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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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04/21 03:11 pm | Los Angeles District, Teachers Forge Tentative Agreement, Elude Strike | After nearly a year of negotiations and the threat of a strike, the Los Angeles school district has reached a tentative agreement with the teachers' union, settling on a ...

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04/24 05:00 pm | All U.S. High Schools to Receive Free Copies of 'Selma' | Paramount has announced plans to send a copy of the movie "Selma" to every high school in the country. Teachers can also download free curriculum materials based on ...

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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
January 6, 2014 - Education Week
NCTQ President Kate Walsh responds to criticism of her organization and lays out the reasoning behind its review of teacher-prep programs and why critics of the review are misguided.
December 12, 2013 - Education Week

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