Canberra continues teaching support
WITH the independent federal agency charged with improving higher education set to clsoe at the end of the year Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans has announced a new Office of Learningand Teaching. Senator Evans announced the new program ...
Rick Perry's Education Plan: Inadequate, Unfeasible And Unfair, Some Experts Say
The US Department of Education was established in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter at the behest of the National Education Association. The nation's largest teachers union wanted a Cabinet-level advocate for increased education spending. ...
Harvard Professor Chris Dede Encourages Teachers to Embrace Mobile Learning ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"Teaching is like an orchestra," Dede said. "There are many different instruments, and to reach everyone you need to put a symphony of different kinds of pedagogy together. Learning technologies provide a set of instruments teachers can use to achieve ...
Whizz Education Wins Seal of Approval for Math-Whizz Tutoring Plus from The ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Whizz Education's personalized, interactive and collaborative approach to teaching math is raising math achievement for thousands of students in the US and internationally. By engaging students in entertaining challenges, individualizing the curriculum ...
In India, Schooling Isn't Always Education: Choudhury
So until you stop the system of teaching to the curriculum, and start the system of teaching to the student, I think it's just hopeless. As the many guidelines for schools and teachers contained in the Right to Education Act come into force in the ...
Xueda Education Group Announces Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results
MarketWatch (press release)
This increase was primarily due to the increase in teaching staff cost and rental cost as the result of increased course hours delivered, as well as more new learning centers opened compared with a year ago. Gross profit in the third quarter of 2011 ...
Dryden honored with teaching award
Dryden said she enjoys teaching. She has been teaching at Wesleyan since 1992, teaching both undergrad and graduate level, and she thinks education is an important field of study. "We never stop learning," Dryden said. "Education can open the world to ...
Education Groups Stand For Children Leadership Center and Education Equality ...
By Stand for Children Leadership Center PORTLAND, Ore., Nov 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Portland, Oregon based Stand for Children Leadership Center (Stand) and New York City-based Education Equality Project (EEP) announce that they have ...
Dear Penn State: What Are You Teaching Us?
Huffington Post (blog)
This brings me to my main point -- what are they are teaching us, the next generation of college students. I am sure most people value the well-being of children more than their favorite team's season record. But these students are teaching us that ...
With Hispanic students on the rise, Hispanic teachers in short supply
Beltsville Academy was so desperate for a Hispanic teacher that it hired one who is still learningEnglish. “Today, we're doing things we like and things we no like,” David Colon told sixth-grade Spanish students at the Prince George's County public ...
In Higher Education, Publishers Move Into Digital Materials, Ignite Explosive ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Multimedia materials include a range of content, tools and services from homework assignments and assessments to downloadable lectures, website access for students, e-textbooks and teaching aids for instructors. According to the report, ...
Zimbabwe: Environmental Education in Schools
Whether they start with an environmental issue or with fundamental ecological principles, teacherscan nurture the knowledge, skills and values essential to sustainable living. A variety of teachingstrategies are particularly appropriate for fostering ...
Christie pushes for education reform, calls on Legislature to pass related bills
These changes will allow New Jersey to identify and reward the most effective teachers in a meaningful and fair way, while also better supporting those comparative few teachers who are not effective. · Charter Reform Bill (A-4167; Assemblyman Webber): ...
Evaluating teachers becomes tricky for states
Evaluation should focus on what teachers do and the results they produce, she said. There's been progress toward figuring out how to balance the potential factors, but for now it remains a judgment call. "What counts as evidence of student learning, ...
Designing a 21st Century Learning Environment
When it was decided to move the Wharton| San Francisco campus to a larger space, it was an opportunity to install cutting-edge technologies to impact the executive MBA students and executive education participants in San Francisco. ...
Granville School Board moves to dismiss 2 teachers
The Newark Advocate
To the east of the US GRANVILLE -- The Granville Board of Education took the first step Tuesday toward dismissing English Language Learner teachers Mary Ellen Locke and Jane Pfautsch after the state suspended their teaching licenses. ...
Uplift Education Charter School Network Unveils Plan to Serve 13000 Students ...
MarketWatch (press release)
DALLAS, Nov 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Uplift Education, the largest network of public charter schools in North Texas, announced an aggressive expansion plan for the next five years at its Growing Hope luncheon today. Under the plan, Uplift Education ...
Teachers inspire study of natural world through science
KC Community News
Teachers such as J. Henry Reb and others past and present have worked to educate students about science, teaching them about how the natural and physical world works. Osawatomie High School's science teachers taught, and continue to teach their ...
Branstad: Education Blueprint is Not Final
Kim Reynolds reminded a group of more than 100 residents, teachers, school administrators and a few classes at Linn-Mar Learning and Resource Center in Marion, that the blueprint is -- as its name suggests -- not final. ...
The Science of Sex Education (VIDEO)
By The Huffington Post News Editors
And although very new legislation provides funding for scientifically rigorous strategies of teaching sex education, Title V (abstinence-only) funding has been extended to the states for another five years. Incredibly, only 13 states currently require that .... Bronx kids get sex-education by teen teachers in the Just Ask Me program. Around the Web: Sex Education in .... Can you imagine learning about dental dams with a crucifix in front of you? Abstinence was promoted, but the sex ed ...
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The Gates Foundation's New Education Documentary to Incorporate ...
By Veena Bissram
“Jason brought us his idea a few months ago, and we thought it was a perfect way to elevate the voices of students, teachers and principals,” said Marie Groark, Executive Director of Get Schooled. “Too often their story is told for them. ...
Report Asks: Are Public-School Teachers Overpaid? « CBS Dallas ...
A report by the conservative think tanks, Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute dares to ask; are public-school teachers overpaid? ... According to Biggs, “from 2005 to 2010, public-school teachers had average unemployment rates of 2.1% versus 4.1% for private-school teachersand 3.8% comparable to non-teaching occupations.” Biggs added that “if you are a public-school ...like public education needs any help destroying itself LOL. November 15, 2011 at 10:28 ...
CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Scott Walker's New Jobs Plan: Abstinence-Only Education | Mother ...
By Kate Sheppard
But Walker and the GOP-led Legislature have a plan: First, they curtailed collective-bargaining rights and threatened to lay off government workers, including teachers, cops, and firefighters. Then Walker called a special jobs-focused session of the Legislature, which he dubbed ... Previous attempts atteaching Wisconsin students "the skills necessary to remain abstinent" have failed spectacularly. A study released in 2009 by the state's Division of Public Health found that 45 percent of ...
MoJo Articles | Mother Jones
jasonh's sandbox: Learning Registry | drupal.org
The Learning Registry is a new approach to capturing, sharing, and analyzing learning resource data to broaden the usefulness of digital content to benefit educators and learners. Not a website or repository… not a search engine… and not a replacement for the ... The Learning Registry is an open-source project by the joint effort of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Defense. Categories: Seeking co-maintainer(s), Under active development, Modules, ...
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Review of New Fordham Digital Learning Papers
By Bill Tucker
... opens with an important and refreshing perspective: “that digital education needs excellent teachers and that the teaching profession needs digital education.” Rather than replacing teachers, the authors see digital learning as transforming ...
The Quick and the Ed
InfoQ: Mitchell Harper: University Education of Software Engineers is ...
By Michael Stal
Mitch Harper, co-founder of BigCommerce.com, claimed in a recent issue of the Sydney Morning Herald that university education might be the wrong way to become a software engineer. According to Harper, a self-educated software engineer ...
InfoQ Personalized Feed for Fergus Neff
Education Week: Union-District Collaboration a Never-Ending Process
New challenges continue to confront district and union leaders as they push forward with their pact to bolster the teaching corps. ... TAP, in its first year, does come with several learning curves, among them the regular scored observations. So far, the process, which results in each teacher receiving feedback on a teaching skill he or she ... "I think it could change the face of education in schools, ifteachers are willing to be patient," Mr. Alarcio said. "It could be life-changing for teachers. ...
Education Week: American Education's...
Khan Academy can hook students on learning | TeleRead: News ...
By Chris Meadows
... 2011 | 1:38 am. Posted in: Chris Meadows, education, ereaders, One Laptop Per Child, Tablet Tags: education, Khan Academy, Tablet, video, youtube ... Last year, the Los Altos, California school board embarked on a pilot program to start using Khan's videos as teaching tools, with some additional software including dashboards that would let teachers track individual students' progress. Khan also added gamification, including badges and awards that kids could earn through their ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...
Is The Smart Money In Education Stocks?
Battered down stocks left for dead can come back to life very quickly if the tide turns.
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Online Learning – Another Misguided Mandate | Connected Principals
By Patrick Larkin
As an administrator at a relatively large virtual school, I agree with your sentiment regarding mandating online learning. In the years I have been associated with virtual education I have learned that virtual coursework can and does play an ...
NYC-based education reform group folds into Stand For Children ...
By Geoff Decker
Unlike some reform groups that frequently challenge teachers unions, Stand For Children, founded in 1996 in Oregon, has prided itself on generating local support and collaborating with unions as it promotes legislative change. ...
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