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Big Data Has Come to Education - Openness Must Come Next

Big Data Has Come to Education: Why Openness Must Come Next
Huffington Post
With the rise of big data in education well underway, openness and ... Education Reform ·Teachers · Bullying · Standardized Testing · Lunch Box ... curricula to adaptive learning systems to large interactive screens -- will be on display, ... dataset ...

Education is Undergoing a Startling Revolution -- Let's support it!
Rob Nail, CEO Singularity University Education is undergoing an incredible and ...applied to education to provide ever adaptive learning environments (check ...


Google: 500 U.S., European school districts use Chromebooks | ZDNet: "Google has said that more than 500 school districts in the United States and Europe are using Chromebooks, and has just added three more school districts into the mix. . . ."

Bill Gates on Higher Education, Part 2 - Wired Campus - The ...
By Jeffrey R. Young
He praised new hybrid approaches to college teaching, such as an introductory math course at Arizona State University that replaces the traditional lecture with adaptive software that can guide individual students through exercises at their ...
Wired Campus

TED Blog | Using data to build better education systems: Andreas ...
By Helen Walters
He heads up the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment, also known as PISA, and he's here to make the case that international comparisons of education systems can help to raise the global bar for students and learning. ... “ The test of truth is how education weighs against other priorities. How do you pay teachers? Would you rather your child be a teacher or lawyer? How does the media talk about teachers? We've learned that in high-performance systems, the ...
TED Blog

Striking teachers defiant as state plans $220000 fine
Sydney Morning Herald
THE Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli, responded to yesterday's strike by public school teachers by calling on the upper house to pass legislation that would ...

Sydney Morning Herald

The College Board Democratizes Access to Public Education
Huffington Post
Teachers; Standardized Testing; Lunch Box; Michelle Rhee .... The SAT was created to democratize access to education, so all students, regardless -- of their ...

Bucks County teacher whose blog made headlines is fired
Philadelphia Inquirer
The Bucks County high school teacher whose blog drew national attention for ... "but rather [the board's] obligation to have satisfactory teachers in its classrooms." ... The Central Bucks EducationAssociation filed a grievance with the district to ...

Borrowing for college skyrocketing in Ky.
CBS News
Kentucky college students borrowed a record $1.2 billion for higher education during the 2010-2011 school year, and the average student will spend a decade ...

Teacher, student charged in hazing probe
Atlanta Journal Constitution
A masonry teacher and one of his students were charged Tuesday with sex crimes that authorities said were part of brutal hazing intended to maintain order in a ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution

BC government and teachers' union agree on tentative deal
Globe and Mail
New education legislation passed that month ended teachers' strike action, imposed a cooling-off period and introduced a mediator, who was required to ...

Globe and Mail

NSW teachers need a lesson
The Australian (blog)
NSW state school teachers, who last week launched a charter about "Putting Students First", were on strike yesterday and will continue to strike "for as long as it ...

NSW teachers go on strike
ABC Online
Striking New South Wales teachers have not ruled out further industrial action over State Government changes to public education.

NSW teachers likely to strike again
Sydney Morning Herald
NSW teachers are likely to strike again after voting to intensify a campaign against a ... But the government says the union is misleading members about the education plan. ... Blue Mountains primary school teacher Margo Wilkinson, who has been ...

Corinthian says 7 pct programs fail new rule test
June 27 (Reuters) - For-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc said 7 percent of its programs did not comply with new education rules, according to ...

For-Profit Education Companies Rise On Gainful Employment Report
Wall Street Journal
Shares of beaten-down for-profit education companies rebounded Tuesday following an employment evaluation from the Department of Education that was ...

Pennsylvania teacher Natalie Munroe bashed students as ...
New York Daily News
A Pennsylvania teacher who was caught calling slamming her students as "rude," "loathsome" and "frightfully dim" on her blog last year has flunked out of school ...

New York Daily News

DreamBox Learning Earns Four Prestigious Awards for Its Intelligent ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"We are honored that DreamBox Learning Math has been recognized by parenting, education and technology experts as positively impacting how children are ...

Business Leaders Outline Critical Need For Early Childhood ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Early childhood education is what will give them that competitive edge. ... Investing in earlylearning and development is the best foundation for human capital. ... including education reform, workforce competitiveness, campaign finance, health ...

Conn. Joining Teacher Trend
Wall Street Journal
Connecticut is set to revamp the way it evaluates public-school teachers with a ... regarding ateacher's practice and performance," Education Commissioner ...

NSW teachers vote for more strike action
Herald Sun
Striking NSW teachers have voted to intensify their campaign against a state government educationpolicy they believe will cut funding to schools.

California teacher, student charged in hazing probe
Fox News
Prosecutors have charged a California masonry teacher and one of his students with sex crimes that authorities say were part of brutal hazing during summer ...

Gov. Chris Christie may not sign teacher tenure bill, stuck on layoff ...
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex), the sponsor, left seniority rights unaltered to secure support from the state's largest teachers union, the New Jersey Education ...

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

Teachers vote to ramp up action
Illawarra Mercury
He said his Government had delivered "record state funding for education" in the last state budget and was not sacking teachers, reducing teacher numbers or ...

BC teachers' union and province reach tentative "net zero" deal
Victoria Times Colonist
B.C. Teachers' Federation president Susan Lambert said the labour deal was put ... B.C. EducationMinister George Abbott announced the tentative "net-zero" ..... teachers' hard-won rights and do more harm to students' learning conditions,” ...

Neb. Dept. of Education to track college readiness
Kearney Hub
LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska's public high schools will receive more detailed information this school year about how well they've prepared students for college ...

Mission Education Center In San Francisco Sees Drastic Decrease ...
Huffington Post
187 passed," said fifth-grade teacher Lilly Chow, referring to the controversial ballot ... It has sliced the number of teachers nearly in half. ... Students normally stay for a year or two, learning English and catching up on academics before they ...

Report creates winners, losers in education stocks
CBS News
Report creates winners, losers in education stocks.

Local Schools, Local Defiance
ABC Online
The Teachers Federation is standing by its decision to strike today, despite the NSW ... NSWEducation Minister Adrian Piccoli has condemned the action taken by ... guarantees around class sizes, around casualisation of the teaching service, ...

NSW education minister vows to fine union
Sydney Morning Herald
NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has vowed to have the teachers' union ... "We have never faced a more serious threat to our learning conditions," he told ...

Can Anyone Teach? This Teacher Says No « Diane Ravitch's blog
By dianerav
This Teacher Says No. June 27, 2012 //. 2. In Louisiana, as I wrote in a recent blog, the Jindal legislation does not require that teachers in charter schools have certification. Certification is not a high bar in Louisiana, but it does represent a standard: a minimum grade point average in college, ...At a recent meeting, a Harvard-educated member of the state board of education suggested thatteachers don't even need to have a college degree. ... One last thought, teaching is a calling .
Diane Ravitch's blog

Central Bucks School District Fires English Teacher Who Blogged ...
By Crystal Cranmore
By Todd Quinones. DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS) - The Central Bucks East High School Englishteacher who made national news with her blog is now out of a job. In her blog, Natalie Munroe called students “lazy whiners” among other things.
CBS Philly

Rod Paige Interview: Romney's Top Education Adviser
By Cynthia Gordy
Former Education Secretary Rod Paige takes on federal spending, teachers unions and school-voucher critics. ... born in 1933 in segregated Mississippi, Paige was named to the Romney campaign last month. He has also served as a teacher, dean of the College of Education at Texas Southern University and superintendent of the Houston Independent School District. His disclaimer.... A Romney Advisor's Solution for Learning Gap. Blogging the Beltway: Rod Paige pitches charter...

Education, training, and the research university « The Reality-Based ...
By Mark Kleiman
I'll be visiting the University of Virginia this fall, teaching the introductory course in the Batten School's new undergraduate major in public policy. Last week I was in Charlottesville for a ...Learning how both to capture what goes on in its classrooms for export to other institutions and individual students, and how to substitute other inputs for teacher-hours in the educational process will be a necessity for the survival of U.Va., and every other university. And learning how to do so at...
The Reality-Based Community

Teachers use final days of this school year to prep for the next ...
By Rachel Cromidas
... Monday and Tuesday in favor of adding prep time for teachers. Department of Education officials extended the option, which parents were supposed to approve, to all schools late this spring. Many schools took the time to give teachers a crash course in new learning standards known as the Common Core. ... “Our goal next year is to have a lot more student ownership of what they know,”teacher Rachel Cerlen explained. “Like, 'I know I'm a novice here, but I'm an apprentice there.” ...
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Education Week: Foes of education reforms launch opposition drive
Campaign Chairman Mike Lanza says the laws approved in 2011 are bad for students, teachers and public education across the state. ... Leveraging Adaptive Learning to Personalize Education ...Elementary Bilingual Teacher; School District U46, Elgin, IL; Lower School Principal; The American School in London, London, United Kingdom; Nadine and Robert A. Skotheim Director of Education; The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA ...
Education Week: American Education's...

Ed Gragert: Linking US Global Competence With Education Globally
By Ed Gragert
What if global competency efforts were focused on building awareness of and taking action with countries and cultures where quality education is most lacking?
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