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January 13, 2015

Analysis Finds Costly Consequences for Many TEACH Grant Recipients

More than a third of TEACH grant recipients to date have defaulted on their commitments.

January 05, 2015

Teacher-Prep Regs Too Costly, Higher Ed. Groups Say

The higher education lobby claims the new rules are too expensive.

November 25, 2014

Ed. Dept. Teacher-Prep Regulations Released; Aim to Tie Aid to Program Performance

A first look at the U.S. Department of Education's proposed rules for rating teacher-preparation programs.

November 10, 2014

Ed. Dept.: States Must Address Teaching Gaps

The Education Department's latest push to ensure disadvantaged students get their fair share of high quality teaching ducks the controversial topic of "teacher effectiveness."

October 28, 2014

Coalition of Unions, Ed. Groups Call For New Accountability System

A coalition of groups calls for a rethinking of school accountability, releasing a document long on vision but short on details.

October 23, 2014

Already-Delayed Teacher-Prep Regs Pushed Back

The regulations are supposed to put teeth in federal teacher-preparation accountability requirements, but have been pushed back again and again.

October 06, 2014

Ed. Dept., National Board Plan Teacher-Leader Summits

The Education Department and National Board outline the next steps of their Teach to Lead campaign.

September 25, 2014

Winners of Federal Teacher-Prep Grants Include Many Familiar Names

Two-thirds of grantees have been funded in the past, but the results of their efforts aren't clear.

September 22, 2014

Report: Financial Aid Programs for Teachers Falling Short

Loan-forgiveness programs for teachers are underused and contain too much red tape, a report contends.

September 16, 2014

Districts Faced Challenges Implementing Federal Performance-Pay Grants

Teachers seem to have been confused about some of the details of a federally financed bonus-pay program.

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