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How to Rescue Education Reform

How to Rescue Education Reform
New York Times
To existing mandates, they would add heavy-handed, unproven teacher-evaluation requirements that could stifle innovative teaching and school design. We sorely need a smarter, more coherent vision of the federal role in K-12 education. ...
Propelling education beyond the classroom
UT The Daily Texan
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 ...
Teachers paid $100000 to avoid firing process at Muskegon Public Schools
Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com
By Lynn Moore | The Muskegon Chronicle Rather than proceed with the lengthy tenure process needed to fire them, the district will pay Wohlfard, who worked as a kindergarten teacher and a sixth-grade teacher, $55900, and Davis, a specialeducation ...
Minneapolis Citizens Demand a New Teachers Contract That Addresses Student Needs
Big Government
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
eTaiwan News
“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 ...
CNN (blog)
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. ...
Albany and City Hall Clash on Education
New York Times
At the meeting, according to Dr. Tisch and the state education commissioner, John B. King Jr., who accompanied her, Mr. Walcott confronted her about what exactly she had said and why she did not bring her complaints to him privately. ...
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
By Joi
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 ...
Joi Ito's Web
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 . ...
The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
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...
Jane's Pick of the Day
Learnlets » Initial reflections on Slow Learning #change11
By Clark
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 ...
The Foundry: Conservative Policy...
#charterschools and loser students | Teaching the Teacher
By Stephanie
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 ...
Teaching the Teacher

Education shake-up 'biggest for years'
Their boards could decide their own school hours, pay teachers according to performance and set their own teaching methods. The confidence and supply agreement signed by National and ACT says the initiative is targeted at lifting educational ...
Summit attendees agree education changes needed
Clinton Herald
Almost 600 were returned from people identifying themselves as school administrators, teachers, parents or members of educational boards. The results show that “survey participants generally agree that the governor and lieutenant governor's blueprint ...
Educating for Democracy: Mayor Bloomberg's Market Solutions
Huffington Post
"Quality teachers" are not easy to develop if they leave teaching after five years; "quality teachers" are not easy to keep in the education system if they are being fired or relocated when their school has "failed" because it didn't have the right zip ...
Learning Forward Announces 2011 Award Winners
Sacramento Bee
This award is Learning Forward's highest honor bestowed to individuals for their impact on the field of professional development. A national leader in education for more than 30 years, Cohn dedicates himself to building the capacity of teachers and ...
Successful learning: Two schools earn recognition for teaching strategy
St. George Daily Spectrum
Jud Burkett / The Spectrum Schools throughout Washington County are implementing elements of the Professional Learning Community (PLC) educational philosophy, which is built around the idea of shaping education to focus on student outcomes. Teachers ...
DC education agency's progress questioned
Washington Post
This year, Mahaley has taken week-long trips to Brazil and China for conferences to explore teaching methods. The trips, sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers, were not at public expense. But the mid-September Brazil conference was ...
The Global Search for Education: Block Building
Huffington Post
We believe it is critical that teachers possess a thorough knowledge of the material they present to their students and we believe it is more effective for subject experts to learn the craft of teachingthan for pedagogical experts to learn the subject ...
We Need Diversity in Education
Center For American Progress
“Racially isolated schools often have fewer effective teachers, higher teacher turnover rates, less rigorous curricular resources … and inferior facilities and other educational resources,” it stated. “Reducing racial isolation in schools is also ...
Huntington Learning Center Opens Franchise Opportunities to New York Metro Market
MarketWatch (press release)
ORADELL, NJ, Dec 6, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Huntington Learning Center, a leader in tutoring and supplemental learning services, recently announced it is making franchise opportunities available in the New York Metro market. ...
Rockwood School District evaluating gifted education programs
Basil, a sixth-grader at Rockwood South Middle School, has been in gifted education since first grade — first for a day a week at the district's Center for Creative Learning for elementary students and now in academic stretch programs for middle ...
Education Commissioner Cassellius announces series of statewide meetings
Coon Rapids ECM Publishers
Roseville, MN – The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) today (Tuesday, Dec. 6) announced a series of statewide public meetings to provide information about Minnesota's No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver request. Commissioner Brenda Cassellius and ...
Education a fresh start for those in poverty
Marion Star
He's also helped find them shelter. "Teaching is literally a full-time job anymore when dealing with many kids, especially those in poverty," Volenik said. Statistics show the value of education. Figures from the 2010 Census showed a third of the ...
Jobs top 10: leadership roles in higher education
The Guardian (blog)
And a big part of that is a re-evaluation of teaching and learning. This could be a great opportunity for a doctoral student as the university will consider applicants who are nearing the completion of their PhDs. One from the top, at two, ...

The 10 Highest Paid Private College Presidents: Chronicle Of Higher Education List: "As the economy staggered, private college presidents enjoyed modest raises and saw the ranks of those making at least $1 million swell from 33 to 36 - including the president of a West Virginia school that's facing accreditation problems and has one of the worst official graduation rates in the country"

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