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Making teacher ratings public

Many cool on making teacher ratings public
USA TODAY
It's planning later this year to publish middle-school teachers' scores as well. Elena Silva of the Washington, DC, think tank Education Sector said many reformers believed publicizing teacher rankings would change everything. "The world would know and ...

USA TODAY 

Florida teachers union opposing evaluation rule
WDBO Radio
A lawyer for Florida's statewide teachers union urged an administrative law judge Wednesday to block a proposed rule on teacher evaluations that would be used in part to determine who gets merit pay. The Florida Education Association and two individual ...

Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 List: The World's Best New Universities
Huffington Post
Today, the Times Higher Education magazine released the inaugural Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 list, which ranks the world's 100 best universities that are under the age of 50 years. "100 Under 50" joins the prestigious World University Rankings ...

California neglects education of English learners, lawsuit claims
Los Angeles Times
By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times State officials are neglecting their legal obligation to ensure that students who are learning English are receiving an adequate and equal education, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the ACLU of Southern ...

Teachers cut in June, many rehired by fall
Albany Times Union
By Scott Waldman For years, school officials have warned staff cuts will destroy the state's publiceducation system. And while it's true teachers and academic programs have been shed in record numbers over the last four years, the picture may not be ...

Education overhaul plans set Inslee, McKenna apart
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Hot-button topics such as charter schools and tying teacher pay to student performance highlight key divides. The education establishment, including the state's powerful teachers' union, backs former Congressman Inslee, who doesn't think so-called ...

Eight Teacher Meltdowns Caught on Tape
ABC News
A number of videos depicting teacher misbehavior have gone viral on YouTube and made headlines across the country. Charles Fay, Ph.D., a child psychologist and consultant whose company Love and Logic works with educators, said some teachers...

ABC News

Can you really teach a kid to become bullyproof?
Philadelphia Inquirer
AP NEW YORK (AP) — Teaching kids to become "bullyproof" is all the rage. Books, videos and websites promise to show parents how to protect their kids from being bullied; school districts are buying curricula with names like "Bully-Proofing Your School ...

Teachers ramp up opposition to cuts
TVNZ
Intermediate schools are planning to give the Ministry of Education the cold shoulder over funding cuts. The New Zealand Association for Intermediate and Middle Schooling (NZAIMS) said in a statement today the ministry has broken the relationship it ...

Education Secretary Arne Duncan discusses school reform at New Haven ...
New Haven Register
DeLauro counted numerous things that would ensure teachers play a part in education reform. “Teachers need to have a voice, they need to weigh in, we need to make sure we value teachers,teachers need to get paid fairly, we have to respect our teachers ...

Iowa to Continue Seeking Federal Education Waiver
KCRG
The federal waiver guidelines say states must adopt teacher evaluation systems that include student achievement data and say districts must rank educators' performance levels. Gov. Terry Branstad's education reform bill included evaluation proposals ...

KCRG

Jewish learning center unveiled in Berlin
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
BERLIN (JTA) -- A new center of Jewish learning has been formally dedicated in the German capital. The "Zentrum J├╝dische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg" was officially dedicated Wednesday. A joint project of several Berlin educational institutions, ...

Teaching kids where food comes from
Washington Post (blog)
And the “ripple effect” to parents and teachers when we make change in schools is huge. The loss of small farms as they lose out to development or industrial farms, and the aging of the farmer population will soon leave us with a diminishing supply of ...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and SK Telecom Partner to Create Education Platform ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"This agreement aligns perfectly with our ongoing commitment to combine research, content and technology to advance teaching and learning environments around the world." The initial offering will make available education content and materials to Korean ...

Students slow to apply for teacher training
The Guardian
Fewer students are applying to become teachers since the government began to reduce bursaries for those with 2:2 degrees and turn away applicants with thirds. Applications to teacher training courses are down by 15% on last year, after the number of ...

The Guardian

Colleges' bank deals saddle students with big fees
The Associated Press
More than two out of five US higher-education students — more than 9 million people — attend schools that have deals with financial companies, says the report, written by the US Public Interest Research Group Higher Education Fund.

Romney vs. teachers unions: The inconvenient truth
Washington Post
Now that he's clinched the GOP presidential nomination, Mitt Romney has discovered that we face a “national education emergency,” and that emergency has a villain. Romney is taking aim atteachers unions, charging that President Obama is “unable to ...

Granville teachers to take 1-year pay freeze
The Newark Advocate
GRANVILLE -- There'll be no cost-of-living or experiential "step" salary increases for Granvilleteachers and classified staff next school year, according to terms of a new contract with the Granville Education Association, approved Tuesday morning by ...

Our Opinion: Gradually shift cost of teacher pensions
The State Journal-Register
Obviously, it causes Chicago taxpayers to pay twice for teacher pensions — once through their property taxes (for their own teachers) and again when their state income tax is used to make retirement payments for school districts outside Chicago.

Education officials confirm NCAA investigation of Montana football program
Washington Post
The NCAA is investigating the University of Montana's football program, which already is the subject of investigations by the US Department of Education and Department of Justice. The Justice Department said this month it's reviewing how the university ...

Education Budget Basics for Next Year
New York Times
—-The State is sending more education aid to New York City: an increase of $324.7 million. But that state aid hinges on whether the city can reach a teacher evaluation deal with the teachers' union by January, 2013. Mr. Walcott says he is “optimistic” ...

Teachers' challenge of rule implementing Florida merit-pay law goes to judge
Palm Beach Post
The Florida Education Association and two teachers, Okaloosa County fifth-grade teacher Karen Peek and Indian River County eighth-grade teacher Beth Weatherstone, filed the challenge alleging that the department's proposal "unlawfully sets a few DOE ...

Why Steve Jobs Would Have Loved Digital Learning
Forbes
In the wake of Steve Jobs' passing, many wrote about the statements he made throughout his adult life about how to improve the US education system. Some noted that for much of Jobs's life, he had, ironically perhaps, been skeptical of the positive ...

Middle school teacher convicted of sexual abuse
Sacramento Bee
The physical education teacher was found guilty of having sexual conduct in a school office and weight room with two former students who were between 13 and 15 at the time of the offenses, which took place between June 1, 2005 and June 30, 2006.

Languages providing new teaching opportunities
The Independent
But those who turn their linguistic talents to teaching might find that their skills can also lead to a successful, rewarding career. There's currently an increased demand for modern foreign languageteachers, with the latest figures showing that the ...

Penn Foster Names Raymond J. McNulty Chief Learning Officer
MarketWatch (press release)
SCRANTON, Pa., May 31, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Penn Foster, Inc., a global leader in onlineeducation, today announced the appointment of Raymond J. McNulty as Chief Learning Officer. In this new role, Raymond will focus on the educational platform and ...

State and District Education Leaders Collaborate to Transform the ...
By Guest Blogger
For a second time, the U.S. Department of Education partnered with national educationorganizations, including the American Association of School Administrators, American Federation ofTeachers, Council of the Great City Schools, Council ... National Education Association, and National School Boards Association, to host a major convening centered on changing the way that school administrators, board members, and union leaders work together to improve teaching andlearning.
ED.gov Blog

The growing concentration of education — Marginal Revolution
By Tyler Cowen
Dayton sits on one side of a growing divide among American cities, in which a small number of metro areas vacuum up a large number of college graduates and the rest struggle to keep those they have. The winners are.
Marginal Revolution

Digital Literacy Includes Learning to Unplug - NYTimes.com
By By KJ DELL'ANTONIA
Digital Literacy Includes Learning to Unplug. By KJ DELL'ANTONIA. The new digital divide isn't between children who have access to computers and devices and those who do not. It's between kids whose parents are saying “turn that thing ...
Motherlode

Charles Taylor Is Sentenced for War Crimes at International Court ...
By By DANIEL E. SLOTNIK
About The Learning Network. The Learning Network provides teaching and learning materials and ideas based on New York Times content. Teachers can use or adapt our lessons across subject areas and levels. Students can respond to our ...
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Manhattan Theater Lab High School Teacher Julie Warning ...
By mzielinska
Because both parties have reached the age of consent, there's nothing illegal about the apparent love affair, but teacher Julie Warning faces possible discipline for breaking Department of Education rules.... Chancellor Dennis Walcott is pushing for more authority to fire teachers who engage in inappropriate behavior with students. “They shouldn't touch, they shouldn't have over-friendly texts, they shouldn't have any type of indication of having that type of personal relationship. I won't ...
CBS New York

Wichita teachers, school district at impasse on contract talks; federal ...
By Suzanne Perez Tobias
“We just see this as such a vital part of the education that happens in the classroom.” Jones said requiring lesson plans could add to teachers' workload and keep them from seizing “teachingmoments” – straying from or even abandoning ...
Wichita Eagle: News Updates

Teachers' union, state in skirmish over merit pay bill | Post on Politics
By John Kennedy
A preliminary round in a larger fight over legislation that rewrote how teachers are paid and retained across Florida was waged Wednesday — with the state's largest teachers' union seeking to block a proposed Education Department rule on ... The governor, who had been opposed by the FEA in his 2010 campaign against Democrat Alex Sink, said the new law would help improve student andteacher performance, and help create jobs by making Florida more attractive to businesses.
Post on Politics

Gary Schools To Lay Off 169 Teachers « CBS Chicago
By Todd Feurer
Severe cuts coming to schools in Gary, Ind. The Gary Community Schools district is getting ready to lay off 169 teachers. ... “It does take its toll on public education,” she said. For perspective, there are now almost as many charter or privately-run schools in Gary as there are traditional public schools. One immediate result of the teacher layoffs could be larger class sizes for all next year – up to 30 students per classroom. Share this. View Comments. More Activity. Facebook Activity ...
CBS Chicago

Education Advocate Hopes To Prevent Pre-K Program Budget Cuts ...
By Mike Dougherty
Victoria's Secret. By John Ostapkovich. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Quality preschool for lower-income children hangs in the balance as the Pennsylvania budget is debated, and an advocate for it makes the case that this program benefits all of ...
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