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New York City's Digital Rules for Teachers

City Lays Out Digital Rules For Teachers
Wall Street Journal
In laying down the guidelines, the department is trying to balance free-speech rights and the educational benefits of online learning with the dangers it sees in teachers and students getting too comfortable in less-traditional settings.

Paying teachers by results 'will cause staffroom rifts'
Plans to pay teachers by results will promote a culture of “mutual distrust” in the staffroom and damage children's education, it was claimed today. Teachingunions are strongly opposed to any attempt to dismantle national rules on pay and conditions.


Teaching would get boost if sixth-formers could try it, says MPs
BBC News
By Judith Burns Education reporter, BBC News Sixth-formers should be given a chance to try out teaching, to encourage the brightest into the profession after they finish university, say MPs. More should be done to attract, train and retain topteachers ...

BBC News

China Education Resources Inc. Generated Revenues of $6553140 in 2011
MarketWatch (press release)
China Education Resources, Inc. ("CER") (CVE:CA:CHN) (otcqx:CHNUF), a leading technology provider of online learning, training courses and social media for teachers, students andeducation professionals, announced its financial results for the year ...

Teachers vs. Kenneth Cole
New York Times
But beneath that slogan, in smaller type, as Gotham Schools reported last week, the sign said, “Teachers' Rights vs. Students' Rights …” and directed viewers to wheredoyoustand.com, a Cole Web site that entertains discussion on topical issues stirred ...

Teacher convicted on sex charge removed
Jamaica Observer
THE board of a Kingston high school yesterday suspended an English teacher, who was allowed to continue teaching two years after being convicted of indecent assault against an eighth grader at the institution. The suspension of the teacher, ...

Pay teachers according to performance, MPs propose
The Guardian
Teachers' pay should be more closely tied to the value they add to pupils' performance so that the best are rewarded while the weakest are discouraged from staying in the profession, MPs on the education select committee are to recommend.

The Guardian

Teachers should be given a Royal College education
A Royal College can also sort out another concern for ministers: how to deal with really bad teaching. We would not tolerate an incompetent surgeon, but a badteacher can have a devastating effect on a child's life. If teaching is to be seen as equally ...


Best teachers 'deserve higher pay'
The Press Association
The best teachers should be rewarded with higher pay than their colleagues, according to new proposals from MPs. Teachers adding the most to pupils' performance should be financially rewarded, the Commons Education Select Committee said.

Learning Research, Inc. Unveils Inaugural Product
MarketWatch (press release)
AUSTIN, Texas, May 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- eDoorways International Corporation (OTN:EDWY) announced today that its subsidiary Learning Research Inc has completed the design of an initial product that the Company expects to deliver within ...

Teachers face payment by results
Poor teachers could be paid less than competent colleagues under government plans to improve standards of state education. Teaching unions are strongly opposed to any attempt to dismantle national rules on pay and conditions. Photo: PA By Graeme Paton, ...


Why adult education must be kept alive
Los Angeles Times
Delaney Arrazola,3, sits with a sign near her mom, Romina Bonilla, an ESL teacher at Huntington Park - Bell Community Adult School/Elizabeth Learning Center. They were among hundreds at the Van Nuys Government Center protesting planned cuts by LAUSD of ...

Bad teachers should be paid less and the best get more say MPs
Daily Mail
The Commons Education Select Committee report warns inferior teaching is having a 'very significant' effect on children's long-term career prospects. Controversial: Education Secretary Michael Gove (left) has suggested bringing in performance related ...

Daily Mail

Teachers report hearing loss from school noise levels
Some teachers in Winnipeg's largest school division are experiencing some hearing loss due to high noise levels in the workplace, according to a recent survey. The Winnipeg School Division tests about 400 teaching and non-teachingstaff every year for ...


MPs back plan for performance-related pay in schools
Weak teachers could be paid less than the very best performers under Government plans to improve standards of state education, it has emerged. The worst school teachers should be paid less than the best, according to the Commons Education Select ...


SC teacher charged after calling student a 'Jew;' lawyer says it's Holocaust ...
Washington Post
COLUMBIA, SC — A middle school teacher in South Carolina has been accused of dragging a student under a table during class, telling the boy “this is what the Nazis do to Jews,” police said Monday. The 12-year-old student said he got up to sharpen a ...

Bridgepoint Education results miss estimates
(Reuters) - For-profit education provider Bridgepoint Education Inc (BPI.N) posted a quarterly profit that missed analysts' expectations, as fewer students signed up for its programs. The company, which runs the Ashford University and University of the ...

Report backs teacher 'taster' plan
The Press Association
"Teaching taster classes" should be offered to sixth-formers and undergraduates to show them the benefits of a career in the profession, according to the Commons Education Select Committee. It also called for would-be teachers to be observed in the ...

Bridgepoint Education Reports First Quarter 2012 Results
MarketWatch (press release)
"Increasing persistence reflects our success with the student support and quality initiatives we are implementing, which help assure the academic readiness of students and help provide students with an innovative, high quality learning experience that ...

Teacher arrested after Holocaust lesson goes awry
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
(JTA) -- A South Carolina teacher has been arrested on charges of assault and battery after trying to make a point during a lesson on the Holocaust. Middle school teacher Patricia Mulholland, a veteran 7th grade social studies teacher at Bluffton ...

We shouldn't pay bad teachers less: we should sack them
Telegraph.co.uk (blog)
... Stephen Education Last updated: May 1st, 2012 "Bad teachers should be paid less" is a good sound bite, and taps in to the fact the Government missed when they spent millions on an advertising campaign stating "Everyone remembers a good teacher".

MPs want bad teachers to be paid less
Sky News
Bad teachers could be paid less under new Government proposals aimed at driving up standards in state education. The Education Select Committee insists a new results-based system is needed so poor teachers are not paid the same as colleagues doing a ...

Sky News

Bluffton teacher accused of assaulting student, commenting about Nazis, Jews
Hilton Head Island Packet
By ALLISON STICE A Bluffton Middle School teacher is accused of grabbing a seventh-grader by his shirt collar, forcing him under a desk and telling him, "This is what the Nazis do to Jews," according to the Bluffton Police Department.

Hilton Head Island Packet

SC teacher facing charges over 'Jew' comment
The Associated Press
By JEFFREY COLLINS, AP – 1 minute ago COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — A middle school teacher in South Carolina has been accused of dragging a student under a table during class, telling the boy "this is what the Nazis do to Jews," police said Monday.

Poor teachers should be paid less, say MPs
Voice: the union for education professionals – which represents teachers, head teachers and support staff – has criticised the new arrangements for teacher appraisal and capability. Wales' largest teaching union has urged the Government to rethink its ...

Where Obama and Romney stand the issues, from economy and education to taxes ...
Washington Post
Has said the student testing, charter-school incentives and teacher evaluation standards of Obama's “Race to the Top” competition “make sense” although the federal government should have less control of education. ___ ENERGY and ENVIRONMENT: Obama: ...

Teachers Can Learn How to Improve Young Children's Speaking and Listening ...
MarketWatch (press release)
DULUTH, Ga., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, online training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and education workforce, offers new users the trial ...

Jay Mandle: The Missing Teachers
By Jay Mandle
The quality of public school education almost certainly was damaged. ... The Missing Teachers. Posted: 04/30/2012 4:45 pm. React. Amazing Inspiring Funny Scary Hot Crazy Important Weird. Follow. Economy , Education Reform , Teachers , Unemployment , Bureau Of Labor Statistics , Great Recession , Education Policy , Public Education , Students ... But few believe that an increase in the student/teacher ratio does anything but make teaching more difficult and less successful.
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Teaching Carnival 5.09 - The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Prof. Hacker
May's Teaching Carnival was compiled by Delaney Kirk, a management professor at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. You can reach her via email or on Twitter. Delaney is both an educator and an edublogger–ask her a ...

Next Generation of Online-Learning Systems Faces Barriers to ...
By Nick DeSantis
More colleges are experimenting with online-learning platforms to meet the growing demand for higher education and to increase revenue in the face of budget cuts. But the next generation of online-learning systems faces several barriers to ...
Wired Campus

YogiPlay unveils learning app service for children (exclusive ...
By Dean Takahashi
The iPad and other smart devices are becoming an ideal platform for entertaining children. But the problem with content for kids on the App Store is that it is just too hard to find. So YogiPlay is announcing today it is creating a mobile learning ...

Why You Should Try Marriage Education | World of Psychology
By YourTango Experts
After grad school, I was the director of family life education for a large Philadelphia counseling agency. Through working there, I learned how much couples enjoy learning about relationship challenges both together and as individuals.
World of Psychology

MAY DAY of Action for Education! #OccupyEDU « Cooperative ...
By coopcatalyst
Many student and teacher lead walk outs are happening all over the country. Go into the commons! Used public spaces to host conversations around education ... up education at your workplace, or school, or class, or any place your gather today. As we stand up to rally on the steps of city hall or at the Department of Education, or at school board meetings or state capitals, let us rally for a Transformed education, for a positive vision of learning, for education andlearning that matters.
Cooperative Catalyst

Military Kids' Education Gets Top Billing « Family Matters Blog
By elaine.sanchez
First, Angela Wilson a 7th grade language arts teacher at a Defense Department school in Vicenza, Italy, spent the week in the nation's capital representing DoD schools as one of four finalists in the annual National Teacher of the Year competition. Wilson, accompanied by her ...The teachers also participated in classes and training of their choice at the Smithsonian, and events with education-focused companies and nonprofits to advance classroom teaching. That, not to mention the ...
Family Matters Blog

Kenneth Cole Pulls NYC Billboard Critical of Teachers | Adweek
By David Gianatasio
Some say Kenneth Cole will never learn. I'm more of the opinion that he has absorbed some lessons—like how to court controversy and coverage while (mostly) avoiding real carnage—all too well. The designer's company says it will remove ...
AdWeek: AdFreak

Education Dept. to Create Rule-Making Panel on Student Aid - The ...
By Emma Roller
The department is forming the panel in response to a report last fall about organized fraud rings that exploit distance-learning programs to collect student aid. Department officials have been working to crack down on “Pell runners,” scam artists ...
The Ticker

Teacher Won't Face Charges In Deadly East Palo Alto Crash « CBS ...
By bdisbrow
EAST PALO ALTO (KCBS) – An East Palo Alto schoolteacher who accidentally struck and killed a 6-year-old girl in a crosswalk last year will not be charged with a crime, the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office announced today.
CBS San Francisco

Duncan Talks Obama Education Record at Mom Congress | ED.gov ...
Duncan Talks Obama Education Record at Mom Congress. Posted on May ... Mom Congress. Secretary Duncan speaks to the 2012 Mom Congress Delegates .

Probation rejected for Allen Fitzsimmons, teacher from Northampton ...
WATERBURY, Conn. (WWLP-AP) - A Connecticut judge has rejected a probation program for Allen Fitzsimmons of Northampton, a former teacher at an all-girls ...

DOE Outlines Social Media Policy For Teachers - NY1.com
DOE Outlines Social Media Policy For Teachers | NY1 News is Time Warner Cable's ... The Department of Education says teachers should refuse friend requests ...

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