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Appreciating -- and Assessing -- Teachers

Appreciating -- and Assessing -- Teachers
New York Times
“Through her I saw up close that teaching is one of those jobs you do with the whole of you — trying to break through to a young mind can break your heart,” he writes. She showed me what a great teacher looked like: proud, exhausted, underpaid and ...

Ask the Teachers
Huffington Post
Yet stories of lasting and life-changing teacher-student relationships contrast starkly with what teachers say when asked about their profession. In short order, they lament inadequate training, top-down reforms, teaching to the test, budget cuts and a ...

Magid: It's time for technology to disrupt education
San Jose Mercury News
It strikes me that it's time for technology to start disrupting education. I'm not calling for the abolition of schools. My wife and daughter are public school teachers and I am the beneficiary of 20 years of public education with three degrees from ... 

Higher Education Is a Bubble, Bill Bennett Says: U.S. Govt. Should Stop Subsidizing Student Loans From the blog Daily Ticker: Follow The Daily Ticker on Facebook! The $1 trillion student loan crisis will be a top priority for President Obama and senior administration officials this week. The president will discuss ways to prevent ...
Yahoo! Finance: The Daily Ticker

Ohio State president Gordon Gee's travel bill tops $840K
By Nicole Auerbach, USA TODAY Ohio State has spent at least $844000 on the school president's travel since 2007, including more than $550000 in the past two years that included two trips to China plus two other international trips to Iceland, Turkey, ... 

Education Secretary Embraces Gay Marriage
New York Times (blog)
By MICHAEL BARBARO The secretary of education, Arne Duncan, became the third member of the Obama administration to publicly embrace same-sex marriage on Monday morning, a day after the vice president said that he was “absolutely comfortable” with such ...

Education Secretary Backs Gay Marriage
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” on Monday that he supports same-sex marriage and that he had not publicly expressed his support before. Mr. Duncan was asked the question after Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday appeared to ...

Education Secretary Arne Duncan: I believe in same-sex marriage
msnbc.com (blog)
On Morning Joe, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan echoed Biden. Asked by TIME's Mark Halperin whether he thinks same-sex couples should be legally allowed to marry, Duncan said flatly: "Yes I do." "Have you ever said that publicly before?," ...

msnbc.com (blog)

Obama Education Secretary Backs Gay Marriage
Wall Street Journal
AP WASHINGTON—Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday said he supports gay marriage, putting him in possible conflict with President Barack Obama. Mr. Obama, who hasn't publicly backed same-sex marriage, has said his position on the matter is ...

Education Secy Arne Duncan Endorses Same-Sex Marriage
ABC News (blog)
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan endorsed same-sex marriage this morning on MSNBC's “Morning Joe.” When asked whether he thought same-sex couples should have the legal right to marry, Duncan said simply, “Yes. I do.” This news comes on the heels of ...

Cengage Learning Partners with NorthWest Arkansas Community College to Educate ...
MarketWatch (press release)
STAMFORD, Conn., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions, today announced it is working with NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) to develop a ...

Move to Outsource Teacher Licensing Process Draws Protest
New York Times
The idea that a handful of college instructors and student teachers in the school ofeducation at the University of Massachusetts could slow the corporatization of public education in America is both quaint and ridiculous.

New York Times

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Supports Marriage Equality
BY Julie Bolcer Education Secretary Arne Duncan joins Vice President Joe Biden and Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan as Obama cabinet members that support marriage equality. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said that he supported marriage equality on ...

BTF battle applauded by teachers statewide
Buffalo News
By Tom Precious ALBANY — The Buffalo Teachers Federation has been getting its share of lumps for refusing to go along with the school district and the stateEducation Department in the creation of a new evaluation system for teacherperformance.

Buffalo News

Jo-Ann Rewards Teachers with Special Teacher Appreciation Discounts
MarketWatch (press release)
HUDSON, Ohio, May 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America, is celebrating the invaluable work that teachers do during Teacher Appreciation Week. This exclusive event happens ...

Edina Educator Named Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Edina's Jackie Roehl beat out nine other contestants, including Burnsville-Eagan-Savageteacher Joe Meyer. By Ryan Gauthier In this photo provided by Education Minnesota, Jackie Roehl speaks after being named 2012 Minnesota Teacher of the Year at a ...

Respect over gifts
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By Maureen Downey Across the nation today, teachers are being feted with homemade muffins, fresh flowers and handmade cards to mark the start of PTA Teacher Appreciation Week. Nothing against a warm carrot-raisin muffin or a bunch of daisies, ...

Teachers in Atlanta tell nationwide audience what works, doesn't work
The NBC News Education Nation "teacher town hall meeting" took place at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta and was shown on the web and on TV, showcasing what teachers are doing that is working for their students -- including some provocative ...


Sallie Mae Introduces Fixed-Rate Private Education Loan
MarketWatch (press release)
1 financial services company specializing in education, announced a new fixed interest rate option on its private education loans for academic year 2012-13. The new fixed interest rates, available to undergraduate and graduate students at ...

Cleveland schools' teacher cuts are catching up to loss of students
Plain Dealer
But if district Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon follows through on his plan to trim -- through layoffs and a retirement incentive -- more than 700 teachers out of the 3500 in place now, teacher staffing will be down next year by about 40 percent ...

Plain Dealer

Arts Education Partnership Launches ArtsEdSearch.org - Nation's First Research ...
MarketWatch (press release)
In examining the full arts learning picture, ArtsEdSearch(TM) also provides valuable data on how teaching strategies based in the arts -- a core academic subject according to federal law -- influence educators' instructional practice and engagement in ...

“Fighting for the children while the shrapnel seems only to be killing teacher ...
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Like many of my colleagues, I went into education because I truly believe teaching is the most important job in a democratic society. It is without hyperbole when I say that I believe when public education fails, a democratic society won't be far ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Appreciating teachers this week
Janesville Gazette (blog)
By STEVE KNOX Monday, May 7, 2012 - 7:48 am This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Throughout the country school districts are putting the focus on where the focus should be in the district -- on teachers and students. As a product of the Janesville ...

Only the poor schools need worry when an inspector calls
Still, the school inspectors' arrival sent everyone into a tailspin: parents were alerted with a poster, children told to be on their best behaviour, and teachers looked as if they were on the verge of a nervous breakdown.


'Teachers Make' A Difference, What About You?
"He insulted me and the entire teaching profession by saying that anyone who wanted to be a teacher essentially didn't have the intellectual capacity to be allowed to be one," Mali recalls. "And then he probably did ask me what my annual salary was and ...

Fairbanks teachers set to vote on two-year contracts
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
by Staff Report/newsroom@newsminer.com FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks teachers are scheduled to meet tonight to vote on a tentative two-year contract agreement with the school district. Leaders of the Fairbanks Education Association will present the agreement ...

Tribute to Iowa teachers is dedicated at Capitol
Norwalk's Charity Campbell, Iowa's 2012 Teacher of the Year, speaks at Sunday's dedication of a memorial to teachers in Des Moines. / Justin Hayworth/The Register A simple memorial that recognizes the role of Iowa's teachers was dedicated Sunday on the ...

Edina teacher Jackie Roehl named 2012 Teacher of the Year
Coon Rapids ECM Publishers
“It is through spreading ideas about culturally responsive teaching in my classroom and with my colleagues that I feel I have made my greatest contribution to education,” she said. She said finding new ways to teach students from different backgrounds ...

Coon Rapids ECM Publishers

Teacher of the Year wants attention paid to racial disparities
Minnesota Public Radio
Jackie Roehl has taught at Edina since 1998. She works on what's called culturally responsiveteaching that focuses on improving achievement for minority students. Roehl says the statewide educators' union Education Minnesota wanted to send message ...

Adult Education Centre / CEBRA | ArchDaily
By Alison Furuto
The 12.500 m2 / 134.550 ft2 educational institution aims at creating a flexible and diverselearning environment that gives room for individual needs in a collective building. According to the plans, the centre will open at the beginning of 2014.

Online Education: The Best-Case Scenario, Bryan Caplan ...
By Bryan Caplan
Do you think that online education is going to put traditional universities out of business? Great. Now tell me: Who moves first? It easy to say, "Forget brick-and-mortar college. I'm 'going' to Online U." But what kind of students will actually follow ...
EconLog: Library of Economics...

Instapundit » Blog Archive » DO TEACHERS SHOW MINORITY ...
By Elizabeth Foley
DO TEACHERS SHOW MINORITY STUDENTS A “POSITIVE BIAS” THAT THWARTS ACHIEVEMENT? A new report from the Journal of Educational Psychology confirms common sense: Political correctness and an overzealous attempt to be ...

Cool Infographics - Blog - How Has Internet Changed Education?
By Randy
If you want evidence of the way the internet is pervading every aspect of our lives, you need look no further than its effect on education. The internet and social media have dramatically changed both teaching and learning. In fact, most ...
Cool Infographics

Learning With Mrs. Parker: The Gift of Education
By S. Parker
The Gift of Education. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Aside from all the freebies and sales, this is great time to reflect about why we are teachers. For me, I choose this path for many reasons; all deeply personal. I became a teacher because of ... everything about their kindergarten year. What I hope I leave them is that longing to continue to do their best and to learn more and to believe that anything is possible with an education. Why do you teach? HappyTeaching and Learning!
Learning With Mrs. Parker

Cash hitch hits free learning programme - News |nation.co.ke
Posted Sunday, May 6 2012 at 22:44. Schools countrywide open for their second term this year with no funds to run the free learning programme. Education Permanent Secretary George Godia said the money will be released later in the term.
Daily Nation RSS Feeds: News

Pakistan: Leader Islamic Cleric Says Education ... - Weasel Zippers
Pakistan: Leader Islamic Cleric Says Education “Dooms” Women… (Pakistan Tribune) — A former lawmaker and cleric from Kohistan district, Maulana Abdul Haleem, termed formaleducation for women un-Islamic and asked parents to pluck their daughters from school, or else they would be 'doomed'. ... I'm betting that they offer an alternative form of education to the young girls that involves learning how to put on a vest. a former dem says: May 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm. I hate to curse, but ...
Weasel Zippers

'Getting Down to Facts' revisited | Thoughts on Public Education
By John Fensterwald - Educated Guess
The principal author and other contributors to the massive research project on California education known as Getting Down to Facts are marking the fifth anniversary of its release by examining its impact and discussing what still needs to be done. .... Angeles Unified, which is piloting new teacher evaluations based on multiple measures and San Francisco Unified, which passed a parcel tax to create opportunities for master teachers and incentives for teaching in hard-to-staff schools.
Thoughts on Public Education

Higher Education for Today : Kaieteur News
By KNews
For a long time it was a cultural commonplace that the doctrines of Protestant humanism provided the essential elements for higher learning and that moral education, grounded in the study of Scripture, was one of higher education's central ...
Kaieteur News

Dianna Agron & Liam Hemsworth: Destination Education Event ...
Dianna Agron and Liam Hemsworth smile for the cameras at the second annual City Year Spring Break: Destination Education event on Saturday (May 5) in Los ...
www.justjared.com/.../dianna-agron-liam-hemsworth-destinati...  \

Teaching Kids to Get Involved Can Get Teachers Into Trouble
Commentary on education coverage, writing and a few other things ... Teachers trying to get students to engage in the world around them are expected to ... In Fairfax, Va., an eighth-gradeteacher assigned his students to conduct opposition ...

Joe Biden Appears To Support Marriage Equality; Education ...
In a conversation with David Gregory on NBC's Meet the Press, Joe Biden appears to have ...

Revealed: The music teacher who reduced Jessie J to tears on a ...
My music teacher was a bully, he would scream at me for not learning the right notes. Then he used to ramble on about how it was sinful to gamble. Anyway not ...

How Tech Is Changing College Life [INFOGRAPHIC]
By Sam Laird
College students today are more tech savvy than ever before. Just how important is technologyto their academic lives? More than 90% use email to communicate with professors and 73% say they cannot study without technology. Seven in 10 ...
Mashable » Tech

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