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Consensus on Education Reform: Voters Want Major Change

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The Clear Consensus on Education Reform: Voters Want Major Change
The Atlantic
The answer, many suggest, is systemic reform -- fixing broken bureaucratic structures and cutting red tape that hold back students, teachers, and school principals from doing, and giving, their best. Voters clearly believe schools needs improvement.

The Atlantic

Teacher pay fails to rise in 20 years
The Australian
"Very few teachers in government schools are ever deemed to be underperforming," the commission says. The report questions the cost-effectiveness of a number of policies, including fee discounts for teaching students at university and programs to cut ...

Teacher bonus takes blow
The Age
State Minister for the Teaching Profession Peter Hall said only 2 per cent of Victorian teacherswould receive a one-off bonus in 2014, the scheme's first year. The federal government last year unveiled plans to roll out a national performance bonus ...

Miramonte teachers removed from school to break silence
Los Angeles Times
The entire Miramonte staff, teachers and other employees, were displaced a week after the arrest of former teacher Mark Berndt. He's pleaded not guilty to 23 counts of lewd conduct, allegedly with students. Days later, a second teacher, Martin Springer ...

Mayor's New Budget Protects Teaching Jobs
New York Times
In each of the last two years, the city has narrowly avoided teacher layoffs but has still seen the number of teaching positions drop because of attrition, last year by 1800 spots. For next year, a hotly debated line in the mayor's preliminary budget ...

Audit: Special education clients too old for state center in Alexandria
Alexandria Town Talk
The Louisiana Special Education Center in Alexandria is housing students that it should not, according to a state audit released last week. / Melissa Gregory/mgregory@thetowntalk.com A state audit has found that more than half of the 79 students at the ...

NYC Bans Student-Teacher Interaction on Social Media [VIDEO]
Should teachers in the digital age be allowed to Facebook friend and Twitter follow their students? The New York Department of Education (NYC DOE) says no. The city's first social media policy released earlier this week draws a clear line between city ...

Scrap teacher bonus: review
The Canberra Times
Performance bonuses for high-performing teachers should be shelved, the Productivity Commission has recommended. Victoria is the only state taking part in a pilot pay bonus trial for top teachers, which has been unpopular with teachers.

Educators Work To Better Integrate Technology Into The Classroom
U.S. News & World Report
What does make a difference is well-designed technology coupled with well-preparedteachers," says Prof. Steve Kerr, chair of curriculum and instruction at the University of Washington's College of Education in Seattle. Integration of technology in the ...

Don't extend low interest rates on student loans
By William J. Bennett, CNN Contributor Occupy Wall Street rallies against education costs. William Bennett: Colleges raise prices despite record federal subsidies. He asks: How does President Obama plan to pay for the $6 billion subsidy?

Former math teacher, in jail for notorious 1966 slaying of western Pa. teen ...
Washington Post
The math teacher beat, raped and stabbed his 18-year-old student before slitting her throat and leaving her to die in the woods near her Luthersburg home. He walked away from prison detail at SCI Rockview in 1986 and fled with pen pal-turned-girlfriend ...

Nominate Your Teaching Assistant for America's Top TA - The First CengageBrain ...
MarketWatch (press release)
College students now have the chance to thank the TA (teaching assistant) who has had the biggest impact on their education through the first ever America's Top TA competition by CengageBrain. CengageBrain ( www.cengagebrain.com ), the premier ...

DeKalb teachers group: Sign that contract if you want your job
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Schutten's comments suggest that they are not finding the time – even under a limited pilot model involving a handful of teachers. How can we expand this model to every teacher in every school? I met with Dr. Tekshia Ward-Smith, Director of Human ...

My View: Students with hearing loss benefit from mix of technology, teaching
CNN (blog)
By Charlotte Walker, Special to CNN Editor's Note: Charlotte Walker works in Maine teachingstudents who are deaf. She is always looking for new and innovative ways to incorporate technology in her classroom. She holds a master's degree in literacy ...

University warns of teacher shortage as education cuts hit
The Birmingham Post
It issued the warning in evidence to the Commons Education Committee, which was conducting an inquiry into how schools could attract, train and retain better teachers. Education Secretary Michael Gove is proposing a series of reforms to teacher ...

Teacher strike appears imminent
Mail Tribune
Bob Pennell / Mail Tribune photoBob Pennell By Teresa Ristow Eagle Point School District administrators plan to hire substitute teachers so students can continue to attend classes and remain on track to graduate in the event of an employee strike.

Western Schools Offers Free Continuing Education Course to Nurses in ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Western Schools is giving nurses a free continuing education online course to celebrate national Nurses Week. West Bridgewater, MA (PRWEB) May 03, 2012 Western Schools - a leading accredited provider of healthcare continuing education - will celebrate ...

Under-performing teachers could be blocked from working again
Irish Examiner
Department of Education inspectors have been called in to assess the work of two teacherswhere interventions at school level have not worked, and one teacher has since resigned. But part of the 2001 Teaching Council Act must be given effect by Mr ...

NYC Department of Education cracks down on teacher-student social media
The Verge
The city's code of conduct (PDF) stops short of banning online teacher-student communication altogether, acknowledging that social media can "serve as a powerful tool to enhanceeducation," though it does advise educators to refrain from using their ...

Education Management Corporation Reports Fiscal 2012 Third Quarter Results
Sacramento Bee
By Education Management Corporation PITTSBURGH, May 2, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ --Education Management Corporation (NASDAQ:EDMC), one of the largest providers of post-secondary education in North America, today reported its financial results for the three ...

Braun: For reality, look beyond education task force's report
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)
Like bailing out George Norcross's higher-education adventures in Camden County. Or slamming job protections for teachers or, most recently, creating a school-aid formula that doesn't require spending a lot of money on poor children.

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)

Woodbury teacher accused of stealing, pawning school camera
Eagle Tribune
“In March, Mr. Pierce resigned his teaching position effective the end of the school year, and he won't return in the fall,” Superintendent of Schools Michael Delahanty said in a written statement this morning. “A substitute teacher will be hired for ...

Letters: Standards will provide continuity in education
Nikki Haley is afraid will happen if we have federal "Common Core" standards for basic education ("Common Core standards drive wedge in education circles"). What about families who move from state to state as their children grow?


Don't 'friend' students on Facebook, NYC teachers told
msnbc.com (blog)
So, no surprise that on Tuesday, the NYC Department of Education joined the more than 40 national public school districts with its first official set of social media guidelines for DOE employees. Most notably, teachers are advised that approved ...

\Educators talk Quality Teaching
Green Valley News
To recognize quality teachers in Arizona, the Arizona Education nominates a teacher of the year to represent excellent teachers and to give new teacher role models, said Bobby O'Boyle, the executive director of the Arizona Educational Foundation.

York Prep Assists Students Through Personalized Learning Approaches
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, NY, May 03, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- FOX Business reports that personalized learning is taking a stronger hold within the classroom environment. With more sophisticated technology, educational companies like McGraw Hill are able to ...

Body to evaluate school education
Chicago Tribune
JEDDAH — As part of efforts to guarantee quality education, the Ministry of Education plans to launch an independent higher authority to evaluate school education. The proposal has been submitted for further studies and action, an informed source said.

Harvard, MIT announce free online learning partnership
Austin American-Statesman
Bill Greene/AP Harvard President Drew Faust, left, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Susan Hockfield announce a partnership in onlineeducation Wednesday in Cambridge, Mass. As part of a technology change, commenting will not be ...

Austin American-Statesman

No pay raises for Sandy Valley teachers
Canton Repository
The board of education recently approved the two-year pact. Under the contract, the base annual salary for a beginning teacher with a bachelor's degree remains at $29166. Teachers also will contribute more to health-insurance premiums.

MIT and Harvard announce edX web education platform, make ...
By Michael Gorman
Harvard University and MIT today announced edX, a transformational new partnership in onlineeducation. Through edX, the two institutions will collaborate to enhance campus-based teachingand learning and build a global community of ...

Tennessee legislature passes abstinence-only sex education ... - Jurist
By Michael Haggerson
[JURIST] The Tennessee House of Representatives [official website] has passed a bill [HB 3621, PDF; bill summary] that augments the state's abstinence-only sex education curriculum to allow parents to sue school teachers or organizations ...
Paper Chase

Catherine Okafor: Teacher Appreciation
By Catherine Okafor
I have a huge appreciation of teachers no matter what subjects, levels or types of students that they teach. Teachers teach but amazing teachers educate students on lessons that will forever be cherished.
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EdX Online Learning Project Announced By Harvard, MIT
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Loading... Standardized Testing; School Bullying; Teachers ... Harvard and MIT also plan to use the edX platform to research how students learn and which teaching methods and tools are most successful. Contribute ... EDMONTON - Alberta's education minister has unveiled an online tool that gives parents information about what their children are learning at school.It can also ... Your history teacher probably told you the printing press was a turning point in human history. Just watch ...
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No jab, no education: New CA law requires middle schoolers to ...
(NaturalNews) A new amendment to California's Health and Safety Code as it relates to vaccinations will take effect this fall for the 2012-2013 school year, and will require all incoming seventh graders, as well as eighth and twelfth graders for ...

Bursting the Education Bubble: MIT and Harvard's edX Is Just the ...
By Gregory T. Huang
Those trends are pushing a number of Boston-area entrepreneurs to make their mark on the education system. Among the relevant efforts are Boundless Learning, a startup that provides free online textbooks and other educational content to ...
Xconomy Boston

Princeton Review Founder Launches Noodle, A Search ...
By Rip Empson
Like Google, Noodle is attempting to organize an enormous amount of data, aggregating information on a wide range of learning options. As it is today, the search and discovery process for education is fragmenting, as you navigate to one ...

Dr. Robert Mendenhall: Quality Higher Education Doesn't Need to ...
By Dr. Robert Mendenhall
However, in education, technology has generally been an add-on cost rather than being used to improve teaching and learning or as a means to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Even the majority of online colleges and ... to change the way higher education is delivered. WGU offers more than 50 bachelors and masters degrees in the high-demand fields of business, information technology, K-12 teacher education, and health professions, including nursing.www.wgu.edu.
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Miramonte Elementary teachers to speak out after months of silence ...
The entire elementary school staff — including teachers, the principal, teaching assistants and cafeteria workers — was removed over two pupil free days in early February after teachers Mark Berndt and Martin Springer were arrested, in two separate cases, for lewd acts ... "One of our biggest things is that this doesn't happen again to any other school community," a Miramonteteacher who was removed by the district, told KPCC today. ... Tagged: education, lausd, LAUSD, miramonte ...
Pass / Fail

Times Higher Education - The week in higher education
Staff at Georgetown University criticised Paul Ryan's "continuing misuse of Catholic teaching to defend a budget plan that decimates food programs for struggling families ... and gives more tax breaks to the wealthiest few". Barack Obama has ...
News from THE

Nokia helps to grow education opportunities in the Amazon region ...
By Ian Delaney
The Nokia Teaching Foundation (the Brazilian name is Fundação Nokia de Ensino – FNE) celebrated its 25th birthday last year as the 8th best school in Brazil for secondary and professional education and is a five-time winner of the best professional school in the northern region of Brazil. So why does Nokia have such a big project in the middle of ... The number ofteachers will more than double, from 27 to 60 professionals. Niklas-Savander,-Executive-Vice-President-of-Nokia- and ...
Nokia Conversations

Google Announces Search Education Website | WebProNews
By Mike Fossum
Google Announces Search Education Website. Google's Search Blog just announced its new Search Education Website, a new platform which can help students in the classroom become better at using search while learning.
Teachers And Their Unions: A Conceptual Border Dispute | National ...
National Education Policy Center School of Education, University of ... On the other “side,” criticism of teachers' unions is often called “teacher ... Of course, it's very important to note that neither the teaching profession nor teachers' unions is a monolith. ... New York City, classroom practice, Classroom teaching and learning ...

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