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February 13, 2011

GOP Proposal Would Spare Title II, Cut Other Teacher Programs

A Republican budget proposal would preserve the $2.9 billion state teacher quality formula grant program.

December 16, 2010

Senate Committee Seeks Tweaks to TIF, Alternative Certification

A Senate committee envisions changes to the Teacher Incentive Fund and the "highly qualified" teacher requirements in the No Child Left Behind law.

November 08, 2010

What the Election Means for Teacher Policy

Despite philosophical agreement in some areas, practical obstacles could prevent Democrats and Republicans from pushing forward on "teacher effectiveness" policy.

October 19, 2010

Reps. Polis, Davis Introduce Educator-Evaluation Bill

Reps. Polis and Davis have introduced a bill seeking to make Title I funding contingent on the establishment of new educator evaluation systems.

September 23, 2010

Winners Announced in Teacher Incentive Fund Grant Contest

The U.S. Education Department announces 62 winners of its Teacher Incentive Fund grants.

August 24, 2010

UPDATED: No Clear Teacher Narrative in Race to Top Phase Two Winners

The Phase 2 Race to the Top picks are here, and they're an interesting and eclectic bunch. The effective teachers and leaders section of the competition represented the largest percentage of overall points in the competition, but based on a cursory review of the winners, there does not appear to b...

August 10, 2010

'i3' Winners Focus on Teachers

Fully 24 percent of the i3 winners plan to use their grants to help improve teacher effectiveness. You may have heard of some of the big-ticket winners, like Teach For America, which will use its $50 million grant to grow the size of its teacher corps by 80 percent by 2014. But here's a rundown of...

July 30, 2010

Weingarten Weighs In on Obama Speech

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten had a quick briefing with reporters yesterday on all the edu-action this week. Asked about President Obama's defense of the Race to the Top program to the National Urban League, Weingarten said it's only natural that the president would fo...

July 22, 2010

NEA Signs On to Fiscal-Equity Bill

The NEA now supports a bill to close a fiscal "loophole" in the Title I program.

July 04, 2010

NEA's Delegates Vote 'No Confidence' in Race to the Top

NEA delegates approved a resolution in which the union takes a position of 'no confidence' in the Race to the Top and other U.S. Department of Education plans.

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