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NYC Teaching Fellows call for overhaul of program

NYC Teaching Fellows call for overhaul of program
New York Daily News
“I was just falling apart,” said Cunningham, who quit after three years teachingspecial education students at the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science in the Bronx. She is now associate director of an after-school program at School of ...

New York Daily News

The Education Report: Next week, a Tribune forum on Oakland high school reform
San Jose Mercury News
Even current teachers must apply for the teacher-on-special-assignment job if they want to stay at their schools. I'll be moderating the panel discussion. We'll have a question-and-answer session at the end, so bring your insights and questions.

Education cuts protested at Capitol rally
Austin American-Statesman
As far as the retired Austin teacher is concerned, this is no time for neutrality. "We want kids to be educated," she said. "It makes this a better country." Leaders of the Save Texas Schools coalition said more than 4500 teachers, administrators, ...

Austin American-Statesman

A Teacher's Ultimatum Drives Student's Success
12:00 pm ET Raul Bravo had Clairene Terry as an automotive teacher in high school. Now, he is pursuing an associate degree in automotive technology. Raul Bravo had Clairene Terry as an automotive teacher in high school. Now, he is pursuing an associate ...

'There is no joy in education these days'
Washington Post (blog)
And I will never forget Jackie Ergle, principal at Phil Campbell elementary which was hit by a tornado last April, telling me one day, “There is no joy in education these days, for either students or teachers.” I wondered how many of those speaking for ...

Like never before, teachers under scrutiny
Minneapolis Star Tribune
First up is a meeting with a fellow teacher to talk about how a lesson was paced. Did you finish before the class was over? Did students have a chance to ask questions? Did they seem interested? As one of nine teachers trained to evaluate first-year ...

Learning Works Best When You Rest
By Janice Wood Associate News Editor A new study shows that sleeping soon after learning new material is best for recall. Notre Dame psychologist Jessica Payne and colleagues studied 207 students who habitually slept for at least six hours each night.


Teachers lament faltering pens
Sydney Morning Herald
Illegible handwriting has become a serious problem for teachers, according to Ross Huggard, vice-president of the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English. He says sometimes students can't even read their own work.

Sydney Morning Herald

US schools scrutinized over test scores
178 teachers and principles from dozens of schools were implicated. the atlanta scandal prompted the newspaper to look further, analyzing 1.6 million standardized tests , from 6000 schools nationwide. 200 districts were found to have tainted scores.

Higher education rebooted
One of the teachers here, Shamira Naluyingi, is feeling the pinch from a new directive onteaching of Information Communication Technology (ICT) sometimes called simply, computer, in schools. Under new guidelines by the ministry of Education and Sports ...

Many variables will drive education plan's results
Bend Bulletin
Oregon isn't alone in experimenting with education reform, but the state is charting its own course and doesn't have a successful blueprint to follow. The plan is to force school districts, as part of their annual budget process, to set one-year and ...

Teacher concern over new reading test
The Government's new reading test for six-year-olds could face a boycott fromteachers. Thousands of parents have rated their schools on a new website run by the schools watchdog Ofsted. Photo: GETTY IMAGES The National Union ofTeachers (NUT) is ...


Schools Cheating Investigation: Atlanta Journal Constitution Flags Improbable ...
Huffington Post
When children moved to a new grade the next year, their scores plummeted – a finding that suggests the gains were not due to learning. "These findings are concerning," US Secretary ofEducation Arne Duncan said in a statement after being briefed on the ...

Teacher, aide accused of duct taping special ed student's mouth shut for ...
New York Daily News
A teacher and teaching assistant at John Cabrillo Elementary School are accused of restraining a special needs student and duct taping his mouth shut. Two employees at a California elementary school have been put on leave after they were accused of ...

New York Daily News

Education tax would help with past cuts
Arizona Republic
Pedersen is president of the Arizona Education Parent Network, which has kicked off an initiative drive to make permanent the 1-cent-per-dollar state sales tax that is set to expire next year. Essentially, Pedersen and a group of business and education ...

Newspaper's investigation uncovers suspicious test scores in schools across ...
Washington Post
Those reports led to an investigation by Georgia officials, which found that at least 180 principals, teachers and other staff took part in widespread test-tampering in the 50000-student district. In Sunday's editions, the AJC reports that 196 of the ...

Parents, teachers blast management of Life Force Arts and Technology Academy
Shari Encke, a recently hired teacher for exceptional student education, said that was "like guaranteeing their failure." Teachers and volunteers said their devotion to the children trumped their desire for pay. Board chairman Louis Muhammad and ...

Chinese education problems: Real solutions needed
The Sun Daily
This was manifested in the treatment meted out to Deputy Education Minister Datuk Wee Ka Siong when he attended a rally organised by the United Chinese School Committees Association (Dong Zong) here. Wee was not only heckled and jeered by a rowdy crowd ...

The Sun Daily

Classroom discipline, learning and KATIBA
For any meaningful, fruitful, practical or effective learning or teaching to be effectful in any classroom situation the most important thing proper is classroom discipline maintenance. This discipline is either self, enforced or both.

Why are High School Teachers Convinced that White Girls Can't Do Math?
That's the conclusion of new research from University of Texas researchers, which suggests that the teachers of today are just as convinced that white girls can't do math as their 1950s predecessors. Researchers looked at student grades, ...


Teachers, lawmakers hold schools rally at Capitol
AUSTIN, TX -- More than 1000 teachers, students and administrators from schools across Texas rallied Saturday at the state Capitol to decry $5.4 billion in cuts to public education and demand that lawmakers restore some of that funding -- or at least ...


Teachers in Vt. town of St. J reach contract
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt.—Teachers and teaching assistants in the Vermont town of St. Johnsbury are now working under the terms of a new labor contract. The teachers had been working without a contract for more than eight months. The school board approved ...

Student choice at center of proficiency-based learning
Morning Sentinel
The entire school district has adopted proficiency-based education, a neweducation model. NEW WAYS: Messalonskee Middle School language artsteacher Linda Haskell instructs students in Oakland recently. This is the second of a three-part series on the ...

Morning Sentinel

Hundreds rally about education concerns at the Capitol
During the last legislative session, Texas law makers cut more than $5 billion from theeducation budget. Save Texas Schools, a group who rallied then, is back this year, fueled by reports that some political groups want to cut even more money from ...

Guest column: Teacher's future should not hinge on just one test
The Daily Advertiser
This is the anthem currently ringing throughout our state due to the so-called education reformthat is in the works. I spoke with some teachers to get their opinions on the reform in its current state. One three-time Teacher of the Year nominee said, ...

Ask Elsie & Emma: On Education - A Beautiful Mess
By elsiecake
I'm a good example of someone who learns best from education, through classroom settings and books. That type of learning style might not be for everyone, but it is certainly best for me and I would not have found that out had I not gone to ...
A Beautiful Mess

Netherlands Ready to Use iPad to Advance Education | PadGadget
By Juli
We've seen the iPad used in schools as a learning tool alongside textbooks and other learningaids, but a new educational experiment in The Netherlands will use the iPad as a primarylearning device. As a part of the Education for a New Era ...

New ways to launch learning | learning, century, ways ...
Kindergarten revisited: New ways to launch learning | learning, century, ways, kindergarten, welcome, launch, new, 21st, revisited. ... Inside, a teacher praises the students' efforts, saying. “That's work that will get you to college. ” ... It's part of the push to improve America's outdatededucation system and narrow what has been labeled “the global achievement gap,” a three decades-long academic decline particularly in science, math and international tests. The emphasis is on what ...
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the anxiety of learning and how I am beating it ...
By brainwane
Here's a summary of my journey over the last several months with learning more programming skills (in this case, mostly in Python), with links to some resources in case you're like me. ... I've been reminded that it's important to treat these kinds of workshops more like a community introduction than as standalone events; local user groups and communities should be the teachers, and email blasts and encouragement should integrate participants into their local hobbyist groups.
Geek Feminism Blog

Teacher of the Year tells Livingstone students teaching should be ...
SALISBURY — Teaching is personal for Tyronna Hooker, a teacher from the Alamance-Burlington school system who currently holds the state Teacher of the Year title. She entered the profession after working at a correctional facility that ...
Local News | The Salisbury Post

Education Reform Vote Looms in Legislature | The Daily Greenwich
By Richard Weizel
John McKinney, (R-Fairfield), have complained that the GOP is being “kept out” of the educationcommittee's last-minute negotiations with teachers and state education officials. Democratic leaders could not be reached for comment. Teacher ...
The Daily Greenwich | Recently Published

Distance Learning Education ? Good for Working Professionals ...
Distance learning, also referred to as correspondence education is defined as a non-traditional way of education in which learning takes place outside the formal classroom setting. In this kind of learning the teacher and the student is ...

Types of teachers — Joanne Jacobs
By Joanne
You are here: Home / Education / Types of teachers. Types of teachers. March 25, 2012 By Joanne Leave a Comment. Larry Cuban features classic cartoons on students and teachersfrom Calvin and Hobbes to Matt Groening. Filed Under: ...
Joanne Jacobs

Bipartisan bill proposed to improve higher education access ...
In a press release, Coons said that “Too many students — especially students from low-income families — grow up unaware of the resources that are available to them to provide for highereducation. Disengaged, they end up dropping out of high school ... Such numbers point to the troubling inequalities still faced by disadvantaged families, but they do not begin to paint the full picture of the realities faced by teachers across the nation. Suzanne Rescigna, who now teaches English at ...
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KARI CanSat at Korean Education Exhibition Fair | AMSAT-UK
At the Education Exhibition Fair held at the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) young people where able to take part in making a CanSat. The CanSat was then launched on a helium balloon and transmitted back video pictures.

Differentiated Instruction and the Brain » Philly Teacher
By mbteach
conference, education, reflection, teaching Add comments. Mar 252012. As I reflect on my day at ASCD's conference, I will be thinking and reflecting on a lot of topics ... but also for the teacher. We can be as transparent as we want with kids, but if the learning goals are not transparent for us as teachers, then we won't know what we are looking for and we cannot properly assess and educate our students. She shared findings that the smaller amount of content that we ask kids to learn, ...
Philly Teacher

Oklahoma State Department of Education
The State Department of Education will hold a public forum on March 19 to hear ... 03/27/2012 - 14:00 | Teachers Rock - 22nd Annual Celebration of Teaching ...

Republicans Say They Are Cut Out Of Education Talks By ...
By Christopher Keating
The two top Republican leaders in the legislature said Friday that their party members are being cut out of the important negotiations in the governor's education reform package. Talks are being held behind closed doors as the legislators ...
Capitol Watch

Half an Hour: Education as Platform: The MOOC Experience and ...
By Stephen Downes
What this talk is about - it's called "Education as Platform" - is the idea of exploring some of the experiences we've had with massive open online learning, and exploring some of the criticisms that we've experienced, some of the criticisms that ..... But what made these universities great was not the content (often it was wrong, you go back 50 or 100 years, what they were teachingwas pure… wrong; we know a lot more now than we did then) but it was the exposure of the students to the ...
Half an Hour

How Much Education Spending Is Enough? | Cato @ Liberty
By Adam Schaeffer
Oh, and below is an explanation for why your friends and family probably have no idea how much we spend on K-12 public education. (Government schools aren't very keen on transparency and accountability.) ...
Cato @ Liberty

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