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The teachers union that's failing California

The teachers union that's failing California
Los Angeles Times
But no portrait of the schools' downfall would be complete without mention of the CaliforniaTeachers Assn., or CTA, arguably the state's most powerful union and a political behemoth that has blocked meaningful education reform, protected failing and ... 

NJ legislation aims to stop teachers who bully students
Allen said she was motivated by several recent publicized teacher bullying incidents, including the recordings made by Stuart Chaifetz, who documented what he says was torment of his son for at least six months by public-school special education ...

Oregon education board OKs some of nation's toughest restrictions on Native ...
Washington Post
Eight Oregon high schools will have to retire their Native American mascots after the Board ofEducation voted Thursday to prohibit them, giving the state some of the nation's toughest restrictions on Native American mascots, nicknames and logos.

City Moving To Strengthen Teacher Pool
Wall Street Journal
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said Thursday the district would move to fire teachers who receive low ratings due to incompetence in two consecutive years if a new teacher-evaluation system isn't in place by the time school starts this fall.

Case of accused teacher's aide expands to second school
Los Angeles Times
The investigation of a teacher's aide arrested Thursday on suspicion of committing lewd acts on a child has expanded to a second Los Angeles school. Officials have confirmed that Jorge Luis Dominguez, 26, worked at a second school as a coach in an ...

New Coalition to Challenge Bloomberg's Education Policies
New York Times
A coalition of labor unions and liberal advocacy groups is planning an ambitious effort to support mayoral candidates who pledge to reverse some of the Bloomberg administration's more-contentious public education policies.

Former teacher says New Bedford teen shot by police was troubled after ...
By Brian R. Ballou and John R. Ellement, Globe Staff NEW BEDFORD - Neighbors and a formerteacher today identified the person shot and killed by a New Bedford police officer as a 15-year-old boy with a history of behavioral problems linked to the death ...

City Plans to Offer Buyouts to Idled Teachers
New York Times
Nearly a quarter of the teachers in the pool have been without regular teaching assignments for at least two years, and 44 percent have never formally applied for a new position at another school, according to the Education Department.

Teacher bonus bombshell
Currently, most teachers have two non-teaching periods per day for two of three trimesters per year. The board voted 3-0 with one abstention Wednesday night to keep the teaching schedule the same for the 2012-13 school year, but board members said they ...

Learning difficulties - teacher strikes set to continue
ABC Online
The reforms, which Teachers Federation representatives say will reduce staff numbers and put too much pressure on school principals, are about giving autonomy and flexibility back to public schools according to the Minster for Education.

Taylor Swift Donates $4 Million For Music Education
By John Mitchell Taylor Swift has a reputation for being a good girl with a big heart, and when you pair that with her sizable bank account, you get one very large charitable donation that will benefit music education for both children and senior ...


Give power to principals to choose their A-team
Sydney Morning Herald
The strike by NSW Teachers yesterday is an important moment in the life of the O'Farrell administration. Any government can do the easy things - writing press releases, announcing inquiries, changing the names of departments.

Teachers gather in Naperville to protest proposed pension cuts
Chicago Daily Herald
By Justin Kmitch There's only two weeks left until the end of the state's legislative session but many local teachers are prepared to hold lawmakers after school until they find an alternative to Gov. Pat Quinn's pension reform proposal.

NSW teachers vote to escalate industrial action
ABC Online
But the Teachers Federation fears the reforms will pave the way for bigger class sizes and the casualisation of the teaching workforce. Federation president Maurie Mulheron says it is clear the reforms pave the way for cuts to the education budget.

Allen unveils legislation to fight teacher bullying
Diane Allen wants to amend New Jersey's tough anti-bullying law to speed the removal ofteachers who bully or harass students. Allen, R-7th of Edgewater Park, said she was prompted to expand the law to teachers and other school employees after learning ...

Teacher cuts — through attrition
Oak Ridger
The teaching positions that won't be filled include: Two social studies teaching positions, one English, and one mathematics position at Oak Ridge High School. "We'll still have a very good pupil-teacher ratio," Bailey told members of the Oak Ridge ...

Mass education changes face of university
The Australian
While the Coalition has kept mum on its higher education policies, other than to say quality is critical, opposition education spokesman Christopher Pyne went off script when he told a gathering in Brisbane last December: "The tradition of learning for ...

NSW teachers flag more industrial action
Sydney Morning Herald
Teachers are considering whether to take further industrial action this school term if the NSW government refuses to listen to them. About 150 teachers voted in favour of the move at theTeachers Federation Headquarters in Sydney today.

Chancellor Proposes Plan to Remove Unassigned and Unsatisfactory Teachers
New York Times
The chancellor also vowed to bypass stalled negotiations with the city's teachers' union over a new evaluation system. If there is no agreement by fall, he said, the city's Department ofEducation would remove and try to fire any teacher who received ...

LA students and teachers display learning beyond tests
Los Angeles Times
“Our issue is the fact that the new trend toward more and more standardization of curriculum and standardized testing is limiting our ability to teach the way we know is best for students,” said Jessica Kochick, a special education teacher at Academic ...

NYC schools chief pushes buyout plan for teachers
CBS News
NEW YORK — New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott is proposing to offer buyouts to hundreds of teachers who don't have permanent jobs. In a speech to business and civic leaders Thursday, Walcott also said he won't wait for the teachers union ...

NSW teachers go on strike
ABC Online
New South Wales public school teachers have stopped work for two hours this morning over State Government moves to give schools greater control of budgets and staffing. By striking, theteachers are defying a direction from the State Industrial ...

NSW teachers walk off the job this morning
Sydney Morning Herald
Autoplay OnOff Video feedback Video settings Teachers will walk off the job for two hours at schools across the state this morning to attend meetings at which they will discuss government reforms to the education sector. More than 2200 schools and ...

New Pro-Union Group Jumps Into Mayoral Race
New York Times
By Mary Ann Giordano This was a busy week for the public school unions, with the United Federation of Teachers and the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators facing off in court on Wednesday with the Department of Education over the removal ...

Sex offender teacher jailed
But the Education Minister told ONE News it is already evident the system needs reviewing. "One of the things that the interim finding has made clear is that I am able to proceed with a review of the Teachers Council and I will shortly be announcing ...
Kindergarten Teacher Earns $700000 by Selling Lesson Plans Online
By Zoe Fox
Great capitalist idea, but horrible for our education system. Dont we want teachers preparing their own material that they understand in their own style of teaching? This is plagairsm forteachers and just shows how lazy American teachers are ...
Mashable » US & World

Gasp! Thanks To These Startups, Teachers Are Making Money On ...
By Rip Empson
Rip Empson is a writer and rabble-rouser at TechCrunch. He covers startups, music, social, mobile, health, and education. You can reach him at rip[at]techcrunch[dot]com → Learn More. Screen shot 2012-05-17 at 6.50.33 AM. Teaching. In spite of George Bernard ... Teachers on the site passed $7 million in earnings last week, with the highest earner (a kindergarten teacherfrom Georgia named Deanna Jump) having made a total of $700K on the platform. She's currently earning ...

Taylor Swift Funds New Education Center | Taylor Swift | Just Jared Jr.
By Just Jill
Taylor Swift keeps her head down after lunching with Foster the People frontman Mark Foster at Kings Road Cafe on Thursday afternoon (May 17) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 22-year-old musician just donated $4 million dollars to the expansion ...
Just Jared Jr.

Naperville teachers rally. « Fred Klonsky
By Fred Klonsky
Daily posts from a public school teacher who is just looking at the data. ... The time is now for classroom teachers to rise up, make their voices heard, demand that they be treated as professionals, and bring a sense of humanity back to our state's education system. After all, that's why we became teachers. We want to make a difference in the lives of the students that we serve. We don't want to see them as data points. We see them as human beings with their own unique value.
Fred Klonsky

Teacher Accused Of Smacking Student's Head: 'He Didn't Say Ouch ...
By Staff
A history teacher at a Pico Rivera high school said he did nothing wrong when he smacked a student who he said is disruptive "every day". ... Teacher Accused Of Smacking Student's Head: 'He Didn't Say Ouch'. May 17, 2012 10:38 AM ...
CBS Los Angeles

Oregon Board of Education votes to ban Native American mascots ...
By Ryan Kost, The Oregonian
Schools across Oregon will have to phase out American Indian-themed mascots before 2017 or risk losing state funding. The Oregon Board of Education passed the new policy Thursday afternoon after years of debate.
Oregon Sports

NC mother claims teacher kept disabled son in cardboard box | The ...
By David Edwards
A North Carolina woman says that a teacher in Caldwell County put her disabled son in a cardboard box as punishment. Joy Amatuccio provided WSOC-TV with a photo of the cardboard time-out box where her son, Jacob, was forced to spend ...
The Raw Story

EconomicPolicyJournal.com: Government Education: No Child ...
By noreply@blogger.com (Robert Wenzel)
Government Education: No Child Allowed to Advance Too Much. An EPJ reader emails: Today, I was told some news about how state education works. Our son is in kindergarten. If it were possible, we'd surely send him to a private school, but ...

Early Substance Use Linked to Less Education Later | Psych Central ...
By Janice Wood
Early Substance Use Linked to Less Education Later. By Janice Wood Associate News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on May 17, 2012. Early Substance Use Linked to LessEducation Later A new study has found that early drug ...
Psych Central News

Africa Unchained: Disrupting Education - Schoolers, Edupunks, and ...
By Emeka Okafor
They are inspired by a multiplicity of sources, from neuroscience to gaming, to knock down the barriers to learning that exist for so many young people. In every way, they are looking at the components of teaching and learning, and finding ...
Africa Unchained

Education Blog | The blog for Dallas Morning News coverage of the ...
Data from the Texas Education Agency shows that there have been at least 21 incidents in the ...$25000 up for grabs in STEM teacher contest ... Teachers specializing in science, technology, engineering or math who have found an ... Posted in Teaching and the Classroom | Tagged McGraw-Hill Education, STEM, STEMIE ...

Universal Free Education System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In some developing countries like Sri Lanka, education is free from the primary level to the tertiary level. The renowned centers of learning in Libya and Cuba ...

At the Queens High School of Teaching, a model of inclusion ...
Like most seniors at the Queens High School of Teaching, Sabrina Alphonse ... A new hybrid model for teaching teachers comes to New York October 21, ... About 10 students with IEPs would buy a special education teacher, Pugh calculated. ... up into three “small learningcommunities,” with the District 75 school making ...

Class warfare: Teachers union boss on losing streak (WI)
But most Wisconsinites simply call it “the teacher's union.” ... than be a teacher in Wisconsin Rapids,” said Kyle Olson, founder of the Education Action Group, ...

Teacher I Job in Melrose 02176, Massachusetts US
Our front line employees create wonderful learning experiences for children ... Our passionate teachers are dedicated to the development of the whole child ... High school diploma and/or state education requirements for a Teacher required ...

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