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State higher education spending sees big decline

State higher education spending sees big decline
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By CHRISTINE ARMARIO AP MIAMI — State funding for higher education has declined because of a slow recovery from the recession and the end of federal stimulus money, according to a study released Monday. Overall, spending declined by some $6 billion, ...

Teachers warned over befriending pupils on Facebook
The Guardian
Facebook, Twitter, online chatrooms and emails were used to befriend children in 43 of the cases brought to the regulator, the General Teaching Council for England in 2011. Eighteen teachers were given prohibition orders and struck off, while 14 were ...

The Guardian

Gigaba: Stop politicising education
Independent Online
“This reasoning accords all the blame for our malfunctioning education system toteachers who are organised in unions.” The Democratic Alliance Youth welcomed the call by the NYDA for education to be declared an essential service and for it to be ...

Independent Online

A Focus on Teachers and Teaching
New York Times
In his On Education column, Michael Winerip looks more closely at how difficult it is for school districts to figure out ways to assess teachers' performance when they are not teaching one of the grades — or subjects — covered by state tests.

Teachers Union Starts Ad Campaign
Wall Street Journal
By SHELLY BANJO Connecticut's largest teachers union went on offense Sunday in a loomingeducation reform debate, kicking off a television advertising campaign during the New York Giants playoff game. The Connecticut Education Association, ...

iPad a solid education tool, study reports
Marita Scarfi, CEO of digital-focused marketing agency Organic, says that moving textbooks to mobile devices will reinvent learning. "Now you don't know if a book is super huge and formidable," Scarfi says. "Learning can be done in snackable chunks.

DreamBox Learning Extends Intelligent Adaptive Learning Platform to Serve K-5 ...
MarketWatch (press release)
DreamBox Learning Math tailors the learning experience to each student and allows teachers to maximize every instructional minute, ensuring that the entire class is on a path of acceleratedlearning and proficiency. We're pleased to offer three ...

Las Vegas teachers casualties of the Nevada budget wars
UNLV The Rebel Yell
Meanwhile, teachers face unfortunate prospects on either side. If the district wins, not only willteachers not get pay raises promised for seniority and education, they will have to actually pay back the step increases that they were given in August ...

Education agency: Homeless student population has doubled in Maryland over ...
Washington Post
According to the Maryland State Department of Education, the number of homeless students has grown from 6721 to 14117 in the last school year. The largest increases are occurring in suburban areas around cities. Anne Arundel, Howard and Baltimore ...

Teachers divided over Haslam's plan to pay bonuses for larger classes
The Tennessean
Having even two fewer students can make a difference in teaching in some classes, she said. “In this profession, you need to have faced a room full of 25 children or teenagers every day for at least a year in order to truly have a say in how education ...

Higher education in 2012: a global perspective
The Guardian (blog)
Higher education leaders will continue to seek efficiencies and reforms in our basic business model and our models for teaching and learning. • The for-profit sector, which has been fueled to some extent by increased demand and lack of capacity in the...

The Guardian (blog)

Parents And Teachers Protest MS 103 Closure
New York Times (blog)
Update | 12:03 pm Dozens of parents and teachers — and even a string quartet of students — protested a city plan to shut down MS 103 in Clinton Hill last Wednesday, arguing that the Department of Education allowed the school to fail rather than fix it.

National PBS Survey Finds Teachers Want More Access to Classroom Tech
MarketWatch (press release)
Still, teachers' opinion about the ability of tech to enhance learning is universal; 93 percent believe that interactive whiteboards enrich classroom education and 81 percent feel the same way about tablets. This attitude towards technology transcends ...

Mass. teachers sue to stop ballot question
The union also says the question does not improve education as its supporters contend. The ballot question if passed would use performance rather than seniority when determining teacher layoffs. Stand for Children, the group that proposed the question, ...

First Nations summit to grapple with education gap
"We all recognize the urgency," says BC Conservative Senator Gerry St. Germain, who chairs the Senate's Aboriginal Peoples committee, which released a report in December on reforming First Nations education. "This is a social nightmare if we don't deal ...


Some on Nashua Board of Education not sold on charter plan
Nashua Telegraph
The committee drafting the charter is made up of teachers, administrators, parents, highereducation representatives, a member of the business community, the president of the NashuaTeachers Union, and members of the Board of Education.

2011 PLE Results Expose Learning Gap Between Urban and Rural Schools
The rural schools, not only face the problem of inadequate infrastructure but also inadequateteaching space and material, a shortage of teachers, and inadequate and late disbursement of government funds. Besides the pupils' reluctance to go to school, ...

Heartbroken Fennville learning how to heal after Wes Leonard's death
Detroit Free Press
Hutchins is studying music education, economics and political science, and he wants to go into politics. "I believe so much in community now," Hutchins said. "The power of people is incredible. It's changed my philosophy. I want to go into politics to ...

Florida ranks school districts using FCAT scores
But Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson offered a polite but firm defense, saying the information is still useful to parents, teachers and taxpayers, and will spark more dialogue about how to improve schools. "Let's put it out there right now to ...

Education is focus of 1st NY budget hearing
Wall Street Journal
AP ALBANY, NY — Elementary and secondary education is the subject of the first joint legislative budget hearing. Education officials and representatives of school organizations from across the state will address the Senate and Assembly fiscal ...

Teachers' union, board spar over pay
Daytona Beach News-Journal
By LINDA TRIMBLE, Education Writer DELAND -- Negotiators for the Volusia County School Board and the union that represents its teachers will return to the bargaining table Tuesday to see if they can agree on a new contract with the help of a federal ...

Collaboration plan gives teachers gift of time
What this proposal will do will be to furnish our teachers with something they need to do the best job possible. Just as kids all have different learning styles and teachers try to use different teachingstyles to match, when teachers collaborate, ...

Ga. education grade not bad, should be better
Atlanta Journal Constitution
This tells us that most states are pretty good at policymaking — we all have a handle on what we should be teaching, but run into trouble with actually teaching it. The proof of this point is in Georgia's “k-12 Achievement” score, in which we fall to ...

The American Spectator : Tempers and Teachers
By Roger Kaplan
Just as the life on the professional tour (or in a professional league) commits one to devotion to rigorous training and athletic self-improvement, the ivory tower, properly defined, involves a devotion to the life of the mind: teaching, research, writing on ... It was certainly noted by Allan Bloom, whose Closing of the American Mind, a classic of American cultural criticism that is already well into its third decade, accepted that American higher education was divided, probably irretrievably, ...
The American Spectator and The...

Talkcast tonight, 7pm PT/10pm ET: Education/Macworld edition ...
By Kelly Guimont
We'll be chatting specifically about how Apple's latest foray into education will impact both teachersand students, and we have a couple of educators scheduled to appear. If you are an educator or can talk one into joining us this evening, ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Jane's Pick of the Day: Introducing the Social Learning Centre
By Jane Hart
The Social Learning Centre is the place where learning professionals can find out more about the use of social media for learning, as well as exchange thoughts and ideas with their peers and leading practitioners and thought leaders around ...
Jane's Pick of the Day

The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources | Larry ...
By Larry Ferlazzo
…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL. The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources. January 23, 2012 by Larry Ferlazzo | 0 comments. I'll be writing a post soon in my Education Week Teacher column about Social Emotional Learning (SEL) (sometimes referred to as “character” education) soon, and thought it would be useful to develop a “The Best…” list on the topic. Here are my choices for The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources (I'm going to first start with sharing ...
Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...

Thais take lead on education in AEC - The Nation
Thais take lead on education in AEC. Thailand plans more toplevel regional meetings on educationlate this year to help prepare Asean countries for their role in the upcoming Asean... ... them to share with it what they'd gathered from others in Asean to make the collaboration and exchanges broader and stronger. She wanted the TCT to work with the Asean Council of Teachers to upgrade its teacher licensing standards by learning from agencies with the same missions in Asean.
NationMultimedia.com - National

Jobs, Education Will Be Focus Of 2012 Legislative Session « CBS ...
By Alison Lorge
State lawmakers will be back in St. Paul Tuesday to get the 2012 legislative session rolling.
CBS Minnesota

Study: students learning on iPads score higher | SmartPlanet
By Jenny Wilson
There are a few explanations for this 20 percent jump in scores. Coleman Kells, the principal of Amelia Earhart Middle School where the study was conducted said that students learning on the iPad were “more engaged” than those who were ...
Thinking Tech | SmartPlanet

Blended Collaborative Constructive Participation (BCCP): A model ...
By eraser Juan José Calderón Amador
This system is meant to be used by teachers and by students to monitor and support the evolution of the discussion. 1. Introduction Many universities have already experimented various distancelearning, ... Calls for a new teaching pedagogy, that is capable of fruitfully exploiting the potentialities of technology, can be found in almost all the research dealing with e-learning in higher education(McFadzean, 2001). Nevertheless, clear and detailed indications about how to change such a ...
e-learning, conocimiento en red

Parents should pick their kids' teachers — Joanne Jacobs
By Joanne
You don't need to be an expert to get a sense of whether a classroom is a place where there islearning going on and where you'd want your child to spend a lot of time. If you're not crazy about your kid's teacher, ask to observe another.
Joanne Jacobs

New Maryland Learning Links offers special-ed resources : Johns ...
By Gazette Contributor
New Maryland Learning Links offers special-ed resources. Maryland families and educators seeking early intervention services and special education information now have a user-friendly resource at their fingertips with a new website created ...
Johns Hopkins University - The Gazette

CARPE DIEM: MITx Could Revolutionize Higher Education
By Mark J. Perry
MITx Could Revolutionize Higher Education. From today's Chronicle of Higher Education: ...Meanwhile, the university experimented with using online tools to help improve the learningexperience for its own students in Cambridge, Mass. Now MIT has decided to put the two together—free .... the online vs on-campus degrees awarded; d) and maybe (but probably not necessary in the long run) set the tuition equal to one half the salary of the average graduate teaching assistant.

The Kept-Up Academic Librarian: Latest NYT Education Life ...
By StevenB
The New York Times has just published its latest edition of the Education Life supplement.Topics covered include college sports, student activism, addiction recovery on campus,and a special section on student learning in the digital age.
The Kept-Up Academic Librarian

Apple - Education - iBooks Textbooks for iPad
With its responsive Multi-Touch screen, the thin and light iPad is poised to change the learninglandscape.

Education & Certification | ashrae.org
ASHRAE Learning Institute presents a 3-day workshop at ASHRAE Headquarters to provide practical education and tools for building designers. Gain real-world ...

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