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August 03, 2017

Changes to Teacher Evaluation Haven't Worked. Or Have They? See D.C.

A new report points to Washington, D.C., as a place where evaluation reform has improved the teaching force.

July 30, 2017

Nearly Two-Thirds of New Science Educators Lack Training in Their Subjects

The finding was part of a new study that looks at whether the No Child Left Behind reduced the practice of out-of-field teaching in science classrooms.

July 19, 2017

A Fine Line on 'Forced Placement' of Teachers in New York City

New York City schools that still have open teaching positions this fall will be assigned educators from the city's "absent teacher reserve" pool, the education department there recently announced.

July 18, 2017

If We Fix Student Teaching, Will We Fix Teacher Shortages?

The president of the National Council on Teacher Quality presented what she sarcastically called a "radical" solution for both improving the pipeline of new teachers and filling specific teacher shortages: "Fix student teaching."

July 07, 2017

Want Principals to Rate Teachers Honestly? Take Away the Stakes.

Principals are more likely to rate teachers as ineffective in a confidential setting than on a formal evaluation with stakes attached, a new study finds.

July 06, 2017

Teachers Trained Through Fast-Track Program No Better or Worse Than Their Peers

Teachers prepared through a popular alternative certification program perform similarly to other teachers in their districts, despite having had a condensed training schedule, according to a recent federal study.

June 29, 2017

Dozens of Arizona Teachers Lack Bachelor's Degrees

Arizona districts are using the state's emergency substitute certificate program to staff classrooms with teachers who only have a high school diploma or its equivalence.

June 22, 2017

In Planning Lessons, Math Teachers Rely on What They Learned During Preservice

Elementary math teachers remember what they learn in their teacher preparation programs, and use it when writing lesson plans years down the road, according to a new study.

June 15, 2017

Pro-Accountability Ed School Dean to Take on Bigger Role in Teacher-Accreditation Group

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, or CAEP, has elected Dean Karen Symms Gallagher of the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education to lead its board of directors.

June 13, 2017

To Fight Trump's Cuts to Professional Learning, Groups Plan 'Day of Action'

With Title II money on the chopping block under President Trump's desired budget, national education groups are coming together to make a case for why teachers and administrators need those professional development funds.

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