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Black History Archival Photos, and Charter School Teachers in the Spotlight

Black History Archival Photos, and Charter School Teachers in the Spotlight
New York Times
The city produced ratings for only 217 charter school teachers and officials warned that the Teacher Data Reports for these schools were missing information and were less accurate than the public school reports. The Daily News compared the ratings of ...

New York Times

Charter teachers' turn
New York Post
By FRANK ROSARIO, GEORGETT ROBERTS and YOAV GONEN The city Department of Education released more data on teachers' effectiveness in the classroom yesterday — this time ranking hundreds of teachers in charter schools and in the citywide ...

New York Post

Teacher Data Aid Parents, Mayor Asserts
Wall Street Journal
He spoke as the city released a limited set of rankings for teachers at charter schools and a handful of special-education schools. The numbers offered a far more incomplete picture of charter schools than the multiyear rankings put out last week of ...

Santorum 'Snob' Attack on College Pitch Collides With Wage Gains
San Francisco Chronicle
29 (Bloomberg) -- Republican candidate Rick Santorum's attack on President Barack Obama's promotion of a college education conflicts with the broad appeal and economic value that highereducation holds for young Americans.

Henley review of cultural education backs arts in the national curriculum
The Guardian (blog)
After months of wishing and wondering, we can all finally draw breath as the Henley review of cultural education and the government's response to it were published yesterday. Here at the Cultural Learning Alliance we have studied the documents, ...

The Guardian (blog)

BC teachers could strike as early as Monday
Vancouver Sun
Students and parents could face a full-scale teachers' strike as early as Monday despite a move by the BC government to legislate an end to the labour dispute. Education Minister George Abbott introduced a bill Tuesday that, once passed, will impose a ...

Queensland principals and Queensland Teachers' Union call for more time for ...
A Grattan Institute report last month found teachers in one of world's top-performing educationsystems, Shanghai in China, were given more time away from the classroom for school-based research to improve teaching and learning.

BC imposes cooling-off period in dispute with teachers
Vancouver Sun
Once passed, the Education Improvement Act will make it illegal for teachers not only to walk off the job, but also to continue current job action such as refusing to issue report cards. The legislation, which prescribes the appointment of a mediator ...

Legislation goes up against teachers' strike vote
Vernon Morning Star
By Katherine Mortimer - Vernon Morning Star At the same time the Labour Relations Board has giventeachers the right to strike for up to three days, Minister of Education George Abbott tabled legislation Tuesday that would suspend all strike action and ...

Grass-roots ad stresses value of teachers
Albany Times Union
By Scott Waldman Screen grab from the Schoharie Teachers? Association video ad. The 30-second ad was made through teacher donations in an effort to strike back at Gov. Cuomo?s criticism of New York?s teachers. The video is notable because it comes from ...

Will NJ Go Public With Teacher Ratings?
It also brought up questions on this side of the Hudson River as to whether public grades forteachers would be coming to New Jersey next, as this state develops its own teacher evaluation system. Yesterday, acting education commissioner Chris Cerf ...

NYC mayor defends release of teacher data
Wall Street Journal
AP NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg is strongly defending the release of performance rankings for New York City teachers based on student test scores. The mayor said Tuesday that parents have a right to know "every bit of information" that the city ...

Teacher at Midtown High School Is Charged With Abusing Girl, 14
New York Times
A teacher at a Manhattan high school was arrested at the school on Tuesday on charges that he touched a 14-year-old female student “in a sexual manner” this month, the police said. Darryl Lynch, 55, a Reserve Officers Training Corps teacher at the High ...

Performance Ratings for Charter School Teachers Are Made Public
New York Times
On Friday the city's Education Department released the ratings of about 18000 elementary and middle school teachers, which were published by The New York Times and other media outlets. All of the ratings are based on how much students' scores on the ...

BC legislation to remove teachers' right to strike
BC's 40000 teachers have been granted the right to strike by the Labour Relations Board, but the government has introduced legislation that could take away that right and impose a six-month cooling-off period and a mediator to settle the contract ...


Teachers warn of more job action as Abbott looks to legislated end
Vancouver Sun
BC parents are facing a week of significant uncertainty in the province's classrooms, after the British Columbia Teachers' Federation announced plans on Friday to potentially escalate its job action. BCTF president Susan Lambert said her union sent a ...

My View: 'Waiving' state education control goodbye
CNN (blog)
For more than a year now, Congress has been holding hearings about No Child Left Behind, garnering input about the federal role in education and its impact on local schools, and deliberating about how to re-write the 600-page law.

Liberals head off teachers with new bill to ban strike
Vancouver Sun
The Education Improvement Act would "suspend" strike action by teachers, while sending their yearlong contract dispute to a mediator. But the government said the mediator would have strict marching orders to settle the dispute under a "net-zero mandate ...

Teachers' contracts hinder misconduct investigation
Los Angeles Times
The policy has limited LA Unified's ability to deal with misconduct allegations againstteachers and weed out potential problem instructors. The most explosive allegations involved former Miramonte Elementary School teacher Mark Berndt, who has pleaded...

Los Angeles Times

Teachers balk at legislated settlement
Pentiction Western News
Some of the hundreds of teachers and supporters acknowledge the response from motorists on Main Street Monday as part of the province-wide day of action intended to send a message to the provincial government about contract negotiations and related ...

BC teachers could walk out of classrooms Friday
Montreal Gazette
Teachers took to the street Monday as Education Minister George Abbott took to the airwaves with an education showdown looming. Parents began scouting out alternative arrangements as the BCTeachers Federation applied with the Labour Relations Board to ...

Education Secretary Duncan says good ideas come from communities, not DC
Denver Post
By Yesenia Robles US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hosted a town hall meeting in Denver Tuesday morning, answering questions from the community about the federal role in Colorado'seducation reforms which are hailed as leading the way for the ...

ClassPager Lets Teachers Quiz and Remind Students Via SMS ...
By Josh Constine
Bootstrapped startup ClassPager today launches its Twilio-powered SMS system that lets teachersand professors efficiently send their students quizzes and reminders, and receive answers and feedback. ... ClassPager is much easier and more private than trying to manage SMS with dozens of students manually, and provides better insight into class and individual student performance that traditional teacher workbooks or spreadsheets. ... Lackluster education is a huge problem.
TechCrunch » Mobile

elearnspace › The best learning of my life
By gsiemens
But even more amazing for me was that as the presentation was going on I could check information online, pull research articles as they were mentioned, broadcast ideas I had to twitter and get feedback from teacher colleagues here in the UK who were sat in their hous watching tv quite unaware of what I was ... We're at a crappy place right now – we are growing in our recognition of what isn't working in education, but we have only a faint sense of what an alternative might look like.

Obama's Education Secretary Denounces States Who Don't Like His ...
By Joy Pullman
Read conservative news, blogs and opinion about Arne Duncan, common core, curriculum andEducation from The Weekly Standard, the must read magazine available in online edition.
The Weekly Standard Blog

Election 2012: Teaching Ideas and Resources - The Learning ...
Here are some suggestions for teaching and learning about the 2012 election season, followed by selected New York Times features and Learning Network lesson plans. Bookmark this page: we'll be adding activity ideas and resources as the ...
The Learning Network

Teacher Allegedly Ordered Boy With Autism Into Cardboard Box ...
By Erik Oginski
A Riverside county teacher has been removed from her classroom after a mother complained to the school district about her child being ordered to go into a cardboard box. ... An Individual EducationPlan (IEP) was developed by educators at Ronald Reagan Elementary to help Sage in an inclusive classroom. It involves having a “quiet place” to go, like his ... Yes, there is probably more vigilance, but they aren't going to go removing teachers for every little thing. I say that as a parent ...
CBS Los Angeles

Dallas Teacher Groups Warn Against Planned Sickout « CBS Dallas ...
By Ryan Crowe
The ten thousand teachers who educate the students of the Dallas School District have been encouraged to skip school Wednesday by an anonymous fellow teacher. But the leadership of Dallas ISD's largest teacher groups are warning ...
CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Chicago establishing technology-focused schools
Chicago Public Schools, the City of Colleges of Chicago and five technology giants are joining to open six-year high schools that will offer students who graduate an associate degree and the knowledge needed to qualify for technology jobs.

Blackboard Collaborate Gets Moodle, Sakai ... - Campus Technology
Blackboard has made available new integration options for its Blackboard Collaborate that allow for more interoperability and support across platforms for a variety of learning management systems, including the company's own Blackboard ...
Campus Technology: News

High schools to partner with high-tech firms
Chicago Tribune
Students who complete a six-year program that focuses on technology and career skills will graduate with a high school diploma and an associate degree from City Colleges of Chicago. They will be "first in line" for an interview at the company that ...

Chicago Tribune

The pitfalls of technology in education | Stanford Daily
By Editorial Board
With Computer Science Professor Sebastian Thrun's recent launch of Udacity, an online teaching venture, there was a great deal of talk in tech and education circles about the potential for online learning and other technologies to radically transform ... This anecdote is also representative of a broader reality in education policy today: much talk is devoted to the potential of technology in education, whereas how the technology-based alternatives compare to their more traditional ...
Stanford Daily

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