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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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05/22 11:07 am | Houston Leaders Propose Slashing Bonus-Pay Program for Teachers | Houston may redirect funding from its $14 million merit-pay program into regular salary increases.

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New guidance offers leeway as states craft ways to ensure disadvantaged students have access to as many highly qualified teachers as other students.
November 24, 2014 - Education Week
A battery of new licensing tests in New York has led to relatively low passing rates for prospective teachers, according to data issued this week by the state education department.
November 21, 2014 - Education Week
A new report highlighting teacher-candidates' college grades underscores the need for more challenging teacher-prep class assignments, the NCTQ's Kate Walsh writes.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week
Districts could boost their ability to hire more effective teachers who stay on the job longer by improving their screening techniques, a newly released working paper concludes.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
The common standards for math put a heavy emphasis on coherent instruction, prompting efforts to familiarize teachers with standards for grade levels beyond their own.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
Accurate data are crucial for determining whether teacher-candidates are prepared for the classroom, write Mary Brabeck and Frank C. Worrell.
November 4, 2014 - Education Week
The race between state schools chief Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck centers on whether the Golden State is on the right path in reinventing its public schools.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
Massive changes to the profession, coupled with budget woes, appear to be shaking the image of teaching as a stable, engaging career, with data showing that enrollments in university teacher-preparation programs have been declining.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
The Educational Testing Service, with the help of a nonprofit specializing in teacher practice, is planning to release a new assessment capable of measuring teacher-candidates' ability to execute key aspects of instruction.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week

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