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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tennessee's Anti-Science Bill Becomes Law

Tennessee enacts evolution, climate change law
Los Angeles Times
The law does not require the teaching of alternatives to scientific theories of evolution, climate change and "the chemical origins of life." Instead, it aims to prevent school administrators from reining in teachers who expound on alternative...

Los Angeles Times 

Tennessee back to the future with new anti-evolution law
Washington Post (blog)
By Valerie Strauss It's back to the future for Tennessee, where a new law was just put on the books that could undermine the teaching of accepted scientific thought in areas including evolution and climate change. The law encourages teachers to ...

Tenn. bill on evolution and teaching to become law
The Associated Press
(AP) — Tennesee's Republican governor says he will let a bill become law effective April 20 that protects teachers who allow students in their classrooms to criticize evolution and other scientific theories, such as global warming. Gov.

Tennessee's Anti-Science Bill Becomes Law
Wired News
By Ars Technica By John Timmer, Ars Technica After the US Supreme Court's 1987 decision forbidding the teaching of creationism in science classes, those who objected to the teaching of evolution modified their ideas slightly. They relabeled these ideas ...

Wired News 

Tennessee: Back to Anti-Evolution Teaching? - Law Professor Blogs ...
By constitutional lawblogger
(1) An important purpose of science education is to inform students about scientific evidence and to help students develop critical thinking skills necessary to becoming intelligent, productive, and scientifically informed citizens; (2) The teaching ...
Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Teachers union welcomes compromise, but says 7-hour day too long
Chicago Sun-Times
BY MAUDLYNE IHEJIRIKA Staff Reporter mihejirika@suntimes.com April 10, 2012 2:08PM Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis enters a room to give a press conference Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at the Chicago Teachers Union offices in the Merchandise ...

California Teacher Fund Targets Pension-Inflating Spiking
Bloomberg
The California State Teachers' Retirement System cut payments to a former San Francisco Bay Area superintendent after concluding that a $61000 raise in his final year of work was intended to boost his pension. Yet in another case, plan managers didn't ...

Intel develops new education-based tablet
ZDNet (blog)
By Charlie Osborne | April 11, 2012, 6:13am PDT Summary: Intel is developing a new tablet model aimed at the education market in developing countries. Intel announced the development of a new 7-inch tablet design aimed at the educational market on ...

Tennessee Volunteers for Creationism
Huffington Post (blog)
Tennessee's new law invites creationist teachers to interject religion into science classrooms -- and forbids administrators from stopping them. These "academic freedom" bills purport to "create an environment ... that encourages students to explore ...

Learning made easy - Lumesse ETWeb v11.1 introduces award-winning learning ...
Reuters
Consumerises experience of finding and initiating e-learning London - 11 April 2012 - Lumesse continues to deliver on its innovative product roadmap with the full integration of its SaaS-based learning management system, Lumesse Learning Gateway, ...

Department of Education will tender for schools infrastructure audit
RTE.ie
The Department of Education will tender for experts to conduct an audit of building infrastructure and staffing in schools around the country. The survey will concentrate on the second-level sector and will begin by looking at between four and six as ...

Former teacher wanted for child porn makes FBI list
CNN International
By Carol Cratty, CNN Eric Justin Toth, also known as David Bussone, was a third-grade teacherat the National Cathedral's Beauvoir school in Washington, DC, in 2008 when pornographic images were found on a school camera that had allegedly been in his ...

California teachers' pension fund faces $64.5-billion shortfall
Los Angeles Times
Ed Derman, deputy chief executive of the California State Teachers' Retirement System, says the $152-billion pension fund has only 69% of what it needs to meet future obligations. A teacherleaves her classroom headed for the copier machine with ...

Ex-DC private school teacher joins FBI's Ten Most Wanted list
Washington Post
The bureau filled one of those spots Tuesday with a former DC private school teacher wanted for allegedly producing pornography of young boys. Authorities said Eric Justin Toth, who also goes by the name David Bussone, has been on the run since June ...

Legislative solution to teacher evaluation fight seen as 'unlikely'
Boston Herald
Alice Peisch (D-Wellesley), co-chair of the Education Committee, in a phone interview. “The tendency is to reduce what are very complex questions to sound bites and that does not always serve the voters well.” Although proponents and opponents agree ...

Intel Reveals Studybook Tablet for Education Market.
X-bit Labs
by Anton Shilov Intel Corp. on Tuesday introduced Studybook, a ruggedized, purpose-built tablet for education, that provides mobility for students, comes with Intel Learning Series (Intel LS) software suite and supports unique classroom-ready features.

X-bit Labs

Colorado has solid plan for Race to the Top education funds
The Coloradoan
Colorado received some welcome news Tuesday when the federal government named our state a finalist for the Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge fund. Colorado is one of five finalists invited to apply for what would amount to a $30 million ...

Tennessee law allows creationism theory in classrooms
Reuters
Groups including the American Civil Liberties Union and the state teachers union opposed the bill, which requires teachers to permit a discussion of alternative theories to evolution as well as other issues such as global warming.

Ex-DC teacher added to FBI's 'Ten Most Wanted' list for producing child ...
Washington Post (blog)
(FBI) A former DC private school teacher accused of producing child pornography has been added to the FBI's list of “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives,” the agency announced Tuesday. Eric Justin Toth, who also goes by the name David Bussone, has been on the ...

Teacher Created Materials Featured on Lifetime's “The Balancing Act”
Houston Chronicle
Teacher Created Materials offers a solution to help slow summer learning loss and help students prepare for upcoming grade level work on the show's "Parent Teacher Corner – Tools for Learning: Success in the Classroom and Beyond" series on Lifetime ...

Creationism bill becomes Tenn. law
Politico
The controversial legislation — known as the “Monkey Bill” by those who said it attacked teaching evolution — became law on Tuesday without Gov. Bill Haslam's signature, Reuters reported. The Republican governor said he allowed the legislation ...

Politico

Intel Develops Small, Sturdy Tablet for Education
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Don Clark Companies have been trying to transform education with computers for decades, with mixed results. But there is new enthusiasm for the possibilities represented by tablets, and Intel has a new entry. The chip giant on Tuesday is introducing ...
Skillshare, Codecademy and the gamification of education | the ...
By didgeoridoo
Gamification is just the excuse for the poor work ethics and the lack of discipline of the spoiled generations that were brought up with the same lack of self-accountability that learning is supposed to be fun or it is the teacher's fault. Don't believe ...
the plastic résumé

New Online Journal Addresses Teaching - ProfHacker - The ...
By George Williams
The Chronicle of Higher Education ... Earlier this year a new journal was launched: Hybrid Pedagogy: A Digital Journal of Teaching & Technology, which describes itself as “an academic and networked journal on teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in the... Other resources include a “concordance of digital tools” for teaching & learning and a discussion forum.
ProfHacker

Etheridge rooted in education | CharlotteObserver.com & The ...
By rchristensen@newsobserver.com (Rob Christensen)
Etheridge on the issues. Economy: Supports restoring the temporary three-quarters sales tax to finance education. Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and civil unions: Opposes it, saying the existing law against same-sex ...
The Charlotte Observer -- News...

Randy Turner: The Crisis in American Education Is a Myth
By Randy Turner
Many times these plans involve taking public money and putting it into private schools, relying more and more on standardized tests, and tearing down the teachers who are the key to the success that public education has always been and ...
The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

San Jose Choir Teacher Accused Of Spying On Teen Girls In ...
By tjfang
A Salinas High School teacher working for a San Jose choir has been arrested for allegedly trying to spy on teenage girls during a field trip.
CBS San Francisco

Budget cuts worry prospective teachers | WAVY.com | Norfolk
School budget cuts threaten teacher jobs and future teachers are watching with interest. ...(WAVY) - Widespread school budget cuts have many students interested the education field worried about their prospects after graduation. Students ... Despite the erosion of teaching jobs, an expert told WAVY.com many prospective teachers will find employment in areas where they're most needed, like Special Education, Math, Science, Foreign Language and English as a Second Language.
Local News | WAVY TV

Chaim Levin: The Education I Never Had, and Why No One Is Doing ...
By Chaim Levin
Still, it is painful to realize that my peers and fellow victims of the same system are so willing to defend handicapping thousands of young people by not teaching kids fundamental, academic subjects. ... Compulsory education starts at 5 years old, when one would ideally be learning the ABCs and counting, the foundation to literacy and mathematics. ... In third grade, my classmates and I watched our teacher brutally beat one of the students for what seemed like at least a half an hour.
The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed

Learn Something for Environmental Education Week - Earth911.com
By Wes Muir
National Environmental Education Week aims to inspire teachers, students and parents to incorporate environmental learning into every-day education. The Week's theme for 2012 is “Greening STEM: The Environment as Inspiration for 21st ...
Earth911.com » news

Teachers vital to national development : Kaieteur News
By KNews
“The success of our investments in education depends in great measure on teachers and the quality of education they deliver. ... The awardees were Mark Lyte, Carmel Williams and Senior National Power Lifting Champion and National Sportswoman of Guyana as well as Two- time Caribbean & North American Weightlifting Champ, Watooka Nursery School teacher, Dawn ...One of the issues at hand would be how the union can attract more males to join the teachingprofession.
Kaieteur News

Teacher Admits To Fondling Himself In Class « CBS Chicago
By John Dodge
Teacher Admits To Fondling Himself In Class. April 10, 2012 4:31 PM. Share this. View Comments. Paul LaDuke, 75, is charged with masturbating in class while teaching at Schaumburg Christian School on Nov. 11, 2011. (Credit: ...
CBS Chicago

Phys.org - education
Science and technology news stories tagged with keyword: education. ... shift in the uptake of lifelong learning over the past decade according to new research. ... consider adopting bilingualeducation for part of their teaching, according to a ... Teachers in such institutions direct the education of students and might draw on ...
phys.org/tags/education/

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