Teach For America Met With Big Questions In Face Of Expansion
"It was a real steep learning curve," said Sarahi Constantine Padilla, a recent Stanford University graduate teaching at Holmes. When the summer is over, teachers are sent to their assigned districts, which pay up to $5000 to Teach for America for each ...
Local teachers help Asian students learn English
Rapid City Journal
SPEARFISH - With large cuts to education funding by the state government last year, many school districts have had to cut certified teaching staff, leaving many teachers looking for work. But some local educators have found an alternative, ...
Teachers to be graded on students' tests
Wausau Daily Herald
The overarching goal is to improve student learning by helping teachers improve their craft, and move poorly performing teachers out of the classroom, said Mike Thompson, deputy state superintendent and leader of the Design Team. ...
Teachers unions decline
In October 2010, about 1150 Sumner County teachers paid union dues from school paychecks. Union membership has dropped to 650 or lower now, a school board attorney estimates. Metro Nashville Education Association membership is down about 500 teachers. ...
Board of Education Outlines Plans to Address Incident
By Daniel Hubbard This statement is being made on behalf of the members of the Wayne Township Board of Education. The last three weeks have been a very difficult and emotional time for the Wayne community. The events that allegedly occurred at a ...
Transcranial Stimulation Shows Promise in Speeding Up Learning
"I don't know of anything that would be comparable," McKinley said, contrasting the cognitive boost of TDCS with, for example, caffeine or other stimulants that have been tested as enhancements tolearning. TDCS not only accelerated learning, ...
The Mackinac Center: Outdated thinking stands in the way of online learning
Detroit Free Press
With the Internet, all students, no matter where they live, can access the best teachers, instruction and programs. Andrew Vanden Heuvel, a college and high school physics teacher, recently told me, "I really think online education is superior to the ...
Rice makes plea for education in America
I think the biggest single problem we've got is the K-12 education system." Discussing what she described as the "terrible witch's brew" of race and poverty as a constraint on populations, Rice said that now, because of the "failing public schools," ...
Why so much disrespect toward teachers?
In Chicago Public Schools, it's not the students who are short on respect for the teachers, although that is certainly a cause for concern in some schools. It seems that the biggest threat to teachers' dignity comes from the very board of education ...
Finland puts bar high for teachers, kids' well-being
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
It's trying to reshape teaching and learning by developing new teacher evaluation systems, a new school accountability system, more useful professional development and better outcomes for kids, all with fewer dollars than in previous years. ...
Education budget should be the focus of campaigns
Napa Valley Register
Last week, analysis of the state's economy had us falling $3.7 billion short of budget revenue projections, which if true, will prompt more mandated (or “trigger”) cuts to local education, correctional and social services. Long-range planning has ...
The Answer Sheet | A high bar for wannabe astronauts
Washington Post (blog)
Teaching experience, including experience at the K - 12 levels, is considered to be qualifying experience for the Astronaut Candidate position; therefore, educators are encouraged to apply. 3. Ability to pass the NASA long-duration space flight ...
Education, development on Herbst's short list
Board of Education member Lisa Labella said the board is supportive of merging the accounts, but the move will require careful negotiations to avoid labor grievances from the teachers unions. Herbst also said he will continue to advocate for full day ...
Higher education board schedules Monday afternoon vote on future of UO ...
"Indeed, Dr. Lariviere's actions have done damage to our vision for higher education and other institutions of higher learning and, ironically, have served the undercut his own aspirations for the University of Oregon." Lariviere's ouster has angered ...
Bar too low for higher education
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
But none of those measures has a material impact on student learning or outcomes that will drive jobs. The result is an unacceptably high dropout rate, and those who do graduate frequently lack crucial skills. It will be hard to create standards in ...
Illinois lobbyist's children received scholarships
Neither had prior teaching experience. State legislators have approved measures to dissolve the 2007 law. The Illinois Federation of Teachers has said it is reviewing the actions of the union and its employees.
Northpoint Travels to Cambodia: Learning the Language
As part of our preparation for our Cambodia trip, we're learning to speak their unique language, Khmer. So far we've learned basic words, just enough to get us around, but when we interact with the people we'll get a greater understanding of the ...
Award-winning teachers share inspirational insights
San Jose Mercury News
The Warren Eukel Teacher Trust recently recognized three teachers who have positively influenced students in Contra Costa County: Brian Mangold, who teaches special education at Stanley Middle School in Lafayette; Victoria Tukeva, a PE and dance ...
Santa Clara County school board will look outside education for next county ...
San Jose Mercury News
The seven-member board is latching on to a trend in education: Bring in outsiders to reform schools. In doing so, however, school trustees have riled up fierce opposition from the state's larger teachersunion and must win state permission to buck the ...
The other student loan problem: too little debt
San Francisco Chronicle
By JUSTIN POPE, AP Education Writer Jesse Yeh uses the University of California-Berkeley library instead of buying textbooks. He scrounges for free food at campus events and occasionally skips meals. He's stopped exercising and sleeps five to six hours ...
Warren Watch: Teaching moments
Buffett didn't want to go to college, figuring he could get just as good an education by reading, but his father made him go. Once there, he learned a lot from a few courses and met people who inspired him and got him excited about doing things. ...
elearnspace › Emergent learning, connections, design for learning
learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community ... Emergent learning, connections, design forlearning ... IRRODL seems to capture the zeitgeist of online learning more rapidly than others. ...Complexity, Information, and Education ...
Van Becomes Mobile Learning Tool For Worcester Co. « CBS ...
Superintendent of Schools Jon Andes was skeptical when he heard Salisbury University wanted to give the Worcester County Board of Education a van. ... Van Becomes Mobile Learning Tool For Worcester Co. November 27, 2011 12:00 AM ...
Learning Electronics -- Resources?
Hello! I'm a 13 years old geek. I am good at programming and the software stuff, but doesn't know anything about electronics. When I see Arduino proje...
Gov. John Kitzhaber backs Board of Education decision not to renew ...
By Kelly House, The Oregonian
Indeed, Dr. Lariviere's actions have done damage to our vision for higher education and other institutions of higher learning; and, ironically, have served to undercut his own aspirations for the University of Oregon. His vision for the U of O ...
What Was The Best Education-Related Book You Read This Year ...
By Larry Ferlazzo
…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL ... As I do every year, I'm asking that readers leave a comment with the title and author of their favorite education-related that they read this calendar year. In addition, I ask that they leave a sentence or two ...
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S-West govs to launch Yoruba Education Trust
Governors of the ix southwest states and Edo will lead prominent Nigerians to launch YorubaEducation Trust Fund (YETFUND) this Tuesday in Lagos. The Education fund which was put in place to rescue the decay being witnessed in the ...
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By Glenn Reynolds
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Help Wanted: In Unexpected Twist, Some Skilled Jobs Go Begging. DENVER—Ferrie Bailey's job should be easy: hiring workers amid the worst stretch of unemployment since the Depression. ...
Dan Wellman » Book review: Learning jQuery
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Teachers are lazy, hard-working, stupid, brilliant … — Joanne Jacobs
Teachers Are Lazy, Hard-Working, Stupid, Brilliant, Indifferent, Caring, Rich, Poor, Should Probably Be Fired and Also Given a Raise, writes Atoms of Thought, adding Where Did All the Teachers Go? Imagine you're a high school ... Still other students, perhaps ninety of them, are doing whatever they can think of to distract themselves from the learning task at hand. These students tap their pencils, pass ... Filed Under: Education Tagged With: attrition, parents, teachers. About Joanne ...
CORE Education: November Newsletter « Virtual School Meanderings
Learning@School education conference. Learning@School conference earlybird offer. Earlybirds – be in the draw to win… one of the two free places at the Learning@School Conference in Hamilton on January 26-27 2012. Register before ...
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