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National Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11, 2012

Teaching Me About Teaching
New York Times
Next week is National Teacher Appreciation Week, and, as far as I'm concerned, they don't get nearly enough. On Tuesday, the United States Department of Education is hoping that people will take to Facebook and Twitter to thank a teacher who has made a ...

Head teachers in bitter attack on 'bullying' Ofsted chief
Photo: MICHAEL POPE By Graeme Paton, Education Editor In a highly personal attack, school leaders accused Sir Michael Wilshaw of undermining the teachingprofession with “negative rhetoric” directed at the state education system.


Jandrey named top teacher
Chicago Tribune
The kindergarten teacher from Lincoln Elementary School in Mount Pleasant said both of her parents were teachers. In addition, her husband, sister and two of her daughters are teachers. "I sort of grew up in the classroom," Jandrey said. "Teaching for ...

Teaching unions risk abusing their 'industrial muscle'
The National Association of Head Teachers warned that strike action must not be over-used. Photo: PA By Graeme Paton, Education Editor Activists should seek the backing of parents – rather than force the closure of schools – in an attempt to challenge ...


Slow progress on education keeps grant at 'high risk'
Chicago Tribune
Citing encouraging but nascent progress and a lack of "conditions for reform," the US Department of Education announced Friday it would keep Hawaii's $75 million Race to the Top grant on "high-risk" status for at least five more months.

Shaq becomes Dr. O'Neal, graduates from Barry
Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal earns his doctorate in Education from Barry University on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Dr David M. Kopp did the honor of hooding Shaq during the graduation ceremony at the James L. Knight Center in Miami.


Teachers get some love
Chicago Tribune
Teachers also were given bingo cards with education related terms and during each class period transition an email was sent out with a new word to mark off their board. Maria Castor, inclusion math teacher at Odessa High, sat in the cool auditorium on ...

Shaq becomes Dr. O'Neal, graduates from Barry University with doctoral degree
Chicago Tribune
NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal received his doctoral degree in Education from Barry University Saturday morning alongside another 1100 students during multiple commencement ceremonies at the James L. Knight Center. Like all things done by the four-time ...

Chicago Tribune

Heads attack chief inspector's 'bully boy tactics'
BBC News
By Katherine Sellgren BBC News education reporter in Harrogate Head teachershave accused England's chief inspector of schools of "bully boy tactics" against their profession. The National Association of Head Teachers said it would have expected more ...

BBC News

Ofsted chief under fire from union
The Press Association
Delegates at the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) annual conference in Harrogate passed an emergency motion saying they are "saddened and dismayed" by his approach. The move is likely to be seen as a highly personal attack on the Ofsted ...

Calif.'s 4th year of teacher layoffs spur concerns
Fox News
Sometimes, teachers can get out of being laid off if they have qualifications in an area with ateacher shortage, such as special education or math and science, or are qualified to teach in multiple subjects and age ranges.

California's fourth year of teacher layoffs spurs concern
By Damian Dovarganes, AP Teacher Michael Newman fills out union forms to fight a recent "reduction in force" letter at a United Teachers Los Angeles meeting in LA on April 16. By Damian Dovarganes, AP Teacher Michael Newman fills out union forms to ...


Heads oppose new punctuation and spelling test
BBC News
By Katherine Sellgren BBC News education reporter Head teachers say they will disrupt a new spelling, grammar and punctuation test to be introduced in England's primary schools next summer. The SPAG test will be sat by pupils at the end of primary ...

BBC News

Head teachers threaten legal action over 'flawed' inspector ratings
Head teachers are threatening legal action over school inspection judgements they consider to be “flawed”. By Julie Henry, Education Correspondent Ofsted, the schools inspectorate, could be taken to court if the ratings given to schools are not based ...


RCS debates teacher pay freeze offer
Chicago Tribune
RAVENA — The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Board of Education adopted a $41 million budget last month after four members nearly derailed a teachers' proposal to take a pay freeze. The two-year partial freeze was discussed, voted down and later voted on ...

California's 4th year of mass teacher pink slips spurs concerns about layoff ...
Washington Post
A new term is being bandied about in California schools these days — “the RIFing season,” which refers to the “reduction in force” letters notifying teachers they may be laid off at the end of the school year. Some want the annual practice, ...

Heads threaten fresh boycott of primary school exams
Photo: Alamy By Graeme Paton, Education Editor The National Association of HeadTeachers said the assessment – to be introduced for 600000 pupils in 2013 – would represent a significant waste of money. Activists are also proposing to block a ...


Teachers in Cleveland Schools display dedication while facing classroom ...
Plain Dealer (blog)
Cleveland teachers are still in the classroom teaching. It's a simple point that gets lost in the intense campaign to reform the Cleveland Municipal School District. Contract rules governing teacher assignments, seniority, pay, evaluations and layoffs ...

Plain Dealer (blog)

Ex-NBA star Shaquille O'Neal earns doctorate degree in education at Barry ...
Washington Post
The Miami Herald (http://bit.ly/KCwbej ) reports that O'Neal got on one knee so the chair of Barry's organizational learning and leadership program could drape a light blue hood around O'Neal's more-than-7-foot frame. O'Neal then high-fived other ...

Final education reform package likely to be stripped down
The K-12 education reform effort that has dominated the Iowa Legislature this spring will likely culminate in a stripped-down package of policy provisions on a shoestring budget. House and Senate education leaders worked through the day Friday to reach ...

Schools chafe at group's effort to rate teacher preparation programs | The ...
The Republic
The National Council on Teacher Quality, a nonprofit advocacy group based in Washington, is putting together a review of some 1100 public and private universities to show which are most effective at turning out new teachers. But across the nation, ...

HEB's chief walks the walk on education
Houston Chronicle
Q: This year's awards include for the first time recognition of agencies that focus on kindergarten readiness. Why did you expand to include early education? A: Everyone has known intuitively that early childhood years are vital to learning.

Gerrard backs cookery teaching push
The Press Association
Jamie Oliver and Steven Gerrard have joined forces with leading figures in health and educationto ask the Government to fight obesity through cookery teaching in schools. In a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, they call on him to introduce a ...

Former Alamo Junior High teacher to be memorialized today
Chicago Tribune
At the time, Reep was a second-year math, science and social studies teacher at Midland ISD's Burnet Elementary. As a TCTA member, Reep became a champion for teachers' rights, advocating for employees to get identification numbers so Social Security ...

Oconomowoc uses video games as teaching tools
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Video games have long been associated with the entertainment industry, but the notion of using them for play and academic learning is starting to gain traction as a way to reshape education in powerful new ways. The Oconomowoc Area School District, ...

Former teacher sues Anne Arundel school system, claims age discrimination
Baltimore Sun (blog)
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun A former Anne Arundel County teacher has filed an age-discrimination lawsuit against the school system, contending that she was systematically bypassed for promotion in favor of younger applicants and faced ...

School tests branded waste of money
The Press Association
The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) raised the prospect of a future boycott as they voted to explore ways of making sure the "flawed" exam does not take place. It came as NAHT general secretary Russell Hobby said the union could snub the ...

A Teacher's Treasure: Teacher Appreciation!
By Mor Zrihen
Teacher Appreciation! Happy Teachers' Appreciation Week!!!!!! We LOVE APPRECIATE all of you over at TpT and want to say Thank You. for all that you are and all that you do for your students!!! EVERYTHING in my store is 20% off May ...
A Teacher's Treasure

Education Cuts May Energize Angry Parents « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
By atgarciacbsnews
In the 150-seat state House alone, at least 29 candidates who are current or former school board members, or have other education experience, are challenging incumbents or vying for open seats in the May 29 primary. ... like the school district is a Chevy Suburban and it's been driven by a superintendent … then the state comes and saddles them with a 40000 pound trailer on the back end of it and starts blaming the Suburban or the principals or the teachers or the kids,” Jones said.
CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - Wireless Mirroring from ...
By Tony Vincent
Mirroring allows teachers to show their iPad's screen on a larger computer screen. Better yet, if the computer is connected to a projector, then iPad's screen can be seen by a large audience or... You probably won't want to mirror a whole class set of iPads, but certain students who might be on iPad "probation" may be required to mirror to the teacher's computer for monitoring. Theteacher's computer wouldn't be projecting--it would just be for the teacher to oversee what's happening.
Learning in Hand Blog

Talking To A Tennessee Science Teacher | Newscoma
By newscoma
He told me last year he works as a biology teacher. We don't talk a whole lot, but if you have ... I asked him what he thought of the latest legislation that has been passed involving his profession in education last week. There was just the two of us sitting at the ... “I've beenteaching for 30 years and it used to be different.” I was kind of stunned that the ... He had concerns about teachers not being given a seat at the table when discussing curriculum. I'd never heard him talk as much that ...

Teacher Now Entering 5th Decade Of Teaching « CBS Baltimore
By sjohnson2
This year, Allen started her fifth decade as a teacher in Prince George's County. She doesn't divulge her age.”Why does that matter?” she asked. ... One teacher at Suitland High was hired in 1965. Still, Allen represents a generation of teachers who have helped to shape public educationand continue to have a strong impact. In a county known for ... Allen is as focused on learning as she is on building social behaviors. She said her students know they are not “pals” with adults, and she ...
CBS Baltimore

Schools Matter: ExxonMobil Ads for Corporate Education Reform
By Jim Horn
During the past week, I've seen 2 ads during PGA events from ExxonMobil's new campaign to keep corporate education reform alive: one pimping for the Rotten Core Standards and the other lying about how badly American students are in math ... 41 billion dollars they made in profit last year that ExxonMobil gave to put a new roof on a school in Nashville, or buy new science lab equipment in Camden, or pay for some minority kids to go to college to become teachers in California?
Schools Matter

West Seattle Blog… » When school's out, learning can continue; see ...
With summer vacation only a month and a half away, families are finalizing plans for what their kids will be up to this summer – and learning can be part of it, even with school out till September. That's the message of a symposium next ...
West Seattle Blog...

Daily Kos: PPTS Episode 7: ALEC vs. Public Education
By rss@dailykos.com (Bud Fields)
In the continuing series of investigations of The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), we will look at the relationship between the organization and a seeming war on public educationin America. The show will air, live this Sunday, May 6th, 2012 from .... Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not ... Teachers' Lounge: When you lose one. It is the end of the semester. The first farmers' ...

The ESOL Odyssey: Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!
By Mrs. J
As you know, today is the big day for teacher appreciation day! Today through ... This is to say thank you for all that you do as a teacher! Without ... Teaching Author's Purpose in 4th Grade ESOL ... Teacher Appreciation Sale! - In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, TpT is having a sale! Use the promo code TAD12 and receive 10% off all Teachers Pay Teachers' products. Take an... 26 minutes ago. The Best of Teachers Pay Teachers ... Find this blog in the education blogs directory ...
The ESOL Odyssey

Judge ends stalking case against teacher
A judge in Las Cruces has taken the unusual step of finding prosecutors failed to present enough evidence for a jury to convict a former teacher of stalking and issued an acquittal.
KRQE News 13 - Top Stories

Sarah's First Grade Snippets: Teacher Appreciation Sale
By Sarah Paul
Teacher Appreciation Sale. Hi Everyone, Just a quick post to let you know that everything in my TPT store and Teacher's Notebook store is on sale now! Here are some of the things you can find in my stores: (soon to be updated) (just updated!) ...
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

NationStates • View topic - [DRAFT] Education Reform Act
Is this too similar to GA#159 - Promotion of Intl Education? ... 1.b) NUTE may represent any and every teacher or educator in a court of law, ... 2.b) WACE shall be the center of establishing appropriate education/teaching plans ensuring that all ... How does forming one central union for teachers qualify as "education reform"?

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Hi I am looking for an eBookreader, better than I have now, for learning German. I have Kindle Keyboard, Sory PRS-650 and Boox 60. I also have an Android ...

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