Education Leaders Recognized for Efforts in Online Learning
MarketWatch (press release)
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Six leaders in the field of education were recognized Wednesday night for their efforts, achievements and innovations in K-12 online and blended learning. The Online Learning Innovator Awards were presented ...
China Education Alliance Announces Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results
MarketWatch (press release)
In fact, we have been persistent to focus on delivering premium educational services and course materials to our students and promoting our elite teachers and effective training courses," said Xiqun Yu, Chairman and Chief executive Officer of China ...
Physical Education Programs At Chicago Public Schools Given Two And A Half ...
Lengthening the school day by 90 minutes stands to create up to 200 job openings for gym teachers, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. It will also allow for a reshuffling of health, driver's education, and other courses typically offered instead of daily ...
Namibia: Education Engages Microsoft On ICT
Microsoft already has a long-term agreement with the Ministry of Education that focuses on training teachers and providing software licences at affordable prices with wider access by all educational institutions in the country. ...
Hey, Education Secretary Duncan, Let's Teach Kids About Money (Not Just Talk ...
By Dan Kadlec | @dankadlec | November 10, 2011 | + Speaking to a White House advisory group this week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan highlighted the need for schools to begin teachingstudents about personal finance as early as kindergarten. ...
District 109 Teachers Picket, Hope to Avoid Stroke
Teachers of the Deerfield Education Association union have been negotiating with a team of administrators and School Board members through a federal mediator in hopes of reaching an agreement. Though both sides are hopeful mediation sessions Monday and ...
Laura Bush says education goes beyond the classroom
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
The former Houston inner city school teacher said the teaching process requires a top to bottom cohesion. “We know that teachers are a critical lever for a child's success. We know great teachers need good leadership,” Mrs. Bush said. ...
Plato Learning Acquiring EdOptions
Bettina Callaway, co-founder of EdOptions, explained that offering education to struggling students is an important aspect to her company. "The merger with Plato Learning ensures our ability to reach a broader group of students and teachers and ...
Colorado Board Of Education Approved New 4-Tier Rating System For Teachers ...
On Wednesday, the Colorado Board of Education unanimously approved a new teacher-rating system that could make it easier to fire teachers who don't meet testing standards, The Denver Post reports. For months the board has been working on putting ...
Education Window: An Option to Start Getting Involved in Our Kids' Future
Huffington Post (blog)
This means, that for every two students who start elementary or kindergarten at the LAUSD, one would not be able to graduate from high school and probably putting an end to their education. Currently, the district has over 700000 students from which ...
Leading Education Technology Provider Announces Learn360Awareness
MarketWatch (press release)
Learn360 will support the education of critical topics by providing engaging material from top producers and partners to its user groups -- teachers, parents and students. Key contributors to Diabetes Awareness include Health Nuts Media, ...
Exchange of ideas fuels education symposium
Greg Darnieder, senior adviser on the US Department of Education's College Access Initiative, said: “It's all about experiential education, having people embrace the world as their learning environment.” Darnieder suggested the Collier education ...
Illinois State Board of Education Seeks No Child Left Behind Waiver
In February, the Illinois State Board of Education plans to seek a waiver from some of the law's provisions now that the president has authorized states to seek exemptions if they commit to reform efforts. Specifically, the state wants an exemption ...
Teachers Paid Much Less Than Their Peers
U.S. News & World Report
She was founding executive director of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future and headed President Obama's Education Policy Transition Team. Her most recent book, The Flat World and Education, examines the US education system in ...
Teaching the English language
Dodge City Daily Globe
By Nancy Calderon Picking up English as a second language can be a difficult task for anyone to take on, but instructors at the Adult Learning Center at the Dodge City Community College (DC3) offer English as a second language (ESL) courses to help ...
CodeNow teaching tech skills to underrepresented youth
Aiming to offer a new and valuable skill set to inner-city students, CodeNow is a non-profit that provides free computer science education to youth. Targeting high school students between the ages of 15 and 18, CodeNow counts low-income students, ...
Pikeland board, teachers reach tentative agreement on new contract
Quincy Herald Whig
By DEBORAH GERTZ HUSAR PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pikeland School Board and district teachershave reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. "It's always good to reach a tentative agreement. Both sides bargained in good faith to get to that point. ...
District 115 Board, Teachers At Impasse
The Board would like to underscore the reality of our financial situation and our commitment to our students, teaching professionals, and the educational program. First and foremost the Board ofEducation would like to emphasize that we are committed ...
Approach to teaching English has changed in Manitowoc schools
Herald Times Reporter
She visits each of the two schools one afternoon each month. Providing bilingual education helps the students retain their bilingual ability, she said. If they're solid in their native language, "learning a second language comes much more easily. ...
Teachers instructed on skirting state rules
San Antonio Express
The collaborative is one of four such bodies established by the Coordinating Board “to help promote its College and Career Readiness Standards among faculty at institutions of higher education who prepare preservice teachers. ...
Add education to Zappos' downtown investment forays
Las Vegas Sun
By Joe Schoenmann (contact) As Zappos prepares to relocate to downtown Las Vegas, its growing list of investments in the area now includes more than $1 million to lure dedicated teachers to the area's schools. Teach For America, which trains teachers ...
Teacher Pay Study Asks the Wrong Question, Ignores Facts, Insults Teachers
Huffington Post (blog)
Americans need and deserve an honest, open debate about the teaching profession, framed by evidence, not ideologically-tilted studies like this one. The debate in Washington today should be about how to judiciously invest in education. ...
Board of Education approves another PE waiver request
Chicago's Board of Education approved a plan Wednesday to seek another two-year waiver for high school physical education requirements from the state. The waivers absolve CPS from requiring juniors and seniors to take gym. Instead, the district can ...
Report cards please education leaders in Horry, Georgetown counties
Myrtle Beach Sun News
“Georgetown County School District's “good” rating for absolute performance attests to the academic rigor that is being taught in our classrooms by dedicated administrators and teachers. Our district continues to make marked academic progress. ...
Learning about research | Harvard Gazette
Nearly 150 Harvard undergraduates spent 10 weeks last summer learning the nuts and bolts of academic research — from ethnography to techniques for culturing living tissue — with faculty in three immersive programs. ... Newendorp, Chang's BLISS faculty mentor, said she accompanied her student into Chinatown each day, teaching her the techniques of ethnographic research, and helping her to get acquainted with the community. In return, Chang gathered data from immigrants ...
Learning from Phung, and Helping Her - NYTimes.com
By By NICHOLAS KRISTOF
My Thursday column argues that we need to absorb more of an education culture, like the one so common in the Confucian belt of East Asia. I make the argument partly through the story of a teenage girl named Phung who won my heart with ...
Nicholas D. Kristof
U.S. Education Dept. to Investigate Penn State Over Campus-Crime ...
By Sara Hebel
The U.S. Department of Education announced on Wednesday that it would investigate whether Pennsylvania State University violated the Clery Act—the federal law that requires colleges to disclose information about crimes on their campuses ...
Gallup Poll: Americans Turning Against Teachers' Unions, Turning ...
By Education Action Group
An annual poll regarding the U.S. public education system shows that teachers' unions are losing support among Americans, while the percentage of people that support school reform has reached a record high. ... Effective teaching. The public's growing distaste for teachers unions is also illustrated in its support for measures that run counter to union interests or policy. For example, poll respondents believe that teacher salaries should be based on several factors, including ...
Teacher Pay Study Asks the Wrong ... - U.S. Department of Education
Other high-performing nations recruit teachers from the top third of college graduates. That must be our goal as well, and compensation is one critical factor. To encourage more top-caliber students to choose teaching, teachers should be paid ...
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Alabama Board of Education interviews candidates for state ...
By Marie Leech -- The Birmingham News
The board interviewed Mark A. Bounds, who is deputy superintendent for the South Carolina Department of Education; along with Tommy Bice and Craig Pouncey, both deputy state superintendents for the Alabama Department of Education. ...
Breaking News from The Birmingham News
The new education ecology | Pew Research Center's Internet ...
He explores how the changed media environment is affecting learners' expectations about the availability of information and the ways in which learning takes place. In this new environment, the traditional boundaries between home and ...
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Shaun Johnson: Who's Overpaid, Teachers or the Wonks Who Write ...
By Shaun Johnson
As the invisible right hand of the market pushes charlatans into the one percent, and into the spotlight on education reform, the left hand is giving educators a giant invisible middle finger. ... of the study, AEI economics scholar Andrew Briggs. Response to Briggs' report has not been purely ideological, namely that this is yet again an unoriginal and familiar castigation of the teachingprofession from conservative sympathizers. The methodology of the Briggs study is questionable as well. ...
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No Hugging, No Learning - Daily Brickbats : Reason Magazine
By Charles Oliver
Officials at Florida's Southwest Middle School suspended Nick Martinez and a female friend after someone saw them briefly hugging. The principal admits.
Teachers Teaching Teachers #271 - Alert! Ya gotta do this today ...
By Paul Allison
On this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers we are joined by Cari Ann Shim Sham, who ends this webcast by reminding us that participation in this project is "Easy! Just tell your students about the Web site." Check out the Education ...
6 Q's About the News | Learning With New York Times Obituaries ...
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About The Learning Network. The Learning Network provides teaching and learning materials and ideas based on New York Times content. Teachers can use or adapt our lessons across subject areas and levels. Students can respond to our Opinion questions, take our News Quizzes, ... I understand that the learning education might be to an advantage while homeschooling because its all one on one and you are the only student receiving all the help you need whenever you need it. ...
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