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February 10, 2012

States Promise Evaluations for ESEA Waivers

States provided more teacher-evaluation details to receive NCLB waivers, but at bottom most states have many promises to keep.

January 25, 2012

Obama Offers Teacher Proposals in State of the Union Address

Obama proposed a new teacher-quality program, but it's unclear as yet whether this is a new idea or a revamp of older proposals.

January 20, 2012

Day 2 of Teacher Ed. Rulemaking: Scope, Mismatch, Financial Aid

At Day Two of the U.S. Department of Education teacher-preparation negotiated-rulemaking session, negotiators dealt with a fresh host of issues, including the always-tricky area of scope: whether the Education Department risks overextending its authority in some of its areas. As with our Day One co...

January 19, 2012

Negotiators Tackle Teacher Ed. Reporting Revisions

Federal negotiators wrestle with rulemaking that governs reporting on teacher-preparation programs.

January 17, 2012

With Race to Top Implications, Hawaii Teachers to Vote on New Contract

A new labor agreement could help the state save its $75 million Race to the Top award after the U.S. Department of Education threatened to take the money away for missing key milestones.

January 13, 2012

On ESEA Fiscal-Equity Proposal, Is AFT Hedging?

AFT has concerns about ESEA fiscal-equity proposals.

January 09, 2012

Class Size Funding in Crosshairs in Republican ESEA Bill

House Republicans want to limit spending on class size reduction to 10 percent of a district's Title II allocation, something not likely to please teachers' unions.

December 22, 2011

Fiscal 2012 Budget: Teacher-Quality Programs

An overview of teacher-quality programs under the FY 2012 budget deal.

November 23, 2011

States' ESEA Waiver Bids Murky on Teacher Evaluations

Only five of the 11 states that have applied for ESEA waivers have a firm mechanism in place for implementing teacher-evaluation systems statewide, according to a review of the plans.

November 09, 2011

ESEA Amendment Would Alter Teacher-Quality Allocations

An ESEA amendment stands to have a major impact on how teacher-quality funds are distributed.

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