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Obama and GOP governors share many views on education

Obama, GOP governors share many views on education
Wall Street Journal
The areas where they tend to agree include creating teacher evaluation systems with consequences, merit pay for teachers, holding schools more accountable for student learning, and the use of charter schools that use public dollars but are run by an ... 

BC teachers promised more money for big classes
Vancouver Sun
VANCOUVER -- Public-school teachers are being promised financial compensation next year if they have extra-large classes. A controversial bill now working its way through the legislature would give Grades 4-7 teachers an extra $2500 a year for every ...

BC teachers balk at minister's report card demands
Report cards could be on the way to BC parents as soon as back to work legislation is passed in Victoria, according to Education Minister George Abbott. Abbott said Wednesday that Bill 22 stipulates teachers are required to give the evaluations.


Teachers hold off on vote
The Province
By Jennifer Saltman, The Province March 9, 2012 3:01 AM BC teachers vowed Thursday that they will not produce report cards even though Education Minister George Abbott said in Victoria that he intends to force them to do so.

Bill to cut tenure for Virginia teachers is shelved
Washington Post
Virginia's Republican-led Senate on Thursday derailed an effort to eliminate tenure-style job protections for public school teachers, a key part of Gov. Robert F. McDonnell's education agenda. The move came after state senators delayed a decision on ...

Teachers: No strike next week
by The Canadian Press - Story: 72151 Striking grade one teacher Karen Yu peers over a sign while demonstrating outside Lord Strathcona Elementary School where she teaches on the first day of a teachers' strike in Vancouver, BC, on Monday March 5, 2012.


Meet the Republicans, Education Bashers
Wall Street Journal
Rick Santorum, for instance, insulted not only college graduates but the families who paid the steep bills for that education when he snickered at contemporary universities as "indoctrination mills" that "represent "a harm to our country.

Teachers not ruling out another work stoppage
Teachers can also strike one day per week afterward, which appears a distinct possibility as Bill 22 wasn't expected to pass for at least another week. Following the LRB ruling, Education Minister George Abbott introduced the Education Improvement Act ...

Bill 22 doesn't solve long-standing problems
Victoria Times Colonist
By Geoff Johnson, Times Colonist March 9, 2012 3:03 AM Teachers who take the time to read Bill 22, the government's Education Improvement Act that will inevitably pass into law within days, must surely be wondering why they just gave up three days' pay ...

Gregoire signs teacher-evaluation measure
The Seattle Times
The governor on Thursday signed a measure that will add improvement in student test scores to the list of factors that principals use to evaluate teachers. The law also changes the way principals are evaluated, adding teacher feedback as an element of ...

Report cards ordered by Abbott
Victoria Times Colonist
By Rob Shaw And Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist March 9, 2012 3:03 AM Public school students will get their first report cards of the year soon after they return from spring break later this month, BC'seducation minister said Thursday.

State Senate shelves Bell's teacher-contract bill
Staunton News Leader
Bob McDonnell's education agenda Thursday, shelving for this year legislation that would make it easier to fire public school teachers. Senators voted 23-17 to send the bill back to the Educationand Health Committee and carry it over until the 2013 ...

Romney: Learning to like grits on Southern swing
By Catalina Camia, USA TODAY "I am learning to say y'all and I like grits, and things," he joked with a Mississippi audience last night. "Strange things are happening to me." Romney, who campaigns today in Mississippi and Alabama ahead of primaries...


Senate rejects teacher-contract bill backed by McDonnell
Richmond Times Dispatch
Bob McDonnell's proposed overhaul of public school teacher and principal contracts, sending it back to committee and likely dealing a fatal blow to a key piece of his K-12 education agenda for the session. With two days left before Saturday's scheduled ...

Teachers union defers vote on further protests to Bill 22 likely until April
The Province
By JENNIFER SALTMAN, The Province March 8, 2012 BC Teachers' Federation President Susan Lambert speaks to the crowd during a teachers rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver on March 7. A vote on further action in response to Bill 22 has been ...

'Retroactive' report cards latest battle ground
Globe and Mail
More sparks flew in BC's education battle Thursday, with the government insisting thatteachers would be required to complete report cards that reflect students' performance from the beginning of the year. Teachers shot back that they would not do ...

Globe and Mail

No action on teacher contracts this year
Roanoke Times
Evaluating teachers and school administrators is a good thing, he said, but the legislation isn't a panacea. He suggested it should be considered alongside other education reform initiatives. "Virginia has much work to do to make sure the best teachers ...

Teachers Warn of Mass Exodus
By Nico Smit, 9 March 2012 THE Namibia National Teachers' Union (Nantu) has warned that keeping the salaries of teachers stagnant would result in a mass exodus of qualified teachers and a lowering of the quality of education in the country.

Teachers to plot their next move
MetroNews Canada
BC Teacher's Federation president Susan Lambert addresses striking teachers and other supporters during a rally on the final day of a three-day provincewide walkout in Vancouver on Wednesday. While kids are enjoying spring break, teachers will be ...

Senate OKs teacher bill
Times Daily
Members of both parties argued the other side was using the issue for political reasons and was trying to show how much they were doing for teachers. Reed said he had studied the state's finances and determined the education budget could afford $300 ...

Governor signs bill revamping teacher evaluations
Seattle Post Intelligencer
The president of the state's largest teacher's union, the Washington Education Association, expressed disappointment in the Legislature's current approach to education reform. Two years ago, lawmakers started a pilot project that had teachers, ...

Teacher school supply bill clears Senate
By Samuel King - bio | email A bill giving Alabama teachers $300 for school supplies is one step closer to becoming law. The Senate passed the bill on Thursday, but not after a vigorous debate over Senate rules. Senate Republicans hoped to push the ...

Obama, GOP governors agree on education
Deseret News
Bobby Jindal publicly praised the administration's efforts on education, and Virginia Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell said there was a lot of room for "common agreement" on fixing schools. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, another Republican, introduced Obama...

Deseret News

Duval teacher extols lifelong learning
Florida Times-Union
Rebecca Jane Austin-Datta was selected for a fellowship in the New Science Teacher Academy. By Teresa Stepzinski Rebecca Jane Austin-Datta followed her passion for teaching about 4000 miles — from England to Jacksonville — and is now inspiring a ...

On education Legislature fails children
Salt Lake Tribune
But most disheartening were the messages sent by the bills, both those passed and those killed, concerning public education. We fear the message is twofold: 1. Conservative legislators intend to continue micromanaging education according to their ...

10000 Teachers To Attend 'World's Fair of Teaching'
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
By Mary Frost BROOKLYN — Hundreds of Brooklyn teachers and school administrators will join their associates from across the country at the Seventh Annual Celebration of Teaching & Learning 2012, a massive education conference presented by Thirteen ...

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Education empowers women
Columbus Dispatch
Better opportunities for women start with education. In Ohio, fewer than one in four women has a bachelor's degree. Ohio ranks 39th out of 50 states for the percentage of women with four or more years of college, according to the American Community ...

Columbus Dispatch

EIS survey suggests teachers 'concerned' about National exams
BBC News
A survey by Scotland's largest teaching union has suggested many of its members are not confident the new exam system can be implemented next year. The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) surveyed 10000 secondary teachers, of whom 2700 responded.

BBC News

Teaching Tomorrow's Economists - Robert P. Murphy - Mises Daily
I am happy to announce that the Teacher's Manual is now available for my introductory textbook, Lessons for the Young Economist. It can be used by classroom teachers, but is also ideally suited to homeschooling instruction by parents who ...
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Teacher porn video allegations generate little parent outrage ...
By Shelby Grad
As school officials in Oxnard investigated allegations that a middle-school teacher appeared in at least one pornographic video, the case appears to be generating little outrage among parents. Theteacher was placed on ... Administrators tried to verify the students' claims that one of the teacherswas a porn performer, but couldn't find any evidence that the rumors were true, the Ventura County Star reported. ... More in: Crime and courts, Tablet, Education, Ventura County. increase text ...

Sen. Tom Harkin: Fixing Economy Starts With Early Education
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Tom Harkin asked a panel of education experts at a Thursday Senate committee hearing how they would improve the country's public schools, he was surprised by what they didn't say. A Harvard University ... Education Reform; Arne Duncan; Teachers; Michelle Rhee. Armchair ... She enrolled him in a Head Start after-school program, where he received hours of attention from a speech therapist and a special education teacher who he called his "buddy for the day." He started ...
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By Cassandra Davis
Global perspectives on education ... The Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) at the OECD looked at the responses of new teachers (those with two years or less of teaching experience) from the TALIS 2008 survey and has produced a new report The Experience of New Teachers: Results from TALIS 2008. Teachers and their principals reported on the teaching and learningenvironment of their .... Making education reform happen. ► 2011 (22). ► December (7) ...
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The Birth of a Mexican Education Reform Movement?
By Israel Ortega
the-birth-of-a-mexican-education-reform-movement ... The answer, among other things, is a familiar one: little accountability, careless spending, little competition, and a powerful teachers union that is more concerned with protecting teachers than student educational achievement.
The Foundry: Conservative Policy...

Who let the blogs out? | Learning with 'e's
By Steve Wheeler
We need to start asking the questions that will cause our leaders to stop and rethink the constraints they are imposing upon the teaching profession. Teachers are doing their best, but with the best will in the world, how are they going to inspire ...
Learning with 'e's

MUT concerned at budget cuts in education - timesofmalta.com
The Malta Union of Teachers has written to Education Minister Dolores Cristina voicing concern at budget cuts made public this week in the educational field. It said this decision which contrasted with the minister's declarations in January that ...

Teacher Reflections on the Value of Pre-Search and Presentation ...
By The Unquiet Librarian
Teacher Reflections on the Value of Pre-Search and Presentation Zen Style for Student Learning. Leave a comment. I'm excited to team up again this month with Deborah Frost, one of the most experienced and talented teachers here at ...
The Unquiet Librarian

California Teacher | Suspended | Pornography | The Daily Caller
By Taylor Bigler
Teacher suspended after students discover her porn past | Middle school science teacher has X-rated extracurricular activities. ... In a letter sent to parents, administrators are “asking teachers to discourage the children from searching for and/or visiting these inappropriate sites. We ask that you be particularly vigilant over the next few days with respect to the Internet content being accessed by your child on his or her telephone or other Internet-ready device.” Follow Taylor on Twitter ...
The Daily Caller

Andrea Gabor: When Making a Great Teacher Is a Team Effort
By Andrea Gabor
He also was selected as one of six New York City teachers to be part of the Digital Teacher Corps, a Ford Foundation-funded collaboration among educators, technologists, and designers to develop interactive digital learning tools aimed at improving ... Teachers also collaborate to support the 28 percent of Global Tech students certified as needing special education; Global Tech has moved almost all of them into so-called CTT (Collaborative Team Teaching) classes, where teams of ...
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The Imaginative Conservative: Labor, Leisure, and Liberal Education
By Winston Elliott III
This distinction between the two reasons for learning carpentry is connected in my mind with the difference or distinction between liberal and vocational education. This carpentry is the same in both cases, but the first reason for learning ...
The Imaginative Conservative

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