Education tax credit mistakenly claimed by millions, report says
Washington Post (blog)
By Ed O'Keefe (Daniel Acker - BLOOMBERG) Millions of American taxpayers may have erroneously claimed an education tax credit last year that is designed to provide relief as part of the Obama administration's economic stimulus program, according to a ...
Calif applies for federal early learning grants
San Jose Mercury News
AP SACRAMENTO—California is applying for up to $100 million in federal money for early childhoodeducation programs. Gov. Jerry Brown's office on Wednesday submitted the state's application for the Obama administration's "Race to the Top—Early ...
Blackboard Supports Sharing of Digital Learning Objects
By Dian Schaffhauser Education technology company Blackboard wants to open up. This week at Educause, a prominent higher education IT conference taking place in Philadelphia, the company said it will support the publishing, sharing, and consumption of ...
Ashland Inc. announces Teachers of the Year
Fuller achieved National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification and took Harvard Graduate School of Education Wide World Learning online courses. She serves as an instructional coach and has mentored students and student ...
States rewrite education rules, with or without Race to the Top
When the legislation was first introduced, he says, it wasn't clear whether it was likely to be used to help teachers improve or make it easier to fire them. "We have to look out for the teachingprofession and support the best legislation that helps ...
New National Quality Standards Set for Online Teaching
MarketWatch (press release)
"With this new report, we looked at both previously-set and current teaching standards for online and blended learning programs to determine how we could enhance teachers' efforts for personalizinglearning using digital resources," said Susan Patrick, ...
VP Biden talks jobs at Pa. elementary school
As a result, a number of York classrooms now have 30 or more children and elementary schools no longer have instructors who specialize in music, art or physical education, teachers say. The district maintained its full-day kindergarten program with the ...
Looking At Public Education Staff Rolls
Majority In Mississippi
by Brett In the US Senate, Democrats introduced legislation this week known as the “Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act.” What could be better than bringing teachers and first responders back to work. If you oppose that, ...
Learning Tree International Introduces a New Course: CEH: Certified Ethical ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Learning Tree will begin presenting CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker at its Education Centers in October 2011. Attendees can attend this course at a Learning Tree Education Center, or it can be delivered on site at a client facility as a private, ...
Utah Department of Education Approves Lexia Reading Software as K--3 Reading ...
MarketWatch (press release)
BOSTON, Oct 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Lexia Learning Systems, one of the nation's most highly regarded developers of reading software, has been named an approved provider of reading improvement computer-assisted instructional learning tools for ...
Bush promotes education initiative in Denver
AP DENVER (AP) — Former President George W. Bush said Thursday he's still passionate about education, even though he considers himself to be only an observer of politics since he left office. ``Post-presidency is an interesting period for Laura and me ...
Emanuel fights union over longer school day
Under Emanuel's education proposal, schools that agree to add 90 minutes of instruction time each day this school year can get up to $150000, and teachers will get lump-sum payments equal to 2 percent of the average salary. Recently passed education ...
Zimbabwe: Teachers' Groups Should Put Effort
This scenario truly and wholly depicts what is transpiring between the three teacher organisations, the Progressive Teachers Union, Zimbabwe Teachers Association and Teachers Union of Zimbabwe and the teacher in Zimbabwe. If it were the government or ...
AP Newsbreak: Feds to Hear Va Tech Appeal in Dec.
By DENA POTTER AP The US Department of Education has scheduled a December hearing to take up Virginia Tech's appeal of fines it received for failing to notify campus sooner during a 2007 shooting rampage in which a student killed 32 students and ...
Education ideas in PA
Republican & Herald (blog)
While the story did not touch much on how Corbett would evaluate teachers, highlights on his website, www.tomcorbettforgovernor.com/issues/education/, indicate that teachers' compensation would be linked to student achievement and excellence in the ...
Tennessee Teachers Find It Hard To Make The Grade
"We evaluated tenured teachers twice every 10 years, and virtually every teacher was told that they were at the top end of the scale," says Kevin Huffman, the state's education commissioner. That's not unusual. A study published last year by the New ...
Renaissance Learning closes buyout
School assessment software maker Renaissance Learning Inc. said on Wednesday that it has closed its acquisition by London-based private equity firm Permira Funds. The $455 million deal was approved by Renaissance shareholders on Monday. ...
Journal to boost service learning
Monroe News Star
The University of Louisiana System has launched a new online journal to encourage academic research about service-learning. The subscription-free online publication, titled "Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education," is an international, ...
Education top issue for DuPree
During a televised debate against Bryant on Friday, DuPree said he wants the state to use early childhood education programs to properly prepare children for primary schools. He said he'd also like to ensure teachers are prepared for their jobs by ...
Firefighting and degrees: Does higher education matter?
At the same time there are many who place much too much emphasis on the diplomas of colleges and national, state or local classes without understanding their role in the education of a fire officer or firefighter. Learning is almost always a worthwhile ...
Children of immigrants sue Florida education officials over tuition rates
Palm Beach Post
Get the latest education news and tidbits from Allison Ross and Jason Schultz. Become a fan on Facebook By John Lantigua Five students who were born in the United States, raised in Florida and graduated from its high schools are suing state education ...
An Early Education in Financial Literacy
By April Dykman
The changes to the program are meant to give girls a more robust education in finances, and the younger they start learning, the better. A recent Forbes article explored the importance of an earlyeducation in financial literacy for girls: ...
Get Rich Slowly - Personal Finance...
Rally Urges Senate to Put Teachers, First Responders Back to Work ...
By Mike Hall
IAFF President Harold Schaitberger called the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act a “critical piece of legislation for our nation's economic future.” In the past three years revenues have dropped. Some 300000 teaching jobs lost, ...
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Freakonomics » Evaluating Teachers: What About the Old ...
As part of our ongoing obsession with improving public education, we bring you a new study from Jonah E. Rockoff of Columbia Business School and Cecilia Speroni, a former doctoral student at Columbia's Teachers College, that explores the power ... subjective evaluations from both applicant interviews for a certification program and mentors who worked with teachers their first year, as well as objective evaluations “based on student achievement data from their first year of teaching. ...
FILIPINO TEACHERS SUE L.A. COMPANY | Balitang America
The Los Angeles Times reported that Filipino teachers recruited to teach in Baton Rouge, Louisiana filed a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles. Ingrid Cruz and Rolando Pascual contend they were among hundreds of Filipinos who took teaching ...
Chile education protest erupts again in violence | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
The Chilean Students Confederation called for two days of protests with the backing of some 70 other organizations, including the country's largest labor confederation and a teachers' group. The government denounced the violence and the ...
The Raw Story
Default Education - Innovations - The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Peter Wood
The biggest lender, the Department of Education, however, lends it because it is national policy to get as many kids into college as possible. The interest rates in the federal program are also high enough to produce substantial income for the ...
Khan Academy Expands to Art History, Sal Khan No Longer Its Only ...
By Audrey Watters
The other thing that Sal Khan lacks is an education background. And so adding the Smarthistory team to Khan Academy means something else. It's the addition of teachers. Both Harris and Zucker have extensive research and teaching ...
Tomorrow's Teachers Getting Leg Up At Towson - Education News ...
BALTIMORE -- College students hoping to land teaching jobs are among the thousands of graduates heading to the job market this fall -- one local university is helping them get prepared. Wednesday, October 19, 2011.
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Campus Politicos Debate Education at Heated Forum | The Cornell ...
By Emma Court
Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians clashed over teacher unions, school vouchers and No Child Left Behind legislation in a student debate held Wednesday about America's education system. Students for Education Reform hosted the debate ... to know how to restructure the educationsystem. They described the current system as having a libertarian structure, numbering among the educational failings a lack of charter schools, high costs and pay based on teachers' seniority. ...
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Blogging the National Day on Writing ... - The Learning Network
By By KATHERINE SCHULTEN
The Learning Network - Teaching and Learning With The New York Times ... We've been watching the stream with awe as teachers, novelists, poets, students, journalists, fan fiction-creators, mathematicians, bloggers, scientists and diary- keepers all weigh in. One of the most exciting moments for us so .... Education itself contributes to the 99%/1% divide in the way it sorts kids by test score, as well as in the way the federal government, states, and schools spend money. It's not just Wall ...
The Learning Network
Baltimore Education News: Maryland Schools, Test Scores ...
A $47 million plan to demolish and replace Jenkins Behavioral and Social Sciences Building is part of a $650 million backlog of construction projects on the ...