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October 06, 2014

Ed. Dept., National Board Plan Teacher-Leader Summits

The Education Department and National Board outline the next steps of their Teach to Lead campaign.

September 25, 2014

Winners of Federal Teacher-Prep Grants Include Many Familiar Names

Two-thirds of grantees have been funded in the past, but the results of their efforts aren't clear.

September 22, 2014

Report: Financial Aid Programs for Teachers Falling Short

Loan-forgiveness programs for teachers are underused and contain too much red tape, a report contends.

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.

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