57 percent of Latinos say that providing higher teacher pay for higher performing teachers would definitely improve schools and 48 percent of Latinos feel that reforming “Last In, First Out” policies would improve schools. To those who follow education ...
Wall Street Journal
By ARIAN CAMPO-FLORES MIAMI—Plunging results on Florida's standardized writing test for fourth-graders has triggered concern among school officials,teachers and parents that the state is implementing changes to the testing system too quickly, ...
Wall Street Journal
Stunned teachers suspect scoring problem for poor FCAT writing results
By Leslie Postal, Orlando Sentinel Florida took the equivalent of a teacher's red pen to students' FCAT essays this week, marking up error after error and then scrawling a lousy grade at the top of the paper. It was an experience that left many ...
Mackinac Center: Powering up in class can boost education
Detroit Free Press
By Bob Wise Earlier this year, Michigan students from grades K-12 took part in a global gathering -- and not a single student or teacher left the classroom. Imagine more than 18000 teachers from around the world gathering with their students to show ...
Industry's learning difficulty
Sydney Morning Herald
His concern that relatively low pay stops most of Australia's best students from considering teaching as a career is shared not only by teacher unions but by many education policy specialists. Just how toxic teaching is among high achievers is revealed ...
Hold politicians accountable for education
Teachers' morale is plummeting as they are asked to do ever more while their meager salaries are eaten away by higher costs in health insurance and other benefits. Adding insult to injury, now teacher salaries will be tied directly to their classroom's ...
Next class of teachers enters changing profession
Tony Bennett, Indiana's elected superintendent of public instruction, says there has never been a better time to be a teacher in Indiana. "For the first time, we are actually recognizing and rewarding great teachers," he says. "We are treating teachers ...
'Is this really what education is about?'
Washington Post (blog)
Is this really what education is about? It shouldn't be. Educators across America agree that high-stakes testing has taken the place of meaningful teaching and learning in our schools. They're united in their conclusion that it's a poor tool for ...
Life learning a theme at Misericordia
Misericordia University honored 397 graduating seniors at the 86th annual commencement ceremony, where lifelong learning was a guideline for graduates. Among the different speakers, the life lesson of continuing education was prominent in the ...
Oregon bans Native American school mascots
The Oregon Board of Education has voted to ban Native American mascots at schools across Oregon. Public schools in Oregon must discontinue the use of Native American names, symbols or images as mascots following a State Board of Education vote.
Hearings on Teacher Tenure Reform Delayed -- For Now
Much of the latest guessing arose last week with the sudden postponement of educationcommittee meetings on Monday in both the Senate and Assembly. Each were expected to take up their respective versions of bills that would revamp how teachers gain and ...
Teachers' sacrifices fall short
Emily Polanshek a reading and Spanish teacher from Canby shows her support for the Strong Schools Strong Oregon rally at the Oregon State Capitol in February. Teachers and supporters have turned to the state for help to solve the funding problem.
Odell schools seeing longtime teachers depart
Pontiac Daily Leader
Ann Naretto, retiring after 32 1/2 years of teaching, 20 of those years spent at St. Paul Grade School, knows this well. As a teacher, she has been a nurse, psychologist, mentor, policeman, spiritual adviser, social worker, liaison officer, ...
Teachers hate not helping after school but must take a stand
When I began teaching in 1995, the public education system was adequately funded. Libraries were open full time, there was ample assistance for special-needs students and there were enough desks and textbooks for students in all classes.
Westside charter school teacher gone after allegations of cheating
Los Angeles Times
Teacher at an Ocean Charter campus was found to have given fourth-graders a chance to correct their mistakes on a state test, risking the school's API rating. By Howard BlumeLos Angeles Times A Westside charter school teacher has left her job following ...
Education and health
A recent study by the federal government showed that Americans who attain a college educationlive about nine years longer than those who do not graduate from high school. The study found that in 2010, 31 percent of adults ages 25 to 64 with a high ...
Teaching Is Their Other Marathon
New York Times
Carrie McAdoo, a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher, always runs this race, and she challenged me to do so. Jennifer Callahan, a kindergarten teacher, said, “Well, if you'll do it, I'll do it,” and she signed up. Then Daphne Dulude, another kindergarten ...
Student speaker at TMCC graduation ceremony followed dream of education
Reno Gazette Journal
This is the second time I've had the honor of presenting the Reno Gazette-Journal TMCC Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. This year's recipient was Dr. Kurt Ehlers, who has been a professor at TMCC since 1999. Dr. Ehlers is a highly engaging ...
South Sudanese Children Find Hope In Education
The teachers' staff-room is a charming thatched building adjacent to the classrooms overlooking the dusty recreation and assembly ground at Good Hope Basic Primary School in Bentiu, the capital of oil-rich Unity State in South Sudan.
YPSILANTI: EMU student gets call from US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
"Those are two professional organizations that I'm a part of that have been really influential as I've been on my path to become a teacher," White said. White said there are many teachers at EMU who have made an impact on his education.
Money for nothing
New York Daily News
Based on his track record as president of the United Federation of Teachers, if Michael Mulgrew were to be named schools chancellor, students who flunk — rather than straight-A kids — would graduate with honors. The conclusion is apt because Mulgrew ...
New York Daily News
Alhambra teacher accepted to Supreme Court summer program
(SGVN/Staff Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz) ALHAMBRA - Teacher Jose Sanchez will soon go from discussing immigration with his students in the classroom to hearing the Supreme Court rule on the Arizona immigration case in person. The 31-year-old Alhambra ...
Learning history through community
One such student is Kate Robbins, a teaching assistant for Denial's class. Now a post baccalaureate fellow, Robbins graduated from Knox in 2011 with a double major in history and political science. In addition to assisting with the class, ...
Bad teachers get free pass
In some instances, the guilty teachers are protected from future penalties, and the situation is worrying Education Minister Ronald Thwaites. JTA past president Juno Gayle told The Sunday Gleaner that in at least one case, "... I saw where a teacher ...
FCAT in crisis: Low scores, high emotions on standardized testing
Among all the posturing and statements released on both sides by teacher groups, the state PTA, superintendents, and the education reform group started by former Gov. Jeb Bush, parents were left with two questions. What do the scores say about their ...
Education funding in limbo as session winds down
TOPEKA | As the Kansas Legislature slowly moves through what could be its final day, the fate ofeducation funding is still in doubt. The Senate and the House disagree with how much money to put into schools. The Senate wants $77 million.
Parents as Teachers pays dividends
During recent discussion, consensus was reached that one program, Parents as Teachers(PAT), could have an immediate and positive impact on all three areas of our strategic plan: health, safety, and education. PAT is a parent education and support ...
Letter: Teachers shouldn't be blamed for doing no more than required of them
They have to somehow reach a growing number of children with ADD, ADHD, autism and other behavioral/learning issues. Yet they do it while taking care of 15 to 20 other children at the same time. They put up with parents who often don't know how they ...
Our Opinion: Testing times
It's late in the school year, and anybody with a child or an education-related job knows what that means: The FCAT grades are coming out, and anxiety and confusion reign. When the students' scores in reading and math happen to rise, politicians puff ...
Why Social Learning Benefits Your Business
By Sharlyn Lauby
Social learning is altering the way companies approach on boarding and company-wide education. Here's how it ... The tool is about more than just answering questions -– it's teaching people how to make smart decisions about the business.
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CARPE DIEM: The Higher Education Bubble vs. Housing Bubble
By Mark J. Perry
The Higher Education Bubble vs. Housing Bubble. The chart above shows the historical relationship between: a) college enrollment rates for high school graduates (blue line, left scale), b) college enrollment rates for all 18-24 year olds, and c) ...
Thinkfinity: Verizon Thinkfinity 101: Should Teachers be evaluated ...
The US Department of Education (US DOE) makes it a priority in funding Race to the Top grants to states. Many states are adopting new ... They are developing guidelines and resources for determining educator impact on student learning, growth, and achievement. In the evaluation ofteachers, should one of ... Connie was a classroom teacher in Hong Kong as well as in Massachusetts prior to joining the Massachusetts Department of Education. She received her Masters degree in ...
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Philadelphia Teachers: We've Been Left Out Of SRC's Overhaul ...
By Chelsea Karnash
“I would welcome focus groups and real dialogue between teachers, central office staff and the SRC, so that we can help minimize this disconnect that is so profoundly affecting teachermorale.” MOST VIEWED GALLERIES. PHOTOS: Eagles ...
Teaching students to ask questions — Joanne Jacobs
By Diana Senechal
Vastly better than it is now, argue Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana, authors of Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions (Harvard Education Press, 2011). If students learned how to formulate good questions, ...
Your brain on sugar: Damaging for learning and memory | SmartPlanet
By Ina Damm Muri
A study at the University of California in Los Angeles discovered that a diet on steady amounts of high fructose is hampering for both memory and learning. The study also discovered that omega-3 fatty acids in fact counteract the disruption.
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With graduation over, learning isn't for NCC students ...
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With graduation over, learning isn't for NCC students. By MARYALICE GILL ... “An education is one of those things that can't be taken away from you,” NCC graduate and student speaker Mike Kapel, 51, of Hudson, said. “You can lose a job, ...
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Duke professor, billionaire debate higher education's value on '60 ...
Share. Vivek Wadhwa defends higher education on 60 Minutes. ... The fellowship plan "encourages lifelong learning and independent thought. With $100000 ...
CARPE DIEM: Robert Reich on the Higher Education Bubble
The extraordinary rise in student debt is due to two related facts: the cost of a college education continues to increase faster than inflation, and state and local ...
Alternative Teacher Evaluation: Do We Dare? | Mills Teacher Scholars
Understand learning – Improve teaching ... At Rosa Parks Elementary, a Mills Teacher Scholars partner site, teachers had the opportunity to combine their Mills ...
UAE pupils encouraged to enhance learning with 3D specs | Al ...
The firm behind the idea believes taking learning to the next dimension will make it ... month thatteachers must get tech-savvy to improve education and engage their ... at the Al Mizhar American Academy welcomed the new teaching methods.
Self-Perceived Teacher Efficacy around the World
Education Research International is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that ... teacherefficacy can be understood as the extent to which teachers believe they have ... and engaging students, reflective teaching, and classroom management.
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