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September 16, 2014
September 03, 2014
A school board in Durham, N.C., will end its relationship with Teach For America. Board members were concerned about the program's short commitment requirement and recruit preparation.
July 01, 2014
Your insider's guide to the Senate's draft bill reworking federal teacher-preparation requirements and grants.
June 19, 2014
Two recent studies on TFA examine facets of the program. One continues to find that recruits boosted math scores in Miami schools, although they didn't seem to have much effect on their peer teachers. Another finds that older recruits are more likely to stay in the profession.
June 17, 2014
The Washington-based group contends that alternative certification suffers from low standards and poor training, just like its traditional, university-based brethren.
May 27, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education wants new grants to improve STEM teaching and new teachers' fluency with the Common Core State Standards.
April 25, 2014
The plan is being billed as an executive action by President Obama to staff all classrooms with effective teachers. In reality, it's a revival of a long-delayed 2012 effort.
April 23, 2014
An association plans to develop model ethics standards for teachers and other K-12 professionals.
April 01, 2014
Illinois has rescinded a policy capping the number of times aspiring teachers can take a basic-skills test.
March 26, 2014
Many federal reporting requirements on teacher preparation aren't all that helpful, panelists agree at a Senate hearing.