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September 20, 2012

Democrats Introduce Bill to Overhaul Teacher Training

Democratic Representative Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.) have introduced companion bills that would reauthorize and make major changes to federal laws governing teacher preparation, including the reporting requirements, accountability provisions, and TEACH grant scholarship program.

August 27, 2012

Groups Press the ED for Teacher-Prep Rules

A wide swath of advocacy organizations, nonprofits, and teacher-training groups this morning sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan this morning demanding "deliberate and swift administrative action" to update the federal rules that govern teacher-preparation program accountability.

July 04, 2012

Delegates Toss Duncan-Recall Measure

Delegates to the National Education Association's 2012 convention today swiftly removed from consideration a new business item that would have called for the removal of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

June 05, 2012

Advocates to Congress: Fund a Competitive Teacher-Quality Program

A high-powered group of advocacy organizations hopes to see more of the $2.5 billion currently spent by the Education Department to improve K-12 teaching reserved for a competition instead of doled out by formula.

May 23, 2012

Fact-Checking Romney's Teacher Claims

Teacher Beat fact-checks the teacher portions of Mitt Romney's stump speech.

May 21, 2012

State Teacher-Preparation 'Report Cards' Now Live

The U.S. Department of Education has made available state-generated report cards on teacher preparation.

April 12, 2012

Deadlocked Negotiators Fail to Reach Consensus on Teacher-Prep Rules

Following a three-hour telephone call with negotiators during which consensus seemed frustratingly out of reach, the U.S. Education Department declined to extend the rulemaking process any further, meaning it will craft the rules on its own.

February 28, 2012

Negotiators Deadlock Over TEACH Eligibility

Federal negotiators have pushed back on the U.S. Department of Education's attempts to tie together the Title II accountability system for teacher preparation with eligibility for the TEACH grant program. (The two policies are housed in different federal statutes.) TEACH is a grant program that sub...

February 28, 2012

Negotiators Weigh Inputs vs. Outputs in Judging Teacher Prep

Negotiators trying to hash out new federal regulations for teacher-preparation programs seem to have hit the first major stumbling block on the road.

February 27, 2012

Regulations Would Link Teacher-Prep Quality, Aid Eligibility

Draft federal regulations under discussion this week would require states to classify teacher preparation programs into four categories, from low- to high-performing.

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