Report released today: Teachers are overpaid for their jobs
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Prospective teachers enter college with below-average SAT scores and most take a course of study – education – that is widely regarded as less rigorous than other college majors. * Workers who switch from non-teaching jobs to teaching receive a wage ...
APNewsBreak: Relief for Ala teacher exodus found
1 and become substitute teachers for the month of December, which is a short month due to the Christmas and New Year's holiday break. Then they can suspend their retirement and return to their classrooms Jan. 1 on temporary teaching contracts through ...
The race for education tech heats up
Demand for online education is exploding. The global market for online learning at schools and businesses is expected to grow from $32.1 billion in 2010 to approximately $50 billion by 2015, according to research firm Ambient Insight. ...
Early education push for disadvantaged children
"Well preschool helps because you begin learning from birth. We're not on hold, you know, starting from birth. All of us are learning organisms throughout our entire life span," he said. "And by the time children begin school, even if there is no ...
Students show growth in math on national test
By Kimberly Hefling AP Education Writer / November 1, 2011 WASHINGTON—New test scores show the nation's fourth- and eighth-graders are doing the best ever in math, but schools still have a long way to go to get everyone on grade level. ...
Merit pay for schools may make the grade in NJ
Steve Wollmer, a spokesman for the New Jersey Education Association, said the teachers union remains opposed to the concept of merit pay, but finds rewarding schools less problematic than compensating individual teachers for achievement. ...
Colorado voters decide: Hike income, sales taxes for education?
Los Angeles Times
In a test of whether recession-scarred voters have any stomach for new taxes, Colorado residents will decide Tuesday whether to drum up nearly $3 billion for education by temporarily increasing state income and sales and use taxes. ...
Archipelago Learning Launches Reading Eggspress
MarketWatch (press release)
Students can explore the Stadium, Comprehension Gym, Library, Apartment, and Mall to earn a variety of learning rewards. Teachers can access instructional study units, teaching notes, student worksheets, teacher demos, and units for interactive ...
Report: Teaching program outperforms traditional models
Knoxville News Sentinel
By Megan Boehnke A report released today by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission shows, once again, that teachers in the Teach For America program are outperforming those from traditional programs at the state's colleges and universities. ...
More retirements by state workers, teachers in NY
The New York State Teachers Retirement System is separate from the state retirement system and covers upstate public school teachers. The teachers retirement fund reported some 8400 retirements in its 2010-2011 fiscal year, compared with 5500 the year ...
Teachers, state workers want raise before reform
Myrtle Beach Sun News
That's the plan endorsed by the SC State Employees Association and the SC Education Association, which together represent 30000 of the state's 141000 teachers and state employees. The plan, which the groups submitted in writing to House and Senate ...
Education head disappointed by Iowa test scores
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Terry Branstad have pointed to Iowa's test scores as proof that the state needs to reform its education system. They have proposed a variety of reforms, including changes to how teachers are paid and new tests that students would need to pass before ...
Teachers Can Grab Free Jump Ropes For Class
By Ann Ali, Assignment Editor - email The West Virginia Department of Education wants students across the state to jump for joy in nearly all their classes. Modern Woodmen of America, a fraternal financial benefit society with more than 750000 members ...
Bridgepoint Education Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results
PR Newswire (press release)
1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of postsecondary education services, announced today its results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011. Revenue increased to $242.8 million from $190.9 million ...
MCPc Offers Citrix Classes Through Advanced Technology Education Center
MarketWatch (press release)
As a Citrix Authorized Learning Center (CALC), MCPc will offer classes for the following Citrix technologies: MCPc's Advanced Technology Education Center provides the technical training modern IT professionals need to achieve best on-the-job ...
Obama's Education Loan Executive Order and the silver bullet theory
One of the most interesting facets of the order - and the Atlantic's major point of contention - is reducing loan interest rates by 0.5% But, using the student loan calculator from American Education Services, and supposing that loan repayments are at ...
Vt. teachers strike reported over
Albany Times Union
Teachers picket during a strike outside of Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington ,Vt., on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. (Lori Van Buren / Times Union) Teachers picket during a strike outside of Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington ,Vt., ...
KC school board should consider ceding control, Missouri education chief says
Kansas City Star
By JOE ROBERTSON Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro has asked the Kansas City school board to consider giving up control of the district Jan. 1. Nicastro raised the possibility last week in a closed-door meeting with the board. ...
Education Secretary Arne Duncan on community colleges: They can 'transform lives'
By Aaron Foley | MLive.com In a recent video addressed to the public, US Education Secretary Arne Duncan again reiterated the importance of income-based student loan repayment options and weighed in on the significance of community colleges. ...
Texas Instruments commits $1 million to Power of STEM Education initiative for ...
PR Newswire (press release)
The "Power of STEM Education" initiative aims to increase teaching effectiveness and build student interest in math and science. Grant recipients include educational institutions and nonprofits in California and Maine in the United States; Greenock, ...
idoodlesoftware inc. Partners With Columbus Communications Inc. to Architect A ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
"Columbus Communications' commitment to education has been a corner stone of our community-based business plan for several years and this partnership with idoodlesoftware once again reinforces our pledge to the schools, teachers, students and parents ...
Obama's 2012 Budget Visualized: Defense Loses, Education Wins
By Jesus Diaz
Compared to the 2010 and 2011 editions, the 2012 edition of the Death and Taxes poster shows some surprises. The first one: Military spending is down all across the board while Education, Transportation and renewable energy win.
Rick Perry Thinks Forward On Affordable Education. Barack Obama ...
By Repair_Man_Jack (Diary)
A fully accredited college education for the price of a Honda Civic. College? Don't pay $50000 for ...The problem with this is that learning engineering, or some other valuable but technical skill, doesn't help with what one needs to know in order to be a true citizen. Look at what we discuss on this site:.... Ask Texas teachers what they think of our corporate shill for governor, class size have been increased, teachers jobs have been cut along with programs.This guy wants the department ...
Washington's Halloween Tricks for Education
By Rachel Sheffield
Just in time for Halloween, big government education advocates are rolling out frightening new education policies.
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The Education Bubble › 2.0: The Blogmocracy
High school diplomas used to be a certificate of competence, then that was devalued through promotion in a system where teachers were expected to move students up to the next class no matter what. When college became the new high school , it was ... It's a great way to learn liberal dogma, but an inefficient way of learning anything else. The expansion of the system is not about ...the teachers unions are in their pockets. They tend to romanticize teaching as a profession as well....
2.0: The Blogmocracy
Public school teachers: Desperately underpaid? « The Enterprise Blog
By Andrew Biggs
Salaries: Public school teachers receive lower salaries than similarly-educated private sector workers; this leads many to conclude, as Education Secretary Arne Duncan did, that teachers are “desperately underpaid.” But these credentials- based comparisons are dicey when a single occupation .... Many great teachers leave because the systems are incompatible with actual teaching and student learning. The school system leaders do not demand: parental responsibility, high student ...
The Enterprise Blog
Teaching Carnival 5.03 ... - The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Billie Hara
John Jones asks how do we prepare our students to write effectively in environments that don't yet exist and Maria H. Andersen lists the skills we need to be teaching in order to future-proof our students' education. Lisa M. Lane shares a teaching technique that's ... David Warlick reminds us that we need to instill a learning lifestyle in our students by creating a learning environment where students can practice skills they are being taught. Tim Hetland interviews Kelli Marshall on using ...
How to reinvent Language Education - Or is it already? | Disrupt ...
By Kirsten Winkler
It also reminded me of my first post for Disrupt Education “The Power of Communities in Modern Language Learning”. In 2007/08 and early 2009 the belief amongst startups and online languageteachers was that the real revolution lies in the live teaching over VoIP services like Skype or virtual classrooms. A student could finally have the perfect native speaking coach without leaving “the comfort of ones home”. Looking at the state of the market today, it became quite clear that most ...
Education Dept. Seems to Shift Policy on Readmission of Students ...
By Andrew Mytelka
In a December 2010 decision letter just released in redacted form, the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights found that Spring Arbor University violated the rights of a student with a mental disability when it placed conditions on his ...
Are teachers overpaid?
By Chris Tessone
As we and others have noted before, younger teachers are under-compensated for the dramatic increases in effectiveness they realize in their first few years of teaching. We also ignore the alternatives certain teachers have in the ... If we want to spend every education dollar effectively, we have to move beyond one-size-fits-all strategies and focus on each individual teacher's capabilities and effectiveness in driving student learning. This new AEI paper is worth checking out and brings ...