Education insiders don't think the U.S. Department of Education will get anywhere trying to reform teacher preparation this year.
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November 28, 2012
What funding streams could the U.S. Department of Education tap to advance a competitive program to reform teacher preparation?
September 27, 2012
The New Haven and Los Angeles United school systems are among the winners of new federal grants to support differentiated pay for teachers.
September 20, 2012
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
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 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
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
Teacher Beat fact-checks the teacher portions of Mitt Romney's stump speech.
May 21, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education has made available state-generated report cards on teacher preparation.
April 12, 2012
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.