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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
The Center for College Affordability...

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 ...
Unreasonable Faith

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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