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Why Education Department may be safe for now, even though it's a GOP target
Christian Science Monitor
In remarks overheard by reporters Sunday night, Mitt Romney says he would keep the Education Department, although he'd reduce its budget. By Amanda Paulson, Staff writer / April 16, 2012 Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov.

Christian Science Monitor 

Talks continue, but teachers union takes first step toward strike
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Public Schools officials and the city's teachers union have failed to reach an agreement after several months of contract talks, setting in motion the first of several steps that must be taken before a strike can be called.

Benchmark Learning Receives Citrix Award
MarketWatch (press release)
MINNEAPOLIS, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Citrix Education announced their most distinguished Citrix Authorized Learning Centers (CALCs) for 2011. Benchmark Learning was awarded the Top CALC of 2011 - Central Region.

Prep teacher in sex shock
New York Post
In court yesterday, Strain said it wasn't the first time the teacher had acted inappropriately with a student — although no charges were filed in the prior case. When he had taught math at Westtown School in Pennsylvania, Hovan had also engaged in an ...

New York Post

Meridian Unveils Social Learning Module as Part of New LMS
MarketWatch (press release)
HERNDON, VA, Apr 17, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Meridian Knowledge Solutions' new version of its learning management system now includes Meridian Social, an array of online tools for extending informal learning across an organization.

Transforming Education Summit 2012: Abu Dhabi Education Council Hosts World ...
MarketWatch (press release)
TES uniquely focuses more on the 'how' than on the 'what' of education reform, since research shows that most transformation efforts fail due to challenges in the process of change itself. Sessions will encourage discussions and knowledge sharing, ...

Ex-Teacher at Bronx Private School Accused of Sexual Misconduct
New York Times
A former math teacher at Riverdale Country School in the Bronx was arrested Monday on charges of engaging in sexual conduct with a teenage student. The former teacher, Richard Hovan, 30, surrendered to the authorities in the morning and pleaded not ...

Teachers union, CPS agree to call in 'fact-finding' panel for contract talks
Chicago Sun-Times
By ROSALIND ROSSI Education Reporter April 16, 2012 6:23PM Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard discuss the schools. FILE PHOTO. | Tom Cruze~Sun-Times Still “far apart'' in negotiations over a ...

Preschoolers' reading skills benefit from 1 modest change by teachers
Eureka! Science News
"This would be a very manageable change for most preschool teachers, who already are doing storybook reading in class." Piasta conducted the study with lead investigator Laura Justice, professor of teaching and learning at Ohio State, ...

Teachers fight demand for report cards
Vancouver Sun
Parents of public-school students don't need a second-term report card because teachers have kept them fully informed about their children's progress throughout a six-month job action, a union lawyer told the BC Labour Relations Board on Monday.

Education director Jason Glass scores 27 on ACT
Iowa City Press Citizen
Glass has pushed for a mandatory ACT test for all juniors in the state as part of the state'seducation reform package. McLeod wasn't sold on the idea, so he challenged Glass to take the test, along the lines of "if it's so good, why don't YOU take it?

Thirty-One Schools Pilot Wiley and Blackboard Combined Digital Learning ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The field trial involves students, faculty and campus administrators across 42 courses at two and four-year higher education institutions in the US and Canada. More than 50 instructors and 2900 students have been providing ongoing feedback on their ...

Prep school teacher busted for sex with student
New York Daily News
In addition to teaching, Hovan also raked in the cash from private tutoring and owned two condos and another rental in the city, officials said. Richard Hovan who was indicted today for having an illicit relationship with a 16 - year.

New York Daily News

Vt. teaching principal reaches settlement
BENNINGTON, Vt.—A Vermont school district will pay the teaching principal of an elementary school for the remainder of the school year and part of the next fiscal year in return for his resignation at the end of June. The Bennington Banner reports ...

Teachers dig in over report cards
The Province
By Frank Luba, The Province April 17, 2012 6:12 AM Teachers remained adamant Monday that they will not produce report cards going back to the beginning of the school year. Teachers and employers were appearing before the Labour Relation Board in ...

The HOPE Curriculum Recognized as a 2012 Learning! 100 Award Winner for e ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Knoodle, the enterprise sociallearning company, is pleased to announce The Health and Obesity: Prevention and Education(HOPE) Curriculum Project as a winner of the 2012 Learning!

Pathways to Education Canada celebrates National Volunteer Week
MarketWatch (press release)
Today, Pathways to Education Canada, a program that is reducing high school dropout rates in low-income communities, celebrates the unique contributions of each and every one of their volunteers during National Volunteer Week.

Is education chief smarter than an 11th-grader?
The challenge came just a few weeks after the release of the governor's education reformpackage, which calls for all Iowa juniors to take either the ACT or SAT college entrance exams. McLeod, an Ames resident who considers himself a “standardized ...

Mitt Unplugged Cuts Education and Housing
In predictable fashion this past weekend, GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney suggested cutting and/or consolidating both the Department of Education and HUD. He was as Mitt in straight no chaser form as you could get, talking it up in front of big ...

LifeProof Takes Learning Out of the Classroom at Sandbox Summit
MarketWatch (press release)
LifeProof gives students and educators the freedom to take learning beyond the classroom by protecting their Apple devices from any usual hazard encountered in daily life. With LifeProof, students can shoot videos under water, text or take photos on ...

What Do Teachers Need? RESPECT!
Huffington Post
Our education system, led by elected leaders who should try teaching five classes of 35 kids each for just one week, is, unfortunately, "insane." There are some "cures" for this insanity. But like medicine, we need to properly diagnose the ills of the ...

What the US can't learn from Finland about ed reform
Washington Post (blog)
By Valerie Strauss Finland's high-achieving public school system is now part of the conversation about US education reform these days. What, it is often asked, can we learn from Finland? (Plenty, actually, though US reformers consistently ignore the ...

Maine teacher in court for 'threatening remark'
BATH, Maine—A Freeport Middle School teacher who made an offhanded remark in class about shooting students is scheduled to appear in court. WMTW-TV reports that a lawyer for David Mason is expected to enter a plea on his behalf on Tuesday in ...

Teachers, government skirmish on multiple fronts
Victoria Times Colonist
By Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist April 17, 2012 6:14 AM On Monday, the two sides squared off before the Labour Relations Board on the issue of whether teachers have to issue report cards to all grades this month. The province's 41000 teachers began the ...

Utica teachers reject contract: What's next?
Utica Observer Dispatch
The budget slashes 217 mostly teacher positions to fill a $10 million budget gap. “It's certainly going to affect the students,” Board of Education President Christopher Salatino said. “We notified the teachers, they knew what we were up against.

Somerset approves teachers contract
Daily American Online
By KATIE WALKER Daily American Staff Writer School board members approved a tentative three-year teachers contract Monday between Somerset Area School District and the Somerset Area Education Association. The agreement, which extends from July 1, 2011, ...

Teachers@ED: José Rico - U.S. Department of Education
By Guest Blogger
Editors Note: Teachers@ED profiles some of the hundreds of current and former educators who work at the U.S. Department of Education, and how their experiences in schools inform their work for the agency. ... Rico took notice of the power in young people taking responsibility for their education; he decided to harness that power by opening his own community high school, which had a health clinic and provided classes for students learning English, in addition to general academics.
ED.gov Blog

K-12 Education Loans: The Other Private School Profit Center ...
By karoli
Those centers are usually textbooks, lower wages for teachers and support staff, and reduced compliance and credentialling requirements for private schools. Oh, and .... Gates Foundation Grants ALEC A Hefty Sum For 'Education Reform' ...
Crooks and Liars

Possible Chicago Teacher Strike Looms After Talks Break Down ...
By Adam Harrington
Possible Chicago Teacher Strike Looms After Talks Break Down. April 17, 2012 7:03 AM. Share this. View Comments. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said an informal poll of teachers at 150 public schools showed ...
CBS Chicago

Alabama Department of Education's investigation into Birmingham ...
By Marie Leech -- The Birmingham News
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- State Reps. John Rogers and Mary Moore, both Democrats from Birmingham, said they are researching whether the state Department of Education's investigation into the Birmingham school board is legal, and say that, ...
Breaking News from The Birmingham News

Teachers honored at Golden Apple Awards | WLFI - Lafayette, Indiana
By Dan Klein
Three other teachers receiving Golden Apples include Jonathan Eifler, a science teacher at Oakland High School, Shelby Johnson, a special education teacher at West Lafayette High School and LuAnn Lamie, an art instructor at Lafayette Jeff ...
News | WLFI TV

Tim Giago: Dulaney Was Named 'Waonspekiye,' or 'Teacher'
By Tim Giago
His new Lakota name means "Teacher" and that is what Professor Dulaney has been to so many Native American journalists over the past 27 years. We bonded on the Choctaw Nation in 1984 when Bill, Loren and I went jogging while Adrian ...
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Sarbanes: Environmental Education Must Be Priority « CBS Baltimore
By rakates
Maryland Congressman John P. Sarbanes says environmental education must be a national priority.
CBS Baltimore

Teacher Job Fair Takes Place On EMU Campus « CBS Detroit
By asaunders
Eastern Michigan University is hosting the state's largest teacher job fair from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday. ... More than 230 recruiters will be on hand representing public schools, academies and related education employers. Barbara Jones, EMU's Senior ... “It is for teachers to help them meet with hiring officials, hopefully get a job and it is part of a consortium of several of the big schools in Michigan. We do this ... Jones believes teaching opportunities are on the rise this year. The job fair ...
CBS Detroit

Study: Teachers Automatically Think White Female Students Are ...
By Rob Wile
Research first noticed by the New York Times' Motherlode blog (and picked up by Freakonomics) found that teachers exhibited lower expectations toward white females when it came to math. Catherine .... So the first order of business in universal education is to get a completely disorganized mob into good enough condition to staff early factories, be able to march to time, get shot in an army. Here of course the ... However, a teacher cannot stereo-typing every white female. Reply. 0. 0 ...
Business Insider

Six local educators up for state's Teacher of the Year honor ...
By onlineeditor@nashuatelegraph.com (The Nashua Telegraph)
The state Department of Education announced the pool of candidates, each of whom will be recognized during a Teacher of the Year Nominee Ceremony on Thursday at the Red Blazer in Manchester. In addition to Caron, the list of local nominees ... “They're representing, really, the whole teaching profession, and the long hours that teachers give to make the best for our students, so in actuality, I am representing my school and my staff.” McIntyre has served as the library/media ...
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Ex-Riverdale Country School Teacher Richard Hovan Charged With ...
By pvictorwins
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- A former math teacher at a prestigious New York City high school has been charged with having sexual encounters with a 15-year-old student. Richard Hovan pleaded not guilty Monday to criminal sex act and child endangerment ... The school says it fired Hovan quickly after learning about the allegation last May. He was in his first year ofteaching at the private school in the Bronx. Alumni include the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Varghese says the ...
CBS New York

Parents, students and teachers plead for reprieve from Portland's ...
By Cornelius Swart, The Oregonian
Almost 300 parents, students and teachers filled the gymnasium at Humboldt school last Thursday before members of the Portland Public Schools board and Superintendent Carole Smith to voice their objections to the proposed closure of ...
Portland News

Texas Teacher Fired for Unwed Pregnancy Offered to Get Married ...
A teacher and coach at a private Baptist school in Texas fired for an unwed ... " Everything that we stand for says that we want our teachers, who we ..... See how online education could provide the flexibility you need to prepare for a new career.

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