New Survey Reveals That Two-Thirds of Kindergarten Teachers Say: "Children Are ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Dr. Rebecca Palacios, pre-k teacher of more than 25 years and co-founder of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), as well as a Senior Curriculum Advisor for Age ofLearning, commented: "This survey offers additional evidence ...
New Study Says Teachers Aren't Underpaid
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
"The teaching profession is crucial to America's society and economy, but public school teachers should receive compensation that is neither higher nor lower than market rates," they write. Among the key findings in the report: People who switch from ...
National Survey Shows Teachers Supportive of Education and Labor Reforms
63% agree with a policy allowing teachers to negotiate their own contracts based on their individual needs. 84% believe that teacher unions are hurting the teaching profession. 74% disagree with "last in, first out," thereby supporting tenure reform. ...
Teach For America Teachers Outperform Counterparts, Report Says
Education Week News
The report, produced by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, shows which of the state's teacher programs tend to produce highly effective teachers and which do not. Teach for America in Memphis and Nashville outshone traditional college programs ...
Children told to 'act less gay'
Anecdotal evidence on the day of students being told to act less gay or to wear their hair differently as teachers felt they were making themselves a target for bullies was a current theme." Cabinet member for education at Essex County Council, ...
Teachers, Service Workers Support Oakland's Strike Without Striking
Huffington Post (blog)
Many teachers will stay at school, and instead of teaching their normal lesson, will go over the history of the general strike. Others will leave directly after school and participate in the evening events, like the 5 PM march, or the reported 7 PM ...
Angry teachers vote for strike
BY ALISON BRANLEY EDUCATION REPORTER HUNTER state school teachers are expected to strike for a full day on November 29 after they rejected the state government's 2.5per cent pay offer yesterday at stopwork meetings. Teachers, including almost 250 at ...
Zais Talks Education Policy
Those rewards include seniority after five years, certifications and masters or doctorate degrees, which don't determine effective teaching, according to Zais. Part of his focus on teachers includes his Teacher Protection Act, which he again tied back ...
Teachers Using iPads to Enhance the Learning Process
By Daniel Hubbard A few teachers at Passaic County Technical Institute are making it okay to watch YouTube in the classroom. Three teachers received iPads from the school's EducationFoundation recently. Several other teachers submitted proposals to ...
Inaugural WISE Prize for Education Goes to Bangladeshi Fazle Hasan Abed
Its learning and teaching activities now reach almost 140 million people in 10 Asian, African and Central American countries. Under Abed's guidance they have acquired the tools to set up their own micro-businesses, become health workers, ...
Creative Learning Corporation Announces 100th Franchise
MarketWatch (press release)
AUGUSTINE, Fla., Nov 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Creative Learning Corporation /quotes/zigman/6557577 BTWO +12.00% , owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz(R), the highly-popular children's education and enrichment program, is pleased to announce that ...
Immigration: Justice Dept. wants Alabama's schools to cough up data
Los Angeles Times
Back in May, the US Departments of Justice and Education fired off a joint letter to all school districts in the nation reminding them they risked losing federal funding if they violated the Supreme Court's 1982 ruling in Plyler vs. ...
LGBT groups withhold support from education bill
By Chris Johnson on November 2, 2011 Several LGBT organizations say they “do not support” the Senate version of education reform legislation as it currently stands due to the lack of protections for LGBT students and what they say is a rollback of ...
Champion for Accountability in Adult Online Education Wins WCET's Highest Award
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
The award also recognizes Offerman's exceptional service to WCET, a membership organization that works to accelerate the adoption of effective practices and policies, advancing excellence in technology-enhanced teaching and learning in higher education ...
Teachers Earn Too Much, Study Argues
Public-school teachers earn higher wages than private-school teachers, even when the comparison is limited to secular schools with standard curriculums. Workers who switch from non-teaching jobs to teaching jobs receive a wage increase of roughly 9 ...
Cary teachers finally have contract
Chicago Daily Herald
By Larissa Chinwah Cary teachers and the Cary Elementary District 26 school board have finalized a three-year agreement that district leaders say will shore up the district's finances. The Cary Education Association ratified the contract Tuesday and ...
Tax hikes for education in Colorado lose big
Rollie Heath, who almost single-handedly led the effort to put the education tax increase on the ballot, deals with impending defeat Tuesday along with supporters at La Rumba nightclub in Denver. (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post) Colorado voters Tuesday ...
Tuition Hikes Approved
RI Board of Higher Education has approved tuition hikes for 3 RI public colleges.
Algerian Ministry of Higher Education & Research Chooses Elsevier Solutions to ...
PR Newswire (press release)
The Ministry of Higher Education & Research of Algeria has chosen Elsevier, the world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, as its main provider of services to help the nation achieve research ...
Agreement restores some non-teaching jobs at LA schools
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Board of Education ratified the agreement in October. Employees should be back on the job by mid-November, said district spokesman Thomas Waldman. Non-teaching employees have suffered thousands of layoffs over the last three years, ...
Government and Political News: GOP bill to stress abstience in Sex education ...
Pierce County Herald
For more than a year, schools that offer sex-ed have been ordered by Madison to spell out contraceptive alternatives as part of a comprehensive teaching of sexual health. Republicans say it only encourages teens to have sex – while Democrats say their ...
Grading The Teachers « CBS Philly
Grading The Teachers. November 2, 2011 1:09 AM. Share this. No comments. (credit: Fethi Belaid/Getty Images). mattleman_125. From Education Reports ... The research called Measures of Effective Teaching (MET), developed in cooperation with the AFT and NEA, has 3000 teachers helping, who have volunteered to be videotaped, have experts score their tapes and students evaluate their teaching. Read “Grading the Teachers,” in The Wall Street Journal. Its point is to reward ...
Colorado voters reject raising taxes to support education - latimes.com
In what could be a harbinger of the 2012 election, Colorado voters Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have raised nearly $3 billion for education by temporarily increasing state income, sales and use taxes. With 59% of ...
UNESCO and COL release open education policy document for ...
By Timothy Vollmer
The guidelines indicate how the potential of OER can be harnessed to support quality teaching and learning by higher education stakeholders, including governments, higher education institutions, teaching staff, students, and quality ...
Creative Commons » Commons News
BOMBSHELL: Employees Have 'No confidence' in Ohio Teachers Union Boss ...
By Jason Hart
The real problem with the Ohio Education Association isn't their dishonest far-left rhetoric or even their miserable management skills. The problem is that taxpayers foot the bill for selfish bureaucrats who take advantage of Ohio teachers – and ...
Public School Teachers | Teachers Pay | AEI Study | The Daily Caller
By Lauren Chooljian
Despite Education Secretary Arne Duncan's consistent calls for increased teacher salaries, a new study says that most public school teachers aren't actually being underpaid. The new research from The Heritage Foundation and the American ...
The Daily Caller
Hundreds Of Teachers Expected At Oakland General Strike « CBS ...
“We believe public education, and other social services are underfunded. It's impacting kids and families in a negative way.” Flint said 268 requests for leave were made by teachers in the district—about 10 times the average number for a ...
CBS San Francisco
Learning Music – Day 9
By Steve Pavlina
Learning in Public. When some people want to develop new skills, they often do so quietly at first, exploring new interests in private without telling many people. This is especially common if they feel others might judge them. I recommend the opposite approach, as I mentioned in Broadcast Your Desires. When you open up and tell .... I have no education in musical theory or composition, so I just picked some loops and arranged them in sequences that sounded moderately interesting. ...
Steve Pavlina's Personal Development...
Minnie Driver Named Teaching Ambassador - Starpulse.com
British actress Minnie Driver has signed up as an ambassador for a teaching scheme to promote the importance of schooling. The Good Will Hunting star is the new ... I had magical teachers growing up in England. It was life-changing. I bought ...
Starpulse Entertainment News
Margarette Purvis: Beyond the Grocery Store... Teaching Children ...
By Margarette Purvis
Teaching Children Where Their Food Comes From. Posted: 11/1/11 05:16 ... In fact, Saturday October 22nd, 1000 New York City teachers answered CookShop's call for adding nutrition education to their core curriculum. These programs are ...
Health on Huffington Post
What's Difficult in Teaching Programming - Modern Perl Books, a ...
Certainly we can and should discuss ways to make programming easier, to improve learning, and to prevent mistakes as far as possible, but suggesting that the primary mechanism of learning (by measuring it in apparent isolation) is ...
Modern Perl Books, a Modern Perl Blog