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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.

May 25, 2011

NCTQ Publishes ESEA Recommendations

The National Council on Teacher Quality unveils teacher-quality proposals for the next iteration of the No Child Left Behind Act.

April 14, 2011

Under 2011 Budget, Teacher Programs Set to Compete

The FY 2011 budget bill would reserve 1 percent of Title II funds for a competitive grant program.

April 14, 2011

Toledo Peer Review and Race to Top Spared, For Now

A peer-review plan, as well as $11 million in RTTT funds, have been preserved in Toledo, Ohio.

March 08, 2011

A Push from ED on Teacher Education Reform

Through a regulatory overhaul, a legislative proposal, and its budget request, the Obama administration is pushing for outcomes-based reforms of teacher education.

February 23, 2011

Advocates: Target Teacher-Quality Spending to Evaluations, Equal Access

The Education Trust and the Center for American Progress put out recommendations for ESEA's $3 billion Title II program.

February 17, 2011

Duncan Elaborates on Layoff Policies

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan offers more details about what it means to revisit things like seniority and layoff policies.

February 15, 2011

Duncan Weighs In on School Board Accountability, Other Policies

Among other things, the U.S. Secretary of Education called for more accountability for school boards and suggested that districts and unions rethink ways to recruit, retain and assign teachers, in a speech at the Denver union-management collaboration conference.

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