Have big-time sports distorted higher education?
By Ron Grossman New to teaching, I was proudly gazing at a sign on my office door proclaiming "Assistant Professor Grossman," when the department secretary knocked. "Would you like seasons tickets for the faculty cheering section in the football ...
Golden Apples honor teaching's best
The Memphis City Schools Foundation united with the Teacher Effectiveness Initiative and the Memphis Education Association to honor more than a hundred teachers. Each educator was nominated by their students. Here are the 2011 winners! ...
Student Teachers Kept Out Of Some Williamson County Classrooms
He said studies show that student teachers can actually improve test scores if they work with the teacher instead of on their own. "We've been fortunate that our partners in Metro and Sumner county understand the movement towards this co teaching model ...
Education forum reviews ''hard issues'
With that goal in mind, Courtney, a Burlington Democrat, hosted the first of two education forums in the area Wednesday at the West Liberty Public Library. The forums come on the heels of the “World-Class Schools for Iowa” proposal unveiled on Oct. 3 ...
China Distance Education Holdings Limited Declares Special Cash Dividend to ...
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education. The courses offered by the Company through its websites are designed to help professionals and other course participants ...
First Reading: Teachers say working conditions getting worse
Austin American-Statesman (blog)
Most of the teachers are exhausted and have been forced to cut back on the number of assignments they grade.” Just as a reminder, legislators put $4 billion less into public-education formulas than the system was owed under the law, plus they made more ...
McGraw-Hill Education Launches First-Ever Online Language Arts Program at ...
... teaching and learning of English language arts. The theme for this year's convention is "Reading the Past, Writing the Future," and will be attended by more than 5000 K-16 English language artsteachers from across the country and around the world, ...
Rick Perry's record on education (Fact Checker biography)
Washington Post (blog)
Texas ranked 36th in 2010 for per-student education spending, below California (34th) and New Mexico (18th), according to the National Education Association, a labor union that represents teachers. For what it's worth, Texas ranked 41st in 2009, ...
New round of education cuts look likely: Pajaro Valley, Santa Cruz say they ...
San Jose Mercury News
If teachers go along - and McFadden expressed confidence that they would despite faculty preference for reducing class sizes - the cost would grow $2 million. "Our kids need the added instruction days," McFadden said. If teachers don't agree, ...
Shakira Supports Indian Education Drive - Starpulse.com
Shakira visited a group of adolescent females in a residential education program in Udaipur, Rajasthan, where the literacy level is around five per cent for women, and the singer hopes her trip will highlight the need for improved learning. ...
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Occupy Wall Street: Protestors In California Arrested After Arguing ...
... shouted slogans as they tried to set up camp in the lobby. The arrests came after more than 100 demonstrators rushed into a Bank of America branch, chanting "money for schools and education, not for banks and corporations." ... Teachers · Standardized Testing · Talk Nerdy To Me · School Bullying · Game Changers 2011 More. Log in. |; Sign Out. November .... How Has Steve Jobs Inspired You In Your Own Learning Or Teaching? Student Experiments Aboard The Space Shuttle ...
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Outing Lemon Teachers at LAUSD - Page 1 - News - Los Angeles ...
"It's a useless process that doesn't do anyone any good," says former LAUSD Board of Educationmember Yolie Flores, president of Communities for Teaching Excellence, one of many who says the Stull isn't an evaluation at all. ... The Stull Act says that school districts must evaluate "certificated employees" (not just teachers but administrators, principals and nurses) using four specific criteria: pupil progress, instructional techniques, adherence to curriculum objectives and the learning ...
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Brian D. Cohen: Teaching Creativity: The Answers Aren't in the Back ...
By Brian D. Cohen
Teachers imply there are definite answers and that they possess them, a kind of game in which they encourage students to guess the answer in the teacher's head. It might be better played the other way around.
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How Online Learning Companies Bought America's Schools
By The Huffington Post News Editors
This article was reported in partnership with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. If the national movement to "reform" public education through vouchers, charters and privatization has a laboratory, it is Florida. It was one of the first states to undertake a program of "virtual schools"--charters operated online, with teachers instructing students over the Internet--as well as one of the first to use vouchers to channel taxpayer money to charter schools run by for-profits.
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Education protests… are they justified? « Voice of A Citizen
Conveniently forgetting to acknowledge that there is a benefit to society in having students learning a range of different disciplines, skills and degree courses; Education develops transferable skills and education should not be purely ...
Voice of A Citizen
Schools kill creativity: A liberal education should prioritise it ...
By Matthew Gibson
Creativity should be at the heart of the education system for it is this which produces fulfilled adults and a thriving economy. Put creativity at the heart of a Lib Dem education policy and let teachersteach. Distinctive, different and would make a ...
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'Weightless' teachers eye giant science leap | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
“Excited,” “nervous,” “terrified” — just three emotions described by a group of US teachers about to take a dizzying “weightless” flight all for the cause of science, naturally. The 30 classroom professionals donned blue “astronaut” jumpsuits to defy gravity in the ... Young people learn through the eyes of their teachers,” she added. For Chappelear, the teaching of science is a national problem, and the US educational system is not properly designed for the challenge. “In the US, we are ...
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Times Higher Education - The week in higher education
17 November 2011. • The "sea of rage" promised by anarchists before last week's student protest turned into something of a damp squib, with police matching or outnumbering demonstrators. The press treated the event more like a war than a ...
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Teachers' unions support democracy, except when they don't | The ...
By Bob Bowdon
Some opponents of education reform claim that they're on the side of democracy. ... He argues that with respect to teachers' unions, we shouldn't be afraid to take them on directly while we also contemplate more structural reforms. In other ...
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