The Answer Sheet | Poverty's influence on education
Washington Post (blog)
The research never suggests that poor children are incapable of learning or that poverty itself should be regarded as a learning disability. Rather, research suggests that poor children encounter obstacles that often adversely affect their development ...
Border staff, teachers join one-day UK strike
The Associated Press
said Eleanor Smith, president of the UNISON trade union which represents about 1 million health,education and law enforcement staff. Smith joined a picket outside Birmingham Women's Hospital in central England, where she works as a nurse. ...
Brent teachers stage an orderly strike
The teachers had chosen to picket Brentfield primary school, in Brent, north-west London, for their action. It was open for one thing and most of the schools in the borough were closed. No point in standing in the freezing cold in front of an already ...
Rick Santorum Urges Teaching Of Creationism In Public Schools (VIDEO)
Former Pennsylvania Sen. and GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum says the "left" and "scientific community" have monopolized the public school system's curriculum, only permitting theteaching of evolution and leaving no room for the introduction ...
Education: nursery places and free schools boosted
"Education, early years learning, this is how you change the life chances of our least well-off and genuinely lift children out of poverty," said Mr Osborne. Anand Shukla, chief executive of the Daycare Trust, said: "We warmly welcome the announcement ...
Sex education group raises HIV alarm
"The national curriculum isn't going to rewrite the book, there are curriculum guidelines in every state and territory for this area of education and the national curriculum will be canvassing the best of those and putting together a program that's ...
China Education Resources Inc. Reports Q3 2011 Financial Results
PR Newswire (press release)
30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - China Education Resources, Inc. ("CER") (TSXV: CHN, OTCQX: CHNUF), a leading technology provider of online learning, training courses and tools for teachers, students and education professionals in China, announced its financial ...
BC teachers not required to do report cards
On Monday, negotiations between the teachers and the employers took a negative turn when the government ended discussions about resolving legislation limiting teachers' bargaining rights that the BC,. Supreme Court had ruled unconstitutional. Education ...
Students Using Spalding Education International's Method Scored Highest in 4 ...
MarketWatch (press release)
PHOENIX, Nov 30, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- A recently completed four-year study by Arizona State University--Technology Based Learning & Research shows students using SpaldingEducation International's "The Writing Road to Reading" had ...
Official Calls for Urgency on College Costs
New York Times
By TAMAR LEWIN As Occupy movement protests helped push spiraling college costs into the national spotlight, Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged higher-education officials Tuesday to “think more creatively — and with much greater urgency” about ways ...
Lake Bluff teachers get 3 percent raises
That contract “allowed the teaching staff to be responsible for a very large portion of the Education Fund,” Martindale said. “That amount of responsibility and authority is not usually seen with teachers.” Brady said the board and the teachers wanted ...
Education Becomes Even More Valuable to Middle Class Americans as CNN Money ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Education is the best way to qualify for higher-paying, secure jobs. The Index showed that 25.8 percent of households headed by a non-high school graduate faced major economic setbacks, compared to only 15.8 percent of households headed by someone with ...
Teaching Etiquette in the Age of the Evite
New York Times (blog)
By RANDYE HODER I'm trying to teach my 13-year-old son, Nathaniel, to be polite. In a Facebook and Evite world, this is no easy thing. I get it: he wants to be cool, and in middle school the gravitational pull to move in lockstep with one's friends is ...
Education is more powerful than HIV/AIDS: activist
Mthembu said education is for all "those who are positive and those negative", and encouraged youth who are losing hope to peruse education because they are positive. TAC is a leading South Africa HIV/AIDS advocacy group. "People must not stop perusing ...
Parents, teachers voice concerns regarding standards-based grading
Lawrence Journal World
She was among 70 parents, teachers, administrators, school board members and others attending a “Grading for Learning” informational forum Tuesday at Southwest. By Mark Fagan Parents concerned about the use of standards-based grading in Lawrence middle ...
CMS makes new push to hire teachers
19 for training that will get them ready for teaching in 2012-13. That push is raising eyebrows among some teachers who have seen hundreds of colleagues laid off because of recent budget cuts. "Shouldn't they forward this to some of the people they've ...
Eric Ries: How the US education system is failing students
Eric Ries, entrepreneur and author of "The Lean Startup" spoke with the Post's Michelle Williams about how the US education system is failing students by failing to reward risk-taking. (/The Washington Post) Correction: Clarification: SuperFan badge ...
Misleading sex education often backfires
Times of India
Including abstinence-only sex education programmes in school curriculum does not lead to reduction in teenage pregnancy but in fact contributes towards higher pregnancy and birth rates, a new study has revealed. Researchers from the University of ...
Teachers say GOP action hurting kids
By Lisa Singleton-Rickman With the Republican-controlled Legislature's vow to push for changes in public employee benefits and legalizing charter schools, education officials, including those with local teacher unions, say teachers are targets and ...
Civil Eats » Blog Archive » Learning On The Half-Shell
Civil Eats promotes critical thought about sustainable agriculture and food systems as part of building economically and socially just communities. In our efforts, we support the development of a dialog among local and national leaders about ...
5 Newsworthy Teaching Tools For The Future Of Education | Fast ...
By JD Rucker
That is why teachers are getting new techniques and technology to help them capture the interest of their students, enabling them to provide a better education for the next generation. Some of these new teaching tools are very unique. ...
Toolness » Blog Archive » Playfulness and Learning
I work for Mozilla, live in San Francisco, and am excited about design, building things, teaching, and learning. I'm currently working on Hackasaurus. You can reach me by sending e-mail to my first name at mozilla dot com, or by yelling at ...
An Example of the Problems with Higher Education Today : Lawyers ...
By Erik Loomis
I am naturally suspicious of people in power anyway and I always question the motives of faculty who love meetings and the minutia of academia so much that they choose to turn their backs on research and teaching for it. I have found most ...
Lawyers, Guns & Money
Learning R as a language | (R news & tutorials)
Books written to teach a general purpose programming language are usually organized according to the features of the language and examples often show how a particular language feature is interpreted by a compiler. Books about domain ...
Paper Trail: CMS: Help us find teachers
By Ann Doss Helms
Candidates do not need to have taken courses in education or have prior teaching experience, but they should be committed to ensuring the academic success of our students and our schools. TEACH Charlotte participants will: Complete a ...
Brazil's weakest link: education | beyondbrics | News and views on ...
By Samantha Pearson
beyondbrics, from the Financial Times, brings news and comment from more than 40 emerging economies, headed by China, India, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, Indonesia and South Africa. We cover politics and economics, finance and business ...
Poll: Dedicated tax with ed reforms is winner | Thoughts on Public ...
By John Fensterwald - Educated Guess
A new poll has confirmed what Ted Lempert, president of Children Now, and others in the 2012 KidsEducation Plan coalition expected: An initiative coupling school reforms with a tax increase dedicated to education has a good chance of winning at the polls a year from now. The qualifiers are important. ... Jerry Brown, who's said to be days away from announcing a tax initiative that he has been working on with the California Teachers Association. When Republican legislators killed ...
Thoughts on Public Education
Education Ministry staff warned against extortion
ABAKALIKI- EBONYI State Government, Tuesday, threatened to sanction any staff of the Ministry of Education found to have extorted money from any of the proprietors or proprietresses whose schools were affected in the ongoing closure of ...
Abstinence education does not lead to abstinent behavior ...
States that prescribe abstinence-only sex education programs in public schools have significantly higher teenage pregnancy and birth rates than states with more comprehensive sex educationprograms, researchers from the University of Georgia have determined. The researchers looked at teen pregnancy ... States whose laws stressed the teaching of abstinence until marriage were significantly less successful in preventing teen pregnancies. These results come at an important time...