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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.

September 20, 2012

Democrats Introduce Bill to Overhaul Teacher Training

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

Groups Press the ED for Teacher-Prep Rules

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.

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