Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 5:57pm
Michigan's superintendent of public instruction said he doesn't plan to yank teachers' licenses for poor ratings on their annual evaluations, despite language in proposed rules that would make that possible.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 12:57am
An Oregon school district has rejected more than $2.5 million in federal funds.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 11:05pm
The Oregon City School District has decided to reject a $2.54 million federal grant meant to reward top educators, partly because of philosophical concerns over performance-based pay.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 5:21pm
Signaling some unity in the Senate on overhauling the "No Child Left Behind" law, two senators announced Monday an agreement to move forward on bipartisan legislation to revamp it.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Sun, 10/16/2011 - 6:44pm
The previously confidential ratings estimate teachers' effectiveness in raising students' standardized test scores. The district is in negotiations to use the ratings as part of a new teacher evaluation system.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 5:22pm
A majority of states intend to take President Barack Obama up on his offer to let them get around unpopular requirements in the "No Child Left Behind" education law, the Education Department said Thursday.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 4:39pm
There are too many unexamined details and too many unanswered questions for the state to move forward quickly with Gov. Tom Corbett's public education reform proposal, a top Hazleton Area administrator said.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 10/04/2011 - 5:16pm
The proposed salary system and high-stakes test for third grade students were the key topics discussed at Tuesday’s Iowa Education Reform Workshop at Grant Wood AEA.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 11:10pm
We are approaching the end of the second year of NBC's Education Nation reports and last week I listened to the virtues of charter schools being extolled, the faults of traditional public schools being magnified, and the efforts that thousands of teachers make every day to connect with children being tossed aside like yesterday's garbage.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 10:49pm
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstadon Monday unveiled an education reform plan that focuses on tying teacher pay to performance and will form the centerpiece of a legislative package he intends to introduce before lawmakers convene early next year.