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May 27, 2014

Federal Teacher-Prep Grants Emphasize STEM, Common Core

The U.S. Department of Education wants new grants to improve STEM teaching and new teachers' fluency with the Common Core State Standards.

April 25, 2014

White House: Draft Teacher-Prep Regs Out In Summer

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

Senate Weighs Ideas for Improving Teacher Preparation

Many federal reporting requirements on teacher preparation aren't all that helpful, panelists agree at a Senate hearing.

March 24, 2014

Group Urges Focus on Teacher-Prep Outputs in Federal Policy

A brief outlines new ideas for the federal policies governing teacher preparation.

March 21, 2014

Black Students Less Likely to Be Taught By Certified Teachers, Ed. Dept. Data Show

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

Sec. Duncan Proposes Teacher-Leadership Initiative

The education secretary outlines an initiative to promote teacher leadership.

February 26, 2014

Teacher-Equity Thrust Gets Chilly Republican Reception

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

The Budget Deal's Teacher-Quality Programs: Winners and Losers

Find out how the federal teacher programs fared in the recently completed budget deal.

January 13, 2014

Rep. Miller, Set to Retire, Had Key Hand in Federal Teacher-Quality Imprint

Rep. George Miller, who will retire at the end of his term, helped shape the congressional appetite for teacher-quality reforms.

November 13, 2013

Ed. Dept. to Walk Back Teacher-Distribution Requirements

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.

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