YouTube launches education-only option for teachers worldwide
YouTube project manager Brian Truong explained on the official YouTube blog that “teachers that they want to use the vast array of educational videos on YouTube in their classrooms, but are concerned that students will be distracted by the latest music ...
Education World Tackles Cutting-Edge Classroom Tech Topics
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Integrating technology into education is a key part of developing students' 21st-century skills.Education World, a longtime provider of free educational resources, has revamped the technology section of its website so that educators have what they ...
New method for grading teachers gets an “incomplete”
The Delaware Performance Appraisal System (DPAS) measures teachers' effectiveness. In 2005, a new system (DPAS II) was piloted for three years before going statewide. The evaluation is based on a “Framework of Teaching” by education consultant ...
Dominican University to Award Scholarships for Teachers Enrolling in 100 ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Dominican University's 100% online programs utilize a video-based e-learning model powered by University Alliance, designed to provide students with the flexibility of 24/7 access to courses. With the availability of scholarships for two new students, ...
Question of quality
Atlanta Journal Constitution
There are 6200 new Nationally Board Certified teachers, bringing the total to nearly 100000. A voluntary program, board certification is often called the gold standard of teaching and is achieved through performance-based assessment and testing that ...
Preschool crucial to bridge indigenous education gap
The school works very hard to engage parents, involving them in developing individual learning plans and to work as classroom assistants, while Aboriginal education worker Emma Peel was crucial in liaising over attendance and punctuality. ...
Center for Green Schools at U.S. Green Building Council Releases "Best of ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Three words: education, sustainability and jobs." According to published reports, green schools save on average $100000 per year on operating costs -- enough to hire two new teachers, buy 200 new computers, or purchase 5000 textbooks. ...
AEA's new leader says organization prepared to fight for teachers, schools
He is preparing for tough fights to try to stop any effort to divert funding from education, to stop the state from allowing charter schools, and to prevent efforts to reduce the number of teaching days — taking money from the pockets of teachers and ...
Teachers: Keep gifts simple
By Wayne Hodgin Special to the Reporter-News Alabama's Legislature curtailed student gift-giving (to teachers) to items with no specific monetary value — such as home-baked goods. Would you support doing this in Texas? Throughout the years Carol ...
More taxes for better education
Despite the poor economy, 64 percent of Californians surveyed said they would be willing to spend more of their tax dollars for a better state-funded education, whose teachers and programs have been cut. California ranks 42 in the nation in funding per ...
District's Public Charter School Board names former US education official as ...
WASHINGTON — A former federal education official has been selected as the new chief executive for the district's Public Charter School Board. After a search that went on for months, the board selected Scott Pearson, according to The Washington Post. ...
From Russia to Raleigh with love: Teaching 'The Nutcracker' in the South
Two sets of people are the most important: your parents and your teachers. College teachers, schoolteachers, ballet teacher. "Because if you're lucky and you have a good one," she said, "they change your life." Former students credit her with altering ...
School districts move toward merit pay for teachers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Hechinger Report is a nonprofit news organization focused on producing in-depth education journalism. Over a span of eight Sundays, the series spotlighted challenges to the way teachers are trained, evaluated, paid, promoted and dismissed - and how ...
Utah guv's budget would bump funding for education, health
Salt Lake Tribune
It would also provide a 1 percent pay raise to Utah's teachers. "Like all other areas of state government, education funding has suffered as a result of dramatic drops in revenue," Herbert said in a cover letter to his budget plan. ...
Malloy urges education reform in urban areas at NAACP luncheon
Dannel Malloy told members of the state's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that there needs to be a renewed focus on education reform in Connecticut, particularly in urban school districts. “We will not have equal rights for ...
Education leaders have positive outlook on Gov. Daugaard's budget proposal
Brandon Valley Challenger
Dr. Rod Weber, Woonsocket School District praised Governor Daugaard's “Investing in Teachers” proposal, which will use over $8 million over the next two years to train teachers on the Common Core curriculum, as well as providing training for principals ...
Measuring the Impact of Historic Texas Education Cuts
“It means the Legislature can cut and will cut money to public education if the circumstances are right.” The KDK-Harman Foundation and the Texas American Federation of Teachers are both major donors to The Texas Tribune.
Teachers Don't Like Creative Students — Marginal Revolution
By Alex Tabarrok
by Alex Tabarrok on December 12, 2011 at 7:33 am in Economics, Education | Permalink. One of the most consistent ... One hope I have for personalized learning, ala the Khan Academy, is that teachers will not feel the need to suppress creative students when classroom dynamics do not require that all the students follow all the rules all the time . Hat Tip: Erik Barker. .... For example, the most common method of teaching math to elementary-age children is a linear process. First comes ...
NYC Educator: *(Except Teachers)
By NYC Educator
What every teacher in New York did not see was one single solitary item celebrating education, or educators (the DOE, or the UFT, New York's most vilified). Since Mayor ... Teaching and Substituting - the first few years... They Call Me Teacher ...
WI School Teachers Vote To Disband Union: “…we never had to use ...
By LaborUnionReport (Diary)
When given a choice, teachers in four out of eleven schools in Racine County, Wisconsin have decided to disband the unions they paid dues into for.
YouTube for Schools Is Education Hub for the Digital Age
By Zachary Sniderman
YouTube is launching "YouTube for Schools" is a portal that helps curate education materials and videos. ... YouTube for Schools was created thanks to demand from teachers and schools across the country. “YouTube for schools is a technical solution to allow schools that normally restrict access to YouTube to gain access to it,” says Angela Lin, ... goal is to give teachers access without letting students run amok. “Video has always been incorporated into classroom teaching,” Lin say. ...
FG halts retirement of non-teaching university staff aged 60
National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT; Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Associated Institutions, NASU, and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, under the Joint Action Committee of the three ...
Jane's Pick of the Day: Key social learning resources: Part 14
By Jane Hart
There have been lots of interesting articles and posts this week about social learning and the use of social media for learning. Here is my pick of just 5 of them 1- I am going to start this week with a post by Jon Ingham, who Words: 73 was at the ...
Jane's Pick of the Day
small dead animals: The Higher Education Bubble
The Higher Education Bubble. The patterns seem extremely similar to the housing bubble with certain segments taking up the roll of subprime lenders and the entire industry getting excited by easy finance and an unrelenting line of demand. ...
small dead animals
How to start a successful virtual learning program | eSchool News
By Laura Devaney
In “How to Launch District Virtual Learning,” a new report from the Blackboard Institute, 17 virtuallearning experts agreed that getting buy-in from teachers, administrators, parents, and the community is absolutely essential to success. ...
LAUSD Teachers Split On Future Of Charter Schools « CBS Los ...
Teachers across the Southland are divided in a vote on a pair of labor contracts for Los Angeles Unified school district.
CBS Los Angeles
Instapundit » Blog Archive » HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE ...
By Glenn Reynolds
It is the sort of useful imitation that allows toddlers to learn how to use language without first learning how grammar works. But there is a difference ... This may turn out to be a killer app as against traditional education. Plus this: College ...
Learning with 'e's: Content as curriculum?
By Steve Wheeler
So why are teachers wasting their own time, and that of the kids, teaching them facts which in a few years time may be utterly out of date? Should we not instead be maximising school contact time by teaching skills, competencies, literacies? ...
Learning with 'e's
Teachers In One WI School Vote Unanimously To Disband Union ...
“In the 30-some years we were part of the (American Federation of Teachers union), we never had to use their services. There were never any grievances that warranted that,” Seitz said, explainingteachers found it unnecessary to keep paying ...
19 City Schools Face Closure - NY1.com
... NY1 News delivers comprehensive coverage of New York City education, ... the programs are replaced with new schools, new teachers, and a new principal. ...