A National Commitment to High-Quality Early Learning
During this week's NAEYC conference, a mere two years later, my Senior Advisor on EarlyLearning, Jacqueline Jones, announced our plan to create the US Department of Education's first ever Office for Early Learning. For too long, federal programs and ...
Whizz Education Announces New Distribution Partner in New Zealand
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
It is a superb programme and making such a difference to the lives of kids and their parents (and their teachers). We are delighted to promoting Maths-Whizz and therefore happiness in numbers in New Zealand!" Says Richard Marett, CEO Whizz Education: ...
A pyrrhic victory for Malaysian parents
What we should fight for is better teaching of English language instead of this half-baked PPSMI. This means demanding more English language class time at all levels of school and more resources devoted to training English-language teachers. ...
Selling higher education to those who aren't buying it
She got good marks in high school and was encouraged by a guidance counsellor, as well as by math teachers who connected her to Women in Science and Engineering events. “I guess that opened my eyes up to the possibility,” she says. ...
Wikipedia gaining respect in places of higher learning
Wikipedia's goal of having open-sourced learning in higher education is mirrored by similar pushes at the secondary and elementary school level. The Toronto District School Board, for instance, lists Wikipedia as a primary source in a research guide it ...
Students and teachers cut, splice footage into film about life at Bonny Doon ...
San Jose Mercury News
The two Bonny Doon teachers who participated in the program -- Holiday Smith, who teaches a combined fourth- and fifth-grade class and third-grade teacher Gus Balla -- were so excited about learning the new skills that they decided to immediately put ...
Education act pulled from fall sitting
St. Albert Gazette
Alberta will have to wait until next spring for a new education act as the new minister has moved to pull the bill from fall consideration. Education minister Thomas Lukaszuk announced he was pulling the act from the order paper for reconsideration in ...
CPS, teachers union reach truce on longer school days
By Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Chicago Tribune reporter With the Illinois attorney general's office preparing to go to court to block Chicago Public Schools from expanding its longer school day initiative, the district and the teachers union finally reached ...
Proposed Changes to Teacher Evaluation Process OK'd
Missouri News Horizon
The Tennessee State Board of Education approved a streamlining adjustment Friday in the state's new teacher evaluation system. The shift would allow two observations of teachers to be conducted in one block of time. Commissioner of Education Kevin ...
Guest Column: Evaluations ignore education factors
Knoxville News Sentinel
What the research consistently shows, rather, is that teachers are the most important school-level factor in student learning, and that other non-school factors including family income, parental influence, health, poverty and safety combine to shape a ...
Teachers act over pay 'insult'
St George and Sutherland Shire Leader
BY EVA TEJSZERSKI PUBLIC school teachers warn of more strikes this month and next year if the NSW government does not agree to progress in salary negotiations. Thousands of teachers attended stop-work meetings at venues across the state this week to ...
Education and the 2012 Election
Huffington Post (blog)
For decades, Americans have been searching for The Education President -- that one person who could put the school system on his or her back, make education the government's top priority and bear the heavy burden of reform. ...
Steve Jobs: Why His Biggest Success Was Learning From Failure
It's been a month since Steve Jobs' death, and in the weeks since, the world has mourned and shared its admiration and appreciation for the man who brought us beautiful gadgets that changed our lives. Thanks to Walter Isaacson's new biography, ...
Backers of education tax hoping to extend winning streak
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Susan Anne MacKenna, a member of the pro-ESPLOST group, The Friends of DeKalb, said residents seem supportive of the tax once they understand how the projects will touch the lives of students and teachers. "The message to be sent to the [school] board ...
UNK celebrates state's first learning commons
By Sara Giboney A new Learning Commons in the Calvin T. Ryan Library at the University of Nebraska at Kearney provides students with academic support services. - The Learning Commons is housed in the Calvin T. Ryan Library and occupies 4800 square feet ...
At the Statehouse: Marshall County delegation appreciates efforts to keep ...
Sand Mountain Reporter
Teachers who wish to avoid the increases must retire by Dec. 1. However, education professionals have fought the legislation since the beginning, saying it will "negatively impact the learningenvironment for these children," according to Rhonda Jett, ...
A Student's Call for a Learning Revolution - NYTimes.com
By By ANDREW C. REVKIN
As I've written here before, finding and disseminating education methods that foster creative, collaborative and resilient learning and problem solving is a prime path toward fitting human aspirations on a finite planet. Nicholas Kristof's recent column, “Occupy ... Current classroom norms, which Goyal described as the “culture of fill in the bubble tests and drill-and-kill teaching methods,” aren't a good fit in a complicated, connected, competitive world. He referred to the TED talk of Sir Ken ...
Learning Music – Day 12
By Steve Pavlina
I wouldn't have thought someone could make a decent DAW for a phone (DAW = digital audio workstation, i.e. music production software — I'm learning the acronyms!), but apparently someone did. I decided to buy a copy (only $15), so I can play around with making music on the go. ...Otherwise you're squandering your social support, teaching others that you aren't worth helping. People generally like offering help, support, and encouragement to those who will truly benefit from it....
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Badges for Lifelong Learning: An Open Conversation | HASTAC
Badges for Lifelong Learning: An Open Conversation. Author: Sheryl ... Connie Yowell: Director ofEducation, MacArthur Foundation. Mark Surman: ... Karen Cator: Director, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education ...
The maker movement's potential for education, jobs and innovation ...
By Alex Howard
"When you see kids at Maker Faire suddenly turned on to science and math because they want to make things, when you see them dragging their parents around with eyes shining, you realize just how dull our education system has made some of the most exciting and interesting stuff in the world. Dale has taken a huge step towards ... It's a hundred-year-old educational philosophy based on experiential learning that seems forgotten, if not forbidden, today. I see a huge opportunity to ...
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Learning clinical medicine takes a sufficient patient number — db's ...
I have quoted this observation often in relation to learning medicine. Today I ... As we consider the many changes that are occurring in medical education, we must understand that patient number is a key factor in gaining expertise. There are ...
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The Cost Of A College Education - The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan ...
By Andrew Sullivan
The Cost Of A College Education · College_Tuition. Judith Scott-Clayton claims that it's cheaper than we think because few students pay full price: This growing gap between sticker prices and net prices is not a bad thing; it enables colleges ...
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First-Time Divorce Rate Tied To Education, Race
By Eurasia Review
New research from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University shows there is substantial variation in t.
“What Teachers Can Learn from English-Language Learners” | Larry ...
By Larry Ferlazzo
…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL ... What Teachers Can Learn from English-Language Learners is a nice post from Lesli Maxwell, who is now posting at Ed Week's Learning The Language blog. .... MyEducation Week Teacher Blog ...
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