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April 13, 2016

ESSA's Teacher-Quality Grant: Everything You Need to Know

ESSA revised the $2 billion Title II teacher-quality program. Here's what you need to know about the changes.

March 31, 2016

Teacher-Preparation Regs: Feds Seek Comment on How to Judge Online Programs

The U.S. Department of Education is inviting additional comment on its long-delayed teacher-preparation proposal—this time, on how to apply the regulations to online teacher preparation programs.

March 31, 2016

Teacher-Pay Equity: An Unforeseen ESSA Wrinkle

Teacher-salary comparability isn't one of the allowable topics in ESSA rulemaking, but that's not stopping the topic from cropping up in the negotiations.

March 11, 2016

Southern Lawmakers Reconsidering Role of Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations

Lawmakers across the South, home to some of the nation's most test score-centric teacher-evaluation systems, are rethinking the weight placed on value-added measures.

March 01, 2016

State Chiefs Pledge to Maintain Teacher Evaluation Post NCLB

But teacher-evaluation systems should prioritize professional development, not merely accountability and test scores, they said.

February 12, 2016

Could $1 Billion Make Teaching the Best Job in the World?

Teacher professional development and pay are tenets of a proposed $1 billion federal program, but Congress hasn't funded earlier iterations.

December 10, 2015

Some States' Share of Federal Teacher Funds Will Shrink Under ESSA

The change to the Title II program will benefit Southern states, while Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania, among others, will see their allocations shrink.

December 08, 2015

ESEA-Rewrite Bill Includes Controversial Teacher-Prep Provisions

A proposal in the Every Student Succeeds Act to allow states to set up independent teacher-preparation academies is raising some concerns.

November 24, 2015

A New ESEA: A Cheat Sheet on What the Deal Means for Teachers

Your cheat sheet to the ESEA rewrite's teacher provisions.

November 04, 2015

Report: Test-Based Teacher Evaluations Have Gained 'Strong Foothold' in States

A new "state of the states" report by NCTQ makes the case that evaluations through test scores are already part of the picture in most states.

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