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Romney Hones Pitch on Education Policy

Romney Hones Pitch on Education Policy
Education Week News
He places Mr. Romney among a set of "liberal and conservative education reformers" focused on a combination of "excellent goals and no excuses." "Governor Romney'seducation reform packages were ahead of their time," said Mr. Guenther, a registered...

Education Week News 

Why teachers shouldn't learn neuroscience
Washington Post (blog)
By Valerie Strauss By Daniel Willingham This article from Education Week suggests that teachers ought to learn neuroscience. That strikes me as a colossal waste of teachers' time. (bigstockphoto) that they encounter in professional development sessions ...

'Anti-education' cuts slammed
Speaking today after a joint meeting between seven different sector assocations, the group said the Budget announcements to increase class sizes resulting in teaching cuts of one to two teachersper school were philosophically anti-education.

Idea of teacher strike no longer farfetched, but for now it's only a vote
Chicago Sun-Times
BY MARK BROWN markbrown@suntimes.com June 4, 2012 9:16PM To fully appreciate the delicious irony surrounding the strike authorization vote Chicago teachers will commence Wednesday, you need to turn back the clocks just one year.

Fixing One of the World's Most Broken Education Systems
The Atlantic
What was the state of education in Zimbabwe when you became the minister ofeducation in February 2009? In 2008, we only had 28 full teaching days. When I took office in February 2009, 98 percent of all schools were shut and 90000 teachers were on ...

The Atlantic

Teachers warned on corporal punishment
Independent Online
By SAPA KwaZulu-Natal education MEC Senzo Mchunu warned teachers who used corporal punishment to discipline pupils that they could lose their jobs. “We would like to send a stern warning against those among us who still practice corporal punishment.

Independent Online

McGraw-Hill Higher Education Partners with Instructure to Enable Seamless ...
MarketWatch (press release)
For current McGraw-Hill customers, McGraw-Hill Campus also integrates with the company's other leading digital solutions, including McGraw-Hill Connect® (all-digital teaching and learningplatform), McGraw-Hill Create(TM) (state-of-the-art ...

Group airs radio ads against teachers union strike authorization vote
Chicago Sun-Times
The “significant buy'' of radio advertising may well be the first time in 25 years that radio ads have been used during Chicago teacher contract talks, said John Kupper of AKPD, which placed the ads for an affiliate of Democrats for Education Reform.

Sleeping Gives Memory and Learning a Lift
WebMD (blog)
By Michael Breus, PhD, ABSM Want to maximize your learning capacity? Get some sleep. That's the takeaway from a study that examined the influence of sleep and time of day on learning and memory. This latest research is another piece of compelling ...

WebMD (blog)

Neshaminy teachers hit the bricks again
Philadelphia Inquirer
By Bill Reed Neshaminy School District teachers walk the picket line shortly after 7 am Monday in front of Neshaminy High School on Old Lincoln Highway in Langhorne. Teachers are striking for the second time this school year as they have been working ...

Why we need vocational education
Washington Post (blog)
This was written for his blog on Edutopia , and he also publishes a monthly column on education for the Marin Independent Journal. By Mark Phillips I was hired by Norway's Ministry of Education to train vocational education teachers some years ago .

International Institute for Learning Re-Launches State-of-the-Art Website for ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) is pleased to announce that one of its most valuable resources for Project Managers, allPM.com, has been fully renovated. Its interactive features and sleek new graphic ...

Board of Education Votes to Challenge Evaluation Deadline
By Joe Dowd The Plainview Board of Education at work Monday night. The Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education unanimously agreed to take part in a legal challenge to a looming July 1 deadline of New York State's mandated teacher evaluations.

Education funding fight defies party lines
The Union Leader
By TED SIEFER CONCORD — With the vote looming Wednesday, political and civic groups are weighing in on a constitutional amendment on public education funding in ways that have defied party lines. The amendment, CACR 12, is seen by legislative leaders ...

Teachers' exodus gathers pace
Independent Online
Rian de Villiers, from the University of Pretoria's faculty of education, said in a new research report, “South African teacher migration: an issue for political debate”, that 4 000 teachers were emigrating each year. This reinforced an earlier study ...

Independent Online

Student teaching abroad
Herald Times Reporter
Submitted TWO RIVERS — Like many spring 2012 college graduates with education majors, Matt Miles recently completed his student teaching. But unlike many of his counterparts, Miles, a 2006 Two Rivers High School graduate, did a portion of his student ...

Kenyan Teachers Threaten Strike Over School Funding
Voice of America
NAIROBI, Kenya - The Kenya National Union of Teachers is threatening a nation-wide strike if the Kenyan government does not release funds for primary and secondary school education. The government says the money is on its way to the schools.

Voice of America

Helena High drama teacher Rob Holter named Educator of the Year
Helena Independent Record
Eliza Wiley Independent Record - Rob Holter has been the drama teacher at Helena High School for 23 years and was named the Helena Education Association's Educator of the Year. A Helena thespian is teacher of the year. Rob Holter, drama teacher at ...

Jane's Extracts: Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum
By Jane Hart
In my previous blog post I explained how I recognized it is difficult for a lot of organisations to support informal and social learning in their organisations, because they are unable to jump the two mindset hurdles of (a) thinking that learning only ...
Jane's Extracts

Commencement 2012: '18 Years in Rap' and Some Teaching Ideas
Students examine the value of humanities education during a time of economic turmoil by reflecting on their learning experiences and discussing the role the humanities play in their lives in school and beyond. 2011 Lesson Plan | Lessons ...
The Learning Network

NeuroLogica Blog » Education and Vaccine Uptake
By Steven Novella
The study also purports to find that the there was an inverse relationship between education level and vaccine use – college-educated mothers were less likely to vaccinate their children. Further, in the 8 years after the Lancet study this gap ...
NeuroLogica Blog
Teaching teachers to drive data — Joanne Jacobs
By Joanne
You are here: Home / Education / Teaching teachers to drive data. Teaching teachers to drive data. June 4, 2012 By Joanne Leave a Comment. “Data-driven” schools need teachers who know how to use information on students' learning to improve teaching, writes June Kronholz on Ed Next. ... Fewteacher education programs prepare future teachers to use assessments to improve instruction, concludes the National Council on Teacher Quality in a new report. Only three percent of ...
Joanne Jacobs

The Imaginative Conservative: The End of Learning
By Janice
At the heart of such a society is the commitment to a set of values and to a system of education that affords all members the opportunity to stretch their minds to full capacity, from early childhood through adulthood, learning more as the world itself changes. Such a .... The Abolition of Man, or Reflections on Education with Special Reference to the Teaching of English in the Upper Forms of Schools is Lewis's sharpest weapon. Do not ..... Midland Christian School (MI) Seeking Teachers ...
The Imaginative Conservative

Frederick County, Md., Teachers Voting On Contract « CBS Baltimore
By sjohnson2
The Frederick County Teachers Association is asking its members to vote on a proposed contract that the union opposes. ... The contract would give teachers a pay raise averaging 3.5 percent on Dec. 1 depending on years of experience.
CBS Baltimore

Remainders: A teacher's if/then rules for the end of the year ...
By Philissa Cramer
(Gary Rubinstein); A city lawyer says Romney's education plan would cut down on “shadow vouchers” for the rich. (Atlantic); A Stanford professor discusses his study on the widening class divide among students. (CEAP); A teacher: “As bad as ...
GothamSchools » Newsroom

Private-Public Partnerships Key To Education Innovation | NEA Today
By jrosales
By John Rosales Panelists from the business and education communities recently met at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., to discuss the.
NEA Today

International Higher Education Support Program | Open Society ...
Higher education institutions and actors are instrumental in the ... support linkages among academic research, university teaching, policy development and ...

PA Senate bill would change the way state pays for special ...
HARRISBURG — — Legislation that would change the way Pennsylvania pays for special education is on its way to the state House, where supporters hope to ...

Instapundit » Blog Archive » TEACHERS' UNIONS HAVE A - PJ Media
The number of teachers holding negative views of unions nearly doubled to 32% from 17% last year. Perhaps this helps explain why, according to education ...

Academic Senate Recognizes Ten Awardees for Superlative Teaching
“Teaching is at the very heart of the university," said Subramani. ... yet they incite in their students a thirst for learning and a desire to succeed. ... Students emphasize Professor Johnson's brilliance as a teacher, using adjectives such as ... Outside the classroom, Johnson continues her dedication to education by mentoring a ...

Scientists Find Learning Is Not 'Hard-Wired' - Association for ...
Neuroscience exploded into the education conversation more than 20 years ago, ... likewise help doctors and teachers understand the “hard wiring” of the brain. ... communication to teachingpractices aimed at “auditory” or “visual” learners.

Is Blended Learning a Silver Bullet? « Diane Ravitch's blog
The schools will lean heavily on technology to reduce the teaching staff and save ... the belief that computers do a better job of teaching basic skills than live teachers. ... is no evidence for blendedlearning as a superior approach to education. ... in a classroom is a teacher who engages in a deeply human way with students: ...

Trailblazers of Education: 7 Black Women Who Broke Barriers
Teachers are valuable assets to society, shaping the minds of great ... African American women have been pioneers in education for decades, taking leadership ...

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