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'Obama Is Not God': Students School a Teacher About Free Speech
FrontPage Magazine
Once upon a time, it was considered tacky for high school teachers to inflict their personal political opinions on their students. Teachers thought of themselves as educators committed to training their pupils the art of critical thinking and expanding ...

FrontPage Magazine

Romney discusses education policy and class size in Philadelphia
Los Angeles Times
... pressing for smaller classes is a ploy by teachers unions — one of his favorite targets — to get more teachers hired. Steven Morris, a music instructor at Bluford, told Romney: "I can't think of anyteacher in the whole time I have been teaching, ...

On Education, Romney Seeks Distance from Obama–and Bush
That message—as well as the name of his plan, “A Chance for Every Child”—is reminiscent of George W. Bush's legacy education reform effort, No Child Left Behind (NCLB). But the substance of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee'seducation ...


Visa change for Beijing-sent teachers upsets China
Fox News
The US State Department announced May 17 that many teachers at Confucius Institutes on US university campuses would have to switch their visas, because they were teaching kids from kindergarten through 12th grade while holding visas for ...

FACT CHECK: Romney off on Obama's relationship with teachers' unions; it's ...
Washington Post
THE FACTS: Several of the core tenets of the Obama administration's signature education initiative, the Race to the Top competition, are policies first heralded by Republicans and are in opposition to the steadfast positions of teacher unions on topics ...

How ed policy is hurting early childhood education
Washington Post (blog)
This has led to more teacher-directed “lessons,” less play-based activity and curriculum, and more rote teaching and learning as children try to learn what is required. Yet decades of research and theory tell us that young children learn best through ...

Mitt's education gambit
Boston Herald
By Boston Herald Editorial Staff Ina direct assault on the education establishment, Mitt Romney this week outlined a sweeping education reform plan that includes charter schools and federally funded vouchers to “expand parental choice in an ...

Romney Struggles to Steal Bush's Education Playbook
Seated at a table at Universal Bluford Charter School, which has a majority African-American student body and is surrounded by boarded-up homes, Romney yesterday listened to teachers and advocates discuss the challenges facing educators in urban areas.

500000 tweets debate restrictions on Confucius Institutes teachers
Morning Whistle
Confucius Institutes “are non-profit public institutions aligned with the Government of the People's Republic of China that aim to promote Chinese language and culture, support local Chinese teaching internationally, and facilitate cultural exchanges,” ...

Romney rolls out education plan
>>> mitt romney talked about his plans for education this morning. at a struggling charter school in west philadelphia . romney has blamed teachers unions for what he calls a third world education system . outside democrats led by philadelphia mayor ...

Romney encounters pushback on education ideas at urban charter school
CBS News
At a roundtable with 11 teachers and administrators, Romney said the achievement gap between minority and non-minority students is "the civil rights issue of our time," and that it was roughly cut in half in Massachusetts while he was governor.

CBS News

Talks scheduled as Reynolds teacher strike enters fifth day
... its teachers will meet for a mediation session today at noon. The location for the session has not been announced. Informal talks were held Thursday afternoon, according to a statement issued by the district and the Reynolds Education Association.

Lorain teachers union presents alternative cutbacks
In a 3-2 vote, Board of Education members killed a proposal to have interim Superintendent Ed Branham make recommendations on the teacher's union plan at the board's June 14 meeting. “We will not impose arbitrary, unreasonable, undiscussed deadlines,” ...

KlabLab Provides a Soundtrack for Creative Learning
Wired News
For some lucky classrooms in southern California, the latter experience came to their their schools in the form of KlabLab, a education platform that encourages learning through music. KlabLab has developed an interactive lesson plan that gets students ...

Teacher-bonus payments face scrutiny from board
By Patrick Cronin HAMPTON — The Winnacunnet School Board is questioning the legality of bonus payments made to four teachers at the high school for teaching above the current 10-course-per-year workload, despite already being contractually obligated ...

Teachers unions on board with plans to pilot evaluation plan, but lawmakers ...
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
The group's work is part of Michigan's teacher tenure reform plan, and is charged with determining how teachers are evaluated, including looking at how student test scores can play a role. Deborah Loewenberg Ball, the University of Michigan Education ...

The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

Romney discusses education: class size and 2 parents
My sister-in-law just retired from a life-long career in teaching at a school hosting poor and disadvantaged children. There she was expected to improve children's learning at the same rate asteachers who have children without disadvantages at home.

Male teachers are rare in elementaries
Middletown Journal
Staff photo by Nick Graham By Rick McCrabb, Staff Writer 12:34 AM Friday, May 25, 2012 Men make up only 10 percent of the elementary school teachers in Butler County, a trend seen nationally and one that concerns education experts.

Second chances 101: Haworth teacher recognized for drug court GED tutoring
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
For the past three years, she's met one-on-one with drug addicts who have sought to overcome their addiction by furthering their education. Some by receiving their GEDs, and some just by learning to read. "It's so gratifying when I sit there with ...

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

State Education Commissioner Hears Concerns On New London Public Schools
By Dirk Langeveld Connecticut Commissioner of Education Stefan Pryor, right, attends the New London Board of Education meeting on Thursday. President Bill Morse, center, and Superintendent Nicholas Fischer are also present.

Teacher fears for children rise
Herald Sun
Exclusive new figures show principals and teachers made 9080 referrals under mandatory reporting laws last year - up 52 per cent since 2008. And there is also an unreported toll, with teacher and welfare groups saying some parents struggle to provide ...

Controversial Illinois teacher program would get $1.5 million under plan
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. • A controversial teacher training program that has spent millions in Illinois tax dollars to graduate fewer than 60 teachers is back in the state budget proposal that passed the Illinois Senate this week. The budget plan contains ...

Teachers make 45 reports to authorities every day
Herald Sun
And there is also an unreported toll, with teacher and welfare groups saying some parents struggle to provide basic care for their children. "The abuse is not just physical violence or sexual violence," Australian Education Union state president Mary ...

Romney's Education Agenda: With a Few Edits, It Could Be Great
By Lindsey Burke
Mitt Romney yesterday released his plan to reform America's ailing education system. ... Yes, school choice, digital learning, and charters are imperative to improving America's education system. But the ... Teaching used to be people to people one generation to the next- Government broke this contract and the ONLY fix is for GOVERNMENT to but out – Feederal Education progams always denigrate into political indoctrination and LOWEST common denominator thinking. Reply ...
The Foundry: Conservative Policy...

Dutch teacher sacked over anti-Muslim tweets - Islamophobia Watch
By Bob Pitt
The Dutch press reports that Fioritti College in Lisse has suspended a teacher named Anand Soekhoe and will not be renewing his contract, after he posted anti-Muslim comments on Twitter. In a series of Islamophobic tweets Soekhoe ...
Islamophobia Watch

Michigan House to vote on teacher benefits bill | Crain's Detroit ...
LANSING (AP) — A plan requiring school employees to pay more toward their pensions but not force new teachers into a 401(k)-style system was approved by a Michigan House committee Thursday, meaning the full chamber will consider a ...
Crain's Detroit Business - News Feeds

Mitt Romney Holds Education Roundtable at Philadelphia Charter ...
Mitt Romney visited a West Philadelphia charter school on Thursday to illustrate how his educationpolicies would improve schools. He participated in a roundtable discussion with teachers and principals at Universal Bluford Charter School, ...
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Teacher Beat - Blogs - Education Week
By Stephen Sawchuk
In a first, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education has given its blessing to a non-higher-education-based preparation program, the Denton, Texas-based iTeachU.S. iTeachU.S. is approved to recommend teachers for ...
Teacher Beat - Education Week

Rejection is a Good Teacher | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine
By Robert Hammond
Robert Hammond is executive director and co-founder (with Joshua David) of Friends of the High Line. The non-profit group is responsible for the High Line park located on a once derelict, elevated rail line that was built in 1934 on New York ...
Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine

Romney's higher education plan: No more blank checks « The ...
By Andrew P. Kelly
What would Mitt Romney's higher education agenda look like? Yesterday we got a taste when the campaign released a white paper on education. Three things stand out: 1. Coming to grips with the Bennett Hypothesis. In the late eighties, ...
The Enterprise Blog

Kati Haycock: Good Teachers Create the Future
By Kati Haycock
On the positive side of the ledger, unemployment rates for people with graduate degrees in educationare less than 2 percent; in counseling psychology/social work, it's around 3 percent -- which is about half the unemployment rates in business and engineering. But the starting ... One year with a strongteacher produces about $700000 in additional lifetime earnings per classroom. Even for ... Goodteaching, coupled with an unshakable belief in their capacity, is that powerful. Indeed ...
The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

Let's Stop Comparing Education to the Civil Rights Movement ...
Al Sharpton to declare that education reform is the "civil rights issue of the 21st ... They'd also make sure that class sizes were "reasonable," support teachers .... Education: Morning Roundup, How Does One Teacher Compare With Another?

Math, Science Teacher Preparation Program Lauded as State Model ...
Richard G. Rhoda, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education ... that prepares math and science majors to become teachers, is being recognized for ... to a teacher, you learn and grasp the topics better because you're teaching it.

Education - Pinterest
Education. "Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand." ~Native American Saying. Photo of Margaret Aziz ...

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