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Without True Education Reform, Waivers Will Have to Suffice

Without True Education Reform, Waivers Will Have to Suffice
The Atlantic
Janet Barresi, Oklahoma's schools superintendent and an elected Republican, told Education Week that "I almost hate to use the word 'waiver' because it sounds like we are relaxing things, when in fact it will allow us new flexibility to refocus and be ...

The Atlantic

Next-gen textbooks? It's the ecosystem, not the device | ZDNet: "Whether students are bring their own devices, using school iPads, using Chromebooks bought for 1:1 initiatives, or using some variation of Jason’s proposed hardware, all of these must be brought together in a strong ecosystem of content and apps that is hardware-agnostic, inherently open, and based in the cloud."

SCHOOL CRACKDOWN: Dud teachers face axing in deal worth millions
Poorly performing teachers will be sacked in a landmark education reform to be rolled out nationally. Picture: Adelaide Now Source: The Advertiser POORLY performing teachers will be sacked in a landmark education reform to be rolled out nationally.

Students, teachers adjust as LA school reopens
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By CHRISTINA HOAG AP LOS ANGELES — Some students wrote farewell letters to their former teachers. Even though it was the middle of the school year to them, it was the first day for the new staff of an elementary school where every worker was replaced...

Atlanta Journal Constitution

OUR VIEW: Teachers must earn bonuses; don't hand them out
Daily Republic
Many Democrats, teachers and education groups blasted the governor's plan, and most notably its basis of determining the top 20 percent of a district's teachers. We liked the idea. The plan made it quite simple: Teachers who wanted the raises would ...

Komando: Make money teaching online
Most of the teachers providing this service work part time from home, and — thanks to broadband Internet video-conferencing — it doesn't matter if that home is in Cody, Wyo., or Miami. Talk about globalization! In the early days of teaching English ...


Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Say
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Education was historically considered a great equalizer in American society, capable of lifting less advantaged children and improving their chances for success as adults. But a body of recently published scholarship suggests that the ...

Some states stay with education law, cite politics
CBS News
(AP) PITTSBURGH — Some of the nation's largest states are questioning whether the Obama administration's offer to let them escape certain mandates of the No Child Left Behind law is a helping hand to improve education or a means to impose more federal ...

11 Harborlight Montessori teachers receive scholarships
I am excited to take what I am learning in my classes and bring new work to my students as well as share what I am learning with my peers." - Cindy Perreault, ECE-1 Head Teacher, pursuing a graduate course in Montessori Education "Being a Lighthouse ...

Lawmakers ready to tackle education reform ideas
Andrew Fleischmann, a West Hartford Democrat and co-chairman of the legislature's educationcommittee. "The discussions will be around what circumstances it's fair to use that system in, and it will be a healthy discussion." Connecticut teachers ...

Los Angeles School Reopens Amid Sex Abuse Scandal
ABC News
School got off to a rough start Thursday with students returning to class for the first time since their entire elementary school staff was replaced after two longtimeteachers were accused of lewd acts on children. The teachers union president ...

ABC News

Will teachers make the grade?
Delmarva Daily Times
The change comes as part of the broad school reforms associated with Race to the Top and theEducation Reform Act of 2010. One requirement of the new evaluations calls for 50 percent of teacher evaluations to be based on "student learning and growth" ...

Chicago Teachers Union, community members ask court to stop school closings ...
Chicago Tribune
That may not occur before the Chicago Board of Education is expected to vote on the issue Feb. 22, union officials said. But the board vote will have no bearing on the legal aspects of the case, said union attorney Tom Geoghegan.

Chicago Tribune

Wanted in Seattle classrooms: more teachers of color
The Seattle Times
Despite a growing body of evidence about its importance, Puget Sound-area public-school districts still can't seem to build a diverse teaching corps. By Brian M. Rosenthal Treneicia Gardner, first-year teacher at Leschi Elementary School in Seattle, ...

Florida offers look at problems with education law
Atlanta Journal Constitution
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Education Secretary Arne Duncan applauds prior to President Barack Obama speaking about No Child Left Behind, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Yet when ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Education for all Canadians
Ottawa Citizen
the panel appointed to study native education wrote in a report that delivers an aggressive blueprint on how to fix a broken system. The federal government and First Nations leaders must respond to the report with the same sense of urgency with which ...

NYC Panel On Education Votes To Close 18 Schools; Teachers Union, Occupy Wall ...
Huffington Post
CBS New York reports, however, that despite the boisterous demonstration (which often drowned out the voices of Mayor Bloomberg, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, and other speakers), the Panel for Education Policy still voted to close 18 schools and ...

Teachers Union, "Occupy" Protesters Rally Against School Closures At PEP Meeting
A splinter group of Occupy Wall Street called "Occupy the DOE," referring to the Department of Education, is attempting to disrupt the meeting in an effort to cancel the vote. The United Federation of Teachers was initially planning to boycott the ...


EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative's 2012 Annual Meeting to be Webcast Live via ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The 2012 Annual Meeting, which will be February 13-15, will discuss opportunities and challenges facing teachers, such as those associated with digital literacy in light of the arrival of mobile computing, ways to address and incorporate the emerging ...

New education initiative announced in Augusta
The proposals also take steps to ensure all students are taught by effective teachers and provide local school districts an incentive to save money by collaborating with other districts to provide essential services. The legislative proposals, which ...

Mich. governor ties extra school cash to learning
"However, these funds will only provide the bare minimum in restoring the drastic and unnecessary attack on our children's education that left our schools to increase class sizes and without money for books, teaching materials and support staff.


NetCom Learning Teams Up With Microsoft for Business Technology Conference to ...
MarketWatch (press release)
10, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- NetCom Learning, the leading technology and business skills center, announced it will host the "iBusiness 2012: Differentiate Yourself, Transform Your Future" to show young professionals of any field how they can ...

Teacher evaluation plan removed from Kansas education bill
Kansas City Star
Measure is stricken from an education bill. Teachers feared plan would place them in competition for bonuses. The Associated Press TOPEKA -- A proposal from Gov. Sam Brownback to post teacher evaluations on school district websites was removed Thursday ...

State receives exemption on education law
Cherry Hill Courier Post
Courier-Post FILE TRENTON — President Barack Obama granted New Jersey an exemption from federal education requirements on Thursday, which helps to clear the path for teacher tenure reform and other measures proposed by Gov. Chris Christie.

American Learning Corporation Reports Third Quarter Results
MarketWatch (press release)
JERICHO, NY, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- American Learning Corporation (the "Company") /quotes/zigman/117399/quotes/nls/alrn ALRN +2.96% announced revenues of $903817 and $2249468 and net losses of $133880 ($.03 net loss per share) and ...

Bill would 'protect' teachers who want to teach alternatives to evolution
Nashua Telegraph
“There are non-creationist, skeptical alternatives to Darwinist theory that teachers could bring into their classroom,” Youngkin told the House Education Committee. “We are committed to academic freedom … to critical thinking.” That is also the ...

Former Department of Education Officials: Obama is Illegally Forcing ...
By Gateway Guest Blogger
According to an article on Missouri Education Watchdog, a press release from the Pioneer Institute states that Robert S Eitel (former Department of Education Deputy General Counsel), Kent D. Talbert (former Department of Education General ...
The Gateway Pundit

Obama hails flexibility in granting education waivers to 10 states ...
By Amie Parnes and Jonathan Easley
Critics say it led to “teaching to the test” in classrooms. Obama said the goals of No Child Left Behind were “the right ones.” “Standards and accountability, those are the right goals … closing the achievement gap. That's a good goal. That's the right goal,” Obama said. “We've got to stay focused on those goals, but we've got to do it in a way that doesn't force teachers to teach to the test or encourage schools to lower their standards to avoid being labeled as failures. That doesn't help ...
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Another Frustrating Education Study, Arnold Kling | EconLog ...
By Arnold Kling
Kevin Carey on Innovation in Higher Education · BRYAN CAPLAN. February ... They find that employment outcomes of college graduates are positively related to student performance on the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA). Who cares?
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It's All an Allusion - The Learning Network - New York Times
The Learning Network - Teaching and Learning With The New York Times ... Teaching ideas based on New York Times content. See all in ELA » · See all lesson plans ». Overview | What is an allusion? How often do you spot them, whether in your reading, ..... Teachers can use or adapt our lessons across subject areas and levels. Students can respond to our Opinion questions, take our News .... Other Education Resources at The Times. Education Life · Make an Education Donation ...
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Teachers not in tune with basic concepts of teaching – NECO
By adekunle
“The majority of these teachers just go through the normal teacher education course without seeking to understand and take seriously the basic elements of teaching, learning and evaluation,” he said. Abdullahi said that every nation needed ...
Vanguard News

Education Trust-Midwest Report Finds Michigan Students Lag ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Michigan students are lagging behind their counterparts in other states, according to a new study released by Education Trust-Midwest's, a non-partisan advocacy group based in Royal Oak. The group's annual report finds that the academic performance of ... School Proponents Focus On Accountability In Word If Not In Deed. The most recent call to close underperforming charter schools came not from a teachers' union or a school district, but from a charter-school trade association.
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Teaching Multiple Sections of the Same Course - ProfHacker - The ...
By Billie Hara
The Chronicle of Higher Education ... We think about learning styles, teaching styles, numbers of students, room space, and available technology. ... This semester, I'm teaching four sections of the same American literature survey course.

UK Department for Education to launch nationwide reading ...
By Chris Meadows
But critics charge that, instead of creating contests, the government should be devoting more resources to education and reevaluating the mandated phonics teaching process which may not be right for all students. I remember participating in ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Education Gap Grows Between Rich And Poor, Studies Show
By The Huffington Post News Editors
But a body of recently published scholarship suggests that the achievement gap between rich and poor children is widening, a development that threatens to dilute education's leveling effects. It is a well-known fact that children from affluent families tend to do ... Education Reform · Standardized Testing · Teachers · School Lunches · Armchair Detective More. Log in. |; Sign Out. February 10, 2012 .... How Online Learning is filling the Education Gap | Learning Management System ...
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The experiential learning toolkit | Onlignment
By Clive Shepherd
Employees can also take the initiative themselves when it comes to experiential learning and in many cases this happens quite naturally, as individuals reflect on successes and failures, and talk things over with colleagues, friends and family.

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