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April 03, 2015

Federal Teacher-Quality Funds Spread Too Thinly, Brief Argues

A report suggests that the $2.5 billion program should focus more on continuous improvement than on scattershot activities.

March 27, 2015

GAO: A Third of TEACH Grants Convert to Loans. But Why?

The federal watchdog agency concludes the Education Department isn't doing enough to answer that question.

March 23, 2015

Duncan: Teacher Preparation Lacks Resources, Focus

The education secretary gave his own efforts to improve teacher preparation a "low grade" so far.

February 03, 2015

Obama Budget Proposal Asks for $1 Billion for Teacher Preparation, Support

Your primer to the teacher-quality programs in the Obama administration's fiscal 2016 budget request.

January 30, 2015

AFT Mounts Strong Opposition to Federal Teacher-Prep Proposal

The AFT really, really doesn't like the feds' proposals on teacher preparation, and it wants everyone to know about it.

January 27, 2015

AFT to Senate: Keep Paraprofessional Qualifications in NCLB Rewrite

The union says that removing the requirements for paraprofessionals in Title I schools could harm quality.

January 14, 2015

AFT, Obama-Linked Think Tank Promote Annual Testing—With a Caveat

The American Federation of Teachers and the Center on American Progress say annual tests should be retained for reporting purposes, but scaled back for school-accountability purposes.

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.

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