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Supporters of public education rally at the New York State Capitol on March 26, 2015, in Albany, N.Y.
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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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05/27 04:17 pm | Study: Teacher Outreach to Parents Has 'Under-Explored Potential' in Schools | A new study by researchers at Harvard and Brown University finds that regular personalized communications from teachers to parents can in fact have a sizable impact on ...

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February 24, 2014 - Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education is developing a 50-state strategy to put teeth into the push for equitable distribution of the nation's best teachers.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
The plaintiffs in Vergara v. California say it's too difficult to get rid of "grossly ineffective" teachers, but state officials and teachers' unions counter that the protections don’t block dismissals.
February 3, 2014 - Education Week
The drive that advanced the Protestant Reformation should give educators hope and inspiration for their own push to shake up American schools, Clarke L. Rubel says.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
The dispute between the district and the teachers' union over the jointly designed system shows the stark distinction between ambitious policy plans and the realities of implementation.
January 22, 2014 - Education Week
The group works with former TFA corps members eyeing careers in policy, advocacy, and community organizing, and puts campaign muscle behind those who seek elected office.
January 14, 2014 | Updated: January 17, 2014 - Education Week
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
The effort, now focused on New Mexico and Texas, seeks to gauge how standards for teacher preparation are playing out in lecture halls and K-12 classrooms.
January 7, 2014 | Updated: January 15, 2014 - Education Week
January 6, 2014 - Education Week

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