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Web sparks education revolution - BBC [video]
The internet is helping to reshape the very foundation education by both allowing individuals to learn from the comfort of their own homes as well as training ...

Dozens arrested in California education protests
(AP) – A day of boisterous protests over cuts to higher education that included thousands of students swarming the state Capitol ended with dozens of arrests after demonstrators refused to leave the building. By Rich Pedroncelli, AP California Highway ...


Teachers union leads in record year of lobbying lawmakers
Los Angeles Times
The teachers union are protesting a plan by LAUSD that would send layoff notices to over 5000 teachers and health and human services professionals as well as eliminate some district programs and services. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times / February 14...

Los Angeles Times

Education Dept. report: Vast majority of school arrests involve Hispanic ...
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — More than 70 percent of students involved in school-related arrests or cases referred to law enforcement were Hispanic or African-American, according to an EducationDepartment report that raises questions about whether students of all ...

Education strife a ritualistic dance
Victoria Times Colonist
By Jack Knox, Times Colonist March 6, 2012 Teachers and their supporters demonstrate and share information Monday in front of Willows Elementary School. Day One, the Crisis in BC: Roving gangs of feral youth take to the streets, looting liquor stores, ...

Teachers to march on legislature today
Victoria Times Colonist
Striking teachers from across the province are expected to march on the parliament buildings in Victoria today to protest against legislation that will force an end to their labour dispute with the BC government. Union officials say thousands of ...

Occupy Education: Dozens Of Protesters Demonstrating In State Capitol Arrested ...
Huffington Post
California Highway Patrol officers arrested dozens of protesters who refused to leave the state Capitol Monday night after repeated warnings, capping off a day of protests over cuts to higher educationthat saw thousands descend upon Sacramento.

Police arrest 68 people protesting education cuts inside Calif. state capitol
Police arrest 68 people protesting education cuts inside Calif. state capitol Police carry one of the dozens of protesters arrested inside the state capitol in Sacramento, California, on Monday. By NBC News, msnbc.com staff and news services SACRAMENTO ...


Activists protest education cuts at Capitol; about 70 arrested
Los Angeles Times
California Highway Patrol officers carry out a protester after he refused to leave the state Capitol in Sacramento during a demonstration Monday against budget cuts in higher education that drew thousands. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press / March 5...

Los Angeles Times

BC teachers rally set for Victoria
The BC Federation of Labour is urging thousands of union members in Victoria to rally at the legislature at noon Tuesday in of support striking teachers. Federation President Jim Sinclair says Bill 22 is an attack on free collective bargaining, ...


Les Leyne: Advice on teacher negotiations ignored
Victoria Times Colonist
By Les Leyne, Times Colonist March 6, 2012 6:14 AM The Liberal government has been citing the BC Teachers' Federation's dismal negotiation record over the years as proof this week's strike isn't the government's fault. The suggestion is that the ...

Russell: New exams delay could damage children's education
BBC News
Mr Russell told MSPs that Education Scotland would carry out an audit into how prepared schools are for the exams. The qualifications are part of Curriculum for Excellence, the biggest education reform for a generation.

BBC News

Students protest education cuts at Capitol rally
CBS News
Students march to the Capitol to protest the rising cost of high education during a demonstration in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, March 5, 2012. As many as 5000 of college students, teachers and supporters from around the state converged on the Capitol ...

Teachers walk off the job
Langley AdvanceNews
So teachers have dubbed this a "sticket" line. They will be handing out leaflets at most local schools. "We're giving up at least 500 bucks over the next three days for the kids, to make this point," said special education teacher Anna Koett, ...

ME education below global standards – JEF
Saudi Gazette
By Mohannad Sharawi JEDDAH – Education in the Middle East is well below international standards, according to delegates at the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF) on Monday. This was the view of a number of panelists who participated in a discussion on the ...

Wrangling over Bill 22 could prolong teachers' walkout
Globe and Mail
British Columbia teachers could have another window to legally stay off the job after this week's walkout, depending on how quickly the controversial Bill 22 makes it through the legislative process. Both BC Education Minister George Abbott and ...

Globe and Mail

Soggy strike start for teachers
Abbotsford Times
We're here because Bill 22 is a vindictive piece of legislation that undermines education in BC," said Porth. "In our opinion, it negatively affects working conditions of teachers and learning conditions of students." Bud Loewen, chairman of the ...

BC teachers take to streets in three-day job action
The gathering was one of many across the province that kicked off a three-day teacher strike in response to the proposed Bill 22. The bill, being debated in the legislature this week, would forceteachers back to work, designate a mediator and – one of ...

Dozens arrested in day of Capitol protests
CBS News
Thousands of students, teachers and supporters marched to the Capitol as part of a daylong protest over state budget cuts to higher education. (AP PHoto/Hector Amezcua, Sacramento Bee) - MAGS OUT TV OUT NO SALES - (Hector Amezcua) SACRAMENTO, Calif.

Dozens arrested protesting education cuts at California
Education must be free," as they sat crossed-legged on the black-and-white tiled floor of the statehouse. The California Highway Patrol, which provides security for the building, said the demonstrators had a permit to protest inside the Capitol until ...

BC teachers' strike begins with no rush for legislation
The BC government says it will not rush through legislation to end a strike by the province's teachers, which began on Monday morning. Students across BC were not in class as 41000 teachers began a three-day strike with protests outside many schools.


Must value-added models grade teachers on a curve?
The Hechinger Report
The long-term goal of many education reformers is to create a teaching force in which nearly allteachers are high-performing. However, in New York City's rankings—which rated thousands ofteachers who taught in the system from 2007 to 2010—teachers ...

Report: Minority students face harsher punishments
WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 70% of students involved in school-related arrests or cases referred to law enforcement were Hispanic or African-American, according to a report to be released Tuesday by the Education Department that raises questions about ...


Parents divided on justification for teachers strike
Globe and Mail
I think it's a real education for the kids on how groups can't get along,” Casey Crawford said, after walking his 10- and 12-year-old sons inside SPG Child Care on Vancouver's west side. The strike began Monday, as thousands of BC teachers traded in ...

Globe and Mail

Cuomo gets mixed marks on education
North Country Public Radio
(03/06/12) In a new poll released Monday, voters give Governor Andrew Cuomo mixed reviews on hiseducation policies. They say they like a new agreement on teacher evaluations, but a narrow margin say the governor is overall making the problems in the ...

Black Students Face Harsher Discipline, Study Says
New York Times
By Anna M. Phillips It is a local truth, but it is also a national one: black students, and boys in particular, are more likely to be harshly disciplined in school than other students, according to new data from the US Department of Education.

B.C. teachers begin three-day walkout with public support wavering
The Province
“We live in a first-world country and we should have a first world education system,” said Grade 5-6teacher Shantelle Dixon, adding parents should be shocked by the “deplorable” slide in teachingconditions in public schools. Other teachers said a ...

BC teachers begin 3-day strike vowing to 'vigorously' resist back-to-work bill
Winnipeg Free Press
"If you're a parent, you really should care for what's going to happen to your kids in school because it's not looking good right now," said French immersion teacher Renald Sans, who joined colleagues to walk circles around an east side elementary ...

Teachers protest outside North Shore schools
North Shore News
By James Weldon, North Shore News March 5, 2012 Teachers protested outside North Vancouver's Sutherland secondary and other North Shore schools as part of a three-day walkout Monday. North Shore teachers, banned from picketing, gathered at “protest ...

“Why Open Education Matters”—Video Competition Launches | ED ...
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials, like textbooks, courses, study guides, lectures and illustrations, in digital or print, that are available in the public domain or have been released under a license that permits ... cash prizes of up to $25000 for the best short videos that explain the use and promise of free, high-quality open educational resources and describe the benefits and opportunities these materials create for teachers, students and schools.
News | U.S. Department of Education

Esther Wojcicki: Finding Open Education Resources (OER), Some ...
By Esther Wojcicki
Finding Open Education Resources (OER), Some New Search Options. Posted: 03/ 6/2012 12:58 am. React. Amazing Inspiring Funny Scary Hot Crazy Important Weird. Follow. Education Reform ,Teachers , Open Education Resources ...
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Launch of the Why Open Education Matters Video Competition ...
By Timothy Vollmer
Duncan, in a video that appears on the Why Open Education Matters contest website, said, “Open Educational Resources can not only accelerate and enrich learning; they can also substantially reduce costs for schools, families and students.” ...
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Google Plus Promotes Open Education Resources | WebProNews
By Heather Campobello
Open Education Resources (OER) “are teaching and learning resources that anyone can share, reuse and remix” and it is predicted that they will play a huge role in helping students gain the skills they will need in the 21st century. ... In the following video, Cable Green, Director of Global Learningat Creative Commons, explains the importance of changing policies to ensure that teachers and students will have the resources necessary to legally access textbooks, courses, and find ...
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Students Protest Education Cuts At Capitol Rally « CBS San Francisco
By bdisbrow
SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) – Thousands of college students plan to converge in Sacramento to call on state lawmakers to restore funding for higher education. Organizers say they expect thousands of students from California's public colleges ...
CBS San Francisco

State Schools Chief: Education Cuts Hurt Lower Income Families ...
By TimothyJMcL
The chancellor of West Chester, Cheyney and Pennsylvania's 12 other state-owned universities says cuts in state funding are threatening the system's mission of providing an affordable collegeeducation.
CBS Philly

Gusts Of Popular Feeling: Busan to cut native speaking teachers
By matt
Yesterday a Busan Ilbo article reported that Busan will follow Gyeonggi-do, Seoul (and to a lesser degree, Gangwon-do) in cutting the native speaking teacher budget. "From next year, native speaking... That children in the lowest income and second lowest income brackets will have no choice but to be deprived of their opportunity for native speaking English education as the number of native speaking English assistant teachers are cut is causing controversy." According to Busan City ...
Gusts Of Popular Feeling

'Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future'
Organized by the HKSKH Theological Education Commission and SKH Ming Hua Theological College, the conference will be held at the Mariners' Club in Kowloon, the home of the historic Mission to Seafarers. In addition to scholars from ...
Episcopal News Service

“Value-Added Evaluation Hurts Teaching” | Larry Ferlazzo's ...
By Larry Ferlazzo
Value-Added Evaluation Hurts Teaching is a very important commentary written by Linda Darling-Hammond for Education Week. I'm adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher ...
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Obsidian Wings: Is not teaching about rape pedagogical malpractice?
By Doctor Science
I – untenured, female, and in my second year of teaching – walked into my classroom and wrote “carnal knowledge of a woman forcibly and against her will” on the chalkboard, thus beginning a two week exploration of the law of rape. Am I brave ? ... The whole issue was rigorously ignored when I was a young 'un, but that was a loooooooong time ago -- it was an achievement that the bio teachergot through any explanation at all, and there was no sex ed that I recall in health class.
Obsidian Wings

Special needs student dies after teacher makes him wear ...
By Howard Portnoy
Special needs student dies after teacher makes him wear 'homemade' neck brace. ... Aaron was also unable to speak or walk, but that didn't prevent his teacher at Roswell High School from insisting he follow a rigid code of conduct. .... can be very complicated and difficult to understand, much less navigate – and the parents' decision to leave the child in the school does not in any way relieve the board/district/teachers/special ed professionals from their obligations toward the child.
The Greenroom

The Future of British Higher Education - WorldWise - The Chronicle ...
By Nigel Thrift
Over the last 20 years, the British higher-education sector has become used to continuous change and it has adapted triumphantly, at least if we consider the sector's current position as a world leader. But even by historical standards the current rate of policy change in ... If investment in world-class research and teaching is to keep pace with the best in the world in an age of austerity, then how can we pay for it? If universities are public institutions, how should they be governed?

IRIN | Education
Judith Manjoro, an out-of-work teacher from Zimbabwe, teamed up with some other community workers two years ago to quiz ... read more stories on Education ...

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