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New CPS teacher evaluation system debated

New CPS teacher evaluation system debated
Chicago Tribune
The planned evaluation system for Chicago Public Schools teachers is part of a sweeping state education reform package called the Performance Evaluation Reform Act that was signed into law in 2010. About half the district, or 300 schools, ...

Teachers union zaps Emanuel over plan to keep middle-class kids in town
Crain's Chicago Business (blog)
The Chicago Teachers' Union finally is out with its response to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to help keep middle-class families and their kids in town, and once again it's playing a bit of a racial card. The question is whether that tactic is legit.

Teachers' Support For Reform Depends In Part On Experience -- Gates/Scholastic ...
Huffington Post
The education-reform movement's rallying cry -- fueled by support from the Obama administration -- has been that teachers should be judged, compensated, hired and fired based on "effectiveness" on student learning, and not seniority.

Liberty Teacher Named National 'Health Teacher of the Year'
Henry was recently recognized as the National K-12 Health Teacher of the Year by the American Association for Health Education for both her teaching style and school-wide programs she has implemented. “She's excellent and very deserving of the award,” ...

Fixing American Education Chertok Interview Series, Part 2: How Can We Improve ...
Huffington Post
I believe that if we are going to be successful in changing the landscape of public education, then we have to begin with teacher training programs. In 2006, Arthur Levine, the former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, ...

McGraw-Hill Education's All-Digital Math Program Makes It Personal For ...
MarketWatch (press release)
That's because they're taking part in McGraw-Hill Education's revolutionary Power of U, an all-digital learning program that uses Promethean ActivProgress to create an adaptive, personalized learning environment for students. The program's success to ...

Florida Board of Education reviews new proposals for school grading formula
By Laura Isensee Florida's new grade formula would not lower a school's rank more than one letter grade under a set of recommendations presented to the state Board of Education on Tuesday in Miami. Commissioner Gerard Robinson explained the idea would ...

Private School Parents Targeted for Giving
New York Times
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has slated 33 schools for such treatment this year, over the objections of the teachers' union and those schools' communities. As Mr. Powell writes in his Gotham column, “failure” is a relative term. Public education across ...

Music lessons going digital: Live and online
Baltimore Sun
Researchers are in the early stages of studying how well online distance learning can be applied to music lessons. And some music teacher groups believe online instruction can supplement, but not replace, in-person lessons.

Baltimore Sun

Teachers Surveyed About Teaching, Tenure, Test Scores
Hartford Courant
The state Education Committee tabled the governor's tenure reform proposal in its vote for a substitute education bill Monday night, but a recent survey of 10000 teachers nationwide found that 80 percent believe that tenure, once granted, ...

The Education Crisis — Success Requires Partnership Between Parents ...
Having spent many years of my life in a classroom as a student or teacher, I have opinions about what should be done in making the experience a success for students, teachers, parents and communities. Several of the places to lay blame for lack of ...

Blacknight Sponsors the 9th Annual Cork Lifelong Learning Festival
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Ireland's number one registrar and hosting company, Blacknight announces sponsorship of the 9th annual Cork Lifelong Learning Festival. Carlow,Ireland (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 Ireland's number one registrar and hosting company, Blacknight announces ...

Blackboard Launches Open Source Services Group
MarketWatch (press release)
The move complements Blackboard's existing focus on supporting the entire educationexperience with products and services for learning management as well as mobility, real time collaboration, analytics, campus services and notification, and other needs ...

Education Department's own Etch-a-Sketch
Washington Post (blog)
Unfortunately, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's recent statement in Education Week criticizing New York City's publication of individual teacher “value-added” scores falls clearly into the latter category. Duncan is spot on when he says that ...

Teacher evaluations to be seen by parents without restrictions
New York Daily News
By Reuven Blau AND Kenneth Lovett / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said that as far as restricting access to teacherevaluations, as teacher unions have argued for, "there was no resolution of that, so it will stay as ...

New York Daily News

Teachers to sit rigorous new tests in the three-Rs
Students will be barred from teaching training courses unless they pass tough new assessments in the three-Rs, according to the Department for Education. Photo: ALAMY By Graeme Paton, Education Editor Students will be required to pass rigorous exams to ...


Teachers call for fresh curbs on violent video games
By Graeme Paton, Education Editor School pupils are being allowed to stay up until the early hours of the morning playing games that are inappropriate for their age, said Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.


Feedback From Teachers Critical
Wheeling Intelligencer
Beyond any doubt, allowing public school teachers to focus on what is important their students learn is a good thing. Adoption of the Common Core State Standards Initiative should help them do that. That said, teachers still need the flexibility to ...

NYC Bans Halloween, Birthdays, Aliens and More on School Tests
ABC News (blog)
References to such words have been banned from city-issued tests in an edict issued by the city's Department of Education for fear the words could “appear biased” or “evoke unpleasant emotions” in students. The department included the list of 50 banned ...

Charlesbank Capital Partners Acquires The Princeton Review Higher Education ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The Division has a leading share of test preparation books in the US and is known for its in-person and online test preparation courses, delivered through a network of over 5000 teachersand tutors. It also offers test preparation courses outside the ...

Education and Infrastructure: Rebuilding America
Huffington Post (blog)
Public education on the other hand invests just 0.5% into R&D. This is an unfortunate failure that needs to be rectified. Already we've seen examples of how using innovative teaching techniques can blow traditional methods out of the water.

CT News Junkie | Education Reform Remains A Work In Progress
By Christine Stuart
Dannel P. Malloy's education reform bill, which was rewritten by lawmakers over the past few weeks, is still a work in progress. “Everything .... Tags: education, teacher reform, teachers, evaluation, unions, Doug McCrory, Andrew Fleischmann ...
CT News Junkie

Louisiana Teachers Close Schools (Again) to Protest Governor | The ...
By Daniel Halper
Teachers will be traveling to Baton Rouge to protest pending legislation regarding public education and express their opinions on the voucher system and tenure laws that was approved by the state House last week. This isn't the first time ...
The Weekly Standard Blog

Changes to Coverdell Education Savings Account: Unwise and Unfair
By Patrick Tyrrell
If Congress and the President fail to act on Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, parents will not be allowed to use funds they intended for their children's education.
The Foundry: Conservative Policy...

Education Experts Protest Planned Teacher Evaluation System ...
By Adam Harrington
The evaluation program CPS has in mind is part of a broader state education reform package, called the Performance Evaluation Reform Act, which was signed into law in 2010, the Tribune reported. The law requires student growth and academic achievement to be a significant ...Teacher evaluations are currently one of several school reform issues being negotiated between CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union. Under the law, about half the district must implement the evaluation ...
CBS Chicago

War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 'Forbidden' Words ...
By brama1
The New York City Department of Education is waging a war on words of sorts, and is seeking to have words they deem upsetting removed from standardized tests.
CBS New York

The Trouble with BYU's Religious Education (Part III) | Faith ...
By smallaxe
As was mentioned previously, CES has cut back on encouraging its employees to pursue PhDs (a necessary qualification for teaching full-time in most departments at BYU). This, in combination with more LDSs pursuing PhDs in religion-related fields, many of the ... A BYUeducation should be spiritually strengthening, intellectually enlarging and character building, leading to lifelong learning and service. As part of obtaining a BYU education students who successfully complete the ...
Faith-Promoting Rumor

Fun Failure: How to Make Learning Irresistible | MindShift
By mindshift
Here's what she learned in terms of gaming principles that can be applied to education: Don't shoot the player while she's learning. Too much drama, too nerve-wracking or scary an environment makes it hard for participants to learn. Students ...

How Can Infographics Produce Better E-Learning Courses? » The ...
By tom
The Rapid E-Learning Blog. Practical, real-world tips for e-learning success. Word of Mouth: The Articulate Blog. The inside scoop for Articulate news and product updates. Community Blogs. Get the scoop directly from e-learning's heroes.
The Rapid eLearning Blog

IT Commoditization Hits IT Education in Europe
By Andrea Di Maio
IT Commoditization Hits IT Education in Europe. by Andrea Di Maio ... Are we equipping our youth with knowledge and skills that will make them succeed tomorrow, or are we still teaching them what is already past? Submit a Comment » ...
Andrea DiMaio

Farmington Phy-Ed Teacher Lobbying In D.C. « CBS Minnesota
By Eric Henderson
A physical education teacher from Farmington is on his way to Washington D.C. Tuesday, lobbying to make gym class a bigger priority in Minnesota schools. It's part of National Speak Out Day, a day dedicated to supporting physical education.
CBS Minnesota

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