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Teachers' Union Uninvited City From Joint Training Sessions

Teachers' Union Uninvited City From Joint Training Sessions
New York Times
The workshops were supposed to be jointly run, an effort that Mr. Mulgrew said was meant to improve the training sessions the city's Department of Education has held. “I said, this isn't collaborative and cooperative … so we said you're not invited ...

Why the iPad won't transform education just yet
Maine, for instance, gave 33000 middle school students and 3000 teachers personal laptops as early as 2002. But in 2009, a survey by the National Center for Education Statistics found that while 99% of public school teachers have some access to ...

APNewsBreak: Atlanta to repay $363K for cheating
By Dorie Turner AP Education Writer / January 20, 2012 ATLANTA—Officials say the school district in Atlanta has agreed to repay more than $363000 in federal money the district won by teachers and administrators cheating. State schools Superintendent ...

Teachers Vote "No" On Proposed 6-Year Contract
KITV Honolulu
Hawaii's public school teachers voted overwhelmingly against a proposed contract 67 to 33 percent. A yes vote would have meant a six-year deal, including a pay raises based on performance and years at the state Department of Education. ...

Good sex education is not about preaching abstinence
The Guardian
In practical terms, I maintained the purity that she wanted the government to advocate, with her proposal of a bill providing special education on "the benefits of abstinence" to girls between the ages of 13 and 16. I am glad that I abstained. ...

The Guardian

State of Education: Gov. Cuomo's budget plan
YNN Hudson Valley
As Vince Gallagher reports, one major focus in education was teacher evaluations. Then come back here and refresh the page. "If districts don't have the evaluation system in place by January of next year, they would lose access to the increased aid,” ...

Walker unveils education reforms
La Crosse Tribune
Using student assessments to rate teachers might make sense, but it also raises some concerns, said Ed Ludwig, a teacher at Hamilton Early Learning Center and president of the La CrosseEducation Association. “It's a very hard thing to do,” Ludwig said ...

Brown sharply differs from Obama on education policy
Los Angeles Times
Most notably, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has called for results from these tests to become part of a teacher's evaluation. "It is time to reduce the number of tests and get the results to teachers, principals and superintendents in weeks, ...

Los Angeles Times

Pension shift could hurt teachers, critics say
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
Martin O'Malley's proposal to shift some of the nearly $1 billion annual cost of teacher pensions onto Maryland's local governments could force school boards to lay off teachers or hire less-qualified ones, several public education officials say. ...

Learning Management System Company Intellum to Present at 2012 Node Conference
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Intellum, Inc., the Atlanta-based learning management system company, is proud to announce that it will be presenting a paper at the Node Summit, an innovative technology conference attracting attention from major companies like Intel, Microsoft, ...

Irvington Teachers, Board Reach Contract Agreement
IFA President, James Groven added, “It was a pleasure to negotiate with a board that valuesteachers and education. I'd also like to thank our membership for their overwhelming support during this protracted process.” The Irvington Board of Education ...

Teachers under tight guidelines on using movies in Arizona schools
by Jim Cross/KTAR (January 20th, 2012 @ 5:32am) PHOENIX -- School districts have been criticized and sued across the nation for teachers using films that some parents have objected to their children seeing. "Different districts have different policies ...

Education Department seeks public's input to prevent cheating in schools
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — The Education Department wants the public's input to develop guidelines to prevent and detect cheating. The effort comes after several cheating scandals involving teachers. The department is accepting opinions until Feb. 16. ...

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Seeks Candidates for $1000 Youth ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Applications for the $1000 Youth Achievement Award may be submitted by parents, teachers, coaches, or by students themselves. The contest deadline is February 28, 2012. The application form is posted on the Smart Kids with LD website. ...

Teachers unhappy with phone policy reversal
The Daily Advertiser
But as a teacher, I want my students focused on learning. Our young people are growing up in a society that is technologically dependent, and there needs to be a fair, enforced boundary that demands mutual respect by all members involved. ...

Teachers, School District Reach Tentative Contract Agreement
The agreement is subject to ratification by both the union membership and the board of education.Teachers have been working under the terms of an expired contract since June 30, 2011 and had expressed frustration by what they saw as stonewalling by ...

Two CUSD 200 Teachers Receive National Board Certification in 2011
While state licensing systems set the basic requirements to teach in each state, National Board Certified Teachers have demonstrated advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices. NBPTS certification identifies qualified teachers as leaders in ...

Why Education Publishing Is Big Business
Wired News (blog)
By Tim Carmody On the heels of Apple's big education and iBooks event, it's worth taking a quick snapshot of the education publishing industry as it stands today. Not because the tools announced today will inevitably transform the future of education ...

Wired News (blog)

NAACP: Gwinnett Schools should fire teachers for 'racially inflammatory ...
WGCL Atlanta
Last week, district spokeswoman Sloan Roach confirmed to CBS Atlanta News that third-grade students were learning about former slave Frederick Douglass in social studies.The teachers, Roach said, were trying to incorporate that lesson into math ...

Parnell hints at one-time education bump
Juneau Empire
But his budget this year didn't provide what many education advocates think is a crucial part of that resource's future, money to cope with rising costs in education. “I have to admit I'm frustrated,” said Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, who has led the ...

Education Experts Focus On College Preparedness At City Council Hearing
Michael Mulgrew, the president of the United Federation of Teachers who is embroiled in several heated battles with the mayor right now, blames the administration for not focusing enough on curriculum over the past decade. “They pat themselves on the ...


Do Not Blame the Teachers
The test scores will rise, but this should not be confused with education. There are teachers who are killing time until retirement. They stopped teaching long ago and should be shown the door. And there are teachers who would benefit from retraining. ...

Waukegan schools, teachers reach contract settlement
Chicago Sun-Times
Details on the deal, including length, are being withheld pending approval by each side. The teachersunion reportedly has scheduled a ratification vote for Jan. 30, while the Waukegan Board ofEducation will consider approval at its Jan. 31 meeting. ...

Mom who accused teachers of stuffing her son in bag goes before the school board
"The teachers in the Mercer County School System are highly skilled professionals," said Wilma Thomas, Mercer County Education Association President. Outside of the school, Baker says she was excited to share the thousands of pages of written support, ...

Board of Education to Explore Options to Staffing Cuts
It's a non-mandated cost and would not impact losing teachers. I owe it to myself and those I represent to know what might be there, what options we might have.” Lombardi said she is not simply proposing to cut middle school sports, but that the board ...

Patrick budget boosts education aid by $145m
The Salem News
BOSTON — Massachusetts cities and towns would receive a $145 million increase in education aid under the fiscal 2013 budget Gov. Deval Patrick plans to file next week, Lt. Gov. Tim Murray announced Friday morning during a speech to local officials. ...

Career Education Corp. - Value Hidden In The Details
Seeking Alpha
Career Education Corporation (CECO) is a for-profit education provider with over 90 colleges in USA and Europe. The CECO family includes, among others, the "master chef" schools named "Le Cordon Bleu", the "International Academy of Design and ...

Freakonomics » Seal Training or Learning?
By Sanjoy Mahajan
... children are trained like pigeons in a Skinner box. Our teachers fare no better, with rewards and punishment tied to student scores on absurd tests that measure mostly average parental income. What does the future hold for a society that treats its next generation like seals or pigeons? Tweet · Facebook · LinkedIn · Tumblr · Stumble · Digg · Delicious. TAGS: Education, learning, training ... (No tests, and teaching is actually an esteemed profession). Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0. Reply ...

Why the iPad Won't Transform Education -- Yet
By Sarah Kessler
But in 2009, a survey by the National Center for Education Statistics found that while 99% of public school teachers have some access to computers, just 29% of public school teachers use them during instructional time “often. .... To truly transform education we need to think beyond the delivery of knowledge into the creation of knowledge, to passion and project based learning, in community based learning, and support self-assessment and self directed learning not textbook directed ...

Gadgetbox - Apple vs. the textbook: Can education go paperless?
By Rosa Golijan
Decreasing the weight of student backpacks may provide a health benefit but says nothing aboutlearning in the 21st century," she said. "But," Martinez acknowledged, "some teachers and students will [use iBooks 2] and that can be great.
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A symposium on teaching, learning | Harvard Gazette
3 will bring together members of the Harvard community with leading scholars and teachers from both the University and beyond its gates to share their perspectives on teaching and learning in highereducation. The session will be held in ...
Harvard Gazette

Reflections on the Apple Education Event - ProfHacker - The ...
By Kathleen Fitzpatrick
It was, for a small number of non-hardware releases, nonetheless a powerful event; the demos were engagingly slick and the videos of teacher and education administrator testimony about the problems they face in schools today, and the ways that more customizable, interactive materials might help ....Learn how top technology companies are partnering with campuses across the country to advance online learning as it becomes an increasingly important aspect of higher education.

New Apple Offerings Could Retool Education
By John P. Mello Jr.
Apple's release of some new tools for the education market has the potential to transform both theteaching and learning experiences in the nation's schools, according to an academic at the forefront of bringing technology to the college campus. ... "You have teachers who have excellent ideas, who have gathered resources in some loose folder over the years," he explained to MacNewsWorld. "Now, all of a sudden," he continued, "they have a tool available for them for creative ...

Can Apple's new textbook initiative save U.S. education ...
By Tom Cheredar
It also debuted an updated version of its education-based service iTunes U, which gives teachers the ability to do much more than create lectures for download. While all of these additions are great, some people are skeptical that ... Ultimately, it's impossible to know if the American educationsystem will improve as a result of Apple making its platforms and devices more accessible tolearning or teaching in the classroom. It's reasonable to assume that making Apple platforms/devices...

Apple posts streaming video of education event | iLounge News
By Charles Starrett
iLounge news discussing Apple posts streaming video of education event. Find more Apple news from leading independent iPod, iPhone, and iPad site.
iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone,...

Apple e-textbook tools to jack up education and hardware costs ...
By David Rothman
While the Digital Public Library of America has been fixated on arcane library-and-museum concerns, Apple is unveiling an e-format that might lock in millions of teachers and students in the U.S. and elsewhere. Very possibly the new ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Everything You Need to Know About Apple's New Education Tools
By Lily Newman
In an attempt to promote interactive learning and take over the textbook industry, Apple made itseducation announcement in New York this morning. Just in case you were at the chiropractor all day trying to undo years of damage caused by a heavy ... Between coming up with a curriculum,teaching, assigning homework, and getting important info to students, teachers have it rough. The iTunes U app is going to let them do all of that from an iPad. Which means students can basically ...

Teachers & SAT scores ~ Hudson Valley Geologist
By Steven Schimmrich
What is sad is the low scores shown by elementary education teachers. These are the teachers that come into contact with every single kid in the school system when the children are at a very impressionable age and learning the fastest. It's not just babysitting. Too bad elementary ... As a generalization, the SAT scores of whites who end up in K-12 teaching aren't much different from the larger population SAT scores of college-bound seniors. With Asians, the best seniors definitely ...
Hudson Valley Geologist

Company Powering Apple's Siri Introduces Education Site of Its Own ...
By Nick DeSantis
Wolfram Research, whose Wolfram Alpha engine provides Siri's fact-finding abilities, unveiled its Wolfram Education Portal yesterday. The new site brings Wolfram's learning tools and teachingresources together under one tent. It includes an ...
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