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Washington state teacher killed at Christian school in Iraq
The Seattle Times
A teacher from Cosmopolis, Grays Harbor County, has been killed by a student at the school where he taught in Iraq. By Times staff and news Services Jeremiah Small was shot and killed by a student at a Christian school in the Kurdish city of ... 

BC's 41000 teachers set to strike Monday
National Post
By Evan Duggan with Tara Carman VANCOUVER — British Columbia's teachers will strike Monday, BC Teachers' Federation president Susan Lambert says. Lambert said Thursday morning the province's 41000 teachers “will withdraw their services” for three days ...

National Post

BC teachers strike sparks childcare mayhem
Not all BC public schools will remain open to students during the provincial teachers' strike next week, despite assurances by the provincial government, and that's left many parents scrambling to make childcare plans. BC Education Minister George ...

Clark to teachers: Don't strike
Vancouver Sun
However, Education Minister George Abbott told reporters Thursday morning while he is “disappointed” by the teacher strike, the government bill is too complex to fast-track. Abbott said it wouldn't be fair to rush it through without debate.

Teachers' strike starts Monday
By Lexi Bainas, Citizen March 2, 2012 Public school teachers are preparing for a three-day strike starting Monday, March 5, following a resounding 87 per cent "yes" vote from 41000 BC Teachers' Federation members. In the Cowichan Valley, as elsewhere ...

Family of US teacher shot to death in Iraqi school mourns violence that ...
Washington Post
Jeremiah Small spent six years teaching at a private Christian school in northern Iraq, sharing his love of history, literature and Jesus with the primarily Muslim students in his classes. He didn't worry about his safety, even if his family in ...

McGuinty asks teachers to 'do their part' in YouTube video
Globe and Mail
Premier Dalton McGuinty is asking Ontario's teachers to “do their part” to help slow down spending and protect education in the province. In a YouTube video released this morning, Mr. McGuinty thanks teachers for their years of work before asking them ...

Globe and Mail

BC teachers strike: Indecisive government gives teachers' union the upper hand
The Province
On Thursday, education minister George Abbott said he “respects” the teachers' decision to go on strike and the government will not move aggressively to stop it. “I understand that emotions are running high, and we do not want to inflame the situation ...

North Shore teachers to strike Monday
North Shore News
"We're certainly disappointed by the teachers' union decision," he said. "We already feel there has been significant disruption to student learning with Phase 1 of job action, which has gone on now for six months." During that phase, teachers have ...

Teachers expected to be off job for three days starting Monday
Subsequently, teachers may withdraw all duties for one out of five days per week, again with notice of not less than two days. Following Tuesday's LRB decision, Education Minister George Abbott moved to thwart job action by saying he'd introduce a bill ...

Teachers prepare to strike on Monday
Coquitlam Now
By Jennifer McFee, Coquitlam Now March 2, 2012 2:08 AM Classes will be cancelled Monday as BCteachers begin a three-day full-scale strike, the BC Teachers' Association says. This step follows a province-wide vote held Tuesday and Wednesday to ...

Teacher walkout sparks concerns over child-care options
Globe and Mail
As a controversial education bill begins its journey through the legislative process and parents scrambled for child care, the early outcome of a teachers walkout seems to be confusion over what to do with the kids. Education Minister George Abbott ...

Globe and Mail

I support our hardworking teachers
I have heard a lot of public feedback in the media lately about the teachers' strike, some of which is not supportive of the teachers' cause. I have also heard the provincial Education Minister, Mr. George Abbott, say that parents must be so frustrated ...

Teachers to strike next week
Coast Reporter
46 superintendent of schools Patrick Bocking said the strike action will require schools to be closed, as without the teachers, the District “would not be able to offer a safe learning environment.” At Coast Reporter press time Thursday afternoon, ...

BC teachers to strike Monday to protest 'arrogance' and 'cynicism' of government
The Province
By JENNIFER SALTMAN, The Province March 1, 2012 BC Teachers' Federation president Susan Lambert has announced a Teachers strike will begin Monday morning. Lambert said the decision was in response to the “arrogance” and “cynicism” of a government that ...

Teacher quits, leaves wife, moves in with student; outrage ensues
Palm Beach Post
28, 2012 in Modesto, Hooker quit his teaching job at Enochs High School last week and left his wife and children, one of them an Enochs student, to live with Enochs senior Jordan Powers. Modesto police are investigating whether there was inappropriate ...

Teachers must take pay freeze, Ontario government says
Toronto Star
Tanya Talaga and Kristin Rushowy Staff Reporters Education Minister Laurel Broten came out swinging against the elementary teachers union on Thursday after contract talks broke down over their refusal to take a pay freeze.

Santorum scorns govt role in education but used tax dollars for his kids ...
Washington Post
Santorum says he wants to curtail dramatically the power of states and the federal government in public education. “Not only do I believe the federal government should get out of the educationbusiness, I think the state government should start to get ...

California college students protest education cuts
By Terence Chea AP / March 2, 2012 SAN FRANCISCO—Students, educators and Occupy Wall Street activists held demonstrations Thursday across California to protest state budget cuts toeducation, partially shutting down at least one college campus.

American teacher slain in Iraq - murder-suicide
San Francisco Chronicle
Sulaymaniya, Iraq -- The quarrel at a Christian school was at first easily ignored by other students: a disagreement between a classmate and a teacher that could barely be heard. But it quickly escalated into gunfire Thursday in a murder-suicide ...

Family, students mourns man's death in Iraq school
Students cry in the schoolyard after a fatal shooting of an American gym teacher at a school in Sulaimaniyah, 160 miles (260 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, March, 1, 2012. An American gym teacher was killed Thursday when a student in ...


Three-day walkout starts Monday
Victoria Times Colonist
The BC government continued Thursday to roll out Bill 22, which imposes a "cooling off" period until September, extends the teachers' current contract and appoints a mediator to help both sides reach a collective agreement. Education Minister George ...

California Teen Moves in With Teacher
ABC News
Amid a storm of controversy and police investigation, a California teacher who left his family and job to be with a teenage former student said he followed his heart and that the couple waited until he resigned before they "took it to the next level.

ABC News

Bill to prohibit job action needs full debate in legislature, minister says
Vancouver Sun
The Liberal government won't rush a bill intended to end a protracted con-tract feud with teachersthrough the legislature in a way that would disrupt the union's plan for a strike early next week,Education Minister George Abbott said Thursday.

Teachers' strike action?
Teachers' union president Susan Lambert said Thursday teachers were giving the province four days to make a new contract offer, but Education Minister George Abbott appeared willing to let things take their course and said he would not fast-track ...

Matthew Tully: There's nothing snobbish about the opportunity for education
Indianapolis Star
The value he placed on learning and education was clear; it was clear in the books that flooded his apartment and in his insistence that I study hard. In fact, nearly 35 years later, I still remember the look on his face when I showed him a ...

BC teachers to start 3-day strike Monday
Lambert said she realized the strike would be a great inconvenience to parents butteachers felt there were too many things wrong with the school system that needed to be fixed. Schools to remain open In the legislature in Victoria, Education Minister ...


Car plows through Occupy Education demonstrators in California
Boston Herald
Supported by a host of faculty and staff, several hundred University of California, Santa Cruz students gathered at the base of campus Thursday for a largely peaceful Occupy Education demonstration against state budget cuts and the university's ...

Learn about CC during Open Education Week - Creative Commons
By Jessica Coates
As most of you are undoubtedly aware, next week, 5-10 March, is the First Annual Open EducationWeek - a time set aside each year to celebrate and raise awareness about open education and open educational resources (OER). How better to spend it than ... OER are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open education is ...
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Goldin-Katz and the Education Plateau, Bryan Caplan | EconLog ...
By Bryan Caplan
Education has not plateaued. Does this mean that Goldin and Katz's The Race Between Education and Technology is wrong? No. Goldin-Katz never claim that the stock of education has stagnated.* When Goldin-Katz talk about a "standstill" in ...
EconLog: Library of Economics...

Simone Harris: No Public Education, No Democracy
By Simone Harris
School Bullying; Teachers; Arne Duncan; Education Reform. Smarter Ideas More. Log in | Create Account. |; Sign Out ... Simone Harris. English teacher; Blogger, TheEduTalk.blogspot.com. GET UPDATES FROM Simone Harris. Like. 8 .... In the current education climate it is not fashionable to examine the big picture, nor to ask too many questions about what students are learning and why we are teaching it to them. It's not recommended for the teacher and it's not prescribed for the ...
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Los Angeles Teacher Arrests: After Miramonte Scandal, A Slew Of ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
The Huffington Post has learned the names and schools of five more teachers or teacher's aides across the district that have been "housed" (removed to a non-teaching setting) while authorities investigate complaints about their conduct.
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Female teacher accused of having sex with boy at Hemet High ...
By Robert Lopez
A female teacher at Hemet High has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a boy who was a student at the school, authorities said Thursday. ... More in: Crime and courts, Tablet, Education, Riverside County. increase text size ...

Obama Education Blueprint a Road Map to More Washington Control
By Lindsey Burke
On Monday, President Obama spoke to the National Governor's Association (NGA), using the opportunity to reproach state leaders for not increasing education spending in their state budgets: Nothing more clearly signals what you value as a state than the decisions you make ... In November, the National Council on Teacher Quality found that surveyed school districts reported laying off 2.5 percent of their teachers. The number fell to 1.5 percent when California was excluded from the ...
The Foundry: Conservative Policy...

Revisiting Learning Styles « Experiencing E-Learning
By Christy Tucker
Revisiting Learning Styles. March 1, 2012. As part of David Kelly's Learning Styles Awareness Day, I'm revisiting the idea of learning styles. I admit that when I was taught learning styles in myeducation program, I didn't question it. It made intuitive sense, and I'd never heard ... This might be what Tom Stafford from Mind Hacks is getting at when he says “Having thought about learning styles helps teachers improve their teaching and also helps increase their confidence and motivation.
Experiencing E-Learning

Modesto Teacher Quits Job To Be With 18-Year-Old Student « CBS ...
By tjfang
A Central Valley school teacher has quit his job and left his wife and kids to move into an apartment with an 18-year-old student less than half his age. ... Modesto Teacher Quits Job To Be With 18-Year-Old Student. March 1, 2012 4:43 PM. Share this. 6 comments. 41-year-old James ... Hooker quit his teaching job at Enochs High School last week and left his wife and children, one of them an Enochs student, to live with Enochs senior Jordan Powers. Modesto police are investigating ...
CBS San Francisco

Iraqi President's Grandnephew Killed His American Teacher ...
By Margaret Griffis
Among the dead was President Jalal Talabani's grandnephew, who committed suicide after killing his American teacher. Meanwhile, the Iraqi government released their casualty figures for February. An American teacher was killed by his Iraqi ...
Antiwar.com Original

Female Hemet HS Teacher Arrested After Being Accused Of Having ...
By Alan Carter
Don't worry, She'll only get a slap on the hand, on the other case, if it was a male teacher, he will be given the biggest punishment. Is always the same female teacher are not punish like male teachers. March 1, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Reply | Report ...
CBS Los Angeles

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