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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 ...
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