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Teflon teacher: Misconduct accusations, but teacher still has job

Misconduct accusations, but teacher still has his job
New York Daily News
By Ben Chapman AND Rachel Monahan / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS He's been repeatedly accused of groping girls and making lewd comments about their breasts, thighs and bottoms — but the city just can't get rid of this Teflon teacher.

New York Daily News 

Sharing Effective Practices with Teachers | Connected Principals
By jjohnson
If I were to go back to being a classroom teacher, I think I would be one of the best teachers ever…not because I think so highly of myself, but because as a principal, I get to see the best practices in classrooms every day. I could ... I have recently read how leaders like Shira Leibowitz are having their teachers observing each other by having learning walks together as a team. ...This blog is the collected thoughts of school administrators that want to share best practices ineducation.
Connected Principals

US teacher killed in Yemen; al-Qaida linked group claims responsibility
Anees Mayhoub / AP The American teacher killed in Taiz, Yemen, on Sunday reportedly was shot while riding in this vehicle. By Charlene Gubash, NBC News and msnbc.com news services Updated at 10:30 am ET: A gunman riding on the back of a motorcycle shot ...


American Language Teacher Shot Dead in Yemen
Voice of America
March 18, 2012 American Language Teacher Shot Dead in Yemen VOA News An American language teacher has been shot dead in Yemen. Security officials say one of two men on a motorcycle opened fire on the teacher in his car Sunday in the city of Taez.

Response to 'proselytizing'? Al Qaeda group claims killing of US teacher in Yemen.
Christian Science Monitor
Joel Shrun, an American teaching English in Yemen, was killed by motorcycle-riding gunmen on Sunday. By Mohammed Ghobari, Reuters / March 18, 2012 The car American teacher Joel Shrun is towed away after he was gunned down Sunday morning in Taiz, Yemen.

Christian Science Monitor

American Teacher Shot Dead in Yemen
New York Times
An American teacher at a missionary organization was shot and killed by two men on a motorcycle in the central Yemeni city Taiz on Sunday, according to Yemeni officials. The teacherwas on his way to work when the gunmen approached his car and opened ...

Militants kill American teacher in Yemen
By Mohammed Ghobari | SANAA (Reuters) - Motorcycle-riding gunmen linked to al Qaeda shot and killed an American teacher in the Yemeni city of Taiz on Sunday, and Yemeni officials said government forces killed up to 14 militants in clashes and artillery ...

Militants kill American teacher in Yemen -police
Chicago Tribune
(Adds warplane's bombardment of Jaar) SANAA, March 18 (Reuters) - Two men on a motorcycle shot and killed an American teacher in the Yemeni city of Taiz, on Sunday morning, a police source said, and a warplane bombed a southern town, forcing many ...

Education Report: Good news for Oakland families with 'fall babies'
San Jose Mercury News
By Katy Murphy This is a sampling of The Education Report, Katy Murphy's Oakland schools blog. Read more at www.IBAbuzz.com/education. Follow her at Twitter.com/KatyMurphy. March 16: It's been a confusing few months for families with children who are ...

Yemen: Gunmen kill US teacher in central city
By Ahmed Al-Haj AP / March 18, 2012 SANAA, Yemen—Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead early Sunday an American teacher working at a language institute in a central Yemeni city, the region's provincial governor said. Hamoud al-Sufi said the teacher was ...

UPDATE 1-Militants kill American teacher in Yemen
Chicago Tribune
Victim identified as US English teacher * Al Qaeda-affiliated group claims responsibility * Plane bombs town held by group in south (Adds claim of responsibility, report of clashes in south) By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA, March 18 (Reuters) ...

American teacher shot dead in Yemen language school
New York Post
The attack came two days after a Yemeni official said suspected al Qaeda gunmen abducted a Swiss woman, also a teacher at a language school, in the Red Sea port of Hodeida and moved her to the restive province of Shabwa. The local branch of al Qaeda is ...

New York Post

American Teacher Reported Killed By Terrorists in Yemen
International Business Times
Motorcycle-riding gunmen shot and killed an American teacher in Yemen Sunday, police said, and an al Qaeda-linked Musim extremist group claimed responsibility. Meanwhile, the Yemeni government said its forces killed up to 14 militants in clashes, ...

International Business Times

Steep learning curve on path to more freedom
Sydney Morning Herald
Ten years ago, public school principals told the Commonwealth Review of Teaching andTeacher Education they wanted two things above all. The first was the freedom to select and allocate staff according to the needs of their school, and the second was ...

Bill would revamp teacher pay, tenure
Houma Courier
That means they don't know exactly how Houma-Thibodaux teachers might be affected. Senate Bill 603, a major part of Gov. Bobby Jindal's K-12 education-reform package, would give local school districts more leeway in determining how well individual ...

La. teachers, upset with treatment, prepare for Round 2
Alexandria Town Talk
Bobby Jindal's education package locked out of the State Capitol, and then having their attempts to slow down administration education-reform bills rebuffed. Round 2 is expected this week as the bills move to the House and Senate floors.

Eastside Teachers Criticize State Health Insurance Consolidation Legislation
The assembly was organized by teachers union affiliate Sammamish Uniserv Council, which includes as members the Issaquah Education Association and the Lake Washington EducationAssociation, as a "Rally to Protect our Future." The 41st District's third ...

US teacher 'shot dead' in Yemen's second city of Taiz
BBC News
An American language teacher has been shot dead by gunmen in Yemen's second city of Taiz, officials say. He was deputy director of a Swedish language centre in the city, a security official told the AFP news agency. The teacher was driving his car when ...

BBC News

U.S. Teacher Killed in Yemen
Daily Beast
An American language teacher was shot dead by two gunmen on a motorcycle Sunday in Taiz, one of the largest cities in Yemen. The assailants, who fired on the victim in his car and fled the scene, are believed to be militants linked to al Qaeda,...

Daily Beast

REGION: More than 250 teachers receive layoff notices
North County Times
More than 250 Southwest County teachers were among an estimated 20000 educators statewide to receive preliminary layoff notices by Thursday's deadline. March 15 is the deadline for teachers who may not be retained next year to be notified.

US teacher shot dead in Yemen
A US teacher who worked at a language school in the Yemeni city of Taez has been shot dead by al-Qaeda gunmen. The assailants rode a motorbike in their attack on the man, who was the deputy director of a Swedish language centre in the city, ...


Stonington teachers' union presses school board on cutting vacation days
By Joe Wojtas Stonington - The teachers' union has asked the school board to either rescind its decision to trim April vacation by three days or to negotiate terms for teachers concerned about sanctions if they are absent. The Board of Education will ...

Governor's Council on Educator Effectiveness balks at deadline for teacher ...
Detroit Free Press
By Lori Higgins The head of a group charged with recommending a statewide evaluation plan forteachers -- one that uses student growth on tests as a large factor in evaluating them -- says an April 30 deadline is too ambitious to issue a quality report ...

Teacher's quiz calls Benton Harbor 'sordid'
South Bend Tribune
(AP) — A white teacher in southwestern Michigan has agreed to attend a racial sensitivity workshop after giving a vocabulary quiz that described Benton Harbor – a poor, mostly black city – as "sordid." The full question shows English teacher Christine ...

Utah Governor Mulls Sex Education Options | Education News
By S.D. Lawrence
Utah already does not permit comprehensive sex education classes, but currently allows school to make a choice between not teaching the subject at all, teaching abstinence-only and teachingabstinence-plus. The crucial difference for schools, students and sex ed teachers if the bill becomes law is that discussion of contraception will no longer be allowed in the classroom. Utah was already considered to be conservative in its sex education policies, with a curriculum considered to ...
Education News

Teachers behaving badly: Schools say safeguards protect students ...
By Suzanne Perez Tobias
Also last fall, two Clearwater teachers – Cathleen Balman and Amber Dull – were charged in separate incidents with having unlawful sexual relations with students. In Kansas, it's illegal for a teacher to have sexual relations with a student of ...
Wichita Eagle: News Updates

Lights, Camera, Education! |
By Mel Riddile
There are some interesting parallels between movie making and education. The actors interpret the lines provided by a screenwriter in much the same manner as teachers present a curriculum. Success in both is measured by the response of ...

Governor Christie, Obama & Education | RedState
By davenj1 (Diary)
On many conservative websites, the main argument has been the abrogation of state authority over educational standards to federal standards in return for federal education dollars. I have written extensively in ... Are teachers less effective today than in the past? ... A few years ago, I substitute teaching in the 4th grade and the students were learning and practicing areas and perimeters. ... When I told the actual teacher, I was told, “You did not have to do that, but I appreciate it. But, they ...
davenj1's Diary

Instapundit » Blog Archive » LEGAL EDUCATION UPDATE ...
By Glenn Reynolds
LEGAL EDUCATION UPDATE: Placement Data Controversy Hits Elite Law Schools. My Dean has been steadfast in his insistence that we not lie about this stuff. I'm beginning to wonder if he's the only one to feel that way. Upside: He doesn't ...

Uganda Native Credits CU Center For Teaching ASL « CBS Denver
By matthewbuettner
Rebecca Novinger, the special programs coordinator at the Marion Downs center, taught Sserunjogi's first ASL classes. Learning the language is difficult enough for a native English speaker, she explained. Learning the two simultaneously ...
CBS Denver

Donald Clark Plan B: Blog marathon: 50 blogs on learning theorists ...
By Donald Clark
Over the next 50 days I plan to blog 50 separate pieces on learning theorists. Despite educationand training's central role in society, its intellectuals are not well known. Few can name more than a handful of candidates for the Hall of Fame.
Donald Clark Plan B

Weekly Ed-Tech News Roundup: Encyclopedia Britannica Stops the ...
Weekly Ed-Tech News Roundup: Encyclopedia Britannica Stops the Presses. by Audrey Watters on 17 Mar, ... It's been two years since the Obama Administration released its National Educational Technology Plan. This week, the government ...
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