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New venture fund to focus on CPS education reform

New venture fund to focus on CPS education reform
Chicago Tribune
Council on Global Affairs creates an education fund for CPS. ... Teachers union protests idea as pushing privatization of schools ... A new venture fund devoted to education reform efforts in Chicago's public schools is ... The Chicago Public Education ...

Gates Foundation Steps Up with Investments in Next-Generation ...
Gates Foundation Steps Up with Investments in Next-Generation Learning ... public schools are seizing online learning to transform education than most people ... 

NY Assembly will pass Cuomo's teacher eval bill
Wall Street Journal
Without any law limiting disclosure, all public school teachers' evaluations by name ... A court,education reformers and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ...

Teachers to be helped in taking on the troublemakers
The Australian
THE Victorian government will fund further training for public school teachers to ... and bullying, amid calls for a fresh look at the current quality of teacher training. ... Minister for the TeachingProfession Peter Hall said they would then become ...

Presidential Candidates Urged To Make Education A Priority
MarketWatch (press release)
"'Don't Forget Ed' recognizes that education is the foundation of our society. ... Parents, teachers, students and administrators have had enough of the silence.

North Carolina teacher who berated student over Obama criticism to ...
Fox News
The North Carolina high school teacher whose rant against a student who questioned ... have a chance to improve her teaching skills," Grissom reportedly said.

States form coalition to boost career training
CBS News
The Pathways to Prosperity report by Harvard University's Graduate School of Education concluded millions of students are being shortchanged in preparation ...

Learning Music in the Mountains: The Swannanoa Gathering
USA TODAY (blog)
This material is coming at the students from the teaching of world class musicians, people who not only know their music but live and breathe the traditions they ...

Lakewood teacher helps students find their strengths
Asbury Park Press
Teaching start date: Started teaching five years ago in Lakewood. ... he worked in construction and went to Georgian Court University at night to earn a master's in education. ... The people who impacted me most besides my family have been my teachers ...

Clash Over Teacher Bill
Wall Street Journal
The fight over the disclosure of teacher evaluations is the latest growing pain as New York overhauls the way it grades teachers. A 2010 law requires districts to ...

Cuomo's teacher evaluation disclosure bill fades
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Legislation that would limit disclosure of teacher evaluations only ... The state's powerful teachers unions embraced the plan to restrict public ... school's teaching staff by disclosing the number of teachers in each rating ...

SC Johnson Combines Learning And Action To Inspire Green Choices
MarketWatch (press release)
Learning How to Make Sustainable Behavior a Social NormOver the next five years, the SC Johnson Sustainable Behavior Change Program will bring together ...

A New Union Battle As Chicago Teachers, Mayor Clash
Teachers in the country's third-largest school district have voted ... outmaneuvered the mayor, school officials and anti-union education groups by ... Michael Bochner, an art teacher at Cesar Chavez Elementary School, says that when teachers ...

San Diego teachers' contract spares 1500 jobs
San Jose Mercury News
SAN DIEGO—San Diego teachers have reached a contract agreement that saves ... be approved by the teachers union, the San Diego Education Association.

Fewer disabled students enroll in charter schools
George Miller, senior Democrat on the House Education and Workforce ... In Virginia, the number of special education students in charter schools was 11 ...

Charter Schools Fall Short on Disabled
Wall Street Journal
The report showed that special-education students—those with diagnosed disabilities... ed—have a chance to participate in this revolutionary education reform," he said.... of traditional schools and, typically, do not employ unionized teachers.

Wall Street Journal

Charter Schools Still Enroll Fewer Disabled Students
New York Times
But in response to some complaints of discrimination, the Education Department ... James H. Wendorf, executive director of the National Center for Learning ...

Innovation in Education
Huffington Post
Education Reform · Teachers · Arne Duncan .... At issue is the federal Supplemental EducationServices (SES) program, which currently diverts ... these Title I dollars should support proven reforms, such as a longer learning day for low-income ...

Education reform needs more attention in presidential politics ...
Education reform needs more attention in presidential politics, College Board ... in January proposing that compensation for teachers be based on a school's ...


Charter schools enroll fewer disabled children than public schools ...
Washington Post
Public charter schools, a small but fast-growing segment of K-12 education, enroll fewer children with disabilities than traditional public schools, according to a ...

Cuomo's passing grade
New York Daily News
Cuomo's plan for publishing teacher performance ratings appears to offer just ...Inexplicably, Cuomo saw such a roster as an invasion of teachers' privacy rather ...state Education Department would be required to post the ratings, including ...

New York Daily News

Cuomo: No More Compromise on Teacher Evaluations
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday afternoon he isn't sure if lawmakers would pass his bill to limit the release of teachers' job reviews – and, for now at least, he isn't ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Teachers and district reach deal to freeze raises, save jobs
KFMB News 8
"The teachers have once again stepped up to the plate." ... and nurses on staff to help our students," Board of Education President John Lee Evans said.

Summer learning: Can parents prevent the slide and the burnout?
Washington Post (blog)
Teachers now ask, beg, plead with parents to at least have the kids read, ... Then brainstorm ways to make this education a reality, whether through books, ...

Teacher impasses, as in Neshaminy, fuel backlash
Philadelphia Inquirer
... such as adequate funding for public education," said Wythe Keever, a spokesman for the ... The PSEA represents teachers in 483 of the state's 500 school districts, but not at Neshaminy. ... 10 years of service that comes with free health care for ...

LeapFrog reveals LeapPad 2 and Leapster GS learning tablets ...
By Darren Murph
With the introduction of the innovative LeapPad2 platform, LeapFrog continues to revolutionize and lead the category with engaging entertainment experiences filled with life-changing education that help children reach their potential." ...

The Connection Between Education, Money and Happiness
By Thomas Katsouleas
Vivek Wadhwa and PayPal founder Peter Thiel have overlooked one important factor when debating the importance of education: happiness. ... Even lowly amoebas show evidence that boredom and unhappiness occur when subjected to repeated stimuli without new 'learning.' More to the point for humans, Socrates asserted in the 4th Century BC that the purest ... a college education…whether or not I used it. As a former teacher, I also agree with your opinion on the cycle in schools.
Mashable » US & World

Joi Ruth Orr: Education Reform and the Paralysis of Analysis
By Joi Ruth Orr
HuffPost's QuickRead... Loading... HuffPost's QuickRead... Loading... Education Reform · Teachers · Arne Duncan · More. Log in Create Account .... If this is you -- a teacher, administrator, union member, a faith based leader, or concerned citizen, etc. completely overwhelmed and paralyzed by the large task of education reform -- I'm here to say with open arms, "I get it." Public education in America is overwhelming. The legislation is dense and arduous. The consequences of ...
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UCR Today: Teaching to Teach in English and Spanish
By Sean Nealon
June 19, 2012: New program offers teachers opportunity to earn certificate to teach in growing number of dual-immersion classrooms. ... The students will take four classes, splitting their time between online and in-the-classroom learning. This new curriculum model was developed by Lilian Jezik, a teacher education supervisor at UC Riverside, and Donna Saldin, a program coordinator at UC Riverside Extension. UC Riverside is one of the first universities in the state to offer this ...
UCR Today

Rowan teacher suspended for Obama outburst | CharlotteObserver ...
By Staff Report ()
The North Rowan High School teacher seen in a YouTube video telling a student not to criticize President Obama has been suspended for 10 days without pay, according to the Salisbury Post.
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Churn in city's teaching corps includes larger crop of Fellows ...
By Rose D'souza
The new teachers were recruited and selected by the NYC Teaching Fellows program, which has trained new teachers for shortage areas such as special education and math since 2000. Fellows get training over the summer, then are sent off into ... “I taught [English as a second language] many years ago as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand so I always loved it, and I always wanted to continue to be a teacher,” said Kilpatrick. “It's a great opportunity. I hope to get a lot of great skills ...
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NYC Educator: Tough Days for Teachers
By NYC Educator
A new contract will likely include a new evaluation system, bringing us innovative junk science ratings for teachers, the likes of which have gotten our colleagues plastered on the pages of the NY Post as the worst in NY. Legislation in ... What's to keep parents from telling one another that junk science says this teacher is good, that one is bad, and en masse demanding transfers? Nothing. ....Teaching · Grassroots Education Movement ... Teaching and Substituting - the first few years.
NYC Educator

Local teacher up for 'Best in State' honors | NOLA.com
By Madeleine Boyd
Never in her wildest dreams did the now 30-year-old ever imagine that she would be one of 24 candidates competing for the upcoming title of Louisiana State Teacher of the Year honors. Chosen as Lake Harbor Middle ... Three state teachers are then chosen; one from the elementary, middle, and high school divisions. Finally, one of those select few ... At that time, Warren will submit a PowerPoint and video of her teaching a lesson with her students from the past year. She also will be...
New Orleans Metro Real Time News

Instapundit » Blog Archive » HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE ...
By Glenn Reynolds
June 19, 2012. HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: There's a Freedom From Student Loans blog. Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 11:36 pm. Tweet · RSS Feed · Podcast RSS Feed · Email Instapundit. Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc!

Are the President's Education Policies Helping Our Kids ...
QRIS heavily emphasizes things like classroom d├ęcor, teacher assessment and parent participation – but even ... Primary and Secondary Education Reform ...

Tyler ISD teachers trained by NASA leader - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler ...
KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather SportsTyler ISD teachers trained .... by Sheri Klug Boonstra, the education leader for NASA's Mars Education Program. ... "As a teacher, it's exciting for me to see students engaged in learning and ...

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