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Education - US New US Sex Education Standards Released
Fox News
Other organizations involved with the release include the American Association of Health Education, the American School Health Association, the National Education Association - Health Information Network, the Society of State Leaders of Health and ...

Is New York a Leader or Laggard?
New York Times
Because of the districts' failures to make a deal with the teachers' unions, the state has suspended its allocation of the federal money to those schools. The state's education commissioner, John B. King Jr., called Mr. Duncan's statement about the ...

Stampede at university highlights South Africa's education shortage
Christian Science Monitor
Critics say South Africa doesn't provide as much access to higher education as it promises. By Scott Baldauf, Staff writer / January 10, 2012 Students try to force their way in to register at the University of Johannesburg, Tuesday. ...

Christian Science Monitor

NY teachers rally against federal aid suspension
Ithaca Journal
Yonkers will lose 19 more teachers, Buffalo will have to lay off 58 and Rochester will have to cut 35 to 40 more teachers. Iannuzzi accused King and the Education Department of being a "bully" and putting an "arbitrary" deadline in place, ...

McDonnell announces education agenda
Augusta Free Press
Speaking about the teacher accountability and contract requirement changes, Brenda Alspaugh, who retired from Chesterfield County schools after a 33-year teachingcareer said, “This proposed reform provides a model that holds teachers, principals and ...

Augusta Free Press

Scott touts jobs, more education money and auto insurance reform
Rick Scott delivered his State of the State speech by asking for more money for education and keeping a tight lid on spending. By Steve Bousquet TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott opened the annual legislative session Tuesday with a State of the State ...

Dell Provides New Education Cloud Solutions and Services to Improve Learning ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The Dell Next Generation Learning Platform integrates core education applications and resources needed to address specific learning styles, collaboration and data-driven teaching in an intuitive and engaging interface. Already supporting learning needs ...

Anoka-Hennepin teachers cool to controversial topic policies
Pioneer Press
Julie Blaha, president of Anoka Hennepin Education Minnesota, believes teachers should have more freedom to make decisions on how to speak with students in regard to existing policy on sexual orientation talk in a classroom during a comment period at ...

Online graduate education programs gain 'US News' recognition
Arizona State University
The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University has earned a number 14 ranking in two separate categories for its online graduate educationprograms in the first-ever edition of Top Online Education Program rankings by US News & World ...

Arizona State University

UNESCO chief stresses need for innovation to ensure quality, equitable education
UN News Centre
“Research shows that the success in using information and communication technologies in education depends largely on the ability of teachers to integrate these technologies into the teaching process,” she said, stressing that the UNESCO framework is a ...

UN News Centre

District 109 debates teachers contract issues
Deerfield Review
Michael Schmidt~Sun-Times Media A frustrated, anxious crowd of more than 400 parents andteachers on Monday packed the Shepard Middle School library to urge Deerfield School District 109's board of education to settle with teachers on a new contract. ...

Education audit finds millions in inefficiencies, recommends restructuring
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
By Suzanne Higgins January 10, 2012 · State education officials, teachers, lawmakers and others continue to wade through an expansive public education audit released by the Governor's office Friday. President Eric Schnurer says no other stateeducation ...

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Deal reached to end Zion-Benton teachers strike
Chicago Sun-Times
(GURNEE) The Zion-Benton Federation of Teachers reached a tentative agreement early Tuesday with the north subruban District 126 School Board to end their strike, according to the districts website. The union will vote Tuesday afternoon to officially ...

Education committee approves statewide teacher evaluation system
Lexington Herald Leader
By Jim Warren — jwarren@herald-leader.com FRANKFORT — House Bill 40, which authorizes a new statewide evaluation system for Kentucky public school teachers and principals, won unanimous approval Tuesday in the state House Education Committee. ...

Education stocks back on investors' radar
Business Standard
Education stocks have again come back into the limelight, as investors judge the correction in these once-fancied sector amid hopes of consolidation. Shares of Everonn Education, which closed at Rs 467.55 on the BSE on Tuesday, have so far gained 41.3 ...

Higher Learning: Know before you owe
Last week, President Obama made news with the decision to appoint a director for the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, without the approval of the US Senate.

Discovery Education and 3M Search for America's 2012 Top Young Scientist
MarketWatch (press release)
Powered by the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education combines scientifically proven, standards-based digital media and a dynamic user community in order to empower teachers to improve student achievement. ...

Grade 3 slavery math questions spark US school board probe
Toronto Star
Teachers at an elementary school in suburban Atlanta are under investigation after giving Grade 3 children a quiz that used slaves picking oranges and beatings in math questions. One teacher wrote all the questions that nine teachers used as a ...

Branstad calls for better-paying Iowa jobs, improved education system
Iowa City Press Citizen
Branstad also proposed a detailed plan to upgrade the state's education system. These points would include: » Requiring teachers seeking a state license to demonstrate “content and teachingmastery.” » School administration manager programs would be ...

The State of the Governor's Education Agenda
NJ Spotlight
But the state is still a long way from Christie's promises of ending tenure and seniority; creating merit pay for teachers; and cleaning up the teacher evaluation system to reflect whether students arelearning. 2012 could be the watershed year for ...

SRI Report Compares the Global Use of Technology in Education
MarketWatch (press release)
"Countries are exploring different mechanisms and avenues for making technology more accessible to students and teachers to support learning. By making cross-country comparisons, a wider audience can benefit from experiences and solutions of other ...

Call for Civic Learning
Inside Higher Ed
“Along with teaching argument and civility, we in higher education will need to teach compromise. If we don't, we will not change political life at all, or move the nation forward for its citizens, who so desperately need strong, thoughtful leadership ...

iNACOL Webinar to Focus on Digital Learning Now Roadmap for Online Learning Policy
MarketWatch (press release)
Chip Slavin, a senior advocacy associate for the Alliance for Excellent Education, will present an update on his work to develop model legislation based on Digital Learning Now in the webinar, providing insight into the policy changes needed to create ...

Teachers' union releases survey results
Daily Mail - Charleston
Identical questions were asked on two surveys, one of state teachers and the other of members of the general public, said Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association. More than 3800 educators responded to the teacher survey, ...

Guest post: Restore civics to the college curriculum
Washington Post (blog)
Yet general education is only a part of the equation, the report points out. College majors—including those that prepare students directly for jobs—need to play their own part in teaching students how their chosen fields intersect with a democratic ...

Of Patent Rats and Blaming Teachers | Xconomy
By Ed Lazowska
But blaming teachers and unions is a cheap way to avoid confronting the many real problems that plague our K-12 education system and are leading us rapidly down the road to an ever-more-stratified society of haves and have-nots, threatening the raw material upon which the innovation economy depends. Here, too, I don't ... of Washington. His research and teaching concern the design, implementation, and analysis of high performance computing and communication systems. ...

Guest Post | Helping Students Motivate Themselves - NYTimes.com
The Learning Network - Teaching and Learning With The New York Times ... Today, in lieu of a lesson plan, we've invited Larry Ferlazzo, a teacher and author, to write a guest post that brings together a number of recent Times and Learning Network pieces about motivation — and shows practical ways teachers can use them to help students learn to exert self-control, gain self-confidence and .... He writes a blog for educators, and a teacher advice column for Education Week Teacher. ...
The Learning Network

Miami-Dade teachers' union holds pre-session rally | Naked Politics
By Kathleen McGrory
On the eve of the kickoff to this year's legislative session, the United Teachers of Dade held a rally with representatives from other unions in Miami-Dade County. They were joined by local Democratic leaders, Miami-Dade School Board ...
Naked Politics

Dade Teachers Rally For Union Rights « CBS Miami
By cbs4price
Ask a Question. MIAMI (CBS4) – Teachers, hospital workers, and other union members rallied Monday night for labor rights. More than a hundred people gathered in a Miami auditorium and urged legislators to pass laws supporting education, ...
CBS Miami

Darlington County focusing on good teaching basics | SCNOW
“It's my belief that teaching doesn't happen until a child has learned,” said Superintendent ofEducation Dr. Rainey Knight. “We want our teachers to know what their children are doing, what they are learning and what they don't understand.” ...
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