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Teaching About Japan, One Year After the Disaster

Guest Post | Teaching About Japan, One Year After the Disaster
New York Times (blog)
The compounded disaster in Japan offers opportunities for teaching and learning about the environment, the economy, geography, earth science, literature, memory, and much more. Educators may also find that students develop an ongoing interest in the ...  

Md. teachers union emphasizes collaboration
Washington Post
He left his full-time teaching job at the middle school when he became vice president of the Montgomery County Education Association teachers union in 2009, but he still spends every morning giggling with eighth-graders in a television production class ... 

When Teachers Fail: Who Should Be Held Responsible?
Huffington Post (blog)
Schools of Education need to fill seats and they accept students who have low SAT scores and may not be accepted in business or medical schools. Teacher education programs need a complete overhaul led by educational practitioners who understand what is ... 

Wage bonus for top teachers planned under NSW education shake-up by minister ...
The Daily Telegraph
NSW Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli at Griffith North Public School. Picture: Nathan Edwards Source: The Sunday Telegraph Primary school Teacher Erin Clarke is pictured at William Dean Public School in Dean Park in Sydney's west.

Montgomery teachers redefine image of unionism
Washington Post
With a direct role in high-stakes personnel decisions, budget setting and teacher training, the Montgomery County Education Association is on the leading edge of a wave of teacher unionism that emphasizes collaboration over conflict and makes school ...

Larger classes could net BC teachers $2500 per pupil under Bill 22
Globe and Mail
The per-student compensation features of a new education bill include potential wage increases as well as additional prep time or professional development, a ministry spokesman said on Friday. And – in keeping with the government's current co-operative...

Globe and Mail

Teachers apply NASA lessons in Willmar, Minn., classrooms
West Central Tribune
It looked like a movie scene of teacher-leaves-the-room chaos. But in this case, teacher John Kuznik was right in the middle of the action. Kenny Schmidt, 12, puts his paper airplane in motion Wednesday at Willmar Middle School.

Activists seek to curtail restraining students
Fox News
WASHINGTON – Tens of thousands of students, most of them disabled, are strapped down or physically restrained in school, and disability advocates hope that a new Education Department report detailing the practice of "seclusion and restraint" will spur ...

Jindal gathers support for education reform
The Daily Advertiser
Bobby Jindal will begin pushing a series of education reforms through the state Legislature when the regular session begins Monday, and Jindal claims to have the support of more than 100 local elected officials. On Thursday, Jindal's office published a ...

FDSH teacher on ed task force
Fort Dodge Messenger
By BRANDON L. SUMMERS, Messenger staff writer , Messenger News A Taskforce on TeacherLeadership and Compensation has been assembled by Jason Glass, Iowa Department of Educationdirector. The group of 18 Iowa educators will provide insights in the ...

NSW teachers to be paid by ability: report
Sydney Morning Herald
New reforms that will link teachers' pay to performance will be introduced by the NSW government. The changes to the education system will mean teachers will be paid by ability rather than the current years-of-experience method, The Sunday Telegraph ...

Maryland's best teachers say profession must improve from 'inside out'
Delmarva Now
Twenty-two of Maryland's 24 2012 Teachers of the Year assessed the potential ideas with top federal education officials as part of the RESPECT -- for Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence and Collaborative Teaching -- Project, ...

BC teachers union slams plan to pay per class size
She says teachers have been trying for years to reduce class size to help children, and paying more money to instructors with more students wouldn't improve learningconditions. Lambert says Education Minister George Abbott is reported as saying paying ...


American Teacher (First Run Features, NR)
Play by Play
For instance, annual teacher turnover averages 20 percent in urban school districts; teachers make 14 percent less than other professionals with similar levels of education; almost half of Americanteachers leave the profession before their fifth year ...

Ontario teachers' salary grid the true test of McGuinty's mettle
Globe and Mail
For more than eight years, Ontario's self-styled “education premier” has been heavily defined by a symbiotic relationship with his province's teachers. Now, Dalton McGuinty will be defined by how he fights with them. That Mr. McGuinty seems almost to ...

Globe and Mail

Teacher walkouts put on backburner
Nanaimo News Bulletin
By Jenn McGarrigle - Nanaimo News Bulletin Teachers have the right to strike for one day next week, but while Kip Wood, second vice-president of the Nanaimo District Teachers' Association, would not rule out a one-day strike next week, he said the BC ...

Ex-teacher who collected 870000 pieces of child porn gets 20 years
Detroit Free Press
By Tresa Baldas A former teacher who spent 32 years educating children in Utica Community Schools was ordered to prison for 20 years after federal agents found hundreds of thousands of child pornographic images hidden in his basement.

Iowa House Expected to Approve Education Changes
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) By Belinda Yeung DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) —Education reform will likely come before the Iowa House next week, and most expect lawmakers to approve a measure including new student tests and tougher teacherstandards.


Catholic teachers in town preparing to battle the province
Windsor Star
By Julie Kotsis, The Windsor Star March 10, 2012 Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association members Cindy Robidoux, left, Ruth Stanley, Farida Darim and Liisa Hypponen organize registration forms at their annual general meeting at Caesars Windsor ...

Viewpoints: GOP contenders treat education as a luxury of the elite
Sacramento Bee
By Paul Krugman One way in which Americans have always been exceptional has been in our support for education. First we took the lead in universal primary education; then the "high school movement" made us the first nation to embrace widespread ...

Teachers job action marks the first strike of the next election
Globe and Mail
He proudly declared, “You betcha I'm pro-teacher.” Raucous cheers. But the man who is on track to become British Columbia's next premier gave few clues about what he would offer if he were sitting across the bargaining table from the BC Teachers' ...

Globe and Mail

Teacher threat over Baillieu's 'best-paid' pledge
The Age
Only days after calling a truce with nurses, Premier Ted Baillieu faces another industrial showdown, this time over his promise to make Victorian teachers the best-paid in the country. The government and the education union have been negotiating a new ...

West Van teachers to halt extracurricular work through next year
North Shore News
During that time, teachers will refuse all unpaid work relating to out-of-school activities. "The idea is if there's going to continue to be net-zero bargaining, then it's going to be net-zero teaching," said Glenn Johnston, a representative for the ...

School board calls for independent mediator to settle dispute with teachers
Victoria Times Colonist
By Lindsay Kines, Victoria Times Colonist March 9, 2012 BC teachers went on strike for three days this week. On Tuesday, they rallied at the legislature The Greater Victoria board of education has called for an independent mediator in the labour ...

BC teachers say no to retroactive report cards
The Tri-City News
BC Education Minister George Abbott wants report cards issued after back-to-work legislation is passed. By Staff Writer - The Tri-City News Report cards with grades could soon be sent home in students' back packs. But they won't contain marks dating ...

Hugh Bailey: Teachers want better schools, too
Ct Post
It must be the teachers' fault. Most people, though, like teachers. A poll by NBC News last year showed 73 percent of respondents viewed teachers favorably. Maybe it's their kid's teacher or someone they remember from their own childhood.

NY teacher accused of having sex with student, 15
Wall Street Journal
AP MINEOLA, NY — A substitute teacher has been arraigned on charges she had an illegal sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female student at a Long Island high school. Kaitlin Grant of Elmont was arrested Friday morning. The 23-year-old woman was ...

Ghana Education Service receives 40 computers, accessories from WHO
Ghana Business News
The Schools Health Education Programme (SHEP) unit of the Ghana EducationService (GES), Wednesday March 7, 2012, took delivery of 20 computers, 40 printers and accessories from the World Health Organisation (WHO), valued at about $50881.98, ...

Ghana Business News

More pay for better teachers
Sydney Morning Herald
Teacher salaries will be determined by performance instead of years of experience, the NSW government is expected to announce today. As part of changes to give public schools more power over their budgets and how they choose teachers, principals will ...

Report cards ordered by Abbott
Vancouver Sun
Won't be retroactive, union says Public school students will get their first report cards of the year soon after they return from spring break later this month, BC's education minister said Thursday. In comments that drew a swift rebuttal from the BC ...

RealClearPolitics - Republicans Against Education
By Paul Krugman, New York Times
One way in which Americans have always been exceptional has been in our support for education. First we took the lead in universal primary education; then the “high school movement” made us the first nation to embrace widespread ...
RealClearPolitics - Homepage

CT News Junkie | OP-ED | Teachers Rise to the Occasion – Let's Let ...
By Scott Sugarman
Now is the time for true education reform focused on training, hiring, evaluating, and retaining the best teachers and administrators, not only in the region, but in the country. Connecticut cannot afford to have a system that does not quickly and ...
CT News Junkie

NBC News Plans Third-Annual 'Education Nation' - TVNewser
By Merrill Knox
“Education Nation On-The-Road” will feature a Teacher Town Hall meeting in each city, which will be moderated by NBC News and the local stations, and bring local teachers together in a unique educator-only forum to discuss what works in ...

Slain Episcopal School head remembered as loving teacher, guide
By By Mary Frances Schjonberg
Dale Regan, who was shot and killed March 6 by a disgruntled former teacher, had been at Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Florida for 34 years, teaching English before she became head of school six years ago. Photo/Episcopal School of ...
Episcopal News Service

Former Utica Teacher Gets 20 Years In Child Porn Case « CBS Detroit
By sstoddart
A former special education teacher with Utica Community Schools has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on child pornography charges following a federal investigation.
CBS Detroit

Former Band Teacher Gets 12 Years For Sex With Students « CBS ...
By Adam Harrington
A former band teacher at West Aurora High School has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexual misconduct with two students. ... Orland listed off accomplishments from almost two decadesteaching in the West Aurora School District, including serving on a Positive Behavior Intervention committee. He highlighted the influence he has had on hundreds of students. He said his binders of thank-you notes are proof that he has made a difference to many young musicians.
CBS Chicago

Schools Matter: North Carolina Teachers Smothered in Tests
By Jim Horn
If there is some urgency in the message, it is due to the current reform efforts that are based on a radical re-invention of education, now spearheaded by a psychometric blitzkrieg of "metastasizing testing" aimed at dismantling a public education system ... Establishing classroom-based assessment and accountability for students, teachers and schools by offering multiple methods of evaluating students with different learning styles and incorporates peer reviews into teacherevaluations.
Schools Matter

Study: Some 'alternate' teachers do well — Joanne Jacobs
By Joanne
Florida's alternatively certified teachers have better qualifications but vary in classroom effectiveness, concludes a study in Education Research reported by Ed Week's Teacher Beat. Georgia State researcher Tim R.Sass compared the growth ...
Joanne Jacobs

Louisiana: Key Vote YES on Three Education Reform Bills ...
By mkibbe
Tenure is a major problem in our education system since it practically guarantees a teacher their job for life, no matter what. H.B. 974 would link teacher tenure to performance which would prevent badteachers from earning tenure. It would ...
FreedomWorks blogs

Using interactive video for patient health education
By Tony Bates
... in the long run. Filed Under: Events, health, informal/non-formal learning, online programs, selection of media and technologies, subject areas, Teaching and learning, Technology, video Tagged With: 2012, British Columbia, health, video ...
Tony Bates

Teachers in Space, NASA to Hold STEM Workshops at Parabolic Arc
By Doug Messier
Secondary teachers currently teaching STEM subjects should apply at tis.spacefrontier.orgworkshops by April 5, 2012. The Suborbital Astronautics Workshops will offer teachers the opportunity to learn about aeronautics/astronautics and ...
Parabolic Arc

Teacher Morale at its Lowest Point in 20 Years « Main Street
By Susan Bruce
The slump in the economy, coupled with the acrimonious discourse over how much weight test results and seniority should be given in determining a teacher's worth, have conspired to bring morale among the nation's teachers to its lowest ...
Main Street

GNAT Expresses Concern About Teacher Assaults | Ghanamma.com
By agyateng
TEACHERS HAVE abandoned schools in the Dangbe West district following an assault on them by some irate youth in the district, according to General Secretary of the Ghana National Association ofTeachers (GNAT). ... in the community, and in the full glare of police and the District Security Council, assaulted the head teacher and other teachers in protest against what they claimed is the perennial poor performance of pupils in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Cellphone Video Provides Proof of Bullying Teacher | Education News
By S.D. Lawrence
A special education student resorted to using his cellphone to record video that proved his teacherwas bullying him. ... “There needs to be a clear policy in schools not just for students bullying other students but for teachers as well. Teachers are humans too and this kind of thing does happen, so it needs to be managed early.” Mr Artuz's ... John Jensen: The Essential Teacher Action. By defininglearning, using knowledge and then repeating to mastery, teachers can get students to.
Education News

ETX Ag teacher killed in shooting - KLTV 7 News Tyler, Longview ...
David Gross, New Diana Ag Teacher, found shot in his home. ... An East Texas High School Ag Sciences teacher has been killed in a shooting on Friday.

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