News

$4M program aimed at attracting quality teachers

$4M program aimed at attracting quality teachers

EDUCATION:The department says black, American Indian and Latino students are more likely to have teachers who are in their first year. Photo: clipart.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is announcing a new initiative to attract quality teachers to the schools that need them most.

The department says it’s investing $4.2 million to start a technical assistance network to help states and districts create and implement educator equity plans.

The department says black, American Indian and Latino students are more likely to have teachers who are in their first year.

Recent Headlines

in National

Feds clear officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

ferguson

The decision in the Aug. 9 shooting had been expected, in part because of the high legal standard needed for a federal civil rights prosecution.

in National

Supreme Court divided over Obamacare challenge

obamacarecourt

Justices appeared divided on ideological lines as the court heard a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law.

in Sports

Testimony in Aaron Hernandez trial focuses on fingerprints, texts

aaronhernandez

Prosecutors near Boston are rolling out fingerprint evidence in the murder case of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez.

in Sports, Viral Videos

Pitcher Curt Schilling takes on Internet trolls

14-overlay

The Red Sox legend is firing back at cyberbullies.

in Sports

MLB: Let’s go fellas!

baseballplace

Baseball, the timeless game of endless summers, is now on the clock.