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On Digital Learning Day, iNACOL Focuses on Top Policy Needs
Sacramento Bee
1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To mark Digital Learning Day (February 1), the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) today highlights the important education policy reforms needed to ensure K-12 students have access to ...

California Teachers' Pension May Be Fully Funded in 52 Years, Report Says
The California State Teachers' Retirement System, with higher contributions from teachers, school districts and the state, may have all the money needed to pay its obligations, 52 years from now, according to a new report. Calstrs, whose $144.8 billion ...

Education department special needs review due
BBC News
By Maggie Taggart Education Correspondent Education Minister John O'Dowd has said changes made to the way special education needs services are allocated in Northern Ireland will make the system less complex. The Department of Education is axing the ...

BBC News

Noodle Education Appoints Joe Morgan President, Chief Executive Officer and ...
Sacramento Bee
"Noodle is a very big idea and will become the first cradle–to-career education search company. It will be the first tool parents and students use to find the right school, university, tutor instructional video, learning disabilities specialist, ...

Parents, teachers learn ways to cope after Clovis molestation allegations
Fresno Bee
Parents can turn a difficult situation into a teaching moment, said Fresno clinical psychologist Thomas Granata. "It's an opportunity for parents to talk about good touches and bad touches, if they haven't already, or to go over it again," Granata said ...

Nashville Special Education Students Build Social Skills with Xtranormal
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Cari Parr, a special education teacher at Barfield Elementary School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, uses Xtranormal videos to capture her students' attention, making the learning process fun and engaging. Cari's movies introduce various social skills to ...

K12 Inc. Celebrates First National Digital Learning Day
Sacramento Bee
1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- As a leading provider of online curriculum, programs and services to school districts, K12 Inc. is participating in the first Digital Learning Day, a national awareness campaign celebrating innovative teaching and learning ...

Why Is College So Expensive? And Can Obama Make It Cheaper?
The Atlantic
By Jordan Weissmann How to control public college costs in two easy steps: (1) Get states to stop cutting education budgets and (2) push schools to become more efficient. Getting it done is the hard part. Last week, President Obama declared war on the ...

The Atlantic

Teachers putting a face on Black History Month for young students
al.com (blog)
Maybe you teach about those people with a laptop computer and elaborate "learningkits." Or maybe you teach it by cracking open a few bags of peanuts. It's not just the faces who achieved greatness, who inspired and blessed our nation, ...

al.com (blog)

Cuomo amps up pressure on teachers, Legislature
Wall Street Journal
Cuomo says that if negotiations fail between the teachers unions, the state Education Department and school districts to implement tougher evaluations for teachers and principals, he'll impose his own Feb. 16. Under law, a governor may try to enact ...

CT Gov. Malloy, Education Cmsr. Outline Reform Plan
CBS Local
Dan Malloy presented his ideas for education reform today as state lawmakers get set to convene in Hartford next week for 2012 session. The governor has said the session will be devoted to changes that, for one thing, will make it easier for kids to ...

CBS Local

Education reform group StudentsFirst at work in Alabama
al.com (blog)
By Marie Leech -- The Birmingham News An education reform group headed by Michelle Rhee, the controversial former chancellor of Washington, DC, public schools, is working in Alabama toward changes in state education laws that would allow charter ...

al.com (blog)

Digital Learning: What Kids Really Want
T.H.E. Journal
Other things students at all grade levels are looking for include access to online tutoring, the ability to take online classes, access to real-word data and databases, greater access to teachers using SMS/text messaging, education-based virtual ...

New Research Finds Kids & Teens More Exposed to Character Education Volunteer More
Sacramento Bee
Ninety-four percent of parents and 98 percent of teachers agree that media can play an important role in teaching kids the value of character education; 63 percent of teachers believe that kids would benefit from more media exposure to lessons about ...

EDUCATION CRISIS: Harry Sargeant Sees Public School Budgets Slashed as DIRE ...
Sacramento Bee
Ferguson notes that public school of funding is being slashed even as the number of students who need public education rises, and that many teachers face uncertainty over their paychecks. The sobering article has drawn the attention of philanthropist ...

Miramonte parents shaken by arrest of teacher for lewd acts
Los Angeles Times
The morning after learning a teacher at Miramonte Elementary School had been arrested for lewd acts with 23 children, many parents remained shaken. Some said they had lost confidence in the school and were concerned the same could have happened to ...

Teachers, school boards fight over contract in Poultney
Rutland Herald
The teachers are largely represented by one of the state's strongest unions, the Vermont-NationalEducation Association. The negotiation process has gone from face-to-face talks, to mediation, to fact-finding. Now the two sides, debating either a ...

East Tennessee teachers share mixed feelings on new evaluations
Knoxville News Sentinel
This year, Gorman and thousands of teachers across the state are going through their own learningcurve as they adapt to the new teacher evaluation model required this year under the state's First to the Top Act. They are expressing their concerns with ...

Education funding is 'not fair'
The West Australian
A confidential report by a leading education academic has blamed government funding policies for increasing the level of inequality in education in the past 20 years. The research by Melbourne University's Richard Teese was commissioned by State ...

Education reform: Roosevelt's rise makes case for No Child waiver
It featured a new way to evaluate teachers. Coaches helped strengthen teaching. Teachers shared strategies that worked in their classrooms. Students received extended learning time and personalized help. Volunteers and community partners such as Nike ...

Independent Report Ranks ReadingA-Z.com as #1 Teacher Resource Website
MarketWatch (press release)
The report titled, "Elementary Reading Market: Teaching Methods, Traditional and Digital Materials Used and Needed, and Market Size" was published by Education Market Research (EMR). EMR designed a detailed market survey, and then mailed it [in October ...

Teachers union files grievance over plan to extend middle-school day in Denver
Denver Post
"We are not against extended learning opportunities, but the district so far has refused to negotiate with us," said Carolyn Crowder, executive director of the Denver Classroom Teacher's Association. The filing means DPS will be required to sit down ...

Teaching Carnival 5.06 - The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Billie Hara
ProfHacker has become the permanent home of the Teaching Carnival, so each month you can return for a snapshot of the most recent thoughts on teaching in college and university classrooms. You can find previous carnivals on Teaching Carnival's home page. –Billie Hara]. Know of a blog post (perhaps your ... Education Week advises us about “The Importance of Service Learning.” Traci Gardner, at Teaching in the 21st Century, offers “Using PicLits to Introduce Visual Rhetoric.

Hotline for teachers 'forced to support Putin' — RT
The chamber organized the free phone line for any teachers who might have faced pressure from their school authorities to participate in the gathering on February 4. Earlier, Moscow's Department ofEducation refuted media reports of the ...
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Education Week: Otter enlists help in fight to keep education laws
The governor has vowed publicly to do everything in his power to ensure voters support the laws, which weaken teacher negotiating power and emphasize online learning. The battle over theeducation changes deeply divided Republicans ...
Education Week: American Education's...

Teaching software libraries by example | opensource.com
By daviddoria
Mailing list traffic is significantly reduced, as for a while (while people are still learning to use/search the examples on their own) most questions can be answered by simply replying with a link to an example. Eventually when people learn to ...

Innovation Excellence | Learning Cultures and Innovation
By Bradley (Woody) Bendle
The one common ingredient across successful and innovative organizations is the commitment tolearning; alternatively, having a Learning Culture. ... This entry was posted in Culture & Values, Innovation, culture, education and tagged Bradley Bendle, Clayton Christensen, Closing the Innovation Gap, Competency, culture, education, growth, innovate, Innovation, Innovative, Judy Estrin,Learning, Poke The Box, RPV Framework, Seeing What's Next, Seth Godin, Woody Bendle.
Innovation Excellence

Bill Tucker: The Country's Most Ambitious Digital Learning Project
By Bill Tucker
Teachers; Charter Schools; School Bullying; Arne Duncan. Armchair Detective More. Log in ... At the time, Secretary of Education Duncan called these initiatives an "absolute game-changer" and pledged tests of "critical thinking skills and complex student learning that are not just fill-in-the-bubble tests of basic skills." In short, it's an all-out effort to ..... Reviews For States' Education · Deciphering The Super Bowl: XLVI Is Greek To Kids As Schools Stop Teaching Roman Numerals ...
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CT News Junkie | Malloy Begins Rolling Out Education Reforms, Not ...
By Christine Stuart
Malloy's proposal calls for consolidating the number of available teaching certificate at the initial level from three to one; changing the requirements for continuing education; increasing the districts' discretion to hire teachers from other state by ...
CT News Junkie

Disgust with Local Teachers Union Drives One New York Parent to Run for School Board ...
By Education Action Group
Posted Jan 31st 2012 at 6:33 pm in Big Labor, Education | 42026422 Commentshttp%3A%2F%2Fbiggovernment.com%2Feagtv%2F2012%2F01%2F31%2Fdisgust-with-local-teachers-union-drives-one-new-york-parent-to-run-for-school-board %2FDisgust+with+Local+Teachers+Union+Drives+One+New+York+Parent+to+Run+for+ .... If we take those subjects out of the classrooms then there is no reason for these liberal teachers to be teaching their progressive view of the world.
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Senate backs creationism education bill
Democratic Sen. Tim Skinner of Terre Haute, a former high school teacher, said he believed fewteachers would be qualified to teach a class covering multiple religions and worried about the lack of specifics on what such a class would include. " I think you are ... Critics argue that the proposal is unconstitutional since federal courts repeatedly have found teaching creationism violates church-state separation because of its reliance on the Bible's book of Genesis. The original bill simply ...
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Viewpoint: The education competition myth | eSchool News
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I received lots of feedback from my eSchool News article last year, “Viewpoint: Why education is not like business,” which postulated there was a fundamental fallacy in viewing the world of publiceducation through the lens of normal business paradigms. An overwhelming number of the comments I ... Connects you to all the latest news, information and resources on how today's teachers are using technology in the classroom to advance learning. eSchoolNews.tv. Connects you to the ...
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