Learning math the Kahn Academy way is a big hit at Los Altos schools
San Jose Mercury News
Teachers can also track their students' progress easily through the website, allowing for more individual attention. Last school year, five teachers were using the program; this year, more than 45 are. The number of students with proficient and ...
Education Group Tries to Rebound After Diatribe
New York Times
Arne Duncan, the United States secretary of education, called the law a national model. It removes teacher seniority as the top consideration during layoffs and streamlines the dismissal process for teachers who perform poorly. ...
Alabama Education Association selects next leaders
Former state Finance Director Henry Mabry and attorney Gregory Graves will be the new faces of the Alabama Education Association. The board of directors for the AEA appointed the new leaders Thursday to follow longtime executives Paul Hubbert and Joe ...
Kaplan Learning Technologies Honored With Two Awards of Excellence at the Best ...
Organizations worldwide, including Shell International, Siemens, and the BBC use products from Kaplan Learning Technologies to train, test, and certify their staff. KLT is a division of Kaplan, Inc., a leading global provider of education services and ...
Teachers Union President Quits
Rio Grande Sun
But Reese said his teaching credentials speak for themselves and the proof of his job performance comes from the compliments he has received from parents, students and teachers. “I think I should be sought out as a teacher,” he said. ...
NYC Education Dept probes school credits mess
Wall Street Journal
AP NEW YORK — The City's Department of Education is trying to untangle alleged school credit irregularities that could leave some Bronx seniors unable to graduate. The DOE is investigating allegations that Jane Addams High School for Academic Careers ...
LOUGHTON: Teachers visit Iraq to offer advice to schools
This is Local London
Davenant head-teacher Chris Seward, who also made the trip, said: “Iraq has a great tradition of learning but following the years of rule by Saddam Hussein and the effects of the fighting in Iraq, the education system has suffered badly. ...
Guest post: In defense of a liberal education
Washington Post (blog)
Experience has taught us that education is a cooperative art that is best done with others who can challenge our thinking and open our minds to new ways of seeing the world and making our way in it. The stronger the community of learning, ...
Education shake-up starts in earnest
John Kitzhaber gave his newly convened education board its mission on Thursday, calling for an education czar to oversee all aspects of learning and outlining legislative proposals he wants crafted for consideration by state lawmakers, ...
Parents as Teachers Recognizes Best Practices in Early Childhood Education
BY mkb787 | Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2011 12:23 PM Parents as Teachers, the trusted resource for organizations and professionals in the early childhood education, honored three of its affiliates with the prestigious Losos Prize for Excellence for ...
Obama Signs Executive Order on Education and Tribal Colleges
Indian Country Today Media Network.com
By Rob Capriccioso December 2, 2011 WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama made news this afternoon when the White House announced his signature of an executive order, titled, “Improving American Indian and Alaska Native Education Opportunities and ...
Mo. education commissioner wants more time before recommending plan for KC ...
Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says she is not ready to recommend specific action for the long-troubled Kansas City School District. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says she is not ready to ...
Take Advantage of Tax Benefits for Higher Education
But there's another important lesson students shouldn't overlook: learning how to best take advantage of higher education tax benefits available from Uncle Sam. The American Opportunity Credit, established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, ...
Immigration law survey done by Alabama Education Association's polling arm ...
"We've known the teachers union has been cooking polls for Democrats for years, and this time they got caught red-handed. Even after trying to skew the results, the poll still shows a strong majority of Alabamians support cracking down on illegal ...
Education improvement committee sets first meeting
Anderson Independent Mail
By Liz Carey ANDERSON — An education committee that will work to find ways the five Anderson County school districts can work together to save money will hold its first meeting for this school year in January. The education improvement committee, ...
Don't roll back teaching reforms
Thanks to their work, we adopted nationally competitive testing standards for our students and linked student performance to teacher evaluations, ensuring that our students are taught by highly effective teachers. With these steps, Tennessee became a ...
Physical education becoming a larger focus at Longfellow
Iowa City Press Citizen
PE4Life's core principles focus on integrating physical fitness into education. This is done through adding physical activities into the classroom and increasing teaching in physical educationclasses. “Students will learn that physical activity is ...
Official: Education cutbacks threaten future
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
8:46 am Robert Berdahl speaks Thursday during the Thought Leader Forum at CJ Callaway's Event Center about the future of US high education. / Emily Spartz / Argus Leader Thirty years of states pulling back support for higher education, coupled with the ...
Herricks teachers ready to talk
The Island Now
"We're going ahead," said Morales, who had served as teachers association executive vice president under Lagnese. "We've been going all along." Herricks Board of Education President Christine Turner has said the teachers association could help the ...
Education commissioner King calls STEM initiative 'critical'
By Derrick Ek The state's top education official, Dr. John King Jr., touted the importance of the Empire State STEM Learning Network during a visit to the area Wednesday. “It's critical,” King, state education commissioner, said of the 2.5-year-old ...
David Lynch supports teaching veterans to meditate
AP LOS ANGELES -- David Lynch wants soldiers and veterans to experience the stress-reducing benefits of Transcendental Meditation. Lynch's namesake foundation is giving $1 million in grants to teach the meditation technique to active-duty military ...
Teachers retire as healthcare costs rise
Hundreds of teachers are in the same boat as Morrison and Lance Hyche with the AlabamaEducation Association says this mass exodus could have been avoided. Hyche said, "We had hoped for a special session to allow teachers to finish out the year. ...
Fond du Lac honors top school district staff members
Fond du Lac Reporter
The 2011-12 Excellence in Education award winners, who were formerly recognized at the Board ofEducation meeting on Monday, are Laurie Kent, Gina Rieder, Cory Schneider, Shannon Schultz and Brian Appleman. n Laurie Kent is in her 11th year of teaching ...
Oregon to seek powerful 'chief education officer' to revamp ...
By Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian
A small group of education advocates, led by Nike government and public affairs director Julia Brim-Edwards and the vice president of the state teachers union, has since spent months fleshing out what the education officer would do and what ... Just how many commissions, boards, agency heads and others in Oregon might lose some or all their power in a streamlined education system was foreshadowed in the recommendations of a new Early Learning Council, also established by ...
Teaching liveblogging | Online Journalism Blog
By Paul Bradshaw
In the final part of a trilogy of articles on liveblogging I wanted to talk about a recent experiment I conducted in teaching liveblogging, where I decided.
Online Journalism Blog
IntLawGrrls: Teaching counterterrorism
By Diane Marie Amann
Ever struggle with teaching U.S. counterterrorism to students who were children when 9/11 struck? Me too. Well worth a read -- not only to think about this challenge, but also to tackle it with the aid of superb materials -- is the 2-part series on ...
AGU Blogosphere | Magma Cum Laude | Teaching the teachers ...
By Jessica Ball
Teaching the teachers: Activities for a plate tectonics workshop. Posted by Jessica Ball. A few weeks ago, I helped co-teach a plate tectonics workshop with a fellow UB geo grad. The workshop was intended as sort of a continuing education ...
Magma Cum Laude
Teachers Teaching Teachers #274 - P2PU and ORE with Kevin ...
By firstname.lastname@example.org (EdTechTalk)
On this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers we continue our conversations about Open Educational Resources (OER) with this amazing cast of wonderful teachers! In particular we learned more about the P2PU [ http://p2pu.org/en ] ...
Hillsboro Education Center provides autism teacher training and ...
By Wendy Owen, The Oregonian
The boys are working with teachers in an intensive learning classroom at the Northwest RegionalEducation Service District Hillsboro Education Center. What looks like a mirror in their classroom is actually a window and, typically, teachers in ...
Washington County News
Can STEM education make us great again? [infographic] - Holy Kaw!
Can STEM education make us great again? [infographic]. Posted Dec 1st, 2011 at 7:28 PM and seen. times. Tweet. (Click on the infographic below to learn more.) Via Column Five for Knewton. Like infographics? So do we. ...
Peace Corps alumni discuss AIDS education - The Michigan Daily
During his service in Paraguay from 2007 to 2009, Burgess traveled the country with a group of 40 high school students and spoke on radio shows about health and sex education. Burgess said in an interview at yesterday's event that schools in Paraguay don't teach students to have safe sex. Through ... “It's really hard to hear that from people like teachers or talking with family.” School of Public Health student Theresa Dreyer said she went to yesterday's presentation because she is ...
The Michigan Daily
Learning with 'e's: A head teacher writes...
By email@example.com (Steve Wheeler)
Some teachers, led by our school pencil co-ordinator, have complained that we made a considerable investment on the pencil suite, and it's being used regularly for very important teaching. OK, so there is only one pencil ... I chair the Plymouth e -Learning Conference, and I serve on the editorial boards of ten international journals, including the open access publications Research in Learning Technology (formerly ALT-J), Digital Culture and Education, and IRRODL. I'm the chair of the ...
Learning with 'e's
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