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September 27, 2011

Teachers Paid Less in Higher-Minority Schools

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

Teacher Evaluations Part of NCLB Flexibility Package

States that apply for No Child Left Behind waivers must institute guidelines for teacher-evaluation systems, including consideration of student outcomes.

September 14, 2011

Senate Proposal Would End "Highly Qualified" Designation

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

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.

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