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Live by your Word, Mr. President

Live by your Word, Mr. President
Huffington Post (blog)
Teach with creativity and passion; to stop teaching to the test; and to replace teachers who just aren't helping kids learn." Was it Diane Ravitch? No! Alfie Kohn? Sorry! Charlie Sheen? Are you nuts? The answer is President Obama.

Teaching union accepts pension deal
The Press Association
A teaching union has decided to accept the Government's controversial pension reforms, it has been announced. The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), which represents 160000 teachers, said the move followed the results of a poll of members in ...

Angry teachers boycott audits
Courier Mail
QUEENSLAND'S teaching and learning audits have been suspended by the EducationDepartment after teachers decided to boycott them yesterday because the results were published in The Courier-Mail. Principals joined teachers yesterday in saying they felt ...

Analysis: Education debate mired in rhetoric
Monroe News Star
Both sides accuse the other of offensive remarks, demeaning parents or teachers depending on the perspective. Both sides accuse the other of going too far in the rhetorical debate, offering little room to compromise. And both sides are right.

A Civil Right to a Good Education
Huffington Post (blog)
In a way, these routes were taken because it was easier to seek improvement by adding on programs and applying pressures than it was to deal with the core of education, which is teachingand learning. If American schools are to improve broadly, ...

NetCom Learning Wins Silver 2011 Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The award was in recognition of the NetCom Learning CMS enterprise resource planning system for the education and learning industry. A panel of veteran, independent senior judges evaluated the entries along with Brandon Hall Group's industry expert ...

Maryland schools test evaluating teachers on student performance
Baltimore Sun
By Tim Ebner, Capital News Service Maryland schools are moving closer to overhauling the way that they evaluate teachers, putting more emphasis on student performance and test scores. The new evaluation system is currently being tested in Baltimore ...

Arizona bans teaching courses that breed resentment of a race or class of ...
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Alyssa Hadley Dunn, a clinical assistant professor of urban teacher education in the College ofEducation at Georgia State University, sent me a note about a “teach-in” at GSU to make people aware of the ban on the teaching of ethnic studies in Tucson ...

Kansas Department of Education Receives $30000 Grant From Verizon Foundation
MarketWatch (press release)
30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Verizon Wireless announced today that it has awarded a Verizon Foundation grant of $30000 to the Kansas Department of Education. The grant will be used to train teachers on Common Core Standards for English Language ...

Virtual Teachers Deploy Skills Across Countries
Education Week News
So when the Virtual High School Global Consortium, a nonprofit organization specializing in collaborative online education and professional development, offered 25 student spots at a reduced price in exchange for one Advanced Placement teacher, ...

Governor declares Digital Learning Day -1/30/2012, 10:34 AM
Hays Daily News
TOPEKA -- In conjunction with the Alliance for Excellent Education's national DigitalLearning Day on Wednesday, Gov. Sam Brownback has declared Digital LearningDay in Kansas. In the proclamation signed Friday, the governor encouraged educators,...

Hays Daily News

No new talks set on Waynesboro teachers contract impasse
The Herald-Mail
Teachers' salaries are based on a chart with “steps” and “columns.” The steps and columns are negotiable, but they're essentially based on number of years teaching (steps) and level ofeducation from bachelor's degree to doctorate (columns).

Laerdal Medical and Wolters Kluwer Health Launch Alliance to Transform ...
MarketWatch (press release)
30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Laerdal Medical and Wolters Kluwer Health announced today a product and distribution alliance that will transform healthcare education. The "Learning for Saving Lives" alliance will initially target undergraduate ...

California Teachers Association backs Brown's tax plan
Sacramento Bee
The union represents 325000 teachers and education workers, and it is a heavy hitter in state politics. Brown is gathering signatures for a November initiative to raise sales taxes by a half-cent and income taxes on high-income earners.

Clever Plans to Reform Legal Education Won't Make Legal Services Any Cheaper
The American Lawyer
Due to the stream of negative press America's legal education system has received, it is becoming almost a rite of passage for aspiring reformers to submit their own proposals to fix the problem. There's nothing wrong with that, but some proposals are ...

Sen. Simitian's Education Update: 'Uncertainty' Remains
"Unfortunately, the size of the crowd each year is often an indicator of the level of concern that people have about where we are with education issues and education funding," Simitian (D-Palo Alto) said. School district board members, teachers, ...

New Sex Education Mandate Taking Effect
New York Times
Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott announced in August that public middle schools and high schools would be required to fold sex education lessons into existing health classes, which already cover topics like nutrition, physical activity and ...

Teachers continue to stall on IB program at NorKam
Sullivan received a written notice from the Kamloops-Thompson Teachers' Association on Sunday evening asking for a further meeting about the future of the program. Second semester begins today for high school students. Sullivan said any planning for ...

More on Observing Teachers, PreK-12
New America Foundation (blog)
In an opinion piece for The Los Angeles Times yesterday, Susan Ochshorn and I argued for injecting some fresh ideas into the national education debates by looking at new approaches for observing and evaluating teachers. Teacher wars are raging across ...

Perdue pledges forceful education push, no lame-duck politics
Bev Perdue wouldn't seek re-election in 2012, she opened up to WRAL News in an exclusive interview Sunday about her decision to push for public education over politics. "There were a lot of personal reasons involved in this decision that I'll never ...


Education, health issues on docket for Legislature
Education funding, health care exchanges, investments in Iran and sending a message to Washington -- via New York City's most famous green area -- are among the issues lawmakers are expected to tackle this week. By BECKY BOHRER; Associated Press JUNEAU ...

New measures in place for teachers
By Pressley Baird A new batch of data from the four-year-old statewide teacher evaluation system is showing the effectiveness of some teachers in the Cape Fear region. The NC Educator Evaluation System, the state's system for determining how effective ...

Norwalk Education Foundation receives funding from JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Stamford Plus Magazine
In addition, NEF provides grants to individual teachers who offer creative, hands-on, classroom projects that reinforce the curriculum. “As a local affiliate of the national Public Education Network, NEF is focused on bringing strategic innovations to ...

Learning From Kodak's Demise - Reason Magazine
By Matt Welch
previous link. REASON.TV VIDEO:California Taxes Rank Worst in US: Tim Cavanaugh Discusses on… (1.27) · REASON.TV VIDEO:There is Hope for Education in America! Andrew Campanella Tells… (1.27) · REASON.TV VIDEO:Matt Welch ...
Reason Magazine

You Can Prevent Your School From Teaching Our Children To Fail ...
By Repair_Man_Jack (Diary)
American public education has abandoned what works. Many failured ... In a nutshell: schools are spending billions on technology, even as they cut budgets and lay off teachers, with little proof that this approach is improving basic learning.

Dispatch: Amplifying Education: Closing the Achievement Gap
By Dispatch
120 Teach for America teachers working in six regions -- the Bay Area, Denver, Chicago, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Los Angeles, and Newark -- to give their students the excellent educationthat will transform their life trajectory.
The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed

Teaching the fourth 'R': a fireside chat with Cathy Davidson ...
By openmatt
... logic that shape our digital lives. More than just “teaching people how to code,” Cathy sees “algorhtmic thinking” and webmaking as a vital antidote to the passive, assembly line model that still dominates most traditional education. ... She was a driving force at the 2010 Mozilla Festival on “Learning, Freedom and the Web,” and is one of the lead organizers of the “Badges for LifelongLearning Competition,” run in conjunction with Mozilla's Open Badges software. Cathy's work at Duke...
o p e n m a t t

VIDEO: Recycling Mattresses, Teaching Job Skills - Earth911.com
By Alexis Petru
Guide to local resources including recycling centers, how to recycle, pollution prevention and how help protect the environment.
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Stanford prof defects to education disruptor side, launches global ...
By Joe McKendrick
'University-level education can be both high quality and low cost. …we've connected some of the greatest teachers to hundreds of tho. ... He concluded by telling the crowd that he couldn't continueteaching in a traditional setting. 'Having done ...
Business Brains | SmartPlanet

Online Education and Self-Driving Cars « Donald Marron
By Donald Marron
That inspired him to set up a new company, Udacity, to pursue online education. A new article in Bloomberg ... Perhaps one day soon, commuters will settle in for an hour of online learning while their car drives them to work. P.S. In case you ...
Donald Marron

Five More Years: Of What Exactly? - Blogs - Education Week
By Rick Hess
Education policy maven Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute think tank offers straight talk on matters of policy, politics, research, and reform. Follow Rick and AEI's Education Program on Twitter http://twitter.com/AEIeducation.
Rick Hess Straight Up

Obama's higher education policies cause doubts - The Michigan Daily
Though President Barack Obama's remarks Friday morning were met with unbridled enthusiasm from a majority of the 4000 people who packed Al Glick Field House to see him, the higher educationpolicies he unveiled in the speech faced ...
The Michigan Daily

Digital learning futures
By noreply@blogger.com (Steve Wheeler)
During my talk, I discussed a number of possible scenarios that might result when wholesale adoption of digital technologies occurs in education and training. I touched on personal learningnetworks, mobile technologies, games and ...
Learning with 'e's

Chicago Teachers Union organizer welcomes Occupy Chicago

Video: Chicago Teachers Union organizer welcomes Occupy ...
By John Ruberry
In the new documentary A Tale of Two Missions, Juan Williams said, "If the Chicago Teachers Union would put as much effort into improving as they do into protesting, then perhaps Chicago wouldn't be so burdened by violence, crime, and lack of economic mobility all borne of bad schools." Yesterday afternoon one of those ... "Our students, their families, and our communities deserve the resources necessary to enable them to get a world-class education." But I have to return to what ...
Marathon Pundit

Raise your own kids - teachers
Herald Sun
PARENTS are shirking the responsibility of disciplining their kids, turning teachers into makeshift mums and dads. A major Herald Sun survey of Victorian teachers found three-quarters believe parents have unreasonable expectations about the school's ...

Qatar spending on education among highest
Peninsula On-line
DOHA: Qatar spends a whopping QR31,333 ($8585) on average yearly on pre-university educationof each of its students, but the outcome of the initiative has not been up to the mark, rues the planning authority. The average expenditure per student ...

Education report: Oakland schools denied secession bids
San Jose Mercury News
Here is some of the education news that developed in the last two weeks: Charter schools: The Oakland school board rejected the charter school petitions submitted by the faculties of ASCEND and Learning Without Limits, public elementary schools in the ...

Teacher: I won't 'teach and shut up'
Washington Post (blog)
By Valerie Strauss This originally appeared on the website of The Hechinger Report, an education-news outlet based at Teachers College, Columbia University. Its author, Eric Shieh, is a founding teacher of the Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School ...

College presidents wary of Obama cost-control plan
Chicago Sun-Times
By KIMBERLY HEFLING AP Education Writer January 28, 2012 6:40PM President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Michigan's Al Glick Field House, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) WASHINGTON (AP) — Fuzzy math, ...

Q&A: John White discusses the future of Louisiana education
Monroe News Star
Education Superintendent John White joins Kennedy McGuire, left, and Destini Godwin, right, in the class at Sterlington Elementary School last week. He is touring the state with Gov. Bobby Jindal, discussing plans to reform public education.

Education leaders weigh in on school reform
... contains proposals to improve reading proficiency in early grades, increase the frequency of teacher evaluations, have all high school juniors take the ACT exam, as well as toughening the eligibility standards for people wanting to be teachers.

Queensland teachers mull action over use of school league tables
The Australian
Mr Bates said it was "extremely likely" the publication would prompt the teachers to withdraw support for the audits. But Education Minister Cameron Dick, encouraged by the early signs of improvement in the performance of schools, said yesterday the ...

State claims education reforms do not work
Sydney Morning Herald
"There is surprisingly little evidence around what works and what doesn't work" ... state Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli. Photo: Jason South THERE is no way of knowing if programs aimed at improving the literacy and numeracy skills of ...
Sydney Morning Herald

Teaching opportunity knocks
The Australian
Under the Teach for Australia program, participants spend two years teaching in their area of expertise as they study for a post-graduate diploma of education. With about half of Katherine High School's 630 students being Aboriginal, Ms Louwrens will ...

Rockford teachers union rejects contract offer
January 29, 2012 (ROCKFORD, Ill.) -- Rockford's teachers union has voted overwhelmingly to reject the district's most recent contract offer, sending negotiators back to the bargaining table. Members of the Rockford Education Association voted 1126 to 5 ...


Five finalists named for position of state education superintendent
Lahontan Valley News
The state Department of Personnel has announced the names of the five finalists for the position of superintendent of education. Three of those on the list could be called locals — already employed in Neva da's public schools or higher-education ...

OP/ED: Targeted Education Aid Needed
By Jim Roche For more than 10 years, New Hampshire has been paying for an “adequate”education for primary and secondary public school students across the state. State spending on public education is in addition to what local communities raise and ...

Learning more about Asia is smarter than lamenting the language gap
Sydney Morning Herald
Most Asian languages are hard to learn, plus there are a range of structural issues working against them - the lack of qualified teachers, the streaming of ''native'' and ''non-native'' speakers in a competitive HSC environment, and the lack of a ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Academics slam education department for PU probe order
Times of India
Deans of as many as five faculties of Patna University (PU), including Bharti S Kumar of social sciences, Rakesh Verma of law, Ashutosh Kumar of education, SM Ashok of humanities and Umesh Mishra of commerce, said that the inquiry set up by the ...

$106000 College Education For Free? Antioch College Waiving Tuition For ...
Huffington Post
"We don't want economics to be an impediment to a high-quality liberal arts education," Antioch President Roosevelt said in announcement on the school's website Tuesday. "€œBy providing four year, full-tuition scholarships, we make attending Antioch ...

Education proposals raise concerns
Daily Home Online
Charter schools may be in Alabama's future, and the state's teachers' union is not happy to hear the news. Through its Alabama School Journal publication, the AEA is calling the move a “new assault against public education” in a drive to open the door ...

An LA teacher reviews her review
Los Angeles Times
First, the indignation. It is, I think, the key factor that has kept me teaching past the five-year mark, when most new teachers quit the profession. I am in my sixth year ofteaching after a nearly 20-year career as a professional writer.

Los Angeles Times

Perdue to stump for NC education
New Bern Sun Journal
North Carolina's governor may not be running for re-election but she intends to actively campaign statewide in 2012 for education funding. “This is personal,” Gov. Bev Perdue said in New Bern Saturday. “This is about the future of North Carolina and I ...

Guaranteed Education Tuition faces new hurdle
Bellingham Herald
To protect the solvency of the Guaranteed Education Tuition program, state and university officials and lawmakers are considering imposing new fees to help pay for expensive degrees -- fees that wouldn't be covered by GET. State Sen.

Chicago education advocacy group hosts expo to link families with newest ...
Chicago Tribune
Joyce Jordan, who lives on the city's South Side, attended the expo in search of a high-performing high school with skilled special-education teachers and small classroom sizes for her teenage son. "I want to know what are the differences or advantages ...

Learning is an end all in itself
U-T San Diego
It's a joint program with UNLV called Osher Lifelong Learning, for seniors who still have their smarts and a desire to learn. Mama Rose has both, in spades. Entre news: Former Channel 10 anchorwoman Carol LeBeau, the classiest and most health-conscious ...

NORTHWEST VIEW: Better teacher evaluations key to better education
Bellingham Herald
Anyone who has had students in this state's K-12 education system knows that there are effectiveteachers who inspire and motivate their students. The result is students who reach for academic success. Unfortunately, there are also teachers who seem to ...

R-JENERATION: Las Vegas high school students face financial challenges when ...
Las Vegas Review-Journal
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the average tuition for both public and private colleges in the United States in 2010 was $17464. The average rate has increased by more than $10000 from a base average of $3101 in 1980.

Developing Collaborative Blended Learning and Knowledge ...
By Graham Attwell
Webquest 2.0 activities stake advantage of the possibilities that current Web 2.0 technologies offer and are based on a revised Webquest framework created for teachers and trainers. The aim is to develop effective, complex, authentic learning ...
Pontydysgu - Bridge to Learning

Alabama considers adding charter schools to its education mix | al ...
By Marie Leech -- The Birmingham News
But the state teachers' union is so powerful that it often prevents anyone from fixing those potholes, said Todd Ziebarth, vice president of state advocacy and support for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. "You have one of ... While all charter schools are required to have a nonprofit governing board, they can choose to contract education services out to for-profit agencies, such as Edison Learning or K12, a virtual learning group. .... What are parents teaching their children?
Breaking News from The Birmingham News

Who will choose your child's education? — Joanne Jacobs
By Joanne
Someone will choose your child's education, so why not you?, writes Maranto, now an University of Arkansas education professor, in the Baltimore Sun. In college, he asked an ... In fact, it would be dangerous to have teachers who loved their subjects, since they might not “relate” to students who didn't. (I couldn't help but wonder whether schools would hire football coaches who didn't love football, and whether such coaches could win any games.) He gave up on teaching high school.
Joanne Jacobs

Schools Matter: 21st Century Teachers: Easy to Hire, Easy to Fire
By P. L. Thomas
Just as the assembly line rendered all workers interchangeable, and thus, easy to hire, and easy to fire, the current education reforms focusing on teacher accountability, value-added methods (VAM) of evaluating teachers, and the growing fascination with Teach for America (TFA) are ... All of the following are both key elements of the "No Excuses" Reformers' plans and steps to eradicatingteaching as a profession in the U.S.: .... How Are Online Learning and Online Dating Differen.
Schools Matter

UK Private School Teaching Methods Called 'Uninspiring ...
Jean Humphrys, Ofsted's director of education and care, said: “The quality of teaching is the key driver of school improvement. “One of the main findings from Ofsted inspection in this sector is that the quality of teaching in non-association ...
Education News

All that time wasted learning the .NET framework - Fusioncube
By Steve Brownlee
It hit me tonight that all that time I spent learning the .NET framework starting way back in 2002 was mostly wasted. As much as I love the C# language and have come to appreciate F# (can't say the same for WPF & WCF), it just hit me tonight ...

Movin' It and Improvin' It! Using Both Education Strategies to ...
By fulltextreports
The aim is to ensure that evaluations provide a better indication of “teaching effectiveness,” or the extent to which teachers can and do contribute to students' learning, and then to act on that information to enhance teaching and learning.
Full Text Reports...

Using Cell Phone Cameras to Optimize Learning Time
By Lisa Nielsen
... tool to increase the energy simply aids great educational experiences. For more ideas about effective ways to use cell phones for learning, including research-based strategies, lessons, and more order Teaching Generation Text. ... 20 Things Students Want the Nation to Know AboutEducation. It's rare for education reformers, policymakers, and funders to .... NEWS: Remainders: Arne Duncan wants $160K for top-performing teachers. 1 day ago. Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day.
The Innovative Educator

Rockford teachers union rejects contract offer | Washington Examiner
By The Associated Press
Rockford's teachers union has voted overwhelmingly to reject the district's most recent contract offer, sending negotiators back to the bargaining table. Members of the Rockford Education Association voted 1126 to 5 on Saturday to reject the ...
Examiner AP RSS

Obama decries rising cost of college education

Obama decries rising cost of college education
CBS News
President Barack Obama called Friday for an overhaul of the higher education financial aid system, warning that colleges and universities that fail to control spiraling tuition costs could lose federal funds. The election year proposal was also a ...

Get schooled: education apps at your fingertips
Fox News
Here are a few apps to help students prepare for assessment tests, make sure they are on track at an early age, and connect with teachers, peers, and other resources. SATLadder What's considered the most important make-or-break test that any student ...

As Evaluation Talks Resume, Some Teachers Press for a Resolution
New York Times
By Anna M. Phillips More than a hundred teachers who work at struggling schools that had almost $60 million in federal grants blocked by the state are asking the city and union to come together so the money can be restored.

Utah Teachers Celebrate Effective Education, School Choice at National School ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
SchoolChoiceWeek.com) and will feature the debut of a new film, "Teachers' Choice," highlighting the stories of effective teachers who support education reform. The event will begin at 6 pm at the Sheraton Hotel, located at 150 W. 500 South.

BC teachers wear black to protest lost rights
"Over a single weekend in January 2002, the BC Liberals wiped out decades of advocacy and sacrifice by teachers and launched a decade of cutbacks, school closures and untold damage to teaching and learning conditions," said BCTeachers' Federation ...


Teachers end negotiations early due to salary frustrations
So Md News
by LAURA BUCK, Staff writer The Calvert County Board of Education's negotiating team reached a standstill in negotiations with the teachers' union when discussing the fiscal 2013 contract on Tuesday afternoon. The Calvert Education Association, ...

Teaching Global Business
Wall Street Journal
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Chakravorti, 52, spoke about the type of student the program attracts, teaching global business and why speaking the local language matters. WSJ: Why would somebody want to do Fletcher's international ...

Wall Street Journal

Do education grants work? State rarely checks
The Connecticut Mirror
By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas Business leaders offered a simple, if politically sensitive suggestion Thursday on how to pay for many of the things needed to improve education in the state: link the laundry list of grants the state dishes out each year to ...

State, education group announce settlement
Juneau Empire
Charles Wohlforth, Executive Director of Citizens for the Educational Advancement of Alaska's Children, right, signs a settlement agreement with Mike Hanley, Commissioner of Education and Early Development, in the Moore v. State of Alaska case at the ...

My View: An education crisis that never should have happened
CNN (blog)
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Widener University, a Masters of Education in Elementary Education from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Cabrini College.

Indiana creationism teaching bill clears Senate committee
The Imperfect Parent
Indiana's Senate Education Committee has given the OK to a bill that would allow creationism to be taught alongside evolution in the state's public school science classes. Despite Purdue University professor of chemistry John Staver's testimony in...

The Imperfect Parent

Education MEC cracks whip
Independent Online
By Leanne Jansen “Intolerant of inefficiency”, Education MEC Senzo Mchunu warned on Thursday that this would be the year in which school principals and teachers felt the crack of the whip from the department's 2012 Programme of Action.

Independent Online

Board of Education Moves Election to November, Eliminates Public Budget Vote
By John De Bellis The New Providence Board of Education joined a host of other New Jersey school districts in moving their school board election from April to November last night. The board also eliminated public voting on school budgets that remain ...

Arne Duncan: Pay good teachers 150K
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday that the starting salaries of teachersshould double, up to $65000 a year, and that excellent teachers should be able to make up to $150000. “I've been very radical on this. I think that young teachers, ...


County teachers, principals rated on effectiveness
Watauga Democrat
This first release evaluates only beginning teachers in their first three years and tenured teachersrenewing their licenses, so the totals are far lower than the total teaching force. Individual educators' ratings are not publicly reported, ...

Minooka Grade Schools resume own special education program
Chicago Sun-Times
By Kris Stadalsky For The Herald-News January 27, 2012 8:02AM MINOOKA — Thirty specialeducation teachers and support professionals got their jobs back Wednesday night, bringing a round of applause for the school board. Minooka Grade School Board ...

School Improves With Help of US Money It May Lose
New York Times
With almost $1 million to spend, Brian Rosenbloom, the principal at Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School in SoHo, once one of New York City's worst schools, knew he had to be strategic. He could hire more teachers, but could he afford to ...

New York Times

Great teachers, great students and great administrators
New Straits Times
In his State of the Union address 2012, President Barack Obama took a stance regardingeducation. Among them were the following: "We have convinced nearly every state in the country to raise their standards of teaching and learning.

Education Roundup: New York Bill Could Make SAT Cheating a Felony
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
By Laura McMullen Welcome to the High School Notes weekly roundup of education news. Every Friday, you'll find out what's making headlines around the Web. New York Sen. Kenneth Lavalle proposed a bill Tuesday that would make the act of cheating on SAT ...

Connecticut Education Department data shows 18000 instances of restraint or ...
New Haven Register
By Jordan Fenster, Register Staff Data released Thursday by the state Department of Educationshows more than 18000 instances of restraint or seclusion in the 2009-10 school year statewide, or about one instance for every 30.7 students.

Education budget questioned
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Among them, pay raises for teachers, innovation in technology, and increased funding for regional education agencies. Then the senators began reacting. One after another, they criticized the priorities, calling instead for practical solutions.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Gov. Jindal education package includes grades, incentives for early childhood ...
The Republic
A plan to rework Louisiana's uncoordinated system of prekindergarten and early childhood educationprograms is tucked in the list of Gov. Bobby Jindal's education agenda for the upcoming legislative session. The proposals would grade preschools, ...

Teachers fashion art, sculptures
St. George Daily Spectrum
Kina Wilde/ Daily News CEDAR CITY - Elementary and high school teachers came from several Utah counties to attend an artsFUSION workshop that began Thursday and continues through Monday on the Southern Utah University campus.

Obama decries rising cost of college education (1:21)
Washington Post
President Obama has called for an overhaul of the higher education financial aid system, warning that colleges and universities that fail to control spiraling tuition costs could lose federal funds. (Jan. 27) (/The Associated Press) Correction: ...

FORUM: Governor misses mark with education plan
Rapid City Journal
Before the governor and the Legislature look to provide bonuses to top tier teachers, we need to first focus on “adequately funding” education for all our schools. In the recent Quality Counts 2012 report card, South Dakota received an overall grade of ...

Education budget increase won't cut it, superintendents say
Bolivar Herald Free Press
Jay Nixon called for a $5 million increase to the state's K-12 education budget for the next fiscal year; however, area superintendents are not ready to applause Nixon's efforts just yet. “I appreciate the governor showing his support of public ...

Irked by prospects of pay freezes, teachers picket School Board meeting
Las Vegas Sun
Teachers gather in front of the Clark County School District Education Center on East Flamingo Road on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, to speak out against the School Board, which was holding a meeting inside. By Paul Takahashi (contact) About 150 Clark ...

Las Vegas Sun

Education, small business looks at future without Gov. Perdue
Perdue's platform stood for many issues facing eastern North Carolina, but none-so-much as education and job creation. It's no question Perdue fought for education in our state but she also pushed for job creation; she visited the east many times on ...

Supportive Teachers Critical To Children's Academic Success, Shows Texas A&M Study
Hughes said she believes the research implies the need for greater attention to be focused on supporting teachers' abilities to create positive social and emotional learning environments. “Recent research suggests that fairly intensive, ...

Knewton Prepares To Take Education by Storm [TCTV] | TechCrunch
By Mike Butcher
Well, Knewton, a technology company based in NYC, currently has an application being tested with 10000 college student in the US and is described as an “adaptive learning platform”. What does ...This is personalised education on steroids.

Education's future, globally | Harvard Gazette
Teaching the teachers. Charged with enhancing undergraduate education in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning annually assists scores of faculty members and teaching fellows. Improving South ...
Harvard Gazette

Ways to Teach With Film - The Learning Network - New York Times
Fun teaching and learning suggestions for this year's awards season. ... Teachers can use or adapt our lessons across subject areas and levels. Students can respond to our Opinion questions, take our News Quizzes, learn the Word of the Day, try our Test Yourself ... a say in the discussion on the age limit to drop out of school. Raising the drop out age will not positively affect the education of children because it is useless to put the someone in school that does not want to be in school.
The Learning Network

Adult Depression Influenced by Parents' Education | Psych Central ...
By Rick Nauert PhD
Emerging research suggests depression in adulthood may be tied to a parent's level of education. Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, Ph.D., a medical sociologist.
Psych Central News

Annette Fuentes: Where's Education in the Republican Candidates ...
By Annette Fuentes
Newt Gingrich: In addition to Gingrich's recent eyebrow-raising statements about employing school children as janitors in their schools, he has other ideas on education, which he elaborates as "A 21st Century Learning System" on his campaign website. The Gingrich system favors parent ... Merit pay and no tenure for teachers, and a state-created "rigorous standard that allows every student everywhere to master the skills they will need to be competitive." What's not to like about rigor?
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Teaching creationism clears Ind. legislative panel
The Senate Education Committee voted 8-2 in favor of the bill despite experts and some senators saying teaching creationism likely would be ruled unconstitutional if challenged in court. Committee Chairman Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, said he ...
News | WLFI TV

How Oil Money is Corrupting Our Children's Education : TreeHugger
By Sami Grover
When I wrote on Parentables about science educators defending themselves from politically motivated attacks, I immediately received tweets asking "whose interests" our science teachersserve. ... with the democratic process Mat has written about before, state legislators and oil industry insiders worked side-by-side to craft a "model bill" for "environmental literacy" that is being used around the country to prevent teachers from accurately teaching the current state of climate science.
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New Film Skewers Chicago Teachers Union, Explains Stakes of ...
By Education Action Group
Posted Jan 26th 2012 at 12:01 pm in Big Labor, Education | 41588829 .. That doesn't seem like a rational thing to do, allow unions to be involved with teaching children.
Big Government

Think Differently about the Education Experience |
By Kevin Alansky
Best Practices in Teaching & Learning · Collaboration · Community Programs · Connect with Ed · Development · Exemplary Course Program ... While students are naturally the focus of any educational endeavor, it is still key that the tools we choose for education also be accessible and affordable to administrators, teachers, families, and the many others players supporting the student's road to success. Education Technology is Adopted Gradually. Although there are always worthy ...
Blackboard blogs

The Department of Education's 'Oops' Moment
By Jonathan Robe
(As you will recall, this moment occurred when Perry was listing the three federal departments he would eliminate, one of which was the Department of Education.) Furthermore, in order to demonstrate this wasn't a one-time slip-up, Perry ...
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Senate Panel OKs Creationism Teaching Bill | Unreasonable Faith
By Daniel Florien
The Times of Munster reported that the Republican-controlled Senate Education Committee voted 8-2 Wednesday to send the legislation to the full Senate despite pleas from scientists and religious leaders to keep religion out of science classrooms. The bill allows schools to authorize “the teachingof various theories concerning ... a religious creation story or one of the legal issues either current or past. The multi-disciplinary approach is more interesting and good for learning. Reply ...
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Lego could have encouraged STEM education for girls--but ...
By suehle
Lego could have encouraged STEM education for girls--but launched the Friends line instead. Posted 26 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat). FLL World Festival photo by Flickr user bnewendorp. Image by opensource.com. submit to reddit ...

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Cuomo Pushes Teacher Talks

Cuomo Pushes Teacher Talks
Wall Street Journal
Andrew Cuomo is pushing the Bloomberg administration and the United Federation of Teachers to make a deal on a new teacher-rating system, wading directly into a local labor dispute that has dragged on for more than a year, said people familiar with the ...

Education standards bill defeated in Indiana Senate panel
Indianapolis Star
Scott Schneider says he fears the common core standards do not measure up to Indiana's previouseducation standards. / Charlie Nye / The Star An effort to force Indiana to withdraw from "common core" education standards failed Wednesday, but the bill's ...

Cuomo Pushes Teacher Talks
Wall Street Journal
Andrew Cuomo is pushing the Bloomberg administration and the United Federation of Teachers to make a deal on a new teacher-rating system, wading directly into a local labor dispute that has dragged on for more than a year, said people familiar with the ...

Under education reform, school principals swamped by teacher evaluations
Christian Science Monitor
School principals, including some who back more rigorous review of teachers, are balking at education reforms required by Race to the Top. New teacher evaluations are all-consuming, they say. By Amanda Paulson, Staff writer / January 26, ...

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Council finds states weakening teacher tenure
The Seattle Times
By KIMBERLY HEFLING AP Education Writer No comments have been posted to this article. America's public school teachers are seeing their generations-old tenure protections weakened as states seek flexibility to fire teachers who aren't performing.

Lawmakers grill education secretary
Daily Local News
At the Senate Education Committee hearing, senators grilled state Department of Education Secretary Ron Tomalis during his two-hour appearance as the guest speaker. However, Tomalis reminded lawmakers that ongoing litigation between the state and the ...

Teachers elated over rescue
Fremont News Messenger
AP/Danish Refugee Council Associated Press CINCINNATI -- Christian school teachers in southwest Ohio rejoiced and gave thanks on Wednesday for the rescue by US Navy SEALs of former student Jessica Buchanan, who had been held hostage in Somalia.

National report: Louisiana needs education changes
Alexandria Town Talk
The state's problems outlined in the report are "the fault of the policy makers" and not teachers, he said. Most of the teachers who have problems teaching are stuck in a classroom unprepared "because the policy makers can't find a person to fill the ...

The Growing Alternative To English-Only Education
KCRA Sacramento
As governor, he led the state to pass a law against bilingual education, mandating one year of English-only transitional language instruction for anyone learning the language before moving to mainstream classrooms. California and Arizona have similar ...

Pearson Launches Online Workforce Education to Address Skills Shortage in High ...
Sacramento Bee
Courses are created by a team of respected subject matter experts, faculty advisors, course authors and e-learning instructional designers. Professional development is available with Pearson's Online Instructor Education program.

Learning still starts at home
Bridge Michigan
I've always been puzzled why much of the debate over schools has focused on teachers — good or bad — while tending to ignore the culture of a given school building and, equally or more important, the impact of parents and families on the learning ...

New Pact With Teachers Offers Lakeville Schools Potential Savings
"I would say it is fair and equitable for both sides of the aisle," Don Sinner, president of the teachersunion, Education Minnesota Lakeville, told the Pioneer Press. "It realizes the financial situation of the district and values the membership that ...

As Obama Touts Common Core, The State Standards Spread Slowly Across US: Study
Huffington Post
"For less than 1 percent of what our nation spends on education each year, we've convinced nearly every state in the country to raise their standards for teaching and learning -- the first time that's happened in a generation," said Obama, ...

Climate Change: The New Battlefield In Science Education
OPB News
But she said her experience is common enough that many teachers shy away from the subject of climate change. Cheryl Manning, a geologist and teacher, said her experience with climate changeeducation is common enough that many teachers shy away from ...

Learning The Apple Way
Manufacturing.net (blog)
Now, education has undergone a good deal of change in the last twenty years. Somewhere in my elementary school years, the system transitioned into the expectation that essays would be written on a desktop computer, which meant that in order to meet ...

Manufacturing.net (blog)

EDUCATION: Today's college freshmen hitting books harder, study says
Delmarva Daily Times
This year's college freshmen are more studious than their counterparts of the past few years, says an annual survey released today on their high school academic habits. More of them took notes in class, did homework and took more demanding coursework ...

Learning From Latinos: San Francisco Green Biz Pioneer Hands Off Company to ...
Huffington Post
"When it comes to being green, we're not jumping on the bandwagon. We helped build the bandwagon." Alfonso Maciel Sr., Founder A. Maciel Printing Growing up in Guadalajara watching his parents run several small businesses, Alfonso Maciel assumed that ...

Education agency head seeks ethics ruling
Norwich Bulletin
By Anonymous AP The Connecticut Citizens Ethics Advisory Board is slated to discuss whether the new education commissioner should distance himself from decisions on a charter school he co-founded and its management agency. The board will discuss the ...

Neshaminy teachers union urges residents to pressure school board
Neshaminy teachers union President Louise Boyd used Wednesday night's phone conference town hall to urge district taxpayers to contact the school board. “It's in the board's hands,” said Boyd, of the ongoing, four-year-long teachers contract ...

New math curriculum gives some Waterloo teachers problems
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
"We're definitely gaining ground, that's the good news," Jane Lindaman, associate superintendent for educational services, told the Board of Education Monday during a work session. "The bad news is we're not there yet." Administrators describe the ...

TAL Education Group Beats Up on Analysts Yet Again
By Seth Jayson, The Motley Fool Posted 10:09AM 01/26/12 Investing TAL Education Group (NYS: XRS) reported earnings on Jan. 19. Here are the numbers you need to know. For the quarter ended Nov. 30 (Q3), TAL Education Group beat expectations on revenues ...

The cost of higher education
The Prospector
"States also need to do their part, by making higher education a higher priority in their budgets. And colleges and universities have to do their part by working to keep costs down." The president gave a warning to colleges and universities that if ...

Connecticut Council for Education Reform Announces 2012 Legislative Priorities
Sacramento Bee
By Connecticut Council for Education Reform HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 26, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER), a non-profit organization representing business and civic leaders, outlined its legislative ...

China Education Alliance is Now Trading on the OTCQX Under Symbol CEAI
MarketWatch (press release)
26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- China Education Alliance, Inc. (otcqx:CEAI) is pleased to announce that its application to join the OTC markets' OTCQX US Tier has been approved. The Company is now trading on OTCQX under the symbol CEAI.

Editorial: Education best fix for income gap
The Detroit News
(Mandel Ngan / Getty Images) Any discussion of income inequality in this country ought to start witheducation, not taxes. President Barack Obama made the earnings gap a centerpiece of his State of the Union address Tuesday, suggesting a stronger role ...

Gordon Brown: A Global Fund for Education
By Gordon Brown
It is time for governments around the world to take urgent action on behalf of the millions of children in need of a decent primary education. A Global Fund for Education would be a bold step in the right direction. ... Teachers Union Spends $15M to Protect Status Quo - Big Government · Educationreform law-making plans: Two bills on the education system will be published ..... Demand School Teach About Ex-Gay Therapy · Learning From Finland's Classrooms. HOT ON FACEBOOK ...
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Aspiring to higher education
Aspiring to higher education. Mentor program helps smooth the transition from high school to college. By Lori Hall. The West Linn Tidings, Jan 26, 2012. (news photo). Sherry Wolfson, left, and Allison Burr meet once a week at Arts and ...
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Education & Unions | Talking Philosophy
By Mike LaBossiere
While there are many excellent schools, there are also serious problems plaguing American and other education systems. People are, of course, eager to point fingers and these fingers are often pointed at teachers' unions. Being a professor ...
Talking Philosophy

Religious Education - Daily Brickbats : Reason Magazine
By Charles Oliver
When Ginger Strivelli's 12-year-old son came home from school with a Gideon's Bible, she called the Weaverville, North Carolina, school he attended to ask whether that didn't violate the Constitution. The principal assured her it didn't ...
Daily Brickbats

Bill Gates discusses Steve Jobs, iBooks and education in new ...
By Kelly Hodgkins
It seems only fitting that in his recent interview with Yahoo! and ABC News, the former Microsoft head spent some time talking about his colleague Jobs and Apple's new push into education. Gates had nothing but pleasant things to say about Jobs and his relationship with the Apple ... He said several times that we are still in the early days of this transition from traditional learning to digital learning. The interview is available on Yahoo News and is broken up into short segments so you ...
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Greg Mankiw's Blog: For High School Teachers and Students
By Greg Mankiw
For High School Teachers and Students. The Harvard Pre-Collegiate Economics Challenge is a competition for high school students studying AP economics. It is run by Harvard undergraduates and features one of my favorite economists as a ...
Greg Mankiw's Blog

Gary Stager: Best Education Books of 2011
By Gary Stager
Readers will be empowered to dream bigger, act bolder and eschew the incrementalism plaguing public education policy. ... At a time when presidential candidates call for children to clean toilets as a way of "learning the dignity of work,", El Sistema, teaches hundreds of thousands of children each year to realize their potential as productive citizens by learning to play ... From Schank's web site: "Unfortunately education and teaching rarely means either of these things in today's world.
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Birmingham jumpstart: Governor presses for education reform ...
By The Birmingham News
Birmingham Nightclub Video Shows Police Beating Man (Short Version) BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Security video shows Birmingham police officers beating a man in front of a Birmingham nightclub. Attorney Charles Salvagio presented the ...
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Blue Liberals: Social Policy – Education « Too lib·er·al [adj.]
By danielfurr
Blue Liberals: Social Policy – Education. January 26, 2012 by danielfurr. Social cohesion is a term to evaluate, or describe, the bonds that unite individuals within society. Within this liberal and tolerant multicultural society there are still ...
Too lib·er·al [adj.]

Geotripper: Teaching and Scholarship Opportunities in California
By Garry Hayes
Some of the application deadlines are approaching quickly. And also from Teaching the Earth Sciences: ... The Geoscience Teachers in Parks (GTIP) program is a collaborative effort between NAGT and the National Park Service to provide professional development for K12 teachers of geoscience. Elementary, middle school, and high school teachers of geoscience, as well as ...Geology and Education Related Blogs. AGU Geoblogosphere · Andrew Alden's About Geology · Chinleana ...

Vacancy: EFL Teachers, Baku, Azerbaijan - TEFL.com
MARKETPLACE. "Folville's Law" is a historical thriller set in early 14th century England, and suitable as a reading exercise and learning tool for English language students from Medium to Advanced Level. Click for more.
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Duncan: Top teachers should make $150000 | Naked Politics
By Kathleen McGrory
While lawmakers worked away the afternoon in the state Capitol, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan stopped by Tallahassee Community College to tout the importance of workforce education. The town hall meeting took place one day ...
Naked Politics

Over 25 Links Uncovering Project Based Learning Resources On ...
By mjgormans
West Virginia Department of Education Teach 21 – The Project-Based Learning designs on this website were created by West Virginia teachers who worked with the WVDE Office of Instruction through participation in the Teacher Leadership ...
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