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Raising entry level increases teacher supply

Raising entry level increases teacher supply
The Australian
Speaking to 23 of the world's leading education ministers in New York, Barack Obama's Education Secretary said that US schools were in trouble. The US was failing to attract, develop and retain the teachers it needed. Its teaching profession does not ... 

Rockford teachers union gives contract deal resounding approval
Rockford Register Star
The lack of progress drove Rockford Education Association members to their first strike since 1984. Teachers hit the picket lines Thursday and Friday, but school will be back in session Monday, and they are looking forward to returning to their ...

Our View: Teachers deal done; let's make Rockford schools great
Rockford Register Star
Groups such as Next Rockford, the Rockford Area Economic Development Council, the Rockford Chamber of Commerce and Alignment Rockford are just part of what seems to be a resurgence in commitment to public education. Readiness Rocks, academy learning, ...

Memphis to adopt teacher evaluation system created in DC
Washington Post
The teacher evaluation system, developed under former DC schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, led to nearly 300 teachers in the District being fired for poor performance over the past two years. Students wait for a fifth-grade math class at Winridge ...

Chicago Teachers Take Mock Strike Vote
NBC Chicago
By Mary Ann Ahern and Ally Clark “The pro-strike sentiment reflects deep frustration by CPSteachers over non-negotiated terms imposed on them that are burdensome and unfair,” said Chicago Teachers Union attorney Robert Bloch.

Memphis tries DC-style teacher evaluation
Washington Post
Memphis teachers adopted the DC method — in significant part — over two alternatives that are better known and more widely used. They said IMPACT offers concise, concrete formulations of what effective teaching looks like.

Rockford teachers union ratifies contract deal
Chicago Tribune
A teachers union in Rockford has ratified a tentative contract agreement that ended a two-day strike in the northern Illinois city. The Rockford Register Star reports that the Rockford EducationAssociation voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to approve ...

Schools, union far apart on salary negotiations
Chicago Tribune
The first round of negotiations between the Chicago Public Schools and theteachers union went squarely to the district, which will get its way in weighing student performance more heavily in teacher evaluations. Now, the two sides are fully focused on ...

Chicago Tribune

Would-be teacher asks: should I give up on Philly?
Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)
He was awarded one of the district's “Grow Your Own” scholarships, given to graduating seniors who plan to pursue education careers, who pledged to make a three-year commitment to Philadelphia schools once they qualified as teachers.

Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)

District 205 Teachers Vote to Approve Contract
ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- It was a scene of relief and celebration for teachers in Rockford Public Schools this afternoon. After months of negotiations, a deal is on the verge of completion that has ended the strike and will resume classes.

Oklahoma Education Department's no-bid contracts create questions
Representatives of companies that received no-bid contracts from the Oklahoma EducationDepartment told The Oklahoman they had no objections to being solicited for donations to pay for state educational conferences. Representatives of companies that ...

Teachers stress finance skills
“The educators that we are honoring today are obviously exceptional teachers, but they are more than that,” said Economics Center's Director, Julie Heath. “By bringing economics and financialeducation to their classrooms, they are giving their ...

road map for education
A+ Washington starts with quality early learning and continues through high school and beyond. It recognizes that it takes all of us, working together, to help our students succeed. It supports great teachers and school leaders, and promotes ...

Real education, real empowerment
Philadelphia Inquirer
The Women's History Month that ended Saturday was themed "Women's Education - Women's Empowerment." A worthy goal, but not the reality for many young minority women, particularly those in underserved urban and rural communities.

Clumsy teaching happens even in great schools
Washington Post (blog)
The issue I discussed — some teachers being unable or unwilling to help a bright child with alearning disability — is not a Prince George's problem, the responses show. It is every district's problem. If that is not the case, then why were there so ...

State Sen. Stillman defends revisions in education reform package
If they cared to sleep that night before their morning committee meeting and vote, the veteran lawmakers had only a few hours to decide what to do about the controversial parts of Senate Bill 24 - the governor's 163-page education reform package.

Preparing teachers for the big reform
As students put it, “The teacher is nice but incompetent.” The NTEC increased the major courses (subject content, or what to teach) and decreased general education (pedagogy, or how to teach). Teachers should be able to “facilitate learning (among) ...

From leading students to leading teachers: Group works to make schools better
By Andrew Vanacore, The Times-Picayune Sitting in the school library at Success College Prep in Treme, kindergarten teacher Erin Oliver had trouble putting into words what worries her about getting a promotion next year. She sat across from Elizabeth ...


Opinion: NY student tests are not meant to assess their teachers
The Times of Trenton - NJ.com
By Times of Trenton guest opinion column By Joseph V. Summers The New York City EducationDepartment's decision to release the ratings of nearly 18000 public school teachers to the media is tragic for many reasons. It also marks one more step backward ...

Sebring sees chance to reshape urban education
Omaha World-Herald
She says she puts maximum effort into preventing learning problems, rather than intervening when problems become severe. The heart of learning, Sebring said, comes from getting good principals in schools and effective teachers in the classroom.

Teachers DWI: cops
New York Post
The special-ed teacher at the Entrada Academy, a school for sixth- and seventh-graders, confessed that she was too drunk to drive, so her friend, Karen Aguilar, 26, volunteered to get behind the wheel — except that she, too, looked impaired, ...

Sole source contractors helped finance Oklahoma Education Department 'slush fund'
More than $100000 that went into what auditors have dubbed as Oklahoma EducationDepartment slush funds were solicited by state education officials from 31 companies that had no-bid contracts with that agency, records reveal.

Rockford Teachers Vote to Ratify Deal
The Rockford teachers union voted 1264 to 12 to approve a tentative agreement with the school district, then wrapped up their ratification meeting with a standing ovation. REA President Karen Bieschke said the agreement was reached with a lot of "give ...

Teacher's aide fired for refusing to hand over Facebook password
ZDNet (blog)
By Emil Protalinski | April 1, 2012, 1:15am PDT Summary: Kimberly Hester, ateacher's aide at an elementary school, was fired last year for refusing to give her Facebook password to her supervisors. She is now fighting a legal battle with the school ...

ZDNet (blog)

Learning to fly
Corpus Christi Caller Times
Allow me to list some of the possibilities for a poor outcome during the learning stages of this discipline. With so much line dangling from the rod tip, you easily could hook yourself or the person behind you. I think that's why fly fishers use ...

Blame the teachers?
Houma Courier
What does that have to do with time to teach? They don't want to be in school because educationis not a family value? Instill the value — in 50 minutes. So children can't read, won't pay attention and don't care, and you want teachers to test them?

Teachers help 73-year-old Chandler man reach goal of reading to great ...
East Valley Tribune
Huffman is learning to read. [Tim Hacker, Tribune] Posted: Sunday, April 1, 2012 7:12 am | Updated: 9:15 pm, Sat Mar 31, 2012. From driving trucks to owning a lawn business to working security, Larry Huffman has always found success in life.

Autism: a public discourse blaming teachers and parents ...
By Ingrid Robeyns
Rather it is due to society: the government which forces labels on kids if they want to qualify for help, the pharmaceutical industry who wants to maximize its profits, and also the failings ofteachers and parents. ... Basically the public concerns are these: the number of kids in special needs education are increasing; the number of kids in regular education who have a diagnoses for a disorder such as autism or ADHD and hence are entitled to specialized help, are increasing too; and the ...
Crooked Timber

Hudson teachers lowest paid in region, according to state report ...
By onlineeditor@nashuatelegraph.com (The Nashua Telegraph)
Source: New Hampshire Department of Education. Click here to view the average teachersalaries for New Hampshire school districts. In one way, the recession has been kind to the Hudson School District, although not to its teachers. With an ...
Nashuatelegraph.com: Local News,...

Teacher Faces Sexual Misconduct Charges
By Adrienne Broaddus
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) -. A former Heritage Christian School teacher is out of a job. Larry Myers, a former geography and history teacher, resigned following accusations of sexual misconduct with a minor. Myers was arrested last Thursday for ...
Mobile | WISH TV

HOPE AND CHANGE: Democratic mayors challenge teachers ...
By Glenn Reynolds
April 1, 2012. HOPE AND CHANGE: Democratic mayors challenge teachers unions in urban political shift. No, really: This change represents a new hope for public schools. Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 10:00 am. Tweet ...

IntLawGrrls: Write On! "Teaching About Domestic Violence"
By noreply@blogger.com (Diane Marie Amann)
How is teaching and learning about domestic violence “disciplined,” that is, how do the theories, epistemological frameworks and methodologies valued by a particular discipline shape variousteaching about domestic violence? ► What body ...

Philadelphia Teachers, Parents Protest Plan To Convert Failing ...
By Ed Fischer
Philadelphia Teachers, Parents Protest Plan To Convert Failing Schools To Charters. April 1, 2012 3:48 AM. Share this. No comments. (Opponents of the Philadelphia school district's "Renaissance" outsourcing program protest outside school ...
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PhD studies in human rights: Free Education Under Attack in US ...
By William A. Schabas OC MRIA
An aspect of the hearings that has not received much attention in the media is the threat to universal education in the United States. It seems that a consequence of the Supreme Court's latest rightward tack is a challenge to public education.
PhD studies in human rights

The Future of Our Education as Illustrated from the Tucson Book Ban ...
By dloitz
Somehow, our learning process has become embroiled with deeply biased political catastrophes led by greed mongering corporate monsters who are using education as a pawn in the game of scheming personal agenda. Throwing schools and school programs away and never ... We put more teachers in each classroom and gave them a pay raise, an incentive to do well at their job instead of herding students like cattle. We began to fund classes that are artistically enjoyable and ...
Cooperative Catalyst

Open Education Video Contest - UnCollege
By Dale J. Stephens
This first draft of Hacking Your Education is due to my publisher tomorrow, April 1st. It's been an exciting ride–I've met countless amazing individuals who have each found unique ways of structuring their own educational path. Soon, I'll be able ...

$26.5B allocated to transform education sector
By admin
Minister Singh noted that in the current government's manifesto, one of the key initiatives outlined relates to improving teacher quality by strengthening the institutions involved, and upgrading the training programmes offered. “We are ... Furthermore, the ICT-based SuccessMaker programme will be installed in another 60 primary schools and teachers will be trained in the use of this software as a teaching and learning aid. Augmenting tertiary education. The budget places significant ...
Guyana Times - The Beacon of Truth

Asynchronous E-Learning Vs. Synchronous E-Learning | Mindflash ...
By plerudulier
Asynchronous E-Learning Vs. Synchronous E-Learning | Mindflash. Via Scoop.it – E-Learning2.0. Visually see the differences between asynchronous e-learning and synchronous e-learningpractices. (E-Learning asynchrone vs.
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Ex-Olympia teacher gets 1 year for child-porn charge - Crime ...
A judge sentenced a 71-year-old retired Olympia teacher to one year in jail Thursday for his conviction on one count of possession of child pornography.
The Olympian Online -- -News

Mobile Learning | MindShift
Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work? ... How Open EducationCan Transform Learning ... But these days, it's not unusual to hear a teacher say, “Class, turn on your cell. It's time .... MindShift asked teachers how or whether these rules were changing and received some interesting feedback.

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