Christie's New Jersey Education Overhaul Runs Up Against Clock
San Francisco Chronicle
18 speech at the University of Notre Dame that the teachers' union has a "$130 million political slush fund" to thwart his plans. He said the New Jersey Education Association uses it "to help their friends and punish their enemies. ...
Teaching staff in further education colleges vote for 30 November strike
The University and College Union (UCU) is the fifth teaching union to vote to join the public sector strike on 30 November. The lecturers are in the teachers pension scheme and the UCU said they are angry at proposals to make them work longer and pay ...
Education Is the Answer to Sustainable Development
Huffington Post (blog)
Implementing education for sustainable development is an inter-sectoral endeavour, which will require high-level government support and political will to make it happen in all types, levels and settings of education and learning. ...
Pearson buys English teaching group in China
“Through organic investment and complementary acquisitions, we're learning a lot about the significant growth opportunities we see in China. [The acquisition] also significantly extends our scale, geographic breadth and range of education in the ...
Nats' education policy under attack
National is set for three more years of fighting with education unions if it is re-elected, with itseducation policy panned within hours of release. The primary and early childhood education teachers' union, the NZEI, yesterday said National was ...
Education lobbying rises in Michigan
Escanaba Daily Press
AP LANSING (AP) - Teachers' unions and some other education-related groups in Michigan have increased their spending to lobby state officials in 2011. This is largely in response to sweeping changes in school policy and budget cuts adopted by the ...
Education: Standards continue to divide
New Zealand Herald
At school level, United Future and the Greens say they will address the size of classes - something that has become a major issue for teachers who voted at PPTA's annual meeting to try to address this through a public awareness campaign and by ...
Concurrent Technologies Corporation to Highlight Learning and Human ...
MarketWatch (press release)
I/ITSEC promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia, and various Government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification of common training issues, and development of multiservice programs. ...
Education Philanthropist Ted Forstmann, RIP
Cato @ Liberty
Forstmann was most famous for his pioneering work in the business world, and he was for a time a board member of the Cato Institute, but many others knew him as one of the most generous and thoughtful education philanthropists of our time. ...
Teaching kids to be grateful may have long-term benefits even though it's not easy
Thanking people is good manners — at least that's what I've tried to impress on my kids — but it may also lead to better, healthier lives. “We know that grateful kids are happier [and] more satisfied with their lives,” says Jeffrey Froh, an assistant ...
Labour hits out at education cuts
The Press Association
Education budgets are facing the biggest cuts since the 1950s with capital spending slashed by 57%, the Opposition has claimed in the House of Commons. Labour's education team cited an Institute for Fiscal Studies report in education questions as ...
Carrabec teachers in leadership role
There, seven local and state education leaders learned how the teachers' union, in tandem with school administrators, can make changes to enhance student learning. Most often, the school administration is the one to propose initiatives that the ...
Branstad delays teacher pay overhaul by a year
Terry Branstad said Monday he will delay his proposed overhaul of teachers' pay for a year, saying he still needs to sell the idea to key education interest groups. Branstad said he is standing by his proposal to link teacher pay to classroom ...
New teachers organization to begin today
"Anything that makes our teachers and school employees stronger is always a great as we continue to see increased challenges in the coming years in both the legislature and BESE (Board of Elementary and Secondary Education)."
DC Special Education Fails to Measure Up
Courthouse News Service
By RYAN ABBOTT WASHINGTON (CN) - The District of Columbia failed to provide disabled preschool children with required special education, a federal judge ruled. "This case concerns the District of Columbia's obligations, under both federal and local law ...
Bullhorn Workplace DNA Project: How Education Level, Age, Gender and Location ...
In both Boston and San Francisco, workers highlighted work-life balance, constant learning and flexible schedules as the traits that matter most in their workplaces. Workers who have completed a higher level of education are 23 percent more likely than ...
A recap of upheaval at Broward Teachers Union
In 10 years at the helm, Santeramo, a former music and physical education teacher, has surrounded himself with allies on the executive board and staff. BTU elections are structured so that candidates must run on slates — a team of candidates — making ...
Chancellor of UC San Diego Dr. Marye Anne Fox Joins Bridgepoint Education's ...
"Her experience with institutions of higher education, as well as her passion to advance innovation in learning, will be a valuable asset to Bridgepoint Education and our universities." In 2010, Dr. Fox was one of ten researchers to receive the ...
A better market for teachers
Beatrice Daily Sun
Now, using Winter's logic that the best people in education are market driven, wouldn't the BPS board also work that way with its teachers? You know, the same teachers who work face-to-face with students every day. The same teachers who helped classes ...
Teachers: Slain girl acted as protector
21 (UPI) -- Nubia Barahona, a 10-year-old Florida girl allegedly killed by her adoptive parents, was very protective of her twin brother, teachers told investigators. Her adoptive parents, Carmen and Jorge Barhona, are charged with first-degree murder ...
Bottom of the Class-Teachers Score Least in Smart Work Wear Poll
MarketWatch (press release)
Gill Politis continued: "There are certain professions in which the public expect high levels of smartness and teaching, it seems, is one of those professions. Teachers are seen as role models for children and as such parents seem to feel that they ...
PA Voters Show Powerful Support for Public Education; Majority Believe Public ...
By The Education Policy and Leadership Center HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 21, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC) has released poll results that show Pennsylvania voters overwhelmingly value public education, ...
Military Advanced Education Magazine Includes Leading Online School Ashworth ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Military Advanced Education is the only magazine produced specifically for service members and veterans seeking to take advantage of the military education benefit. MAE covers issues and trends in distance learning and education as they specifically ...
New Teacher Evaluations Prompt Curbs on Student-Teaching
Education Week News
By AP Tennessee's new teacher evaluation system has prompted some school districts to ban student teachers from working in core high school subjects, college education officials say. "It's nothing but the teacher evaluation system that's got them tied ...
Pearson: $155m China education buy | beyondbrics | News and ...
By David Keohane
Pearson, the international education and media group, announced on Monday that it has agreed to acquire Global Education and Technology Group, a provider of test preparation services for students in China who are learning English, ...
The Nation's Online Learning Omission
By Bill Tucker
Share The Nation's recent online learning expose, in its zeal to connect various dots into a narrative of a corporate public education takeover, makes critical errors. It falsely equates K-12 online learning with privatization, leading to an ...
The Quick and the Ed
Jane's Pick of the Day: Key Social Learning Resources: Part 11
By Jane Hart
My weekly Monday round-up of key social learning resources was interrupted last week by my Top 100 Tools 2011 posting , but this week we are back on track with a five more valuable articles and postings. 1 – First of all my Social Learning ...
Jane's Pick of the Day
Teachers are Overpaid and Underpaid « Publius Forum
“Workers who switch from non-teaching jobs to teaching jobs receive a wage increase of roughly 9 percent, while teachers who change to non-teaching jobs see their wages decrease by approximately 3 percent. “When retiree health coverage for .... Sand and his teammates – Terry Moe of the Hoover Institution and former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige, opposed the proposition – Don't BlameTeachers Unions For Our Failing Schools. The pro-union team included Randi ...
NCES Report: The Effect of Education Tax Benefits | Education News
A new report by the NCES explores what effect education tax benefits has on the price of college attendance. ... had obtained either a Hope tax credit, lifetime learning tax credit, or some kind of tuition and fees deduction and that equated to reducing recipients' average college expenses for the academic year by about $700, says a new report by the National Center of Education Statistics. ...Financial irregularities at the Broward Teachers Union has led to a full criminal investigation, . ...
More support for teachers than unions | Thoughts on Public Education
By John Fensterwald - Educated Guess
Sixty-two percent agreed with the statements that teachers unions had too much influence over policy, compared with 54 percent who said that for-profit organizations cared more about making money than improving education. ...
Thoughts on Public Education
Brong Ahafo celebrates Islamic Education Week - ModernGhana.com
20, GNA- Mr Yussif Imoru , Brong Ahafo Regional Manager of the Islamic Education Unit at the weekend urged parents to live up to their responsibilities by ensuring that their children are provided with basic educational needs. This he said would encourage them to study hard and achi. ... He called on teachers to be hard working and ensure decency and modesty in their dressing to serve as good role models to their pupils. He entreated them to avoid lateness, absenteeism and ...
Education | Marketplace from American Public Media
Posted In: Education, foreign students, study abroad. 2. Piggy Bank Award: Teaching the true cost of college. by Tess Vigeland | Saturday, November 5, 2011 ...
As financial crisis for public schools worsens, OUSD cuts almost 90% of its budget for adult education ...
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Hida Viloria (center), teaches an ESL class at Oakland International High School. Sena Alhmmre, her son Salah Hasan, Naw Htoo, Sotay Kong, Maryem Khamush and Shadia Balouch are able to take the class because they have children or family members at the ...