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LA school to be closed for two days for sex-abuse investigation

LA school to be closed for two days for sex-abuse investigation
Los Angeles Times
Miramonte Elementary School, where two teachers have been arrested for alleged lewd activity with students, will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday as sheriff's detectives and district officials continue their investigation into the allegations.

Girl was victim of both teachers charged in LA child abuse cases: report
New York Daily News
Los Angeles investigators believe that one young girl may have fallen prey to both teachers arrested this week for abusing students at an inner-city elementary school. According to the Los Angeles Times, the unidentified girl's parents complained to ...

New York Daily News

School reform organization gets average grades
Chicago Tribune
Over the last decade, a nonprofit teaching academy with strong political ties has launched an education revolution inside Chicago Public Schools, tearing down and rebuilding some of the city's worst-performing schools. Now running 19 schools and locked ...

Chicago Tribune

Teachers oppose ministry's Hebron 'heritage tours'
For first time in Israel's history, 200 teachers sign letter declaring refusal to participate in the Education Ministry's program. By Talila Nesher Tags: Israel education Jewish World Israel protest For the first time in Israel's history, more than 200 ...


Essential Learning and the Child Welfare League of Canada Partner to Offer E ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN DIEGO, CA, Feb 06, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC) is now offering discounts on online staff training solutions provided by Essential Learning. Through CWLC's relationship with the Child Welfare League of ...

Education Ministry issues Facebook warning
The Education Ministry on Monday published an advisory for parents recommending that they should forbid children under the age of 13 from using Facebook and other social networks without parental supervision for fear that the children could be hurt.

Night Zookeeper Judged UK's Top Education Startup
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
... has been voted the top UK education startup prospect at the prestigious Learning Without Frontiers conference in London. The Night Zookeeper team was one of ten teams that presented their business idea to a packed room of teachers, entrepreneurs, ...

Teachers hurt by governor's pension cost-shifting
Baltimore Sun
His proposal to shift pension payments to the counties is of great concern to the teachers he proposes to "thank" for making Maryland schools first in the nation for four years running. The teacher pension contract was and is with the state, ...

Appointment of teachers: HC seeks records from govt in two days
Times of India
The minimum qualification for taking the related examination was simple BA or BSc, not BEd as stipulated under the National Council for Teachers Education Act, 1993. Advocate SN Pathak, who appeared on behalf of NCTE, said, "The minimum qualification ...

Chester Upland: State special ed formula drains millions from district
Philadelphia Inquirer
By Dan Hardy Parents, teachers, and concerned citizens turned out for a meeting of the Chester Upland School Board to show their concern for the school district which is in a dire financial situation. Tina Johnson, center, vents her feelings to the ...

Continuing education main theme during black history tribute
The Herald-Mail
“But education is expanding your vision beyond what you know today to be true. We would still be stuck in 1964 if there weren't folk, without schooling, without what we consider now formal education, who didn't step up and take the challenge to ...

The Herald-Mail

TCS Education System to Become First Higher Education Institution in the ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Reflecting on the significance of the news, TCS Education System President & CEO Michael Horowitz said, "One of our organization's chief objectives is to always seek new technology to enhance the advancement of teaching and learning.

Teachers vs. Students: Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader:
St. Mary's teachers, and seventh and eighth graders were in the competitive spirit on Friday, as they battled each other in a game of "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" The "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?" game was put on in celebration of ...

LA Parents Rally for More High-Quality Schools, Teachers
Education Week News
By CJ Lin, LA Daily News (MCT) Calling on elected officials to stop budget cuts that threaten public education, thousands of Los Angeles parents and educators rallied behind a single message Saturday: Students first. Local officials urged parents to ...

PSD teachers rock new music program
The Coloradoan
Little Kids Rock Training Session: About 30 Poudre School District teachers gathered Feb. 4 and 5 for a Little Kids Rock training session. The nationally acclaimed program will bring more than $1 million of free instruments, lessons and music ...

At Harvard, teachers get a lesson
The group had convened in Harvard's Northwest Science Building for a one-day symposium on learning and teaching, the first salvo in a $40 million attempt by Harvard to rethink education. The initiative's proximate goal is to make Harvard's teachers ...

Grading our Teachers: Value-added formula raises alarm for some
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Hechinger is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education news service based at Teachers College, Columbia University. To close the achievement gap between poor and affluent students in Tennessee, some students may need to learn at double the rate of their ...

Wharton School Introduces Executive Education Program on Business ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Wharton Executive Education has partnered with the Wharton School's Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL), along with the support of a founding grant from SAP, to create a unique program to address this need.

Healthcare Certification Industry Veteran Joins Ascend Learning
MarketWatch (press release)
Leading education company names Ronald E. "Ron" Hanchar executive director of allied health certification programs STILWELL, Kan., Feb 06, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ascend Learning, a leading provider of technology-based educational solutions for ...

Environmental education tackled
Tasley Eastern Shore News
It is important to note that effective environmental education doesn't just take place in science class. It is "transdisciplinary," which requires teams of teachers to work together to facilitate studentlearning in a way that addresses relevant topics ...

Boston gives bonuses to teachers at improving schools
Boston Globe
By James Vaznis Boston gave out more than $400000 in bonuses to teachers and classroom aides this year at 12 academically struggling schools that showed progress, marking the first time the city - after intense resistance from the teachers union - has ...

Education Should Embrace ICT
ICT also allows students to access information through videos, podcasts and a variety of other interactive media, which creates a more engaging learning experience for students. He added thatteachers must strive to keep their curricula up to date and ...

New special-education chief faces familiar challenges | Amy ...
By Amy Crawford
Elizabeth Blanco, who took over last week as San Francisco Unified School District's assistant superintendent for special education, will manage a system struggling to improve after years of complaints, violations and turnover. Since 2010, the district's special education programs have ... An audit found that teachers lacked training in autism, and school board members are considering an outside investigation into the case. “It's not only the Brandenburgs' case, there's other issues,” ...
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The Standard | Raila, teachers oppose education overhaul
The proposed new education system has faced its first hurdle as Prime Minister Raila Odinga andteachers said it may not be the best for the county.
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Kenexa Acquires E-Learning Solutions Company OutStart ...
By Robin Wauters
Robin Wauters currently works as a staff writer for TechCrunch and lead editor of Virtualization.com. Aside from his professional blogging activities, he's an entrepreneur, event organizer, occasional board adviser and angel investor but most ...

When the Media Asks “Are Teachers Overpaid?” Educators Ask “Are ...
By twalker
Like Janet, scores of teachers use their “summer vacations” to pursue professional development and continuing education to further enhance their skills. Barbara commented that even after 35 years ofteaching and taking pay cuts, she still ...
NEA Today

Education round-up 5 Feb 2012 | libcom.org
By Choccy
The real-world effect will means students studying these will feel worthless, the teachers teachingthese will be under threat as the subjects are less in demand. Now, on one level, ... These qualifications were part of a two-tier education system.
libcom.org blogs

Geotripper: 10 Reasons I Love Teaching Geology at a Community ...
By Garry Hayes
If a student asks a question on some area of the earth sciences, I get to track it down. Some years it's dinosaurs and paleontology. Other years it's seismology, or metamorphic rocks of the Sierra Mother Lode. I love learning about all of it. We get to .... You teach for all the right reasons. Plus, you're talking about our constantly changing planet! How cool is that. I totally support community colleges for the opportunities to all ages for continued education. I'll stick to teaching in the parks.

Jane's Pick of the Day: Social Learning: Key resources from January
By Jane Hart
Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. I have listed them below in chronological order, and also added a short quote from each of them to give you a flavour of what each is about.
Jane's Pick of the Day

Education, shmeducation | The Daily Aztec
By Kenneth Leonard
Perhaps he was going undercover, toiling through years of education — uh, I mean, indoctrination — in order to warn future generations of the dangers of thinking and learning things. He certainly doesn't seem to exhibit the telltale signs of an ...
The Daily Aztec

Standardized Testing: The Monster That Ate American Education ...
By Megan Erickson
As the Assistant Secretary of Education in the first Bush administration, Educational historian Diane Ravitch became known for her push to establish national standards for K-12 education. ... out “this child really needs more time with fractions, this one needs more time understanding this concept or that concept in science or history”—but too many education reformers have come to see test scores as the goal of learning, rather than as an instrument for assessing student understanding.
Big Think

Social Learning: Key resources from January | Learning in the ...
By Jane Hart
Tweet TweetHere is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. I have listed them below in chronological order, and also added ...
Learning in the Social Workplace

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