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Burbank instructor is named National Teacher of the Year

Burbank instructor is named National Teacher of the Year
Los Angeles Times
"Public education does so much to provide kids with the highest quality education possible but with so much less." Aside from state funding cuts, teachers also face pressure stemming from calls for revamped teacher evaluations. Some districts are using ...

Los Angeles Times

Burbank Teacher Named 2012's National Teacher of the Year
Los Angeles, we are happy to report to you a story spotlighting a local teacher who has not engaged in lewd conduct with students but shined in her role doing exactly what teachers should do: educate and empower America's youth.


Obama honors California English teacher as national teacher of the year
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is honoring Rebecca Mieliwocki (Mil-WAU-kee) as the 2012 National Teacher of the Year. Mieliwocki is a seventh-grade English teacher in suburban Los Angeles. During a White House ceremony, Obama said Mieliwocki ...

Teacher of the year to beleaguered educators: Stand tall
Washington Post
At a time when morale among public school teachers has dropped to a 20-year low and many feel unfairly blamed for failing schools, Rebecca Mieliwocki has a message for the nation's educators: Stand tall. “You will never meet a more hardworking American ...

Obama: 'I wouldn't be here' without good teachers
"Teachers matter," Obama said during a ceremony honoring the winner and finalists of the 2012 National Teacher of the Year award. The winner is Rebecca Mieliwocki, a seventh-grade English teacher from Burbank, Cal., near Los Angeles.


Romney looks for a running mate
Lamar Alexander, who was the education secretary under Former President George HW Bush, talks about the race to 2012 and President Barack Obama's call for student loan reform. >>> president obama hits the road today. he's taking his message about ...

Teacher Of The Year 2012 National Finalists Honored By Jill Biden In ...
Huffington Post
Rebecca Mieliwocki, a 7th-grade English teacher in California's Luther Burbank High School, got an exciting message in early March: She had been chosen to be 2012's National Teacher of the Year. But she had to keep it to herself.

Teacher Of The Year 'Known For Unconventional Techniques'
Capital Public Radio News
By Mark Memmott Rebecca Mieliwocki is a seventh-grade English teacher in Burbank, Calif. "I'm happy to be there every day," she says of teaching. Rebecca Mieliwocki, a seventh-grade Englishteacher in Burbank, Calif., was just honored at the White ...

Burbank educator named National Teacher of Year
San Francisco Chronicle
Los Angeles -- A seventh-grade English teacher in suburban Los Angeles known for inspiring students with creative lessons was named 2012 National Teacher of the Year on Monday. Rebecca Mieliwocki's recognition came as no surprise to Brian O'Rourke, ...

Blackboard Launches Learning Analytics Solution
MarketWatch (press release)
"There is a need across the industry for data analytics in education and it will soon become a standard to use a tool like this." Blackboard Analytics provides a complete and customizable view ofteaching and learning data through reports and ...

Capella Education Company Reports First Quarter 2012 Results
MarketWatch (press release)
MINNEAPOLIS, Apr 24, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) , a provider of online post-secondary education, primarily through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella University, today announced financial results for the three ...

CSUN Grad Named National Teacher of the Year
For Mieliwocki, today's ceremony is a milestone in a career that almost ended up having nothing to do with teaching. She grew up in Napa, the daughter of two longtime teachers, but first studied law, then went into publishing before becoming a teacher.

Burbank Middle School's Rebecca Mieliwocki is national Teacher of...
Los Angeles Daily News
By Barbara Jones, Staff Writer Luther Burbank Middle School teacher Rebecca Mieliwocki, first named one of California's Teachers of the Year, was named National Teacher of the Year on April 23, 2012. Here she teaches a seventh-grade English class on ...

More Reserve Teachers Finding Permanent Jobs
New York Times
Last year in April, there were 1139 teachers in the reserve pool. In addition, data provided by theEducation Department show that 83 percent of teachers who left the Absent Teacher Reserve pool between Oct. 4 and March 26 did so for a teaching job, ...

Bonus scheme degrades teachers' sense of team spirit
The Age
THE state Teaching Minister, Peter Hall, is right to question the value of the Commonwealth government's teacher bonus scheme - a scheme whereby a very small percentage of teachers, if successful, will be eligible for an additional payment of $10000.

5 Teacher Evaluation Must-Haves
Huffington Post
But it also matters to anyone with any stake in education, as the impact of how we measure teacher effectiveness will be immense. Now, how are these evaluations going so far? Last month, Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellows sent a survey to teachers in ...

Burbank educator named 2012 national teacher of the year
Los Angeles Times
Mieliwocki, who has been a teacher for 14 years, was raised by two teachers but took a somewhat roundabout way to the profession herself. She first studied to be a lawyer, then worked in publishing before deciding to join the teaching ranks.

Concern Abounds Over Teachers' Preparedness for Standards
Education Week News
They've discarded some of their old teaching practices, like focusing on the calendar to build initial numeracy skills. The Durand, Mich., district is another early adopter. Gretchen Highfield, a 3rd grade teacher, has knit together core aspects of the ...

Education Week News

How Testing Is Hurting Teaching
New York Times
Teachers need to be held accountable for the work they are being paid to do, and many, manyteachers need to get better at teaching. But tying teacher performance to student test scores is having an opposite effect: It's producing worse teachers.

Teacher Charged With Firing Blanks Pistol at Students
ABC News (blog)
A teacher at a Virginia vocational school has been charged with terrifying a dozen students by lining them up against a classroom wall and firing a starter pistol at them execution-style. Manuael Earnest Dillow, 60, was charged last week with 12 felony ...
ABC News (blog)

Is Education Still Worth the Debt?
Fox Business
based advocacy group dedicated to increasing college access, says the financial burden of higher education is enough to turn off some students from it entirely. With student loan default rates up and employment opportunities down, is educational debt ...

CA Teacher Named 2012 National Teacher of the Year
MarketWatch (press release)
She has been teaching for 14 years and has spent 9 years in her current position. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from California Polytechnic State University and her professional clear credential in Secondary English Education ...

" Celebrities adopting 8 schools in effort to preserve arts education"
Bend Bulletin
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is adopting the school as part of a US Department of Educationinitiative to resuscitate eight failing art schools. Photos by Rick Bowmer / The Associated Press By Brett Zongker / The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sarah ...

'Mr. President, public education in the US is on the wrong track'
Washington Post (blog)
The letter, sent earlier this month to the president, asks for a national dialogue about the direction of public education reform. The night of your election, in Grant Park, you said, “I will listen to you especially when we disagree.

Worldwide Digital English Language Learning Market in Boom Phase
MarketWatch (press release)
SEATTLE, Apr 24, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- According to a new report by Ambient Insight, the global market for digital English language learning is growing by a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.5% and revenues will reach $2.58 billion ...

McGraw-Hill 1Q Net Up 2.5% On Commodities, Indices Gains
Wall Street Journal
(MHP) first-quarter profit rose 2.5%, driven by gains in two financial businesses, though revenue in its education segment returned to a decline. Following shareholder demands for change, McGraw-Hill last year embarked on a plan to split itself into ...

Conn. teachers' union to hold education rally
Members of Connecticut's largest teachers' union will be rallying in support overhauling the state'seducation system and urging lawmakers to include voices from educators in the debate over Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's education proposals.

Obama Administration Honors Learning Gate with Green Ribbon
By Keli Sipperley and Shaun Courtney Learning Gate Community School in Lutz received national recognition Monday when it was named a US Department of Education Green Ribbon School. US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, along with White House Council ...

Senate Education Plan Released Today Needs Reform
Sacramento Bee
By North Carolina Association of Educators RALEIGH, NC, April 23, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The major education reform bill filed today by the Senate needs much reform itself," said NCAE President Sheri Strickland. "While it attacks virtually ...

White House Announces Arts Education Plan - NYTimes.com
President Obama, aided by prominent artists, hopes to help turn around low-performing schools with a new arts education program, the White House announced on Monday. Called Turnaround Arts, the program aims to improve academic ...

Michael Roth: Education Unplugged: Learning Through Conversation
By Michael Roth
One of the wonderful things about teaching through conversation is that we get to help our students unplug from the inputs they have customized to reinforce their own tastes, expectations and identities. ... It is clear enough that the multiplicity of overlapping digital networks brings students andteachers new ways to conduct research, to establish communities of interest, and to facilitatelearning. Partisans of the power of networks love to tell anecdotes of how a mathematician's complex...
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How Skillshare Is Transforming Education as We Know It
By Brian Anthony Hernandez
Skillshare, an online marketplace for learning and teaching, is entering its second year with momentum. Since its ... “Be One of the Cool Kids: An Introduction to Ruby on Rails” teacher Avi Flombaum, for example, has taught 220 students who have endorsed him 35 times and left 30 reviews. ... “The best learning experiences are meaningful and collaborative, and that happens when people learn together with others who share their passions and when teachers constantly improve.”...

An Education in Federal Compliance Burdens
By Kyle Bonnell
Principals and teachers should be focused on the learning needs of the children they teach, not the demands of federal bureaucrats in a distant Department of Education. Ever-increasing federal programs, spending, and involvement haven't ...
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Texas Teacher of the Year to visit White House tomorrow | Trail ...
By Sean Collins Walsh
Second Lady Jill Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will also attend the event, which honors the national Teacher of the Year, Rebecca Mieliwocki of Burbank, Calif. Morman is a reading specialist at J.W. Webb Elementary ... "As I glance at the myriad of student notes that mark my journey as a teacher, it reinforces my belief that teachers are the most important factor to success in the classroom," she wrote in her application. "One student's note pulls at my heartstrings when ...
Trail Blazers Blog

NJ Education Chief Defends Teacher Evaluation System [AUDIO]
By Kevin McArdle
When he unveiled his education reform plans, Governor Chris Christie said it's time to advance hiseducation agenda so a child's zip code doesn't dictate their. ... Reforming teacher compensation to focus on an educator's demonstrated effectiveness in advancing student learning, as well as whether the educator is teaching in a failing school or is teaching in a subject area that has been identified as a difficult-to-staff subject area. Due process changes to eliminate a provision requiring ...
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JESS KLEIN: Curate your Learning through Webmaker Projects
By Jess
Curate your Learning through Webmaker Projects. Have you tried to learn how to code, and signed up to get weekly instructionals? Did you stick with it? Ok, did you stick with it past week four? If you did stick with it- are you proud with what you ...

Cartoons: Parent-Teacher Conferences | Larry Cuban on School ...
By larrycuban
Sara Lightfoot Lawrence, for example, has written of the inherent differences between goals of parents and teachers. Parents are focused on their individual son or daughter while the teacher focuses on the class of 25 sons and daughters.
Larry Cuban on School Reform...
Instapundit » Blog Archive » HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE ...
By Glenn Reynolds
April 23, 2012. HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: To Pay Off Loans, Grads Put Off Marriage, Children. Between the ages of 18 and 22, Jodi Romine took out $74000 in student loans to help finance her business-management degree at ...

Mom: son picked on by teacher
By Katie Kim
An Albuquerque third-grader said school is a living nightmare because he's being bullied by his classmates and his teacher.
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Teachers threaten new strike over allowances - News |nation.co.ke
Teachers have threatened another national strike to press for better housing allowances. ... Knut chairman Wilson Sossion said he expected the Education ministry and the Treasury to consult the union but this had not happened. “We still have ...
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MIVILUDES and the Ministry of National Education take new ...
HRWF (23.04.2012) - France has taken new initiatives to prevent "sectarian drifts" in the health and school education sectors. ... The context can be family, or even community: the child is then likely to be under the undue influence of views and practices threatening his education; or extra-family: the child is then likely to be subjected to views and practices which can be harmful to him either: - at school (through the teacher, his friends, an association delivering services at school or ...
Signs of the Times

JCB Meets Teachers At NTA | District 299: The Inside Scoop on CPS
By Alexander Russo
"On Thursday, April 19, Mayor Emanuel, CEO Brizard and CPS leaders (pictured right) participated in the first of a series of Teacher Town Halls, during which approximately 60 teachers had the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of ...
District 299: The Inside Scoop...

Teaching Tolerance
We followed resources offered by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network ( GLSEN). ... How can we connect the process of learning to write well with [a] student's ... Read about dating abuse and the many ways teachers can help students ...

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