Let's Blame All the Teachers!
Yes, teachers should certainly be held accountable for excellence in teaching and for measurable results in the progress their students make each day. Teachers are on the front line of student learning assessment, since they really do know better than ...
Get Schooled: Class Size, College Tuition and More Education News
According to a report commissioned by the education think tank WestEd, only 1 in 10 students in California experience science instruction that involves regular hands-on experimentation. Eighty-five percent of teachers in the state report not having ...
Education in Chile
Pupils have occupied hundreds of schools since May, locking out their teachers and depriving tens of thousands of children of their education. Many university students have not been to classes for months. Most weeks they stage marches, ...
Study: elementary school science education neglected
According to Holly Jacobson, executive director of the Center for the Future of Teaching andLearning at WestEd — which commissioned the study — 40 percent of elementary teachers said they spend no more than one hour teaching science each week. ...
Cost of higher education continues to rise
Albany Times Union
The least we can do is slow the skyrocketing price of college and put the dream of higher education back within reach of every American." All of this is alarming news for those of us with young children, who will eye these cost increases nervously for ...
State plans changes to teacher certification rules
Flanagan said language in the proposed rules put out by the Michigan Department of Education that raised the possibility will be changed. They called for a loss of certification for those with a provisional teaching certificate if they were evaluated ...
Teachers' Unions and Conservatives Unite on Education . . .
The Weekly Standard (blog)
"It will replace punitive sanctions and labels with supports for teaching and learning, increase flexibility for innovation on the local level, and distribute resources equitably to ensure a top-notch education for every American student. ...
N.J. education chief urges civility on school changes | Philadelphia Inquirer ...
By Angela Delli Santi AP ATLANTIC CITY - Education officials meeting here this week called for more civility as the debate intensifies over sweeping changes in New Jersey public schools. Gov. Christie and the powerful teachers' union have clashed as ...
Manatee County teachers submit grades to new computer system
The reminder led many teachers to log off, leaving room for elementary school teachers to submit grades. But the solution to stagger the number of users on the new computer system offers no consolation to Manatee Education Association President Pat ...
Walcott Pledges Measures to Increase Parents' Involvement
New York Times
They include urging principals to welcome parents' involvement and improving parents' interactions with teachers during parent-teacher conferences, which Mr. Walcott likened to speed-dating. Ten to 15 schools across the city will pilot these standards, ...
MPS officials: Special education changes aim to better meet students' needs
In addition, Gracie said teachers also are getting more opportunities for professional development and resources. Special education teachers are learning how to collaborate, desaggregate testing data, find alternatives to suspensions and expulsions, ...
City, Teachers Approve Contract
The Danbury Board of Education and the union representing teachers in Danbury agreed to a new two year contract that will start July 12. By Mark Langlois Parents attending the Board of Education's meeting that outlined how the system plans to handle ...
Teachers' Union, State Battle in Court over Legislature's Pension-Plan Changes
Sunshine State News
The Florida Education Association and other unions contend that legislators violated the state Constitution, which required the changes to be negotiated through collective bargaining. Attorney Doug Hinson, representing the state, said the state isn't ...
teachers live rent-free at Collins Marsh Wildlife Area
Herald Times Reporter
Combine their love of the outdoors with their experience in teaching and "it was kind of a perfect blending of … what we do in our private time and … what we do in our professional life," she said. Conservation Education received 25 to 30 inquires ...
Teachers Union offers tenure reform
Today's Sunbeam - NJ.com
By Star-Ledger Staff By Jeanette Rundquist The state's largest teachers union, already locked in an ongoing battle with the Christie administration over education reform, is recommending extending the time it takes to obtain lifetime tenure to four ...
SVSU teachers vow: "as long as it takes"
By Deanna LeBlanc - Nearly 80 hours of negotiations over the past week and still no deal in the six day-old strike by teachers in southwest Vermont. "Sometime earlier in the day it appeared the board listened to the community on Monday, ...
Heidrick & Struggles Adds Two Strategic Advisors to Education & Social ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Fowler, based in California, brings to Heidrick & Struggles a worldwide reputation as a leading figure in the pursuit of innovation in education. Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Fowler was an executive at Cisco Systems for 13 years, most recently ...
Education Chief: New Loan Initiatives Won't Hike Taxes
The move comes at a time when costs for higher education are rising, forcing some to forgo continuing their education beyond high school or others to forgo meaningful but less lucrative occupations such as teaching or nonprofit work. ...
When it Comes to Teacher Evaluations, Shorewood May Go it Alone
School Board decides not to join 28 other Wisconsin districts studying new system for reviewing teachers. By Adam W. McCoy District officials are reviewing how they will evaluate teachers, including Shorewood High School's Lauren Croix, a first-year ...
Dr. Thomas Middelhoff joins ePals as Chairman of ePals Europe
MarketWatch (press release)
"While educational publishers are increasingly adjusting to this reality, a rapidly changing education media market favors companies like ePals that live at the intersection of digital media, cloud computing and project-based learning, ...
Teachers poll set on conference process
The Daily News Journal
MURFREESBORO — Rutherford County Schools officials and teachers representing professional organizations have reached an agreement on how to proceed with the state's new collaborative conferencing process. Rutherford Education Association President ...
Oswego School Board approves teacher salary increases, architect for high schools
In a unanimous vote, the board approved an agreement with the Oswego Education Association, representing more than 1000 teachers, department chairpersons, learning resource center directors, speech pathologists, counselors and certified nurses, ...
Huron Consulting Group Adds Higher Education Expert
MarketWatch (press release)
"Our higher education clients are coping with a new reality of decreased federal and state support, flat-to-declining research funding, and limited ability to increase tuition," said Laura Yaeger, executive vice president, Huron Education. ...
Pajaro Valley teachers demand reduction in class sizes: District surplus ...
San Jose Mercury News
By DONNA JONES - Santa Cruz Sentinel WATSONVILLE - Teachers crowded into the Pajaro Valley school board meeting Wednesday to urge district leaders to reduce class sizes. In response to declining state funding, the district has increased class sizes in ...
Learning Analytics: Time Series Visualization | iterating toward ...
As I began to mull over some common conventions that teachers could interpret without training (e.g., time flows left to right, scores move higher and lower) I realized that there's already a tool available that provides visualizations like this – the ...
iterating toward openness
Downsizing Its Video Team, Mahalo Refocuses On Education Apps ...
By Rip Empson
Downsizing Its Video Team, Mahalo Refocuses On Education Apps; Plans To Release 'An App A Week'. Rip Empson. posted 17 hours ago. Comments. View Author Page I'm on twitter. Rip Empson is a writer at TechCrunch. He's not here to ...
Learning Economics, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics ...
By Arnold Kling
Nash Equilibrium in Higher Education. October 26, 2011. Education: Economic vs. Academic Perspectives ... The other is that an economy is a learning mechanism. Anyway, The WSJ blog reports on an intriguing study that pertains to this ...
Scott Brown Jobs Bill Vote: Teachers, First Responders To Protest
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Teachers and first responders' feelings of hope were smashed when Senate Republicans, including Brown, filibustered the Back To Work Act. The measure was intended to provide relief to state and local governments, saving hundreds of ...
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Learning Urban Design From Developing Countries | Around The Mall
By Joseph Stromberg
Learning Urban Design From Developing Countries. Parque de los Niños, ... “They provide some very basic information about rights and safety, health, education, and there are games on here that the kids can play to teach them about math.” ...
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Times Higher Education - Teaching intelligence - Monster mash ...
Professor Verran, who was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship this summer by the HigherEducation Academy, has also encouraged her students to think imaginatively about their subject. "It's all extracurricular ... In a world in which science communication is suddenly in vogue, offering researchers a way to demonstrate that all-important "impact", learning such skills is no longer something that can be dismissed as simply a distraction or an optional extra. Professor Verran said:...
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Wisconsin Teachers Convention Future in Doubt | Education News
Madison teachers will now spend the two days learning about a new approach for identifying special education students, the implementation of consistent curriculum across the district, and new tests to assess student progress and whether the ...
Using Teacher Evaluation to Build Great Teachers
By Sarah Rosenberg
While low performers need extra support, teacher evaluation should be used to make all teachers more effective. ... The Quick and the Ed A Publication of Education Sector. Published by Education Sector, ... My first year teaching, when I was sinking far more often than I was swimming, I believed that great teachers are born, not made. ... 10/24/11 | Education Week talks to Elena Silva about Expanded Learning Time and her concerns with implementing the model. US News 10/19/11 ...
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Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog: Intro to Logic Teachers ...
By Brian Leiter
Contributors and Links · Brian Leiter-personal homepage. Includes CV, teaching information, links to on-line papers, audio and video recordings; Brian Leiter | University of Chicago - Academia.edu (with CV) · Brian Leiter on Facebook ...
Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog
A global education - a Bavarian community - The Local
“Everyone should feel that the education process is about learning and that we all have a part to play in this process.” To this end, BIS is committed to providing service to others through a very active community and service programme. ...
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