The U.S. Department of Education wants new grants to improve STEM teaching and new teachers' fluency with the Common Core State Standards.
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May 27, 2014
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.
March 26, 2014
Many federal reporting requirements on teacher preparation aren't all that helpful, panelists agree at a Senate hearing.
March 24, 2014
A brief outlines new ideas for the federal policies governing teacher preparation.
March 21, 2014
Students of color are more often taught by unqualified, inexperienced, and lesser-paid teachers, according to U.S. Department of Education data.
March 14, 2014
The education secretary outlines an initiative to promote teacher leadership.
February 26, 2014
Republicans have some big questions for the U.S. Department of Education's plans to begin a 50-state strategy to address the unequal distribution of top teachers.
January 17, 2014
Find out how the federal teacher programs fared in the recently completed budget deal.
January 13, 2014
Rep. George Miller, who will retire at the end of his term, helped shape the congressional appetite for teacher-quality reforms.
November 13, 2013
Rolling back key NCLB waiver requirements may be an untimely move, given two studies recently released showing that disadvantaged students tend to get weaker instruction.