Florida graduation rates soar, but there's a catch - St. Petersburg Times: The Florida Department of Education announced a record-high graduation rate of 80.1 percent Monday, prompting school districts around the state to celebrate. But experts say take the numbers with a grain of salt. And brace for a shock next year. The state's numbers for the 2010-11 school year do not include thousands of struggling students who transferred into adult education programs and may earn GED diplomas. Under the state's current graduation rate formula, they are excluded from the calculation even if they drop out — which critics say many of them do. Next year, Florida won't be able to hide them. . . .
Online Schools Score Better on Wall Street Than in Classrooms - NYTimes.com: "Kids mean money. Agora is expecting income of $72 million this school year, accounting for more than 10 percent of the total anticipated revenues of K12, the biggest player in the online-school business. The second-largest, Connections Education, with revenues estimated at $190 million, was bought this year by the education and publishing giant Pearson for $400 million. The business taps into a formidable coalition of private groups and officials promoting nontraditional forms of public education."
NSW teachers to walk off the job
Teachers will vote at the meeting on whether to take further industrial action early in the new school year. Education Minister Adrian Piccoli said the strike was illegal and would only disrupt classes for students. The opposition education spokeswoman ...
In Our View: Grading Teachers
Only in recent years have legislators and educators started moving effectively toward a long-overdue system of evaluating teachers. Pilot programs are in place in several school districts, with support from the teachers union (the Washington Education ...
Chicago Teachers Union, Occupy Chicago Protest School Closures (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
The group wanted to make sure they were allowed inside Wednesday's Board of Education meeting -- where board members are expected to vote to open 12 new charter schools. CPS says the proposed charter schools will provide "a higher quality school ...
Ala. teachers could receive jail time, $6000 fine for receiving gifts
Washington Post (blog)
But I think most teachers know enough not to let gifts interfere with the cold hard facts about their child's behavior. learning, grades, etc.” What do you think? Is there a potential for abuse here? Should gift-giving limits be mandated? ...
ChinaCast Education Corporation Releases Updated Open Letter to Shareholders
MarketWatch (press release)
14, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- ChinaCast Education Corporation (the "Company" or "ChinaCast") /quotes/zigman/105085/quotes/nls/cast CAST -0.19% , a leading post-secondaryeducation and e-learning services provider in China, today released the ...
More education needed to fight abuse, Kennedy tells senators
"So if we can eliminate that fear and give people confidence to act on their gut feeling, we are going to get a lot more of these parents and these leaders and these teachers reporting and listening to these kids. Our kids are telling. ...
LECTRA: Lectra's 4th International Education Congress Honors Collaborative ...
Reuters (press release)
Sandra Kuijpers and Ineke Siersema, both teachers at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, presented the work their students did for a competition on 3D virtual prototyping organized by their institution and Lectra. These creations convinced the ...
Education minister promises 5 new school projects
The Department of Education's capital budget set aside $104 million for new school projects in 2012-13. "By investing strategically, we can better manage our infrastructure and provide a safe and healthy learning and work environment," Carr said in a ...
Education Realty Trust Selected by the University of Kentucky to Negotiate ...
MarketWatch (press release)
EDR is currently negotiating this first phase of UK's on-campus revitalization which is part of "The Kentucky Promise" -- an initiative to revitalize the core of campus, enhance undergraduate education, offer more opportunities to young Kentuckians ...
2 students dead in clash with Mexico police
Los Angeles Times
REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY -- Two students are dead after a confrontation between police and rural teaching students in the southern state of Guerrero, in an incident that is reminding many here of the history of brutal crackdowns against leftist ...
Lumesse announces new version of SaaS-based e-learning authoring platform ...
Reuters (press release)
London/Oslo - 14 December 2011 - Lumesse, a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, is pleased to announce the latest version of its SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) e-learning authoring platform, CourseBuilder 6.1. ...
Branstad outlines education blueprint
Estherville Daily News
Under the Blueprint, prospective teachers would have to maintain a B average in their college courses. Reynolds said the blueprint also calls for better professional development and instructional strategies. Reynolds outlined four teaching levels: ...
Board of Education President Celebrated as Passionate Education Advocate
Katz plans to continue his 28-year career with Kaplan Professional Education, where he conducts seminars for stockbrokers and insurance industry professionals, and said he will do adjunct work teaching workshops for the Michigan Association of School ...
Defining the role of higher education
Black Hills Pioneer
The board will also be consolidating its business model to make it a lot more efficient when it comes to payroll, accounts payable, enrollment services, operating the board's technology infrastructure and coordinating all the distance learning ...
Digital Domain Institute Announces Licensing by Florida Department of Education
Reuters (press release)
This combination of specialized training and lifelong learning will propel graduates to a unique status in the industry. "Digital Domain Institute inspires those who aspire to blaze new trails in digital media," said Bruce Bullock, ...
Benton Harbor lays off 20 teachers and staff, union rejects pay cut plan
"The goal isn't to reduce our faculty and staff to the point where we are jeopardizing teaching and instruction," said Superintendent Leonard Seawood. "We know that we can maximize our classrooms, but will we do it in all of our classrooms? ...
Graduation verdict set by Board of Education
Brush News Tribune
6 Brush School District Board of Education meeting. Kindergarten teachers Jolene George and Tiffany Cozad have been working with the students on their addition. (Lisa Mehring/News-Tribune) After much consideration and insightful feedback from Brush ...
Appleton Learning Gains Momentum With Multi-Unit Franchise Agreement
PR Web (press release)
With franchise growth expected to continue growing steadily in 2012 and beyond, AppletonLearning, a private education organization and franchise that provides individualized academic coaching, test preparation, academic testing and assessments for ...
Facing Revenue Shortfall, California to Cut Higher Education Again ...
By Josh Keller
Facing Revenue Shortfall, California to Cut Higher Education Again. December 13, 2011, 4:57 pm. California's public colleges and universities will have to absorb hundreds of millions of dollars of midyear budget cuts because state revenue ...
The Future: Matrix-Like 'Automated Learning' Machines | Geekologie ...
This isn't just conjecture: the researchers involved have shown that this fMRI pattern playback can in fact "cause long-lasting improvement in tasks that require visual performance... In theory, a type of automated learning is a potential outcome. ...
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Jerry Brown slashes higher education spending, disabled services ...
By Nicholas Riccardi
Gov. Jerry Brown announced nearly $1 billion in new cuts to state spending on Thursday, slashing spending on higher education in California and eliminating funding for free school bus service but avoiding deeper cuts that many had feared.
Minister faults 9-3-4 education system
Minister of State for Education, Mr. Ezenwo Wike, yesterday, condemned the current practice of mass promotion of students from primary to secondary schools, following the mass failure of students in public examinations such as West African ...
Gov. pulls trigger, hits education | Thoughts on Public Education
By Kathryn Baron
There was no such reprieve for higher education; the University of California, California State University, and the state's community college system will each lose an additional $100 million in the new year. "We have to live within our .... The Education Coalition, representing the PTA andteachers, administrators and school boards associations, expressed sympathy. The transportation cut will ... Featured Video. Innosight Institute's Michael Horn on the coming age of online learning ...
Thoughts on Public Education
Gift Ideas for Teachers | RecipeGirl.com
By Lori Lange
What Do Teachers Want for Christmas? Before I took on food as a career, I was an elementary teacher for 12 years. Here's me in action back in the early 90′s! I'm teaching my first graders about syllables… how you can clap while you say a ...
Teachscape's Professional Learning Suite Wins ComputED ...
By eSchool News
The online Professional Learning Suite helps teachers and instructional leaders deepen their understanding of academic content and strengthen effective teaching strategies. The EDDIE Awards target innovative and content-rich programs ...
The Educated Reporter: Alabama Sets Limits on Gifts to Teachers
By Emily Richmond
The Educated Reporter. Commentary on education coverage, writing and a few other things ... I remember a terrific story from the New Yorker (by the inimitable Caitlin Flanagan) about the ridiculous amounts of swag being showered on private school teachers in Southern California. As for me, my mother's holiday banana bread was reportedly quite popular in the teachers' lounge at my middle school. ** While we're on the topic of ethics, check out this story from the Bradenton Herald ...
The Educated Reporter
Should teachers have enforceable dress code? | WE Blog | Wichita ...
By Phillip Brownlee
Given all the cutbacks and challenges that teachers face, it's a bit petty to complain about how someteachers dress. But now that Wichita principals and other administrators have developed dress guidelines, it naturally prompts the question of ...
Higher education leaders convene at SunGard Higher Education ...
Saudi to terminate contracts of female teachers... » Dubai to host 5th GCC Learning Disability Conference ». Concluding Day Activities and Partners ... SunGard Higher Education remains committed to working collaboratively with the higher education community to provide innovative technology that helps deliver the learning experiences needed to develop the workforce of the future." In order to provide a student perspective, a speaking contest was held for undergraduate students ...
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Remainders: Injecting teachers' voice into Chicago's time debate ...
By Philissa Cramer
Chicago teachers weigh in on the school-time debate with 49 ways to use their time better. (Viva Project) A Detroit ed official says creating a parent. ... (Flypaper); Alliance for Quality Education: Suggestions for how to move forward after the state's tax deal. (EdVox); The recently disem-voweled TNTP is launching a $15000 prize for ... themselves so much difficulty and do little to help the students.” – JEFF S In response to Bronx Science tensions started with teaching methods: NY Mag...
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Madison County teachers can accept small gifts from students ...
By Crystal Bonvillian, The Huntsville Times
The county school board on Tuesday passed a resolution allowing teachers and other school employees to accept gifts. The resolution was molded to follow advice given last week by the Alabama Ethics Commission.
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E-learning in 2011: a retrospective
By Tony Bates
I sit here on the edge of the world, in my little office, and although I make the occasional sally into an institution of higher education, I see only a tiny fraction of what is actually going on around the world. No-one is more conscious of the problem of defining 'reality' as I ... I did not find many instances of redesigning teaching to exploit the affordances of mobile learning, such as use of location, data collection in the field, interviews, etc. Nevertheless, all learning is rapidly becoming 'mobile ...
Teachers | Blogging Blue - Blogging Liberally in the Badger State
By Jeff Simpson On November 30, 2011 · Leave a Comment · In Education, Election 2012, Hypocrisy, Irony, Local Politics, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Politics ...