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June 22, 2017

Republican and Democratic Senators Push Bill to Support Teacher Leaders

A bipartisan group of senators today introduced a bill aimed at giving teachers more opportunities to take on leadership roles without having to leave the classroom.

June 13, 2017

To Fight Trump's Cuts to Professional Learning, Groups Plan 'Day of Action'

With Title II money on the chopping block under President Trump's desired budget, national education groups are coming together to make a case for why teachers and administrators need those professional development funds.

June 08, 2017

State ESSA Plans Differ on What Makes an 'Ineffective' or 'Inexperienced' Teacher

New Mexico and Tennessee have strong plans to identify weak teachers and make sure they're not disproportionately serving poor and minority students, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality.

May 23, 2017

Trump's Budget Eliminates Funding for Teacher Training, Class-Size Reductions

The proposed budget from the Trump administration eliminates the Title II grant program, which pays for professional development and class-size reduction efforts.

March 28, 2017

Trump Signs Bill Scrapping Teacher-Prep Rules

President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill overturning a controversial education regulation put in place during the Obama Administration that would have required states to rate teacher-preparation programs annually as a way of holding programs accountable for the performance of their graduates.

March 24, 2017

States Forge Ahead With ESSA Spending Plans

Title II grants to pay for teacher training are targeted for elimination in President Donald Trump's proposed budget, but states are still moving ahead with plans to spend the money.

September 27, 2016

ESSA: How Should States and Districts Use Their Teacher-Quality Money?

The U.S. Department of Education Tuesday released a blueprint to help states and districts make the most of out of more than $2 billion in federal money for teacher support, preparation, training, and more.

September 01, 2016

New Jersey Triples Weight of Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations

While most states have spent 2016 reducing the weight placed on student test scores in teacher evaluations, New Jersey has decided to triple it.

August 02, 2016

Teacher Groups to Ed. Dept.: We Need Guidance on Professional Development

A variety of teacher-policy groups want stronger PD guidance in the upcoming regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

July 18, 2016

In AFT Talk, Hillary Clinton Doubles Down on Support for Teachers

At the American Federation of Teachers convention, the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee spoke about the recent spate of violence in America, while reiterating her positions on K-12 education.

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