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July 18, 2013

Groups Oppose Teacher-Evaluation Amendments in ESEA Rewrite

Education advocacy groups are staking out positions on potential changes to how teachers are evaluated, during Congress' ongoing debate over reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

July 18, 2013

A Rundown of Teacher Provisions in the House ESEA Bill

A summary of the key teacher-related provisions in the House education committee's bill to revise the ESEA.

July 17, 2013

Strange Bedfellows: AFT, Education Trust Attack House ESEA Bill

The American Federation of Teachers and the Education Trust don't see eye-to-eye on many things, but in a new ad campaign, they agree that an ESEA-renewal proposal would weaken education standards for poor children.

June 19, 2013

Feds Offer Flexibility on Teacher-Evaluation Implementation

Instituting teacher-evaluation systems was one of the conditions of the waivers the department offered states in exchange for getting out of some requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.

May 07, 2013

Licensing-Test Gaps Exist in Every State, Federal Data Show

States tend to set the cutoff score on their licensing exams far below the average score of test-takers.

April 25, 2013

Ed. Dept. Outlines New Phase for 'RESPECT' Grant

The Education Department fleshes out its RESPECT program, and with funds in short supply, hopes districts will pick up the ball on their own.

February 27, 2013

Students Show Progress Under Teacher-Bonus System

A performance-bonus program in Charlotte, N.C., focusing on improving instructional practices appears to pay dividends.

January 23, 2013

'Insiders' Not Sanguine on Federal Teacher-Prep Regulations

Education insiders don't think the U.S. Department of Education will get anywhere trying to reform teacher preparation this year.

November 28, 2012

Odds Unclear for Duncan's Teacher-Prep Reform Grant

What funding streams could the U.S. Department of Education tap to advance a competitive program to reform teacher preparation?

September 27, 2012

U.S. ED Unveils $290 Million in Performance-Pay Grants

The New Haven and Los Angeles United school systems are among the winners of new federal grants to support differentiated pay for teachers.

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