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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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The launch of two new pilot projects signals a shift in direction for the national teacher-training and -placement organization.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
The idea that a standardized assessment can measure something so broad and nebulous as "critical thinking" or "college readiness" or "teacher efficacy" should be given up entirely, says high school English teacher Ilana Garon.
March 5, 2014 - Teacher
The charter-management group in Chicago is taking a novel approach to building a corps of highly qualified, and racially diverse, teacher-candidates by recruiting its alumni.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
The test-maker says the goal of its new offering is to serve not only as an assessment, but also as a learning tool for prospective educators.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
School leaders must take concrete action to attract black men into K-12 teaching, an area where they are now grossly underrepresented, says Donald G. Nicolas.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
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

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