Maryland Teacher Named 2014 National Teacher of the Year

The Council of Chief State School Officers announced today that Sean McComb, a high school English teacher from Maryland, was named the 64th National Teacher of the Year. McComb, along with all 2014 State Teachers of the Year, will be recognized by President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House on May 1, 2014.


Rubric for Teaching Common Science Standards Released

Achieve has unveiled Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP), a rubric for measuring the alignment of instructional materials to the Next Generation Science Standards, which have been adopted by 11 states and the District of Columbia.


7 of 8 Indiana Educators Effective, State Finds

The Indiana Department of Education released data from the state's first analysis of school staff performance evaluations on April 7. The analysis found that approximately 87 percent of the 55,000 Indiana educators assessed were rated as being effective or highly effective educators.


State BOE OKs New Teacher, Leader Evaluation Measures

A new rule adopted by Georgia's State Board of Education establishes that all school systems and charter schools will implement the Georgia Department of Education's Teacher Keys Effectiveness System and Leader Keys Effectiveness System by the 2014-15 school year.


Pearson Releases Report: Impacts of the Digital Ocean on Education

Pearson shares a report on the influx of data and its potential impact on adaptive learning for students.


CCSSO President Terry Holliday Delivers State of State Education Address

CCSSO President and Kentucky Commissioner of Education, Terry Holliday delivered an address before state leaders from across the country taking stock of the state of state education.


Education Chief John King, Regents Defend 'Bar Exam' for Teachers

New York Education Commissioner John King, Jr., and a Board of Regents committee fully endorse the state's new teacher certification system, also known as the bar exam for teachers.


39 Iowa School Districts Chosen to Launch Teacher Leadership Systems

Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, and Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck announced that 39 school districts were selected to be the first to launch teacher leadership systems under a statewide education reform plan approved by lawmakers in 2013.


Education Commissioner Says More Districts Showing Interest in Teacher Evaluation

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams unveiled a state-initiated teacher evaluation pilot program.


CMU to Offer Credit to High Schoolers Looking to Become Teachers

A new articulation agreement between Central Michigan University (CMU) and the Michigan Department of Education's (MDE) Office of Career and Technical Education (CTE), signed by CMU Provost Michael Gealt and State Superintendent Michael Flanagan, aims to encourage high school students to become teachers.