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September 20, 2016

Group Behind Vergara Handed Another Setback in Teacher-Evaluations Case

In yet another setback for Students Matter, judge rules that districts have discretion over whether to use test scores to evaluate educators.

September 02, 2016

Group Behind Vergara Trains Sights on Teacher Evaluations

Students Matter is suing 13 California school districts, claiming they are in violation of a state law that requires the use of student test scores in teacher evaluations.

September 01, 2016

New Jersey Triples Weight of Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations

While most states have spent 2016 reducing the weight placed on student test scores in teacher evaluations, New Jersey has decided to triple it.

August 23, 2016

Poll Finds Decreasing Public Support for Teacher-Tenure Laws

Coming on the heals of the death of the Vergara challenge against teacher job protections, a new poll says that just three in ten support teacher-tenure laws.

August 10, 2016

Districts Offer Additional Training for Teachers Taking Toughest Assignments

Sometimes, though, the plans run up against collective bargaining issues.

July 25, 2016

U.S. Teachers Have Middling Literacy and Numeracy Skills: Report

Researchers find that U.S. teachers perform about as well as other American college graduates in literacy skills, but lag both fellow college-educated Americans and their international peers in math skills.

July 20, 2016

Nearly 50 Denver Teachers Lose Tenure Over Poor Evaluations

Dozens of veteran Denver educators will lose their tenure status due to a 2010 state law, which was passed as part of an effort to win Race to the Top dollars.

July 15, 2016

New York Eases Licensing Rules for Out-of-State Teachers

The Empire State hopes to alleviate teacher shortages by making it easier for teachers licensed in other states to work in New York.

July 07, 2016

Minnesota Board of Teaching Held in Contempt of Court

A Minnesota state court judge has had it with the state's Board of Teaching, an 11-member panel responsible for licensing teachers.

June 06, 2016

The Gates Foundation's Teaching Partnerships: 5 Early Research Takeaways

Research on the Gates Foundation's ambitious district-level teacher projects found student-achievement upticks in 2013-14, but findings overall are mixed.

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