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October 18, 2011

Mandatory Teacher Evaluation Reform Dumped from ESEA Draft

The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers both quickly praised the change, as did Republicans.

October 11, 2011

Harkin ESEA Bill Would Require Evaluation Reform

A draft bill by Senate Education Chairman Tom Harkin would require states and districts to revamp teacher evaluations.

September 30, 2011

Details from Duncan's Teacher-Training Reform Announcement

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan this morning formally announced a series of proposals to overhaul teacher education practices in the United States.

September 30, 2011

NCLB Waivers Less Specific on Teacher Quality than Race to Top

For an agency that was so specific about what it wanted to see in the teacher-quality portions of the Race to the Top program, the U.S. Department of Education has put out guidance on waivers that's surprisingly general in the teacher quality arena.

September 27, 2011

Teachers Paid Less in Higher-Minority Schools

In many ethnically diverse school districts across the country, teachers in schools that serve more African-American and Latino students are paid significantly less than teachers in other schools, federal data show.

September 22, 2011

Teacher Evaluations Part of NCLB Flexibility Package

States that apply for No Child Left Behind waivers must institute guidelines for teacher-evaluation systems, including consideration of student outcomes.

September 14, 2011

Senate Proposal Would End "Highly Qualified" Designation

A bill to be introduced by Republican senators takes aim at the "highly qualified" teacher requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act.

August 24, 2011

Changes on the Horizon for TIF?

For the next round of the federal Teacher Incentive Fund grants, the U.S. Department of Education plans to make some alternations to program, officials said this week at a meeting of TIF grantees.

June 15, 2011

Unions Assail Duncan's NCLB 'Regulatory Relief' Scheme

The teachers' unions don't like U.S. Secretary of Education's plan to offer relief from NCLB in exchange for reform.

May 25, 2011

UPDATED: Bipartisan Team Reintroduces Troops to Teachers Bill

A bipartisan team has reintroduced a bill to expand eligibility for the Troops to Teachers credentialing program.

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