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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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07/31 07:47 pm | This Week in Teacher Humor: Horror Stories From the Presidential Fitness Test | The President's Fitness Challenge was the worst, alphabet puns are the best, and hey: Who decided to greenlight "Wishbone"?

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An expanded edition of Doug Lemov's popular book is published as interest in practice-based teacher preparation is growing.
February 3, 2015 - Education Week
Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill agree that teacher evaluations are crucial, but as they take up the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, they are shying away from such a requirement.
February 3, 2015 - Education Week
A controversial federal proposal to improve monitoring of teacher-preparation programs has drawn more than 2,300 public comments, many of them reflecting coordinated opposition from higher education and policy groups.
February 2, 2015 - Education Week
To fix how this country evaluates education schools will require more than just data measurement, writes Susan H. Fuhrman.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
More than a dozen education school deans are banding together, aiming to design a coherent curricula for teacher-preparation programs.
January 26, 2015 - Education Week
Gov. Andrew Cuomo plunges into his second term vowing to push for controversial changes that could put him at odds with leading K-12 officials in the Empire State.
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
To remain relevant, university faculty must engage with K-12 practitioners in the field, writes Robert Pianta.
January 9, 2015 - Education Week
Higher educators need to translate their research on K-12 practice into actionable information, Karen Gallagher says.
January 9, 2015 - Education Week
January 2, 2015 - Education Week

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