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Fallout Continues Over Teacher Rankings

Fallout Continues Over Teacher Rankings
New York Times
In an online article, “End-Game Remains on NY State Teacher Evaluations,” Andrew Ujifusa reports in Education Week on Tuesday that, “The president of New York State United Teachers, Richard C. Iannuzzi, said last week that the release of the data for ...

Weekly Standard: Let A Thousand Teachers Bloom
Consider the usual requirements for full-fledged admission to the profession — a master's degree from an education college, certification, and completion of three years' probationary teaching in a school. It turns out that none of these can be ... 

End-Game Remains on N.Y. State Teacher Evaluations
Education Week News
The agreement last month between the state education department and the state teachers' union is only a starting point for the local union representatives and district officials who have to negotiate their own deals and present them to state ...

LA Unified board to vote on proposed school cuts
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Board of Education is expected to vote Tuesday on a worst-case $6-billion budget that would eliminate thousands of jobs, close all of the district's adult schools and eliminate some after-school and arts programs, among a slew of other ...

Substitute teacher arrested on suspicion of molestation
Los Angeles Times
A substitute teacher at Los Coyotes Middle School in La Mirada was arrested Monday on suspicion that he molested a female student in a classroom. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Dan Scott of the department's Special Victims Unit said the mother of a ...

Foreign Policy: No Teacher Left Behind
by Charles Kenny Indian school children prepare for their Central Board of Secondary Education senior school certificate examinations in New Delhi on March 1, 2012. The progress of education worldwide is often hampered by teacher quality.

Jindal pitches education revamp
Natchez Democrat
The Republican governor wants them to shift taxpayer money into a program that would pay for private school tuition, do away with the seniority-based system of teacher pay and make it tougher for teachers to reach the job protection called tenure.

Hiltzik: Education expert gives Education Secretary Duncan an F
Los Angeles Times
By Michael Hiltzik Last month, I graded Education Secretary Arne Duncan with an F for his fatuous hyping of computers and other digital technology in the classroom despite the absence of evidence that they consistently enhance the learningexperience.

Los Angeles Times

Learning A-Z Celebrates 10 Years of Serving K-6 Teachers and Students
MarketWatch (press release)
TUCSON, Ariz., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- This year, Learning AZ, a provider of online resources for teachers and students, and business unit of Cambium Learning® Group, Inc. will mark its 10-year anniversary by celebrating all year long ...

Recommended: Ex-porn actor fired from school allowed to seek teaching certificate
By msnbc.com staff A former porn actor fired from his job as a substitute teacher may pursueteaching certification, a Florida education commission has ruled. The commission reversed an earlier decision against Loftis, who was fired when officials ...

Galatzan Urges Easier Way to Fire Teachers Charged With a Crime
Three Los Angeles Unified board members urged their colleagues Monday to support changes that they say would make it faster and cheaper for the school district to fire teachers and notify parents sooner when an educator has been charged with a crime.

Official: Invest in children for peace in Somalia
The Associated Press
DHOBLEY, Somalia (AP) — Adan Abdi worries that the students in his class show too little interest in education. That might be a common complaint among teachers, but Abdi's concerns go further: His students are interested in playing war.

Teachers: Prom, clubs at risk if contract fails
If the contract is voted down, there may be push-back from teachers, but a union official said that should not be considered a threat. "The ad that was placed on Friday, March 9th by the ExeterEducation Association was to list the items that are not ...

Los Angeles substitute teacher arrested following molestation allegations
Fox News
LOS ANGELES – Detectives Monday arrested a male substitute teacher on suspicion of molesting a student at a California school. Ted Nishihara -- of Los Coyotes Middle School in La Mirada, Calif., 19 miles southeast of Los Angeles -- was detained after a...

Fox News

Jindal: Education overhaul is a 'moral imperative'
Bobby Jindal opened the first legislative session of his second term Monday afternoon, telling a newly elected Legislature that his effort to remake primary and secondaryeducation in Louisiana is a moral issue. BRETT DUKE / THE TIMES-PICAYUNEGov.


Utah lawmakers vote for abstinence-only sex education
CNN (blog)
The state's legislature passed a bill mandating that when it comes to sex education, public schools must teach about abstinence, and almost nothing else. If HB 363 is signed by Gov. Gary Herbert, Utah's teachers will not be allowed to inform students ...

Education reformer Rhee likes Branstad proposals
Education reform advocate Michelle Rhee called Gov. Terry Branstad's school improvement plan for Iowa “a step in the right direction” during a Monday meeting with Des Moines Register reporters and editors. “The challenge right now is making sure it ...

Learning to Be a Class Act
Wall Street Journal
By ALEXANDRA CHENEY Born and bred in Woodhaven, Queens, Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody grew up in local schools, the only child of a public-school teacher, Elliot Brody, and the Village Voice photographer Sylvia Plachy. So he was an ideal fit for the...

Wall Street Journal

Rural Teachers Deserve Hardship Allowances
If urban teachers feel that by getting the proposed allowances the rural teachers would be better off, then they may as well request transfer to rural schools. We are sure the Ministry of Education, Arts, Sports and Culture will be too happy to process ...

Ambow to Lead the Way: Building China's Future in Cloud Education
MarketWatch (press release)
Education in the Cloud will be designed to offer a place with rich media content, virtual communities, live discussions, and interactive features that enrich learning experiences. It will provide a means forteachers and teacher candidates to update ...

$15000 Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Teacher effectiveness is a hot topic these days, but lately the conversation and investment has focused on teacher evaluation. While measuring teachers' effectiveness is a significant first step, ...

Specialist language teachers 'urgently required'
BBC News
By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter England's teacher training agency is urgently recruiting modern foreign language teachers to cope with a surge demand for the subject at GCSE. The number of pupils set to sit language GCSEs next year has ...

BBC News

Online Learning Leader Advanced Academics Named Innovator of the Year for Text ...
MarketWatch (press release)
OKLAHOMA CITY, Mar 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Advanced Academics, a nationally recognized provider of online education for secondary students, has been named Innovator of the Year by The Journal Record, a leading Oklahoma City business publication.

2012 Legislative session begins with teachers as forefront
Governor Jindal's stance on education has long been a topic of discussion amongst Louisiana politicians and citizens. In Monday's State of the State address he discussed his way to improveeducation is through the teachers. Governor Jindal opened by ...

Gov. Jindal pitches education revamp to lawmakers
Deseret News
Bobby Jindal framed his wide-ranging plans to overhaul public education financing andteacher evaluations Monday as a "moral imperative" to improve education, as lawmakers opened their three-month regular session. BATON ROUGE, La. — Gov.

Deseret News

Teacher allegedly taped visually impaired 9-year-old student to his chair ...
New York Daily News
By Rheana Murray / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Nine-year-old student Christian Washington explains how his teacher wrapped him in tape during a tutoring session. Ateacher accused of taping a fidgety 9-year-old boy to his chair while tutoring him has been ...

New York Daily News

In Defense of Optimism in Education
Huffington Post
Ravitch argues that Finland should serve as a model for education reform in the United States, and that the efforts to expand educational opportunity in our urban and rural communities, which Teach For America has championed, are misguided.

Signal poor on m-learning's impact
The Guardian
Cheap mobile phone access in developing countries has spread rapidly and so has the use of these communication networks for teaching and learning English. Whether it is at the launch of a new US-backed mobile learning service in Tunisia or a venture ...

The Guardian

Southwest suburban teacher's suit says colleague called her fat
Chicago Sun-Times
Michael Early, special education director Veda Newman and teacher Tina Behnke. The suit, filed in Will County, accuses them of inflicting emotional distress and creating a hostile work environment. Early wouldn't comment on Roche's lawsuit Monday, ...

No Teacher Left Behind - By Charles Kenny | Foreign Policy
No Teacher Left Behind. The good news is that more kids are in school, and for longer, than ever before. But if we want them to actually learn something, it's time to focus on the teachers. ... and Esther Duflo at MIT's Poverty Action Lab, the same teachers in an Indian experiment who proved atrocious at providing an education during the semester in public schools turned out to be very effective at teaching literacy in summer camps. ... Global Education: Is Their Children Learning?
Foreign Policy

La Mirada Police Arrest Substitute Teacher For Alleged Sexual ...
By Deborah Meron
is there really that many pervert teachers out there or are these kids just making up stories . if these teachers really are doing these things they will have a hard life in prison & maybe never make it out. if one or more kids do this to a teacher that ...
CBS Los Angeles

Tom Allon: Why Become a Teacher?
By Tom Allon
What we need, immediately, is a plan for attracting inspiring teachers with passion and real pedagogical skills. ... Teachers; Education Reform; Arne Duncan. Smarter Ideas More ... When we should be attracting the best and the brightest to public school teaching, like Finland and Singapore do, we are doing the opposite: by focusing on soulless evaluation policies and public degradation of the teaching profession, we are driving potential teachers further away from the ranks.
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Cool Infographics - Blog - The Learning Power of LEGO
By Randy
The Learning Power of LEGO infographic from onlinecollege.org brings to light the uses of LEGOs ineducation as well as a brief history of Lego Bricks. Lego is a range of construction toys first created by Ole Kirk Christiansen in the 1940s in ... product of colorful plastic pieces that can be assembled and re-assembled in infinite ways. The blocks are so popular with children that LEGO has designed educational products and curricula, and teachers are using them in their classrooms.
Cool Infographics

Teaching Kids That Failure Is Okay Will Make Them Fail Less
By Anna North
In a study published in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (via ScienceDaily), researchers told some sixth graders "that learning is difficult and failure is common, but practice will help, just likelearning how to ride a bicycle." Control ...

NYC Educator: The Five Stages of Guilt Over Teacher Sick Days
By Miss Eyre
The Five Stages of Guilt Over Teacher Sick Days. Like a lot of young lady teachers, I'm saving up my sick days to have a baby someday, so I rarely take a day off. I recently took one, however, which actually might have been more miserable ...
NYC Educator

Amazing Video: Learning Neuroscience by Making a Cockroach ...
By Liz Gannes
The next product from Gage's neuroscience education company, Backyard Brains, helps kids surgically attach to a cockroach's back an electronic pack that can be remote controlled. Then, sending a stimulus to either the right or left antenna ...

Using Online Resources to Boost Your Education | CAREEREALISM
By Kaplan Open Learning UK
For busy individuals, working out how to fit in home, work and education can be incredibly difficult. One of the most successful ways to further your education while working in full-time employment can be to undertake a distance learning course ...

College Prof Who Help Create Inuit Teachers Masters Program ...
By ICTMN Staff
For this the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) professor has been awarded a 2012 3M National Teaching Fellowship. The prize is bestowed annually by the Society for Teaching andLearning in Higher Education and the company 3M ...
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Major plans apace to improve Special Needs Education – Chief ...
By KNews
Aimed at improving the delivery of special education in the public education system, the Ministry ofEducation is looking to incorporate the expertise of two teachers who are currently completing Masters Degrees overseas in the area of Special ...
Kaieteur News

Wis. Assembly To Take Up Abstinence Education Bill « CBS ...
By Eric Henderson
(AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers are taking on a bill that would make teaching about contraception optional in sex education curriculum around the state. The state Assembly is scheduled to vote on the bill Tuesday. The legislation would stress ...
CBS Minnesota

“Do's & Don'ts For Teaching English Language Learners” | Larry ...
By Larry Ferlazzo
Do's & Don'ts For Teaching English Language Learners is the title of a new post Katie Hull Sypnieski and I have written for Edutopia. It's an excerpt from our upcoming book, The ESL/ELL Teacher'sSurvival Guide. Feedback is welcome…
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Peabody again ranked top graduate education school | News ...
By Jim Patterson
Peabody again ranked top graduate education school . For the fourth straight year, Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. News & World Report poll of graduate education schools.
Vanderbilt News

Teacher Evaluation: Principals, Principles And Power | Edwize
By Leo Casey
My concern about the agreement is that a large portion of a teacher's evaluation is to be taken out of the hands of principals. I am disturbed by this, not just because I think this will lead to inaccurate ratings and will pressure teachers in ...

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McGraw Hill Thinks New iPad Will Be Ticket To E-Textbook Revolution | TPM Idea Lab: "“I’ve long thought that the tipping-point price for a tablet is between $200 and $300,” Madan told TPM. “Now that the entry-level iPad 2 has dropped by $100, and it’s now $399 for a 16 gigabyte version, we’ll see much more uptake. McGraw Hill already has a line of five K-12 textbooks for the iPad 2 through iBooks 2 and over 50 iPad textbooks for higher education and the professional market through an app from partner firm Inkling, into which McGraw Hill Education has heavily invested." 

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