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Overhauling public education has strong support in Louisiana

Overhauling public education has strong support, LSU poll finds
Bobby Jindal pushes a far-reaching set of proposals through the Legislature for revamping public education in Louisiana, a new poll from LSU researchers shows the public strongly favors fundamental changes in how the state's school systems work.


War of words in education heats up
Shreveport Times
BATON ROUGE — Verbal sparring and tactics in the dispute over the governor's educationpackage jumped several notches Tuesday as the leader of House Democrats called for an end to everything intended to intimidate opponents and Republicans called for ...

Slain American teacher honored in Yemen
CBS News
Joel Shrum, 29, had been living in the central city of Taiz with his wife and two sons, where he was learning Arabic and teaching English at a language institute. Shrum, who grew up in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, moved to Yemen in 2009.

CBS News

A million teachers may be on the march — out of the classroom
Washington Post (blog)
By Valerie Strauss This was written by educator Anthony Cody, who worked for 24 years in the Oakland schools, 18 years teaching science at a high-needs school and six years as a mentor and coach of teachers. He is a National Board-certified teacher.

Teacher bonuses get approved, again, by Harford County Council
Baltimore Sun
Teachers were supposed to get the $1250 bonus along with all other county employees by the end of 2011, but Craig vetoed that bill after the Harford County Education Association teachers' union tried to get more control over the funding distribution.

Education keeps America safe
Editor's note: Joel Klein and Condoleezza Rice lead the Independent Task Force on USEducation Reform and National Security, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations. Klein served as chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, ...

Another DOE bust: Teacher booked for sex abuse
New York Daily News
He is at least the 15th city Education Department staffer to be arrested this year, a number that has already eclipsed the mark from all of 2011. A Brooklyn gymteacher was arrested Tuesday for sexually abusing a female student — making him at least ...

New York Daily News

Government Initiative Tests Education Graduate Schools
U.S. News & World Report
But she agrees that "there's a relatively small evidence base on what teacher education strategies lead to student learning." "Our Future, Our Teachers" calls on states to gather meaningful data on the effectiveness of their ed schools.

BC teachers to reveal plan of action
The BC Teachers Federation will reveal on Wednesday afternoon how it intends fight the government's back-to-work legislation – Bill 22. Delegates to the federation's annual convention in Vancouver agreed on the response on Tuesday and have scheduled an ...

Education is key
The United States has long emphasized the importance of education, and a new report warns of consequences if our schools fail. “The dominant power of the 21st century will depend on human capital,” the report said. “The failure to produce that capital ...

Education report: Shortcomings of US schools pose national security threat
Christian Science Monitor
By Howard LaFranchi, Staff writer / March 20, 2012 Nearly 30 years after the landmark educationreport “A Nation at Risk,” a new report finds that America's failure to prepare its young people for a globalized world is now so grave that it poses a ...

Could teacher's fear help Gov. Chris Christie change his attitude?
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)
By Star-Ledger Editorial Board Enlarge Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger A woman who identified herself as a second grade teacher on maternity leave asks the governor about changing the tone of the conversation regarding teachers.

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)

Brooklyn Teacher Accused of Sexually Abusing Student
New York Times (blog)
By DAVID W. CHEN and ANDY NEWMAN A physical education teacher at a Brooklyn high school was arrested on Tuesday after the police said he grabbed the buttocks of a 16-year-old female student. He is at least the sixth New York City school worker charged ...

Education and security: America's schools must improve training in vital areas
Anniston Star
Public education in America overflows with examples of successful schools, exemplaryteachers and students who excel. To insinuate otherwise is flat-out wrong. That some states and some regions do better than others is a long-standing fact that doesn't ...

BC teachers' union to seek backing for protest 'action plan'
Globe and Mail
The British Columbia teachers' union will Wednesday announce a proposed “action plan” of protest that could include an illegal walkout or end to teachervolunteering for extracurricular activities. The British Columbia TeachersFederation has announced ...

Globe and Mail

Fixing American Education Chertok Interview Series: Part 1 -- What's Right ...
Huffington Post
What's right with public education today is the young men and women who are entering the field. When I became a teacher in the 1970s, many men were becoming teachers as a way to avoid the military draft and serving in Vietnam. Some of my friends, ...

Teachers prepare protest strategy, endorse mediators
Globe and Mail
The choice will be up to Education Minister George Abbott, who has said he will move quickly on the issue when he returns Monday from a trip to China. Ms. Lambert has previously floated the two judges as figures of integrity the teacherswould like to ...

Globe and Mail

Teachers' Satisfaction Tanks On Survey When Higher Expectations Come With ...
Huffington Post
Add to that the fact that the number of kids they are teaching who live in poverty has skyrocketed, bringing out-of-school barriers to making the grade. And while the goal of education is not to please teachers, stunted morale hurts.

Teachers sue principal, Montgomery County Board of Education
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
The teachers repeatedly took their concerns to Montgomery County Public Schools leadership, but according to the complaint, the Montgomery County Board of Education failed to intervene. The lawsuit states that Starnes referred to students and staff as ...

Maybe it's Time to Ask the Teachers?
Huffington Post (blog)
Federal testing and accountability mandates under No Child Left Behind and, more recently, Race to the Top, have added layers of bureaucracy while eliminating much of the creativity and authentic learning that makes teaching enjoyable.

Condoleezza Rice: Education Could Be 'Greatest National Security Challenge'
PBS NewsHour
A new Council on Foreign Relations report spelled out the need for more science, history and foreign languages in US schools -- and linked education to national security interests. Jeffrey Brown discusses the report with former Secretary of State ...

Teachers revealing next move in Bill 22 battle today
The BC Teachers Federation will tell us this afternoon how it intends to react to the government's back-to-work legislation. Delegates to the federation's annual convention in Vancouver made a decision on their response yesterday and the union will ...

Obama's Education Dept. partners with Soros
By Aaron Klein
In his remarks to launch the “Why Open Education Matters” competition, Duncan said O.E.R. “can not only accelerate and enrich learning – they can also substantially reduce costs for schools, families and students.” The “Why Open Education Matters” competition is sponsored and organized by three groups ... Lessig reportedly has known Obama since their days teachinglaw at the University of Chicago. Lessig now teaches at Harvard. Lessig drew some controversy during the 2008 ...

Greg Mankiw's Blog: Free Bikes and Girls' Education
By Greg Mankiw
I am a professor of economics at Harvard University, where I teach introductory economics (ec 10) among other courses. I use this blog to keep in touch with my current and former students.Teachers and students at other schools, as well as ...
Greg Mankiw's Blog

Understanding the Implications of Online Learning for Educational ...
By admin
Understanding the Implications of Online Learning for Educational Productivity. by the US Dept ofEducation. This report by SRI calls for further research and identifies nine areas for possible gains in productivity in K/12 via online learning: 1) Broadening ... 8 ) Reducing salary costs by transferring some educational activities to computers, by increasing teacher-student ratios or by otherwise redesigning processes that allow for more effective use of teacher time; and. 9) Realizing ...
Educational Technology

The Standard | Parents, teachers reject poll date
They said campaigns and subsequent elections would significantly affect learning, as they will fall in the middle of a learning term. The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) and the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers ...
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Kelly Meeker: Venture Capital in Education at SXSW: New ...
By Kelly Meeker
Kapor outlined the balance that he believes the education system needs to achieve: "Let's all watch Khan Academy explain algebra and let teachers act as personal coaches. Kids need to be making things and doing projects, and that's where ...
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Education researchers explain themselves in a new feature ...
By Philissa Cramer
Even when research points clearly in certain directions (such as highly effective teachers don't teach to the test, or learning styles don't matter to pedagogy), it somehow always seems to get lost in the blather. I can't wait to see future posts. http:// twitter.com/SoBronxSchool Bronx ... State labor relations board rules that a mediator must step in on stalled city-UFT talks about teacherevals in 33 SIG schools. More soon. 5 hrs ago; UFT's Mulgrew: "Right now we are reevaluating all of our ...
GothamSchools » Newsroom

Women's Education—Women's Empowerment - ICTMN.com
By Bill Anoatubby
One of these schools, Bloomfield Academy, was known as “the Bryn Mawr of the West,” and later helped serve as a model for the education system in Oklahoma. Female teachers there were charged with educating and empowering their ...
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