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.
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April 04, 2012
April 03, 2012
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
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 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
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.
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.