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Salman Khan and Stanford University’s President John Hennessy talk about online education (video)

Khan and Hennessy on Online Education, the Full D10 Interview (Video) - Kara Swisher - Conferences - AllThingsD: "One of the more important of the interviews at the 10th D: All Things Digital conference was the pairing of Khan Academy’s Salman Khan and Stanford University’s President John Hennessy to talk about the state of online education. And we have a lot to learn, as it turns out, to make digital education really start to have an impact globally. Hennessy (who runs one of the world’s most influential educational institutions and a huge engine of Silicon Valley growth) and Khan (whose online site teaches thousands of people in math, science and other subjects daily, and has delivered 150 million Web lessons) are the ones who would know."

Bill to expedite firing teachers is rejected
Los Angeles Times
The California bill would have let school boards immediately suspend teachersaccused of "serious and egregious" conduct toward children. ... Los Angeles schools chief John Deasy blasted state lawmakers Thursday for not passing a bill to speed up the ...

Los Angeles Times

Is Online Teacher Training Good for Public Education?
Online teacher training involves much of the workload that traditional in-the-class instruction does: textbook lessons, classroom observations, student teaching. But the challenges of training successful teachers online were made clear to me during a ...

New report on teachers: Culture more important than salary, student demographics
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
A new report released by The Education Trust, “Building and Sustaining Talent: Creating Conditions in High-Poverty Schools That Support Effective Teaching and Learning,” outlines the need to pair efforts to improve outdated, inadequate teacher ...

5 more states granted NCLB waivers
In exchange, the states and all others granted waivers must develop accountability plans that set new targets for raising achievement, advancing teacher effectiveness, preparing all students for careers and college, and improving the performance of ...

Pa. House OKs bill to assess teachers based on student achievement
Philadelphia Inquirer
Pennsylvania appears to be headed toward a teacher evaluation system that for the first time would be based in part on student test scores. ... The legislation, which still must be voted on by the state Senate, would "help student achievement by ...

Defeat of Calif. teacher bill shows union power
San Jose Mercury News
SB 1530 had previously sailed through the Senate, but ran into a stepped up lobbying effort by the CTA at Wednesday's hearing of the Assembly Education Committee. Teachers from around the state travelled to Sacramento to testify, successfully arguing ...

Calif. teen, teacher face sodomy accusations
New York Daily News
Fernando Salgado, 18, was one of four high-school students in Fontana, Calif., who were arrested along with a teacher in the attempted sodomy of another student with steel rebar while the other three - all minors - allegedly held the boy down and ...

New York Daily News

District 202 Board of Ed, teachers reach 4-year agreement
Chicago Tribune
The School District 202 Board of Education recently approved a new four-year contract in a 5-0 vote after the Teachers' Council membership and Evanston Township High School faculty agreed to a new contract for the district's teachers.

Chicago Tribune

Obama student loan plan nearing end
WASHINGTON (AP) — Borrowers hoping to consolidate their student loans through a special program created by President Barack Obama last year have just until Saturday to apply.

Teachers voting on two-year collective agreement
Cowichan Valley teachers joined their colleagues across the province Wednesday in voting on a proposed. ... The agreement, which would run until June 30, 2013, sets out improved language to manage leave provisions, and is consistent with government's ...

Report: Make Improving Teacher Working Conditions a Priority
Education Week News (blog)
To boost teacher retention and student achievement at high-poverty schools, states and districts must first look to improve working conditions for teachers, concludes a new report by TheEducation Trust, a Washington-based nonprofit group ...

California Assembly bill to alter teacher firing process dies
Sacramento Bee
Legislation to expedite the process of firing teachers for sex, violence or drug offenses involving children was killed late Wednesday by an Assembly committee after sparking strong opposition from the state's largest teachers union.

Victoria teachers' association rejects agreement
Victoria Times Colonist
"We've concluded this agreement in order to prevent government from imposing a contract that would further erode teachers' hard-won rights and do more harm to students' learningconditions," she said. The BCTF's executive committee is recommending ...

Southwest teacher's passion leads to national award
Lincoln Journal Star
Hartman, 39, is one of two Nebraska teachers who recently received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the highest recognition math and science teachers can receive. Beatrice High School ... mathematics teacher ...

Limpopo Textbooks - Only the Beginning of Basic Education's Woes
Wednesday, five minutes to midnight and a phone rings in Limpopo. "Hello?", a groggy school principal answers. We know who picks up the phone because, according to the basic education director-general, principals and district offices were on standby ...

Section 27 and Basic Education Department Reach a Truce
In March, following a court application by Section27 to compel the department of basic educationto deliver textbooks to schools in Limpopo, it was agreed that all books would be delivered by 27 June. On Thursday afternoon, representatives of Section ...

Pa. House approves teacher evaluation bill
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
The plan won the support of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the state's largestteachers union, because it includes multiple measures of student performance, not just standardized tests. "Educators are not afraid of having our performance ...

Virginia wins waiver from some No Child Left Behind provisions
Washington Post
The news, which comes after months of negotiation between state and federal educationofficials, means that school systems in Virginia will no longer face sanctions if they fail to ensure that all students are proficient in math and reading by 2014 ...

Student accused in Fontana hazing case breaks down in court
Los Angeles Times
An 18-year-old Fontana high school student broke down in court Thursday, where he was arraigned on sexual charges in connection with an alleged in-classroom hazing that also led to the arrests of a teacher and three other students.

Teaching as an essential service 'has not fallen flat', says Motshekga
Business Day
THE African National Congress (ANC) did not reach resolution at its policy conference this week on making teaching an essential service, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, a member of the party's education and health commission, said on Friday ...

Education as essential service - debate goes on
Education as essential service - debate goes on| News24|South Africa|Politics| The ANC could not agree whether education should be seen as an essential service, education commission member Angie Motshekga says. ... "If the report-back shows that there ...

Teacher suspended after 'mother's instinct' led her to offer pupil a lift home
"I'd appeal to councils and schools to use some good common sense on the balance of evidence before jumping to conclusions. "What Heather was doing was the best for the pupils. "Teachers won't want to try anymore and it will result in poorer teaching." ...


Hot line for special ed
New York Post
The city Department of Education is devising a hot line for special-education students' parents who are unable to get their concerns — about services or class assignments for their kids — addressed.

School board passes budget, teachers not happy
According to Comox District Teachers' Association president Steve Stanley, the LearningImprovement Fund (LIF) should have been used to hire more teachers and fewer educationassistants. The LIF is a separate fund set ... "We recognize the important ...

Victoria teachers' group urges rejection of contract deal
Vancouver Sun
The B.C. Teachers' Federation reached the tentative agreement with the B.C. Public Employers' Association on Tuesday night after meetings with mediator Charles Jago. The accord includes improvements in benefits and leave provisions, but no salary ...

Teacher dies after trying to save student from Lake Erie rip currents ...
By msnbc.com staff
She was one of four teachers who came with Harris and four other students on the annual beach outing for the private nonprofit Positive Education Program, which serves 2500 Cleveland-area children with special learning needs, WKYC ...
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Health-Care Ruling Has Implications for Education Spending - The ...
By Mark Walsh
The part of the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision upholding the new federal health-care law which also held that its Medicaid expansion was unduly coercive on the states likely has implications for federal education spending programs. ... " Suppose also that this funding came with conditions governing such things as school curriculum, the hiring and tenure of teachers, the drawing of school districts, the length and hours of the school day, the school calendar, a dress code for ...
The School Law Blog - Education Week

Education is undergoing a startling revolution: Let's support it ...
By Rob Nail/Singularity University
Artificial intelligence and adaptive learning: Platforms such as IBM's Watson (the winner of a special three-match series on “Jeopardy” in 2011) are demonstrating increasingly complex intelligence that is quickly being applied to education to ...

Texas GOP's 2012 Platform Accidentally Opposes Teaching Of ...
By Eric Lach
We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education(OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior ...

China:Famous School Teacher Harassed Boys · Global Voices
By Gloria Wong
China:Famous School Teacher Harassed Boys. Posted 29 June 2012 4:48 GMT. Written byGloria Wong. Countries, China. Topics, Education, Human Rights, Youth. Languages, Chinese, English ...
Global Voices

LAUSD Chief Blames Teachers' Unions For Sacramento Setback ...
By Staff
[Superintendent John Deasy was furious after the Assembly Education Committee defeated a bill that would have streamlined the process for terminating teachers in cases involving sex, drugs, violence against against the children. "I mean ...
CBS Los Angeles

Unholy Alliance: Teachers Union Partners with Occupy Chicago
By Brittany Clingen
He also condemned groups such as Education Reform Now, Democrats for Education Reform, and Stand for Children – saying these groups, among other insidious acts, have been targeting African-American and Hispanic communities ...

Ohio Department Of Education Reimburses Contractor For $9800 In ...
10 Investigates uncovered questions about trips taken by the Ohio Department of Education superintendent and his staff, 10 Investigates' Paul Aker reported on Thursday. ODE Superintendent Stan Heffner and his staff took trips for work on ...
Central Ohio News Headlines | WBNS 10TV

Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and - ASCE
Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice ... Case- Based and Collaborative-Learning Techniques to Teach Delivery of Sustainable ...

Education Silver Lining in ObamaCare Decision? | Cato @ Liberty
Anyway, I eventually discovered what might be a small silver lining in the ruling, at least foreducation: the Medicaid section might have begun to place some, ...

New report on teachers: Culture more important than salary, student ...
The Education Trust released a new report on keeping good teachers in the classroom. ...Ingersoll said teacher turnover was worst at schools with high numbers of student ... lies in improving the conditions for teaching and learning that shape school culture, and they are .... So why has so little education reform occurred?

Google Initiatives In Developer Education
Google Initiatives In Developer Education ... By providing more learning tools and interaction platforms for the global community, we are building and enhancing ...

Teaching & Learning
GeoGebra: Free mathematics software for learning and teaching. ... access to higher educationfor talented mathematics, science, engineering, and technology students ... Teacher's guide to the use of Google Docs in the iPad ... Ed. Teachers ...

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