Josh Stumpenhorst named Illinois teacher of year
Superintendent Christopher A. Koch praised Stumpenhorst as a student-centered teacher with an effective teaching style. He also praised the winner for an online profiessional learning network he created. Stumphenhorst is in his ninth year of teaching ...
Plan to revamp tribal education advances in Senate
“It's been a long uphill struggle to get the recognition that teaching a Native language is like other languages – Spanish Portuguese, French,” Shingoitewa said. But even with enough money, it is hard to keep good teachers in tribal schools, ...
Former PM calls education 'absolute key' to improving aboriginal life
That includes a specially designed text book for the entrepreneurship program that was created by Aboriginal teachers. MAEI brings together aboriginal organizations, the business community, post-secondary institutions, First Nations schools and ...
UW Science Posse program trains new teachers
The fellows usually spend just two years with the program, but it's enough to gain teachingexperience. The program trains new fellows for teaching before they begin. School teachers and more experienced fellows also become mentors and help younger ...
Education Dept.'s new focus leads to turnover, confusion
She also has taken the Wyoming Department of Education administration away from its previous emphasis on compliance with state and federal requirements. Instead, her focus has been on instruction and creating partnerships between teachers in different ...
Education Hinders Arab Economies
The Media Line
“That will take a quality education. It will take inspiring teachers and modern curricula that teach them the skills of an entrepreneur – critical thinking, team work, problem solving, initiative, communications and leadership. ...
Class Struggle | When charter schools get too picky
Washington Post (blog)
Jay Mathews is an education columnist for The Washington Post. You can contact him at mathewsj (at) washpost.com. Look for your high school on Jay's annual High School Challenge rankings of the nation's most challenging high schools and all Washington ...
Election Victories Set Stage for Education Reform in Louisiana
In addition to these critical efforts, the bipartisan LFC PAC played a crucial role in dozens of legislative and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) races, supporting both Democratic and Republican candidates. These efforts combined to ...
Higher education politics
But the fact that both sides in the dispute may have motivations beyond the question of improving higher education and research in Maryland doesn't mean there aren't important issues at hand. There is tremendous potential for cross-disciplinary work ...
Letters: Teachers making union's decisions
Appleton Post Crescent
They have banded together to improve their wages, hours and working conditions. Their working conditions are students' learning conditions. The WEA Trust was not imposed by the union. Theteachers wanted the trust and negotiated for it. ...
Selling Branstad's education blueprint
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
The first reform item entails attracting and retaining the best teachers and principals. Central to this is a tiered teaching system in which new teachers and principals must meet higher bars to enter the field but will receive greater starting pay and ...
Casey Education Bill a Significant Step Forward
PoliticalNews.me (press release)
Pennsylvania and other states would be eligible to apply to the Secretary of Education for funding to boost these subjects and provide professional development to teachers. The ESEA bill also includes a provision from Casey's Safe Schools Improvement ...
Idaho won't compete for preschool money
By Jessie L. Bonner, AP BOISE — Idaho has decided it will not apply for a multi-million dollareducation grant from the federal government aimed at increasing access to early learning programs for low-income and disadvantaged children. ...
Teachers' generous sick leave benefits far outstrip what private sector ...
By Charis Anderson / New Bedford Standard-Times Over the past five years, SouthCoast communities have spent almost $5 million to buy back unused sick time from their teachers and could face similar costs in the years to come as teachers continue to ...
5 districts drop education service
Five of the 21 member school districts in the Willamette Education Service District have approved an intent to withdraw. They will need to hold a final vote by March 1, 2012 in order to officially withdraw for the 2012-13 school year. ...
Tom Vander Ark: Tertiary Education in the U.S. Is Broken
By Tom Vander Ark
Loading... EDITION: U.S.. CA Canada US United States UK United Kingdom · Teachers · EducationReform · Arne Duncan · Standardized Testing · BlackBerry 101 More. Log in .... New tools that organize knowledge and make learning easier and more engaging are gaining traction and beginning to impact formal education -- Khan Academy being the most notable example. In DIY U, Anya Kamenetz, outlined the rise of informal and nontraditional post-secondary education. She, like ...
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Tens of thousands protest Spain education cuts | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
... while marching through the streets during an afternoon protest that remained peaceful. “What they want to do is privatise education and all public services,” said Manuel Pascual, among the manyteachers who turned out on Saturday. ...
The Raw Story
Teachers Teaching Teachers #268 Learning from Occupy Wall ...
By Paul Allison
On this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers this amazing group of teachers discuss OccupyEducation, Occupy the Classroom, Occupy Wall Street, Youth Voices and more thanks to our friends who publish at the Cooperative Catalyst: ...
Coming Soon: Stepping it Up- Learning About Blogs FOR your ...
By Silvia Tolisano
As teachers, we need to be aware of blogging potential in relationship to learning. We need to formulate ... As we read blogs regularly, the better we will become in RECOGNIZING learningopportunities, GAGING the quality (or lack) of our own students' blogs. This part will .... I believe her blog post is invaluable as it fulfills the need to document, summarize and assess learning outcomes when leading your students with new forms of teaching … (No Comments) .... Global Education ...
Arne Duncan: Arts and Humanities are Essential | Education News
As core academic subjects, Arts and Humanities are essential to a well-rounded, Pre K-12 educationfor all Americans, says Ed Secretary Arne Duncan. ... opportunities to be “the creative thinkers of tomorrow.”” A College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences press release says that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant will establish fellowships for doctoral students as well as seminars aimed at preparing them for teaching in an increasingly competitive academic job market. ...
beSpacific: Measures of Effective Teaching - Gates Foundation
By Sabrina I. Pacifici -
With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, independent education researchers, in partnership with school districts, principals, teachers, and unions, will work to develop fair and reliable measures of effective teaching." ...
A beacon in Nursery education : Kaieteur News
We also had to do training every Saturday at Rose Hall's St Patrick School by special teachers and supervisors, making suitable aids and learning teaching skills,” she recounted. Little did she know then that the life of her and her family would ...
UW Science Posse program trains new teachers | The Associated ...
By The Associated Press
The Laramie Boomerang reports (http://bit.ly/oPENcW) that the program trains new fellows forteaching, and the fellows gain teaching experience. School teachers and more experienced fellows also become mentors and help younger fellows ...
Asynchronous Learning: Characteristics | office20con.com
When talking about distance learning, there are two main kinds, namely: syncronous and asynchronous learning. The second type mentioned, asynchronous learning.
Post your thoughts on education reform - Spokesman.com - Oct. 23 ...
BOISE – Public comments on the State Board of Education's proposed new online class graduation requirement – requiring every Idaho high school student to take two online courses to graduate – are being accepted through Wednesday. The new rule was ... They include rules requiring school district negotiations with teachers unions to be conducted in open meetings; and requiring parent input and student achievement growth to be included in teacher evaluations. Comments on ...
Spokesman.com: Idaho stories
Education News » Election Victories Set Stage for Education Reform ...
Vitter, the bipartisan LFC PAC played a crucial role in dozens of legislative and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) races, supporting both Democratic and Republican candidates. These efforts combined to defeat school ...