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Chicago teachers best paid, or not, depending who you ask

Chicago teachers best paid, or not, depending who you ask
Chicago Sun-Times
Are Chicago teachers the best paid among America's big cities? The city that's struggling to balance its budget would have you believe they are. The teachers' union, which is tussling for higher pay for a longer workday, bumps Chicago down the list ... 

CPS, teachers union set to reject arbitrator's report
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Public Schools and the teachers union officials are expected to reject an arbitrator's long-awaited fact-finding report this week because the recommended teacher raises will be too high and force dramatic cuts within the ranks.

Focus education reform on teacher quality: Pyne
ABC Online
Opposition Education spokesman Christopher Pyne says teacher training and quality is more important than reduced class sizes or increasing teacher salaries. ... Focus education reform onteacher quality: Pyne ... in feedback for teachers, in constant ...

'Game-based' learning
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Last year, the foundation announced it would invest $20 million in a variety of teacher tools, including this and other technologies geared toward changing the way teachers teach and kids learn. Gates sat down with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution last ...

Va. education officials begin work on implementing waiver from NCLB ...
Washington Post
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia education officials are beginning work on implementing the state's two-year waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind school accountability requirements.

'China Model' Teaching Booklet Riles Hong Kong
Wall Street Journal (blog)
It was produced by the Hong Kong National Education Services Center, a government-funded organization that seeks to promote greater knowledge and exposure to mainland Chinese culture and history to Hong Kong's youth. “The book is just a reference for ...
Wall Street Journal (blog)

Male trainee primary teacher numbers on increase
BBC News
Last year figures from the General Teaching Council (GTC) showed that one in four primary schools in England still had no male registered teacher. Education Secretary Michael Gove said at the time that more male teachers were needed but they were put...

BBC News

Teacher aide's firing has ties to Twain novel
A teaching associate at a private school in Dubuque has been fired for allegedly disrupting classes by telling students that 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' is a 'racist' novel. ... Naiya Galloway, 31, was fired by Hillcrest Family Services, a ...

School district's new approach to summer learning
Washington Post (blog)
Because educators and parents in Pittsburgh, like the rest of the nation, know that without learningopportunities during the summer months, the persistent achievement gap between higher- and lower-income kids will continue to grow. ... of the multi ...

My Word: Grads' success true measure of education
Orlando Sentinel
And, of course, those who created this monster — the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test — those who think they know more about what and how to teach than the teachers do, want to control the entire education system in an effort to prove their plan ...

The Global Search for Education: More Technology, Please!
Huffington Post
Now, the teacher is still doing teaching or tutoring when pulling students out into small groups for project-based work, but instead of this being determined by a pacing guide, this is now being determined by where the students are in their learning ...

Protest against education MEC
Independent Online
About 50 people protested outside the Western Cape provincial government building in Cape Town on Monday to demand the sacking of provincial education MEC Donald Grant. Leading the protest were the ANC in the province and the SA DemocraticTeachers ...

Independent Online

Concerns remain for teachers
Altoona Mirror
According to the new law, 50 percent of the teaching assessment will be based on observation, including preparation, instruction and classroom environment. The other half will based on various measures of student ... For teachers of grades or subjects ...

EDUCATION: Study: Parents pulling back on college spending
Delmarva Daily Times
CHICAGO (AP) — Families have implemented more cost-saving strategies to cut college spending in the past academic year, choosing less expensive schools and finding more economical ways for students to attend.

Schools to Remain Open As Teachers' Strike Looms
Speaking to New Vision, the education minister, Maj. Jessica Alupo said ... But shortly after theteacher's body issued a statement saying it will present a petition to Parliament on Tuesday as the rest of the teachers remain at home. Surprised by ...

From teaching to HR
Q: After four years of teaching, I've decided to change careers and head into human resources/training. I thought I'd have a bit of time on my side, but I've been unemployed since December. The possibility of securing an entry-level position in that ...

Trussville Board of Education approves contract settlement with Suzanne Freeman
al.com (blog)
The agreement also calls for Freeman to serve as an administrative officer for Trussville through 2014, a position allowing her to continue in the state's teacher retirement system and keep her health insurance. The duties of that job will be ...

al.com (blog)

Teaching Innovation Is About More Than iPads in the Classroom
PBS MediaShift
Education content is sponsored by City University London's International Journalism MA, a one-year professional Masters degree for the globally-minded journalist. Journalism is ... Great teachers are needed now more than ever. But what it means to be a ...

Lamar Co. changing teacher evaluation method
Hattiesburg American
Lamar County School District is significantly ahead of other school districts in Mississippi when it comes to meeting new state Department of Education requirements for teacher evaluation systems, said Superintendent Ben Burnett. ... Lamar County ...

Calif. Districts Wary in Advance of Tax Vote
Education Week News
Jerry Brown late last month, includes $47.7 billion in spending on K-12, according to the state's Department of Education. The enacted budget assumes that voters will approve an increase in the state sales tax for all residents by a quarter of a cent ...

Education Week News

Can We Fix Computer Science Education in America?
If technology is, as the White House says on its website, “an essential ingredient of economic growth and job creation,” why aren't we teaching kids how to create it? ...Most cover the basics: learning how to type and use Microsoft Word and PowerPoint...


Advancing Leadership Through Education
Huffington Post (blog)
The work being done globally on active learning has ushered in a range of new techniques and pedagogical devices. We need classrooms and educational institutions that support this approach toteaching and learning. Use technology to free teachers to be ...

Thiel-backed Lore Bets The Newsfeed Is Education's Future ...
By Gregory Ferenstein
View Staff Page. 1. Stream (Social+Calendar) (1). Getting students excited enough to participate in conversation outside of class is one of the Holy Grails of teaching. Lore, formerly known as CourseKit, ... Co-founder Joseph Cohen said that he believes Lore's barebone feature set (grading, document upload, and calendar) can replace the alpha dog of course management, Blackboard, for most teachers. Having used Blackboard myself, digging through its complicated menus can be a ...

Report: CPS, Teachers' Union Both Expected To Reject Arbitrator's ...
By Adam Harrington
There could be more trouble brewing between the city and the Chicago Teachers' Union this week, as both sides are expected to reject an arbitrator's fact-finding report.
CBS Chicago

Teachers talk about unions, reform — Joanne Jacobs
By Joanne
You are here: Home / Education / Teachers talk about unions, reform ... Teachers are warming to the idea that assessing student knowledge growth may be a good way to measure teacher effectiveness, with 54 percent of 2011 teachers agreeing. This compares with 49 percent in 2007. ... Teachers also support differentiated pay for teachers who have earned National Board of Professional TeachingStandards certification or for those who teach hard-to-fill subjects. Few teachers want ...
Joanne Jacobs

Can Higher Education Afford Innovation?
By Craig Wiggins
... education will have to surmount in higher education. I'm going to admit that my first impulse as an e-learning instructional designer after reading perusing hastily skimming the article was to fall into a bit of defensive confusion, especially with passages like this: ... How can they bring alumni donors around to supporting ways of teaching that are outside of their experience and (possibly) removed from the confines of the campus itself? Even if it proves possible, is such a feat desirable?
The Learning Circuits Blog

'Indentured' students increase as loans corrode education ticket ...
By UnBylined
Now, the $1 trillion in outstanding student debt has become a drag on the economic recovery, a flashpoint in the presidential election and a threat to the egalitarian ideals of U.S. higher education. “It's like waking up to a snarling wolf every morning,” said David .... She has defaulted on some of her loans as she tries to cobble together an income from teacher's assistant jobs while seeking a full-time teaching position. David, who has been at his parent's house since August, carries on ...
Bangor Daily News

Teachers attacked by students show signs of post-traumatic stress ...
By UnBylined
CHICAGO — Six years ago, Norma Brown, a Chicago Public Schools teacher of more than 30 years, took a stand against a fourth-grader who refused to remove his baseball hat in the school's lunchroom. A fight ensued. A group of 11- and ...
Bangor Daily News

Federal Student Aid Gateway
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education: Proud sponsor of. Search form. Search using USASearch. Prepare for College ...

The Conference | The Learner
Nineteenth International Conference on Learning. The Institute of Education, University of London, London, UK. 14-16 August 2012. Submit a proposal for the ...

CONNECTIONS EDUCATION AND ... - Pearson | Always Learning
CONNECTIONS EDUCATION AND THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND ... and student teacher placement, and providing early college programming.

Teacher of the Year on secrets to her success - CBS News Video
Teacher of the Year on secrets to her success. July 16, 2012 6:48 AM. The 2012 National Teacherof the Year, Rebecca Mieliwocki, talks to Charlie Rose, Gayle ...

Free Online School from Home: Connections Academy
Connections Education and Thurgood Marshall College Fund Announce ... Connections Educationis now part of the global learning company Pearson.

Education Is Every Human's Right
Daily Beast
... as seeing an infant starving to death or a child suffering from AIDS. Yet for millions of children, writes former British prime minister Gordon Brown, an education is the only route out of famine, poverty, disease, and conflict. ... Two weeks ago ...

Daily Beast

Learning From Dis(Ability): The Beautiful Stories of Faith, Disability and ...
Huffington Post
Learning From Dis(Ability): The Beautiful Stories of Faith, Disability and Inclusion .... LearningDisabilities in Children: Types of Disorders and Their Signs · What is a Learning ... LearningDisabilities Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment ...

Involve teachers, parents in schools
Florida Times-Union
In a state where the dominant education reform narrative has flipped public dialogue like a tidal wave, it's important to take stock of where parent-advocates might agree with Robinson,and why some of us part ways on other issues. ... high-stakes ...

Education group: Let the feds take back Georgia's Race to the Top millions
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
The flaws in the construction and planned implementation of Teacher/Leader Keys are such that if Georgia continues in its rush to use this system, the final result will likely be negative educational, social, and emotional outcomes for students ...

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