Teacher Evaluation Policies, by State
Wall Street Journal
"The purpose of teacher evaluations is to improve the teaching and learning process, and if your system is done correctly, it will get rid of ineffective teachers," said Adriane Dorrington, senior policy analyst with the National Education Association, ...
Education Secretary Duncan explains new measures to help students manage debt
Today, Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be announcing new measures to help students pay back and manage their loan debts. This measure comes as a part of a series of executive measures that the White House has been rolling out this week to help ...
Teachers strike in Bennington continues
"Once we get in there and negotiate we hope it goes fast," said Michelle Blazek, a teacher. With each day that passes the hope is a little stronger that this dispute is resolved getting teachers back in the classroom and kids back to learning.
Christie Teachers Union Foe Reaches Campaign Spending High
San Francisco Chronicle
The teachers union collects as much as $100 million a year in dues. "It demonstrates how desperate and maniacal that union leadership is in its attempts to defeat education reform at literally any cost," Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for Christie, ...
Personal Digital Learning Is Changing the World
Huffington Post (blog)
This year inexpensive tablet computers and free resources like Khan Academy are extending the learning revolution. The teachers and students that grew up as digital natives are bringing new tools to school. The promise of personal digital learning is ...
BC to overhaul Teachers College legislation
The BC College of Teachers was created by the provincial government in 1987 to set standards and regulate professional conduct, qualifications and education for teachers. Its governing council has 20 members, including 12 elected by teachers. ...
Pioneer project for vocational education
New Straits Times
VOCATIONAL education became a prominent feature during Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's recent two-day official visit to Singapore. Not only did the deputy prime minister, who is also education minister, confirm a new pioneer project of introducing a ...
Bridgepoint Education Appoints Bryan Talbot Vice President Of Strategy
Additionally, Talbot will collaborate with leadership across the enterprise to improve operational efficiency, leverage innovative technologies, improve student learning outcomes, and build on a growing legacy of student success. ...
Why Are We Allowing Kids To Be Held Hostage By a Government Monopoly?
We weren't actually learning." He says most of his government-school teachers acted like they didn't care. His mother, who's from Trinidad, was going to send him back to that country for an education because the schools there are better than American ...
Learning Tree International Named One of Top 20 IT Training Companies by ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Courses are presented at Learning Tree Education Centers, located globally, on site at client facilities, and are available via Learning Tree AnyWare(TM), our proprietary live, online instructor-led training delivery option that connects online ...
FirstEnergy Names Education Grant Winners in Math, Science and Technology
MarketWatch (press release)
/quotes/zigman/201722/quotes/nls/fe FE -0.06% announced today that four teachers in its Illuminating Company service area have been awarded Mathematics, Science and TechnologyEducation Grants. The grants, of up to $500 each, will be used for a variety ...
GOVERNOR VISITS WEST TN: Haslam talks to South Side High teachers, students ...
Bill Haslam spoke with some South Side High School students and teachers Tuesday morning as part of a regional visit to West Tennessee. The governor met with teachers in the school library and asked them to raise issues or concerns about education. ...
State investigating test irregularities
By Tara Malone Tribune reporter Illinois education officials are investigating whether some students may have received improper help on the state's standardized exams. The Illinois State Board of Education launched the probe when more than two dozen ...
Mass. seeks waiver from 'No Child Left Behind'
By Bob Salsberg AP / October 25, 2011 BOSTON—The Massachusetts education board voted Tuesday to seek a waiver from the requirements of No Child Left Behind, the federal law once championed by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy but now viewed by the Obama ...
Top teachers in north state tapped; winner will go to statewide competition
"It's been a journey of learning to love children more," LaField said. "The heart and soul of my classroom is teaching people, students, to have integrity, to be people of honor and integrity." Kelli Pfeffen, who teaches sixth grade and a social ...
School districts vary in approach to no teachers' convention
Herald Times Reporter
The Wisconsin Education Association Council announced several months ago it would no longer offer its annual convention that traditionally was held in October. In Manitowoc County school districts, the two days were unpaid days off for teachers with ...
Where all the teachers are above average
You won't find a neater description of the closed minds of Oregon's teaching establishment to merit pay. And on this issue, Oregon teachers are on the wrong side of the Obama administration, and we predict, the wrong side of history. ...
30-Day Trial of Learning Music
By Steve Pavlina
For now I'm committing to a 30-day trial for education and exploration, so I can learn a little something about music and invite new learning experiences into my life. I expect that this will be an interesting path to explore regardless of what, ...
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Bok's Economics of Education, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of ...
By Bryan Caplan
Context: Bok is criticizing accountability standards for higher education. [T]he measures used are generally too crude to be helpful. Some of them track outcomes that are largely beyond the college's control, such as how many graduates ...
Far-Left Teachers and NY Times Promote Lesson Plans on ...
By Kyle Olson
One such teacher, Bob Peterson, who moonlights as the president of the Milwaukee teachers union, fawned all over a music video produced with footage from the various protests. He called it “a great video rich with teaching possibilities.” ...
Lifeclass: Two Black Women Teaching the World « Clutch Magazine
By Arielle Loren
As the rain poured outside my balcony, flooding through the streets of Salvador, and inadvertently holding my girlfriend and I captive, I flipped my web browser over to Oprah.com to check out this new craze called Lifeclass. A former Master ...
Deeds, Aldous clash over jobs, education funding at UVa debate ...
Aldous, a Charlottesville attorney who's running against Deeds in Virginia's 25th District, said the former Democratic gubernatorial candidate has failed to work with McDonnell to bring jobs to the district.
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NOT Your Mother's PTA : Education Next
By Bruno V. Manno
But today, its orientation to K–12 issues is most aptly described by education analyst Charlene Haar as an “echo…of the teachers unions.” Moreover, it has fallen on hard times. For example, many PTAs have withdrawn from the national ...
Elementary Science Education Under Microscope in New Report ...
A new report by the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning examines the strength of science education in California elementary schools. ... It also shows that teachers and schools do not have the infrastructure support needed to consistently provide students with quality science learning opportunities. Among the findings: 40 percent of elementary teachers say they spend 60 minutes or less teaching science each week. One-third of elementary teachers say they feel prepared ...
Study finds flaws in virtual education, including motives of for-profit ...
By LILLY ROCKWELL
... of these programs.The study, written by two professors at the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and released Tuesday, highlights a number of emerging problems with the growth of online learning.
Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Higher Education: Part 2 - Brainstorm ...
By Michael Ruse
But it is equally silly to pretend that all is well, or that the teaching is as good as it might be—too many large classes, too many adjuncts or grad students doing the job, too much simply getting a text and following it line by line, too much ...
Teachers union files grievance with District 135 — Orland Park news ...
By Jeff Vorva
The Illinois Federation of Teachers filed a grievance to Orland District 135 Tuesday and plan on filing unfair labor practice charges Wednesday against the District to the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board for the demotion of Student Services Secretary ...
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