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Tennessee teacher law could boost creationism, climate denial

Tennessee teacher law could boost creationism, climate denial
By Deborah Zabarenko (Reuters) - A new Tennessee law protects teachers who explore the "scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses" of evolution and climate change, a move science education advocates say could make it easier for creationism and ...

Education and The Colonial Frontier: The Right Place for a Native American Man?
Huffington Post
I really hoped we had buried the whole Last of the Mohicans/Dogmen/etc. eras, but honestly things are looking pretty bleak for education in Indian Country, especially for the men. But as with most things, the problem is not with the ones who leave the ...

The new normal of digital and distance education
Massey News (press release)
The traditional concept of the lecture room is being redefined as digital and distance education becomes the "new normal". Even politicians have woken up to this revolution, with last week's announcement of a parliamentary inquiry to investigate the ...

Massey News (press release)

India Court Upholds Education-Access Law
Wall Street Journal
India's public education system is in shambles, plagued by teacher absenteeism and meager resources, and the law was designed to try to ensure that all children have access to learning. The particular provision about private school admissions also had ...

Wall Street Journal

DPS teachers get layoff slips
The Detroit News
They also said the district will hold interviews in May for all teaching positions for the upcoming school year. District spokesman Steve Wasko said Thursday all teachers received letters that were mailed on Tuesday with notice of layoffs, ...

Malloy Talks Education Reform With Municipal Leaders of Alliance District ...
The governor stressed that the additional $50 million in state funding to local school districts, including Naugatuck, would not be distributed until an education reform package that he supported was approved. By David Moran Gov.

Microsoft Wins Its Largest Cloud Rollout Yet
Microsoft beats out Google and IBM to provide online apps, services to 7.5 million students and professors in India's national technical education council. By Paul McDougall InformationWeek Microsoft has secured its largest cloud engagement to date, ...

Teachers union has small victory in contract negotiations before HCPS files ...
Baltimore Sun
The decision was released April 2, and on April 5, the Harford County Board of Education filed an appeal in Harford County Circuit Court. And the president of Harford County EducationAssociation is firing back. "Harford County's students and teachers ...

Teaching Evolution Just Got Tougher in Tennessee
The bill will require state and local education authorities to "assist teachers to find effective ways to present the science curriculum as it addresses scientific controversies," according to a copy of the bill. It goes on to say that teachers would ...

An Inspiring Teacher, Exactly When He's Needed
At the start of a bright, sunny day that seems otherwise like any other day, a popular teacher is found dead in her classroom. It was suicide. The school is traumatized, especially that teacher's students. By the next day, the principal is at her wits' ...

County education leaders vow to fight state cuts to preschool programs
San Jose Mercury News
By Shanna McCord - Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ - County education leaders plan to visit the state capital to fight Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal to chop $517 million from child development programs. County Office of Education trustees ...

Online Dish: Christian Teacher Fired For Being Knocked Up & Single
A Texas teacher was fired from the Christian Academy she worked at for her out-of-wedlock pregnancy. WWJD? A Texas teacher is barefoot and pregnant after being fired from a private Christian school for getting pregnant out of wedlock.

Teacher of the year finalists announced
Norman Transcript
Teachers entering themselves as candidates submit a portfolio including a basic background or bio, a short essay on their personal philosophy of teaching and documentation of their participation in professional development and community service.

Marlborough Teachers Say They are Intimidated by Superintendent
"We are incredibly fortunate to have so many talented teachers working here in Marlborough, and I am confident that together, we will continue to make great strides in improving teachingand learning." Despite Pope's statement, teachers characterized ...

Alabama education department seizes control of Birmingham school board
al.com (blog)
"I want parents, teachers and other stakeholders to know, however, that this investigation will not take our focus away from our primary business of teachingand learning," he said. "It is critical that we continue educating our children for the ...

al.com (blog)

Letter: Teachers union, school board at odds
Baltimore Sun
On April 2, 2012, the Public School Labor Relations Board found that HCPS had been negotiating in bad faith with the Harford County Education Association, which represents the county's teachers. The Labor Board ordered the two parties to continue to ...

Education: A Call to Arms
Business Insider
StraighterLine is an online, low cost, subscription based provider of general education courses that many take in their first two years of college (Algebra, Biology, Calculus, US History, etc). The courses are ACE Credit recommended and can be ...

Improve student test scores? Teacher might be in line for $1600 bonus
Detroit Free Press
All of the schools must provide financial incentives to teachers. Nineteen of them were required to develop a teacher evaluation system that uses student growth data in a significant way. The remaining schools had to replace half their teaching staffs.

With Newark teachers, good faith needed in contract talks
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)
By Star-Ledger Guest Columnist By Joseph Del Grosso For almost 20 years, the elected leadership of the Newark Teachers Union has negotiated in good faith with governors, their commissioners of education and their superintendents.

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)

Ontario's bargaining position with teachers is 'an attack on women': union chief
National Post
Related Matt Gurney: Freezing teachers' wages? That's attacking women His comments come after Education Minister Laurel Broten accused the union earlier this week of walking away from talks. 'If the government expects us to bargain provincially, ...

Zimbabwe Teachers Demand Empowerment Through Controversial Indigenization Program
Voice of America
Chikowore said teachers want to know to what extent the government is going to spread the economic empowerment program to struggling civil servants. But some critics say teachersshould concentrate on teaching, demanding better and working conditions ...

IBM and Desire2Learn Introduce New Services and Software offerings to K-12 and ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The new education platform will address the needs for schools, colleges and universities to improve the quality of education for students, enhance the effectiveness of teachers, and empower administrators to create more personalized learning ...

Montville Twp. teachers are sharing their expertise with each other
... A Teachers Teaching Teachers program. The three-year-old program provides workshops forteachers led by a member of the faculty. Recently, Kimen Ryan, a special-education teacher, presented "How To Use a Paraprofessional in Your Classroom.

Texas Teacher's PE Head to Exit
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Michael Corkery and Craig Karmin AP The head of private equity and real estate investments at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas stepped down this week in a move that caught many investors in the pension world by surprise.

Program lets teachers earn license in months
Bennington Banner
Katie Redding, a humanities teacher at the Long Trail School in Dorset, earned her teachingcertification through an innovative program known as TAP. (Peter Crabtree) DORSET -- Shortly after graduating with a degree in art history from Williams College ...

Education boosts SCV economy
By Tammy Marashlian Signal Senior Education Writer Education is a major contributor to the Santa Clarita Valley economy — about one-third of the 25 top local employers are school districts or local colleges. n The William S. Hart Union High School ...

Education shortfall threatens U.S. recovery
After serving time in a Virginia prison following convictions on gun and drug-possession charges, Sean Collins-Harris decided he would fight the odds against his ever returning to white-collar work with the only tool he had: education.

Detroit Public Schools sends layoff notices to all teachers
by Mark Brush More than 4100 Detroit Public Schools teachers received layoff notices and will have to reapply for their jobs next month if they wish to continue to work for the district. The Detroit News reports the layoffs are effective just days ...

Malloy says he'll veto weak education reform bill; city, town funds in jeopardy
Malloy asked the mayors to speak with their local legislators about restoring SB 24, hiseducation bill that emerged from the legislature's Education Committee late last month in a scaled-back form without his teacher tenure overhaul and without a ...

TEACH: Shaping the Future of the Teaching Profession | ED.gov Blog
By Guest Blogger
Nearly everyone can name a teacher who inspired him or her, that pushed them, that maybe even changed their life. Teaching is the foundation of our educational system. Without teachers,education as we know it would simply not exist.
ED.gov Blog

Malloy Lobbies Local Officials To Support Education Reforms
By Christine Stuart
Dannel P. Malloy, the governor intends to veto any education reform bill that doesn't have the teacher tenure changes he wants. “We need to make substantial headway if we're going to have a meaningful package that I can support,” Malloy ...
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International Educators Teaching In Baltimore To Leave After Visas ...
By sbhagav
After conducting an extensive survey, they found hundreds of American teachers qualified and ready to fill the spots that many international teachers currently have. Under federal labor laws, a school district cannot hire an international teacher ...
CBS Baltimore

Why Teaching is Not a Back-up Career | CAREEREALISM
By 2tor
In order to succeed as a teacher, an individual must possess certain qualities and talents above and beyond the academic requirements for the job. Effective teachers must be well prepared and yet flexible enough to modify their lesson plans when the occasion demands. ... Pam Grossman, professor of education at Stanford University, advises those who are thinking of teaching as a second career to prepare themselves for a steep learning curve in their first few years on the job.

Middle School Student Suspended For Hugging Teacher « CBS ...
By mhigginscbs
A North Carolina middle school student has been suspended for hugging a teacher.
CBS Charlotte

Research-Based Advice On Teaching Children Not To Be Racist
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Kids, Parents News. Teaching Kids Not To Be Racist. www.theatlantic.com: Even before that John Derbyshire debacle, it's no secret that talking to your children about race isn't easy. "Broaching that topic often feels inappropriate, irrelevant, ...
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Tennessee teacher law could boost creationism over evolution in ...
By Deborah Zabarenko
A new Tennessee law protects teachers who explore the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of evolution and climate change, a move science education advocates say could make it easier for creationism and global warming denial to enter U.S. classrooms. ... to understand the world around them by exposing them to misinformation.” Tennessee's action came 87 years after the 1925 “monkey trial” in which John Thomas Scopes was tried forteaching evolution in Tennessee.

St. Paul Teacher Accused Of Grabbing, Bruising 6-Year-Old « CBS ...
By Cole Premo
This isn't the first time this school has had complaints about teachers. Heights Community School put a different teacher on paid leave earlier this year while it investigated him. Students accused Timothy Olmsted of racism in the classroom.
CBS Minnesota

Tucker Carlson: Teachers Union Leader 'Pro-Soviet, Totalitarian ...
By Noah Rothman
In a segment on “Trouble with Schools,” Daily Caller editor Tucker Carlson appeared on Fox & Friends, calling a recent hire by the American Federation of Teachers a “Pro-Soviet, Totalitarian, Violently Anti-American” 9/11 conspiracy theorist who should “be nowhere around children ever.”... “Parents, would you want radicals having a hand in your children's education?” asked ...Sounds like my history teacher, we got to listen to his daily political rants that we took turns instigating.

Largest US Teacher Pension Fund Underfunding Increases By $9 ...
By Tyler Durden
Minutes ago, CalSTRS, or the California State Teachers' Retirement System, with a portfolio valued at $152 billion as of February 29, 2012, and is the largest teacher pension fund in the United States, reported that its underfunding increased by a massive 15%, or from $56 billion to $64.5 billion, which ... CalSTRS serves California's 856000 public school educators and their families from the state's 1600 school districts, county offices of education and community college districts.

Middle School Student Suspended For Hugging Teacher « Pat Dollard
By Doc Holiday
WECT-TV reports that Ryan Blackmon, an eighth grade student at Bladenboro Middle School, was suspended when he hugged his teacher after she broke up a potential fight between himself and another student. “”I said, 'Thank you,' after ...
Pat Dollard

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