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How Should We Teach Our Teachers? - The Dish | By Andrew ...
By Andrew Sullivan
Finland . . . Only eight universities are permitted to prepare teachers, and admission to these elite teacher education programs is highly competitive: only one of every ten applicants is accepted. There are no alternative ways to earn a teaching license.
The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan 

Teachers are the answer to better results in school
The Daily Telegraph
However, it will not provide the answers to the more significant challenges faced by our various education systems, as Australia continues to slip from our once elevated position among the countries delivering the best learning outcomes for students.

In the Bay Area and across the country, teachers are discussing possible ...
San Jose Mercury News
By Katy Murphy As policymakers zero in on the role of teachers in public schools, the US Department of Education has launched the RESPECT Project, an initiative to change theteaching profession and raise its status in American society.

Teachers Union Leaders Ready To Fight Parts Of Malloy's Education Reform Bill
Hartford Courant
By KATHLEEN MEGAN, kmegan@courant.co The Hartford Courant A week ago, the leaders of the state's teachers unions were sounding somewhat positive about Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan to reform education. Now, after having had a chance to read the fine ...

Fixing education a matter of urgency, Gillard warned
Sydney Morning Herald
Photo: Jacky Ghossein PRESSURE is growing on the federal government to commit to the biggest reforms to hit the education sector in generations. The government released on Monday the Gonski review into schools' funding - the most wide-ranging review ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Obama Higher Ed Plan: President Takes A Tougher Stance On Higher Education
Huffington Post
KIMBERLY HEFLING 02/20/12 12:37 PM ET AP WASHINGTON — Access to college has been the driving force in federal higher education policy for decades. But the Obama administration is pushing a fundamental agenda shift that aggressively brings a new ...

Teachers angered by grade 'minimums'
Annapolis Capital
Members of a teachers' union committee plan to protest the policies at the Board of Educationmeeting next month. “The reason is obvious,” said Bill Jones, executive director of the TeachersAssociation of Anne Arundel County.

Education reform plan gets makeovers
The Senate Education Committee, controlled by Democrats, introduced a new education bill that rejected entire sections of Branstad's proposals, including those concerning the expansion of charter schools, changes to criteria in laying off teachers, ...

Sibling Adds New Business Operation, App Store Approach to Promote "Blended ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The business unit will provide applications and content to facilitate teaching and learning and improve efficiencies within school administration. "The use of technology in the teachingprocess, generally known as "technology enhanced learning," is ...

Malloy to kick off hearing on his education plan
Norwich Bulletin
Malloy recently said he believes tenure is "too easy to get" and it's "too hard to take away" from problem teachers. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to testify at a legislative hearing on his wide-ranging plan to reform Connecticut's education system ...

Learning Resources Upgrades eCommerce Operations to Increase Sales for ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The Learning Resources website features extensive product information, videos and other resources to help customers get the most out of their comprehensive product line. And now, both teachers and parents can enjoy the added convenience of in-store ...

Mary Sanchez | Teachers deserve more than apples, gold stars
Kansas City Star
The name is an acronym for Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence and Collaborative Teaching. Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. The goal, according to Secretary ofEducation Arne Duncan, is to make teaching “not only America's most ...

Malloy's education reform plan under debate
(WTNH) - State lawmakers are beginning to look at and debate the governor's big educationreform plan. Of course that plan was the centerpiece of Gov. Malloy's state of the state address earlier this month. Tuesday's will be the first of two days of ...

money where it will make a difference
Sydney Morning Herald
A more damning indictment of education policy at every level of government for the past few decades would be hard to find. If someone had predicted 30 years ago that education funding and policy decisions made then would lead to an Australia where even ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Chicago school draws scrutiny over student fines
Last school year it collected almost $190000 in discipline "fees" from detentions and behavior classes -- a policy drawing fire from some parents, advocacy groups and education experts. Officials at the rapidly expanding network, heralded by Mayor Rahm ...

Teachers unhappy about dual homeroom teacher system
Korea Times
By Yun Suh-young Teachers are reacting negatively to the government's decision to place two homeroom teachers per classroom, expressing skepticism about the impact of the new system on rooting out school violence. The Ministry of Education, Science, ...

Clegg announces £126 mn fund for young jobless
LONDON — Nick Clegg has unveiled a £126 mn fund to focus on the "ticking time bomb" of young people who are not in employment, education or training, or 'NEETs'. The Deputy Prime Minister's scheme aims to help get at least 55000 teenagers aged 16 or ...


Teachers: Handbook needs work
La Crosse Tribune
"Really what they're doing is trying to cut some corners," said Ed Ludwig, a teacher at Hamilton Early Learning Center and president of the La Crosse Education Association. "But at the expense of fairness, that's the wrong way to go.

Catholics reject Christopher Pyne 'scare campaign'
The Australian
Opposition education spokesman Christopher Pyne yesterday continued his attack over the report, saying it revealed the federal government planned to introduce a means test of parental income for non-government schools as it had for the private health ...

Teachers fear Gonski delay
ABC Local
Teachers in central western New South Wales say regional public schools would be better off if the funding changes recommended by the Gonski report are implemented. The report calls for an extra $5 billion to introduce a school resource standard that ...

Teachers say pro-D days an essential part of system
The district-wide event for teachers in the district featured four keynote speakers and workshops covering a wide variety of educational topics, including teaching students new technologies and engaging the imagination and emotions of today's learners.

Australia reviews its education system
Radio Australia
There has been a mixed response to the release of a major review of Australia's educationsystem - the first for several decades. The Gonski report has recommended a major overhaul of school funding to address the decline in students' achievement ...

Education system is not bad: O'Connor
Australia's fall in the international rankings for education doesn't mean the nation has a bad system, a federal minister says. Minister Assisting for School Education Brendan O'Connor on Tuesday acknowledged Australian students were lagging behind ...

Examiners could be banned from attending seminars with teachers
The Guardian
Exam boards are considering imposing strict new curbs on examiners in the wake of allegations that some are divulging to teachers the questions pupils will be asked. Mark Dawe, the chief executive of one of the country's leading exam boards, OCR, ...

The Guardian

Bid to defuse Neets 'time bomb'
The Press Association
The Deputy Prime Minister announced a £126 million scheme to get 16 and 17-year-olds back into employment or education. The initiative is part of the coalition's Youth Contract scheme, announced last November in a bid to tackle youth unemployment.

Word of the Day | acrophobia - The Learning Network - New York ...
About The Learning Network. The Learning Network provides teaching and learning materials and ideas based on New York Times content. Teachers can use or adapt our lessons across subject areas and levels. Students can respond to our Opinion questions, take our News Quizzes, learn the ... Chief Washakie was indeed wise to realize that education in the ways of the dominant society will protect our Native youth, and propel them forward as successful individuals of all society.
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NBC Politics - Obama takes tougher stance on higher education
By The Associated Press
Access to college has been the driving force in federal higher education policy for decades. ... At B.S. level it is just learning to find information and put togather to desired end. In age of computer most people learn this by the time they are teeager. It is refining of it and basic principles. It should not cost ... Literacy has fallen off because these union teachers know they don't have to actually EDUCATE our children anymore. They are protected by "tenure" even at the high school levels.
Newsvine - NBC Politics - Articles

Of Profits and Power: Education Establishment Attacks Digital ...
By Kyle Olson
43263271 Part of the problem with the public schools is that too many teachers spend too much of their time trying to keep some semblance of order instead of teaching. Distractions ...
Big Government

Girls' Education Campaign Runs Street Ad Only Women Can See ...
By David Gianatasio
The transformation of bus stops into advertising laboratories continues this week in London, where an Oxford Street shelter will be fitted with facial-recognition technology that allows women to view a 40-second Plan UK "Because I Am a Girl" ...
Adweek : Advertising & Branding

Salem Education Rally Draws Hundreds · OPB News
By Rob Manning
Hundreds of school and labor supporters rallied at the Oregon Capitol Monday to advocate for more state spending on education and social services.
OPB News

Demonstration planned to protest higher education reform | Prague ...
Demonstration planned to protest higher education reform. ČTK |. 21 February 2012. Prague, Feb 20 (CTK) - Students from 18 Czech universities will march to the Government Office in protest against the planned university reform on February ...
Prague Monitor

Kristof Shills, Loveless Scrutinizes - Blogs - Education Week
By Rick Hess
Education policy maven Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute think tank offers straight talk on matters of policy, politics, research, and reform. Follow Rick and AEI's Education Program on Twitter http://twitter.com/AEIeducation.
Rick Hess Straight Up

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