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Illinois and teachers far from deal on pension reform

State, teachers far from deal on pension reform
Chicago Daily Herald
By Mike Riopell SPRINGFIELD — Suburban teachers turned up the heat on Illinois leaders last week, gathering by the hundreds to get information about their future retirements while state lawmakers face a deadline in less than three weeks to find a way ...

Students lament debts as loan battle gains steam in Congress
It also worries many parents, educators and experts that the huge burden of student debt is putting a college education out of reach for many families. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York estimates 37 million Americans have student loan debt, ...


Education funding cut from smaller pie
Tulsa World
By CASEY SMITH World Staff Writer Oklahoma's Department of Education has the same problem as other state agencies, according to an analyst: The state budget is smaller than it used to be. "What we're seeing is the overall pie is shrinking," said Gene ...

Pervy New York City Education workers
New York Daily News
These Education Department staffers were treating city schools like singles clubs— and unlucky students were the targets of their sick advances, investigators said. A Daily News analysis of reports from the special commissioner of investigation found ...

New York Daily News

Ex-teacher of year to lead schools Ex-teacher of year to lead schools in Wellesley
“It's going to be a pleasure for me to join a community that places such a high value oneducation,” Lussier said in an interview. “This is a community that cares about kids.” The selection of a new superintendent represents what district officials ...

Recommended: Third-graders asked to reveal secret on New Jersey standardized test
The state Department of Education said the question was reviewed and approved by it and a panel of teachers. It said Friday the question was only being tried out and would not count in the students' scores. But after further review, Department of ...

Pre-Primary Education in the UK Industry Market Research Report now updated by ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Pre-primary education centres have found themselves under increasing pressure over the past few years as demand for nursery places has slowed due to rising unemployment and government funding for under-fives education has stagnated.

SF teacher layoffs threaten improving schools
San Francisco Chronicle
Carver is one of 14 schools in the district in the so-called Superintendent's Zone with low student achievement and significant teacher turnover, among other struggles. Each has received extra federal and district money to improve. Teachers at those ...

Outsourcing licensing of teachers a bad idea
Berkshire Eagle
Believe it or not, Pearson, an international, for-profit education conglomerate with a San Francisco office, is working with Stanford University to outsource teacher licensing by developing a standardized, national program.

Teacher-bashing governments cannot expect high-status professionals to take it ...
The Guardian
These are places where only the top graduates enter teaching, and where training places are hotly contested. The education secretary, Michael Gove, envisagesteachers as "our society's most valuable asset", because by giving children access to the best ...

The Guardian

School is more than teachers and students
Marion Star
When you hear the word "school," you usually conjure up memories of teachers. After all, school does not happen without teachers. And yes, the research is clear - effective teachers have the greatest impact on student learning.

Capuchino art teacher savors new home
San Jose Mercury News
By Aaron Kinney SAN BRUNO -- Art and animation teacher Maria Sky gets a special sense of satisfaction from Capuchino High School's new Media and Design Arts Building: She got the grant that helped pay for it. In 2007, Sky applied for state Career ...

Sex ed: Parents can be key, but teachers play an important role
Bowling Green Daily News
Even though sex education has faced its share of controversy – from abstinence-only teachingto contraception in schools – teachers are often charged with giving adolescents their first, and sometimes only, factual source of sex information.

Teacher union to meet with mayor, school chief
The Union Leader
By BILL SMITH MANCHESTER — Some movement could be seen this week in the talks between the city and the union representing Manchester school teachers on ways to bridge a budget gap that threatens the jobs of more than 160 teachers.

Charter School Parents Claim State Board of Education Was Misled
By Bob Pepalis A day after the state Board of Education refused to grant a charter to Fulton Science Academy Middle School, 100 or more individuals identifying themselves as FSA parents accused state employees and the Board's own charter committee of ...

Cuts to school libraries and staffs a sad chapter in education
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Here is a second essay from the Teaching Georgia Writing Collective, a group of educators, parents, and concerned citizens who engage in public writing and teaching about education in Georgia. The collective defines its goals as: 1) empowering ...

Just Saying: Education cuts affect everyone
Montgomery Advertiser
I have my doubts that we will, especially given the actions of legislators in regards to educationover the last couple of weeks. Because out of all the complex issues that weĆ­ll have to deal with sooner or later, there is one relatively simple fact: a ...

State test to no longer ask 3rd-graders to reveal secret
Fox News
TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey education officials will no longer use a standardized test question that asked third-graders to reveal a secret and write about why it was difficult to keep. The question appeared on the writing portion of some versions of the ...

Lorain teacher prepares her class for the future while bracing for yet another ...
A mother of three with a husband who's employed, Caldera, who earns $49000 annually, said she knows her situation is better than for some laid off teachers, but it's still tough. “When I started to decide I was going to be a teacher, I never knew this ...

Outstanding teachers, administrator to receive awards
Tulsa World
Potter teaches gifted education for third- through sixth-graders at Fisher Elementary School in Moore. A 22-year teaching veteran and National Board Certified teacher, Potter enriches studentlearning through creative lesson plans that integrate social ...

Education Notes: Sharpsburg student nominated for theatre award at Berry College
Newnan Times-Herald
Authorized by the Georgia State Board of Education, the school is about to complete its first academic year during which 700 students have received K-8 instruction. All instruction comes from highly qualified, state-certified teachers.

Teacher Bashing « Modeled Behavior
By Adam Ozimek
He argues that accusations of “teacher bashing” is often an unfair charge to level againsteducation reformers, but that these reformers should also recognize that there is less space between criticizing teachers unions and criticizing teachers ...
Modeled Behavior

Special education teacher honored at Excellence in Education | ksl ...
In a change of scenery from the traditional classroom, 11 Utah educators were honored Friday in the ballroom of the Little America Hotel, part of the 20th annual Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education. ... He spoke about the inspiring power of teachers and shared his own experience of a sixth-grade teacher who helped him believe in himself when he was struggling in school. "Each of you here tonight are here because you impact your students in much the same way," he said.
KSL / Utah / Bluebox Stories

Tennessee Governor Signs Controversial Sex Education Bill
By Melissa Stusinski
Tennessee Governor Signs Controversial Sex Education Bill. Posted: May 12, 2012. GOP Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed a controversial bill in regards to sex education. The bill bans teachers from condoning what they call ...
The Inquisitr

And So it Goes in Shreveport: Will Common Education Standards ...
By Pat Austin
The general idea is to create a national set of educational standards so that kids in every state are all learning the same thing; if a kid moves from Florida to California he will still be studying the same material wherever he goes. .... What is needed are good, motivated, well trainedteachers and adequate resources. ... Pat Austin: Shreveport resident, English teacher, winner of 2002 Red River Writing Competition, and dog lover. .... Jindal's Education Reform Moves to The Senate and .
And So it Goes in Shreveport

Book Review: Learning to compete in European Universities: From ...
By Blog Admin
The pressure of scoring highly in higher education rankings means that European universities are steadily moving from being national institutions providing public goods to global businesses delivering educational services to students and ...
Impact of Social Sciences
Boone teachers forgo raises to prevent staff cuts - FOX19.com ...
The tentative budget approved by the Boone County Schools Board of Education is $10 million short ofFull Story >. Teachers in Boone County have decided to ...

Update on the Higher Education Bubble | Power Line
Is secondary education nowadays so bad that you can't figure out the monthly principal and interest cost of a loan? Maybe my primary education was superior ...

Education News and Headlines, Earn Your Degree Online and More ...
Education News and Headlines, Earn Your Degree Online and More from WCVB. ... TeacherChanges Lives Despite Lack Of Resources · School Boasts 12 Sets ... Steve Perry shows how an unorthodox, colorful perspective on learning. More ...

Blogosphere ~ Classics Teaching « rogueclassicism
respondebat illa: Classics Teaching. ... condition resulting from the forced migration from a lengthy Classical education into a profoundly unClassical world; 2. n.

Tech for Teachers
Great apps for teachers. 1 like 1 repin. itunes.apple.com · Comment ... Learning in Hand #25: QR Codes by Tony Vincent. Tony Vincent explains QR codes and ...

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