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Blended learning in new Indy charter schools could change face of public education

'Blended learning' in new Indy charter schools could change face of public ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter
The result, blended-learning proponents say, is that teachers are able to customize instruction_even though the ratio of students to teachers is higher in blended schools. "It does provide a wonderful customized education for kids," said Rick Ogston, ...

Blended school concept could change Indy education
The strategy allows schools to save money by employing fewer teachers, yet also can produce impressive student results. And because lower-cost blended schools need no ongoing philanthropic support, they can be replicated rapidly_about three times more ... 

New York City Department of Education Selects Blackboard Collaborate for Use ...
MarketWatch (press release)
District officials found Blackboard Collaborate - the only online collaboration platform built for education - to be the superior product to offer students and teachers a robust set of Web, voice and video conferencing capabilities.

Scientists Find Learning Is Not 'Hard-Wired'
Education Week News
Today, as educational neuroscience has started to find its niche within interdisciplinary "mind-brain-education" study, the field's most powerful findings show how little aboutlearning is hard-wired, after all. "What we find is people really do change ...

Education Week News

Experts Call for Teaching Educators Brain Science
Education Week News
By Sarah D. Sparks A little knowledge about the brain can be a dangerous thing, and experts in mind, brain, and education studies are calling for more formal teacher training in the biological underpinnings of learning. "We don't have much neuroscience ...

UVa expanding education courses in Northern Va.
Inside NoVA
Now, in a similar vein, the University of Virginia wants to offer more education courses in Northern Virginia because that's where the teachers are. UVa has offered a number of courses at its Falls Church center for years, but school officials are ...

Suburban Golden Apple teachers reflect on how to stay successful
Chicago Daily Herald
Teachers honored last month by the Golden Apple Foundation for their outstanding work included Pamela Kelly, a first-grade teacher at Naper Elementary School in Naperville; Kathy Burns, a second-grade teacher at Highlands Elementary School in ...

University to add education courses at its Falls Church center
Washington Post
The University of Virginia plans to offer more education courses at its center in northern Virginia to accommodate the region's large teacher population. The Falls Church site now offers five programs, including master's degrees in special education.

Concessions or Not, Teachers Will Get Raises Next Year
Voice of San Diego
The San Diego Education Association, the union that represents local teachers, plans to survey its members soon to see whether teachers think the promised raises are worth the disruption more than 1000 teacher layoffs will surely bring to city schools.

CPS Reaches SEIU Deal As Teachers Strike Looms
NBC Chicago
To strike now, says CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard, is "disingenuous, premature and is asking teachers to make decisions based on misinformation." Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis says teachers are tired of being "bullied, belittled, ...

Morning Report: For SD Teachers, Raises No Matter What
Voice of San Diego
Here's something you may not know: about half of the district's teachers will still get raises no matter what happens as they get more experience or gain advanced education. These are separate from the 2012-2014 across-the-board raises that the school ...

Social media in schools: Should teachers and students be Facebook friends?
But, in the ever-changing world of electronic media, educators and even students are struggling to sort out how to use websites, Twitter and email as a teaching tool without crossing the line into the inappropriate. Some school committees have policies...


A teacher on target
Salina Journal
Salina Journal As a hunter education instructor for the past 18 years, Shannon Clarkson knows his subject from gun stock to muzzle, but there was one related question the teacher didn't know: Who would be the next Kansas Hunter Education Instructor of ...

Michigan teaching jobs few for new grads
Detroit Free Press
The year before, just 28% of 5429 were able to nab Michigan teaching jobs. That's one of the key reasons the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) recommends extending a moratorium on allowing new teacher prep programs to open in the state.

Brizard Says He Wants Raise For Teachers; CTU's Lewis Says Offers Are Not Enough
CBS2 Chicago
Brizard said it is perfectly legitimate for teachers to be concerned about their salaries. “We want teachers to get paid. We want them to be paid well. As a teacher, I can tell you – in education, we don't really reward people enough for the work that ...

CBS2 Chicago

Solons Fight 'K To 12'
Manila Bulletin
“There is no law yet authorizing the implementation of the full “K to 12” education program. The curriculum is not yet ready; funds are insufficient to cover the basic inputs such as shortages onteachers, classrooms, textbooks, chairs and sanitation ...

Teacher layoffs ease as state support stabilizes
The Detroit News
By Maureen Feighan Justus Heers, left, and Noah Bontrager, with teacher Deagon Jewett at Isbister school in Plymouth, a district that reduced layoffs considerably. (Clarence Tabb Jr. / The Detroit News) Fewer teachers were laid off in several Metro ...

Teachers who belong to far-right groups could be kicked out school
Michael Gove, the UK government's education secretary, said the organisation had “failed to protect” children from extremism by allowing Adam Walker, a technology teacher from County Durham, to remain on the teaching register.


The dangers of not teaching personal finance to kids
Washington Post (blog)
He is a Personal Finance and AP Macroeconomics teacher with Reading Community City Schools in Ohio. He has worked with the Ohio Department of Education to develop Personal Finance and Business Education standards and serves on various education ...

Barnes & Noble to Host New Hands-On Learning Event Series
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, Jun 04, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) , the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that stores nationwide will host a new Hands-On Learning event series, for children ...

Teachers union contract negotiations take the spotlight at the Jefferson ...
By Mark Waller, The Times-Picayune The Jefferson Parish School Board meets this week, with teachers union contract negotiations likely to be one of its most prominent topics. Teachers are planning to crowd the meeting at 5 pm at Alfred Bonnabel Magnet ...


OLPC to bring Little Pim language teaching videos to XO laptop ...
By Anthony Verrecchio
One Laptop Per Child is tag-teaming it up with foreign language learning company Little Pim to teach English to underprivileged children. ... OLPC to bring Little Pim language teaching videos to XO laptop, underpriviledged children ...

Financial Education for Fifth Graders
By J.D. Roth
It's outstanding that he's teaching fifth-graders fundamental personal finance concepts. That's a tough job. ... But the kids really seemed to be enjoying the subject, and I'm willing to bet that they'll all be better money managers in the future because their teacher spent a few hours getting them to think about how money works. ... I helped teach Junior Achievement for 2 years at elementary school and the kids really enjoy learning about entrepreneurship and money in general. It is sad ...
Get Rich Slowly - Personal Finance...

NBD: AStudyIn aims to bring “universal education to everyone ...
By Sebastian Haley
That doesn't mean college doesn't have plenty of worthwhile morsels for the inquisitive mind to absorb, but the financial barrier is just one of many restricting the majority of American to lowerlearning. Enter: AStudyIn.com, an ongoing ...

Ekiti teachers begin strike over test
By mbgolu
ADO-EKITI—As teachers in public schools in Ekiti State have called their members to distance themselves from all the designated centres for the compulsory test slated for today, the state government had vowed that there is no going back in ...
Vanguard News

Neshaminy School District Teachers Go On Strike For Second Time ...
By TimothyJMcL
There have been very public and very angry protests here against the teacher's union. Parent Stephen Pirritano says, “It's extremely frustrating, because we have nothing but respect for good teachers, but we can't respect this union because ...
CBS Philly

The Tension of Teaching Journalism in China - NYTimes.com
The Tension of Teaching Journalism in China. Education |. By JOYCE HOR-CHUNG LAU. | June 3, 2012, 9:01 pm Comment. Can you teach journalism without free speech? Western foreign correspondents — Peter Arnett, the Pulitzer ...
IHT Rendezvous

Students, teachers share 7 decades of memories at final Our Lady of ...
By Emily Fuggetta, The Oregonian
Standing in a classroom overlooking the Catholic church adjacent to the school, she remembered the half-hour period each day her class spent reading, relaxing or napping on a pile of pillows her teacher had made for the classroom. ... who still lives in Lake Oswego, hugged former teachers Sunday, including Kris Jones, formerly Miss Selliken, who said she remembered no unruliness — only the joy in Kersten and other students and their families that made teaching at Our Lady of ...
Clackamas County News

KCBS In Depth: The State Of Higher Education « CBS San Francisco
By Keith Mizuguchi
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Dr. Robert Corrigan is retiring as president of San Francisco State University after serving for 24 years. He will be replaced by Leslie E. Wong, who has headed Northern Michigan University since 2004, on August ...
CBS San Francisco

CARPE DIEM: Chart of the Day: Education Matters
By Mark J. Perry
One interesting perspective on the sub-par "jobless recovery" is a comparison of changes in employment since January 2008 based on education level, see chart above, here's a summary: 1. College-educated workers have fared relatively ...

Teacher Performance Assessment and Pearson: Just Opt Out ...
By admin
This week United Opt Out National stands in solidarity with the UMass teacher educators and the sixty-seven student teachers at UMass Amherst School of Education who together chose to boycott the Teacher Performance Assessment field test via Pearson. Barbara ... This is so clearly a part of the larger assault on teaching, on learning, on the public good, and specifically on colleges of teacher education, that we have to stand in front of it to stop it no matter the outcome. We have to ...
United Opt Out National

Teaching Boys to Be Good Men? — The Good Men Project
You are here: Home / noseriouslywhatabouttehmenz / Teaching Boys to Be Good Men? ... in the article: WiseGuyz, which is a sex education program for male teenagers; ... In particular, Mr. Spencer, the teacher of WiseGuyz, seems remarkably ...

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