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February 17, 2011

Duncan Elaborates on Layoff Policies

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan offers more details about what it means to revisit things like seniority and layoff policies.

February 15, 2011

Duncan Weighs In on School Board Accountability, Other Policies

Among other things, the U.S. Secretary of Education called for more accountability for school boards and suggested that districts and unions rethink ways to recruit, retain and assign teachers, in a speech at the Denver union-management collaboration conference.

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.

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