Only five of the 11 states that have applied for ESEA waivers have a firm mechanism in place for implementing teacher-evaluation systems statewide, according to a review of the plans.
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November 23, 2011
November 09, 2011
An ESEA amendment stands to have a major impact on how teacher-quality funds are distributed.
October 18, 2011
The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers both quickly praised the change, as did Republicans.
October 11, 2011
A draft bill by Senate Education Chairman Tom Harkin would require states and districts to revamp teacher evaluations.
September 30, 2011
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
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
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
States that apply for No Child Left Behind waivers must institute guidelines for teacher-evaluation systems, including consideration of student outcomes.
September 14, 2011
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
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.