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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cheating Teachers; Illinois pays PE Teachers over $100,000

Cheating Teachers Implicated: 49 Dougherty County, Georgia Educators Accused ...
Huffington Post
"There is nothing more important to the future of our state than ensuring that today's students receive a first-class education," Deal said in a statement Tuesday. "The findings out of Dougherty County are alarming as they paint a tragic picture of ...

"No one in their right mind thinks this kind of public payout is fair, reasonable" 
It's For the Kids… 14866 IL Teachers Made Over $100000 Last Year ...
By Jim Hoft
760 Illinois Physical Education teachers made over $100000 last year. 14866 teachers ... The next a-hole who claims that teachers don't make enough money is getting punched in the face. Twice. ... I think I went into the wrong line of teaching. ...
The Gateway Pundit

Early childhood education reform coming to Maryland
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
The US Department of Education announced Friday that Maryland was one of 10 winners of the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge. With the grant money now secured, the state will begin work on 10 separate projects related to education for children ...

'Say Yes' education group moves into Buffalo
Wall Street Journal
AP BUFFALO, NY — The "Say Yes to Education" foundation said Tuesday it is setting up a Buffalo branch, its second in upstate New York, to help prepare underprivileged students for college — and then pay their college tuition. ...

MIT to Expand Online Learning
iProgrammer
The MITx initiative is being led by MIT Provost L. Rafael Reif, and its development will be coupled with an MIT-wide research initiative on online teaching and learning. As well as benefiting external students, it is intended to enhance the educational ...

19 Rochester-area teachers receive national certification
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The assessments include their knowledge of their subject area, teaching portfolios, student work samples and video of their work. “A good teacher is the single most important ingredient in student success,” state Education Commissioner John King said ...

Kashmir education officials accused of 'sedition'
AFP
SRINAGAR, India — Police in Indian Kashmir have registered a case of sedition against six state education officials over a school textbook that they say depicts the police as tyrants. A police official, who declined to be identified, told AFP Tuesday ...

AFP

Higher education standards: improving course evaluation
The Guardian (blog)
The HE white paper called on universities to be more accountable to students on matters of teaching quality, and many in academia have embraced this concept and are forging two-way communication with their students. However this best practice is by no ...

The Guardian (blog)

Libraries have role in education reform
DesMoinesRegister.com
There must be incentives and consequences for teachers to help ensure literate students. Beyond focusing on reading in the classroom, schools must make greater efforts to inform parents what students are expected to know by the end of a school year. ...

Better Development through Education
Voice of America
December 20, 2011 Better Development through Education Joe DeCapua The Global Partnership forEducation has launched a three-year effort to put 25 million children in the classroom for the first time and train 600 thousand teachers. ...

Teachers go the extra mile for their students
Vancouver Sun
By Glenda Bowman, Vancouver Sun December 20, 2011 We, proud teachers of Semiahmoo Secondary, are concerned about the perceived image of our job action. Our school has a history of excellence in academics, languages, athletics, music and life-skill ...

Florida Board of Education approves new FCAT passing scores
Florida Today
Teachers will also be affected by the new scoring system; under a wide reaching education law passed earlier this year, their evaluations will be tied to how much students advance on the test. Sam Whitten, assistant director for assessment and ...

Dallas Mayor Pushes Education Initiative
KERA
Parts did. But there were an awful lot of ideas brought forward that put a huge strain on the classroom teachers, on the employees, it wasn't funded well. It seems like the businesses are trying to step in to run education again. ...

KERA

Education Dept. must tell parents about plans to rid schools of PCB-tainted ...
New York Daily News
The amendments passed Monday require public notification and reporting of all information related to PCBs - a toxin linked to cancer, reproductive problems andlearning disabilities - and its presence in city schools. Earlier this year, the DOE ...

New York Daily News

Teachers of the Year honored at Board of Education meeting
Thomaston Times
Mrs. Wall is always open to discovering new ways of teaching and learning and feels that her willingness to learn new ideas and to employ new methods of teaching makes her an outstanding teacher. She also strives to create an atmosphere of love and ...

Indonesian punk music fans resist 're-education,' draw global support
New York Daily News
The youths were hauled off to the re-education camp when police raided a punk rock show in the province's capital, Banda Aceh, last Tuesday. Officers reportedly shaved off the concertgoers' Mohawk haircuts, ripped off their jewelry, and forced them to ...

New York Daily News

Baltimore schools' uncharted waters
Baltimore Sun
Amid optimism and national acclaim, the Baltimore City school system and its teachers union signed a landmark contract one year ago, tying teacher pay to performance rather than seniority. Now, some in the system are, understandably, growing frustrated ...

The University of Scranton Announces Bisk Foundation Teacher Education ...
Sacramento Bee
These programs empower teachers to shape lives and make a difference, whether teaching in the classroom or leading as an administrator. With the availability of these scholarships, now is the time to enroll in the University of Scranton's 100% online ...

Students and Staff Say Washington Irving Was Set Up to Fail
New York Times
The city's Department of Education purposely downsized the school — creating space for several other schools, which share the building — but teachers said that enrollment also fell after Washington Irving became known as a violent place. ...

Nominations for the 2012 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Winners to be honored at the 7th Annual Conference on Financial Education, April 18, 2012 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Fla. The Institute for Financial Literacy (www.FinancialLit.org), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization whose mission is ...

Calgary Board of Education considers changes to limit public input at meetings
Calgary Herald
The working group report prepared by a trio of trustees — chairwoman Pat Cochrane and representatives Pamela King and Joy Bowen-Eyre — says the aim is to make Calgary Board ofEducation meetings “more effective and efficient. ...

Teachers, Students, Facebook: To Ban Or Not To Ban
Care2.com (blog)
Jennifer Pust, head of the English department at Santa Monica High School, indeed points out that “we would do more good keeping kids safe by teaching them how to use these tools and navigate this online world rather than locking it down and pretending ...

The NYT Online Learning Smear Campaign
By Lindsey Burke
Last week The New York Times published what can only be described as a “hit piece” against onlinelearning and leading virtual education provider K12 Inc. ... week The New York Times published what can only be described as a “hit piece” against online learning and leading virtual education provider K12 Inc. Light on evidence and heavy on word count, author Stephanie Saul levels allegations of bloated class sizes, underpaid teachers, and unsupervised learning environments. ...
The Foundry: Conservative Policy...

Should Teachers & Students Be Allowed To Interact On Facebook?
By Margaret Hartmann
Should Teachers & Students Be Allowed To Interact On Facebook? In the past year people have proven that they have a truly undeniable urge to say and do stupid things on Facebook, and that includes plenty of teachers. From the elementary ...
Jezebel

Listening, learning … and getting creative « OECD Insights Blog
By Guest author
We asked the six youth co-organisers of the 2012 edition for their thoughts on the importance of education, why they think young people should speak up, and how they got involved in this competition. Little did we know that when we were ...
OECD Insights Blog

2nd annual Gulf Education Conference to kick off in London in 2012 ...
Summer 2012 sees the launch of the 2nd annual Gulf Education Conference in London after positive endorsement by key UK & Gulf officials. ... Saudi to terminate contracts of female teachers... » ...Bringing together some of the best senior level decision makers, key industry education providers and top officials from around the world, Gulf Education Conference & Exhibition will not just be a dynamic two-day event that provides inspiring presentations and learning opportunities, but a ...
AME Info Latest News

Where is the model for e-learning? | Clive on Learning
By Clive Shepherd
With most learning media, there is an expectation of how it should look and behave based on the mass media. We can benchmark what we do against 1000s of everyday examples. We can model our learning videos on what we see on TV ...
Clive on Learning

U.S. education is still the best in the world—but here's what we can ...
By Dan Domenech
The fact that we have to defend U.S. public education in the first place is puzzling. “LearningLeadership” column, January 2012 edition of eSchool News—Defending public education in America is a daunting task. The fact that we have to ...
eSchool News

Raymond Camden's Blog: Suggestions for learning mobile ...
Raymond Camden's personal blog covering jQuery, Mobile, ColdFusion, and Web Development.: Suggestions for learning mobile development?
Raymond Camden's Blog

Holiday Sale & 24/7 Streaming Creative Education at CreativeLIVE ...
By Chase
Visit http://creativelive.com now till the end of year to save big on photo, video, software, tech and other creative education from the best instructors in the world.
Chase Jarvis Blog

New Year's Resolutions: Learning from Mistakes Edition ...
By Amy Cavender
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Tuesday, December 20, 2011.  New Year's Resolutions: Learning from Mistakes Edition. December 20, 2011, 8:00 am. By Amy Cavender. As I write this, many of ...
ProfHacker

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