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Romney education plan offers serious, debate-worthy proposals

Romney's education plan offers serious, debate-worthy proposals
Boston Globe
But the federal government isn'ta big stumbling block to education reform, especially given the Obama administration's strong support for high-stakes testing, raising caps on charter schools, and tougher teacher evaluations.

Alternative school struggles with chaotic year
San Jose Mercury News
Often, learning is only an occasional byproduct, teachers and others said. The schools require a rare kind of teacher who can combat multiple obstacles and withstand abuse. "It takes a special type of person to work with them, someone who has backbone ...

Chicago teachers to take strike vote Wednesday
Chicago Tribune
Continuing to use the threat of a strike amid contract talks with the school district, the Chicago Teachers Union on Friday said its members will vote next week on whether to authorize a walkout. The union said teachers will begin voting Wednesday.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Teachers to Vote on Possible Strike
Wall Street Journal
By STEPHANIE BANCHERO The Chicago Teachers Union said members would vote next week over a possible strike, raising the specter that teachers in the nation's third-largest district could be on the picket line when classes begin in the fall and ...

Teacher's stand: zero work, zero marks
Winnipeg Free Press
EDMONTON -- A teacher suspended for giving students zeros says he plans to continue his fight and hopefully spark a wider debate on where caring ends and coddling begins. "This is not the best thing for students, so I decided to take a stand on it," ...

Louisiana's bold bid to privatize schools
Chicago Tribune
The concept of opening public schools to competition from the private sector has been widely promoted in recent years by well-funded education reform groups. Of the plans so far put forward, Louisiana's plan is by far the broadest.

LA schools to review past 40 years of teacher discipline cases in misconduct ...
CNN International
So far, Los Angeles school officials have referred the discipline cases of 604 teachers from the past four years to state authorities who have powers to revoke a teacher's credentials, officials said. Of those 604 cases in which teachers were fired or ...

Husband's fury with sex-teacher wife
New York Post
By LAURA ITALIANO, JOSE MARTINEZ and JEANE MACINTOSH Here's humiliated husband Jimmy Lathrop stalking out of Brooklyn Criminal Court yesterday two steps ahead of teacher-wife Erin Sayar, who was released on $10000 bail on charges she repeatedly had sex ...

New York Post

NYC English teacher's husband wants divorce after her fling with student
MyFox Philadelphia
NEW YORK -- Humiliated husband Jimmy Lathrop stalked out of Brooklyn Criminal Court two steps ahead of teacher-wife Erin Sayar, who was released on $10000 bail on charges she repeatedly had sex with a 16-year-old student. And the furious spouse of the ...

Hit hard by recession, private colleges struggle to stick with needy students
San Jose Mercury News
Santa Clara does not have the money to offer affordable education to all needy students, Toomey said. "You can't just keep admitting student after student with a tremendous amount of need if you can't fund them," he said. "That's not fair to them.

Horndog High teacher's lawyer badmouths accuser, girlfriend
New York Daily News
The lawyer for a disgraced Horndog High teacher trashed the instructor's underage accuser and his girlfriend who uncovered the affair. The 16-year-old who was allegedly bedded by English teacher Erin Sayar was a drug dealer, and his girlfriend is ...

New York Daily News

State House approves education budget $1.4 billion for public universities ...
Detroit Free Press
By Dawson Bell and David Jesse LANSING -- State House lawmakers completed work on the state's 2012-13 budget Friday, adopting a $1.4-billion spending plan for public universities, $12.9 billion for K-12 education and $294 million for community colleges ...

Chicago Teachers Union Strike Vote To Be Held Before School Year's End (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
The strike vote will be the latest move in the battle between teachers and administrators that has raged on for over a year, marked by failed contract negotiations, objections to new teacherevaluation models and pushback against the city's initiatives ...

Education and Activism in Alternative Schools
Huffington Post (blog)
In an Occupy-saturated New York, there's a push for education by the people for the people that calls for new structures of collaboration and new uses of resources. But two organizations, The Public School and Trade School, were in play well before the ...

Why privatize education?
Salt Lake Tribune
If a free market were truly free, by definition our society would need to completely remove education from federal and state control, including eliminating funding by taxes. Vouchers could not be used. This, too, pools society's money for ...

Non-Muslim teacher brings insights to job
A former newsman for more than 30 years at the Westerly Sun newspaper in Rhode Island, Booth knew he would be on a cultural journey when he accepted a job as an English teacher at Al-Noor Academy, a private middle and high school established in ...

Ohio teachers worried about evaluations
Marion Star
Teacher evaluations were enacted last year with the state budget bill. According to the Ohio Department of Education, teachers will partially be evaluated on their performance in the classroom, and partially be evaluated on test scores and other ...

Education graduates find no jobs in region
Scranton Times-Tribune
At the same time, at least five area colleges continue to churn out potential educators, making Northeast Pennsylvania a brutally competitive place for teaching jobs. In Luzerne County, more than 100 people graduated with education degrees or ...

Grades for teachers worry educators
Lancaster Eagle Gazette
Teacher evaluations were enacted in 2011 with the state budget bill. According to the Ohio Department of Education, teachers will be evaluated partially on their performance in the classroom and partially on test scores and other student growth ...

From ABC to PHD
Washington Post (blog)
I do not criticize the mother or the teacher. Mothers are there to protect and care for their children. This mother has every right to speak out when she sees her child get hurt. As for the teacher, teachers should, at times, be playful with their ...

'Horndog" teacher's tattoo key part of case
New York Daily News
A disgraced Horndog High teacher was done in by a sexy mermaid tattoo. Investigators believed a James Madison High School student's allegations about an affair with his teacher in part because he “described tattoos etched on intimate parts” of her body ...

Passing education funding amendment no easy feat
By Michael McCord When New Hampshire lawmakers take up the question of a constitutional amendment on education funding this week, voters may feel this is an all-too-familiar political and ideological showdown that has happened before almost three dozen ...

Big education issues won't change with election results
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
In fact, separate from all the other aspects of Tuesday's historic recall election, I think it resonates across the debate about education in America: Share a cup of coffee or send incendiary tweets? What's the best way to get things done amid ...

teachers reject bonus pay
The Australian
Australian Education Union state president Mary Bluett said the government's inclusion of merit-based pay measures went against the teaching ethos. "We will not agree to have that included in any agreement," she said. "It's anti what teachers are about ...

Sacramento County education board races hotly contested
Sacramento Bee
Teachers unions are throwing tens of thousands of dollars into the races of three candidates running for seats on the Sacramento County Office of Education board. The election is Tuesday. Businesswoman Heather McGowan in Area 5, lobbyist Estelle ...

Move education forward
Las Vegas Sun
Facing a $64 million budget shortfall, Superintendent Dwight Jones called for eliminating teacher raises to balance the budget. He said it was either that or lay off teachers. The teachers union fought the district and won in arbitration, ...

Local Teacher to Participate in National Educational Program
Brian White is selected to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute. By Aja J. Junior Brian White of Hazelwood Central High School has been selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to ...

Treading a Fine Line by Teaching Journalism in China
New York Times
In 2007, after he finished his final reporting tour in Baghdad, he moved to China to take up a post as a journalism teacher at Shantou University. He has been teaching at the school ever since. “I have great difficulties explaining this to my former ...

Arizona education non-profit's spending raises issues
Tucson Citizen
02, 2012, under Arizona Republic News The Arizona Coalition for Education Excellence poured more than $180000 into nearly a dozen political-action committees that supported school ballot measures last year, yet voters had no way of knowing the source ...

Alabama education leaders looking at implementation of school grading system ...
al.com (blog)
By Crystal Bonvillian, The Huntsville Times Alabama education officials are still reviewing a new law that establishes a statewide system for grading public schools and provides cash incentives to schools that improve their students' performance.

al.com (blog)

Teachers in Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District recieve grants
By Today's Sunbeam WOODSTOWN — Teachers in the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District were presented with grants on Thursday night during the board of education meeting. A total amount of $18400 was awarded to teachers in the district.


Teachers union rallies against Corbett cuts
Reading Eagle
Corbett is like the Once-ler, said Robert Creveling, eastern region field director for the Pennsylvania State Education Association and a former Wilson School District teacher. Nothing changes unless someone stands up, and the time has come to stand up ...

Qld opts back in to NVR
The Australian
Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek told parliament the referral would deliver “substantial benefits” to the training industry, “including the very tangible benefits associated with a reduction of regulatory burden on ...

Waupaca teacher's passion for Iditerod gives her the assignment of a lifetime
Appleton Post Crescent
As third-grade teacher Linda Fenton packed box after box on Wednesday, the last day of school at Waupaca Learning Center, there was one box she kept close at hand. The box and a three-ring binder contain all of the information she's collected on the ...

Key vote on education funding this week
The Union Leader
6 says the Legislature, has “full power and authority” for the way state funding of education is raised and distributed. Essentially, if passed, the amendment would allow future lawmakers to target aid to the neediest communities, presumably at the ...

Teacher's suspension shakes a graduate's school pride
Edmonton Journal
Re: "School's zero intolerance; Teacher fears losing job after giving no marks for failed work," the Journal, June 1. Since 2010 I have been a proud Ross Sheppard graduate. Then I read about Lynden Dorval's suspension. Dorval was my teacher for physics ...

State moving closer to 'core' national education standards
Mason City Globe Gazette
DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education has rolled out a series of training classes for teachers as Iowa moves toward adopting the closest thing the United States has to national standards. So far 45 states, three territories and the schools in ...

Lindon teacher a rock star to Oak Canyon seventh-graders
Salt Lake Tribune
By dana ferguson Affectionately known as Mama Jones rather than Mrs. Jones, this seventh-grade English teacher has made a profound impact on her students. Sue Jones taught at Lindon's Oak Canyon Junior High School for 16 years before retiring this ...

A summer of fun, learning is within easy reach
San Francisco Chronicle
Chris Giorni Giorni is the founder of the science education program Tree Frog Treks, which delivers nature to classrooms and gets kids outdoors. "The first time you turn it off, shut it down, and get outside, it might take a little getting used to," ...

Portland Education Hackfest | FunnyMonkey
By Bill
Our app aims to facilitate connections between schools, the professionals within schools, the students learning alongside these professionals, and people outside schools who are in a position to help. It's also worth noting that the toolkit we ...
FunnyMonkey - Click. Connect. Learn.

Arizona education non-profit's spending raises issues
By Kristena Hansen
Arizona education non-profit's spending raises issues, The Arizona Coalition for Education Excellence poured more than $180000 into nearly a dozen political action committees that supported school ballot measures last year, yet voters had ...
azcentral.com | news

Ekiti, teachers disagree on test
By mbgolu
The face -off between Ekiti State Government and teachers in the state over the conduct of competence and assessment test slated for tomorrow has taken a twist, as the umbrella body of the unions, Nigeria Union of Teachers and Academic ...
Vanguard News

More Air in the Education Bubble | Via Meadia
By Walter Russell Mead
These figures point to the spiraling costs of higher education that such loans are being used to meet, as well as the dubious contribution our colleges and universities are making to their students' ability to pay off their obligations. Like the ...
Via Meadia

Applause for Teachers « Diane Ravitch's blog
By dianerav
She said, I think she may be too young for school and learning to read, but send her anyway. That was truly community education and shows what a great part teachers played in the family when they asked for advise. The teachers never came ...
Diane Ravitch's blog

Probation For Teacher Who Had Sex With Students | FOX2now.com ...
By Kelley Hoskins
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) – A former suburban Kansas City high school teacher has been put on probation after pleading guilty to having sex with three male students. The Kansas City Star reports that a Johnson County judge also said Friday that ...
FOX2now.com – St. Louis News...

State House Approves Education Budget $1.4 Billion For Public ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
LANSING -- State House lawmakers completed work on the state's 2012-13 budget Friday, adopting a $1.4-billion spending plan for public universities, $12.9 billion for K-12 education and $294 million for community colleges. The omnibus ...
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Fort Worth Teachers Declared Surplus « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
By atgarciacbsnews
More than 200 teachers are not sure where they will be working next year after school district begins notifying them they are "surplus".
CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Education system in Crisis – Region Six taking lead… : Kaieteur News
By KNews
The Education system in the region must be in crisis when a teacher puts aside everything including morals, respect and discipline and proceeded to cuss out students of a school, more so Grade Five pupils of a primary school. What is even more ... This is despite them making a formal complaint of the incident to the Department of Education in Region Six by way of a letter and copying the missive to the Minister of Education and The Teaching Service Commission. According to the ...
Kaieteur News

Alabama education trust fund expected to draw enough taxes to ...
By David White -- The Birmingham News
Henry Mabry, executive secretary of the Alabama Education Association teachers' lobby, also predicted the trust fund would collect enough money to meet its budgeted spending of $5.63 billion in the 2012 fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.
Breaking News from The Birmingham News

On the Silk Road to learning: Students in Elizabeth immersed in the ...
"We want learning that traverses subject areas, and learning by touching, seeing, ... The Star-LedgerMiddle-school science teacher Bill Clark portrays a Chinese ...

National Center for Early Development & Learning
National Center for Early Development & Learning Logo ... supported by the US Department of Education's Institute for Educational Sciences (IES), formerly the ...

'Teacher of the Year' sexted with student, police say
John McDaniel was recently named Teacher of the Year at Colleyville Middle ... pointing fingers at any of the teachers, but when there is proof of molestation like ... about their education and don't offer any support to their kids or their teacher.

In Defense of the Teacher
Growing up, I always idolized my teachers, and for good reason; I spent most of the time ...teaching placements and finding out if I had what it took to be a teacher. ... Did I just waste four years and thousands of dollars on an education in a field ...

Primary Inspired: Guided Math ~~ Book Study!
By Brenda
Guided Math ~~ Book Study! How can I meet the needs of ALL the children in my classroom? Does that sound like a familiar question? Your classroom is probably like mine: readiness levels run the gamut. A 'regular' math lesson completely ...
Primary Inspired

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