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Teacher Training Programs Lack Oversight

Teacher Training Programs Lack Oversight
New York Times
By Sarah Garland and Beth Fertig Helping struggling teachers improve has become a big concern — and a big business — across the country, especially as more states, including New York, introduce more rigorous teacher evaluations. 

Texas teacher of the year accused of 'sexting' with teenage student
Fox News
COLLEYVILLE, Texas – A Texas man named teacher of the year by Colleyville Middle School was arrested over accusations he "sexted" with a teenage student. John McDaniel, 32, was charged Thursday with improper relationship between educator and student, ...

Weak readers, bad teachers are NC Senate's targets
Charlotte Observer
Teachers with at least three years experience in a local school district would be awarded contracts of up to four years. • Establishes the North Carolina Teacher Corps to train recent college graduates and career changers to teach.

'Teacher of the Year' winner accused of sending nude photos to student
By NBCDFW.com Days after being named teacher of the year at a Colleyville, Texas, school, a band director was arrested on accusations that he sent nude photos to a 15-year old-student. John McDaniel, 32, is charged with solicitation of a minor online ...

Candidates differ on education approach
Walker cut state aid to education by a record $800 million, but education - he says - didn't lose a dime. The difference is where the money is now coming from. Teacher contributions to health care and pension plans replenished a good portion of the ...

Brooklyn Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With 16-Year-Old Student Due In Court
CBS Local
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn high school teacher accused of repeatedly having sex with a 16-year-old student is expected in court Friday. English teacher Erin Sayar, 36, was arrested Thursday for rape and other charges for engaging in sexual ...

CBS Local

D10: How Education Will Change In the Digital Age
PC Magazine
Kahn said there is a fundamental disconnect between the providers and consumers of education. Providers talk about the teachers, labs, and facilities, while the consumers think they are buying a credential. Hennessey made a distinction between ...

Misconduct scandal prompts LA schools to send 604 teacher discipline cases to ...
CNN International
Los Angeles (CNN) -- In the wake of a teacher misconduct scandal, Los Angeles school officials have referred the discipline cases of 604 teachers from the past four years to state authorities to decide whether the teachers' licenses should also be ...

When learning takes flight
Washington Post
Christine Payack, a second grade teacher at Fairhill Elementary, helps Ometepe first-graders identify birds in their school yard in Nicaragua. The indigo bunting is one of the birds studied by the students in Northern Virginia and Nicaragua.

Letter: Recall election from former teacher's perspective
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
I had the honor of being a teacher before there was a teachers' union. I also was a state employee before the union was voted in by Milwaukee. They had the most state employees. Prior to the union, our benefits were decided by the Bureau of Personnel ...

San Francisco Teachers Layoffs Partially Averted (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
Facing $83 million in budget cutbacks from the cash-strapped state government, which could swell to $120 million if California voters fail to pass either of the tax increases being pushed by Governor Jerry Brown and education advocate Molly Munger, ...

Mid East women beat men in education, lose out at work
CNN International
This is a giant step towards -- and in many cases beyond -- one of the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals: to eliminate gender disparity in all levels of education by 2015. While most women's rights campaigners welcome the progress in ...

Ten Commandments for Education Reform
Huffington Post (blog)
So, with the hope of rousing their resolve, I have used the framework of the Ten Commandments to offer 10 thoughts for spiritual leaders as they ponder their part in the education reform movement. Please don't mistake this as an exercise in hubris: I'm ...

School set to gain under education reform slams cuts
In last week's Budget announcement, the Government said it hoped to save $43 million by focussing on improving teacher quality. Some intermediate schools stood to lose up to four teachers as a result of the changes, which have since been capped at two ...

Illinois offers lessons in teaching English as a second language
Washington Post
Maggie Severns is a policy analyst for the New America Foundation's Early Education Initiative and the author of “Starting Early With English Language Learners: First Lessons From Illinois.” The news that minority babies make up a majority of all ...

Teachers union president: CPS committed 'grant fraud'
That's because the district doesn't meet one of the grant's key requirements: having the ChicagoTeachers Union on board. The money was awarded in 2010 to develop a system to pay teachers based on performance in 25 schools.

Class size opposition grows
New Zealand Herald
The Government back down this week, announcing it would cap the loss of teachers to the worst affected schools to two teachers, has failed to appease the outrage from the education sector and parents. The Association of Intermediate and Middle ...

'Bridesmaids' -- SMACK in the Middle of Teacher Abuse Case
The movie "Bridesmaids" apparently had a huge impact on a Malibu teacher ... and an even bigger impact on a student the teacher repeatedly slapped -- just like in the movie. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... 9th grade Malibu High School student ...


Queens computer teacher charged with groping 3 more children
New York Daily News
A QUEENS computer teacher arrested this year in the molestation of two students has been charged with fondling three others, officials said Thursday. Wilbert Cortez, 49, is accused of touching five boys between 2007 and 2011 on multiple occasions at PS...

New York Daily News

Funding Tertiary Education - Responsibility of the State and the Individual
Thus governments devoted significant resources to the tertiary education sub-sector, providing the needed facilities, and paying salaries and allowances of teachers, administrators and workers through the Ministry of Education?s annual budget.

Teacher retirement numbers up in Chicago
The number of Chicago teachers retiring this year is getting close to a record-breaking level. So far 1954 Chicago teachers plan to retire. The Chicago Teachers Pension Fund estimates that number will hit 2000 before summer ends.

Teacher From 'Horn Dog High' Accused of Sleeping With Student
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
By NARMEEN CHOUDHURY pix11.com | @pix11narmeen Erin Sayer, a 36 year old married woman, mother of a four year old child and a teacher at Brooklyn's James Madison High School is now the latest New York teacher accused of carrying on a fling with one of ...

Cleveland Schools Board of Education backs plan to cut teachers' holidays ...
Plain Dealer
By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer View full sizeLisa DeJong, Plain Dealer file photoThe Cleveland Board of Education is supporting a plan to eliminate some holidays and professional days for teachers in the district.

Plain Dealer

High School Student Who Seduced Teacher Did It to Win Bet
By Neetzan Zimmerman
18-year-old Eric Arty reportedly had money on his mind when he attempted — and succeed — to seduce his global-studies teacher Julie Warning. ... High School Student Who Seduced Teacher Did It to Win Bet · kids these days hot for teacher ...

Cool Substitute Art Teacher: Mr. Koons - NYTimes.com
It's part of Visual Arts Appreciation Week, organized by Studio in a School, a nonprofit organization founded by the philanthropist Agnes Gund that brings arts education into the city's public schools. Starting Monday, for the first time in Studio's ...

Grapevine-Colleyville teacher of the year arrested, accused of ...
By Andrew Pantazi
She told them she started Facebook chatting with McDaniel while he was her band teacher at Colleyville Middle School in the 8th grade (2010-2011). That would make her about 13 at the time. She would talk about problems with her home life. He allegedly told ... “He works tirelessly to inspire his students and develop a love of music within them through his teaching and directing strategies. John's kind and caring manner makes each child feel special and these special talents blend ...
Crime Blog

Floyd Light Middle School teacher placed on leave after hair-pulling ...
By James Mayer, The Oregonian
It was reported that the 14 year old was mouthing off to the teacher and wouldn't leave the classroom. If I was the parent, I would have punished the child for mouthing off to teachers. I am sure this family will sue the school and settle out of court ...
Portland News

Chicago Teachers Planning For Strike Authorization Vote « CBS ...
By Adam Harrington
The union has accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel, CPS Chief Executive Officer Jean-Claude Brizard, and the Chicago Board of Education of leaving teachers out of efforts to improve schools and forcing them to accept a longer school day and ...
CBS Chicago

New Charges for Queens Teacher Accused of Sex Abuse - NYTimes ...
The Queens district attorney's office says the teacher, who worked in Rego Park, molested three more boys than the two he already was charged with touching inappropriately. ... His case was one that prompted Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott to overhaul the City Education Department's system for dealing with substantiated cases of sexual abuse by school employees and to reopen old files. In February, Mr. Cortez was accused of rubbing the genitals and buttocks of an ...
City Room

Can Teachers Revive Downtown Newark? | Planetizen
By Jonathan Nettler
A new development intending to jump-start downtown Newark's renewal, and designed by Richard Meier, is banking on the stimulating powers of an unlikely economic engine - teachers.
Planetizen - Urban Planning,...

How Open Education is Changing the Texture of Content | MindShift
By MindShift
In other words, a teacher can pick and choose learning elements he or she needs for a lesson from a variety of sources, make changes, use those lessons in class, and theoretically then distribute either the individual pieces or the completed combination to other educators for their use. It's like creating your ... And the perception that a lot of quality content is available for only the cost of labor has led a lot of school districts and teachers to try it during difficult budget times. AVAILABILITY.

Teachers, What's Your Vision? | Edutopia
WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation. Facebook ... LearningStyle Quiz · Daily Tips for Teacher Appreciation Month ...

New interactive iBooks on Blended Learning for Teachers | eSchool ...
Just download the iBook app and search the store. 1. Itslearning Teacher Training. 2. BlendedLearning: Tricks and Tips for Special Education Teachers. 3.

Middle Eastern women beat men in education | National News ...
This is a giant step towards -- and in many cases beyond -- one of the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals: to eliminate gender disparity in all levels ...

Edmonton teacher suspended for giving 0s - Yahoo! News Canada
A teacher at Ross Sheppard Senior High in northwest Edmonton was suspended for ... Teacherswere instructed to use their "informed professional judgement" at the end of .... This philosophy is only hurting students by not teaching them critical ... they have programs for those students, like Individual Education Plans, and ...

Things for Teachers
Landee See, Landee Do: Teacher Appreciation: You Take The Cake! so fortunate to have you -teacher appreciation gift · End of year ... Cute for Bville teachers ...

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