Teachers Sick Of Standardized Tests
Some said this caused morale decreases among the teaching staff, while others called it an inefficient "one-size-fits-all" approach to education. Others suggested that it may cause the district to lose teachers who would prefer to work elsewhere in ...
Majority of education unions vote to recertify
The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission tallied the results of voting over the last two weeks by members of 208 local bargaining units for teachers and school support staff. The commission says 177 units voted to recertify with 51 percent or more ...
Anoka-Hennepin teachers optimistic about changes
"That's all part of the learning process. It's living in a democracy." However, he said he wanted to know more about how the district will define which topics are "controversial" and when sharing how he came to his own beliefs — a teaching technique ...
Higher education, federal government 'intimately connected'
Vanderbilt University News
9, 2011 — 12:16 PM Where would American higher education be without government support for research and student aid? Not where it is today, says Peabody College researcher Christopher Loss, who examines the history of the crucial relationship between ...
Center For Land-Based Learning Launches California Farm Academy Program
MarketWatch (press release)
"The best part about teaching is that we will end up learning from students' questions, and we look forward to training and collaborating with this next generation of farmers." California Farm Academy (CFA) is currently accepting applications for its ...
EDUCATION: Graduation ceremony was a family affair
IT WAS a real family affair as students who successfully completed their studies at James Watt Colleges' North Ayrshire Campus graduated at a ceremony in Kilwinning's Abbey Church on Thursday. For among the 160 students who received their certificates ...
Lyme-Old Lyme teachers, administrators agree to wage freeze
By Jenna Cho Old Lyme - The Lyme-Old Lyme teachers' and administrators' unions have both agreed to no wage increases in 2012-13, a first in recent memory. During a Board of Education meeting Wednesday, the board voted to approve the administrators' ...
Majority of education unions vote to recertify
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The 177 recertifying unions statewide don't constitute a majority of all the state's education unions, or all state teachers. Unions in about one-third of the state's 425 school districts are operating under the new rules. ...
Eight LWSD teachers from Redmond achieve National Board Certification
Teachers are required to demonstrate how their work improves student achievement. As part of the process, teachers build a portfolio that includes student work samples, assignments, videotapes and a thorough analysis of their classroom teaching. ...
Scott's proposed education budget indicates a shift, but critics still aren't ...
The Florida Education Association, which represents 140000 state teachers and support professionals, said in a statement that if Scott's “budget proposal is enacted, spending will still stand nearly $800 per student less than our state's commitment to ...
Education Roundup: Was One of America's Best High Schools Ruined By the Principal?
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
Meanwhile, the number of students taking—and passing—Advanced Placement tests has increased during her tenure, yet disgruntled former teachers say she belittled them and changed their proven teaching methods. New York Magazine's interesting profile ...
Branstad's education reform plan causes conflict
Iowa State Daily
... is believed to be a good teaching candidate but who is unable to maintain the required GPA. "The most effective teachers today lead students down the path of learning," Whaley said. With this new plan, students may wonder how this will affect them. ...
Facebook-Style Learning Site Gets $15 Million
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Shayndi Raice Edmodo, a social network for teachers and students, is getting a boost from some social media royalty: LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and former Facebook vice president Matt Cohler. Their venture-capital firms are leading a $15 million ...
Teachers and elective classes vital for kids
These electives give kids a chance that they didn't have in elementary school or middle school, the opportunity to figure out what interests them and find different ways of learning. These electives, ranging from Marine JROTC to the study of New ...
Advantage, Sociology: Gender and the Return to Education, Bryan ...
By Bryan Caplan
So a large portion of the investment in high school education was going to students who were not part of the formal economy and thus could not be considered as a contribution to gains in economic productivity. Why is Labaree so willing to point out facts that makes the typical economist ... But women at this time were limited in this regard, and teaching was one of the few career ladders open to them. Access to a high school education and middle-class jobs (like secretarial work) for ...
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Jay-Z To Raise Money For Education Through Performance At ...
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NEW YORK — Jay-Z didn't graduate from high school, but he's encouraging others to value their education. The rapper announced Thursday that ... School Bullying · Teachers · Education Reform · Talk Nerdy To Me · Armchair Detective More ...
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Learnlets » Further (slow) thoughts on learning #change11
I've been monitoring the comments on my #change11 posts, and rather than address them individually, I'm posting responses. So, a couple of questions have recurred about the slow learning concept. One is how the notion of quick small bites ...
Information Literacy Weblog: Information literacy meets E-learning ...
By Sheila Webber
Are there any advantages in teaching information literacy skills using a virtual learning environment (VLE) or course management systems (such as Moodle, Blackboard, WebCT) in a blended learningcontext? - Can information literacy education benefit from collaborative learning through forum, chat and distance learning class experiences? - What aspects of information literacy (eg information skills instruction, research process education…) are significantly enhanced by the ...
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SharePoint Search for education - The UK Higher Education Blog ...
By Ellie G Jones
News from Microsoft for universities, written by the UK Education team. ... Learning Suite: Microsoft's new suite of education apps now available! Posted 6 days ago. by Tim Bush. 0 Comments. Tags. announcements · case studies · Cloud ...
Imposter Steals From Teachers While Posing As Tutor « CBS ...
By Producer Rob
Investigators are searching for a woman who stole from teachers at a Stockton elementary school while posing as a volunteer tutor Wednesday.
Toan Lam: Gift of Compassion and Education: Send 62 Kids to ...
By Toan Lam
Gift of Compassion and Education: Send 62 Kids to School in Haiti (VIDEO) - The Huffington Post. ...privileges. It's joyful to witness the shift (from me to "we") that I see in them. They're learning compassion and experiencing the gift of giving. ...
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cryptogon.com » Learning High-Performance Tasks with No ...
Learning High-Performance Tasks with No Conscious Effort. December 9th, 2011. Via: Medical Express: New research published today in the journal Science suggests it may be possible to use brain technology to learn to play a piano, reduce ...
Militiamen foil teachers' kidnapping in Zamboanga » Nation » News ...
Patrolling government militiamen encountered a group of gunmen, preventing the kidnapping of three public school teachers in a coastal village east Zamboanga City, a military official said today.
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C. M. Rubin: The Global Search for Education: Dreams
By C. M. Rubin
Helping students identify their passions so that they can begin to realize their own big dreams requires that teachers develop new skills, and this requires educators with keen insight into the strategic issues facing education in today's world. How is this reform to be achieved? ... Chancellor Stephen Spahn: "Schools must provide opportunities that continually connect real world experiences and challenge traditional modes of teaching and learning." The Aurora Primary School in Expoo ...
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Find government information on education and training including primary, secondary and highereducation, resources for students, parents, teachers, foreign ...
Learning Forward 2011 Annual Conference: Welcome
Learning Forward provides education leaders the connections, tools, learning ... collaborativelearning, effective teaching, working with adults, leadership, ...