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April 14, 2011

Under 2011 Budget, Teacher Programs Set to Compete

The FY 2011 budget bill would reserve 1 percent of Title II funds for a competitive grant program.

April 14, 2011

Toledo Peer Review and Race to Top Spared, For Now

A peer-review plan, as well as $11 million in RTTT funds, have been preserved in Toledo, Ohio.

March 08, 2011

A Push from ED on Teacher Education Reform

Through a regulatory overhaul, a legislative proposal, and its budget request, the Obama administration is pushing for outcomes-based reforms of teacher education.

February 23, 2011

Advocates: Target Teacher-Quality Spending to Evaluations, Equal Access

The Education Trust and the Center for American Progress put out recommendations for ESEA's $3 billion Title II program.

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.

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