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March 28, 2017

Trump Signs Bill Scrapping Teacher-Prep Rules

President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill overturning a controversial education regulation put in place during the Obama Administration that would have required states to rate teacher-preparation programs annually as a way of holding programs accountable for the performance of their graduates.

March 16, 2017

Trump's Proposed Budget-Cut Targets Include Teacher Improvement

President Donald Trump's proposed budget, released today, calls for the elimination of programs that provide districts with funding for teacher training and improving teacher prep programs.

March 01, 2017

Teacher Programs Face Loss of Funding With Trump's Proposed AmeriCorps Cut

The $1 billion AmeriCorps program provides money to Teach for America and other teacher-preparation organizations.

December 14, 2016

Ed. Department to Ed. Schools: Rethink Tech Training for Future Teachers

The U.S. Department of Education has issued a challenge to education schools across the country to step up technology integration across their programs.

March 14, 2016

Hire Better Teachers by Stressing Auditions, Academic Background: Study

District could see benefits from hiring teachers who ace audition lessons and have strong academic backgrounds, a study concludes.

February 10, 2016

Teacher Evaluation Primed for Overhaul in D.C.

Among other things, the independent "master educator" observations will be eliminated.

January 25, 2016

Replacing Some D.C. Teachers Boosted Achievement (But Your Mileage May Vary)

When low-performing teachers were replaced with new teachers, students did significantly better, the study found.

September 17, 2015

Teachers Who Spend Their Own Money on Supplies Could Get Tax Break

Teachers who spend their own money on their classrooms would be eligible for a permanent tax deduction of up to $250 worth of folders, stickers, whiteboards, and anything else they need, under a bill passed Thursday by the House Ways and Means committee.

June 16, 2015

Ed. Policy Irony: Union Pushes Back on D.C. Plan to Shield Evaluation Data

In a reversal of roles, the union says that the district is trying to hide crucial information on the controversial educator-evaluation system.

June 19, 2014

D.C. Announces One-Year Pause of 'Value Added' for Teachers' Evaluations

D.C. won't use a test-score-based method for judging teachers in 2014-15.

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