Is mandating online learning good policy?
But is an online-learning requirement a good idea? For someone who advocates for a transformed student-centric education system powered by digital learning, you might think my quick answer would be an emphatic yes, but I'm not so sure. ...
Judge hears testimony on whether Virginia Tech should pay fines related to ...
WASHINGTON — More than four years after a shooting rampage at Virginia Tech, an Education Department official told an administrative hearing Wednesday that the university should have acted more quickly to notify students and faculty of a security ...
Teachers protest over Sarpanch's early release
Police have lathi charged teachers who were protesting outside Punjab CM's residence in Bhatinda.Teachers were protesting over the early release of Sarpanch who slapped a lady teacher.
The rise of DC charter schools
We don't know whether public charter schools will raise American education to a new level. The independent, tax-supported schools just passed the 2 million student mark, but that's only 4 percent of schoolchildren. On average, charter students are ...
CorePlanner Helps Teachers Transition to New Common Core Standards
MarketWatch (press release)
"CorePlanner gives teachers a handy application to show how their instructional practices are synchronized with the Common Core State Standards. It represents a sort-of 'bridging model' between best practices in teaching and standards-based education. ...
Netflix chief's DreamBox Learning startup raises $11M for adaptive learning
When Hastings, a longtime philanthropist with an interest in education, bought the company last year along with the Charter Fund, he said that he believed that DreamBox's adaptive learning techniques would be applicable to the broader education market. ...
Teachers face math challenge
All of the teachers said they are looking forward to the state Department of Education's plans to alter math standards at the elementary school level, emphasizing a more in-depth focus on fewer areas rather than the current broad but brief introduction ...
Education system needs scrutiny - Saleshando
The teacher training has to be upgraded to a minimum of degree holders across all institutions andteachers be remunerated and given good accommodation, he stated. He outlined that those who fail in schools need to be given remedial education and the ...
Teaching About Israel in Berkeley
Jerusalem Post (blog)
And thus it was that I came to teach and found myself learning. Critical as one may be of Berkeley's liberal “save the world” brand of politics, my students had internalized something hugely important in their four years there: A deep respect for ...
Board of Education sets 'benchmarks' to measure schools' success
The Newark Advocate
The whole child benchmark advocates a "safe learning environment that nurtures physical, social and emotional well-being." Brown said questions such as "Do you feel like you're challenged in the academic setting?" or "Do you feel like your teachers ...
Money Management International Clients Tap Meridian LMS for Online Financial ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"Meridian's learning portal mirrors the unique processes and interface considerations of nonprofits. For example, our LMS easily supports external learners by tracking continuing education, managing competencies and delivering personal development ...
Datatel and SunGard Higher Education Combination Clears Regulatory Review
MarketWatch (press release)
MALVERN, Pa., Dec 07, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hellman & Friedman, Datatel, SunGard Data Systems and SunGard Higher Education today announced that the proposed combination of Datatel and SunGard Higher Education has cleared Department of Justice review ...
ChinaCast Education Corporation Stock Upgraded (CAST)
ChinaCast Education Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides post-secondary education and e-learning services in China. The company operates in two segments, E-learning and Training Service Group, and Traditional University Group. ...
Teachers union wants holistic plan for measuring school quality
Instead, the Wisconsin Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers-Wisconsin held several public forums across the state to collect ideas from parents and educators. One of the forums took place in Oshkosh. Educators and local elected ...
NY's new education chief visits Westchester, urges district mergers
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Teachers will be graded, in part, by how their students do over time on standardized tests. As of Saturday, 746 principals across the state had signed a letter protesting "an unproven, expensive and potentially harmful evaluation system. ...
Business and Education Leaders Unite to Better Prepare Students for College ...
PR Newswire (press release)
7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, business, education and foundation leaders united to form the 114th Partnership, an organization that will better prepare our nation's students for future success by fostering educational cultures of college and ...
Education Superintendent Mick Zais, Board of Education Disagree Over Powers
Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- The debate over using federal money to fund state schools has been going on for some time, and it's causing another dispute between the State Board of Education and Superintendent Mick Zais. The disagreement stems from the ...
Scott calls for $1 billion boost in education spending in proposed budget
But Scott told Florida's public school superintendents that after meeting with teachers, students and parents the last few months he has decided to make education a top priority for his next budget. Scott even vowed that he will not sign a new budget ...
Learning Without Limits: video2brain Launches Subscription Program for ...
Cutting-edge training - accessible online or offline and fully iPad-compatible "We're passionate aboutteaching and our customers are passionate about upgrading their skills," says Gerhard Koren, founder and CEO of video2brain. ...
Lectra Continues Support of Education in the Apparel Industry
MarketWatch (press release)
... Kelly Cobb, Jaehee Jung and Hye-Shin Kim, University of Delaware, the Lectra Innovation Award for Teaching for Integrating E-Portfolios in the Fashion Curriculum for Teaching, Learning, Assessment (TLA); and M. Jo Kallal, University of Delaware, ...
A.G. Lafley: A Liberal Education: Preparation for Career Success
By A.G. Lafley
As a former CEO with more than 30 years in management, I can offer the following advice: pursue a liberal arts education. For most people, it's the best foundation for a successful career.
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Education Dept. Report Calls for Greater Accessibility to Learning ...
By Alexandra Rice
Education Dept. Report Calls for Greater Accessibility to Learning Materials for Visually Impaired Students. December 6, 2011, 6:24 pm. By Alexandra Rice. A report released Tuesday updates Congress on the state of accessibility to learning ...
Burton Street Peace Garden's Learning Pavilion Was Built From ...
By Bridgette Meinhold
The Asheville Design Center works with students from three regional universities to design and build this education pavilion in the Burton Street Community out of discarded and found objects.
Obama Issues Order to Strengthen American Indian Education and ...
By Collin Eaton
Among the tasks of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, the Departments of Education and of the Interior will collaborate on delivering grants to tribal elementary, secondary, and higher education. ...
28 area teachers awarded Eastman grants | TriCities.com
Eastman Chemical Company awarded education grants to 28 teachers in seven local school systems through the company's Putting Children First program during an awards ceremony on Monday night. ... Teachers from 23 schools received grants of $750 each. The grants are intended to promote innovative classroom programs which improve student learning and performance. Categories include math and science. Putting Children First is a business and education partnership ...
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Know what you're teaching » TripleCrisis
By Matias Vernengo
Matías Vernengo. Greg Mankiw wrote a response to his students, who protested his teaching, in his last New York Times column. ... Inequality for him is based on education (see here his critique of Krugman's views on inequality). So basically ...
Education Board Puts Classroom Ahead Of Playing Field ...
BALTIMORE -- The state Board of Education is sending lawmakers a recommendation about student athletes who are not making the grade in the classroom. Tuesday, December 6, 2011. ... There will also be more emphasis on curriculum content or the level of what students are learning in the classroom. Students must earn the required number of credits toward graduation. Student board member Nina Marks is for the increased emphasis. "I think it's a good decision for students ...
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A Liberal Vision for Education: There's no point reforming our broken ...
By Matthew Gibson
We need to start looking at new ways of doing education as part of our new vision for the country. This should be personalised learning. We have the technology and understanding to engage children. We have the expertise to deliver teaching ...
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Inside The Bills | BDC 12/7: 'TD for Teachers' «
The program honors teachers for their outstanding service to their schools and communities. The honorees were chosen based on their amount of involvement in the school or community, the degree of positive impact on the school or community and their demonstrated commitment to education. For more information go to ... Buffalo News – Sheppard learning on the job. Olean Times Herald – Problems for the Bills start with defense. San Diego Union Tribune – Scouting report: Buffalo ...
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Remainders: Teachers say city mostly to blame at Jane Addams ...
By Philissa Cramer
Jane Addams High School teachers say the city is to blame for the crediting scandal there. (SchoolBook) ... (Politics K-12); Rick Hess on why education innovation tends to “crash and burn” and what can be done. (Straight Up) ... for our youth: ”… Bronx Career Technical High Schools/Large Comprehensive High Schools with their endless program offerings special learning streams, sports teams and spacious state of the art facilities are still the most successful in New York City…” ...
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