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Teacher Appreciation Week: A Celebration of Caring
Huffington Post
This is Teacher Appreciation Week, and for me it evokes a floodgate of thoughts on teachingand learning. For one thing, Teacher Recognition Day -- as the single day dedicated to teachersused to be called -- coincided with my first big success at ...

What Teacher Do You Appreciate?
New York Times (blog)
By DANIEL E. SLOTNIK Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day. What teacher, or teachers, do you appreciate, and why? In the Op-Ed column “Teaching Me About Teaching,” Charles M. Blow writes about the teacher who taught him the most: Next week is ...

Teachers in southwest Oregon school district go on strike as negotiations continue
Washington Post
The district near Medford has 328 employees, including 186 teachers. Dave Carrell, acting president of the Eagle Point Education Association, says negotiators have been working all night and are still talking past the deadline.

Conn. Senate approves education overhaul
Dannel P. Malloy, who just hours earlier had announced an agreement with legislative leaders on plans for changes that include helping low-performing schools and culling ineffectiveteachers from the classroom. The Democrat-controlled Senate voted 28-7 ...

Teacher dismissed four years after striking student with cord
Cherry Hill Courier Post
Acting Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf has dismissed a Camden teacher who struck a special education student. / New Jersey Press Media file State Sen. Diane Allen plans to introduce a bill that would fast-track the hearing process for tenured ...

Teachers Sue Over Closings
Wall Street Journal
By LISA FLEISHER For the third time in as many years, the city teachers union is suing to try to stop school closings, saying on Monday that Mayor Michael Bloomberg had attempted an "end run" around the union to get rid of bad teachers.

A Tale of Two Reform Stories
Huffington Post
We've been having two different reform conversations about education. One conversation revolves around testing, teacher accountability, measurements, incentives and punishments. One conversation revolves around learning, students, teaching, ...

Thoughts on Teacher Appreciation Week
Huffington Post
There are many, many instances when my teaching life and my parenting life either overlap or stand in stark contrast to one another in painful or beautiful ways. These instances have only increased since my daughter entered pre-kindergarten this past ...

Teachers' Lounge: The Online Pioneer
Huffington Post
He is an alumnus of the Teaching Policy Fellowship. So, it's Teacher Appreciation Week. What inspired you to become a teacher? I fundamentally love learning and I loved the teachers who broadened my horizons and challenged me to think deeply about ...

Seminar looks at ways to promote higher education
CBS News
Michigan needs to invest more in higher education to better compete with states like North Carolina, where a four-year education costs $20000 less, the head of Domino's Pizza said Monday. "In Michigan this fiscal year, we will dedicate 76 percent more ...

Unions Claim School Closings Violate Their Contracts
New York Times
By Beth Fertig Unions representing public school principals and teachers challenged the city's decision to shuffle the staffs at 24 schools this summer, saying the plan is really a “sham” attempt to close the schools and get rid of personnel in ...

Malloy Praises Passage of 'Meaningful Education Reform' Agreement
Dannel P. Malloy got an education reform package late Monday, while the ConnecticutEducation Association, the state's largest teachers union, also appeared to get what it wanted, as the final agreement appears to be somewhat of a compromise between ...

Teachers suing NYC over school closings
Wall Street Journal
AP NEW YORK — Unions representing teachers and principals are suing the city to stop the official closing of 24 schools, arguing education officials are pretending to shutter the schools without actually changing anything significant in a bid to ...

4 Afghan education workers, body guard killed
Fox News
KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says four Education Ministry employees and a body guard have been killed by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. Khorshid Aman, the chief of Urgun district of Paktika province, says the group was traveling from ...

Art teacher helps teen moms embrace inner creativity
But that's what teenage mothers do once or twice a week at The Care Center in this Western Massachusetts city, as students of an alternative education program that helps them earn their GED. When they ask art teacher Ezra Parzybok, “Why do I have to ...

Hug a Teacher This Week
By Joan S. Dentler and Laura Dudnick From the one-room schoolhouses of the yesteryear to the high-tech classrooms of today, one thing remains constant in guaranteeing a good education---great teachers. And although teachers are often reminded of their ...

Teacher Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week
Brevard Times
Even if Teacher Appreciation Week is not necessarily being celebrated in your child's school, the end of the Brevard County School Year is approaching, and you may soon be needing some gifts to show your appreciation for the teachers working hard to ...

Education reform bill clears Senate
The Connecticut Mirror
By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas The Senate passed a sweeping education reform bill early Tuesday morning, with the only opposition coming from Republican legislators who complained not on the merits of the bill but on the near-midnight release of the ...

Senate Passes Education Reform Bill
NBC Connecticut
The bill doesn't give Malloy the broad authority he wanted for his education commissioner to reform failing schools or to institute teacher evaluation systems, but it does give Malloy a foot in the door, something he calls "meaningful.

Thoughts on teachers — from Socrates to Lady Gaga
Washington Post (blog)
Haim Ginott (1922-1973), teacher and psychologist Teachers are the only professionals who have to respond to bells every forty-five minutes and come out fighting. — Frank McCourt (1930-2009), teacher and author Teaching is not a lost art, ...

Education Secretary Arne Duncan declares clear support for gay marriage
By Callum Borchers, Globe Correspondent A day after Vice President Joe Biden offered a nuanced take on gay marriage, Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday left nothing to interpretation. Asked during an appearance on MSNBC whether he believes ...

Teacher starting biodiesel fuel plant in Michigan
Detroit Free Press
AP A teacher in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula is starting a biodiesel fuel plant after roughly eight years of planning, experimenting and regulatory work. Bill Koucky's Northwest Michigan Biodiesel LLC plant is expected to be in full production ...

Teacher of the Year finalists named
Burlington Times News
Six of the finalists teach in the Alamance-Burlington School System and will compete for the system's 2012 Teacher of the Year honor. Two others are designated as finalists in the areas of independent schools and higher education, but won't compete for ...

Join Us and Thank a Teacher - U.S. Department of Education
By Arne Duncan
The Department of Education has an array of events planned throughout the week to both celebrate teaching and listen to teachers. One of the events to celebrate teachers will take place tomorrow, Teacher Appreciation Day, as we kick off a ...
ED.gov Blog

Kacy Christine Wilson, Former Teacher, Allegedly Had Sex With 16 ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Kacy Christine Wilson, a 28-year-old former teacher at Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Fla., is being accused of pulling a 16-year-old student out of class and then leading him to a closet to have sex, WOFL-TV reports. According to a police ...
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Reynolds teachers schedule strike vote | OregonLive.com
By James Mayer, The Oregonian
Teachers in the Reynolds School District have scheduled a strike vote for Tuesday afternoon. ...The Reynolds Education Association, representing about 600 licensed educators, has been negotiating with the district for more than a year. The current contract expired in June 2011. The vote will authorize the union ... “They continue to come after the working conditions and studentlearning conditions provided for in our contract,” Rosenau said. “Our schools, our students, and the ...
Oregon Education

OpEdNews - Article: On Teaching
This is Teacher Appreciation Week! Having taught for 24 years in high schools in two states and 5 school districts, I know a thing or two about teaching, which I'm happy to share in this essay, where I'm more concerned about the one that got ...

George Lucas: Education: The Single Most Important Job (Video)
By George Lucas
Their answers were straight-forward and definitive: project-based learning, technology, and an enthusiastic teacher. I couldn't agree more. Today, with the power of the Internet, we are experiencing a force that is revolutionizing education and ...
The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed

Online Teacher ID Theft Becoming More Common « CBS Dallas ...
By ktvtdeborah
The executive director of the United Educators Association says he is seeing a growing trend ofteachers being impersonated online and students hacking into the Facebook and Twitter accounts of instructors.
CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

U.S. Secretary Of Education Endorses Same-Sex Marriage ...
By Perez Hilton
WOOO HoOoO!!!! Eric McCormack asked, "who ELSE is gonna step up," when thanking Joe Biden for publicly supporting same-sex marriage and we do believe he already has his answer. The U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has, ...

Adult Education Center / CEBRA | ArchDaily
By Karen Cilento
Danish firm, CEBRA, was recently awarded first prize for their new education center in Odense. The building ... Moreover, such levels provide a flexible learning environment, with “the human-being placed at the center.” More about the project ...

Beaverton School Board ratifies teacher contract that shaves 5 days ...
By Wendy Owen, The Oregonian
Last week, teachers voted to ratify the contract, which calls for five days sliced from the calendar, step increases for teachers based on experience and education, which range from 2 percent to 4 percent, a slightly higher insurance cap, but no cost of living ... Teacher collaboration time: Board members didn't debate the merits of teacher collaboration time – research shows it improvesteachers' skills and student learning - but they did debate the timing of starting the program this fall.
Washington County News

Parents Protest Possible Teacher Cuts
By Tim Zietlow
Nearly 100 parents rallied outside Vegas Verde Elementary School Monday afternoon, protestingteacher layoffs that may come because the school district has to give teacher raises.
KLAS - National News

DIY Teacher Gift Ideas - Binder Clip Crafts For Teacher Gifts ...
By Briana Mowrey
On today's episode of Designer MacGyver, I've assembled some cool DIY teacher gift ideas using a most humble item. Yes, binder clips! Don't have any kids in school that need to giveteachers gifts? Well, maybe you are a teacher. If so, you ...
Design Happens

My Biased Coin: Attribute-Efficient Learning (Guest Post by Justin ...
By Michael Mitzenmacher
Rocco Servedio, Li-Yang Tan, and I recently had a paper accepted to COLT on attribute-efficientlearning, which is a clean framework introduced in 1990 by Avrim Blum that captures the challenging and important problem of learning in the ...
My Biased Coin

United Federal Of Teachers, Council of School Supervisors ...
By skschust
The United Federal of Teachers and the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators filed the lawsuit on Monday. The unions say they want to force the city into arbitration.
CBS New York

Advocating For Better Education « CBS Philly
By amyparmenter
When lawyers fighting for equity in public school funding were filing their briefs to a Colorado court, they needed citations and used the sections on Colorado in the Institute for Educational Equity and Opportunity's book, Education in the 50 ...
CBS Philly

Springfield teachers authorize strike - ToledoNewsNow.com: News ...
The Springfield Education Association represents 233 certified classroom teachers, guidance counselors, librarians, psychologists, and other education ...

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