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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, ...

Christian Science Monitor

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 ...
The Portland Tribune - News

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 ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

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 ...
Breaking News from The Birmingham News

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 ...
21 st Century Educational Technology...

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