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.
Recently in Federal Policy on Teachers (HQT, TQP, TIF, ESEA waivers, ESSA) Category
July 17, 2013
June 19, 2013
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
States tend to set the cutoff score on their licensing exams far below the average score of test-takers.
April 25, 2013
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
A performance-bonus program in Charlotte, N.C., focusing on improving instructional practices appears to pay dividends.
January 23, 2013
Education insiders don't think the U.S. Department of Education will get anywhere trying to reform teacher preparation this year.
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.