"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." - Henry Ford

Teachers Accused of Sexual Misconduct Still Teaching

Teachers Accused of Sexual Misconduct Still Teaching
New York Times
David W. Chen and Patrick McGeehan report on 16 cases in which teachers had inappropriate conduct with students, and in most cases are still teaching. Citing three examples of the accusations — a health teacher in Manhattan who demonstrated what he ...

Teachers union cites support for walkout
Chicago Tribune
Contract negotiations between Chicago Public Schools and the teachers union are in their fourth month and union president Karen Lewis said Thursday that an informal poll of members at 150 schools shows "overwhelming" support for a strike.

Unions protest against plans to sack poor teachers
Teaching unions are refusing to accept plans to allow schools to sack the worst teachers as momentum builds for an autumn of strikes. Head teachers will get sweeping new powers to deal with underperforming staff. Photo: ALAMY Under plans put forward by ...


Teaching of STD, pregnancy prevention stalling in schools
Fox News
Schools have made little progress in recent years in teaching students about preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, according to one measure of theteaching of these subjects detailed in a new government report.

Teaching unions threaten escalation of pensions dispute
The National Union of Teachers is planning more industrial action in protest at Government pensions changes. Photo: PA By Graeme Paton, Education Editor The National Union of Teachers is proposing to step up opposition to the changes that they claim ...


Teachers plan 'autumn of discontent'
By Graeme Paton, Education Editor Britain's two biggest classroom unions are to announce plans for a fresh wave of strikes and work-to-rule action as part of a protest against a “perfect storm” of Government reforms to the teaching profession.


Teachers' strikes could start as early as summer term
The Independent
“For the first time since the 1930's teachers will see a cash reduction in their take home pay this month because their contributions go up.” The union estimates this will mean a teacher with ten years' experience working outside London will lose £30 a ...

Found to Have Misbehaved With Pupils, but Still Teaching
New York Times
A health teacher at a high school in Manhattan, joking about life for homosexuals in prison, forced a male student to bend over a desk, lined up behind him to simulate a sex act, then quipped, according to an Education Department investigative report, ...

Perverted teachers still working
New York Daily News
Gym teacher Andrew Troup of PS 96 is accused of telling a student he loved her and dreamed about her, and of showing up at her house. Sixteen city teachershave been singled out by education officials for pervy classroom behavior — but they can't be ...

New York Daily News

Teachers singled out by DOE
New York Daily News
ERICK CALI, adult/continuing education teacher in Brooklyn. Accused of touching a girl's hair, arms and shoulders. EDWARD CASCIO, reassigned away from the classroom because of a new investigation. Accused of asking a male student to send nude photos of ...

New York Daily News

Education changes to come quickly
The Daily Advertiser
Contrasting teacher complaints that the bills damage public education and are an attack on their profession, Jindal said "These bills are great bills for our teachers. A lot of teacherssupported these concepts." In the past two weeks, though, ...

Inslee unveils education plan
The Seattle Times
On hot-button education topics, Inslee, who has been closely aligned with the state teachersunion, endorsed a new teacher-evaluation system approved by lawmakers this year that "should end the practice of passing low-performing teachers from school to ...

Misbehaving NYC teachers still working
Wall Street Journal
AP NEW YORK — Fourteen teachers accused of bad behavior are still working because an arbitrator overruled New York City's attempts to fire them. The teachers were among 16 instructors the Department of Education identified in recent years as behaving ...

Schools could face more strikes in summer term
The Guardian
Schools could face fresh strikes as early as this summer as teachers remain embroiled in a row with ministers over changes to pensions and pay. A priority motion on public sector pensions, expected to be discussed at the National Union of Teachers ...

The Guardian

Teachers' conferences will consider fresh strike calls
BBC News
By Angela Harrison Education correspondent, BBC News Members of two of the main teaching unions will consider an escalation of strike action over pay and pensions when they meet this weekend. Delegates from the National Union ofTeachers and the NASUWT ...

BBC News

Strike Talk To Dominate Teachers' Conferences
Sky News
"There has been no respite from the attacks on every aspect of a teacher's working life and this is inevitably taking its toll." A recent survey of 17500 teachers by the NASUWT found over half were seriously considering leaving teaching altogether, ...

Sky News

Final passage for historic Jindal education reform
Houma Courier
Final backing from lawmakers came over the opposition of teacher unions, local school board leaders and several thousand teachers who protested at the Capitol in recent weeks, claiming the governor had launched a "war against teachers" and public ...

Jindal's education overhaul awaits only his signature
The INDsider
In a way, you have to feel sorry for the average citizen trying to understand just what the passage of the two major tenets of the governor's education reform package really means. Supporters hailed it as a new day for public schools in Louisiana.

With education bills passed, now comes the hard part
With the education reform bills already having cleared both the House and Senate, now comes the hard part. "Passing the bills is a critical step. Implementing those bills is an even more important step," said Gov. Bobby Jindal. It's a step that Gov.

Teacher Tenure Bill Passes, On Its Way To Governor's Office
KATC Lafayette News
After weeks of teacher protests and debate by lawmakers, one part of Governor Bobby Jindal'seducation reform has passed and it's expected to be signed into law almost immediately. The bill makes it more difficult for teachers to acquire and maintain ...

Jindal's sweeping education package passes despite opposition
"Happy Easter to the governor, but to the education system it's almost like rotten egg in their basket," said teacher Thai Browder. After teachers swarmed the state capitol for weeks to protest Jindal's education reform package, their cries fell on ...

Teachers awarded record compensation for classroom injuries
Photo: ALAMY By Graeme Paton, Education Editor Cash awards increased by around a fifth in just 12 months following a flood of complaints led by Britain's biggest classroom unions, it emerged. In one case, a teacher won £158000 for slipping on mud left ...


Education bills head to Jindal
The Advocate
A Senate amendment added Wednesday would allow about 2500 teachers to become tenured this year rather than having to meet new, stricter rules under the law, according to state Superintendent of Education John White. The teachers are within a few months ...

Tennessee Is Lab for National Clash Over Science Class
Wall Street Journal
Bill Haslam is likely in the coming days to sign into law a bill requiring that public schools allow science teachers to discuss purported weaknesses of theories such as evolution and global warming in their classrooms. Tennessee Gov.

Wall Street Journal

Teachers' union threatens strike action
The Independent
Lengthy strikes by teachers over pay and working conditions could hit schools across the country this autumn, the leader of one of the largest teaching unions warns today. Chris Keates, general secretary of the National Association of Schoolmasters ...

Accused Perverts Still Teaching in NYC
New York Magazine
The problem might be institutional: According to reports today, the cases of sixteenteachers accused of behaving badly with students illustrate how difficult it is for the Department of Education to fire teachers, especially when allegations don't ...

New York Magazine

Millions paid out to teachers for classroom assaults and accidents
The Guardian
Assaults, accidents, injuries and discrimination in the workplace have seenteachers collectively secure millions of pounds in compensation claims, according to figures released by three teaching unions to coincide with annual conferences over the ...

The Guardian

Inslee: Rebuild public education start early
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
RENTON — Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Jay Inslee promised to “rebuild our public education system” on Thursday, offering a limited program that could be summed up in two words: Learn early! Inslee would work for an “aggressive expansion” of ...

Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Hurt teachers receive millions
The Press Association
Teachers won millions of pounds in compensation last year after accidents, injuries, assaults and discrimination at school, new figures show. In one case, a teacher was awarded more than £222000 after suffering a brain injury when a pupil hit her in ...

Jindal Reforms Education in Louisiana | The Weekly Standard
By Daniel Halper
"Approval of minor Senate changes in a 60-43 vote, gave Jindal a significant victory early in the three-month legislative session, over strong opposition from the teacher unions and several thousand teachers who protested at the Capitol in ...
The Weekly Standard Blog

Evergreen Park Teachers Create Workbook To Make ACT Prep Fun ...
By Adam Harrington
A northwest suburban hospital has made a record settlement in a malpractice lawsuit in the death of a newborn. 405; Teachers Union Prepared For Strike: 'We're Fed Up'. The ChicagoTeacher's Union said Thursday that contract talks with the ...
CBS Chicago

PostRank's Newest Listing Of The “Most Engaging” Education Blogs ...
By Larry Ferlazzo
…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL ... Every six months or so, I also publish Postrank's listing of their determination of the “most engaging” education blogs (it changes weekly). I take all these lists ... I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.
Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...

Teacher Resigns After Student Dispute - Milwaukee News Story ...
Rebecca Perl said teachers need to keep the upper hand. "The teacher for sure should take some control and make sure it stops because other people can be in danger. Even the teacher could be in danger," Perl said. Nicolet's superintendent ...
WISN.com - Local News

Teacher Unlocks Power of Imagination Through Recycling ...
By Raquel Fagan
The Imagination Factory, the brainchild of artist and teacher Marilyn Brackney, has been teachingthe youth of today that very same message but adding in a new twist – recycling. In 1996, Brackney expanded her classroom teachings by ...
Earth911.com » news

Virginia Elementary School Teacher Tells Students ... - Weasel Zippers
The mother came forward with her daughter's story after TheDC first reported on another Fairfax County teacher who instructed his students to conduct opposition research on Republican candidates for president. Keep reading… .... In honor of “ Women's History Month,” Grosse Point North High School student Grant Strobl wanted to place posters throughout the school teaching students to respect women, but was met with defiance from the school principal, calling his actions “vitriolic.” ...
Weasel Zippers

3 Major Publishers Sue Open-Education Textbook Start-Up - Wired ...
By Nick DeSantis
A group of three large academic publishers has sued the start-up Boundless Learning in federal court, alleging that the young company, which produces open-education alternatives to printed textbooks, has stolen the creative expression of ...
Wired Campus

Teaching Skepticism In Science Classes Instead Of Facts
By News Account
They are not testing what American students are learning. ... The 8+1 effort encourages K-12teachers to use the eight science concepts to build understanding within and between their courses as students advance through the grades. ... president of Achieve, a nonprofit organization managing the state-led effort, said 8+1 Science can work hand-in-hand with his organization's effort – called Next Generation Science Standards – "to change the way we think about science education.
Science 2.0

DLNR Teacher Institute Offered on Maui | Maui Now
By Wendy Osher
“The DOFAW Teacher's Institutes will supply teachers with the tools and connections they need to develop successful experiential education units that tie together, science, culture, and standards-based learning,” said DLNR Chairperson ...
Maui Now

Chicago Teachers "Overwhelmingly" Support Strike in Mock Poll ...
By Lisa Balde
Last week CPS said it would move forward with a new teacher evaluation program without support from the Chicago Teachers Union. The new system would count student performance as 25 percent of a teacher's assessment, with the ...
NBC Chicago - Chicago Local News...

House passes teacher tenure and school vouchers bills - WAFB 9 ...
By Joshua Auzenne
The Louisiana House of Representatives has approved two parts of Gov. Bobby Jindal'seducation reform plan. The teacher tenure and school vouchers bills passed Thursday morning.
WAFB - Local News

Recap of Last Night's Education Forum : Delaware Liberal
By nemski
WadeMalcolm Lowery says education reform has to be teacher led #ImagineDE 05 Apr 2012 from HootSuite ... dwablog Bernal makes an excellent point: There needs to be more career pathways for teachers instead of just administration.
Delaware Liberal

Comparative Education Review - University of Chicago Press
Founded in 1957 to advance knowledge and teaching in comparative education studies, the Review has since established itself as the most reliable source for ...

No comments:

education news - Google News

teachers/teaching news from Google News

MOOC/edX/Coursera/Udacity News

online education/learning news

school/virtual school/K-12 news

virtual school news

digital learning news

education reform news

The Learning Network


Pearson - Always Learning