Your insider's guide to the Senate's draft bill reworking federal teacher-preparation requirements and grants.
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July 01, 2014
June 27, 2014
Teachers' unions are wary of a new grant in Sen. Tom Harkin's Higher Education Act reauthorization draft that would rank teacher-preparation programs based in part on student test scores.
June 26, 2014
House Republicans introduced three bills Thursday afternoon in their opening bid to overhaul the Higher Education Act, including a proposal to simplify the student loan application.
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 organization's second annual review of preparation programs finds few places that adequately prepare teachers for addressing the language and literacy needs of English-learners.
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.
June 12, 2014
We share ten strategies to help districts create an effective system of professional learning for teachers.
June 05, 2014
Seven teacher leaders have co-authored a new report entitled "A Global Network of Teachers and Their Professional Learning Systems." Representing Seattle, Toronto, Denver, Shanghai, Singapore, and Lexington, they offer recommendations for how school systems can better structure and support professional learning for teachers.
May 29, 2014
We need the process of becoming a teacher to be well-designed and structured, so credential candidates participate in solid courses focused on pedagogy and human development, as well as other aspects of teaching.
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.