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IQ isn't fixed at birth, can increase with education

IQ isn't fixed at birth, can increase with education
By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Although time spent in school has been linked with IQ, earlier studies did not rule out the possibility that people with higher IQs might simply be likelier to get more education than others, the researchers noted. ...


Top 10 Education Stories of 2011
Heritage.org (blog)
Education unions have long been a roadblock to reform. But in a bold move in early 2011, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker limited the power of public sector collective bargaining in his state. Most importantly, Gov. Walker gave teachers a choice: Public ...

The most popular education stories of 2011
BBC News
Academies, free schools, spending cuts, pupil premiums, inspection changes, compulsory subjects, coasting schools, the English Baccalaureate, admissions codes, faith schools, teaching qualifications, all failed to trouble the scorers. The teachers' ...

BBC News

A year in Scotland's education
BBC News
But teachers' more immediate concern is the squeeze on public spending which restricts the availability of computers, text books - and staff. There's been a sharp fall in recent years in the number of teaching posts. Just 16% of those who qualified ...

BBC News

Sacramento Teachers' Union Sues District Over Seniority Rights in Layoffs
Education Week News
The Sacramento City Teachers Association's lawsuit comes months after the union fought the district's decision to utilize a seldom used provision in Education Code in order to not layoffteachers at six persistently low-performing schools. ...

Teacher makes learning fun, but watch out for the fires
Indianapolis Star
“He's probably one of the most creative teachers I've ever seen in my life,” said Creekside Principal Tom Harmas. / Kelly Wilkinson / The Star Education: Majored in wildlife biology at Auburn University; earned teaching degree from Indiana ...

Grading teachers takes more than test scores
Baltimore Sun
Personally, I firmly believe teachers' salaries should be based on tenure and their performances should be evaluated by committees appointed by the school system including some supervisors and principals who would visit the teachers' classrooms and ...

Zimbabwe: Better Year for Education Sector
Payment of incentives to teachers and lecturers helped in diffusing tension between government and the teaching fraternity. The incentives, however, courted a fierce debate with one group calling for their immediate removal on the grounds that the ...

Six Education Bills to Watch in the Florida Legislature
StateImpact Florida
By John O'Connor The week between Christmas and New Year's is something of a slow news week for education reporters. But lawmakers return to Tallahassee next month, so we'll spend a few days getting you up to speed on what to expect this legislative ...

StateImpact Florida

HSU professors strive to adapt new methods of teaching
While it may work for some, research shows that engaging, interactive learning leads to lasting success in college students. Implementing these new methods of teaching is not a simple process, but Humboldt State University is home to a growing dialogue ...

Give public education your vote
Corpus Christi Caller Times
These cuts have been the deepest to public education since World War II. Who will be around to clean up the mess? The data is now coming in after living with these budget cuts during the fall semester of 2011. Teachers and school employees are telling ...

New education commissioner's 'listening tour' makes stop in Colchester
Reminder Newspapers
The “administrative stuff happens in the background, but it shows in the teaching,” said Bacon Academy senior Joshua Kvasnik, one of two non-voting student members of the Board of Education. He and fellow student, BOE member Emily Boucher, ...

Reminder Newspapers

Dr. Will Thalheimer Named Keynote Speaker at Nexlearn's Immersive Learning ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Dr. Will Thalheimer to present at NexLearn's Immersive Learning University Conference and Symposium held in New Orleans January 18-20 2012 Dr. Will Thalheimer will present at NexLearn's Immersive Learning University's Conference and Symposium, ...

Nigeria: Free Education for Madalla Blast Orphans
The Nigerian Minister of Interior Abba Moro Monday announced Federal Government's free education plan for children who lost their parents in the Christmas blast at the St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Madalla, Suleja Local Government, Niger State. ...


Thoughts on Mindful Awareness Practices in Education
Huffington Post (blog)
Jennings says the current educational climate requiring standardized testing, has put tremendous stress on schools, and that programs like MindUP could create a calmer, grounded approach toteaching and learning. "If we don't take the time to help kids ...

Vulnerable Children, Underperforming Schools: The Need for Cross-Agency ...
Huffington Post (blog)
As Congress debates reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), we need to consider how our educational policy priorities will or will not benefit our most vulnerable students. If policymakers are interested in the ...

Public money for private education?
Mount Vernon News
An analysis by the Education Tax Policy Institute determined that HB 136 could create approximately $480 million in new costs for Ohio's education funding system as the bill's provisions are phased in over a very short period of time. ...

Ashworth College Offers Online Resource for Current, Future Early Childhood ...
MarketWatch (press release)
She went on to add "For our students, we wanted to create a comprehensive online learningenvironment where they can interact with others who have similar interests and goals, faculty, and working professionals in the education field. ...

"Teaching is more than a profession; it is what you are."
The award — this is the fourth annual — was established to recognize exceptional SouthCoastteachers who have made lasting impacts on their students, in and out of the classroom. "Once again, a number of parents, colleagues and students stepped up to ...

Landrieu Commends Louisiana Education Officials on 'Race to the Top' Win
PoliticalNews.me (press release)
WASHINGTON — US Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., congratulated Louisiana education officials following the announcement that the state was chosen by the US Department of Education as one of seven winners of the third round of its Race to the Top ...

EDUCATION: RIT converting to semesters
Rochester City Newspaper
Since most US colleges and universities operate on a semester calendar, the move will improve RIT's interaction with other higher-education institutions by offering students more opportunities to study abroad, the website says. ...

East Village Principal's Dress Code Deprives Teachers Of Jeans
Uh, they got a taste of what teaching in New York City is like? Two teachers are quoted in the article as supporting the new dress code, with one calling it "a reasonable request" and another saying that teachers "need boundaries. ...


Big honors for top teachers
Pauls Valley Daily Democrat
He graduated from ECU with kinesiology education degree. This is his fourth year of teaching with the first at Mesquite, Texas and the last three in PV. His duties include 6th grade science, varsity cross country, 5th-6th grade athletics, freshmen boys ...

Digi-Comp 1 emulator toy for learning the foundations of computers ...
By Cory Doctorow
Digi-Comp 1 emulator toy for learning the foundations of computers. By Cory ... See also the magnificent CARDIAC, the cardboard teaching computer produced by Bell Labs. ... Read more computer science education submitterator web theory ...
Boing Boing

Standardized Test Results Obfuscate Real Learning
By Wesley Fryer
Listen to Cheryl Beaman and Michelle Barnes describe what their 1:1 learning project did to some of their worst teachers in Grandview, Oklahoma (convinced them to quit) if you're uncertain about this. Technology is a powerful amplifier, and it ...
Moving at the Speed of Creativity

Education expert reviews Alaska schools | Washington Examiner
By The Associated Press
An education expert from Columbia University visited Anchorage and Bethel area schools last month and then spoke about what impressed him and things that illustrated problems that schools face across the nation. ... Finally, the teachers also displayed real joy in their role as guides," he added. Abrams also admired the range of programs at the King Career Center and he liked the way Native culture was woven into learning in some schools. He said programs like vocational ...
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My View: The best and worst education events in America in 2011 ...
By Donna Krache, Exec. Producer
Brown dismissed the use of test-score data and complained that a proposed law did not ensure “good character or love of learning.” Brown also truckled to the teachers unions when he signed a law that forced districts with tightening budgets ...
Schools of Thought

Students Reflect on Their Own Learning | Edudemic
By Jessie Chuang
More and more teachers have their students reflect on their own learning experience. Jenny Luca (her... My approach to instruction borrows from the thinking of Donald Finkel who believed that teachingshould focus on “providing experience, provoking reflection.” Since I first ... Reflection for Learning by Dr. Helen Barrett is a site to support reflection for learning in education, from early childhood through higher education and into the professions, with many resources. Why to reflect in ...

Students as teaching evaluators — Joanne Jacobs
By Joanne
... Freelance · Our School · Advertise. You are here: Home / Education / Students as teachingevaluators ... They came into my classroom taking notes, and asking my students what the learningobjective was for the day. “Did I teach my lesson clearly? What are my students saying when asked about their learning?” I wondered nervously. A teacher at a neighboring high school had recruited students to visit classrooms and provide feedback to teachers. Now Wickstead's middle school ...
Joanne Jacobs

Preventing Forced Marriages: It's An Education Issue | Care2 Causes
By Steve Williams
He needs to be backed here in the UK by the Education department, the Minister for Women, local councillors and community programmes so that no child ever again suffers a forced marriage. Plan UK stresses that teachers can be the ones to ...
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