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Wisconsin Gains 77 Board Certified Teachers

Wisconsin has 77 more educators joining the ranks of National Board Certified Teachers, increasing the total to 953 who earned certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

 

Wyoming Education Director Seeks Teachers' Opinions

The Wyoming Education Department seeks 12 state teachers to participate in a Teacher Cabinet that will work alongside Director Richard Crandall.

 

State Teacher Evaluations for Individual Schools Released

Massachusetts school districts overwhelmingly gave their teachers and administrators high scores under a new performance-review system that aims to ferret out under-performing educators and offer helpful advice to the others.

 

State Makes Improvements to Teacher Evaluation System After 2nd Year of Implementation

A new report from the Tennessee Department of Education shows that the second year of implementing the state's teacher evaluation system showed improvement from the previous year.

 

Feds: Nev. Can Delay High-Stakes Teacher Eval Plan

The U.S. Department of Education provided Nevada and Mississippi with additional time before implementing new teacher evaluations based on student academic achievement, which would be used in hiring and firing decisions.

 

Texas Is Changing How It Evaluates Teachers. What Will That Look Like?

At an all-day meeting at Grand Prairie's Dallas Baptist University -- the first of five meetings -- Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams said the state needs to focus on student growth.

 

12 NCLB-Waiver States Want Extra Year for Full Teacher-Evaluation Rollout

About 12 states have applied for a one-year delay in the roll out of new teacher-evaluation systems under their No Child Left Behind waivers, and 15 states have asked the U.S. Department of Education for a special waiver so they can give fewer tests to students.

 

15 New Mexico Teachers Approved for $5,000 Stipend for Transferring From A-B to D-F Schools

In New Mexico, 15 teachers in six districts will receive a $5,000 stipend for transferring from schools with A or B grades to schools with D or F grades and teaching at those schools full-time through the 2014-15 school year.

 

Rhode Island Board of Education Adopts New Standards for Teacher Preparation

The Rhode Island Board of Education has adopted new standards for teacher preparation programs for the first time since 2001, and colleges or universities not meeting the new standards could lose state approval.

 

R.I. Wins High Marks for Use of Teacher Evaluations

Rhode Island is one of eight states highlighted in a recent report by the National Council on Teacher Quality for making huge strides in the use of new teacher evaluations to help existing teachers become more effective and better prepare new teachers.