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June 01, 2016

N.Y. Chief, SUNY Chancellor Team Up to Overhaul Teacher Preparation

Two high-powered N.Y. officials have put out a blueprint for overhauling teaching in the state, aiming for more-coherent policies for the profession.

May 12, 2016

Are Teachers Being Taught Bad Science?

Too often education schools fail to provide future teachers with a robust knowledge of the science of how students learn, and in some cases even teach them inaccurate information, scholars said at a recent conference.

May 04, 2016

Teacher-Performance Scores Primed for Release in Virginia

A state court ruled that Virginia must turn over growth data by school and classroom teacher, without redacting the teachers' names.

April 27, 2016

Mississippi Eyes National Board-Certified Talent for High-Needs Districts

Matching some of the most generous policies in the country, Mississippi will offer $10,000 annual stipends to National Board Certified Teachers willing to take on some of the state's toughest assignments.

April 13, 2016

ESSA's Teacher-Quality Grant: Everything You Need to Know

ESSA revised the $2 billion Title II teacher-quality program. Here's what you need to know about the changes.

March 11, 2016

Southern Lawmakers Reconsidering Role of Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations

Lawmakers across the South, home to some of the nation's most test score-centric teacher-evaluation systems, are rethinking the weight placed on value-added measures.

February 03, 2016

50 Years of Research Show Good Teaching Matters. Now What?

The Coleman report's conclusions about teacher quality hold up today, even though there is much debate about policies like evaluation and pay.

December 24, 2015

Year-End Roundup: The Teacher Beat Posts You Need to Read

Take a look at the most popular Teacher Beat items from 2015.

November 09, 2015

Can a New Political Campaign to 'Modernize' Teaching Succeed?

40 groups will band together to push principles for "modernizing and elevating" teaching, but many of the groups have contrasting agendas.

October 28, 2015

Vicki Phillips, Outgoing K-12 Director at Gates, Reflects on Her Tenure, Priorities

Phillips' next move is unclear, but it's likely to be somewhere in the K-12 education world.

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