, 2015
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
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
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
A report suggests that the $2.5 billion program should focus more on continuous improvement than on scattershot activities.
March 27, 2015
The federal watchdog agency concludes the Education Department isn't doing enough to answer that question.
March 23, 2015
The education secretary gave his own efforts to improve teacher preparation a "low grade" so far.