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January 19, 2012

Negotiators Tackle Teacher Ed. Reporting Revisions

Federal negotiators wrestle with rulemaking that governs reporting on teacher-preparation programs.

January 17, 2012

With Race to Top Implications, Hawaii Teachers to Vote on New Contract

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.

January 13, 2012

On ESEA Fiscal-Equity Proposal, Is AFT Hedging?

AFT has concerns about ESEA fiscal-equity proposals.

January 09, 2012

Class Size Funding in Crosshairs in Republican ESEA Bill

House Republicans want to limit spending on class size reduction to 10 percent of a district's Title II allocation, something not likely to please teachers' unions.

December 22, 2011

Fiscal 2012 Budget: Teacher-Quality Programs

An overview of teacher-quality programs under the FY 2012 budget deal.

November 23, 2011

States' ESEA Waiver Bids Murky on Teacher Evaluations

Only five of the 11 states that have applied for ESEA waivers have a firm mechanism in place for implementing teacher-evaluation systems statewide, according to a review of the plans.

November 09, 2011

ESEA Amendment Would Alter Teacher-Quality Allocations

An ESEA amendment stands to have a major impact on how teacher-quality funds are distributed.

October 18, 2011

Mandatory Teacher Evaluation Reform Dumped from ESEA Draft

The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers both quickly praised the change, as did Republicans.

October 11, 2011

Harkin ESEA Bill Would Require Evaluation Reform

A draft bill by Senate Education Chairman Tom Harkin would require states and districts to revamp teacher evaluations.

September 30, 2011

Details from Duncan's Teacher-Training Reform Announcement

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan this morning formally announced a series of proposals to overhaul teacher education practices in the United States.

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