Why All Public Higher Education Should Be Free
In his book The Price of Civilization, Jeffrey Sachs argues that the cost of making all public higher education free in America would be between fifteen and thirty billion dollars. While this may sound like a large sum, it could actually save money. ...
Former Mexican ruling party gets teachers' backing, builds momentum for return ...
Two pillars of Mexico's once-dominant autocratic power structure were reunited by Thursday's announcement that the political arm of the 1.5 million-member teachers union will support the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, in next year's race. ...
Teaching's digital revolution creates its own problems
... the use and ownership of what are known as "captured lectures," said Kenneth Green, who directs the Campus Computing Project, a southern California-based research group that studies the role of information technology in American higher education. ...
Special education program enhanced
Watertown Daily Times
“From staff meetings I've had the feeling that our teachers need extra support.” Ferris took a group of special education teachers to a workshop with a consultant Emily Rubin, one of the founders of the nationally known program SCERTS, which stands for ...
FAIR Education Act Under Attack Again
"The FAIR Education Act simply means that children are entitled to the historical truth. They will learn of such notable figures as Harvey Milk, Billie Jean King, Bayard Rustin and so many other great trailblazers. Learning about these figures and the ...
Cal State East Bay teachers hold 1-day walkout
San Francisco Chronicle
The California Faculty Association, which represents about 20000 professors and lecturers, bused in hundreds of other faculty members from campuses across Northern California and hired a plane to fly a banner reading "CFA Strike for Quality Education. ...
Truths and Excesses Do Battle in Speech by Teachers Union Leader
New York Times
The entire Oct. 1 speech, at the Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice, was more textured, even insightful, but it was still self-immolating. Ms. Lewis said in the speech that she was ready to retire after teaching chemistry for 20 years. ...
FirstEnergy Names Education Grant Winner in Math, Science and Technology
FirstEnergy offers annual grants of up to $500 to individual teachers and administrators at schools served by its electric utility operating companies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and West Virginia, and where it operates power plants or ...
Teachers criticize layoffs, class size
This is the result of the $5.4-billion cut to public education the Texas Legislature made in this year's session, Texas AFT President Linda Bridges said in a conference call with reporters. “They consistently told us about the low morale, ...
Educators Gather Today to Increase Social and Emotional Learning in K-12 in ...
Also attending will be representatives from Harvard, Simmons, Wellesley, BU, MSPP, BC, Tufts and other schools of higher education that train teachers. A highlight of the meeting will be a presentation by Dr. Roger Weissberg, an international expert in ...
Needham Reviews Special Education Programs
They hired New England-based Futures Education for the job. Palladino said the firm had met individually with about 88 people in the district this spring and fall, including teachers, speech and language pathologists, psychologists, principals, ...
East Grand at cutting edge of Colorado education reform
Sky Hi Daily News
“It's become a real national model for education reform,” he said. But such reform is not without its challenges. “It was the most controversial education bill in the last 50 years,” Johnston said. The Colorado Education Association teachers union ...
State education board tosses out new rules for online courses
By ANDREA EGER World Staff Writer OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma State Board of Educationon Thursday rescinded a set of rules for online course offerings it had adopted just three weeks earlier amid furor from school district leaders across the state. ...
Teachers worried about girl later found dead
The files related to the murder trial of Jorge and Carmen Barahona show teachers at their adoptive daughter Nubia's school showed signs of concern for her in the years leading to her death. They noted she came to school unkempt and smelling of urine, ...
Alumni endorse grad education
Yale Daily News
Approximately 400 alumni returned to campus for the Association of Yale Alumni's 71st Assembly to attend a series of talks and presentations centered around the evolution of graduate education. At one of the Assembly's panels, “Doctorates without ...
Teaching is what Martin loves to do
Winfield Daily Courier Online
Presently, Martin teaches third grade at Lowell Elementary, but in the past, she has been an elementary school librarian as well. Martin also has aunts, uncles and other family members who are or once were teachers. “Teaching is not a job. ...
State education board names new member
AP Officials with the Illinois State Board of Education have named an assistant superintendent of English language learning and early childhood. Reyna Hernandez is a former Waukegan Public Schools parent facilitator. She was also a research and policy ...
Dr. Rebecca Palacios: Learning to Cook and Cooking to Learn
By Dr. Rebecca Palacios
The holidays offer wonderful opportunities to create learning experiences for children that center around cooking. ... This includes teaching the names of foods in your family's heritage language, if it isn't English. Finally ... the best aspect of all of this learning is that it is a natural extension of a family activity that helps your child to see that reading, writing, math, social studies, science, and art -- just like flour, butter and eggs -- are essential ingredients to great dishes. Holidays · Education ...
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Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate, Digital Learning ... - Education Next
By Bryan Hassel
But rather than seeing it as a painful (and politically volatile) trade-off between technology and teachers, we propose that digital education needs excellent teachers and that a first-rate teaching profession needs digital education. Schools will ...
Gov. - Thoughts on Public Education
By Kathryn Baron
Jerry Brown's overall disapproval rating is 38 percent, but when higher education is singled out, 53 percent of residents say he's not doing a good job, according to a new state survey by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). Gov. ...
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Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011 ...
... the United States. Based on responses from over 2500 academic leaders, the complete survey report, “Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011″ reports a 10% increase in online learning at colleges and universities. ...
Is The Amazon Kindle Fire the Hot, New ... - Hack Education
By Audrey Watters
... kindle fire · « How to Boost STEM Education (Hint: Not With More Standardized Testing) ... Jul, 2011. Codecademy and the Future of (Not) Learning to Code 28. Oct, 2011 ... We should be doing what we can to free teachers' t... amazon ...
Teaching Tools: Biology Edition
By Penolopy Bulnick
Teaching Tools: Biology Edition. Oooh, watch the plant grow! Students know DNA is the genetic material of living organisms and is located in the chromosomes of each cell. Students know that mitochondria liberate energy for the work that ...
Teachers Union Concerned About Middle School Reading Policy ...
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. -- Howard County is about to introduce what some are calling a controversial middle school reading policy. Thursday, November 17, 2011.
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How can teachers show their 'commitment' to 'the vitally important ...
By Toby Young
In addition to being a freelance journalist, he is the co-founder of the West London Free School, the first free school to sign a funding agreement with the Secretary of State for Education. To learn more about the WLFS, visit the school's website ...
Professional Development for Teachers Must Change – DEN Blog ...
By David Andrade
Is based on the best practices in teaching and learning. It should not be the same old thing over and over again. 6. This one is from the US Department of Education: “Is planned collaboratively by those who will participate in and facilitate that ...
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College Agreement Could Bring Education Costs Down | KEYT.com ...
The words "college education" and "affordable" haven't been used much in the same sentence in years. Today, at Santa Barbara City College, they were not only used but put in the spotlight in an agreement reached by SBCC and Antioch ...
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Cataloniawatch: Scary Teachers
Education is a sensitive field, the younger the students the more so. Which is why political activism is banned from the schools' premises. However, some teachers in Catalonia, empowered by that dangerous semi-knowledge their incomplete ...
Grant Money For Teachers – Financial Help To Complete ...
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Do you need to take a higher continuing education, yet don't have enough budget to support the expenses? If so, then you must consider grant money for teachers. This money is intended to help future teachers reach their dream. The grant ...
Explaining Rhizomatic Learning to my five year old. » Dave's ...
Dave's Educational Blog. Education, post-structuralism and the rise of the machines ... that he honestly just wants a clearer explanation on what rhizomatic learning is… so he posted the Einstein Challenge. “If you can't explain it to a six year ...
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