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Teacher Cheating Scandals Spur Obama Administration Call To Address Growing Problem

Teacher Cheating Scandals Spur Obama Administration Call To Address Growing Problem
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Arne Duncan; Education Reform; Charter Schools; Teachers. Armchair ... By last summer, the investigation by Wilson and his colleagues gave Atlanta the notoriety of hosting the largest recorded teacher cheating scandal in American history.
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BC teachers vote in favour of strike
The majority of teachers across British Columbia are in favour of strike action. Results released late Wednesday showed that of 32209 votes cast, 27946 teachers — or 87 per cent — support escalating their limited job action to a full-scale walkout.


Officials: American teacher killed in north Iraq
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) – An American gym teacher was shot and killed Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide after an argument with a student in a private school in northern Iraq, officials said. The quarrel broke out Thursday morning at the Medya ...

American gym teacher shot in crowded classroom in apparent murder-suicide in ...
Washington Post
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq — An American gym teacher at a school in the northern Iraqi Kurdish region was killed Thursday when a student in a crowded classroom pulled out a gun, shot the teacher and then as his terrified classmates fled the room, shot himself ...

BC teachers vote in favour of escalating job action
VANCOUVER — Public school teachers in British Columbia voted in favour of escalating job action late Wednesday night, bringing the possibility of the educators walking off the job one step closer. The British Columbia Teachers' Federation said 87 per ...


Teachers consider strike action as politicians debate bill
Vancouver Sun
The BC Labour Relations Board has said teachers may shut down schools for three consecutive days without violating the law that designates education as an essential service. But they must give two school days' notice before doing so and they may not ...

Teachers could strike next week
Langley AdvanceNews
By Matthew Claxton, Langley Advance March 1, 2012 6:27 AM Langley teacher Warren Schmidt cast an early ballot Wednesday as teachers voted whether to escalate their job action. The head of the Langley Teachers' Association (LTA) won't rule out an ...

BC teachers vote 87% in favour of strike
Globe and Mail
BC teachers have voted 87 per cent in favour of escalating their job action, clearing the way for walkouts as soon as Monday. Of 32209 ballots cast, 27946 were in favour, the British Columbia Teachers' Federation said on Wednesday evening.

Globe and Mail

Teachers and province remain divided
Pique Newsmagazine
Local teachers staged a rally in Whistler Village on Feb. 27 as part of a day of action meant to demonstrate solidarity. The lines are drawn and the sides are making strategic moves in the labour dispute between teachers and their employer.

Pique Newsmagazine

Teachers criticize provincial legislation
Nanaimo News Bulletin
By Jenn McGarrigle - Nanaimo News Bulletin Nanaimo teachers consider the province's bid to suspend all job action for the next six months a stall tactic that will delay a resolution to the bargaining impasse. "They call it a "cooling-off period", ...

BC teachers vote 87% in favour of escalating job action; walkout possible
Nanaimo Daily News
BCTF president Susan Lambert had appealed to members to give the union strong support, as close to 100 per cent as possible, as it battles the government'sEducation Improvement Act, aimed at ending the teachers' job action.

Nanaimo Daily News

BC teachers vote 87% in favour of strike action, setting stage for possible ...
The Province
“I've been on conference calls, and principals are dealing with school boards — there's a lot of confusion,” Vancouver School Board chair Patti Bacchus said Wednesday, after a stormy Tuesday when the LRB allowed a teacher's strike, then Education ...

Uncertainty reigns as teachers mull strike
Victoria Times Colonist
By Lindsay Kines And Rob Shaw, Times Colonist February 29, 2012 BC students, parents and school administrators are scrambling to prepare for a possible teachers' strike next week. With both the Liberal government and the BC Teachers' Federation ...

Iraq: American Teacher Killed In Apparent Murder-Suicide
Huffington Post
YAHYA BARZANJI 03/ 1/12 08:52 AM ET AP SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq — An American gym teacher at a school in the northern Iraqi Kurdish region was killed Thursday when a student in a crowded classroom pulled out a gun, shot the teacher and then as his terrified ...

Student kills American teacher in northern Iraq
ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - An Iraqi student shot dead his American teacher and then shot himself in northern Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Thursday, the provincial governor said. "There was an argument between the student and his American teacher ...

Whistler teachers say they will fight
Whistler Question
Whistler teachers march through the Village on Monday (Feb. 27) to bring attention to the ongoing dispute with the Province over class sizes and wages. With the province's teachers set to possibly walk out as early as Monday or Tuesday (March 5 or 6), ...

Nanaimo officials prepare for strike by teachers
Nanaimo Daily News
With the possibility of a full scale teacher strike in the province starting as early as Monday, school and city officials in Nanaimo are considering options for local students. Jamie Brennan, chairman of the Nanaimo-Ladysmith school board, ...

Nanaimo Daily News

Conciliation not conflict the answer in teacher-contract talks
Pique Newsmagazine
Perhaps that is why there is so much negativity just below the surface when it comes to open discussions about the conflict BC's teachers find themselves in with the government. There is little appetite in the province for the sense of entitlement that ...

Pique Newsmagazine

Education reform targets unions
Minnesota Daily
This measure is part of a larger education reform movement that, at its best, tries to improveteacher quality, but at its worst, tries to marginalize and destroy unions and privatize public education. Teachers' unions have been treated as the villains ...

Teachers vote in favour of escalating job action
“Teachers are determined and united in their opposition to Bill 22 and to the bullying tactics of a provincial government that has deliberately underfunded public education for a decade.” The dispute came to a head Tuesday when the union won the right ...

Teachers take to polls, call legislation 'a sham'
Surrey Now
By Marisa Babic, Surrey Now March 1, 2012 2:17 AM Teacher support to escalate job action was running strong in the second day of voting, according to a local union official. Surrey Teachers' Association president Denise Moffatt said on Wednesday that ...

Rossland teachers prepare for job action
Rossland News
On Monday, teachers across BC protested the government's handling of the negotiations as well as the cuts to education over the past 10 years. At Maclean Elementary, teachers exited school just after the end-of-school bell carrying protest signs.

Volusia teacher accused of sexual relationship with teen student, cops say
Orlando Sentinel
A former Volusia County teacher was arrested on a warrant this afternoon, accused of having a sexual relationship with a teen student, the Sheriff's Office said. Stephanie Cobb, a former University High School teacher who resigned last year, ...

Teacher strike drawing nearer
Langley AdvanceNews
Tuesday's decision by the BC Labour Relations Board, permitting teachers to step up their job action from "teach-only" to full - albeit intermittent - strike mode, had barely hit the news before the BC Liberal government shifted the dispute into the ...

Mediation could work for BC teachers – if two sides stop shouting at each other
Globe and Mail
The BC government has turned to the process of mediation to resolve the acrimonious dispute over the contract for the province's 40000 teachers. The teachers federation says the process is a sham, with the outcome dictated by an education bill unveiled...

Globe and Mail

BREAKING: Teachers vote 87% to strike
24 Hours Vancouver
There are about 41000 teachers across the province. "Teachers are determined and united in their opposition to Bill 22 and to the bullying tactics of a provincial government that has deliberately underfunded public education for a decade," said BCTF ...

Deasy wants teachers' contracts changed over misconduct records [Updated]
Los Angeles Times
John Deasy ordered his negotiating team Wednesday to press the teachers union to eliminate a provision of the contract that allows information about alleged but unproven teacher misconduct to be removed after four years. Deasy said the clause has ...

Teachers prepare to strike
Goldstream News Gazette
Erin Favell, teacher a West Shore Learning Centre, joined the teacher demonstration at Belmont secondary school on Monday. The SD 62 teachers' union says escalating their job action in the face of back to work legislation is highly likely.

Teachers, minister square off on education bill
24 Hours Vancouver
By STEPHANIE IP, 24 HOURS At the same time the education minister took to Twitter to discuss the province's Education Improvement Act, teachers called it “a destructive act of legislative vandalism” that will virtually impose a two-year wage freeze and ...

Al Fischer, Gay Music Teacher, Fired From St. Louis Catholic School ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
A Missouri-based gay music teacher at an area Catholic school was recently dismissed from his job after authorities learned of his plans to wed his male partner of 20 years in New York. ... In addition to his teaching career, Fischer serves as Artistic Director for the Gateway Men's Chorus, which "affirms and promotes gay culture and acceptance through excellence in musical performance andeducation." Fischer's termination comes on the heels of a similar case in North Carolina.
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Knowledge, Learning and Community: Elements of Effective ...
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects.
Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily

Teaching Carnival 5.07 - The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Billie Hara
[March's Teaching Carnival is compiled by Billie Hara, a Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Arlington. You can reach her via email or on Twitter. ProfHacker has become the permanent home of the Teaching ...

Cap on Arizona Education Tax Credit Program Doubled | Cato ...
By Andrew J. Coulson
As I found in a statistical analysis of school choice programs, education tax credit don't generally result in suffocating regulation being imposed on independent schools, so they really do expand access to a free educational marketplace.
Cato @ Liberty

Modesto Teacher Being Investigated For Relationship With Student ...
By snelsonkovr
A Modesto teacher has left his wife and kids and quit his job to move in with his 18-year-old former student. ... More people do this these days than most know. Usually it isn't teachers,so we don't hear about it. More PR for everyone! [rolleyes] ...
CBS Sacramento

Education Becomes Focus Of Christie Town Hall On Hospital ...
By ebindelglass
Education Becomes Focus Of Christie Town Hall On Hospital Reopening. February 29, 2012 2:57 PM. Share this. 1 comment ... He's pushing for school vouchers and changes in the teacher tenure system, saying too many tax dollars are being wasted. “New Jerseyans are really generous, but here's ... As Christie knows very well, these schools siphon money from excellent public school systems with excellent (and unionized) teachers. February 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Reply | Report ...
CBS New York

No Public Education, No Democracy! | Dissident Voice
By Simone Harris
No, they won't because our communities are going to fight for our beloved schools, we teachers are going to fight for our students, and our students are going to demand the education they deserve! There are ... It's a Brave New World, and I'm not just saying that because I'm an English teacher. Our district ... But these days in education, it's not fashionable to examine the big picture, to ask too many questions about what students are learning and why we are teaching it to them. It's not ...
Dissident Voice

Education - AFL-CIO
Legislative Guide Chapter 7: Education, Civil and Human Rights, Fair and ... urging a vote for cloture on the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act.

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