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August 29, 2013

Feds Eye Teacher 'Equitable Distribution' Through Waivers

Through its ESEA waivers, the U.S. Department of Education is renewing a focus on ensuring at-risk students have access to effective teachers.

August 26, 2013

Gist to Delay Teacher-Evaluation Component in Rhode Island

Rhode Island will seek to delay the test-based portion of its teacher-evaluation system.

August 02, 2013

Teacher-Observation Tools Get Easier For Districts to Purchase

A leading provider of online tools and videos for conducting teacher observations received a boost from a major public-agency procurement cooperative.

July 18, 2013

GOP Ed. Leader Reverses Course on Teacher Evaluation

House education committee Chairman John Kline has reversed course on mandatory teacher evaluations in an NCLB renewal bill to secure support for the measure.

July 18, 2013

Groups Oppose Teacher-Evaluation Amendments in ESEA Rewrite

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.

July 18, 2013

A Rundown of Teacher Provisions in the House ESEA Bill

A summary of the key teacher-related provisions in the House education committee's bill to revise the ESEA.

July 17, 2013

Strange Bedfellows: AFT, Education Trust Attack House ESEA Bill

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.

June 19, 2013

Feds Offer Flexibility on Teacher-Evaluation Implementation

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

Licensing-Test Gaps Exist in Every State, Federal Data Show

States tend to set the cutoff score on their licensing exams far below the average score of test-takers.

April 25, 2013

Ed. Dept. Outlines New Phase for 'RESPECT' Grant

The Education Department fleshes out its RESPECT program, and with funds in short supply, hopes districts will pick up the ball on their own.

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