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Friday, April 20, 2012

Should teachers and students be Facebook friends?

Should teachers and students be Facebook friends?
Fox News
That could be a problem if the new rules instruct teachers not to friend students.AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews Apr. 4, 2012: Nkomo Morris, a teacher at Brooklyn's Art and Media High School, works on her classroom computer in New York.

Oxnard teacher who allegedly appeared in porn movie is fired
Los Angeles Times
An Oxnard teacher who allegedly appeared in a pornographic movie has been fired, school district officials said. Stacie Halas, 31, a science teacher at Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School, had been placed on leave last month while the Oxnard Unified ...

Southern California teacher fired over porn video
The Associated Press
(AP) — A Southern California science teacher was fired Wednesday night for performing in a pornographic video, school district officials said. Oxnard School District trustees voted in closed session to dismiss Stacie Halas, who taught seventh- and ...

Bills on teacher sex misconduct move through Legislature
Los Angeles Times
Two bills dealing with teacher sexual misconduct are making their way through the state Legislature, with each passing a key hurdle Wednesday. One bill passed the state SenateEducation Committee, and separate legislation moved through state Assembly ...

Southern California teacher fired for appearing in Internet porn video
Washington Post
A Southern California science teacher has been fired for performing in a pornographic video. Oxnard School District trustees voted in closed session Wednesday night to fire Stacie Halas, who taught seventh- and eighth-graders at Richard B. Haydock ...

Citing hardship, Madison Heights teachers plan to fight 10% pay cut
Detroit Free Press
By Lori Higgins Teachers in Madison Heights will be taking a financial hit starting Friday: a 10% pay cut imposed by the Board of Education this week that is retroactive to the beginning of this school year. For middle school teacher Bobby Robinson, ...

Education Dept., city school district add to pressure as teachers weigh latest ...
Buffalo News
By Tom Precious ALBANY — The state Education Department and Buffalo's school district sought Wednesday to ratchet up the pressure in advance of a critical meeting today of the cityteachers union on the stalled system for evaluating teacher ...

Why Student-Teacher Relationships Are Never OK
Huffington Post (blog)
Too often when I see the word, "teacher" in a headline these days, it quickly is followed by the words, "sex scandal." Almost everyone would agree that teachers who become physically involved with their students are clearly in the wrong.

California teachers could face quicker discipline
Los Angeles Times
Two bills intended to streamline teacher discipline got a mixed response in the California Legislature on Wednesday. One of the bills, sponsored by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), cleared the Senate Education Committee, while the other, ...

Teachers must step up
Buffalo News
Buffalo Teachers Federation President Philip Rumore will never acknowledge the union's responsibility. By his reckoning, it's always someone else's fault -- school boards, school administrators, now the entire State Education Department.

Buffalo News

teacher-student romance back on despite charges
San Francisco Chronicle
(AP) -- A California teenager who broke off a romance with her 41-year-old high school teacherafter he was arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing another girl said the couple is now back together. Jordan Powers, 18, told KOVR-TV on Tuesday the ...

Recruitment ads by for-profit colleges targeted
The Associated Press
By JUSTIN POPE, AP Education Writers – 10 minutes ago WASHINGTON (AP) — Where do for-profit colleges get the money they spend on all those highway billboards and television and radio ads? Mostly from the government, at least indirectly.

The Associated Press

Teachers eat bugs after students raise $651
New York Daily News
At Kolb Elementary School in Bay City, Mich., first grade teacher Gina Anderson, fourth grade teacher Bob Pawlak, Spanish teacher Angela Armendarez and special education teacher Jamie Godie snacked on worms and crickets on Wednesday in front of ...

New York Daily News

Chicago teachers seek state fix for pension deficit
WBEZ
Public pensions throughout Illinois are hurting, and that includes the ChicagoTeachers Pension Fund (CTPF). It's underfunded by millions of dollars. Senate Bill 3628 would have the state of Illinois pump $270 million into the fund next year.

WBEZ

Dynaread Launching Free Q&A Service, Encouraging Parents and Teachers to ask ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Cranbrook, BC (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 Seeing the gap between what is known about dyslexia and remediation in Science, and what is understood about the subject by parents and teachers, Dynaread Special Education Corporation has launched a free online Q&A ...

NJ substitute teacher is accused of telling 7-year-old student she was 'too ...
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
By AP Egg Harbor City schoolsAn Egg Harbor City substitute teacher allegedly told a 7-year-old girl she was "too sexy" for gym class. EGG HARBOR CITY — An Atlantic County school district has suspended a 40-year-old man from its list of substitute ...

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

Lehman College professor takes teachers from rural states on educational ...
New York Daily News
By Corinne Lestch / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Jennifer Lemberg, Project Director and Lehman College professor Sondra Perl who went on an educational tour of Poland and Israel with seventeen teachers from across the nation who belong to the Holocaust ...

New York Daily News

Education For Poor Students Threatened By Exclusionary Housing Policies ...
Huffington Post
Tanya McDowell, a Connecticut mother, made headlines last year when she was accused of stealing -- specifically, of stealing an education for her son. McDowell, who was homeless, was accused of felony larceny by authorities who said she sent her child ...

Texas Board of Education mulls new math curriculum
KSAT San Antonio
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The head of a key business group complained Wednesday to the State Board of Education that Texas' proposed new K-12 math curriculum standards aren't strenuous enough — but members also heard from some education leaders who ...

MIT and others launch a tech education revolution
Computerworld
The class is part of an open education program called MITx. Discussing the curriculum of MITx, Agarwal said, "It's not watered down; it's the same thing -- it's as hard" as the classes all MIT students take. Students taking 6.002x may be missing the ...

Innovative teaching gets boost at Harvard
Boston.com
The prison and the state Department of Correction said yes, and now, Harvard affirms that verdict: The program won a grant this week to expand, part of a nearly $2 million bonanza for innovative teaching ideas that will benefit 47 projects ...

Proposed education budget sees cuts
Gadsden Times
By PHILLIP RAWLS AP MONTGOMERY — A state Senate committee approved an educationbudget Wednesday that reduces funding for public schools and universities, cuts teaching jobs and enlarges class sizes for the 2012-2013 school year.

Bill would allow swift action against teachers
San Francisco Chronicle
(AP) -- Local school boards would have the authority to fire teachers accused of violent, sex or drug offenses involving children under a bill that passed a legislative committee on Wednesday in the wake of an egregious teacher misconduct case. Sen.

Summary of action in Alabama Legislature
Boston.com
--House Ways and Means-Education Committee approved a Senate-passed bill to give teachers $300 for classroom supplies. Goes to House. --House Education Policy Committee passed a Senate -passed bill that would move the mandatory age for students to ...

Mohawk school board adopts budget
Utica Observer Dispatch
They include a school psychologist, a science teacher, an elementary school teacher and a special education teaching. This is a projected savings of $241884. All this totaled still leaves a budget gap of $435639. To close this gap, recommendations in ...

Teachers Eating Bugs In Bay City, Michigan (VIDEO)
By The Huffington Post News Editors
If you bring an apple to one of these teachers, you better make sure there's a worm squirming inside of it. ... Teachers Eating Bugs. If you bring an apple to one of these teachers, you better make sure there's a worm squirming inside of it.
The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

Duncan Enlists Sharpton's Civil Rights Network in Education Reform ...
By Guest Blogger
3 Responses to Duncan Enlists Sharpton's Civil Rights Network in Education Reform. ELPS says: April 18, 2012 at 3:32 pm. Teachers are hired based upon application. They are not placed in schools as if they were drafted into the military.
ED.gov Blog

School Social Media Policies: Should Teachers And Students Be ...
By The Huffington Post News Team
Loading... Education Reform · School Bullying · Teachers · Arne Duncan ... In the New York cases, one teacher friended several female students and wrote comments including "this is sexy" under their photos, investigators said. A substitute ...
Video on Huffington Post

Web Dev Education Startup Treehouse Raises $4.75M From ...
By Alexia Tsotsis
“Our biggest challenge is hiring teachers,” he explains, “As they have to be knowledgeable, great on camera and good at writing.” Carson plans on using the new ... product is subscription-based). May the best online code-learning startup win!
TechCrunch

Teacher who led Portland teachers union on leave after using N ...
By Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian
Lincoln High history teacher Jeff Miller, a former president of the district's teachers union, is on a paid leave after he used the racial slur when teaching Southern history and pressed his body against a female student's while imitating a rock guitarist.
Portland News

Learning to teach Berlin's Holocaust lessons - The Local
Online: http://www.thelocal.de/education/20120419-42027.html. Share. Tweet. A group of British teachers were in Berlin recently to gain new ideas for teaching children about the Holocaust. Andrew Pendlebury, a British teacher who was on ...
The Local - Germany's news in English

3 Start-Up Announcements From the Education Innovation Summit ...
By Nick DeSantis
Sophia: The social platform for teaching and learning was purchased this week by CapellaEducation Company, the parent of the for-profit Capella University. The partnership means Sophia will roll out low-cost college courses online, ...
Wired Campus

Learning is not something to get | Harold Jarche
By Harold Jarche
Jay Cross. In too many cases we view learning as something that is done to people. It's almost as if we are goin' to get some learnin'! We think we can “get” an education or “get people trained”. This is absurd. A wonderful example is provided ...
Harold Jarche

BGA: Teachers Retirement System Fund In Trouble « CBS Chicago
By Todd Feurer
CHICAGO (CBS) – Illinois' public employee pension funds are in trouble. The state's largest retirement account is financially strapped, and many say it cannot go on unless big changes are made. As CBS 2's Jim Williams reports, the Better ...
CBS Chicago

Pamela T. Reid: Value Education
By Pamela T. Reid
I believe that, as one of my mentors once said, "an education is always yours and can never be taken away." Further, he went on to ... law school education. Pamela J. Stubbart: Homework: Winning the Learning Battle, Losing the Learning War ...
The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed

Modesto Teenager Back Together With Teacher Charged In Sex ...
By carloscbs5
An 18-year-old Modesto high school student is back together with her former boyfriend and 41-year-old teacher, days after his arrest on charges of sexual assault against another underage student in 1998. ... Also on Tuesday, a bill that would have made it a crime for teachers to engage in sexual relationships with their students, regardless of if the student is 18, was defeated in committee at the state Capitol. (Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material ...
CBS San Francisco

There Are A Million Education Startups And No One To Acquire ...
By Alyson Shontell
Who's the Google or Facebook of education? ... But then again, the education sector is so broad, from textbook to teaching methods to places to go to receive education. If there's no clear leader in the space, then you should think about ...
SAI

Crappy Teacher Tells Kindergartner Who Pooped Her Pants To Sit ...
By Neetzan Zimmerman
A school teacher in Washburn, Missouri, is under fire today for allegedly refusing to let a kindergartner go to the restroom, and then forcing her to remain seated in class even after she defecated herself. The girl's mother, Lisa Skidmore, says the teacher asked students to ...School District Superintendent Bob Walker said he regretted the incident, and has instructed teachers to be more sensitive in similar situations going forward. The family said it won't be pressing charges, but the girl's ...
Gawker:

The National Council for Agricultural Education – Team Ag Ed
The National Council for Agricultural Education (The Council) strives to stimulate positive growth in agricultural education. ... teachers, teacher educators, state leaders, alumni, industry, and government. ... Team Ag Ed Learning Center ...
https://www.ffa.org/thecouncil/

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