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Measuring effective teaching | Harvard Gazette
Measuring effective teaching. One key appears to be supporting varied skills in teachers. By Colleen Walsh. Harvard Staff Writer. Monday, January 30, 2012. 605. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer. Thomas Kane, professor of education and economics, spoke at the Graduate School of Education about the most recent findings of the "Measures of Effective Teaching” project. Launched in 2009, the project, backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and led by Kane, is the ...
Harvard Gazette 

Google Launches Redesigned Education Site | MindShift
By Tina Barseghian
The latest findings from experts in the field related to the future of learning. ... World for Learning, which lists the company's initiatives and programs within the education realm, such as the Computer Science for High School program — university- created workshops for local high school and middle school computer science teachers teachers. “We're hoping educators will use this year-round for ideas on how to enhance teaching and learning,” said Google spokesperson Rachel Durfee.
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Education: States should do more to reach students
Fox News
Indiana's proposal to opt out of the federal law's strictest requirements was criticized by theEducation Department for its "inattention" to certain groups, like students still learning the English language. New Mexico's plan, a panel of peer ...

Online with kids is out: teachers warned
Herald Sun
The Government says the guidelines will also help protect students from inappropriate conduct byteachers. "That boundary between being a teacher and a friend is one which teachers have to sometimes tread very carefully," Minister for the Teaching ...

Sixth-form teachers to go on strike
The Press Association
Sixth-form teachers are to stage a walkout in a row over cuts to funding and pay. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) said its members working in sixth-form colleges had voted in favour of strike action in protest against the Government's funding cuts ...

Education Department's Communications Director Is Leaving
New York Times
By SchoolBook The New York City Department of Education just announced that Natalie Ravitz, the department's communications director, is leaving on Feb. 10. Ms. Ravitz, who was appointed by the former chancellor, Joel I. Klein, is going to be the chief ...

Gove's Education committee appearance this morning
The Independent (blog)
When Gove shimmied round the question of teachers teaching the test, Stuart said: “It's a little na├»ve, appealing to the higher nature of teachers – you created the system and the incentives. Don't accuse them of moral failings if they don't deliver ...

The Independent (blog)

Jindal's Education Moon Shot
Wall Street Journal
Any one of those would be a big win, but all three could make the state the first to effectively dismantle a public education monopoly. Louisiana is already one of 12 states (including Washington, DC) that offer school vouchers, but its program ...

A Higher Education Revolution
Heritage.org (blog)
The most obvious technological threat to the comfortable world of higher education is online education. Online learning changes the entire relationship between student and teacher; it enables information to be transferred, and student performance to be ...

Teachers offered pay raise in exchange for extra duties
Pacific Daily News
Eddie Calvo addresses education: Gov. Eddie Calvo offers increased teacher salaries if they pick up extra duties. Union rules: In this Sept. 14, 2010 file photo, social studies teacher Rodney Pama talks to a student at LP Untalan Middle School in ...

Education equality and choice: Creating a positive future
The Hill (blog)
By Michelle D. Bernard - 01/31/12 10:21 AM ET Last week was a big week for people who care abouteducation reform. National School Choice Week stormed the nation with more than 400 events across all 50 states. More than half the nation's governors ...

China Education Resources Inc. Update
Sacramento Bee
31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - China Education Resources, Inc. ("CER") (TSXV: CHN) (OTCQX: CHNUF), a leading technology provider of online learning, training courses, and tools for teachers, students and education professionals in China, is pleased to provide ...

Teachers Told to Attend Pro-Putin Rally on Feb. 4
The Moscow Times
590 received an order "from on high" to send 15 teachers to a demonstration sponsored by the pro-Putin All-Russia People's Front, a teacher from the school told the news site. The demonstration is scheduled to be held at Poklonnaya Gora in western ...

MindConnex Learning Launches Fourth Play in Shakespeare In Bits Series - Hamlet
Sacramento Bee
By MindConnex Learning DUBLIN, Jan. 31, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- MindConnex Learning, an award-winning global provider of digital learning solutions for the educational sector, has launched Hamlet, the fourth title in its popular flagship Shakespeare In ...

Teachers, but not many parents, speak out against turnaround
WBEZ
This week Chicago Public Schools is holding hearings on whether entire staffs - principals, teachers, even the... This week the Chicago Children's Theatre kicked off their latest production, The Houdini Box. The play is ... On a rainy day in September,...

WBEZ

Jefferson County teachers grapple with potential layoffs
The Herald-Mail
Chastity Plaza, a special education teacher at Shepherdstown Middle School, might lose her job this year because she's four months shy of earning her second master's degree. Plaza's name is on a list of 33 teachers in Jefferson County Schools who have ...

First minister predicts improved education standards
BBC News
But the Plaid leader said Welsh Labour ministers had held the education portfolio for more than 12 years. Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams said Estyn had repeated criticisms it made last year. She said: "When hospitals fail you tell this ...

BBC News

SimView(TM)--an Innovative Debriefing System for Healthcare Simulation ...
MarketWatch (press release)
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan 31, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Through their collaborative arrangement, SimVentures, HealthStream, Inc. /quotes/zigman/82485/quotes/nls/hstm HSTM -0.33% , a leading provider of learning and research solutions for the healthcare ...

Digital Learning will be the Focus at WV Schools on the First
WVNS-TV
It is part of a year-round national awareness campaign to improve teaching and learning. The West Virginia Department of Education has created a web page that provides resources for teachers and school administrators to use as a means of incorporating ...

SkillSoft Introduces Professional Advantage - A Flexible, Engaging Competency ...
MarketWatch (press release)
NASHUA, NH, Jan 31, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SkillSoft, a leading SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses, today announced SkillSoft Professional ...

Does Obama understand Race to the Top? — Ravitch
Washington Post (blog)
I don't think he really understands what his own administration is doing to education. In his State of the Union address last week, he said that he wanted teachers to "stop teaching to the test." He also said that teachers should teach with "creativity ...

Teachers find tables turned on in-service day
Statesman Journal
Michelle Miner leads a math workshop as teachers come to Chapman Hill Elementary School for in-service training on Monday. / Thomas Patterson / Statesman Journal Students will miss nearly two weeks of school beyond holiday breaks this academic year for ...

Next time, listen to the teachers
Albany Times Union
We developed a set of policy recommendations and delivered them to Dr. John King Jr., New York's senior deputy commissioner of education. Central to our proposal was the insight that the process of evaluating teachers must be tied directly and ...

Freeport School District 145 Board of Education releases Dec. 21 meeting minutes
Freeport Journal-Standard
By Karen Eisenhauer The Freeport School District 145 Board of Education has released the minutes of its meeting held on Dec. 21 at the district's Administration Building, 501 E. South St., Freeport. After roll call and other administrative matters, ...

Peoplefluent Expands Talent Management Suite With Industry-Leading Learning ...
MarketWatch (press release)
RALEIGH, NC and WALTHAM, MA, Jan 31, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Peoplefluent(TM), one of the industry's leading Talent Management solutions providers, today announced the acquisition of its Learning partner, Strategia Communications.

Education Admissions Expert Network Aristotle Circle Acquires Peer2Peer Tutors ...
PR Newswire (press release)
"This is about fostering a culture of learning – whether it's insights from our circle of close to 300 experts who are proven in their field, be it admissions, financial aid or international advice or the nation's top performing students being ...

Higher Education and the SOPA and PIPA Bills
The IUSB Preface
The issue with SOPA and PIPA for students is not that their work created for classes would be considered illegal—fair use laws allow students and educational institutions to use copyrighted material to further education—rather it becomes an issue of ...

Higher education cuts hurt faculty retention at UW
KING5.com
by MEG COYLE / KING 5 News SEATTLE -- The University of Washington has long relied on its reputation for excellence in education and research. But that reputation could soon be at risk. "Hard to recruit, hard to retain, under circumstances where ...

Readers: Union contracts, demands on time make it difficult for principals to ...
Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com
The post included suggestions from my November Education Writers Association conference where some experts suggested principals get help from retired teachersand principals and even colleagues deemed master teachers. I received an email from a retired ...

Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com

WSJ: Say, Jindal's education reform works pretty well, huh? « Hot Air
By Ed Morrissey
As for tenure, Mr. Jindal would grant it only to teachers who are rated “highly effective” five years in a row, meaning the top 10% of performers. And tenure wouldn't equal lifetime protection: A tenured teacher who rates in the bottom 10% ...
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Michelle Chen: Amid 'Turnaround Agenda,' Teachers, Communities ...
By Michelle Chen
Because unions may resist the shedding of teachers who don't conform to the standard model of constant testing and reducing education to a set of data spreadsheets. And why should teachers feel so entitled to job security when children's ...
Barack Obama on Huffington Post

Connecticut Education Reformers Brace for 'Winner-Take-All' Battle ...
By Education Action Group
The Connecticut Education Association, the state's other major teachers union, is taking a softer, gentler approach to undercutting school reforms. The CEA unveiled an expensive TV-ad campaign during last weekend's NFL playoffs that ...
Big Government

Betsy's Page: Revolutionary education reform
By Betsy Newmark
It will be focused on STEM education, that is science, technology, engineering, and mathematics using experiential learning and giving students opportunities to intern with businesses in the area. The teachers will also be collaborating with teachers around the state to bring their educational techniques to schools that need help with teaching those subjects. It sounds very exciting and a great opportunity for area students. So of course, the existing school system, Durham Public ...
Betsy's Page

State funding of higher education ~ Hudson Valley Geologist
By Steven Schimmrich
Did you read my post Obama clueless about community colleges? Just saw the following figure in the Chronicle of Higher Education. This is only one year of cuts. New York, and many other states, have had several years of these types of cuts.
Hudson Valley Geologist

The Education Revolution, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of ...
By Arnold Kling
I see the potential for a dramatic reduction in the labor intensity of teaching. I think we are at a point in education that reminds of what the Web felt like in 1994. A lot of excitement is coming, and change will sweep through faster than most ...
EconLog: Library of Economics...

Salary increases, job cuts, and education funding all part of ...
Jerry Winters, lobbyist for the Tennessee Education Association, noted that the governor did not delve into detail about his proposal to lift average class size limits or to give merit pay to teachers. Winters suggested that the governor's silence ...
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A Teacher's Learning Curve in Kabul - NYTimes.com
By By JAALA A. THIBAULT
I would reform the education system by training the teachers. I would go to ... Sometimes if I was lucky, I was invited to talk to a class of teachers in training not about teaching methods, but about English grammar or Jennifer Lopez. Go figure.
At War

Education: States Should Do More To Reach Students « CBS ...
By Alison Lorge
Indiana's proposal to opt out of the federal law's strictest requirements was criticized by theEducation Department for its “inattention” to certain groups, like students still learning the English language. New Mexico's plan, a panel of peer ...
CBS Minnesota

Teaching High School Students to Work at Walmart
By Alex
Four public high schools in Detroit have partnered with Walmart to train 60 students to work at its stores: Advocates say with Detroit's unofficial unemployment rate nearing 50%, jobs at Walmart are a golden opportunity. Sean Vann, principal of ...
Neatorama

New Agtivist: Colin Archipley is teaching soldiers to farm | Grist
By Enrique Gili
New Agtivist: Colin Archipley is teaching soldiers to farm. egili. By Enrique Gili · RSS feed ... You have money flowing, people are able to pay their bills, feed their family, [pay for an] education, and so forth. If you look at a global map, areas that ...
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