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Federal Teacher Evaluation Requirement a Hurdle

Federal teacher evaluation requirement has wide impact
Detroit Free Press
But the teacher-evaluation requirement has turned out to be a major stumbling block for many schools in the SIG program. Last summer, when the US Department of Education offered waivers to extend the deadline for launching new teacher and principal ...

Education Week: Teacher Evaluation a Hurdle for SIG Schools
Many in the School Improvement Grant program have yet to overhaul teacher rating and reward systems. ... Yet it's likely to be just as instrumental in spreading the Obama administration's vision of reform for the teaching profession. After the initial ... In interviews with scores ofteachers, students, researchers, and education officials at all levels of government, reporters set out to determine how the money is being spent and whether the changes the SIG program sparks are likely to last.
Education Week: Teaching Profession

The next teachers contract
Chicago Tribune
Related Graphic: Amount CPS must pay into teacher pension fund. Graphic: Amount CPS must pay into teacher pension fund. Maps Chicago, IL, USA No one should underestimate how critical this contract will be to the future of the schools.

Prober uses Facebook to nail perv, goldbrick NY teachers
New York Post
By SUSAN EDELMAN As the city Department of Education prepares to release it's first-ever social-media policy, Schools Investigator Richard Condon has tallied a rapid growth in complaints about improper Facebook usage by city school employees — 120 in ...

New York Post

State education authority seeks grants to boost low-performing schools
The Detroit News
By Jennifer Chambers Detroit — Still far from covering its $24.7 million in startup costs, theEducation Achievement Authority is seeking federal money given to low-performing schools in Michigan to jumpstart turnaround efforts.

More staff may be needed to investigate teachers
New York Daily News
By Ben Chapman / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Richard Condon, the special schools investigator, has seen a surge in reports of wrongdoing by teachers. The special schools investigator may need to hire extra staff to help probe the “explosion” in reports of ...

New York Daily News

Teaching India
Hindu Business Line
The RTE Act, while extending the PPP model to education, should not turn into a regulatory quagmire. The Supreme Court has quite rightly upheld the legal validity of the Right to Education(RTE) law. There is nothing per se revolutionary in the ...

Private schools evasive in implementing SC order on Right To Education
Times of India
There is no problem with implementation of Right To Education Act and BPL quota in private schools, but why government is not adopting the modes and methods of practical and technicalteaching in government schools," KV Vincent, principal of Huddard ...

Learning more about autism
Detroit Free Press
Allen says: This is a short paperback that's easy to read and is a phenomenal book for parents who want a teacher to help kids understand working with autistic classmate, or for parents who want help with getting a sibling to understand.

Teacher Network newsletter: the secret of Finnish education plus teachers in tutus
The Guardian (blog)
So I just wanted to mention a couple of things we have at the Guardian TeacherNetwork to help make that job search quicker, easier and more effective. The first is Schools Jobs - our specialist site offering teaching posts from all over the world as...
The Guardian (blog)

Teacher busted for pulling sickie after posting PHOTOS of herself on Puerto ...
Daily Mail
One New York teacher learned that the hard way, the New York Post reported. Donna Sandler-Blaine, who teaches at Thomas J McCann in Woodside, posted photos of herself in Puerto Rico last Thanksgiving, where she was on holiday with her husband of 30 ...

Daily Mail

Hot Button: Teaching science in Tennessee
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Tennessee is joining Louisiana as the only two states in the nation in which teachers are free to point out for their students flaws in current scientific thought on evolution, global warming and other accepted theories. Gov.

Great education debate: will it create a revolution or social friction?
Newstrack India
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The beginning of a revolution in education or a cloud on the autonomy of private institutions and a financial burden on the middle class? The Supreme Court judgment asking private schools to provide 25 percent seats to ...

Attacks on Teachers, Airline Workers, and Public Pensions in Canada Highlight ...
Monthly Review
Teachers and students in British Columbia recently struck for better education, while in Quebec students are waging a spectacular mass campaign against rises in post-secondary tuition fees. Provincial government workers are restive.

New York Teacher Ratings Renew Evaluation Debate
Katherine Moloney, principal of PS 100 in Brooklyn, says that evaluating teachers on test scores alone is not enough. How do you measure who is an effective teacher? More states are wrestling with that question, now that the Obama administration is ...

Preschool teacher earns national award for music project at day care
Tarentum Valley News Dispatch
Don't expect a simple greeting from Megan Jarrett when you enter her classroom -- not if you are one of the enthusiastic, wide-eyed boys and girls enrolled in her pre-kindergarten sessions at Tender Care Learning Center in New Kensington.

Not quite a class act
Hindustan Times
12th standard students coming out of an examination centre after writing their CBSE (Central Board of School Education) exam in Sector 12 at Noida. HT Photto/ Sunil Ghosh one-time subsidy or contribution to ongoing expenses from a government agency) to ...

Hindustan Times

Earn Continuing Education Hours with Online California Green Building ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Targeted to architects, contractors, engineers, landscape architects, and other industry professionals, the course provides a detailed learning experience of the residential code. (PRWEB) April 15, 2012 Green Code Pro has launched the most ...

What do school teachers, part-time coaches make?
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
A mix factor is tied to the level of experience and education a teacher has. Mix factors determine how much money the state pays to each district for teacher salaries, and so reflects the average experience of a district's teaching staff.

Effort aims to close kindergarten gap
A local education group is out to stop and reverse the growing gap by working to get more area children enrolled in preschool. Johnson County Learning Centers is reaching out to area schools in an effort to establish more preschool classes.

Education funding compromise to save some school jobs
Juneau Empire
By Pat Forgey Legislators Saturday proposed an education funding compromise that's likely to save most — but not all — of the Juneau School District jobs at risk this year. The compromise was announced Saturday morning by House Speaker Mike Chenault, ...

Samohi Teacher Elected CalSTRS Vice Chairman
Harry M. Keiley says he'll take bold steps to ensure long-term health of the financially troubledteachers retirement system. By City News Service A Santa Monica High School teacher has been elected vice chairman of the California State Teachers ...

Educators protest budget cuts at Ala. Capitol
Houston Chronicle
Teachers and other education workers from across the state filled the street in front of the Alabama Capitol on Saturday, shouting "Save our schools!" Photo: Montgomery Advertiser, Amanda Sowards / AP Bessemer teacher LaBrenda Marshall cheers with ...

Drawing fine line between education and activism
Janesville Gazette
Yes, I said “activist” teachers. They believe that part of their job involves teaching students about the injustices of the world and how to challenge them—which is fine, I suppose, if you happen to see eye-to-eye and heart-to-heart with a teacher's ...

RTE burden on schools not to be on students: Sibal
Zee News
New Delhi: With the Supreme Court upholding the constitutional validity of Right to Education Act, the government today dismissed suggestions that the burden which private schools will have to bear to implement it will be passed on to the students.

Mayambala, Kitebi's Exemplary Teacher
Mayambala is a teacher of social studies and English at Kitebi Primary School. "She teaches in ways that keep us involved in class and the encouragement she gives while teaching makes us want to continue with her class the whole day," says Ashraf ...

Matthew Tully: Indy councilman Jeff Miller will carry on wife's passion for ...
Indianapolis Star
I'd been struck by Miller's words at the council meeting and wanted to hear more of his thoughts about early childhood learning programs, which in other states have dramatically improvededucation outcomes and are a long-term cost-saver but have been ...

Tribeca Film Festival: Rachel Dratch gets ushered out of 'Teacher of the Year ...
Entertainment Weekly
by Keith Staskiewicz Ever have a high-school science teacher you were convinced had simply given up on life? Or wondered whether your sixth-grade Englishteacher was actually adding shots of whiskey to his coffee cup… or shots of coffee to his whiskey ...

Entertainment Weekly

Thousands protest proposed budget cuts at education rally
Montgomery Advertiser
AMANDA SOWARDS/ADVERTISER Henry Mabry, executive secretary of the Alabama EducationAssociation, speaks at Saturday's rally. / AMANDA SOWARDS/ADVERTISER Bessemer teacherLaBrenda Marshall cheers along with others at the “Save Our Schools” rally ...

Schools brace for end of government's improvement grants
Detroit Free Press
"And, over the course of time, our teachers are changing instruction. But our needs are also increasing." So far, though, the future of SIG is unclear. The grant program has infused more than $4.6 billion in federal funds since 2009, thanks in part to ...

SICK… NY Teachers Union Reinstates Molesters | The Gateway ...
By Jim Hoft
What are parents to do when their child comes home from school with stories about “this creepy guy in my class” – and it turns out to be the teacher? That's a very real concern for parents with children in New York City public schools, where 14 teachers of highly dubious character have been reinstated to the classroom – and two others have been given “desk duty” – thanks to appeals by their powerful teachers union, .... Fire every teacher who was educated in a “education” program.
The Gateway Pundit

Alabama educators, politicos protest education funding cuts ...
By Charles J. Dean -- The Birmingham News
The AEA harmed education in this state more than any Governor we've ever had. Classrooms were cut under Dems as well, yet teacher pay and benefits kept climbing or weren't cut. Classrooms and kids suffered to keep voting teachers ...
Breaking News from The Birmingham News

Jonathan vows to correct structural defects in education
By abayomi
By WOLE MOSADOMI. Apparently disturbed by the decay in the education sector, President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, vowed to correct all structural deficiencies in tertiary institutions in the nation, lamenting that the defects in the system ...
Vanguard News

Bryan Caplan's signaling model and on-line education — Marginal ...
By Tyler Cowen
On-line education would seem to offer less opportunity to get through by buttering up the teacher, spouting mumbo-jumbo in basket-weaving classes, and so on. For better or worse, a lot ...Alternatively, through an invisible hand mechanism, if the learning model is correct, you could end up with an equilibrium in which upfront signaling costs appear to be relatively high, namely that you impose “taxes” to make sure people end up learning what they need to know. Think Paris Island or ...
Marginal Revolution

Schools Matter: NOLA Teachers Use the "F" Word
By Judy Rabin
Angie Bonvillain and Brenda Romero, teachers in Calcasieu Parish, have launched recalls for both over the education reform policies recently passed by the legislature. The policies include relaxing teacher tenure rules, increased power for ...
Schools Matter

Attorney General Zoeller promotes higher education | WLFI ...
By Brittany Tyner
Attorney General Greg Zoeller was in Lafayette Saturday to show his support for highereducation. ... "We really pride ourselves in developing those students, not just for the booklearning, but for a career," said Parker. Family and friends ...
News | WLFI TV

Get Rid of Teachers or Encourage them To Stay -- What is Best for ...
By Anthony Cody
Teacher Blogs > Living in Dialogue See our Teachers news coverage · Living in ... Witheducation at a crossroads, he invites you to join him in a dialogue on education reform andteaching for change and deep learning. For additional ...
Living in Dialogue

Ex-Md. Teacher Faces Prison For Sex With Students « CBS Baltimore
By Kelly
Anne Arundel County prosecutors are seeking a sentence of up to 10 years in prison for a former high school teacher charged with having sexual encounters with female students.
CBS Baltimore

Teaching Kids Part One: Stories | Okinawan Karate-do Institute
By Theodore Kruczek
For someone like me who tends to be a bit blunt when teaching Karate, this is a nightmare. This however has been an area of great personal development in my learning experience. What I have found that works great is: Stories, Games, and ...
Okinawan Karate-do Institute

Progress in U.S. education; also, a discussion of what it takes to hit ...
By Andrew
If we couple our concerns about American education and the remarkable success shown in this data, it seems sensible to try to understand what was going on, so that we can do more of it. . . . A little more than ... I like it, but maybe the problem was that it wasn't topical enough. Maybe Howard should've sat on the piece for awhile and saved it to time with some test-scores report? These things come out at regular intervals and are usually good for a headline or too. Filed under Teaching ...
Statistical Modeling, Causal...

Job at NH state prison is 'a teacher's dream' - NashuaTelegraph.com ...
By onlineeditor@nashuatelegraph.com (The Nashua Telegraph)
A group of 21 certified teachers split time in Concord and Goffstown, teaching imprisoned men and women the basics of a high school education. The environment is intimidating, but Burzycki and her colleagues said small class sizes, few distractions and a population of students who are eager about learning makes it an ideal teaching job. “It's really a teacher's dream,” Burzycki said from inside the prison Tuesday. “They all choose to come for an education. You actually have more ...
Nashuatelegraph.com: Local News,...

Eighth-grader gets suspended for hugging a teacher
Smoking in the boys' room? Skipping class? That'll just get you an in-school suspension at Bladenboro Middle School in North Carolina. But hug a teacher?

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