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February 15, 2011

Colo.'s Bennet Proposes Presidential Teacher Corps

Last week Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet sent a letter to the Obama administration urging it to create a "presidential teacher corps" to help fulfill its goal of recruiting 100,000 new teachers in shortage fields over the next five years. Quite a while back, we here at Education Week wondered what k...

February 14, 2011

Budget Request Again Proposes Consolidation of Teacher Programs

In its fiscal 2010 budget proposal, the Obama administration again preposed combining a number of teacher-quality programs into three new competitive grants.

February 14, 2011

NEA Praises Rural Focus for Future 'Race to the Top' Aid

The NEA applauds the Obama administration's desire to fund local school districts with any additional Race to the Top funding.

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...

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