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April 12, 2012

Deadlocked Negotiators Fail to Reach Consensus on Teacher-Prep Rules

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.

April 05, 2012

A Last-Minute Reprieve on New Teacher-Prep Rules

Negotiators creating new federal teacher-preparation rules have managed to convince the Education Department to consider giving them a little more time.

April 04, 2012

Down to the Wire on Teacher-Preparation Rulemaking

Negotiators seemed no closer to reaching consensus on new federal teacher-preparation rules, after another bewildering day of discussions that continued to expose fractures among the panelists.

April 03, 2012

Teacher-Prep Rulemaking: Is Consensus in Jeopardy?

The panelists charged with rewriting federal teacher preparation rules faced a grueling day today during which major tension points emerged with little resolution, all of which served to call into question whether they will be able to reach consensus by Thursday.

March 14, 2012

Training of Teacher-Evaluators Examined

Formal training of the principals and other observers conducting teacher evaluations is a complex, necessary, and often overlooked component of the systems, concludes a new paper.

March 08, 2012

Teachers' Assessment Preparation Weak, Advocacy Group Claims

Teachers aren't getting enough formal preparation on how to make use of the reams of assessment data states are generating, contends the National Council on Teacher Quality in a brief released today. For the brief, NCTQ reviewed coursework from a representative sample of 48 teacher-preparation pro...

February 28, 2012

Negotiators Deadlock Over TEACH Eligibility

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 Weigh Inputs vs. Outputs in Judging Teacher Prep

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

Regulations Would Link Teacher-Prep Quality, Aid Eligibility

Draft federal regulations under discussion this week would require states to classify teacher preparation programs into four categories, from low- to high-performing.

January 25, 2012

Obama Offers Teacher Proposals in State of the Union Address

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.

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