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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.
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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.
Earth911.com » news

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

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