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US Education called "a very grave national security threat"

News Corp.'s Klein Calls US Education Grave Security Risk
By John Hechinger on March 19, 2012 A crisis in the US public education system poses “a very grave national security threat,” requiring an overhaul to offer families more choices, business,education and political leaders said in a report.

Education woes linked to national security
The Associated Press
According to the panel, 75 percent of young adults don't qualify to serve in the military because they are physically unfit, have criminal records or inadequate levels of education. That's in part because 1 in 4 students fails to graduate from high ...

Condi Rice-Joel Klein report: Not the new 'A Nation at Risk'
Washington Post (blog)
The US Education Reform and National Security report, to be sure, has some similar language and themes of a Nation at Risk. It says (over and over) that America's national security is threatened because America's public schools aren't adequately ...

News Corp.'s Klein Calls U.S. Education Grave Security Risk
A crisis in the US public education system poses a “very grave national security threat,” requiring an overhaul to offer families more choices, business, education and political leaders said in a report. Along with undermining economic competitiveness ...

Rice: Failing schools a national security threat
CBS News
(CBS News) Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that failures in education pose a threat to America's national security and to the country's leadership in the 21st century. Rice, who co-chairs a task force oneducation reform and ...

CBS News

Condoleezza Rice On Fox & Friends: Education Is A Critical ...
By Meenal Vamburkar
On Tuesday, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and chancellor of the New York City Department of Education Joel Klein paid a visit to Fox & Friends to discuss the state of the country's education system. In light of the pair's new ...

Parents: Slain American Loved Teaching in Yemen
ABC News
And although Shrum had become a teacher and grown to love his work and Yemeni friends, they said, he was shot to death by gunmen who may have targeted him as a Christian missionary. The US State Department is calling the shooting a terrorist act and ...

ABC News

AT&T Announces Expansion of Education Commitment and Increase of Indiana Grad Rate
MarketWatch (press release)
According to a March 19, 2012 report by Civic Enterprises, the Everyone Graduates Center, America's Promise Alliance and the Alliance for Excellent Education, Indiana has seen a 2.1 percentage increase in 2009 graduation rates, compared with data from ...

Now's time to have your say on education reform
Shreveport Times
Education reform. So far, the debate has been heated and vocal among politicians, teachersand school officials. What's deafening (and more worrisome) is the silence from the other stakeholders in this card game — parents and taxpayers.

US teacher killing: How religiously open is Yemen?
Christian Science Monitor
By Adam Baron, Contributor / March 19, 2012 A damaged vehicle purported to belong to an American teacher shot by gunmen is towed away in Taiz, Yemen, Sunday. Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead early Sunday an Americanteacher working at a language ...

Christian Science Monitor

Teacher dispute settlement is possible
Victoria Times Colonist
By Les Leyne, Times Colonist March 20, 2012 3:03 AM Contrary to all appearances, there is a potential settlement zone in which the government and the BC Teachers' Federation could make peace and get on with things. But there's a lot of drama to get ...

Malloy Discusses Education Plan During New London Stop
Dannel Malloy speaks at a forum on his education reform proposals at the Winthrop School on Monday. Speakers at a forum at the Winthrop School on Monday thanked Gov. Dannel Malloy for seeking to improve Connecticut's schools, but were sometimes ...

Teachers debating all options in contract dispute
(CBC) BC teachers held a rally and March in downtown Vancouver Monday afternoon to protest the back-to-work legislation passed last week by the provincial government. Teachers walked up Georgia Street from the Hyatt Hotel where the BCTeachers' ...


SVSU, teachers settle lengthy pay dispute
Bennington Banner
BENNINGTON -- Vermont Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan said Monday that local teachersand the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union settled an ongoing pay dispute Friday. The Southwest Vermont Education Association, the local union representing more than ...

SkillSoft's inGenius Social Learning Features Now Available on SkillSoft ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SkillSoft, a leading SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small-to-medium-sized businesses, added inGenius social collaboration capabilities to its SLA solution to support ...

Teacher pay dispute resolved in southwest Vt.
BENNINGTON, Vt.—Vermont Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan says teachers and administrators in the southwestern part of the state have settled on an ongoing pay dispute that stemmed from a strike last year. The Southwest Vermont Education Association, ...

Malloy pitches education plan in New London
By Julianne Hanckel New London - Local teachers, parents and community members filled the gymnasium of the Winthrop Magnet Elementary School on Monday for the seventh stop of the governor's statewide Education Reform Tour. Gov.

A Global Test For US Schools
Council on Foreign Relations
Interviewee: Joel I. Klein, Former chancellor of the New York City Department of Education; Co-Chair of CFR Task Force on Education Reform Quality public education is seen as the cornerstone of a healthy democracy and essential for a globally ...

BC teachers may vote on strike Tuesday as Abbott, Lambert square off
The Province
By IAN AUSTIN AND FRANK LUBA, The Province March 19, 2012 BCTF President Susan Lambert, shown outside the Art Gallery in Vancouver Monday, said teachers are expected to decide whether they will strike Tuesday. BC Education Minister George Abbott wants ...

Hostile takeover: Parents seek control of failing school in education reform
But their little school at the edge of the Mojave Desert has also become a flash point in a high-stakes national struggle over the future of public education, one that pits powerful teachers unions against some of world's wealthiest philanthropies.

GEMS Offers Education at Different Price Points
Washington Post
Mar. 20, 2012 - March 20 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Lara Setrakian reports from the GEMS World Academy in Dubai, part of the world's largest chain of for-profit schools. (Source: Bloomberg) (/Bloomberg) Correction: Clarification: SuperFan badge holders ...

LA Unified removes teacher, principal from Wilmington school
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Unified School District has replaced the principal of a Wilmington elementary school shortly after opening an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by a male teacher. The veteran teacher, whose name has not been released, ...

Twin Cities teaching vet gets his call to the Hall
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A Twin Cities teacher is among five being inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. Scott Charlesworth-Seiler teaches at the Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource (FAIR) School in Crystal. He has been with the since 2000 and taught in the ...

BC teachers' head would back illegal job action in wage dispute
Globe and Mail
The teachers have been without a contract since last June. The EducationImprovement Act also raises the prospect of fines for defiance – a maximum of $475 per teacher per day during an illegal strike, plus overall fines of $1.3-million daily for the ...

Globe and Mail

Great Falls teacher to help carry Olympic torch in 2012
Great Falls Tribune
Morningside Elementary fifth- and sixth-grade teacher Kathie Heusel learned that she will carry the Olympic torch this summer in England in preparation for the 2012 London Games. TRIBUNE PHOTO/KATHIE HEUSEL. Great Falls will see one of its own ...

More cuts, fewer teachers – Off the Kuff
By Charles Kuffner
New data from the Texas Education Agency illustrate what school officials have decried for months: Their staffs are stretched thin following the unprecedented state budget cuts that took effect this school year. Statewide, districts eliminated roughly 25000 positions, including more than 10700 teaching jobs. Overall, districts cut their workforce by 4 percent – through attrition and, in some cases, layoffs – since last school year. “I'm hoping the Legislature will see there's hard data showing ...
Off the Kuff

Proviso East Teacher Inducted To National Hall Of Fame « CBS ...
By Adam Harrington
A Maywood science teacher is basking in the glory of his latest award. ... “These awards that I've gotten involved in , it's helped me to redefine myself as a teacher, to redefine what I do in the classroom and share it with other teachers,” he said. Lid and the four other inductees will be honored May 8 during a reception at the Washington headquarters of the National EducationAssociation. In June they will be in Emporia, Kansas for a recognition banquet and the induction ceremony ...
CBS Chicago

Learning International Lessons in Principal and Teacher ...
By Guest Blogger
The Department's team of Teaching Ambassador Fellows—active classroom teachers who spend a year working at the U.S. Department of Education—have already held more than 100 roundtable meetings with teachers across the country ...
ED.gov Blog

Gloucester County Teacher Fights To Keep Job After Student ...
By Crystal Cranmore
Cell phone video recorded by a 10th grade student identified as J. A. has special education teacher Steven Roth fighting for his job with the Gloucester County Special Services School District in front of an administrative law judge Monday.
CBS Philly

N.J. Teacher Caught On Camera Bullying Student Apologizes, But ...
By jcap17
Student: “Don't call me special.” Teacher: “What, oh my god, (expletive) … Dude, what are you here are for? What does the tile in front of that school say? Special education.” “(He was) making me feel like I will never amount to anything,” the ...
CBS New York

George De La Torre Junior Elementary Abuse: Teacher Accused Of ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
A teacher at George de La Torre Junior Elementary in Wilmington has been placed on paid administrative leave after being accused of inappropriately touching a student.
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed

West Seattle Blog… » Congratulations to award-winning teachers ...
Congratulations to award-winning teachers Huong Nguyen of WSHS and Leticia Clausen of Denny! ... She is currently in the process of developing performance rubrics to help students understand what their learning outcomes need to be. When students do not meet standard on alearning target, she provides ... It is a great pleasure to announce that Ms. Leticia Clausen is a winner of the 2012 Philip P. Swain Excellence in Education Award! It was an honor for me to nominate Ms.
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