| |Education makes a political comeback in Washington
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — After years on the political back burner, education is making a comeback in Washington, driven in large part by Democrats. President Barack Obama has made saving teachers' jobs a key part of his effort to sell his $447 billion jobs ...
| |Teachers strike today in southwest Vermont
Stephannie Peters, president of the Southwest Vermont Education Association said in a statement that teachers are “beyond disappointed” in the school boards. “Going on strike is the last thing I and my fellow members want to do. We love our jobs; ...
| |NJ Files Race To The Top Education Application
TRENTON – The state Department of Education today submitted New Jersey's application for the Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge to the US Department of Education. This application would help to improve the quality of programs for over 75000 ...
| |Denver Teachers Call for Contract
Denver Public School Teachers rallied outside the Administration Building, calling for the end to stalled contract negotiations.
| |Teachers may have to set aside cell phones
By Katheran Wasson Frankfort Independent teachers and staff won't be allowed to make personal phone calls or text messages during class time, if a new policy is approved next month. Board ofEducation members gave first reading to the policy Tuesday, ...
| |Don't Let Congress Turn Back the Clock on Teacher Quality
Huffington Post (blog)
For example, North Carolina's Teaching Fellows program paid for the preparation of hundreds of talented candidates who pledged to teach for 4 years in the state's schools, bringing long-term talent into the education system to teach math, science, ...
| |Blackboard Launches New Open Education Initiatives
MarketWatch (press release)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their ...
| |Chile students demand 'education for all'
Students in Chile have been holding nationwide demonstrations to demand free and qualityeducation for all, accusing President Sebastian Pinera of shutting his ears to their demands. Violent confrontations between masked protesters and police marked ...
| |Teachers agree to concessions, if levy passes
Approval of the levy will also delay a schedule of cost reductions that include reductions in 14.5teaching positions and eight support staff. If the levy doesn't pass, the agreement will be void and the Board plans to approve those cuts beginning in ...
| |Teachers, board face off at meeting
Pacific Daily News
Union President Matt Rector has said the Guam Education Board is recommending reductions in payroll, including possibly extending teachers' work hours by an hour or two a day, and trimming the number of school aides. But those ideas do not sit lightly ...
| |In Facebook era, teachers must be savvy, responsible with social media
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)
Teachers are allowed to have lives outside the classroom, but they can't be an open book. To see why not, look no further than Union Township: A teacher's job is on the line because she called homosexuality “perverted” on Facebook, which then made ...
| |State panel examines driver's education problems
Earlier this year, Garrett introduced legislation that would have required private school instructors to meet the same requirements as public school driver's education teachers. But after staunch resistance from the private schools, the bill didn't ...
| |Apollo education company's fiscal 4Q profit rises
PHOENIX — The for-profit education company Apollo Group Inc. said Wednesday its fiscal fourth-quarter profit more than quadrupled compared with prior-year results weighed down by special charges. Its adjusted results beat Wall Street expectations and ...
| |Mass. seeking $50M in federal education grants
Education Secretary Paul Reville said the state submitted its application Wednesday for the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge, a $500 million national competition sponsored by the US Departments of Education and Health and Human Services. ...
| |NYC school official reprimanded for poor judgment
Wall Street Journal
AP NEW YORK — A New York City Department of Education official has been reprimanded for enlisting staffers to rally parents behind an effort to end teacher seniority rules. The special investigator for the city's school system found that director of ...
| |Rocketship Education's plan for school in Milwaukee advances
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
By the end of the year, he said, with the help of the individualized learning plans, online learning programs that drill the basics and subject-specific teachers who get feedback from academic deans who serve as coaches, nearly all of those children ...
| |Is Gov. Corbett Education's 'Caped Crusader?'
Steven Singer represents TEACH, an organization of parents, children and teachers from across Pennsylvania. The name is an acronym for Tell Everyone All Cuts Hurt. By Steven Singer Letters to the Editor are a way to make your voice heard on Patch. ...
| |State education board to take up No Child Left Behind waiver
State Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell D. Chester announced last month that he would try to seek a waiver from certain requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, and next week, the state Board of Elementary and ...
| |Learning Styles: Do They Affect The Way You Teach Your Kids?
You know, depending. I made a few guesses about my kids. I know them pretty well and have spent their entire lives teaching the hell out of them, whether they like it or not. If I know nothing else, I should know their learning styles. ...
| |Diligence put teacher ahead of rest
“She's exactly the kind of person we want teaching our kids.” Teachers across the state apply for the annual honor. Their application includes essays and letters of support. The award is to recognize exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled ...
| |Teachers, Parents March to 'Occupy LAUSD' (VIDEO)
By Doug Kriegel and Scott Goldrich Teachers and parents marched from City Hall, the scene of the 'Occupy LA' protests, to rally outside the LAUSD headquarters on Beaudry Avenue downtown. Starting at around 10 pm on Tuesday and continuing into early ...
| |Pearson Announces OpenClass Technology Partners
MarketWatch (press release)
There are no hardware, licensing or hosting costs, thus enabling widespread adoption of newlearning approaches that encourage interaction within the classroom and around the world. OpenClass integrates seamlessly with Google Apps for Education(TM) and ...
| |Microsoft Announces New “Playful Learning” Titles
By Dave Banks This week, Microsoft announced a couple of new additions to their “playful learning” line of family games aimed at bringing families together. The games were developed with the Sesame Workshop and National Geographic, as well as the Games ...
| |Dr. Gino Yu: Education in the Age of Information
By Dr. Gino Yu
is thought of as providing students with information, today's Internet world is radically different from the pre-Internet world. From a content point of view, there ... All of the teaching
faculty also get together on a regular basis to track progress and issues that arise. Rather than the traditional "you ... Another aspect of our program is to spend time on unlearning as well as learning
. Unlearning is the process of ... www.twitter.com/phusikoi
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| |In Victory for ... - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Jeffrey R. Young
The president of Blackboard's learning
division, Ray Henderson, plans to send an e-mail to customers today that effectively modifies the company's contract with colleges. In the old contract, colleges could have been charged extra for every ...
| |Freakonomics » Those Cheating Teachers! A New Freakonomics ...
By Suzie Lechtenberg
The then guy running the Chicago school system, Arne Duncan, who's now the U.S. secretary ofeducation
, fired a whole bunch of teachers
. Is that still currently policy, if you cheat you get fired? LEVITT: I think there are two things you can do if ...
| |Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Jeff Selingo
We often talk about the goal of college as learning
a specific skill or growing intellectually. Both aims are not mutually exclusive, of course, although by framing it as an either/or question we have allowed two opposing camps to emerge. ...
| |Teachers, First Responders Jobs Bill Moves Toward a Vote | AFL ...
By Mike Hall
The U.S. Senate this week may vote on legislation that would enable some 400000 teachers, police officers and firefighters to return to work or stay on the job. At a rally on Capitol Hill tomorrow, they will urge the Senate to act quickly and warn ...
AFL-CIO NOW BLOG
| |Musical “Stratagies” for Learning : : Music Moves
By Natasha Thomas
My Special Education
studies are all about students in Individualized Education
Plans, or IEPS: how to identify, assess, and ultimately, how best to serve their needs. ... Strategies for teaching
can be incredibly basic, like the 5-1 or 10-2 principles (where the instructor teaches a concept for 5 or 10 minutes, and the students get 1 0r 2 minutes to reflect what they're learning
before the next 5 0r 10 minute cycle of teaching
begins), or they can be more complicated, like the...
| |Founders Fund-Backed Knewton And Other Education-Tech ...
By João-Pierre S. Ruth
Last Thursday, New York's Knewton raised $33 million in a funding round led by Founders Fund and education
and media company Pearson. The new cash will go towards further development of Knewton's adaptive learning
platform, which ...
| |Anti-Bullying Effort Helps School Foster Safe Learning - New ...
St. John the Baptist Schools take proactive steps to create and foster safe learning
environments for all public school children. Wednesday, October 19 ... The district added a component called Rachel's Challenge to its education
plan. "We are ...
| |Will Senate address bullying in education reform? | Washington ...
By Chris Johnson
A Senate committee markup this week could present an opportunity to include LGBT anti-bullying measures as part of larger education
reform legislation — although whether the panel will act remains unclear. Starting Wednesday, the Senate ...
Washington Blade - America's...
| |Regents to stop teachers from grading their students' state exams ...
By Cara Matthews
Regents chose not to prohibit teachers
from proctoring their own students' state tests. Research by the state Education
Department found that it is common practice in other states to allow teachers
to proctor their students' assessments. ...
Politics on the Hudson
| |Xbox Live's Major Nelson » Kinect for Xbox 360 Redefines Learning ...
By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson
In partnership with the New York University-based Games for Learning
Institute , a joint research endeavor bringing together game designers, computer scientists and education
researchers committed to pursuing the art and science of ...
Xbox Live's Major Nelson
| |Education Directorate launches 'Quality Education: All Hands on ...
Dubbed 'Quality Education
: All Hands on Deck', the programme seeks to bring parents, teachers
and stakeholders to a roundtable meeting to find solutions to the problem. The District Director of the Ghana Education
Service (GES), Mr. Eric ...
| |Race to the Top (early learning version) looks like a go by today's ...
Orlando Sentinel education
reporters blog about local Central Florida and Orlando-area schools and the education
system. ... Race to the Top (early learning
version) looks like a go by today's deadline... Early childhood advocates, on the other hand, were eager for the state to apply, believing the money could help boost Florida's existing programs, espcially for at-risk children, better train early-childhood teachers
and coordinate the often-fractured systems that work with babies and ...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando Sentinel
Should students do social media with teachers? (guest blog ...
By Charlie Beckett
Professors and lecturers are finally starting to use social media as a teaching
tool – it seems particularly relevant for a Media and Communications Department. But what are ... But when my Political Communications professor suggested this morning that the course use Twitter to enhance our learning
and afford us an opportunity to critically examine the Twitter hashtag, I went further and started 'following' him as fast as my blackberry data service could process the request. My social ...
| |Panel examines ed tech, personalized learning « Educational ...
policy in the United States should change and adapt to digital technologies that make personalized learning
a reality, agreed a number of panelists during an Oct. 6 Brookings Institution discussion. Greater access to high-quality ...
| |#Change11 Is Connectivism a New and Emerging Learning Theory ...
As a disclosure, I am a believer on Connectivism as a New Learning
Theory. My stance has remained, since I attended CCK08, and then all other MOOCs. I also trust that Connectivism could make a difference, in education
| |Education Nation Sponsors' Roles Face Scrutiny | Education News
The Gates Foundation, Williams continued, is “the largest single funder of education
anywhere in the world. It's their facts that we're going to be referring to often to help along our conversation” and for the reformers, teachers
, parents and ...
| |Education: The Most Important Policy Issue for our Generation ...
By Hilary Cohen
Until there are rigorous national standards, higher expectations for students, and more great teachers
in classrooms, it's unlikely that we'll see the drastic improvement we need. And unfortunately for reformers, our failing education
system may ...
The Steve Jobs Model for Education Reform
Wall Street Journal
Teachers are likewise stunted. Some excel at lecturing. Some are better at giving personal attention. With the right structure, they would work together like a football team. With the existing structure, they are treated like interchangeable cogs. ...
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