Teachers express concern over evaluation
In Chicago, teachers are currently evaluated using a 40-year-old form — a checklist that principals mark off for vague achievements, such as establishing "positive learning" expectations for all students and specific evaluations of teachers ...
Government lukewarm on IT education review
The Next Gen review sought to change the current situation in school ICT education, where much of the syllabus is devoted to teaching people how to use Microsoft Word and Excel rather than how to write programs or understand the fundamentals of ...
Education Department Begins Investigation of Penn State Security
28 (Bloomberg) -- The US Department of Education will begin reviewing the Pennsylvania State University's campus security program today to see whether officials broke federal laws by failing to report child sexual abuse. The agency will interview ...
Big expansion, big questions for Teach for America
Its teachers perform about as well as other novice instructors, who tend to be less successful than more experienced teachers. Even when they do better, the majority are out of the teaching profession within five years. “I think ultimately the jury is ...
'Teaching interns' help lacking schools
Districts typically hire interns to teach in areas where there are teacher shortages — math, science, English language learning and O'Keefe's field, special education. “We struggle to find teachers in high-need areas like special ed,” explained Dottie ...
Teachers outnumber students in Palamu
Times of India
A teacher on condition of anonymity said women teachers have caused serious damage to primary and middle school education as they do not want to work in rural schools fearing extremism, whereas no lady teacher in rural areas has ever been harassed by ...
HIV+ Chinese teachers denied jobs
The three signatories had filed separate lawsuits against their local governments after provincialeducation bureaus rejected their applications for teaching jobs because mandatory blood tests revealed they were HIV positive, even though they had ...
Education policy roll out is haphazard, says Sadtu
Mail & Guardian Online
Teachers' training for teaching foundation phase and grade 10 pupils in line with Caps has been under way across provinces since June this year and will begin in 2012 for other grades. The union said in its NGC declaration it wants the department to ...
Ladies learning code: coding WordPress at Canada's newest and coolest computer ...
By Rebecca Perrin, Postmedia News November 28, 2011 9:19 AM Four of the organizers of LadiesLearning Code, a series of classes that aims to teach coding to women in the tech industry, at a Toronto event. Photo: Jon Lim If being a blogger for two years ...
State outlines education policy agenda in email blast to teachers
There's a great new SED website for educators, EngageNY.org, with great teaching and learningtools including professional development guides, lesson plans, and other teaching resources tied to the new Common Core standards. If you haven't checked it ...
Learning Community sees progress
There is evidence of academic progress, however, by students who enrolled in summer school and spring break tutoring sessions funded by the Learning Community in 2010-11, according to the education cooperative's annual report. The report, which will be ...
Teacher recognized for making learning exciting
It's this focus that earned McGuire a spot among 14 New Brunswick teachers honoured with a 2011Teaching Excellence Award this month. McGuire, who's only been teaching for four years, said he was surprised when he received the call from Education ...
Teachers Want Limited Achievement Factor
By Alexander Russo, today at 7:33 am Today's news (welcome back and thanks for all the great comments over the weekend, folks) is probably the release of a report showing how much teachers are worried about being evaluated based on student achievement ...
Illinois education ethics author stunned by District 67's initial response to ...
“Principals don't have tenure like teachers do,” she said. “The simple fact that he was using a district phone to do anything” was cause enough for firing. In the state of Illinois “a principal can get fired for just about anything,” she said. ...
Teachers union presents plan measuring school quality
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
By Erin Richards of the Journal Sentinel After declining to join a task force to discuss how to better measure school quality in Wisconsin, the state's largest teachers union is presenting its own set of proposals on the matter. Wisconsin Education ...
Nigeria: A Peek Into e-Learning
But today, the convergence of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and education is dramatically revolutionizing the way we teach and learn. It's a paradigm-shifting experience, for sure. It's fair to say that e-Learning is at the cross ...
Ghana: Budget Prioritizes Access to Education Over Quality-GNECC
It was of the view that, "with learning outcomes at primary and JHS declining in recent times we expect that the budget will provide specific measures to reverse this trend." The Coalition has also identified a discrepancy in figures related to ...
Analysis: Lawmakers needed for education policy
(AP) — The fall election cycle was chock full of talk about education reform and change as millions of dollars were spent to elect candidates to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and to oust incumbents seen as too friendly with the ...
Thesys International Poised to Reach a Global Audience With the Addition of ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Stippick is motivated by the level of engagement that the hybrid learning approach inspires in teachers and students. "John's understanding of the education industry and current needs of the market is outstanding, and we're thrilled to bring that ...
Swedish University to Improve Medical Education with Sectra's Visualization Table
Linköping University is renowned as an innovator in medical education. "With Sectra's Visualization Table, we will have new opportunities to use medical images in our education and teaching," says Pia Tingström, Head of the Centre for Educational ...
'Teaching interns' help lacking schools
By Cathryn Creno
O'Keefe teaches math, science and life skills to kids with severe learning disabilities and spends most afternoons working as an assistant coach for the school's freshman football team. "I love it," said ... A key part of O'Keefe's new life is a relatively new type of teaching certificate granted by the Arizona Department of Education to people who already have college degrees and want to become public-school teachers but don't want to go back to college for another four years. Arizona's ...
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Anti-Elitism Or Anti-Education? Chris Hayes Panel Heats Up On Tea ...
By Frances Martel
... be President. The general attitude against academia was the topic on the table for today's Up with Chris Hayes, where some panelists went as far as to call the American right anti-education rather than simply anti-elitist, with Ezra Klein left to defend the conservative attitude towards education. ...Teachers have to be careful to kow-tow to Christianity while carefully not speaking a word about sex education, and they have to present evolution and creationism as equally viable theories. ...
Learning with 'e's: Learning precincts
By firstname.lastname@example.org (Steve Wheeler)
Learning precincts. The notion of learning spaces is gaining traction across all sectors of education.Learning spaces are not only used to describe places we can learn, but can also be representative of the human mind. The only difference other than scale, is that physical learning spaces have their limits, whilst no-one has yet been able to ... Professor Allen promises that the new learning precinct will connect teaching, technology and spaces in an effective and stimulating manner. ...
Learning with 'e's
Teachers' newest online worry: 'cyberbaiting' | eSchool News
By staff and wire services reports
A new report sheds light on an emerging trend known as “cyberbaiting,” a phenomenon where students taunt their teachers to the point of outburst, then capture the teachers' reactions via cell phone videos and post those videos online for all ...
Report: Pension Reform May Attract Better Teachers | Education News
By B. A. Birch
Two Center for American Progress reports question whether pension reforms would attract and retain better teachers as well as save districts money.
The Dirty Secret of Education, Revealed! - Hit & Run : Reason ...
By Brian Doherty
Other educators claim they're teaching good work habits. But especially at the college level, ... The signaling model means that more people getting more education has a tendency to create the demand for more people to get more education ( which is great for people in the business of sellingeducation) because: In the signaling story, what matters is ... You don't get perfect grades by making a habit of telling your teachers what they don't want to hear. You also don't get perfect grades ...
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