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Missouri Senate sidelines bill abolishing teacher tenure

Missouri Senate sidelines bill abolishing teacher tenure
Kansas City Star
Instead of eliminating job protection for teachers, senators voted 17-15 to set up a task force to study teacher salaries and effectiveness. After the vote, the bill's sponsor, Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, shelved the gutted measure. 

Education Top-Tier 2012 Election Issue In Swing States, Survey Shows
Huffington Post
After a presidential primary campaign so far largely devoid of debate on education, the topic could be a decisive one in 2012, according to a new survey sponsored by the College Board. And the focus on education -- an issue that doesn't cut neatly ...

A New Education Force Enters the Political Arena
New York Times
By Mary Ann Giordano As The New York Times reported last month, the United Federation of Teachers and its president, Michael Mulgrew, are expected to be a powerful force in the mayoral elections next year. With education and Mayor Michael R.

Teacher's aide says she was suspended for not giving employer Facebook password
New York Daily News
A teacher's aide in Michigan was suspended after she refused to hand her Facebook password over to her boss, and now she's fighting to get her job back. Kimberly Hester, 27, told local station WSBT-TV about the legal battle she's waging with Lewis Cass ...

New York Daily News

Teachers and pension cuts
Chicago Tribune
Dick Ingram, executive director of the Illinois Teachers' Retirement System, in a letter to the editor published July 14, 2011 The politicians who run Illinois, along with many pension fund officials and union leaders, have spent years denying that ...

Lakeshore Publishes Teacher-Friendly Preschool Assessment for All Students and ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Developed by researchers at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), the goal of the Early Learning Scale -- or ELS -- is to help teachers assess children's progress toward meeting early learning expectations in a concise and ...

Bobby Jindal education overhaul expected to face fierce debate in Louisiana Senate
Bobby Jindal's proposed primary and secondary education overhaul linger this week as the Senate prepares to take up measures that would curtail teachertenure, expand charter schools and establish a statewide program that uses the public-school ...


Schools increasingly divided along class lines, teaching conference hears
The Guardian
Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said middle-class parents were keeping their children away from the most deprived pupils, creating clusters of "schools for the dispossessed".

The Guardian

Education with Augmented Reality: AR textbooks released in Japan (video)
ZDNet (blog)
As a learning tool, tablets could be undeniably useful, capable of doing things that ordinary textbooks simply can not. For its many positives, the practical reality of such a movement would be costly and fraught with several other obstacles.

Some Louisiana teachers look to expel governor
Washington Times
Bobby Jindal over his school-reform agenda, which includes the weakening ofteacher-tenure policies and an expanded voucher program. Organizers have 180 days to garner about 940000 signatures, roughly one-third of all registered voters in the state.

Washington Times

The School District of Philadelphia (District) and Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School (Charter School) appeal the March 4, 2011 order of the Secretary of Education(Secretary), wherein, he determined that the enrollment cap ...

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan 2011 Return Beats Benchmark
Wall Street Journal
By Ben Dummett Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES TORONTO (Dow Jones)--Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTP.YY), one of Canada's largest pension funds, said Tuesday its 2011 overall return beat the fund's benchmark despite volatile market conditions fueled by the ...

Pupil behaviour worse since abolition of caning, warn teachers
The Guardian
"The forms of discipline currently available to teachers for dealing with inappropriate behaviour remain totally inadequate," Julian Perfect, a Londonteacher told the conference. Perfect said while he did not support the reintroduction of corporal ...

The Guardian

For Teachers, More Time for Teamwork
Huffington Post (blog)
For the last two years, I have served as a Teach Plus Chicago Teaching Policy Fellow, an opportunity that has prepared me to use my teacher voice to effect change. Teach Plus recently hosted an event in Chicago to bring teachers together to discuss ...

Union Sues City Education Department to Obtain E-mails
New York Times
By Beth Fertig The United Federation of Teachers filed suit in state Supreme Court on Tuesday to force the Department of Education to hand over copies of official e-mails that it has been requesting since May 2010. The union wants to see e-mails ...

District 112 Will Cut Teachers to Trim Budget
The District 112 Board of Education voted Tuesday night to cut 69 staff members, includingteachers and teacher's assistants, in order to trim $2.65 million from its 2013 budget. The budget, which passed unanimously with six votes (board member Howard ...

Ohio judge OKs fired pregnant teacher's lawsuit
CBS News
US District Judge Arthur Spiegel says in his ruling last week that Dias was a non-Catholic computer teacher with no role in ministering or teaching Catholic doctrine. An archdiocese spokesman says that parents who pay to send their children to Catholic ...

Where Teachers Are Replaceable Widgets, Education Suffers
Education Week News
By Robert Boruch, Joseph Merlino, and Andrew C. Porter We have become convinced that in our nation's struggling urban schools, teachers and would-be education reformers are battling through a hurricane that shows no signs of abating.

Segregated UK schools 'toxic for poor'
BBC News
Schools in the UK are segregated along class lines, creating a "toxic" effect for the poor, a teachers' leaders says. This was set to worsen as government "austerity policies" pushed more children into poverty, Association of Teachers and Lecturers...

BBC News

Ofqual report backs final exam A-levels
BBC News
Ofqual finds a culture of resits is damaging students' learning. The report comes after Education Secretary Michael Gove said he wanted universities to have "a far greater role" in designing A-levels in future. In a letter sent to Ofqual, and obtained...

BBC News

Spending on special ed growing at much faster pace than regular K-12, report says
Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com
By Julie Mack | jmack1@mlive.com Gazette / Mark BugnaskiStudents and staff at WoodsEdge Learning Center in Portage. The school serves Kalamazoo County students with severe disabilities. LANSING, MI -- About 14 percent of Michigan's K-12 school ...

Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com

Bobby Jindal Advances Vouchers Program Despite Teachers' Recall Effort
American Spectator (blog)
Bobby Jindal's education reform agenda could be coming to a head in the Louisiana State Senate this week where the vote is expected to be close on some key bills. Jindal has proposed converting the New Orleans voucher program into a statewide option, ...

Chicago Teachers Union says polls show support for a strike
Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Teachers Union says internal polling shows there is support for a strike if contract talks with Chicago Public Schools break down. A new state law requires the union to get approval from 75 percent of its members before a strike, ...

Rockford School Board Approves Teacher Contracts
Under the new deal teachers will pay higher health insurance premiums , kindergarten classes can now have a maximum of 28 students, up from 26, and the district will continue payingteacher pensions at their current rate. The district expects to save ...

Teachers and legislation | Samizdata.net
By Rob Fisher (Surrey)
Teachers hate legislation. The Association of Teachers and Lecturers is a British teaching union.... I have lived through, endured, survived, call it what you like, 54 pieces of education legislation since I started teaching. One more and it would ...

UK teachers union calls for legislation against violent games • News ...
"Obesity, social exclusion, loneliness, physical fitness, sedentary solitary lives - these are all descriptions of children who are already hooked to games," argued primary school teacherAlison Sherratt. .... Maybe what we really need is legislation that encourages integration of technology into the classroom (e.g using games to facilitate learning) instead of teachers who are ill-informed about the technology and its benefits. .... Games as a teaching tool can be absolutely amazing.

Financial education for preschoolers | American Libraries Magazine
By Pamela Goodes
Children enjoy a puppetry and movement show at Newark (N.J.) Public Library's Van Buren branch March 28, in the first of five financial fairs, part of the library's financial education initiative to provide lifelong lessons in saving, spending, and sharing to children throughout ... The fair featured activities to allow children, parents, and caregivers to share in the learning experience and equip the adults with information to reinforce the lessons at home. ... Reflective Teaching for Librarians ...
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Union Leader Urges for Restructuring in Education | News | The ...
The teaching profession in the United States needs a makeover, the president of America's largest labor union—the National Education Association—said at the Graduate School ofEducation on Tuesday. Dennis Van Roekel, who heads the union, said Tuesday that the current level of educator recruitment is insufficient to meet the demand for the 1.6 million new teachers the U.S. Department of Education says the country will need over the next decade. His union, the NEA, represents ...
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Adobe Asia Pacific Education Leadership Forum « Adobe Education ...
By garypoulton
With global collaboration and a flat world in mind, this group of Adobe Education Leaders (primary through post secondary education) is sharing their expertise and thoughts on the use of technology in the school classroom and at districts and ... As an Art, Photography and Designteacher I find it easy for my students to understand the significance of creative thinking; it's importance as a key contributor to social wellbeing, technological / scientific innovation and as the foundation for ...
Adobe Education Leaders

Religion Clause: Obama Proclamation On Education and Sharing ...
By Howard Friedman
Presidents, in conjunction with the Washington, D.C. based American Friends of Lubavitch, designate annually Education and Sharing Day U.S.A. on the anniversary of the birth of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson ...
Religion Clause

Four North Shore District 112 Teachers Named Golden Apple ...
By Karen Ann Cullotta
Teaching was not the first career for Meekhof, 46. Although he grew up surrounded by teachers, including his parents, and dreamed of becoming a teacher, Meekhof majored in advertising as an undergraduate. “I spent 15 years in the ...
TribLocal - Highland Park & Highwood

Andrew Hysell: The Missing Piece in the Education Reform ...
By Andrew Hysell
By incorporating health into the education reform agenda, all children who attend public school can be reached more directly than if health reformers try to go it alone. Childhood obesity is a condition that makes kids sick. More than 23 million children and adolescents are ... Addressing the factors that lie outside a teacher's ability to instruct or a curriculum's content is receiving increased focus. Hunger and a lack of nutritious food can affect a child's ability to learn. Conditions like Type 2 ...
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Teacher-Prep Rulemaking: Is Consensus in Jeopardy? - Teacher ...
By Stephen Sawchuk
Education Week's blogs > Teacher Beat See our Teachers news coverage · Teacher Beat · Stephen Sawchuk. Stephen Sawchuk, a former federal education beat writer, turns his inner policy geek to digging around in the weeds of the teaching profession. ... The other is the place of "value added" outcome measures, which would be one of the possible ways programs could show their graduates are having an impact on student learning. .... Washington, D.C. Education Reform (36) ...
Teacher Beat - Education Week

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