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Thousands of teachers go back to school

Thousands of teachers go back to school to learn basic maths and grammar so ...
Daily Mail
By Laura Clark Tens of thousands of teachers will be forced back to the classroom to study grammar and maths because they lack the knowledge to deliver tough new primary school lessons. Ministers yesterday unveiled an overhaul of England's ...

Daily Mail

English teacher behind viral video: 'Kids have to stumble'
BLS... looks like most in this room disagree with you and agree with the comments of theteacher, get a llife. I know many teachers that could do as well or better than most in the "real" world. Teaching is "real" world. Not sure how much more "real" ...

90 percent of Chicago teachers authorize strike
CBS News
CHICAGO — Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district voted overwhelmingly to authorize the first strike in 25 years if their union and the city cannot reach a deal on a contract this summer — signaling just how badly the relationship ...

Maths and Michael Gove: look, listen, learn - and forget?
The Education Secretary has wide support for his plans to shake up maths teaching. But will a return to rote learning help our children or put them off the subject? By Peter Stanford Few now seem to doubt that Britain is facing a crisis in maths ...

Teacher defends 'you're not special' speech
New York Daily News
A high school English teacher who told students "you're not special" nine times during a recent graduation speech says he's shocked by all the attention his tough love talk has received. David McCullough Jr. of Massachusetts appeared on “CBS This ...

New York Daily News

Chicago teachers vote for strike in battle over pay, longer school days
By NBCChicago.com's Mary Ann Ahern and msnbc.com staff CHICAGO -- Amid a dispute over pay and longer school days, Chicago teachers have voted to authorize a strike, the union said Monday. Leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union, which represents 25000 ...

The trouble with Michael Gove's primary school proposals
The Guardian
Teachers try to pitch their teaching at educational needs and these vary widely with the age, background and early life experiences of the children in their classrooms. For 24 years, since the national curriculum was introduced by the Education Reform ...

Will kids be better or worse from learning a verse?
Manchester Evening News
The various proposals in relation to maths and science teaching would 'raise standards for all and equip children better for secondary school'. Russell Hobby, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), ...

9 out of 10 CPS teachers authorize strike
Chicago Tribune
"What we're seeing is the frustration level among teachers across the country," he said. "Teachers are being blamed for the ills of society." District officials andeducation reform groups have complained that the union's vote lacked independent ...

Chicago Tribune

Romney Calls Firefighter, Teacher Line of Attack 'Absurd'
ABC News (blog)
Mitt Romney was asked this morning about his claim last week that Democrats say shows he wants to eliminate jobs for firefighters, policemen and teachers. Romney called it a “very strange accusation” and “completely absurd” in an interview on Fox News.

Teachers roar
Chicago Tribune
The union easily cleared a 75 percent threshold set by last year's statewide education reformlaw. You may recall some Illinois lawmakers and education advocates figured that bar was prohibitively high; they confidently predicted that teachers would ...

Eyes on Chicago in battle of teachers unions vs. 'reformers'
Chicago Sun-Times
We've witnessed an abridged version of that campaign in just the week and a half since the Chicago Teachers Union announced it would take a strike vote. A national education “reform” group seeking to de-legitimize the teachers' vote struck first with ...

Ofsted: one-in-seven secondary schools 'inadequate'
Photo: REX By Graeme Paton, Education Editor Figures show that 14 per cent of secondaries were rated “inadequate” by Ofsted – the lowest possible ranking – amid warnings over incompetent teaching and poor exam results. It represents a sharp rise on the ...


Higher education lagging behind burgeoning Asia
Brisbane Times
AUSTRALIA'S standing as the regional educational beacon is fading, thanks to the burgeoning Asian higher education system, an international conference will hear today. A professor of higher education at the University of Melbourne, Simon Marginson, ...

Teachers' Lounge: The Renaissance Man
Huffington Post (blog)
teachers because ... well ... why not? In the Teachers' Lounge today, meet Dwight Davis, who has been teaching in the Washington, DC public schools for seven years. Dwight currently teaches fifth grade at Wheatley Education Campus, and is a Teach Plus ...

Judge backs using student achievement to evaluate LA teachers
Los Angeles Times
In a tentative ruling that could potentially transform California teacher evaluations, the Los Angeles Unified School District was ordered Monday to use students' academic achievement in reviewing instructors. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge ...

What should young children learn in school?
Cambridge News
Learning a foreign language and being able to recite poetry from memory at primary school level will be compulsory if Education Secretary Michael Gove's plans for a new curriculum are adopted. But some teachers and union bosses have criticised the move ...

Cambridge News

Romney: Teacher, police officer criticism 'absurd'
Washington Post
Mitt Romney says it's “absurd” to think he wants to reduce the number of teachers, fire fighters and police officers. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee tells Fox News that President Barack Obama's charges to the contrary are “strange.

Romney: cuts to firefighters, teachers and police must come from states ...
Washington Post (blog)
ORLANDO – Mitt Romney said Tuesday morning that the controversy over his remarks that he would cut back on firefighters, police officers and teachers is “completely absurd.” Addressing the subject for the first time since making raising the issue at a ...

Goegrahy teacher championed public school system
Sydney Morning Herald
Christine Payne, 1950-2012 When Christine Payne was active in the Western Metropolitan Social Sciences Teachers Association, she single-handedly developed the Department of Education's skeleton geography curriculum into a full program of topics to be ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Blunt: Teacher David McCullough tore into his students during their graduation
Daily Mail
An English teacher who told graduating students 'You are not special' in a commencement address which became an unlikely online hit has defended his unusual method of motivational speaking. David McCullough Jr attracted a mixture of criticism and ...

Daily Mail

Teachers could gain some help
Shelbyville Times-Gazette
By JOHN I. CARNEY ~ jcarney@tg.com SCORE, the education think tank founded by former US Senator Bill Frist, was asked late last year by Gov. Bill Haslam to evaluate the state's teacherevaluation system, and after soliciting feedback statewide it ...

Teacher quits after showing title of 'Gay Threesome Sex' video to class
New York Daily News
A Florida history teacher who accidentally revealed his pornography viewing habits to his students has resigned rather than face the possibility of being fired. Jose Rosario-Gonzalez, 53, hooked up his computer to the classroom projector at Taylor...

New York Daily News

Both Sides Say They Want Resolution Before Teacher Strike Could Happen
CBS2 Chicago
Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard and ChicagoTeachers Union vice president Jesse Sharkey both appeared on the CBS 2 Morning News Tuesday to discuss ongoing negotiations. (Credit: CBS) CHICAGO (CBS) — More than 90 ...

CBS2 Chicago

Two Utah teachers win national math, science awards
Salt Lake Tribune
By lisa schencker Two Utah teachers have won the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Vivian Shell, a math teacher at the Salt Lake Center for Science Education, and Jim Larson, a science and math teacher ...

Will the new Raspberry Pi fire the imaginations of schoolchildren?
Many sources feel education is failing schoolchildren by teaching them how to use software, rather than programming it. Will the latest £22 gadget be the answer? Will the simple Raspberry Pi help make ICT classes more interesting?

Los Angeles Is King - The Learning Network - The New York Times
A living index of links to NYT and Learning Network resources on key topics, from Shakespeare to Election 2012 to adolescent health. Teaching Topics Index » · Lesson Plan. Lesson plans across the curriculum based on Times content. ... Teachers can use or adapt our lessons across subject areas and levels. Students .... If you're still not convinced you should participate, you should read what this New Jersey high school teacher has to say. Other EducationResources at The Times ...
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Nearly 90 Percent of Teachers Authorize Strike | NBC Chicago
By Mary Ann Ahern
The CTU leadership left the teachers with a choice between a strike and nothing -- that's a false choice. As a former teacher, I am disappointed that union leadership would rush their members to vote for a strike before having the complete ...
NBC Chicago - Chicago Local News...

Sí, Se Puede!… Oregon 'Teacher of the Year' Praises Obama in ...
By Jim Hoft
Oregon “Teacher of the Year”, Elena Garcia-Velasco, praises Obama and can barely speak English as she gives her speech at Roosevelt High School's 2012 graduation ceremony in Portland. If this was ... You ask,what's wrong with our education system ? Ladies and ... I had a roomie in college who did not know a bit of English her freshman year, but worked hard and was so fluent by her fourth year that she was able to teach high school geometry perfectly for her student teaching.
The Gateway Pundit

What Obama Gets Wrong About Teachers, Firefighters, and Cops ...
By Ira Stoll
The president talked about the decline in teacher employment in Pennsylvania, though he did not say how much of it was owing to retirements and attrition and how much was attributable to layoffs. He also didn't mention that the number of students in Pennsylvania has also declined—to 1765327 in October 2011 from 1801760 in October 2007, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The same is true in the other state Mr. Obama mentioned, Ohio, where the student ...

We probably could use fewer firefighters, policemen and teachers
By David Harsanyi
Here's the full quote -- which has morphed from Romney noting the actions of Wisconsin voters to the Obama administration claiming that Romney “wants to cut jobs for firefighters, police and teachers.” "He wants to hire ... From the National Center for Education Statistics: For public ...The number of public school teachers has increased by a larger percentage than the number of public school students over the past 10 years, resulting in declines in the pupil/teacher ratio. In the fall of ...
Conservative News, Views & Books

President Obama Honors Outstanding Math and Science Teachers ...
By The White House
WASHINGTON, DC -- President Obama today named 97 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and ScienceTeaching. The educators will receive their awards in ... President Obama has committed to strengthen science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and prepare 100000 effective science and mathematics teachers over the next decade. These commitments build on the ...
White House.gov Press Office Feed

Minnesota Catholic School Forces Teacher to Resign for - Towleroad
By Andy Towle
Trish Cameron, a Minnesota fifth-grade teacher at St. Joseph's School in Moorhead, Minnesota was forced to resign after responding to a questionnaire given to her by the school which asked her about the church's teachings. Cameron, who had been at... ... Just says it all, really, that ateacher for 11 years at the school suddenly becomes unqualified because she's not anti-gay, rather than her actual teaching skills. Sick people. Posted by: Francis | Jun 11, 2012 6:31:48 PM. I have no ...
Towleroad News #gay

L.A. teacher reviews should include student achievement, judge says
By bshuster
In a tentative ruling that could potentially transform California teacher evaluations, a Los Angeles judge ordered the L.A. Unified School District to use student academic progress in reviewing instructors. ... Court Judge James C. Chalfant upheld claims by a group of parents that the district was violating a 40-year-old state law, known as the Stull Act, which requires that teacherevaluations include measures of how well pupils are learning what the state expects them to know each year.

Balyesa's state of emergency on education
By adekunle
This gesture demonstrates the Governor's extreme concern and awareness for the need for functional education and the fact that for too long, teaching and learning has been in a moribund or comatose state, leading to high levels of un- productivity ... To this end, astute educationists such as Professor J. A. Aghenta have said that in order to develop, a country must have a considerable proportion of trained educated citizens, not only to act as doctors, engineers,teachers, agriculturists, ...
Vanguard News

Education board removes Dollarway superintendent, board
Former Dollarway superintendent Bettye Wright speaks to media following a Board of Educationmeeting that dissolved the district's school board and removed Wright from her position. Comments (5); aAFont Size ... I'm glad the "State" took over the dist. because things hasn't been right in Dollarway School dist. for years to come. from my understanding the teacher"s and staff arent treated right and no one feel like they owe their employees anything. I knew this was gonna happen ...
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Do Black Students Need Black Teachers? New Study Says No ...
By Kirsten West Savali
Walter Hunt, a recent graduate from University of Houston's Executive Education Doctorate in Professional Leadership program, conducted a study that found that black students do not necessarily need black teachers to succeed, reports the ... “ At first glance, it would appear thatteacher race doesn't matter when addressing student achievement of minority students, but there are many layers involved when analyzing achievement of a middle-school student, such as racial identity, ...
Clutch Magazine

John Sununu defends Romney's call for fewer teachers, says it was ...
"There are municipalities, there are states where there is flight of population, and as the population goes down, you need fewer teachers. As technology ...

Parenting: Learning how to let go | 6abc.com
Parenting: Learning how to let go. Updated at 10:15 AM today. Pictured: ... It's a wonderful place, with excellent teachers. It's also a school where I've always felt ...

Mitt Romney's Blueprint for Privatizing American Education by Diane ...
On 23 May, the Romney campaign released its education policy white paper ... program, holdingteachers and schools accountable for students' test scores, and ...

Schoolgirl raped for a year by teacher, 2 others - The Times of India
ALWAR/JAIPUR: A girl studying in a coaching institute at Bhiwadi was allegedly gang raped by the teacher and two aides for almost a year. The girl had not ...

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