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August 27, 2015

White House Seeks HQT Extension for Teachers in Training

The Obama administration wants the so-called loophole in the federal HQT rules to be extended to ensure that alternative certification programs continue to supply teachers.

August 27, 2015

Administration Seeks Extension of 'Highly Qualified' Status for Trainee Teachers

The White House wants the so-called loophole in the federal HQT rules to be extended, warning that failure to do so could squeeze alternative certification programs.

June 03, 2015

Ed. Dept.: Poorest Districts Have More Trainee Teachers

High-poverty districts tend to have more teachers-in-training than other districts, but overall there aren't that many such teachers, a federal report says.

May 29, 2015

TNTP Names Winners of $25K Teaching Prize

The teacher policy and recruitment group TNTP has announced the four winners of its annual Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice.

April 28, 2015

Gates Foundation to Expand Teacher-Preparation Grantmaking

The foundation hints at new plans to issue grants to improve teacher preparation.

March 05, 2015

Teacher Education Group Asserts 'Crisis of Confidence' in Accreditor

A resolution passed by the AACTE says members have concerns about the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation's standards, capacity, and governance.

March 04, 2015

Study: Teach For America's Scale-Up Didn't Harm Quality

Teachers hired during the first two years of an expansion of the program were as good as their peers, and in grades pre-K-2 they helped their students learn more in reading, a study finds.

February 04, 2015

Two TNTP Leaders to Step Down, Spurring Organizational Transition

The influential alternative teacher certification group's leadership will transition this summer, with two trusted employees advancing to the top spots.

February 03, 2015

Report Analyzes Teach For America's Growing Pains

The polarizing organization is facing more pushback and bad press than previously, it finds.

January 13, 2015

Ed. Dept. Report on Alternative-Certification Teachers A Year Late

The Education Department has badly missed a deadline to prepare the congressionally mandated report.

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