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Teacher Salary Myth -- Are Teachers Underpaid?

The Teacher Salary Myth -- Are Teachers Underpaid? - Forbes: "The real problem is a shortage of good teachers . . . the teachers unions work very, very hard to prevent the public from being able to measure the performance of the teachers whose salaries we pay. However, if one were to design a system from scratch purposefully to promote mediocrity, one could hardly do better than the human resource systems used in public schools. Government schools hire based on certifications rather than ability, pay based on tenure rather than performance, and almost never fire a teacher for any reason other than fiscal problems (and even then layoffs are by tenure). Public school teachers must work in stultifying organizations that have as many as one administrator for every teacher. . . "

Ofsted head calls for local school troubleshooters
BBC News
So it is perhaps unsurprising that Sir Michael sees them reporting directly toEducation Secretary Michael Gove - the man who asked him to be chief inspector of schools. Sir Michael also said scruffy teachers could be rebuked by his organisation,...

BBC News

Higher Education and Research Bill tabled in Rajya Sabha
The Hindu
The government on Wednesday tabled the Higher Education and Research Bill, 2011 in the Rajya Sabha that seeks to establish the National Commission on Higher Education and Research (NCHER), an overarching regulatory body for university education ...

Northern Ireland's education year
BBC News
The Department of Employment and Learning did a deal with the Assembly Executive to peg fees at current rates, plus inflation. So, in keeping with Wales and Scotland, local students who study in their home country will get a better deal than residents ...

BBC News

How Digital Learning Will Benefit Low Income Students
Huffington Post (blog)
As education shifts from a place to a service, social learning groups will extend a culture oflearning beyond traditional classrooms. Teacher social networks are connecting subject areateachers across the country. Reducing the isolation of teachers ...

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. Awarded $25000 Grant From LW ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities (SKLD) recently received a $25000 grant from the Laurence W. Levine Foundation to support SKLD's ongoing programs, including the expansion of its comprehensive website and free e-newsletter. ...

Seattle special ed teachers who refused to give state test lose appeal
Seattle Post Intelligencer
In a decision released Tuesday, the state Court of Appeals for the region unanimously found Seattle Public Schools was right to suspend special education teachers Juli Griffith and Lenora Stahl-Quarto after they refused to have six students take a ...

Fear grips unemployed teachers
The Citizen Daily
Staying at home for yet another year is frightening not only for thousands of young men and women like her, but also to parents, who have heavily invested in their children's education.Dreams of her mother, Hadija, 51, a widow, who is still teaching at ...

A teachers contract that works
Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore City school system as made much progress toward under its new teachers contract. As with any new contract, it takes time for all its provisions to be fully implemented ("Baltimore schools' uncharted waters," Dec. 20). ...

Alabama public schools see loss of 3290 teachers since 2007
al.com (blog)
''If we don't get some help, we're actually going to lose almost 3000 teaching units," he said. He noted that lawmakers, in a bid to make proration less likely, in March passed a law that will cap spending from the Education Trust Fund in the 2013 ...

al.com (blog)

Kwanzaa speaker points to education
Buffalo News
Hill said teachers bear a great responsibility for educating these students, but they can't if parents and others in the community don't see to it the students get to the classrooms. "I've got [students] that it's so evident the situations they've got ...

Buffalo News

Why education in emergencies
Reuters AlertNet (blog)
... learning materials need to be replaced and teachers will need to be supported. Many teachershave died in the floods, so there needs to be an influx of new teachers or at least teachingassistants so that the remaining teachers can cope with the ...

Abstinence-Only Education Debate Resurfaces
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
By Jason Koebler A longtime controversial topic on Capitol Hill, the debate over the effectiveness of abstinence-only sex education, has resurfaced. In the 2012 budget, signed by President Obama last week, the House Appropriations Committee set aside ...

Education Management Corp (EDMC) Shares Downgraded to a "Underperform" Rating ...
Education Management Corp (NASDAQ: EDMC) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. ...

Will higher education see a sea change?
Business Standard
11 Bills related to education sector are pending in Parliament. The Foreign Universities Bill is expected to improve quality of education. From news about abolishment of the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE) to the pending ...

Viewpoint: Unlocking our potential: Teachers are the key
Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com
Our great teachers are the torches lighting the way for us all. Rhetoric from the state and our nation's capital have never educated a single child. It is our teachers who know their subject matter, who have a passion for teaching and learning, ...

Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com

Six Ohio Education Stories to Watch in 2012
StateImpact Ohio
But that could change: The Ohio Department of Education is developing rules for evaluating those schools. Let's see if the state legislature takes action. 6. Teachers rising. Hey, remember when Issue 2 was defeated? Ohio teachers financed a large part ...

EDUCATION NOTEBOOK: Stock market game names winning 'investors'
Rapid City Journal
The program incorporates curriculum into the financial experience, teaching students about business, math, economics, personal finance and investing. At the end of the 10-week trading session, Philip had the highest ending portfolio with $143631, ...

Education campaign to focus on early childhood learning
The Telegram
A $100000 contract to produce a multi-media education campaign to highlight the connection between play-based activities and early childhood learning has been awarded to WaterWerks Communications Inc. of St. John's, the provincial government announced ...

The Telegram

Education digest
ILLINOIS SCHOOLS > State ranks high for board certified teachers • Illinois ranks third nationally for the number of teachers who achieved National Board Certification this year, according to the state. The National Board for Professional Teaching ...

Seven Education Leaders to Watch in Tallahassee
StateImpact Florida
Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson — He's only been on the job a few months but he's already set a tone. Robinson disregarded the recommendations of a panel of educators, business leaders and others and recommended a higher required score on the ...

StateImpact Florida

Legislature must make wise decisions about education
Anniston Star
Education reform is said to be a top priority for the Republican majority. That's good; Alabama's schools need improvement in areas such as how they are funded, how much is spent on them, how they train, hire and retain teachers, and how they produce ...

Matthew Resnick: Changing Education in an Ever-Changing World
By Matthew Resnick
Teaching historical events without citing modern relevance is missing a powerful point that could potentially transform the value of history, as well as current events, in the eyes of students. Teachersbecome major influences on the lives of students, and their ability to transform their education and help them become knowledgeable and prepared citizens is incomparable to anything money can buy.... Teach students why history isn't just in the past, and what learning is really about. ...
The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

Bricks, Mortar, and Education, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of ...
By Arnold Kling
Every education would be ad hoc. It would be student-directed toward the job market she's aiming for. Gordon argues that book stores and retail stores in general should take of up less space and hold less inventory. Along the same lines, ...
EconLog: Library of Economics...

Poughkeepsie to meet education commissioner's deadline; Yonkers ...
By Cara Matthews
However, settlements by December 31st are impossible considering that both Yonkers Federation ofTeachers and the Yonkers Council of Administrators are unavailable until the end of holiday break, January 2nd. “Commissioner King's ...
Politics on the Hudson

StartUp: Learning Entrepreneurism – New Course at CU Boulder ...
By Brad Feld
As entrepreneurship in Boulder continues to grow, Boulder Digital Works is offering a new course with Robert Reich (co-founder of OpenSpace, OneRiot, and the.
Feld Thoughts

D46 explores early childhood education program — Crystal Lake ...
By Lawerence Synett
The blended-method of teaching would give general education preschool students the opportunity to enroll as opposed to using private preschools in the area, Martin said. The district anticipates having 10 to 12 spots for general education ...
TribLocal - Crystal Lake

Borepatch: Learning
By Borepatch
Learning. The illiterate of the twenty-first century will not be those who cannot read, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. - Alvin Toffler. I had the pleasure of meeting Aretae and his family for dinner a months or so back. They're a ...

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