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Supporters of public education rally at the New York State Capitol on March 26, 2015, in Albany, N.Y.
—Mike Groll/AP

N.Y. Budget Accord Seeks to Tighten Rules on Teacher Quality

A last-minute budget deal in New York will have major implications for how the state’s teachers are trained, evaluated, and granted tenure. (April 13, 2015)

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07/30 04:09 pm | TEACH Grants Would Get a Makeover Under New Bipartisan Bill | The bill would eliminate the current patchwork of loan assistance programs for teachers, including TEACH grants, and replace them with one streamlined federal program.

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Some plans submitted to the federal government pitch new ideas for how to best share the most-qualified teachers, while others repackage strategies already underway.
June 30, 2015 - Education Week
A planned teacher education academy spearheaded by former Teachers College President Arthur E. Levine aims to experiment with some of the most high-profile—and controversial—ideas in higher education delivery.
June 16, 2015 - Education Week
The journey of becoming a better version of your teacher self is all about finding balance, joy, and opportunities to learn and collaborate, says special education teacher Elizabeth Stein.
June 10, 2015 - Teacher (Web)
Poorly implemented co-teaching practices may be taking the "special" out of special education, say many who train teachers and districts in collaboration.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
To improve teacher preparation, college of education deans must reach a consensus, as medical educators did in 1910, writes Benjamin Riley.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
A collective of teachers, advocates, and scholars is leveraging social media to elevate the perspectives of people of color in education policy discussions.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
A group of 10 educators claims the state erects arbitrary barriers to make it difficult for out-of-state teachers to obtain certification in the state.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
High school freshman Katie Benmar writes that teachers who enhance learning with technology hold students' attention.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
A bumpy start to a teacher’s career shouldn’t be grounds for cutting him or her from the team, writes Gary Wiener.
April 16, 2015 - Education Week
The pressure is on as educators—especially those new to the classroom—toggle between leftover requirements from Tennessee's retired standards and those imposed by the common core.
April 9, 2015 - Education Week

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