The Los Angeles school districts must link personnel evaluations to student achievement, according to a tentative court ruling.

UPDATED Chicago teachers are currently voting on whether to authorize a strike in the Windy City, in a closely watched process that could shape the future of proposed education changes in the district. If it passes, the vote doesn't mean teachers are to start forming the picket lines imminently. But it does allow the union's governing body to set a date for a strike, and it will provide a temperature of the city's teaching force. Many teachers are upset about the district's proposal to extend the school day and to raise salaries by just 2 percent over the next two ...

A high-powered group of advocacy organizations hopes to see more of the $2.5 billion currently spent by the Education Department to improve K-12 teaching reserved for a competition instead of doled out by formula.

News tidbits that were cut from our education-advocacy series are explored in this item.

The NEA has reached a tentative agreement with its in-house staff union.

An advocacy group releases a primer on 10 different teacher evaluation systems.

An architect of the common core helped get Michelle Rhee's advocacy group started and will step down from its board in June.

The Gates Foundation has granted $550,000 to the charitable arm of the National Education Association.

Education Week recently examined the rise of education advocacy groups in state and local politics. But other, lesser-known organizations are making their mark, too.

The national teacher-college accreditation body has approved its first nontraditional, non-university-based program.


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