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Researchers blast Chicago teacher evaluation reform

Researchers blast Chicago teacher evaluation reform
Washington Post (blog)
The new evaluation system for teachers and principals centers on misconceptions about student growth, with potentially negative impact on the education of Chicago's children. We believe it is our ethical obligation to raise awareness about how the ...

Teacher-student sex should be felony even if student is an adult: Calif. lawmaker
CBS News
teacher student sex, sexual misconduct (Credit: CBS/AP) (CBS) LOS ANGELES - A California lawmaker says any high school teacher who engages in a romantic relationship with a student should face a felony charge, even if the student is legally an adult.

CBS News

Too many tests give education system a fail mark
The Daily Telegraph
A former senior principal who is the education expert for The Daily Telegraph's People's Plan, Mr Chudleigh said the testing regime was contributing to a "massive dysfunction" in the state'seducation system. FURIOUS parents and teachers have taken to ...

Teachers strike over term changes
The Press Association
Many schools across Nottingham are facing disruption as teachers stage a walkout in protest at plans to change term times. Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) are striking in the city over proposals to introduce a five-term school year from ...

FCC hosts digital learning summit
ZDNet (blog)
By David Gewirtz | March 29, 2012, 7:42am PDT The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the US Department of Education are hosting an executive digital learning summit today in Washington, DC Claiming support for mobile learning and digital ...

Education debate isn't over
The legislature's Education Committee dealt a serious but not fatal blow to the education reform effort by eliminating or watering down key elements of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan. The governor now faces the challenge of finding a path to achieve his ...

Education bills set to slide through Senate
Bobby Jindal's proposed overhaul of primary and secondary education in Louisiana are set for Senate committee approval Thursday. This would clear the way for the measures to reach the governor's desk as early as next week. Sen.


Nottingham teachers strike over change to term dates
BBC News
Nottingham City Council said the move would boost attainment but teachers view the change as disruptive. The five-term system - with a shorter summer holiday but fortnight breaks in May and October - will help pace pupils' education and ease childcare ...

BBC News

CPS, teachers union settle on longer day pay
March 29, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Chicago Public Schools has reached an agreement with teachers over compensation for its longer school day pilot program. CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union signed the deal Wednesday after a board of education meeting.


Promethean Brings Collaborative Learning to the Table
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Blackburn, UK (PRWEB) March 29, 2012 A new collaborative and interactive education solution being released today by Promethean will help teachers re-imagine learning and boost the level of activity in classrooms. The ActivTable, a touch-screen ...

Chicago teachers, district settle lawsuit over longer school day pilot
Chicago Sun-Times
BY ROSALIND ROSSI Education Reporter rrossi@suntimes.com March 28, 2012 6:58PMTeachers in Chicago public schools that agreed to pilot a longer school day starting this past fall will be paid an extra $1500 under a deal announced Wednesday.

Six out of 10 London schools hit by Wednesday's strike
The Guardian
Hundreds of London schools were closed and college lectures disrupted after thousands of teachers and lecturers staged a 24-hour strike on Wednesday. More than 60 higher and further education institutions were hit, with some college students supporting ...

The Guardian

Learning Games Network Expands Language Learning Platform to Support ESL ...
Sacramento Bee
By Learning Games Network CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Learning Games Network, a non-profit spin-off of the MIT Education Arcade that bridges the gap between research and practice in game-based education, ...

POLL: Nottingham teacher strike - who do you support?
This is Nottingham
TEACHERS across Nottingham are striking today over plans to implement a five-term year in September. Almost two-thirds of the city's 82 schools have been affected by the strike - with 18 closed and 33 partially closed. The strike is over Nottingham ...

Nottingham teacher strike could be first of three to come
This is Nottingham
Many pupils will be off today as teachers protest against term changes. Marcus Boocock reports... CLASSROOMS at many city schools will be empty today as teachers strike over the proposed five-term year. Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) ...

Malloy calls for swift legislative action on education reform bill
Dannel P. Malloy said the state "can't wait" another year to enact the big changes that a legislative committee recently excised from his education reform proposal. "If we wait, we are consigning too many of our children to another year in which they ...

Education Committee dials back funding for these gap-closing, popular schools
Hartford Courant
Dannel P. Malloyhad proposed increasing funding for charters in his education reform bill this year. Unfortunately, the legislature's education committee, apparently at the beck and call of teacher unions, has voted to dial back the increases.

Hartford Courant

BC teachers' negotiations face 'enormous barriers,' mediator Charles Jago says
Vancouver Sun
"There are enormous barriers ... and there's a sorry record of negotiations going back almost 20 years," he said during a conference call from Prince George after his appointment was announced by Education Minister George Abbott. "Am I hopeful?

Best Teacher Evaluation Observation iPad/iPhone App Now Available
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
LookForApp uses researched based teacher observation / evaluation software with the core propositions and state standards for the teaching profession. LookForApp makes an observer's day much more manageable, and is very easy to use.

British teacher dies in 650ft ski crash in Val D'Isere
A teacher at Charterhouse, the historic school, has fallen 650 feet to his death while skiing off-piste in Val D'Isere, in the French Alps. By Alexandra Williams, in Geneva Ed How, 37, lost control and crashed down a series of cliffs in the popular...


Dallas ISD teacher placed on leave after filing complaint with Texas ...
By Matthew Haag/Reporter
A Dallas ISD elementary school teacher has been placed on paid leave after he filed a complaint with the Texas Education Agency this month over concerns at his school. Elliot Monteverde-Torres, a third grade math teacher at Botello ...
Dallas ISD Blog

Connellsville Math Teacher Accused Of Sexting Student « CBS ...
By angelakdka
CONNESLLVILLE (KDKA) — A high school teacher in Fayette County is accused of sexting a student. Kevin Bell, 26, was escorted out of Connellsville High School Tuesday at request of principal after Pennsylvania State Police initiated this ...
CBS Pittsburgh

INEC set to introduce Voter Education Clubs in 3347 public colleges
By ojiego
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said it would introduce Voter Education Clubs in 3347 selected public secondary schools in the country. Mr Adedeji Soyebi, National Electoral ... He implored school principals, state branches of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in the zone and the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to ensure effective dissemination and sensitisation of the programme.(NAN). Comments are moderated. Please keep them ...
Vanguard News

Donald Clark Plan B: Marx (1818-1883) – education for all but the ...
By Donald Clark
It was Marxism that underpinned the entire communist world's view of learning in the 20th century, especially through Marxist theorists such as Gramsci and Althusser. In Soviet Russia and its satellite states education was remoulded around ...
Donald Clark Plan B

Good-bye, higher education. « The Edge of the American West
By eric
The month of March has been particularly bad for colleges and universities nationwide, as budget negotiations have left many institutions of higher education in the red.… California's State University (CSU) system announced Monday that they ...
The Edge of the American West

Teacher dumps chalk for greenhouse farming - Money |nation.co.ke
After 17 years teaching in various primary schools in Baringo County, Susan Chesiyna, 42, left her job for greenhouse agriculture. ... Teacher dumps chalk for greenhouse farming. Share Bookmark Print Email ...
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A New Teacher's Dilemma* | Larry Cuban on School Reform and ...
By larrycuban
Remembering Test Scores and Learning about Regression toward the Mean ... A New Teacher's Dilemma*. In her first year of teaching English in a middle school where 90 percent of the students were minority, Elsie had planned a lesson that had students rotating through five stations answering different reading comprehension ... pinches novice teachers regardless of whether they are raw Teach for America recruits or credentialed through university teacher education programs.
Larry Cuban on School Reform...

Concerning Charles Murray's "Real Education" - The Imaginative ...
By Winston Elliott III
We address culture, liberal learning, politics, political economy, literature, the arts and the American Republic in the tradition of Russell Kirk, T.S. Eliot, Edmund Burke, Irving Babbitt, Paul Elmer More, Wilhelm Roepke, Robert Nisbet, M.E. Bradford, Eric Voegelin, Christopher Dawson and other .... A freeing education, a liberal education, is one in which the student does the work, not the teacher, in which the student isn't reshaped by a teacher but does the reshaping himself or herself.
The Imaginative Conservative

Capitol Confidential » Education lobby says budget gives half a loaf
By Rick Karlin, Capitol bureau
Education needs to get back to the basics. 2/3 of classes offered in high school are electives, courses which require additional teachers. School budgets could be cut in half if only a few electives were offered and more time was spent on core ...
Capitol Confidential

Indian Students Look Regionally for Higher Education - NYTimes.com
Indian Students Look Regionally for Higher Education. By THE NEW YORK TIMES. “While finishing high school near Pune, India, Pooja Modi started looking for university engineering programs online. Eighteen years old at the time, she knew ...
India Ink

Pentagon Issues Challenge for Learning Applications | Defense ...
By American Forces Press Service
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) App Challenge will benefit national STEM efforts for kindergarten through high school education, but also have an immediate impact on the Defense Department, said Kristy ...
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