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Digital Learning: It's for All Students and Teachers

Digital Learning: It's for All Students and Teachers
Education Week News (blog)
That's the ditty that was running through my head as I sat at a town hall meeting for the first DigitalLearning Day. I was there to represent the Pearson Foundation, one of the sponsors. The Alliance for Excellent Education, led by former West ...

Are American teachers the problem?
Philadelphia Inquirer
According to npr.org, Education Secretary Arne Duncan was quoted as saying, in response to the US students' results on the standardized test, "This is an absolute wake-up call for America." A growing number of people firmly believe that teachers unions ...

Challenge to Schools: Embracing Digital Textbooks
ABC News
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski on Wednesday challenged schools and companies to get digital textbooks in students' hands within five years. The Obama administration's push comes two ...

ABC News

The New York State United Teachers union and state Education Department have said negotiations are progressing and some districts are settling the issue. NYSUT President Richard Iannuzzi said Wednesday that significant progress is being made toward ...

Teachers at Bushwick Community High School for troubled students protest plan ...
New York Daily News
Bushwick Community High School - a “transfer” school on Palmetto St. with 420 students - could be temporarily closed and half the teachers axed after it landed on theEducation Dept.'s list as one of 33 city schools considered “persistently ...

New York Daily News

Latinas Come Forward in LA Cockroach Teachers Abuse Case
Fox News
Former Los Angeles teacher Mark Berndt, 61, who was arrested for felony molestation of 23 kids after photos surfaced.AP2012 Students are escorted to a waiting bus as they leave Miramonte Elementary school after classes Tuesday, Jan.

It's time to embrace education reforms
New Mexico teachers can reach the ceiling for pay in just seven years based only on years of experience and number of college degrees – not how successful they are in teaching our kids. Ourteachers deserve the satisfaction of being rewarded for their ...

New teaching methods make IMPACT at Purdue
Chicago Tribune
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.— A little bit of freedom is a key ingredient to a new teaching method at Purdue University. Some students are spending less time in classrooms, instead learning on their own schedule and interacting more with classmates.

IDP Education Announces New Director of US Business Development
MarketWatch (press release)
2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The world's largest student placement firm, IDP Education, has named Chris Elam director of client relations and business development for the USA. Chris joins IDP with more than 18 years of experience in higher ...

Top Oklahoma education official criticizes Obama's plan
Oklahoma's top higher education official says he thinks President Barack Obama's administration's higher education agenda is the wrong approach to ensuring college affordability. BY SILAS ALLENsallen@opubco.com Leave a comment Oklahoma's top higher ...

Students find Brizard's teaching style out of this world
Chicago Sun-Times
By ROSALIND ROSSI Education Reporter rrossi@suntimes.com February 1, 2012 7:33PM In celebration of the first national digital learning day, Chicago Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard taught a science class via Ipad at Spencer Elementary Math & Science ...

Harford teachers union, school board reach tentative deal on bonuses
Baltimore Sun
The accord means some 3200 teachers represented by the Harford County Education Association, HCEA, will be able to receive the one-time, $625 bonus payment, provided the amendment to theteachers' contract is approved by the union members and then the ...

5 E-Learning Trends for Higher Ed
Campus Technology
By Bridget McCrea Mobile devices, digital textbooks, online environments, and other e-learningtools have permeated every corner of higher education over the last few years and the trend is expected to continue. To get some insights into what's on the ...

Ed Growth Platform Expands, Hires Four Seasoned Education Industry Professionals
MarketWatch (press release)
The four veteran executives will be an asset to the growth and development of the respective businesses as they continue to serve K-12 and postsecondary markets, professional and lifelonglearning sectors, as well as investments firms and foundations.

My View: Technology and engineering, the forgotten part of STEM education
In last year's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called for adding "100000 newteachers in the fields of science and technology and engineering and math." This call for newteachers was laudable, however, science and math education ...

Central European, Education, Gap, ShoreTel: U.S. Equity Movers
San Francisco Chronicle
Education Management Corp. (EDMC US) tumbled 19 percent, the biggest decline in the Russell 1000 Index, to $20.63. The for-profit education company forecast third-quarter earnings to be no more than 28 cents, missing the average analyst estimate of 42 ...

Lessons From the Canadian Education Fair
By Nurudeen Oyewole, 2 February 2012 Lagos — In the last few days, the ship of Canadian education fair has berthed in three Nigerian cities. Beyond the admission drive of participating schools, the fair has also thrown up a number of key issues the ...

Group: Education cuts equal 32000 job losses
Houston Chronicle
WILL WEISSERT, AP AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An estimated 32000 Texas school employees, 12000 of them teachers, already have lost their jobs due to $5.4 billion in education cuts the state Legislature imposed, a school advocacy group said Wednesday, ...

TSTA warns of huge education job losses
A school advocacy group says an estimated 32000 school employees across Texas — including 12000 teachers — have lost their jobs due to $5.4 billion in education cuts.

Uplift Education Announces Milestones as Charter School Network Gains National ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Uplift Education CEO Yasmin Bhatia cited a series of developments that highlight the network's leadership and commented, "These milestones are testament to our teachers and students, who make notable progress in the classroom every day.

Mobile Learning Lab helps students make big steps in academics
ABC2 News
The Verizon Wireless Mobile Learning Lab pulls up twice a week in front of the school to offer academic help. "I have not really seen it anywhere else. I like that our school is being different and participating in the program," said Dasha Hicks, ...

ABC2 News

ALEC Education 'Academy' Launches on Island Resort | AFL-CIO ...
By admin
Of the other seven categories, two rate the states' academic standards and the other five have mostly to do with the way states retain “effective” teachers and fire “ineffective” ones. ALEC's education bills encompass more than 20 years of effort ...

'Penn State' bill introduced in House Education Committee: 2012 ...
By Janie Har, The Oregonian
House Bill 4016 would make mandatory reporters of private and public university and college employees, as well as volunteers and employees of groups that work with children or child athletes.
Oregon Sports

QWERTY Mum: In Praise of Teachers
Whether it be a teaching style that doesn't suit, a personality clash , or even disliking the tone of someone's voice - there are all sorts of obstacles that can stand in the way of having a good relationship with a teacher. ... So far, it has been a very positive experience and I can't praise herteachers highly enough for their part in making her feel settled and secure and I have been greatly impressed by how much my little Addy is learning. After just ... Labels: education, Learning,teachers ...

The Facts About Online Education | CAREEREALISM
By Kaplan Open Learning UK
It is essential if you undertake any of the many distance learning courses available you understand the requirements needed to make the learning opportunity a success. Unlike traditional forms ofeducation or learning institutions, online ...

Jeff Biggers: Teaching Tucson: More National Groups Demand ...
By Jeff Biggers
Teaching Tucson: More National Groups Demand Release of Detained Books, As Teachers Adopt Banned Mexican American Studies ..... Equally shameful is how teachers bear the brunt of public dissatisfaction with education today.
The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed

Let Students Evaluate Teachers? | assailedteacher
By The Assailed Teacher
As teachers, we are likely to reject such a harebrained scheme out of hand. But there might be ...That means that those rare occasions on which these students said something positive about a teacher's teaching were that more meaningful.

Is machine learning coming to a system near you? — Cloud ...
By Derrick Harris
If you like the idea of your analytics systems getting more accurate with each piece of data it ingests, it looks like you're in for an exciting run, because machine learning appears to be catching fire across the ecosystem of big data vendors.

A U.S. Withdrawal from Unesco Would Hurt Higher Education ...
By Guest Writer
The following is a guest post by Sir John Daniel, the chief executive of the Commonwealth ofLearning, in Vancouver, and a former assistant director-general for education with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural ...

Alliance for Quality Education wants more aid for needy schools ...
By Cara Matthews
The Alliance for Quality Education released a report today that found that 52 percent of the proposed $805 million in new education funding next year would go. ... to make more cuts because of the double impact of inflation and the (property) tax cap,” Easton said. The cuts in the past two years have led to layoffs of teachers, librarians and guidance counselors and a reduction in courses in the arts, careers and college prep, as well as fewer offerings in music and sports, Easton said.
Politics on the Hudson

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