A coalition of groups calls for a rethinking of school accountability, releasing a document long on vision but short on details.
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October 28, 2014
October 23, 2014
The regulations are supposed to put teeth in federal teacher-preparation accountability requirements, but have been pushed back again and again.
October 06, 2014
The Education Department and National Board outline the next steps of their Teach to Lead campaign.
September 25, 2014
Two-thirds of grantees have been funded in the past, but the results of their efforts aren't clear.
September 22, 2014
Loan-forgiveness programs for teachers are underused and contain too much red tape, a report contends.
September 16, 2014
Teachers seem to have been confused about some of the details of a federally financed bonus-pay program.
July 07, 2014
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
Your insider's guide to the Senate's draft bill reworking federal teacher-preparation requirements and grants.
May 27, 2014
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
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.