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Battles over teacher evaluations rage

Battles over teacher evaluations rage on
Buffalo News
By Robert J. McCarthy If the Buffalo Public School District loses millions in state grants because its teachers union fails to ratify a proposed evaluation system, an influential state lawmaker says New York State should take over the district.

Buffalo News

Alleged teacher misconduct cases growing in LA
CBS News
(CBS News) LOS ANGELES - Lawmakers in California are considering a bill that would make it easier to fire teachers accused of misconduct. As CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy tells us, it's in response to anger over a growing list of abuse cases in the ...

CBS News

On college campuses, Title IX transforms response to sexual assault _ but not ...
Washington Post
For much of its 40-year history, the federal education gender-equity law known as Title IX has made headlines mostly on the sports pages. But over the last decade or so, Title IX has shifted onto a different patch of contentious terrain: sexual assault ...

California teacher fired for porn appearances fighting to get her job back
Fox News
A California junior high school teacher who was fired for appearing in pornographic videos plans to contest her termination, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. The Oxnard Unified School District voted unanimously last Wednesday to fire ...

Lannoye teachers tag-team classes, win Golden Apple
Green Bay Press Gazette
Lannoye Elementary School teachers Stephanie Heezen, left, and Susan McMahon, part of a two-teacher Golden Apple Award team, react during share time at the end of the day with their students in Pittsfield. / Corey Wilson/Press-Gazette » Education: ...

Government hopeful of passing important education bills
New York Daily News
New Delhi, April 22 — With the budget session of parliament set to resume Tuesday, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal and education officials are keeping their fingers crossed for a slew of critical but pending education bills that, ...

Hatch: Mental health, education reforms still percolating
Terry Branstad's administration, but rest assured, Senate Democrats have been legislatingeducation reform for the last four years. We enacted early childhood development, core competency services, smaller class size standards and teacher evaluations.

The business of education: Is the trend troubling you?
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Want to really personalize learning in ways that a single teacher in a classroom can't? Not a problem. Want to have kids write more, a lot more, while not having to grade any of it? Not a problem. You get the idea. Remember this from last November?

Bert Weedon, Guitar Teacher to a Generation, Dies at 91
New York Times
Besides teaching readers how to hold the instrument and introducing basic chords, Mr. Weedon urged moderation in matters of volume. “As I travel up and down the country, I meet many groups who try to blast their way to success with too much noise and ...

Obama casts GOP as barrier to affordable education
San Francisco Chronicle
Washington -- Eager to energize young voters, President Obama is depicting Republicans as obstacles to an affordable college education, using his Internet and radio address Saturday to preview an argument he will take on the road this week to ...

Early learning equals later successes
Ironton Tribune
Study after study has revealed that early childhood education often translates directly into academic success later in life. But you don't have to be a statistician or an educator to see proof of this. Just talk to my little girl or any other child in ...

California teacher accused of punching students
Fox News
An Orange County special-education teacher is on paid administrative leave while officials investigate allegations he grabbed disabled students by the back of the neck, sat on students who are unable to speak, and teased and punched them.

For colleges, rape cases a legal minefield
By Justin Pope AP Education Writer / April 21, 2012 A closed- door encounter between two college acquaintances. Both have been drinking. One says she was raped; the other insists it was consensual. There are no other witnesses.

Mass. cafe helps people with learning disabilities
I love what they're doing here," Golding, a former special education teacher, said. "Here" is an airy, sunlit cafe with high ceilings, warm-colored wood and, on a recent Monday morning, the delicious smell of bacon announcing breakfast sandwiches in ...

2 honored for “Teaching with Heart and Soul”
This is the first time the district has honored two teachers in one year with this award. Ligon is currently a resource teacher at Warner Upper Elementary School. She began her career as a student teacher at Forest Elementary School and has been with ...

'Mom Congress' delegate has cooperative vision for schools
Getting beyond adversarial relationships and building bridges between home and school is a big part of the message the Duxbury parent will bring to next weekend's national “Mom Congress on Education and Learning'' in Washington, DC, on educational ...

Obama touting affordable education, Blunt chides Democrats about taxes, energy ...
Fox News
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)AP2012 Eager to energize young voters, President Barack Obama is depicting Republicans as obstacles to an affordable college education as he previews an argument he will make on university campuses next week in states crucial ...

Learning Years: Support early childhood development
Richmond Times Dispatch
This annual celebration, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, is a time for us as adults to recognize that providing opportunities to children is our responsibility. Today we know more than ever before about the ...

Downtown Brooklyn's City Tech picks valedictorian: Iraqi War vet turned ...
New York Daily News
Six years later, he's the pride of New York City College of Technology's graduating class, with a grade point average of 3.968 and a bachelor's degree in technologyteacher education coming his way. He plans to make a career of teaching middle- and ...

New York Daily News

'Quality learning' lets kids set their own pace
Superintendent Doug Stilwell's vision is to bring “quality learning” into every classroom. The goal, he said, is to make teachers facilitators and students active in their learning. Since the beginning of the school year, teachers and students from ...

Senate takes up driver education, TSA search bills
One committee several senators appeared eager to serve on was the one that will be established to determine whether it is in the best interests of the citizens of New Hampshire to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to complete their driver's education courses ...

On campus, debate over civil rights and rape
By Justin Pope AP Education Writer / April 21, 2012 For months after Kristina Ponischil was raped at a party in her off-campus apartment, her life at Western Washington University was hell. Police wouldn't act, as often happens in college towns with ...

Disagreement between Rumore, King sharpens as $5.6 million is on line
Buffalo News
By Tom Precious ALBANY — The wrangling over a stalled teacher-evaluation plan for Buffalo schoolteachers has become a personal fight between Buffalo Teachers Federation President Philip Rumore and State Education Commissioner John King Jr. Rumore's ...

Election 2012: Angus Makes Education and Economic Development Key Focus
Angus: Education and economic development are tied, but I would have to say public education reform due to my special interest in special education students. I believe that government needs to stop turning to the people they represent to fix their ...

New rule would curb raises for teachers
Herald Times Reporter
Scott Walker, shown addressing business leaders last month at Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland, has reshaped a rule to lower inflation-based raises for teachers in Wisconsin. / File/GWM The Associated Press MADISON — Gov.

Richter says suit possible over WHS teaching schedule
But last week the board accepted a renomination list that keeps current staffing levels the same for the 2012-13 school year — minus a part-time physical education teacher — as recommended by Principal Bill McGowan. The vote came after a non-public ...

Should teachers and students be Facebook friends?
Daily Comet
Websites like Facebook and Twitter are part of many Americans' lives, but school systems locally and nationwide are drawing the line when it comes to online social networking between teachers and students. Dawn Trahan, an eighth-grade teacher at ...

Teacher challenging firing over porn video
OXNARD, Calif., April 21 (UPI) -- A Southern California teacher plans to fight a school board decision to dismiss her for allegedly appearing in a pornographic video, her attorney said. The Oxnard School District board voted this week to fire Haydock ...

18 are finalists for Teacher of the Year
Yuma Sun
Instructors will be recognized for the work they do in the classroom at Tuesday's 25th AnnualTeacher of the Year Banquet, sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Yuma and the EducationFoundation of Yuma County. Organizers are also inviting past Teachers of ...

#EB2012: Physiology Education | Whizbang
By whizbang
The Claude Bernard Distinguished Lectureship is awarded to an established investigator with a history of excellence in education who is making outstanding contributions to teaching and learning. This award is not restricted to APS members.

TaxProf Blog: Legal Education's Original Sin
By Paul Caron
Australasian Tax Teachers Ass'n • Upcoming Meeting • Publications • U.S. Members European Ass'n of .... I was particularly struck by Jim's obervation that the root cause of today's troubles facing legal education can be traced to a fateful choice made 130 years ago: medical schools decided that their mission would be to turn out doctors, while law schools decided that their mission would be to turn out law professors. Jim described Washington & Lee's attempt to better equip students ...
TaxProf Blog

A teacher, a student and a 39-year-long lesson in forgiveness ...
By Tom Hallman Jr., The Oregonian
Larry Israelson apologizes to his former teacher, James Atteberry, for a long-ago hurt and learns it's never too late for a second chance. ... He was also gay, and politicians were working to root out gay teachers. "If a teacher was found to be gay, his contract would not be renewed," ... Even though he admired Atteberry and enjoyed learning from him, the boys were linking the teacher's life and his in a way that made him someone to be ridiculed. "I took a couple of hard punches," he said.
Portland News

How Generalizations About Learning Hurt Student Motivation « peer ...
By erichorowitz
... Urban Planning · Sports · ← How Not to Have An Adult Debate About Education Reform: Part II ...Kids hear these things, whether it be from other kids, teachers, parents, or strangers, and they do have an effect. I also think there's a more ...
peer-reviewed by my neurons

Higher Education Bubblehead: Fisking Another BHO Weekly ...
By smitty
So we should be doing everything we can to put higher education within reach for every American – because at a time when the unemployment rate for Americans with at least a college degree is about half the national average, it's never been ...
The Other McCain

Are students learning? Colleges don't know — Joanne Jacobs
By Joanne
Many college students aren't working very hard or learning very much, according to recent studies, writes New York Times columnist David Brooks, who suggests value-added assessments to show how much graduates have gained. At some ...
Joanne Jacobs

Manuael Ernest Dillow, Virginia High School Teacher, Arrested For ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Standardized Testing · Arne Duncan · School Bullying · Education Reform · Armchair Detective ...Times News reports. Dillow had borrowed the firearm from a teacher in a separate department, and Washington County Virginia Public Schools Superintendent Jim Sullivan confirmed to WCYB that the gun is a teaching aid for a criminal justice class at the school. .... Carolyn Bucior: Subs Gone Wild: Who's Ultimately Responsible for Harm Done by Substitute Teachers? Yes, the substitute ...
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Lesson Plan SOS: End of the Year Learning Celebrations!
By Lesson Plan SOS Teachers
End of the Year Learning Celebrations! Are you looking to end this year with a bang? Are you ready to go a little bit above and beyond and be “that teacher” down the hallway that is still doing cool things in the last month of school? If so, we ...
Lesson Plan SOS

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