| |Career Education shares plunge on CEO exit, 3Q
Shares of Career Education Corp. lost nearly half their value Wednesday after the for-profit college's CEO abruptly resigned, the company disclosed improper job-placement practices and said enrollments slid in the third quarter. ...
| |'Radical' plan to replace Junior Cert
He said it was important that information and computer technology (ICT) was strengthened across all subjects and short courses, and that reform in assessment was “essential” to provide real change in teaching and learning, and in the student experience ...
| |Port teachers vote to do wages battle
Port Macquarie News
Teachers walked off the job for up to two-hours on Wednesday in their pay campaign. NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli said a 2.5 per cent offer had been made and teachers would be eligible to receive more than that through employee-related cost ...
| |Teachers Union Says Report on Educators' Pay Used Bad Math
According to a 2003 study from the Education Policy Analysis Archives, only 4.7 percent of college juniors would consider teaching at the current starting salary (about $39000, on average, nationwide), while 68 percent of those same students said they ...
| |Education empire strikes back
We saw an example of that last week, when the National Education Policy Center, an organization funded partly by teachers' unions and other groups opposed to school reform, released a policy brief titled "Online K-12 Schooling in the US: Uncertain ...
| |Hard Decisions for Learning Disabled
New York Times
Families without access to good school-based counselors can consult the Independent Education Consultants Association, whose Web site offers a searchable database (you want a counselor who has a track record of success with applicants with learning...
| |Shmoop Wins Tech & Learning Award of Excellence
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
"Tech & Learning's readers aren't looking for bells and whistles," said Kevin Hogan, editorial director for NewBay Media's Tech & Learning Group. "Our readers are looking for rigorous edtech products that improve teaching and learning, inspire teachers ...
| |More Bay Area News
San Francisco Chronicle
(11-02) 13:40 PDT OAKLAND -- At least 15 percent of Oakland teachers took today off to participate in the Occupy Oakland general strike, the school district said. A little more than 300 teachers missed work to join the strike, said Troy Flint, ...
| |U.S. Education Secretary: RI has “Chance to get Better Faster”
Duncan touted the President's American Jobs Act, saying it would create and maintain thousands of teaching jobs, but chastised Congress for being unwilling to spend money on education. He said he was proud of the Race to the Top program and the School ...
| |California Teacher Corps Teachers Ranked Highly by Principals
PR Newswire (press release)
"Principals are reaffirming what we already know - that teachers placed from alternative certification programs are the best and most talented for the job. Our programs are once again proving to be an excellent pathway into teaching, placing teachers ...
| |Tennessee lawmakers hear teacher evaluation concerns
Members of the House Education Committee heard testimony from school administrators and teachers about the evaluation, which is comprised of 35 percent of students' value-added test scores that track students' progress on standardized tests over time. ...
| |Education Cuts Could Swing the 2012 Election
The Fiscal Times
Teachers in some districts have already agreed to wage freezes; Cleveland eliminated spring sports; Dayton eliminated all-day kindergarten; and Medina has axed advanced placement science and math classes, French, German, art and music and instituted a...
| |Education reform on agenda
That would consist of a residency program in the first year in which mentors would coach newteachers. Schnitzer said the union, the New Jersey Education Association, was open to discussing ways to get rid of poor performing teachers as well. ...
| |At Least 15% of Oakland Teachers Participate in Violent #Occupy ...
By Jim Hoft
At least 15% of public school teachers participated in the violent protests yesterday in California. Several banks had their windows ... Teachers @ protest = just more union goons in the street (albeit with a slightly higher education than their knuckle-dragging brethren). #8 November 3, 2011 at 6:39 am ... If I was a parent in Oakland, I would not want these nasty, filthy people teaching my children or, indeed, being in the same vicinity with them. The old saying “you are judged by the ...
The Gateway Pundit
| |TIGA Launches Education Matching Service | GamePolitics
UK video game industry trade group TIGA has launched what it calls an education matching service that will help colleges and universities with speakers from the games industry. TIGA educationmanager Lorna Evans will oversee the ...
| |Occupy Oakland: Hundreds of teachers fail to show up for work ...
By Carlos Lozano
“We do support some of the ideals of Occupy Oakland, particularly the concept that services have been dramatically underfunded,” Flint said. “We wanted to allow teachers who were fighting for public education and children to have their voice. ...
| |Sanyo and eInstruction offers interactive teaching solution | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
Sanyo decided to team up with eInstruction so that their efforts will result in a software and projector bundle that will deliver an interactive teaching solution – or at least, that is the final goal. This tie in will ... Some of the software will comprise of Workspace, Workspace Content Gallery and a sampler Exam View Learning Series. I guess this ... I am quite sure that teachers of the past would certainly wonder how it will feel like instead of just relying on a chalk and the blackboard. The only ...
| |Where Was Career Education Corporation's Board? - 24/7 Wall St.
Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO) posted poor earnings, fired its CEO, and its board announced that an investigation by law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf had “confirmed the existence of improper placement determination practices at ...
24/7 Wall St.
| |The Daily Nightly - Shanghai kids show intense spirit for learning
By The Daily Nightly
By Rehema Ellis NBC News Chief Education Correspondent Before I arrived in Shanghai, I had this image of people obediently doing what they were told because that's what happens in Communist China, right? I thought that would explain how Shanghai's 15-year-olds managed to beat ... yet to invent their own Silicon Valley - some Chinese educators also wonder. Teachers told me the government is now encouraging schools and families to give kids more free time to be creative. ...
The Daily Nightly
| |Education advocates worry about budget hole after tax ends ...
By Tarryn Mento
Andrew Morrill, president of the Arizona Education Association, said the quality of teaching in the state will be at stake after the three-year tax of one cent per dollar expires. “Predictable, stable, sufficient funding would create a stability in our ...
| |Seeing the Forest Instead of the Trees : Education Next
By Jeffrey R. Henig
Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America's Public Schools by Terry M. Moe Brookings Institution Press, 2011, $34.95; 513 pages. Reviewed by Jeffrey R. Henig. Some 10 years in the making, this book comes at such a propitious time ...
| |Authority in the Education of a Human Being « Public Discourse
By Anthony Esolen
The poet Charles Peguy, says Beneton, felt a profound gratitude for the teachers of his youth, just because “they put themselves in the service of something greater than themselves.” Therefore they could naturally and justly invite their students ...
| |Mary Cheney's Shadow Group Smears Teachers Unions in Ohio ...
By Andy Kroll
Mother Jones obtained copies of AAF's latest mailers, in which Cheney's group smears teachers' unions as greedy and out to protect incompetent and deviant workers. The mailers also hype up the tenuous connection between Obama and ...
MoJo Blogs and Articles | Mother Jones
| |Moonbattery » Moonbat Mob Commandeers NYC Education Meeting
By Dave Blount
Moonbat Mob Commandeers NYC Education Meeting. Here's what happens when officials attempt to hold an education meeting in a city where moonbat anarchy prevails: The good news is that if the odious Michael Bloomberg continues to ...
| |Teachers Tell Students To 'Act Less Gay' « Clutch Magazine
By Risa Dixon
Teachers from a British County are under fire for telling victims of bullying to “act less gay” and wear their hair differently, according to the London Evening Standard. They defended this horrid advice by saying the the students were making ...
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