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Obama seeks more education funds

Obama seeks more education funds
Washington Post (blog)
To date, the $4.3 billion program has awarded grants to states that have embraced the administration's favored education reforms, such as expanding charter schools, raising academic standards and evaluating teachers and principals based partly on ...

Parliamentary Committee to Review Teachers' Salaries as Strike Continues
Ammon News
By Wael Jaraysheh AMMONNEWS - A small ad-hoc parliamentary committee was formed on Monday to review teachers' salaries and benefits and the affect of the public sector salary restructuring plan on teachers' wages. The ad-hoc committee includes members ...

Ammon News

Bill aims to censor Ariz. teachers' speech
By Alia Beard Rau, The Arizona Republic By Ross D. Franklin, AP By Ross D. Franklin, AP A group of Republican state lawmakers is backing legislation that would require teachers to limit their speech to words that comply with Federal Communications ...


Pr. William teachers set to protest pay freeze
Washington Post
Some Prince William County teachers and staff members plan to protest the proposed pay freezes starting Monday. The protest would take the form of a “work to the rule” campaign, whereby teacherswould come in together and work just the hours stipulated ...

Estonian Teachers May Strike for Three Days Over Wages in March
Estonian teachers and day-care workers will strike for as long as three days next month after talks with the government over wages broke down. The strike will start on March 7, with the duration to be set later, Sven Rondik, head of Estonia's Education ...

Late pupils, teachers face MEC's fury
Independent Online
By LEBOGANG SEALE Education MEC Barbara Creecy paid a surprise visit to Lavela Secondary School to discover eight teachers and over 700 pupils late. Photo: Dumisani Dube More than 700 pupils and eight teachers arrived late for school on Monday to find ...

Independent Online

McGraw-Hill Higher Education Partners with University of Nebraska-Lincoln to ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Butters and Asarta are creating every element of the curriculum by learning objective, grouped by topic areas, enabling instructors to choose when, where and how they will teach each concept. With the all-digital teaching resources, instructors have ...

iNACOL Webinar to Highlight Teachers Use of Open Educational Resources
Sacramento Bee
The webinar, "Easy as 1,2,3: A Primer on Using Open Education Resources to Create Lessons, Activities and Courses," will address best practices in using OER, which are learning materials that are produced and vetted by experts to be made available ...

Education reform team hears from local experts
Pacific Daily News
•The School & Education System-wide Reform Action Team of the education task force plans to meet again on Thursday at 3:30 pm at Adelup. •The next task force meeting is scheduled for Feb. 23 at 3:30 pm at Adelup. Dismal reading scores aren't just ...

Fears reward scheme for teachers is being rushed
Sydney Morning Herald
PLANS for a national teacher bonus scheme are set to fail according to a leadingeducation authority who fears they are being rushed through without proper development. The federal government plans to provide one-off bonus payments to 8000teachers who ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Education and the Death of Creativity
As an education activist who is aware of the realities of education in South Africa and the broader region, this day had a very special meaning for me. As I dressed my daughter in her beautiful light green and white uniform, I thought how lucky she is ...

Teachers demonstrate miracles and magic
Yolanda Whitehead-Driskell teaching in her math class at Hillsborough High School. She is one of the five finalists for teacher of the year in Hillsborough County. JAY CONNER/STAFF Elisabeth Denisar - Babin uses her facial expressions to teach writing ...

Push to rein in tuition rolling out
Political analysts expect the eventual GOP nominee to cast the president's plan as an overreach of the federal government into the business of higher education. “It's a bit of a communication challenge for the president,'' Kelly said.


Education the New Trier way—Mayor Rahm can learn from his alma mater
Chicago Reader
I know that sounds like a strange place to get insights on public education in Chicago, but many of our educational policy makers hail from the greater New Trier community. Tim Cawley, the chief operating officer for CPS, lives in Winnetka.

Chicago Reader

Wanted in classrooms: More teachers of color
Bellingham Herald
All teachers must be trained in cultural competency, or understanding and interacting with diverse cultures, said Jeanne Harmon of the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession, a Washington state nonprofit. But if there are not even a few ...

DataFlux Expands Data Management Education with inSight E-learning Portal
MarketWatch (press release)
"The inSight Learning Cafe is a key piece of our multi-channel strategy to deliver tactical how-tos and industry best practices," said Jill Dyche, vice president of thought leadership and education at DataFlux. "We've heard what companies are looking ...

Charter school teachers fear IRS rules change
Washington Times
By Ben Wolfgang A little-noticed proposed change in Internal Revenue Service regulations could have devastating effects for charter school teachers by making them ineligible for state retirement plans, and they could stand to lose much of the money ...

Washington Times

Scientific Learning to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial ...
MarketWatch (press release)
OAKLAND, Calif., Feb 13, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Scientific Learning Corporation /quotes/zigman/74119/quotes/nls/scil SCIL -1.84% today announced that it will issue its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31 ...

Lexia Learning Awarded Multi-Year Contract with Davenport Community Schools
MarketWatch (press release)
After teaching skills and strategies in whole and small group settings, our teachers appreciate how Lexia delivers the added practice each student needs to drive their individual progress forward. The program's functionality hones in on the specific ...

Public engagement and education excellence
Bellingham Herald
By WENDY D. PURIEFOY - The Baltimore Sun As a people, we recognize the economic value ofeducation, but we under-invest in our schools, both financially and in terms of civic capital. With America's students and schools facing unprecedented needs, ...

Class size, testing worry Middle TN teachers
The Tennessean
About 100 teachers from Metro Nashville and surrounding counties took part in a town hall at Nashville Public Television Sunday. The town hall will air Feb. 29 on NPT. / Courtesy of Shelley Justice Middle Tennessee teachers say changes to education ...

Can A Free Online Education Land You A Job? The Era Of Online Education Dawns
Singularity Hub
by David Hill February 13th, 2012 | Comments (0) The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently announced an initiative to create a learning platform for online education. Preliminarily dubbed “MITx”, the initiative aims to take the MIT's ...

Singularity Hub

Confused About No Child Left Behind? A History of K-12 Education Regulation
Yahoo! Contributors Network
Proponents claim these performance standards help children by forcing districts to focus onteaching and curricula quality, while critics claim that the standards are too difficult to meet and harm educators' reputations and job security while creating ...

Va. House passes bill to phase in 3-year contracts for public school teachers
Washington Post
The House of Delegates has approved legislation to make it easier to remove public school teachers from their jobs. The House voted 55-43 Monday to pass the measure. It would gradually move teachers and principals from continuing contracts, ...

Fighting to preserve public education
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
In Petaluma, dozens of teachers have been laid off, class sizes have increased, teaching days decreased and numerous educational programs slashed or eliminated. With California now ranking a dismal 42nd among all states in per pupil spending for public ...

General Assembly should keep education affordable
N.C. State University Technician Online
Our opinion: Rather than raise the rate of the increase, like last year, the General Assembly should advocate for their constituents—the students—and keep their education affordable. The North Carolina Board of Governors approved an 8.8 percent ...

Teaching hospitals blast their poor patient safety scores
Some of the leading teaching hospitals are taking issue with public Medicare data that points to such institutions, including Cleveland Clinic, Geisinger Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, as poor patient safety performers, ...

Sex education
St. George Daily Spectrum
Utah has good safeguards in place when it comes to teaching this kind of sensitive material. Strict rules prohibit teachers from doing more than talking about contraception, and the rules correctly stress the importance of abstinence as a means of ...

Apple refreshes its education bundles, replaces white MacBook with ...
By Joe Pollicino
It was back in July that Apple quit selling the white MacBook to the general public, and recently the remaining stock -- only available through its.

'Why Do Some Politicians Go After Teachers?'
By Liz Benjamin
'Why Do Some Politicians Go After Teachers?' The UFT is out with an ad that continues the latest trend: Shooting the message, but avoiding the messenger. The 30-second spot, which features a number of real-life educators lauding their ...
Capital Tonight

Bill aims to censor Arizona teachers' speech
By Alia Beard Rau
Bill aims to censor Arizona teachers' speech, A group of Republican state lawmakers is backing legislation that would require teachers to limit their speech to words that comply with Federal Communications Commission regulations on what ... "I don't find this to be such a significant issue that we would have to have a law," said Maza, who currently serves as president of both the Paradise Valley Education Association and the Washington Elementary School District Governing Board.
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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 ...
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Can education afford the iPad?
By Tony Bates
Felix on Distance education for teacher training in Africa. What Clayton says is true. Distancelearning would have trianed more teachers than we have today as well as those... Posted Feb 09, 2012 ...
Tony Bates

Mark Shriver: Obama Shifts Forward as Education Gap Widens
By Mark Shriver
Teach Plus: Teachers At the Table With Secretary Duncan. "Teacher voice is needed in order for real reform to take place," U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told the inaugural cohort of Teach Plus D.C. Teaching Policy Fellows last ...
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Spike Lee talks black community, crack, education - [a+e] - The ...
By Collin Howard
He said many generations were wiped out when crack was introduced and many kids were left alone, forced to raise themselves, not learning the proper values or morals associated with life. Comedy was mixed intermittently throughout the ...
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Teaching Waste
By Jonathan
Teaching Waste. By Jonathan | Published: February 13, 2012. There's an increasing attention being paid to waste of all kinds. That's why a waste curriculum aimed at the most-important-to-reach Americans (from a waste-generating standpoint) is key. Anyone looking to teach elementary school students about waste should say 'Thanks ... Turn to page 144 for some handy composting educationmaterials. And the message of waste reduction is included, too. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm ...
Wasted Food -- Jonathan Bloom...

Quantity vs. quality education | Squall Lines
By Bob Smith
But they confuse spending with “quality” education. (link). StarNews editorials frequently proclaim a “world-class” UNC system and the myth of equating empire building with quality learning; expecting readers to believe that more public money ...
Squall Lines

HoCo Connect: Elite Education at a Community College Price ...
By duanestclair
With the cost of tuition reaching levels that have priced many young people out of a college educationor put them tens of thousands of dollars in debt, Howard County students have an opportunity to have an experience at the Howard Community ... participate in challenging honors course work, leadership development, projects involving community mentors, cultural and recreational activities, international travel opportunities and the many of benefits of an honors learning community.
HoCo Connect

Service Learning, Educating the Heart
By noreply@blogger.com (Lisa Nielsen)
From my grandmother who always said, “Count your many blessings, count them one by one” to my favorite counseling modality of “Solutioning” I have taught many students that focusing on what works, teaching yourself to see the good (or even ok) parts of each day (even your worst day), and ...Visits to elementary school special education classrooms are a great way to see how much academic progress has been made. ... We found that asking teachers to select kids is difficult.
The Innovative Educator

Teachers, not politicians, are the subject of UFT's latest TV ad ...
By Philissa Cramer
An ad that aired late last month took aim at the mayor's education record, and last week, Bloomberg blamed the attack for his low public approval on education. The ad ... Friday, March 16. 8:00 amCelebration of Teaching & Learning ...
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