Department of Education launches plan to attract good teachers to high-poverty schools

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Photo by Flickr user Thomas Favre-BulleWASHINGTON The Education Department on Monday announced a new initiative to attract quality teachers to the schools that need them most.
As part of the initiative, the Education Department said it will ask states to develop new, comprehensive educator equity plans. It is also investing $4.2 million to start a new technical assistance network to help states and districts create and implement their plans.
President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan are scheduled to lunch with teachers Monday at the White House to discuss the issue. Duncan ...

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