CARPE DIEM: Peter Thiel on the Higher Education Bubble
By Mark J. Perry
In this WSJ video, Peter Thiel, founder of Clarium Capital and The Thiel Foundation, explains why young Americans need to be encouraged to take on more risk to spur innovation and why the cost of a U.S. education is hindering that. ...
Teachers at Fenton, Maine Township schools average more than $100000
Chicago Daily Herald
The pay raises are worth it, teachers groups argue. And necessary. “We have to have the best possible people teaching in our schools,” Illinois Education Association spokesman Charles McBarron said. “We have to be able to attract and retain people to ...
Education Report: California weighs the hefty cost of NCLB reprieve
San Jose Mercury News
As I reported in September: "If California does apply for a waiver, it will have to rewrite a 40-year-old law that governs how teachers are evaluated in a way that satisfies the US Department of Education's standards. It will have to create a new ...
One study found that government teachers actually teach only about half the total number of hours that they are supposed to be teaching. Private schools do much better on teacher attendance, and parents often cite that as a reason for favouring them. ...
Proposal may affect teachers' pay raises
District leaders working on the pay plan will be considering multiple factors, including higher pay rates for in-demand positions, such as special education teachers, she said. "Determining values (related to compensation) is a complex and deep ...
Teachers Unions Mobilize In A Fight For Their Lives
According to Kim Anderson of the National Education Association, the teachers group contributed the lion's share. "More than $10 million," she says. The NEA says it's the biggest labor union in 48 states, with more than 3 million members nationwide. ...
Education extended beyond the classroom
The News Journal
One Village employees Terrance Wallace and Stephanie Dawkins oversee the youth education initiative, where they separate children by age on projects like Skills Tutor, which is computer-based learning for math and literacy, to coloring for younger ...
Leise earns award for math education
The state's teacher of the year was Charity Campbell, a physical education and health teacher at Norwalk Middle School. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and ScienceTeaching are the nation's highest honors for teachers in those ...
College Education is Not Out of Reach for Students with Learning Disabilities
By Karen Chadra Not long ago, it was rare for young adults with Down syndrome, autism, attention deficit disorder or other forms of developmental or learning disabilities to have access to a college education. But today, a college experience is ...
International Education Week begins at the University of Arizona:Nov. 14-19
Duncan believes that an outstanding education includes “learning about our global partners their cultures, histories, languages, values and viewpoints." The U of AZ has about 60 events on their calendar, planned for the week, including movies and ...
Teachers thrilled by Geekend experience
Savannah Morning News
Too many teachers are resistant to incorporating technology into their teaching methods and would rather “stand in front of a whiteboard and talk all day.” That's a disservice to the students, theteachers agreed. “We have to prepare the kids for their ...
NEST forum unites aspirations for education and connectivity
Reuters (press release)
NEST forum participants prioritized target areas for further collaboration to create the conditions to make learning available to everyone, everywhere. Topics covered during the two-day event included the way we teach and learn in a connected society, ...
'Teaching Is More Like Gardening Than Engineering'
Teachers need to be given the license and freedom to innovate and to re-invoke the creativity of theteaching profession, he said, otherwise opportunities to recognize the true talents of students could be lost. “We can't predict the future, ...
Teaching an old art to young students
Teachers say its benefits go far beyond memorizing rhymes. Every student in every English class at Ki-Be High School this fall has the assignment to learn a poem and recite it as part of the poetry competition, said Jennifer Gilliland, Zac's teacher. ...
Local man gets education on Occupy Wall Street protest
Many are laid-off teachers, social workers, tradespeople in the 35 to 45 age range. There are also many young, idealistic people and I was glad to hear several of them say, "I am here to learn." Several of the informal discussions were on the theme of ...
Public education under attack in New Hampshire
By BILL DUNCAN Last spring, the Republican legislature passed SB 67, establishing “a committee to study the implementation of an education tax credit plan in New Hampshire.” This would be a new program of business tax credits to move students and money ...
Education Ministry rejects Claims made by APNU's...
Teacher shortage was more noticeable than at any time in the country; equipment for technical and vocational education was almost non-existent and low salaries for teachers were the order of the day. The ministry added that the general depression in ...
Despite state cuts, university education still within reach
Detroit Free Press
Despite the state's substantial cuts to higher education, the University of Michigan has managed to keep the cost of attendance affordable by reducing the university's administrative expenditures and through a major investment in financial aid. ...
DOE weighs rating teachers: Educator pay may factor in student performance
Pacific Daily News
That's a common reaction from educators interviewed by the Pacific Daily News as the island looks at ways to improve its education system and ensure the more than 30000 Guam Department ofEducation students are learning what they need to build a ...
Watchdog calls for teaching pay rise
The Baillieu government has started wage negotiations with teacher unions in an atmosphere soured by union anger over its backflip on a pre-election promise to make Victoria's teachers the highest paid in Australia. The Australian Education Union is ...
Take a fresh look at education in Salem
Sponsored by the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation, the Thursday evening event demonstrated that many different school employees have a role in student success. The honorees were teachers, instructional assistants, a facilities employee and a school ...
Fans & Role Models: Learning From Penn State
River Ave. Blues
By Moshe Mandel Sports are supposed to be fun. We invest ourselves in our teams, live vicariously through the players, and generally enjoy our experience as fans. But every so often, a watershed moment comes along that snaps us out of the fantasy world ...
Ethel Hall, Alabama Board of Education trailblazer, dies after short ...
By Charles J. Dean -- The Birmingham News
First black woman elected to board, she served for 24 years, including 10 as its vice president.
Breaking News from The Birmingham News
American Education Week 2011 - VerySpatial
We are on the heels of not only Geography Awareness Week but American Education Week as well (the 90th in fact). Take some time to thank the educators you may bump into during the week and head over to the National Education ...
Craze for education abroad hinders economy growth -Fashola
Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Saturday decried the high demand of Nigerians for educationabroad. Fashola, who spoke at a youth stakeholders forum in Ikeja, said that the trend had dire consequences on the nation`s economy. ...
Rob Talks Alternative Education With Lincoln Park Representatives ...
Rob talked to Steve Catanzarite, the Managing Director at Lincoln Park Perfoming Arts Center,and Sal Oloe from Lincoln Park, about how their school works and what they provide to kids that come from their program.
Rational goals for science education | No Comment
By Steve Caplan
Some insight from these two coincidental events: Zakaria portrayed an extremely hard to picture situation in Korea, with students learning 18 hours a day in the maths and sciences in order to get ahead and hopefully gain acceptance to university. In fact, remarkably, he explained ... In Finland, apparently, the education system is a success due to outstanding teachers. ... And getting into teaching in university is hugely competitive, with only the top 20% being accepted. Teachers are ...
T is for Task-based Learning « An A-Z of ELT
By Scott Thornbury
T is for Task-based Learning. 13 11 2011. I'm off to this conference next week, where I'll be attempting to situate Dogme/ Teaching Unplugged within the wider orbit of task-based languageteaching (TBLT). To tell the truth, I find the thought of it rather daunting, given not only the ... Perhaps one of the most common experiences we have as teachers is to discover disparity between what our learners seem to derive from a task and what we intended or hoped the task would achieve. ...
An A-Z of ELT
The Education Change is Coming Faster Than You Think | Via Meadia
By Walter Russell Mead
Nationwide, an estimated 250000 students are enrolled in full-time virtual schools, up 40% in the last three years, according to Evergreen Education Group, a consulting firm that works with online schools. More than two million pupils take at least one class online, according to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, a trade group. A quarter of a million kids in virtual schools? The head spins. Back in the days when I struggled and slogged through miles of snowy, ...
NYC Public School Parents: 10 Point Education Platform for NYC ...
By Leonie Haimson
We demand that all NYC public school communities foster structured and programmatic community building so that students, teachers, and staff learn in an environment that is respectful and safe for all. 7. We demand small classes. Class sizes should be humane and productive. We demand that the student to teacher ..... China, Heart and Soul by Steve Koss. China, Heart and Soul by Steve Koss Four Years of Living, Learning, Teaching, and Becoming Half-Chinese in Suzhou, China ...
NYC Public School Parents
IT in education - 'no longer a luxury' | IT strategy | AMEinfo.com
"We're seeing a level of increased adoption on interactive and collaboration technologies in the learning space, whether that's public school private or higher education," he adds. One of the major factors affecting the deployment of technology within a classroom ... Not only that but we provide tools that enable in an innovative way the teachers and students to develop content themselves and not have to buy them. Our costs can go as low as $10 per student per year," explains Sallam. ...
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Inglewood dodges bullet, for now | Thoughts on Public Education
By John Fensterwald - Educated Guess
The State Board has been routinely granting waivers to the state's limit of about 30 students per class – it can vary slightly per district for grades 4-8 – as long as a district's teachers don't oppose it. In Inglewood's case, where classes have ...
Thoughts on Public Education
Social media pioneer says technology will transfom education
An adaptive learning system? Hoffman characterized the current system as a “factory model ofeducation” where everybody gets the same set of tools to navigate the world one way … which is inconsistent with the “arc” of most people's lives. He pointed to ... He used several examples whereteachers were working on projects to help with student socialization skills, autism and other education issues as ways technology can bring together needs, donors, and resources. Using Silicon ...
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Turning chess into game of learning | Susan Polgar Chess Daily ...
She is now including a chess unit in her nine-week language arts wheel class, part of a series of electives meant to help junior high teachers expand on topics beyond the time available while teaching the core topics. "Teaching chess ...
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Study Now, Pay Now: Funding Higher Education in the Philippines ...
By The Musings of a Sponge
In September of 2010, as a Kiva lender who was working in the school system at the time, I was pleased to see the announcement that Kiva would begin to investigate support of higher education loan products in a few countries. The higher education loan was an exciting idea ... Examples of these courses are social workers, accountants, cooperative/microfinance development, teachers, and 4 year Information Technology programs. Does this depend on the client's expected salary ? ...
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Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education
As e-learning spreads throughout higher education, so have calls for quality control and ... with dispatches from critics and opponents, data, and tips for teaching. ...