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LAUSD Adult Education Cuts To Be Voted On

LAUSD Adult Education Cuts To Be Voted On Tuesday
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Thousands of students and teachers at the nearly three dozen adult education and occupational centers in Los Angeles could be in for a very bitter Valentine's Day. The Los Angeles Unified School District board is set to vote Tuesday to cut the ...
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Board of largest Minn. school district replaces policy blamed for bullying of ...
Washington Post
Minnesota's largest school district has abandoned a much-criticized policy that required teachers to remain neutral when issues of sexual identity came up in the classroom, replacing it with a policy designed to create respectful discussion about ...

Teaching council drop Miss Rusty case
The Guardian (blog)
The General Teaching Council has dropped its case against Leonora Rustamova, it has emerged this week. It said there was no case to answer against her. Rustamova said it has given her confidence to take her appeal against unfair dismissal, ...

Education reform passes House
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Dennis Daugaard's education reform plan passed the House on a 41-28 vote Monday as Democrats could not get enough Republicans to join them in opposition. Nine of the body's 50 Republicans voted against HB1234, including Canton's Jim Bolin, ...

Teaching aides to be replaced by assistants in Briarcliff Manor
The Journal News | LoHud.com
“It is not for financial reasons, but because of state education law. This will have an effect on our children.” Most of the teaching aides are longtime district staffers, serving from nine to 18 years. They know the teachers, children and families and ...

Ontario Catholic teachers' union recommends pulling plug on Wi-Fi in schools
National Post (blog)
As teachers' unions across the country scrutinize the effects of Wi-Fi in the classroom, an Ontario Catholic teacher's organization has definitively said schools should practice “prudent avoidance of exposure” despite the lack of conclusive scientific...

National Post (blog)

The Global Search for Education: A Life of Learning
Huffington Post
He has contributed widely to developments in UK higher education. He chaired the UK's Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning, and co-authored its report, Learning Through Life. He was knighted in 1998 for services to higher education.

Virginia House votes to end tenure-related job protections for teachers
Washington Post
The Virginia House of Delegates voted Monday to end tenure-related job protections for public schoolteachers, a measure Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) has pushed this year as part of his agenda to improve public education.

America is Being Left Behind in Education By India, China
For 25 days in September and October 2011, I visited 10 schools in China and 12 schools in India to interview students, teachers and administrators, over that time capturing more than 50 hours of video. Prior to going to China and India, ...

Education Finance, Loan, Regulatory Outlook Focus of iiBIG Summit
MarketWatch (press release)
PORT WASHINGTON, NY, Feb 14, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- iiBIG's 2012 EducationLoan & Financing Executive Summit, scheduled for May 9-10, 2012 in Washington DC, occurs at a crucial time. The punitive regulatory environment that existed just a year ...

Cuomo Commission Needs to Look at the Big Picture
New York Times
And of course, there has been much debate about the role that unions should play ineducation. This commission is an incredible opportunity to create new dialogue with the United Federation of Teachers and to forge a commitment of openness from those...

New York Times

New App Tells Teachers When Students Are Confused
Theoretically, the technology just makes it less disruptive and less intimidating for everyone to participate while providing teachers with instant feedback. The product falls in a small category ofeducation apps that actually seem viable for an ...

Obama emphasizes education in economic recovery
By Mary Beth Marklein, USA TODAY In choosing to tout his budget proposals Monday at a community college in Northern Virginia, President Obama emphasized the roleeducation plays in his economic recovery agenda. By Susan Walsh, AP Obama speaks about the ...


Teachers picket for new contract
Boston Herald
By George Brennan / Cape Cod Times EAST SANDWICH — They clutched signs in one mitten and hot coffee in the other, but Sandwich teachers weren't feeling much warmth toward the school committee or protracted negotiations for a new contract.

Public Education: The Sick Dinosaur on Fed Life Support
The New American
It had everything our statist control-freaks wanted: government education of teachers in state seminaries; a state directed curriculum; state-approved textbooks; compulsory school attendance; truant officers; and obedient parents.

ND education board sues to drop Fighting Sioux
CBS News
BISMARCK, ND - North Dakota's Board of Higher Education voted Monday to sue to try to block a state law requiring the University of North Dakota's athletics teams to be called the Fighting Sioux. The board approved the lawsuit after meeting by ...

Board of Education Member Accused of Cyberbullying
"The environment that we strive to create in our schools is conducive to learning and we endeavor to have that same environment on our board for conducting the public's business," Democratic members of the Manchester Board of Education wrote in a ...

Aspiring Teachers May Soon Have to Take An Exam of Their Own
Northland's NewsCenter
Sponsor of the bill Representative Andrea Kieffer (R - Woodbury) believes this bill will increase the quality of teachers in Minnesota. Representative Mark Buesgens (R - Savage) offered an amendment to the bill that would require that those who are ...

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Learning in a virtual world
San Mateo Daily Journal
Hands shot up in Ben Sibrack's classroom at the San Carlos Charter Learning Center. Being a scientist, Kazilek explained, can be like that. It will take you to different places to see new things and experience unique cultures.

San Mateo Daily Journal

Vermont Department of Labor orders SVSU to pay teachers
Bennington Banner
The Southwest Vermont Education Association filed a complaint in December alleging that the district had not paid teachers the difference between what they were paid under an imposed contract and a new contract agreement that was ratified in November.

U.S. News - Ariz. bill aims to make teachers' speech comply with ...
By Becky Bratu, msnbc.com
The sad thing is, of all the problems, the real problems, confronting AZ schools, I doubt teachersswearing would even crack the top 10. Would passing this law increase graduation rates? Would ensure high education standards from pupils?
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2013 Education Budget: What it Means For You | The White House
By Cameron Brenchley
Education funding is increasing by $1.7 billion in Obama's 2013 budget proposal-- find out where the money's going and how it will affect you. ... Boosting the Teaching Profession Giving teachers the respect and support they deserve.
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Teachers throw support to language immersion for Tigard-Tualatin ...
By Sally Ho, The Oregonian
Teachers from every grade level spoke to the board about the importance of an immersion program to close the achievement gap in the district, as well as the academic benefits of biliteracy for all students. Sproles also reported ... Goldman and Sloan Presidio, the district's director of coordinatededucation services, both said it was important to start the effort and that the program would grow. Superintendent Rob ... "Immersion" is teaching Spanish to kids who don't speak it natively.
Washington County News

Details of Obama's proposed $70B for education | eSchool News
By staff and wire services reports
The U.S. Department of Education would receive nearly $70 billion under President Barack Obama's FY2013 budget, which he presented to Congress on Feb. 13. The $69.8 billion budget request represents a 2.5-percent increase—up $1.7 ... Connects you to all the latest news, information and resources on how today's teachers are using technology in the classroom to advance learning. eSchoolNews.tv. Connects you to the latest videos on technology news and information ...
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Constructing Arguments: 'Room for Debate' - The Learning Network ...
Like teachers all over the country, we've been thinking about what a shift to the Common Core State Standards will mean, and we've done a few posts already on how teaching with The Times in general can be a useful way to respond to the ...
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Why Teachers Have Sex With Their Students
By Henry Blodget
Once they start teaching, if faced with some kind of serious stressor (marital problems, for example) in addition to the right child sitting in their class, it's not a far leap to sex offender." And then there are some more theories, advanced by writer ...

Three Tips for e-Learning Dominance | Kapp Notes
By karlkapp
This blog discusses issues concerning learning, e-learning and transferring knowledge from retiring baby boomers to incoming gamers. The goal is to share information and knowledge to create a better understanding of learning design.
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Education Reform Cannot Wait | RedState
By Dan Bongino (Diary)
While engaging in a healthy debate about education change, I want to emphasize that I owe my success to caring, dedicated teachers who rescued me from poverty. ... school choice can work has only to remove the blinders and look at Chicago's Catholic schools, where – - if the kids are committed to learning and the parent(s) or guardian(s) are committed to getting them there and getting them to do homework, even if there's no money, they can still go get a first rate education.

North Dakota Higher-Education Leaders Renew Battle Against ...
By Charles Huckabee
North Dakota's Board of Higher Education wants the state Supreme Court to depose the University of North Dakota's “Fighting Sioux” nickname once and for all, the Grand Forks Herald reported. Voting on Monday—five days after events ...
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