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Administration seeks competition to improve teaching quality

Administration seeks competition to improve teaching quality
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is hoping competition combined with cash will encourage states and school districts to improve the nation's teaching corps. Education Secretary Arne Duncan planned to announce details of the administration's ...

Higher education fundraising up 8.2% to $30.3B in 2011
At those universities, fundraising was 15.3% higher than the year before, widening an already yawning wealth gap at the top of higher education. The figures underscore a fundraising distribution that calls to mind last year's Occupy protests against US ...


Support for teachers' petition
The Press Association
A petition against the Government's controversial changes to the teachers' pensions scheme has gained more than 12000 signatures in a week. The document, on the Government's e-petitions website, calls on ministers to enter into "genuine" negotiations ...

Officials: Bullying Debate in Minn. Brought Change
ABC News
The Anoka-Hennepin School District replaced a policy requiring teachers to be neutral in discussions about sexual orientation with a new one requiring them to foster a respectful learning environment for all students. The change came after six students...

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More Idaho teachers left the profession in 2011
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
More than half of the educators who abandoned teaching last year left for "personal reasons," according to data from the state Department of Education. School districts reported another 96teachers were fired and 85 were laid off in 2011, ...

Education reform passes House
USD Volante Online
"What's the motivation of a teacher to perform well if they don't have job security," Palmer said. "Comfortability is a big key in teaching." The second part of Daugaard's education reform is giving bonuses to teachers who enter math or science.

Schools, teachers near deals
Poughkeepsie Journal
11:41 pm A key deadline looms in the battle between the state Education Department and theteachers union over a new teacher evaluation system. Local districts are waiting to see what this will mean for students, teachers and taxpayers, but some can't ...

Whizz Education, Creators of Maths-Whizz, Shortlisted for Education Exporter ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Responding to the announcement, Madeleine White, Maths-Whizz, says: “The ERAs are judged byteachers and lead educationalists who are looking for products that 'stand out from the crowd' in terms of their ease of use and effectiveness in the learning ...

Learning Tree Introduces a New Course: Preparing for the PMI-Agile Certified ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Learning Tree will begin presenting Preparing for the PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Exam at its education centers in March 2012. The current schedule includes the following: 1. In-class, at a Learning Tree Education Center 2.

Education system a crisis: DA
Now R232.95 Cape Town - Education should be declared a crisis and the school system revamped, the Democratic Alliance said on Wednesday. Speaking in the National Assembly during debate on President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address, ...

The right path to teacher evaluation
New York Daily News
Cuomo finally bring some sense to how teachers are measured in New York? The state's much-ballyhooed system intended to connect teacher and principal evaluations with student performance now sits in limbo while the state Education Department and...

New York Daily News

Corbett defends cuts in Pa. higher-education budget
Philadelphia Inquirer
Corbett insisted to reporters during his tour of the high-tech Siemens Medical Solutions plant that his 2012-13 plan for a steep new cuts in state aid to higher education - including 30 percent less money to state-backed schools such as Pennsylvania ...

Harford teachers: Most underpaid people in the world
Baltimore Sun
Could it be that's because the teachers are off in July and parts of June and August?) Let's get this straight. I believe teaching school is a noble profession, one without which most of us would not have survived to adulthood. Do I think teachers are ...

Education Management Corporation Announces February and March Investor ...
Sacramento Bee
By Education Management Corporation PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- EducationManagement Corporation (NASDAQ: EDMC), a leading provider of post-secondary education, announced today that it will webcast presentations by Todd S. Nelson, ...

Arizona's plan to fire teachers for swearing… outside the classroom
The Week Magazine
But critics say they're going way too far A new profanity bill proposed in Arizona is so vaguely worded it would technically ban teachers from swearing when they are alone or even at home. Photo: Rick Gayle/Corbis SEE ALL 55 PHOTOS Should teachers be ...

Putting teachers to the test
Marshall Independent
By Per Peterson , Marshall Independent MARSHALL - The Minnesota Republicans' sweeping reform agenda for 2012, which includes education, took a big step Monday, as a bill that would requireteachers to pass a basic skills test before going in front of a ...

Future Workplace to Offer Social Learning Boot Camp
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, Feb 15, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Future Workplace will present its Social LearningBoot Camp, an exclusive, two-day event that provides senior executives in corporate learning, human resources and talent management the tools to design and ...

Fort Worth teachers line up for bonus to leave the school district
Fort Worth Star Telegram
"This is a wonderful gift for my family,” said Jonnie Adkins, a special education teacher at the Jo Kelly School. “I want more time with my family and grandbabies, but it was hard to leave my students and my job. ... I'll probably just sock it away.

Board of Education to Vote on Moving Elections to November
By Christina Johnson After discussion at its retreat earlier this month, the 9-member Board ofEducation plans to vote on a resolution tonight to move the school board member election from April to November, to coincide with the General Election.

Teachers' Ratings to Go Public After Union Loses Appeal
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Lisa Fleisher New York City has been cleared to release performance reports for thousands of teachers after a state court on Tuesday declined to hear a final appeal from the city's teachersunion to keep the information private.

Free Spirit Publishing Brings Service Learning To the Early Childhood Classroom
PR Web (press release)
Free Spirit Publishing brings service learning to the primary curriculum with ServiceLearning in the PreK–3 Classroom: The What, Why, and How-To Guide for Every Teacher (Free Spirit Publishing, $39.99), written by early childhood education experts...

PR Web (press release)

Turkcell Donates TRY5 Million to "Turkey's Money-box" to Initiate Education ...
Sacramento Bee
Supported by the Ministry of Education (MEB) and in partnership with the Turkish EducationFoundation (TEV), the education campaign will be supported with a teachers' campus and student dorm, as well as scholarships for promising students.

Teachers stage 'grade in' at Prince William supervisors' meeting
Inside NoVA
The teachers, many of them members of the Prince William Education Association, either graded school work or took notes during County Executive Melissa S. Peacor's proposed 2013 budget presentation. And while Superintendent Steven L. Walts' budget does ...

Can Education Entrepreneurs Do Well And Do Good?
They include former (and current) teachers, tutors, school administrators and parents — people whose interest in education goes much deeper than making a buck. They're not all clustered in Silicon Valley or downtown Manhattan, either; you may have an ...


Civic Education Getting a Reboot | NEA Today
By twalker
The National Education Association online news and information resource. Home · About · Top Stories · Article ... “This call to action is an opportunity to develop and improve civic learning as part of a well-rounded education so every student has a sense of citizenship.” By most accounts, young people ... In 2009, she founded iCivics, which offers web-based projects aimed at teaching middle school students about the workings of the court and the Constitution. The site includes detailed ...
NEA Today

Thousands Of Teachers' Performance Scores To Be Released - NY1 ...
Thousands Of Teachers' Performance Scores To Be Released | NY1 News is Time Warner Cable's 24-hour newschannel in New York City, delivering breaking news and features about the five boroughs.
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Groups ask Birmingham Board of Education to oppose charter ...
By Marie Leech -- The Birmingham News
Representatives from the Birmingham chapter of the NAACP, the Alabama Education Association, the Alabama Federation of Teachers and a newly formed group called Sound Options for Academic Reform asked the board to pass a resolution ... into money-making suburban enterprises with for-profit management companies lobbying their way up the Tallahassee food chain to keep expanding - even at the expense of public schools that are making great gains in student learning." ...
Breaking News from The Birmingham News

Business Leaders See Higher Education as Hampering Economic ...
By Andrew Mytelka
The rising cost of higher education, its indifferent quality, its resistance to change, and its lack of accountability are endangering the nation's prospects for future economic growth, according to a report on the views of business executives that ...
The Ticker

Shantanu Sinha: Motivating Students and the Gamification of Learning
By Shantanu Sinha
There are definitely incorrect ways to bring gaming into education. Some people try to hide learninginside of games, as if we can trick children into accidentally learning something. They create arcade-like action games with fancy graphics, but ...
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Joint Finance Committee hears from Dept. of Education and DEDO ...
By Mark Fowser
The biggest single proposed addition to the state budget is directly related to jobs, replacing lost federal funding under the economic stimulus program that targeted teaching and other school building positions. ... Initiatives have included identifying ten Partnership Zone Schools and developing comprehensive plans for helping them improve performance, hiring of data coaches for teachers, and hiring of development coaches for principals and other school administrators. Some of the ...
DFM News | Delaware First Media

5 questions with StudentsFirst's Michelle Rhee on education reform ...
By Mary Ann
There is no in-school factor that's as critical to student learning as teacher quality. A new study by Harvard and Columbia economists found effective teachers have far more widely reaching and long-lasting effects on their students' lives than ...

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