News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch heckled during speech at San Francisco education ...
He was appearing as part of a two-day education forum sponsored by the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a group chaired by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. It champions school vouchers, charter schools and performance pay for teachers. ...
Hearing scheduled for teachers union's complaints about longer school day pilot
A state labor board is demanding a hearing on the Chicago Teachers Union's allegations that city public school officials unfairly pressured some teachers into adopting a longer school day. The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board has issued a ...
Ohio Education Matters Releases Policy Analysis of National Report Card on ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Report comes on the heels of inaugural meeting by state's Digital Learning Task Force charged with expanding innovative education policy in state. KnowledgeWorks subsidiary Ohio Education Matters Ohio today released an analysis of Ohio's performance on ...
Evicted Anglican Teachers To Be Reinstated in Zimbabwe
Voice of America
October 14, 2011 Evicted Anglican Teachers To Be Reinstated in Zimbabwe Peta Thornycroft | Johannesburg Zimbabwe's Education Ministry has instructed that all teachers and professional staff evicted from Anglican mission schools by a renegade bishop be ...
Oklahoma Gas and Electric Recognized with Chief Learning Officer Award
MarketWatch (press release)
The Vanguard award is given to best-in-class human capital learning and development executives who have either launched a new enterprise learning function or redesigned existing workforce development initiatives in the past year. ...
Teachers protest using test scores in evaluations
Teachers challenged the system and their union filed an unfair labor practice charge earlier this year. They say other factors out of their control impact student performance on tests, including hunger andlearning disabilities. ...
Liberals bankrupt of ideas on education
These bills ushered in an era where guaranteed services to students with special needs and guaranteed support from specialist teachers such as librarians, counsellors, and learning support teachers were removed from collective agreements. ...
U.S. District Court Rules in Renaissance Learning's Favor; Denies Data Key ...
MarketWatch (press release)
As a result, teachers using Renaissance Learning products and programs accelerate learning, get more satisfaction from teaching, and help students achieve higher test scores on state and national tests. Renaissance Learning has seven US locations and ...
Seneca Valley Reacts to Corbett's Education Reform Agenda
This includes rating systems that would focus on student performance as well as evaluations of teachers, principals and education specialists. Employees would be ranked as “distinguished,'' “proficient,'' “needs improvement'' or “failing. ...
Philadelphia Federation of Teachers approves one-year contract extension ...
The district's $629 million-plus gap in the $2.8 billion budget forced deep cuts in programs and more than 2000 layoffs, including the elimination of about 1500 teaching jobs. Jordan said the move to grant some financial relief had allowed 788 teachers ...
Speaker addresses future teachers about NCLB
SUSAN NEUMAN, A PROFESSOR at the University of Michigan visited with education majors teaching them how to be highly qualified teachers. She also discussed the implications of the No Child Left Behind Act. KATRINA PERKINS photo The No Child Left ...
Teachers in Cheating Case Could Lose Credentials
The state will be making a decision on teaching credentials after a Waterbury cheating investigation. Some Waterbury teachers could lose their credentials for their involvement in a cheating scandal. State officials are considering whether to revoke ...
Two Longtime State Education Leaders Receive National Honor
MarketWatch (press release)
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- State education leaders from Illinois and Maine are the recipients of the 2011 Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). ...
Board of Education terminates Ramos' contract
The chairman of the Board of Education that voted to terminate Supt. of Schools John Ramos' contract said it's unlikely a new superintendent will be in place before Ramos leaves on Jan. 1. “It will be months,” Robert Trefry, a retired Fairfield ...
FEDS: LAUSD Fails to Provide Equal Education to Black Students
LA Unified also agreed to provide students learning English and black students with more effective teachers. Improved teaching would result from "ongoing and sustained" training. The goal is to let the district develop the details, under continuing ...
The price of good education
Naturally, I want the best education for my children — in both academic and curriculum activities. Both public and private schools require their teachers be credentialed. This usually means a degree and a teaching cert. However, private schools tend ...
Bold education reforms: Pay for performance
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American education is in transition — moving toward new outcomes and employing new strategies for digital native students. The goal is not only to produce new outcomes but to produce them in a way that creates sustainable learning, in other words, ...
With Goldman's Foray Into Higher Education, A Predatory Pursuit of Students ...
The so-called 50 percent rule, which required half of all students to be at a ground campus in order for a school to be eligible for federal aid, had been put in place to discourage dubious distanceeducation programs that offered subpar learning. ...
SSI Investments II Limited Announces SkillSoft Acquisition of Element K ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The acquisition adds to SkillSoft's existing offerings in learning content and learning platform technology through the addition of Element K's complementary offerings in e-learning content, virtual labs, ILT print materials and custom development ...
TC community school teaching its first ABCs
CU Columbia Spectator
And the school is small: at the moment, the teaching staff consists of two regular classroom teachers and one special education teacher, with administrators, a secretary, a parent coordinator, and a paraprofessional making up the rest of the staff. ...
Greece's Socialist Education | FrontPage Magazine
By Daniel Flynn
In Greece, higher education that is not state subsidized is forbidden. Private colleges, like the one Greece's prime minister attended in Amherst, Massachusetts, are illegal. Wealthy Greeks like the country's socialist leader evade the law by ...
Turning teaching upside-down | Thoughts on Public Education
By John Fensterwald - Educated Guess
But Khan, the former hedge fund manager turned online tutor, first for his East Coast nieces and nephews and now for the world, is flipping education upside-down. Many teachers and their unions have been slow to recognize that or have felt ...
Thoughts on Public Education
Students and teachers at Portland's SEI Academy ready to rise to the ...
By Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian
But SEI specializes in the non-academic side -- teaching teens values, self-discipline and perseverance; exposing them to arts, college campuses and upstanding adults; showing them love and consistency; and setting high expectations. ...
Louisiana House 57th District candidates put education high on their ...
By Jennifer Boquet, The Times-Picayune
Improving education is the common theme among candidates for the Louisiana House of Representatives 57th District, two of whom are St. John the Baptist Parish School Board members. Shane Bailey, O.J. Breech, Albert .... Wise said he would bring together representatives from all areas of education -- teachers, school boards and BESE -- to form a commission to formulate a plan to settle the issue of whether teacher pay should be tied to performance. He said such a plan should...
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Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series Interviews Sandra Day O ...
In an exclusive interview with Verizon Foundation's Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor urged educators in the United States to do their part to enliven civics education and engage ...
So Many Machines For Education--So Little Money Or Time | Fast ...
So Many Machines For Education--So Little Money Or Time. BY FC Expert Blogger EdSurge Today. This blog is written by a member of our expert blogging community and expresses that expert's views alone. How can schools--desperate to ...
Hebron school demonstrates for third day: “Without teachers there is ...
By firstname.lastname@example.org (ISM Palestine)
For the third morning children and teachers from Qordoba Scool gathered on the H1 side of Checkpoint 56 at 7.30am. The children, with the support of their teachers and the Director ofEducation in Hebron, Nisreen Amro, peacefully protested ...
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Tom Vander Ark: Bay Area Leading the Learning Revolution
By Tom Vander Ark
This week, the Foundation for Excellent Education is hosting their National Summit on Education Reform in San Francisco. At last year's summit former governors Jeb Bush and Bob Wise released Digital Learning Now -- what one supporter ...
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Va. Education Department to review Bedford County bus training ...
The state Department of Education is conducting a review of training procedures used in Bedford County schools to handle disabled students aboard school buses.
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Catholic Church condemns new education package| Cathnews India
The Catholic Church in Kerala has condemned a new education scheme by which appointments of teachers at state-funded schools would be made from a pool of candidates decided by the government.
Teachers (and students) in Hebron give lessons at Checkpoint 56
On 11th October 2011 the children of Cordoba school in Hebron engaged in peaceful demonstration for their right to an education. The protest was triggered by the Israeli occupying forces changing the rules at checkpoint 56, refusing school ...
Teachers plan protest outside conservative education conference ...
By Bay City News
According to the conference's agenda, topics will include changes to the teaching profession,education funding formulas, and new technology in classrooms. But organizers with the CaliforniaTeachers Association and United Educators of ...
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