Commissioner Wayne Lewis requested a list of the teachers who had taken sick days in the 10 districts where teacher absences caused work stoppages.
President Donald Trump's proposed budget seeks to eliminate the $2 billion Title II program for professional development, while creating vouchers for teachers to use to take courses.
Thousands of teachers marched in Annapolis on Monday evening, pushing for higher pay and more resources for their students.
Teacher-preparation programs need to better prepare teachers, and especially white teachers, to serve students and communities of colors more effectively, the report says.
Even when schools remain open, teachers across the country are speaking out for an investment in public education and protesting school-choice measures.
After seven days on strike, Oakland, Calif., teachers have reached a deal with the district that includes an 11 percent pay raise.
Several school districts have been forced to close due to a large number of teachers calling out sick in protest of a pension-reform bill.
More than half of aspiring elementary teachers fail the Praxis exam the first time, according to an analysis by the National Council on Teacher Quality.
Teach For America has said corps members who go on strike would lose thousands of dollars in award money.
A free gym and easy access to health care may help keep teachers happy, healthy, and in the classroom.