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TFA critics claim that its members are not as qualified to teach as other incoming teachers withteaching degrees. But to become a TFA corps member, students undergo an intensive application process including interviews that require critical thinking ...
Minneapolis Citizens Demand a New Teachers Contract That Addresses Student Needs
by Education Action Group MINNEAPOLIS – Last week marked the beginning of contract talks between Minneapolis Public Schools and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers, the local teachers union. But this time around there's a third voice that wants ...
A free software lets teachers glimpse into students' minds
“What Khan represents is a model that's tapped into the desire that everyone has to personalize the learning experience and get it cheap and quick,” said Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for innovation and improvement at the Education Department ...
Part 1: One New York school gets A's while teaching children in attics ...
This year, the United Federation of Teachers, New York's teachers union, did an annual survey of how many children were in each classroom. They found that 7000 classrooms exceeded the limits of what they deemed acceptable for proper learning. ...
Teaching children about the great outdoors
The park's education staff and teachers like Gwen Nelson deserve much of the credit for the program's success. Everglades Superintendent Dan Kimball and his staff deserve credit as well for their commitment to the program despite tighter budgets. ...
SUNY head in DC for talks on affordable higher education
WASHINGTON – State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher joined President Barack Obama, Secretary for Education Arne Duncan, and senior White House officials today for a roundtable discussion on affordability and productivity in higher ...
Lenovo's rugged ThinkPad X130e targets the education ... - Engadget
By Dana Wollman
"Having a purpose-built device designed to improve learning for students is a critical foundation foreducation transformation," said Paige Johnson, education strategist, Intel. "Lenovo's ThinkPad X130e laptop powered by Intel Core i3 ...
The Internet, innovation and learning - Joi Ito's Web
The Internet, innovation and learning. The Internet isn't really a technology, it's a belief system - a philosophy. I remember very clearly the day I installed a tiny piece of software, MacPPP on my computer, which connected the programs running ...
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Startup 2tor Rides Surge In Online Education
By The Huffington Post News Editors
In 2010, more than 6.1 million students signed up for at least one online course, about 10 percent more than 5.5 million the previous year, reports the Sloan Consortium Survey of Online Learning. ...2tor programs include an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, a Master of Science degree in nursing from Georgetown University and from USC a Master of Social Work degree and a Master of Arts in Teaching. Katzman ..... Managing this process is the task of tutors/teachers . ...
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Guest Post: The US Education Bubble | ZeroHedge
By Tyler Durden
Institutions of higher learning bear some measure of blame as well. ... Other factors might include the stigmatization of "nerds" who take on more challenging studies; the lack of quality math and science education in secondary schools (where are they going to get great teachers when there's so much money to be made with .... A dedicated hard-working student should be able to complete a Bachelor's degree programme within one year with minimal access to minimal "Teaching" staff. ...
Overhauling Computer Science Education -- THE Journal
Students from elementary school through college are learning on laptops and have access to smartphone apps for virtually everything imaginable, but they are not learning the basic computer-related technology that makes all those gadgets work. ... According to that study, inconsistencies in computer science certification plague K-12 school systems, where fewer than 65 percent of schools across the nation offer an introductory-level computer science course. Teaching Teachers ...
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Jane's Pick of the Day: 5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited)
By Jane Hart
Back in May 2010 I wrote: ”In my opinion most organisations are in Stage 3, but as the L&D conversation circles around the concepts of social and informal learning, I'm getting the impression that many are… Read the rest of the article...
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Learnlets » Initial reflections on Slow Learning #change11
I believe in, and do try, 'learning out loud', so I'll both try to elaborate and draw myself up short. One of the themes that emerged is the rejection of the GPS idea, and extolling a preference for getting lost (I did explicitly mention that GPS's do not ...
After the Super Committee: “Massive” Education Cuts? Think Again
By Rachel Sheffield
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, stated that this decrease in funding represents “drastic across-the-board cuts to vital programs” resulting in “massive reductions to education programs.” “Massive”? Let's put ...
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#charterschools and loser students | Teaching the Teacher
I had opportunities to take part in extra curricula curricula activities and some awesome and some not so awesome teachers. My experience probably isn't all that different from most middle class students experiences of education. How did we ...
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