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Gates Defends Teachers, Denounces Public 'Shaming'

Gates Defends Teachers, Denounces Public 'Shaming'
New York Times
I am a strong proponent of measuring teachers' effectiveness, and my foundation works with many schools to help make sure that such evaluations improve the overall quality of teaching. But publicly ranking teachers by name will not help them get better ... 

Shame Is Not the Solution
New York Times
Seattle LAST week, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that teachers' individual performance assessments could be made public. I have no opinion on the ruling as a matter of law, but as a harbinger of education policy in the United States, ... 

Teachers: An Invitation to Respond to Your Data Report
New York Times
By Jodi Rudoren Under a court order based on the Freedom of Information Law, the New York City Department of Education plans to soon release its Teacher Data Reports — individual ratings of thousands of the system's educators determined by how much ...

Teachers Are Ready for RESPECT
Huffington Post (blog)
Its aims are ambitious -- in short, Duncan is speaking about an overhaul of how this nation currently thinks about and treats teachers and teaching. RESPECT's goals are undoubtedly worthwhile. Although the importance of education is often discussed, ...

LA schools chief 'horrified' at handling of teacher abuse cases
Los Angeles Times
He said the district will report all teachers accused of misconduct to the state credentialing commission in an effort to keep those who pose a risk to students out of the classroom. The sweeping action covers hundreds of teachers in the nation's ...

SC: Teachers, other state workers may see a raise
The proposal would increase by $153 million a key education funding source that goes toward salaries for teachers and assistants. Teachers' raises would differ by district, since some districts have managed to fund step increases through local taxes.

Teachers call for lessons in republicanism
BBC News
Members of a leading teaching union have called for children to be taught about an alternative to the monarchy. It follows claims by anti-monarchy campaigners that schools are promoting "uncritical celebration" of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

BBC News

Teachers warn that new school exams will not be ready in time for next year
Scottish Daily Record
He met teachers and pupils and praised the hard work going on at St Peter the Apostle High School. Despite a series of setbacks, Russell vowed that the biggest shake-up in education for a generation would be “worth the effort”.

Education Secretary Mike Russell to plough on with exam revamp timetable after ...
Scottish Daily Record
They were a credit to themselves, their teachers and their parents. As Russell looked on with West Dunbartonshire education officials, a storm was gathering outside, with talks with Scotland's biggest union, the EIS, now at an impasse.

Grading teachers
CNN (blog)
By Donna Krache, CNN (CNN) Last week a deal was reached between the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and the state's Department of Education on how teachers would be evaluated. The New York Times reports that the deal permits school districts to ...

McGraw-Hill Education and Kellogg Institute Award Scholarships to Honor ...
Sacramento Bee
Lemke plays an instrumental role in developing Adams State's Student Success Center and acquiring learning technology to support developmental education. Mary Ann Saurino was selected as the recipient of the McGraw-Hill Adjunct Faculty Scholarship for ...

Teachers union: Closing schools builds 'huge gulf of ill will'
Chicago Tribune
(William DeShazer, Chicago Tribune) Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said tonight that Chicago Public Schools board members “betrayed democracy” by unanimously voting earlier in the day to close or overhaul 17 under-performing schools ...

Chicago Tribune

Huntington Learning Center Celebrates Mathematics Awareness Month
MarketWatch (press release)
ORADELL, NJ, Feb 23, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Huntington Learning Center joins schools, colleges, universities, student groups, and other related associations and interest groups to celebrate Mathematics Awareness Month this April.

Almost 1m young people not in education, employment or training
The Guardian
One in six 16- to 24-year-olds was a "neet" (not in education, employment or training) in the last three months of 2011, according to statistics published by the Department for Education (pdf). The figures show that while the proportion of 16- to...

The Guardian

Parents, teachers angry over CPS turnaround vote
"It is not the teachers, parents and community that have failed our students, it is this district," said Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union. Besides the teachers union lawsuit, there's also an Illinois House bill making its way ...


CPS Board Approves 17 School Closings, Overhauls, Teachers Union Calls Vote ...
Huffington Post
The Chicago Board of Education unanimously voted Wednesday to close, phaseout or otherwise overhaul 17 Chicago Public Schools following hours of impassioned testimony urging the board to arrive at an opposite decision.

Teachers, Respond to Your Data Report
New York Times (blog)
By THE NEW YORK TIMES The New York City Department of Education plans to soon release its Teacher Data Reports — individual ratings of thousands of the system's educators determined by how much progress their students made on standardized tests while ...

Mitt Romney chides Rick Santorum for vote in favor of Bush education bill
By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff PHOENIX -- Mitt Romney this morning lambasted Rick Santorum for declaring in night's debate that he “took one for the team” and voted for the federal No Child Left Behind education law as a favor to President Bush, ...

GOP debate: Gingrich blasts LA teachers union
Los Angeles Times
By Seema Mehta Rick Santorum, asked by an audience member about No Child Left Behind, said he supported President George W. Bush's signature education reform law that is now reviled by conservative voters out of loyalty to his party.

Los Angeles Times

Garrett takes up Gonski challenge with focus on quality teaching
Sydney Morning Herald
THE School Education Minister, Peter Garrett, has told a conference of teachers he will not ignore the Gonski review of school funding, calling it an urgent nationaleducation challenge. ''This is literally the most exciting education project in ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Georgia Senate passes virtual learning mandate
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By Kristina Torres Online learning would become a requirement for graduation in schools across Georgia under a bill passed Thursday by the Senate, despite objections from some lawmakers who said it chipped away at local control.

Learning School Alliance Set to Help States Meet NCLB Waiver Provisions
Sacramento Bee
Secondary education grants support "innovative professional development programs that strengthen teachers and their teaching in grades 9–12." For more information about The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, visit www.avdf.org.

New Education Center Honors President Lincoln
Voice of America
February 23, 2012 New Education Center Honors President Lincoln Deborah Block | Washington Ford's Theater in Washington has opened a new Center for Education and Leadership. Its focus is President Abraham Lincoln, who led the United States during the ...

Mo. Omnibus Education Bill Moves Forward « CBS St. Louis
By jmbutler13
(KMOX) - Newly hired Missouri public school teachers would not have the possibility of tenure under an omnibus education bill approved by the House Education Committee. Eliminate the measure of job security in favor of yearly contracts is ...
CBS St. Louis

What's On the Horizon in Higher Education | MindShift
By Tina Barseghian
But one notable category isn't addressed in this otherwise comprehensive report: how open education resources — mostly free, customizable, content — is disrupting higher ed, allowingteachers to create their own textbooks, and changing state policy .... At the star-studded Harvard Initiative on Learning and Teaching (HILT) event earlier this month, where professors gathered to discuss innovative strategies for learning and teaching, Harvard's professor Eric Mazur gave a talk on the ...

Learning With Less: Can Teachers Afford To Assign Essays? · OPB ...
By Rob Manning
Many Oregon high school teachers found themselves in a bind, recently, as first semester ended. The problem? Teachers have more students, and tight deadlines to get grades in. Today, OPB's "Learning with Less" series asks this question: ...
OPB News

OECD educationtoday: Increasing higher education access: one ...
By Cassandra Davis
Few would dispute that having a higher education is more important than ever to help people build positive economic futures and strengthen the knowledge economies of countries. Yet as the second issue of the OECD's new brief series ...
OECD educationtoday

Corbett case ends with a "victory for teachers" | NCSE
By Glenn Branch
NCSE, National Center for Science Education. Defending the Teaching of Evolution in Public Schools · NCSE provides ... Because they can't hold him liable, the law will never become clear on what teachers can say in class." News Search ...
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