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Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor

Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Show ...
The widening achievement gap between affluent and low-income students has received less attention than the divide between white and black students, which ...

Education bonus gap
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Even Sioux Falls, the state's largest and one of the best-paying school districts, routinely hires uncertified teachers for English Language Learner, special education and gifted classes. While school leaders acknow-ledge good math and science teachers ...

Teachers to end strike tomorrow, teachers committee head
Petra News Agency
Amman, Feb 12 (Petra) -- Public schoolteachers will return to their classrooms on Monday ending a week-long strike at the start of the Spring semester to demand better pay, Jordan TeachersCommittee Chairman Abdul Ghafour Qouran said on Sunday.

Family, teachers remember Powell boys in Tacoma
Albany Times Union
Family members and the boys' teachers are scheduled to speak. The boys' remains are in one coffin adorned with flowers. They were killed in a fire set by their father, Josh Powell, when they went to visit him Sunday at his home in Graham.

With Teachers' Aide Accused of Abuse, Parents Are Seeking Answers
New York Times
In an e-mail to parents, the co-presidents of the school's parent association, Rachel Laiserin and Rebecca Levey, said that an Education Department “crisis team” would also be at the school on Monday. “We know that parents have a lot of questions, ...

Higher education could face significant changes because of dwindling state support
By JAN MURPHY, The Patriot-News Pennsylvania has perfected the art of examining the way it delivers higher education — and then doing little with what it has learned. View full sizeDan Gleiter, The Patriot-NewsFormer state House members Ed and Pat...


Teachers urged to address porn factor
Sydney Morning Herald
Dr Debbie Ollis, an expert on sex education at Deakin University, is working with the two researchers to help them to translate their findings into resources for universities training sexeducation teachers and for schools. ''Teachers must have the ...

unfit teachers in class
Fourteen were struck off the Teachers Council register for serious code-of-conduct breaches or criminal offending. In total, nearly 50 teachers were stripped of their teaching licences in the past two years alone. - A female teacher became pregnant ...

Evaluating teachers' professional performance is a serious business
Delmarva Now
As for what teachers can do in the classroom, there isn't even an ideal way to assess growth inlearning. Taking standardized tests is the best we've come up with so far, but these have weaknesses as well as disadvantages. Delaware has devised a system ...

Los Angeles school reopens amid sex abuse scandal
Houston Chronicle
CHRISTINA HOAG, AP Los Angeles Unified School District administrators, counselors and newteachers gather at the Miramonte Elementary school in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. Allegations of teacher lewd behavior comes as school district ...

Making your education investment pay
With a few caveats, pursuing higher education is probably the best investment you will ever make. How would you like to turn $36000 into three quarters of a million dollars? It might sound like an investment banker's dream, but the numbers don't lie.

Mission Education: Oregon dives into reform
John Kitzhaber's vision for education in Oregon will help the state improve its graduation rate. (Click the "Play Video" button to watch the entire show) PORTLAND, Ore. - During Gov. John Kitzhaber's State of the State speech at the Portland City Club...


Students throng Education Expo 2012
The News International
KARACHI: On the concluding day of two-day Education Expo 2012, thousands of students on Sunday thronged the Expo Centre as the students were of the view that the advice they received during the exhibition would help them develop a fruitful career.

The News International

Phil Bradley: Public education debate all about money
Shreveport Times
Jindal has no interest in maintaining public education as we know it. Why he has no interest is up for debate, but I think it has mostly to do with money. Gov. Jindal has made the statement that it costs about $8400 per year to educate children in our ...

Serial Entrepreneur Asks for Entrepreneurial Education to Be Added to Core ...
Sacramento Bee
12, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Anthony Delmedico, founder and CEO of Del Visionaries, LLC gave a speech titled E2 at the White House during the recent Future of Entrepreneurship Education (FEE) Summit. E2 = Entrepreneurship Education as core curriculum in ...

Grading by state concerns local teachers
The teacher evaluation portion should not be construed as the only determining factor that could result in a teacher's dismissal, said Angela Farthing, manager of the NC Association of Education'sCenter for Teaching and Learning.

All children in Mississippi should have choice in education
Jackson Clarion Ledger
So, Cynthia is told to wait while the old powers, the education establishment, tweak the current flawed public education system, promising a brighter future, but delivering too little too late for Will, and countless other Mississippi children, ...

Huckaby: Teachers still are the best classroom asset
Online Athens
As I was preparing my remarks for the meeting, I began thinking about all the changes that have taken place in education since I began my teaching career 38 years ago. Trust me — they are myriad. Back then, teachers were still sending kids out back to ...

Education summit set in Lafayette
The Daily Advertiser
(WTW) — Public input on the direction of public education will be sought in a conference set Feb. 28 in Lafayette. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/AvKEW1) the session will include community members, business leaders and educators.

Education bill and its controversial components top talk
Doctors are often given medical school reimbursement if they are willing to practice in an area where there are few doctors, so it makes sense to do it for teachers in short supply, he said. Theeducation bill still includes a merit pay provision where ...

Education leadership will be SOU's first doctoral program
Mail Tribune
Greene said there has been pent-up demand in the region for a doctoral program in education, as many full-time teachers don't have the time to commute at night or on the weekends to attend doctoral programs at larger universities.

Medical, education fields grow
In regard to the future, I think our community is understanding that education is an engine to economic growth. Craig Kinyon: Right now, (Reid) is employing over 2000 people. Maybe 10 years ago that was 1200. There have been a lot of things that have ...

Education funding is top topic at Belle Fourche crackerbarrel
Rapid City Journal
One longtime educator questioned why the legislature is considering giving a 5 percent pay raise to state employees but would put off increased funding for South Dakota schools for teachers. "We know that we need to put dollars into the base formula," ...

Florida offers look at problems with education law
Fox News
Florida had passed significant education reforms shortly before No Child Left Behind went into effect, including an A-to-F school grading system based on student performance on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. After 2002, there were two ...

Malloy's Education Reform Proposal Would Send An Additional $1.34 Million to ...
Dannel P. Malloy outlined in his State of the State address Wednesday, a $50 million increase in the state's Education Cost Sharing grant would result in a $1.34 million funding increase to the Manchester Public Schools. But town officials stressed ...

SPECIAL EDUCATION: Video website gets attention of hard-to-reach students
The Daily News Journal
“We couldn't be more thrilled that teachers like Cari are using Xtranormal in simple yet powerful ways to make a difference in the lives of students,” Kim said in a press release. “We expanded our focus into the realm of education because we saw the ...

Adult education on LAUSD chopping block
Contra Costa Times
"It's a dysfunctional situation, and LAUSD has to do what it can with the cards it's dealt," said Ernest Kettenring, director of adult education for United Teachers Los Angeles. "But we don't think that eliminating adult ed is the answer.

Teachers Doin' It for Themselves
Language Magazine
For the NEA, student learning is front and center in their plan for transforming K-12 education. Central to bolstering student learning and effective teaching is the training and professional development of teachers. Teachers can only be truly ...

By Dave
My alma mater prides itself for having the highest percentage of foreign students in the midwest but when you have to start putting up signs to show them how to use the indoor plumbing I think you need to retool your admissions policy.
Dave Barry's Blog

Learning about Gaming | doug – off the record
By dougpete
Learning about Gaming. I wish that I had known about “Teaching and Language Learning Through Gamification” earlier. I just happened to stumble upon it this morning and unfortunately, the course ends on the 12th. I admit that I'm really struggling with how wide-spread adoption ... It was very interesting reading and I can visualize various teachers I know who would jump into this with enthusiasm. ... By dougpete • Posted in Computers, Education, learning, Read/Write Web, software...
doug - off the record

Stephen Downes' overview of e-learning: and a little history lesson
By Tony Bates
My only advantage over Stephen is that I am older, and have been teaching online longer. ... The very first article in the then new Journal of Distance Education in 1986 was entitled “Computer‑assistedlearning or communications: which way for information technology in distance education?” (Bates, 1986). This argued that the use of IT for communication between teachers and learners was far more important than trying to use technology to manage learning in a behaviourist way.
Tony Bates

Department Of Education Draws Criticism Over Hiring Practices After ...
By wcbsmark
Police made two arrests this week: teacher's aide Gregory Atkins in Manhattan and another teacher's aide, Taleek Brooks, in Brooklyn.
CBS New York

Open Learning Analytics or Architectures for Open Curricula?
By Graham Attwell
George Siemen's latest post, based on his talk at TEDxEdmonton, makes for interesting reading. George says: Classrooms were a wonderful technological invention. They enabled learning to scale so that education was not only the domain of ...
Pontydysgu - Bridge to Learning

Mobile Learning On The Interwebs « Virtual School Meanderings
By mkbnl
Tags: blog, blogging, cyber school, education, high school, m-learning, mobile, mobile learning, news, virtual school. Beginning with the ASCD ... They also expect more teachers to lead one-to-one computing initiatives in their schools. T.H.E. Journal (2/2) .... Freed-Hardeman University and the iKnow initiative have been named an Apple Distinguished Program for their innovative efforts to incorporate mobile technologies into the teaching and learning process. FHU Student Andrea ...
Virtual School Meanderings

(New) e-Learning metaphors: cased based learning – Challenge to ...
By Kasper Spiro
The great thing about it is that it approaches learning for the learners perspective, based on real world problems. It is great to use it in combination with the principles of action mapping, because these cases are always about a situation where ...
Challenge to learn

Education News » ROTA to hold iEARN workshops for teachers
By EducationViews.org
On March 8, the 'iEARNQatar and the ROTA Knowledge Network' workshop will provide teachers with all the necessary tools and support to implement iEARN projects in their classrooms. The teacherswill develop their projectbased learning ...
Education News
Great Teachers Series: Ludwig Wittgenstein | assailedteacher
By The Assailed Teacher
This is the first post in a series that will examine my personal greatest teachers from beyond the grave. I will start with my top three ... These posts will be sprinkled in between my usual diatribes against education reform and the general madness of the world around us. It is important to note that I have no .... Teachers understand that there is an entire galaxy of writers, professors and reformers who want to foist their ideas for better teaching on our schools. Most of them are laden down ...

Strategies in vocabulary learning « languagemoments
By dalecoulter
Monolingual dictionary training: teaching learners to go beyond just the definition and lo ok for information on collocations, register, frequency, colligation, pronunciation, examples, derivatives and word class. Also, using context to select the most fitting definition, i.e. not ... I'll be addressing strategies for teachers in my next post in which I'll look at the topic under 'rehearsal strategies'. Below are a few lesson skeletons if anyone is thinking of .... Blogroll. Rob Haines – Soul inEducation ...

Apps in Education: Hot Apps 4 HOTS
By Greg Swanson
These guys spend so much of their time and energy developing fantastic resources simply to share with other teachers and educators. This is one of their most comprehensive publications and it is easy to obtain, simply download it for FREE ...
Apps in Education

Choosing the teaching profession - Teachers Discussion
Choosing the teaching profession - Teachers Discussion Board. ... I knew coming into the teachingprofession that I would face many conflicts (low pay, status, parent conflict, and students who simply do not care). For me, it is not about ... For the sake of argument, if I had the chance to turn back the hands of time today and decide on a profession again, I believe the only thing I would have done differently was to start college immediately out of high school, majoring in Education. When I ...
Teachers at eNotes

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