Education advocacy groups are staking out positions on potential changes to how teachers are evaluated, during Congress' ongoing debate over reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
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July 18, 2013
July 17, 2013
The American Federation of Teachers and the Education Trust don't see eye-to-eye on many things, but in a new ad campaign, they agree that an ESEA-renewal proposal would weaken education standards for poor children.
July 16, 2013
A summary of the key teacher-related provisions in the House education committee's bill to revise the ESEA.
June 18, 2013
Instituting teacher-evaluation systems was one of the conditions of the waivers the department offered states in exchange for getting out of some requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.
May 07, 2013
States tend to set the cutoff score on their licensing exams far below the average score of test-takers.
April 22, 2013
The Education Department fleshes out its RESPECT program, and with funds in short supply, hopes districts will pick up the ball on their own.
February 25, 2013
A performance-bonus program in Charlotte, N.C., focusing on improving instructional practices appears to pay dividends.
January 22, 2013
Education insiders don't think the U.S. Department of Education will get anywhere trying to reform teacher preparation this year.
November 28, 2012
What funding streams could the U.S. Department of Education tap to advance a competitive program to reform teacher preparation?
September 27, 2012
The New Haven and Los Angeles United school systems are among the winners of new federal grants to support differentiated pay for teachers.