Following a three-hour telephone call with negotiators during which consensus seemed frustratingly out of reach, the U.S. Education Department declined to extend the rulemaking process any further, meaning it will craft the rules on its own.
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April 12, 2012
February 28, 2012
Federal negotiators have pushed back on the U.S. Department of Education's attempts to tie together the Title II accountability system for teacher preparation with eligibility for the TEACH grant program. (The two policies are housed in different federal statutes.) TEACH is a grant program that sub...
February 28, 2012
Negotiators trying to hash out new federal regulations for teacher-preparation programs seem to have hit the first major stumbling block on the road.
February 27, 2012
Draft federal regulations under discussion this week would require states to classify teacher preparation programs into four categories, from low- to high-performing.
February 14, 2012
Teacher Beat presents a cheat sheet of the FY 2013 federal teacher quality proposals.
February 10, 2012
States provided more teacher-evaluation details to receive NCLB waivers, but at bottom most states have many promises to keep.
January 25, 2012
Obama proposed a new teacher-quality program, but it's unclear as yet whether this is a new idea or a revamp of older proposals.
January 20, 2012
At Day Two of the U.S. Department of Education teacher-preparation negotiated-rulemaking session, negotiators dealt with a fresh host of issues, including the always-tricky area of scope: whether the Education Department risks overextending its authority in some of its areas. As with our Day One co...
January 19, 2012
Federal negotiators wrestle with rulemaking that governs reporting on teacher-preparation programs.
January 17, 2012
A new labor agreement could help the state save its $75 million Race to the Top award after the U.S. Department of Education threatened to take the money away for missing key milestones.