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Chicago Public Schools teachers authorize strike

Teachers union: More than 75 percent vote to authorize strike
Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Teachers Union will announce Monday that more than the required number of members voted last week to authorize a teachers strike, the union vice president said Sunday. Jesse Sharkey, vice president of the union, confirmed on Sunday that the ...

Tougher maths in primary school curriculum review
BBC News
The Department for Education says it wants to "restore rigour in what primary school children are taught". But Chris Keates, leader of the NASUWT teachers' union, described the changes as a "cosmetic exercise". "Longstanding, un-evidenced ministerial ...

BBC News

Sources: Chicago Public Schools teachers authorize strike
Chicago Sun-Times
BY ROSALIND ROSSI Education Reporter June 10, 2012 8:23PM Chicago Teachers Union officials are expected to announce Monday that they have handily met a new 75 percent strike authorization threshold, despite a blitzkrieg of emails and ads against the ...

Primary schools face curriculum shake-up
Financial Times
But Mary Bousted, general secretary of the moderate Association of Teachers and Lecturers union, said the plans would “lead to a uniform education, with next to no opportunity for teachersto excite children and adapt learning to suit their pupils”.

The Government introduces tougher curriculum to boost standards
The Independent
ATL general secretary Dr Mary Bousted said: "The detailed programmes of study will lead to a uniform education, with next to no opportunity for teachers to excite children and adapt learningto suit their pupils in their local area, developing the ...

Michael Gove is right: we must do better
Telegraph View: The Education Secretary's efforts to turn around decades of underperformance in Britain's schools are welcome – and long overdue. By Telegraph View Say what you like about the British education system, but when it comes to passing the ...


Chicago Teachers Union has votes for strike
Sacramento Bee
AP CHICAGO -- The Chicago Teachers Union received enough votes last week to authorize a strike but hasn't determined if a walk-out will be needed. Union spokeswoman Stephanie Gadlin on Monday said the vote that began last Wednesday "well surpassed" the ...

Report: Enough teachers vote to authorize strike
June 11, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has enough votes to authorize a strike, according to a published report. After teachersvoted for three days last week, union leaders counted the votes over the weekend and were expected ...


Teacher defends "You're not special" speech
CBS News
(CBS News) A Massachusetts high school English teacher said he's "floored by the reaction" to his recent commencent address in which he told the graduates nine times that they were "not special." Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough ...

Reports: Chicago Teachers Union has enough votes to authorize strike
Chicago Tribune
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union is set to announce it has more than enough votes to authorize a teachers strike, according to local news reports. The Chicago Tribune and NBC 5 Chicago were reporting late Sunday that union officials said ...

Foreign languages to be taught at school from age seven
The Guardian
Ministers say that teaching should focus on making "substantial progress" in one language. The science curriculum is expected to emphasise using the natural habitat around schools – learning biology by studying the growth and development of trees, ...

The Guardian

Teacher and man on family vacation among 38 arrested in Florida child-sex sting
Fox News
ORLANDO – A fifth-grade teacher and a man who left his wife and kids at a hotel were among 38 people arrested during an undercover child-sex sting in Florida. The 10-day undercover operation dubbed "Operation Cyber Child" saw undercover officers posing ...

Gove on a mission to restore times tables: Primary schools told to return to ...
Daily Mail
Education Secretary Michael Gove will this week tear up the rules governing what must be taught at primary school amid growing evidence that British children have slipped behind the rest of the world. Mr Gove is insisting on a return to traditional ...

Daily Mail

UK Government faces industry backlash over shunning ITC in GCSE
The government revealed plans to cut ICT studies from the curriculum back in January, along with the announcement that it will launch a revamped ICT syllabus in 2014 more suited to modern technology than learning how to make a Powerpoint presentation.

Compulsory language lessons planned for primary schools
The Independent
The plans, to be unveiled by the Education Secretary Michael Gove, coincide with a report from Britain's bosses published today which warns that the UK has "the worst language proficiency in Europe". The report, based on a survey of more than 500 ...

Chicago Teachers Vote To Authorize Strike
CBS2 Chicago
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis casts her vote for authorizing ateachers' strike. (Credit: Mike Puccinelli/CBS 2) CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicagoteachers have voted to authorize a strike, setting the stage for intense contract negotiations to ...

CBS2 Chicago

Children go back to basics in maths
A draft mathematics curriculum suggests that five and six year-olds will be expected to count up to 100, recognise basic fractions and memorise the results of simple sums by the end of the first year of compulsory education. In the second year, ...


Obama, Romney court education vote
Education may now get some traction in the presidential race, as teachers unions were among the big losers in last week's Wisconsin recall rebuke. President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidental nominee Mitt Romney have mainly stumped on ...


Teachers, parents want Queens principal replaced
New York Daily News
“This is the most ineffectively run school that I've ever seen,” the teacher said. “None of the students' needs are being met.” The teachers began receiving “unsatisfactory” ratings after complaining that special education students were not receiving ...

New York Daily News

Schools revolution: Kids of 7 to learn foreign language
Education Secretary Michael Gove says Britain is falling behind because so many children lack a grasp of the three Rs when they start secondary school. He warns the national curriculum is not rigorous enough as more than 100000 kids – one in five ...

National education standards to align learning objectives for Tulare County ...
Visalia Times-Delta
• What: Common Core standards, K-12 educational standards set to debut in 2014 that aim for clarity and specificity of learning objectives. • Background: The standards were a grassroots initiative by education groups to align the standards of learning ...

Teaching with Twitter: how the social network can contribute to learning
The Guardian (blog)
I am senior lecturer in English at the University of Wolverhampton and have been an advocate for the past few years of teaching using blended learning - integrating online learning activities alongside face-to-face teaching.

The Guardian (blog)

Chicago Teachers To Authorize Strike
Slate Magazine
By Abby Ohlheiser | Posted Monday, June 11, 2012, at 10:44 AM ET Sarah Chambers, a special education teacher, leads other Chicago school teachers in a in a chant during a protest last summer. Chicago teachers are expected to announce Monday that ...

Slate Magazine

Undergraduate Education in the UK Industry Market Research Report now updated ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Undergraduate Education in the UK industry. London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 The recession has encouraged a large number of Britons to apply for undergraduate ...

Religious education increasingly 'marginalised' in schools
Religious education is being systematically undermined by Government school reforms, experts warned today, despite mounting public support for the subject. More than half of adults back compulsory RE classes in primary and secondary schools, ...


Education Institutions Track Enrollment, Retention, and Performance With ...
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, NY, Jun 11, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI), information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that its higher education customers will now be able to improve their ...

ICT Curriculum Scrapped By DfE
TechWeekEurope UK
The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that the current programme of ICT teaching in English schools is set to be removed as part of a wider review into the national curriculum. Schools will continue to teach ICT, but they will not be told...

TechWeekEurope UK

'Bridesmaids' Slap Case -- School Stands By Teacher | TMZ.com
By TMZ Staff
A Malibu teacher will NOT be placed on administrative leave after allegedly slapping a black student in class -- this according to the superintendent of… ... This is one of those cases where school teacher union is destroying kids education this country needs to get rid of the teacher union. 8 hours ago. Reply ... BY all accounts (except the girl who made the complaint) the student is an habitual truant who is rude and mouths off to all the teachers, and often tells stories to get out of work.

Peter S. Goodman: On Education, Strive Partnership Offers Useful ...
By Peter S. Goodman
The best young teachers often give up and move on. The students have more learning problems every year. Dual income families leave little time for working with the kids at night. And on and on and on. We're still using an education model ...
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NYC Educator: The Bad Business of Being a "Bad" Teacher
By NYC Educator
Of course, the teachers actually teaching in the school are too busy to really think about how much this situation sucks. Besides putting ..... The Good-Grade Pills Fit Right In With The No Excuses Education Reform Philosophy. 1 day ago ...
NYC Educator

LA journo on being groped by teacher at NYC school - LA Observed
By Kevin Roderick
Kate Aurthur, the West Coast Editor of The Daily Beast, personally endorses a story in Sunday's New York Times Magazine about sexual abuse by teachers at an exclusive New York private school, Horace Mann. That's because she spoke to ...
LA Observed

Schools Matter: Research-free language education policy in England
By skrashen
This space explores issues in public education policy, and it advocates for a commitment to and a re-examination of the democratic purposes of schools. If there is some urgency in the message, it is due to the current reform efforts that are ...
Schools Matter

Faithful in First: K5 Learning Review
By Janine
TPT and Teacher's Notebook Stores! Follow Me on ... As teachers, we have so many computer programs that are mandated by our districts, some of which we know have little or no impact on the teaching and learning in our classrooms.
Faithful in First

Let's stop the war on public school teachers | MinnPost
By Jeff Kolnick
They are learning. After several years, he passed through a rigorous set of standards to become a bilingual teacher and went from a multilingual classroom to a room full of Spanish speakers who learned basic skills in Spanish and English. He and ... the trends in public educationrejected bilingual teaching, and he is now required to speak only English. He remains a greatteacher. He is currently surviving the high-stakes testing regime that limits his creativity and impinges on his craft.
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A Teacher's Advice for Bill and Melinda Gates « Diane Ravitch's blog
By dianerav
Let's assume that Bill and Melinda Gates really want to improve the teaching profession. Let's assume that they have no ... Let's assume they want to do what is best for teachers and students and American education. Certainly, they are not in it ...
Diane Ravitch's blog

Education key in fighting child labour – welfare officer
By admin
Echoing these sentiments to secondary school students and teachers from across the region, Senior School Welfare Officer Haimraj Hamandeo said once parents honour their responsibilities of sending their children to school, child labour will ...
Guyana Times - The Beacon of Truth

Instapundit » Blog Archive » THE HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE ...
By Glenn Reynolds
THE HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE gets a nice review from Mark Lardas. The publisher, meanwhile, tells me that because of all the interest they're going to bring it out a couple of weeks early, which is to say today. Posted by Glenn Reynolds ...

Chicago Teachers Union has votes for strike: reports - Government ...
(AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union is set to announce it has more than enough votes to authorize a teachers strike, according to local news reports.

GRPS to cut 26 teachers for 2012-13 | WOOD TV8
Grand Rapids Public Schools will cut 26 teachers for the upcoming school year, most because of declining enrollment.

Catholic school teacher forced to resign after disagreeing with ...
In an end-of-the-school-year written self-evaluation, Trish Cameron, a fifth-grade teacher at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Moorhead, was asked whether she ...

Teacher defends "you're not special" speech - CBS News Video
CBS News video: Teacher defends "you're not special" speech - Graduation speeches usually touch the great things graduates will do with their lives. But some ...

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