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.
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March 28, 2017
March 24, 2017
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
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
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
A variety of teacher-policy groups want stronger PD guidance in the upcoming regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
July 18, 2016
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.
July 14, 2016
The House is eyeing a $400 million cut to the teacher-quality program in ESSA.
April 13, 2016
ESSA revised the $2 billion Title II teacher-quality program. Here's what you need to know about the changes.
March 31, 2016
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-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.