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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.

January 20, 2012

Day 2 of Teacher Ed. Rulemaking: Scope, Mismatch, Financial Aid

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

Negotiators Tackle Teacher Ed. Reporting Revisions

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

January 10, 2012

Negotiators Selected for Teacher Prep Regulatory Overhaul

The U.S. Department of Education has selected the panelists who will write new regulations for the reporting requirements for teacher preparation programs.

January 04, 2012

New Data on Teacher Education Begins to Flow

States, institutions, and the federal government are starting to generate new data on teacher education to meet the requirements of the Higher Education Act's 2008 rewrite.

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