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Education, Creative Thinking, Open Education Resources

By Ana Cristina Pratas
Throughout 2011, anyone who spends time online will have witnessed the increased focus on leadership in education, creative thinking, the spreading of Open Education Resources (e.g. MIT Open Course Ware , Open Culture, among many ...

Education, disrupted: MIT to offer free, online courses to all
SmartPlanet.com (blog)
Beyond the MIT campus, MITx will endeavor to break down barriers to education in two ways, according to program organizers. First, it will offer the online teaching of MIT courses to people around the world and the opportunity for able learners to gain ...

Can crowdsourcing shake up education?
Among the best known is Edmodo, a social learning network for teachers, students and parents that allows grades and homework to be assigned and submitted online. Launched in 2008, Edmodo now has 4.8 million users and in December secured a second round ...

New York Daily News
City education officials trekked a dozen blocks from Tweed Courthouse to teachersunion headquarters on Wednesday to save millions in federal funds threatened by a deadlock over teacher evaluations. The union and city have until Sunday to reach an ...

New York Daily News

Education - 2012 is Year for Action
The expectation is that more effort would be put towards a better pension scheme, free medical care and a federal bursary for trainee teachers next year. At the basic education level, Nigerians would love to see the practicability of some of the 9 ...

Teaching is just another way to pay the bills
Times of India
Principals say that in recent years they have noticed a steady deterioration in the quality of candidates applying for teachers posts in schools. They are concerned that the profession, rather a calling, is losing its lustre. Teaching was considered a ...

Teachers' union warns reluctance to exclude leaves classrooms 'terrorised' by ...
Scotland Courier
A teaching union has claimed some Scottish schools are too reluctant to exclude problem pupils. By Grant Smith, education reporter The Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association said the result is staff and well-behaved pupils being ''terrorised'' by ...

Learning From Brilliant Mistakes
Specifically, that means using criteria to rank mistakes — such as low cost, quicklearning, and extending the bounds of what managers think is possible. This is the sort of thing that is a matter of course for start-ups but very difficult for large ...


Teachers contract okayed
Concord Monitor
Hall said Bow residents have a strong history of supporting education, but clearly communicating the teachers' needs and drawing voters to the meeting will be a challenge. "We have to do our homework," she said. "We have to make sure that the ...

Microsoft Learning Paths, Customized By QuickStart, Provide Roadmap to IT ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
QuickStart Intelligence, the largest Microsoft Gold Learning Partner in the western United States, has introduced their exclusive QuickStart Intelligence Learning Paths to make it easy for these professionals to chart the roadmap to their future. ...

Education minister plans to fix Alberta's aging schools
Calgary Herald
By Matt McClure, Calgary Herald December 29, 2011 6:31 AM Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk hopes to announce an ambitious plan early next month to replace decaying schools in established neighbourhoods and build additional facilities in fast-growing ...

During radio appearances, Christie says 2012 focus will be on education
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
He made several radio appearances this morning where he continued his push to end unused sick-time payouts for public workers and looked ahead to his educationagenda in 2012. TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie continued his push to end unused sick-time ...

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

Czech Education Ministry faces EU subsidies suspension
Czech Happenings
Prague - The payment of EU subsidies to the Czech Education Ministry will be probably temporarily suspended as the European Commission's audit found out mistakes in the placing of public orders in the Education for Competitiveness programme, ...

Czech Happenings

Jobs, education, health care top list of Hispanic concerns
Winston-Salem Journal
In it, 66 percent favored allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the country and eventually qualify for US citizenship if they meet certain requirements, such as paying back taxes, learning English and passing a background check. ...

SAU 16, teachers agree on 2-year contract to send to voters
Teachers work at Exeter High School, Cooperative Middle School, the Seacoast School of Technology and the Alternative Education Program at the Tuck Learning Campus. The current contract outlines a 2.15 percent increase in salaries for year one with an ...

Highlights from 2011: Education
Deseret News
Teachers were hit hard this year with budget cuts, larger class sizes and wider gaps inlearning, but I found countless teachers who were focusing on how they could make a difference in each student's life ?— and many were doing just that. ...

Deseret News

Greycells Education Arm Associates With CUD To Offer EMDI Courses In UAE
(RTTNews.com) - Greycells Education Ltd. said its wholly-owned subsidiary EMDI (Overseas) FZ LLC. had entered into an association with Dubai Education LLC, which presently operates the Canadian University of Dubai or CUD. The association will offer and ...

Education in 2011: From budget cuts to bad weather
Daily Press
It was a year of budget cuts, bad weather and new leadership in K-12 and highereducation across the Peninsula. Most local districts grappled with budget cuts but managed to eke out small pay raises and minimize layoffs. Some fought legal battles,...

Daily Press

Advertiser Editorial: Learning gains at risk
Montgomery Advertiser
Robert Bentley may prove to be correct when he says that the drop in the number of teachers in Alabama's public schools hasn't hurt student achievement. But he also may be completely off the mark. Years of declining budgets in public education have ...

Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) Enters Voluntary Education Partnership With ...
Sacramento Bee
29, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Recognized by GI Jobs as a Military Friendly School®, Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) has been approved for participation in the Department of Defense (DoD) VoluntaryEducation Program. Under the terms of this program, ...

In OpenWorld Learning's after-school program, computers build confidence
Denver Post
OpenWorld chief executive Dean Abrams believes computers can serve as the front door to igniting a more overarching love of learning in students. "What it looks like we are doing is teaching kids computer skills, but what we are really doing is helping ...

See how well your school district pays its teachers, superintendent
Sacramento Bee
Source: 2010-11 Certificated Salary Data, California Department of Education Reader comments on Sacbee.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Sacramento Bee. If you see an objectionable comment, click the "Report Abuse" link below it. ...

Three school districts here will merge teaching efforts
Lancaster Newspapers
But this is the first time districts have collaborated to offer their own courses taught by their ownteachers in online and "live" formats to students from multiple school districts. Tim Eller, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, ...

UMKC's School of Education receives $1.5M gift
The University of Missouri-Kansas City has received a $1.5 million gift to expand its focus on urbaneducation. The money comes from the Sosland Foundation and the Vivian & Hymie J. Sosland Charitable Trust. The Sosland family started Sosland ...

2011 in review, No. 3: Teachers and others protest budget bill
Herald Times Reporter
"Not all of us can go to Madison, so this is a way that we can at least show our support," said Michelle Preussler, chief negotiator for the Manitowoc Education Association. Students at Two Rivers High School staged a brief walk-out on Feb. ...

Can Crowdsourcing Disrupt Education?
By The Huffington Post News Editors
By Deborah L. Cohen - CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former teacher Alex Grodd is betting on social media to solve a big problem in education: how to tap other teachers' hands-on experience for what works in the classroom. His startup, BetterLesson, is leveraging the ... Among the best known is Edmodo, a social learning network for teachers, students and parents that allows grades and homework to be assigned and submitted online. Launched in 2008, Edmodo now has 4.8 million users ...
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Innovation Excellence | Innovations in Digital Learning in 2011
By Tom Vander Ark
As Bob Mendenall of Western Governors University wrote, “Our nation needs greater productivity and higher quality from all our institutions of higher education.” In 2012 ... We wrote about blending online and onsite learning every month including blended CBOs, blended restarts, and reasons teacherslove blended learning. As Bob Wise said at an event during 2011, blended learning is the only possible way to address the academic, teaching and fiscal crisis facing the country. 8. ...
Innovation Excellence

Immigration, education concern state's Latinos | CJOnline.com
By Andy Marso
Immigration and education are two issues on the minds of Kansas Latinos, who make up 10.5 percent of the state's population, heading into the upcoming legislative session. Kris Kobach, one..... I had similar experiences to yours when I started a teaching career after serving in the Marines in Vietnam era and my students were all white the minority being ones with brown eyes I quit at mid term and told them to sue and put teachers license where sun does not shine . Login or register ...

Cheesebrow: Musician, Photographer, Music Education « CBS ...
By Sara Boyd
There's no doubt those affiliated with the Twin Cities music scene are proud to be a part of such a distinguished list. It's no wonder so many artists give back to the community that helped nurture their talent.
CBS Minnesota

The top 5 underreported education stories of 2011 | The Daily Caller
By Joy Pullmann
Some interesting education stories from 2011 that you may have missed. ... But the latest estimates suggest that completely redoing state textbooks, retraining teachers and administrators, and adopting aligned tests will cost something like $30 billion. ...
The Daily Caller

A Teacher's Treasure: Teaching Blog Expo!!!!!!!
By A Teacher's Treasure
Along with AMAZING other teachers & bloggers,. I'll be speaking in the: Everything Primary TeachingExpo on Feb.25th, 2012 - Foldables Factory! Everything Intermidiate Teaching Expo on March 24 - Interactive Student Notebook. Technology ...
A Teacher's Treasure

Missouri Education Watchdog
By Anngie
How about if the federal Department of Education and Department of Labor scrutinized your son's academic performance to see if he should be “encouraged” to leave high school early to learn a trade? Would you think the .... Missouri college students and/or union workers may very well belearning violence is acceptable and encouraged behavior in labor disputes. ... Teachers Get Reassigned to the Pep Squad for Commo. ... Thanksgiving and Education: Teaching Gratitude and....
Missouri Education Watchdog

Gov. Christie Bemoans Lack Of N.J. Education Reform In 2011 ...
By ebindelglass
TRENTON, NJ (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday said that not getting his proposed public education overhaul through the Legislature is his biggest regret of 2011. The governor wants to implement merit pay for teachers, take away some ...
CBS New York

Two stories from Asia: how education is changing - Microsoft ...
By Microsoft Citizenship Team
SOLS 24/7 – Science for Life (www.sols247.org) is a nontraditional teaching environment. Founded in 2000, in Cambodia, SOLS 24/7 is ... The schools serve as a center for life-long learning for the entire community; a hub for economic and social advancement with micro-loans available for families with kids in the school; and a teacher training facility; where teachers from rural areas can come to enhance their teaching skills. One of the more innovative aspects of the learning ...
TechNet Blogs

Four game changers
By Steve Wheeler
OLPC is premised on the basis of one child interacting with one free laptop, in many ways a counter to social forms of learning witnessed in communal contexts such as Mitra's Hole in the Wall project. Brechner is one of the few who have actually made OLPC a success, exactly where it ... He makes some stark, incisive remarks about education: 'Stop teaching calculating, and start teaching maths'. He argues that the value chain of knowledge is changing, meaning that knowledge ...
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