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Do Schools Challenge Our Students?

Do Schools Challenge Our Students?
Center For American Progress
When the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released findings from their Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project in 2011, they found that student feedback was a far better predictor of a teacher's performance than more traditional indicators of ...

Center For American Progress 

School is too easy, students report
Florida State University English education professor Shelbie Witte, a former classroom teacher, said standardized tests limit material teachers can cover. "The curriculum is just void of critical thinking, creative thinking," she said. As a result ...


Catholic teachers' deal all about image: Expert
The recent deal struck between the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) and the province has some wondering why the union was so quick to agree to the unfruitful package. On Thursday, the OECTA and the government made an ...

Immigration Reform Is Education Reform
Huffington Post
HuffPost's QuickRead... Loading... School Bullying; Standardized Testing; Teachers; Teacher'sUnion. More. Log in Create Account. Notifications .... Teaching students from undocumented families has convinced me that we must consider the DREAM Act not ...

Single-Sex Public Schools Increases Sexism -- Not Learning
Huffington Post (blog)
Wouldn't it make more sense that schools employ an inclusion learning system based on performance as opposed to gender if they're truly concerned and dedicated the varying levels oflearning? My husband, a special education teacher at the New York City ...

UAMS starts up Dental Education Center in LR
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Monday announced an effort to create a dental residency program that it hopes will lead to an expansion of dental care in areas of the state with few dentists. Arkansas doesn ...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces Sale of Colombia Master License
MarketWatch (press release)
AUGUSTINE, Fla., Jul 10, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Creative Learning Corporation (OBB:CLCN) , owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz(R), the highly-popular children's education and enrichment program, is pleased to announce that the Company has ...

Former Broward Teachers Union head charged with racketeering, fraud
Miami Hurricanes (blog)
Former Broward Teachers Union president Patrick A. Santeramo turned himself in to Broward County authorities Tuesday to face 19 felony charges that include racketeering and fraud.. ... A former teacher, Santeramo led the 43-year-old union --that its ...

BUHS special education coordinator retiring
Brattleboro Reformer
"The position requires that I be responsible for day-to-day consultation and support for special edteachers, along with consultation and connections with the general ed system," she said. "I'm a member of both ... "The transition process from the ...

Georgia students say math is too easy. So, why don't we do better?
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
There are two views of education in America. One is that we are raising standards -- especially ...the same access to robust learning opportunities. Consider, for instance, that 74 percent of higher- income fourth-grade students report that they often ...

Retired teacher's Volvo nears 3 million miles
The Seattle Times
Retired teacher's Volvo nears 3 million miles. Irvin Gordon's 1966 Volvo P1800S needs only 34000 more miles to reach the 3 million-mile mark. The retired schoolteacher from Long Island hopes to reach the mark by next year. By FAY ABUELGASIM ...

Zaner-Bloser and Thoughtful Learning Partner to Bring 21st Century Skills to ...
MarketWatch (press release)
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Today, Zaner-Bloser and ThoughtfulLearning announced their partnership to deliver Inquire--a research-based, cross-curricular guide for 21st century learning--to the classroom. To meet the ...

Wichita teachers rally for raise
Wichita teachers have gone four years without a raise.“We love these kids and this community,” says teacher Casey. ... Teachers are asking for a raise and back-pay for additional education and experience. There may be a chance. The district has already ...

Education Commission of States Kicks off National Forum in Atlanta
Education Week News (blog)
The early learning years took center stage on the first day of the Education Commission of the States annual National Forum on Education Policy, which kicked off Monday in Atlanta. (Later this week, those attending can expect to hear talks by Microsoft ...

Accreditation Apoplexy At Bridgepoint Education
Seeking Alpha
The Bridgepoint press release explains that although Ashford is accredited through the 2014-15 school year by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges ("HLC") - with which Ashford remains in good standing ...

Guest column: Higher education reform is difficult, necessary
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Bill Haslam's effort to initiate improvements to the state's higher education system reflects the important goal that every college or university campus must improve the quality of education it offers to students who entrust their future to ...

Thinking About Kindle Fire for the Classroom? Education World Tracks the Trend
Seattle Post Intelligencer
The fact that [the Amazon Silk browser] is connected to Amazon's EC2 cloud computing infrastructure, where some other virtual classroom apps already reside, bodes well for a new breed oflearning management systems. If school districts start spending ...

Minority Teachers a Minority Group
Education Week News
The minority teacher population was just 3.1 percent, according to the Connecticut State Department of Education's Strategic School Profile. Trumbull is among many districts throughout the state that have a very small percentage of minority teachers ...

Professors and Online Learning
Inside Higher Ed
I do wonder why so many colleagues fear or avoid online education. It's established, expanding, and improving – and is an undeniable part of college teaching and learning. At a flagship state university, online education is less of a threat to job ...

Steelcase Education Solutions Introduces New Active Learning Solutions
MarketWatch (press release)
CHICAGO, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Steelcase Education Solutions launches today a first-of-its-kind table-based collection of classroom furniture, Verb(TM), and enhances its active learning chair, Node®, to college and university ...

DreamBox Learning Appoints Industry Veteran as New Vice President of Sales ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"His extensive experience in K-12 sales will be instrumental in further expanding DreamBoxLearning's reach and positive impact among students, teachers and administrators in schools across the nation." Most recently, Mr. ... About DreamBox Learning ...

Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation strike votes start Aug. 27
St. Thomas Times-Journal
Four days after unions representing teachers and support workers gathered to decry the province's negotiating, the relationship between the province and its public teachers seems as strained as ever. "The bargaining ... It also included a benefit plan ...

Physical Education Programs In School Not Enough To Combat Obesity In Most ...
Huffington Post
Only six states nationwide require the recommended 150 minutes of elementary school-based physical education, according to a study by University of Georgia kinesiology professor Bryan McCullick.

Our View: Public education collaborative can help rural school systems
Jackson Sun
Education reforms under way in Tennessee are raising standards and placing more emphasis oneducation outcomes in areas such as increasing ACT scores, graduation rates and teacherperformance data. Such efforts can best be accomplished when ...

Online universities are the future of higher education
OPINION: In higher education, we've been talking about “e-learning” for years. But, in practice, we have mostly been teaching in the same way just through different mediums; that is, delivering one-way lectures online, posting digital lecture notes and ...

Teaching 'Taco Bell's Canon'
Wall Street Journal
That generalization does injustice to the numerous bright exceptions I saw in my 25 years of teaching composition to university freshmen. But in other cases the ... its individuals in a lavatory." Another worried that education reform might result in ...

A School Fix Without a Fight
Wall Street Journal
The Republican governor of Ohio, the Democratic mayor of Cleveland and the local teachers union have united to overhaul how teachers are hired, fired and paid, a rare example of cooperation in education. ... Terry Moe, a Stanford political scientist ...

Wall Street Journal

Developing an Effective Teaching Portfolio - On Hiring - The ...
By George David Clark
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Monday, July 9, 2012. Subscribe Today · Subscribe Here ... The statement of teaching philosophy gave me a chance to describe a few of my finest moments as ateacher and to outline my basic strategies in the classroom, but the portfolio provided space for the larger picture, one supported by the more substantial evidence of evaluations, letters, and quantifiable student successes. This summer I've found the time to develop my portfolio with the ...
On Hiring

Ask a Martian Sociologist: What Does American Education Say ...
By Bryan Caplan
Ask a Martian Sociologist: What Does American Education Say About the American Labor Market? July 9, 2012 ... The Future of Online Education: Three Competing Perspectives. July 5 ... Teachersemphasize classic literature and poetry.
EconLog: Library of Economics...

Kindergarten Hoppenings: Teachers Notebook
By smorss99
smorss99: Shannon Martin I have been a Kindergarten teacher since 1999. I absolutely love it! I teach in the ... Teachers Notebook. After reading comments, I have opened up a Teachers Notebook Shop! In honor of my grand opening and because I am so grateful for the support that has been given to me, my Apple Unit is set at 25% off!!! Click on the image below to check it out. Thank you again for all your kind .... Work Smart Not Hard Teaching Kindergarten · Rain and Target. 7 hours ...
Kindergarten Hoppenings

Wichita teachers tell school board to end salary freeze | Wichita Eagle
By Suzanne Perez Tobias
Wichita school board members heard from teachers on Monday – several during the board meeting and about 150 beforehand, rallying outside – who said they want better working conditions and an end to a four-year salary freeze. ... Other expected increases in revenue include: $3.9 million in aid for bilingual and at-risk students; $8.2 million more from the local option budget; $6 million in federal aid for special education; and $3 million in savings from retirements and vacancies.
Wichita Eagle: News Updates

State Board Of Education Moves Through Packed Agenda
By Roby Brock
The State Board of Education moved through a packed agenda on Monday (July 9) pushing forward with an initiative to improve college remediation efforts, balance religious freedom in a program involving state funds, and select the future ...
Talk Business

South Korea's Opposition Party Attacks Higher Education Elitism ...
By Ling Shu
The plan is to create a national university system–with all universities teaching at the same level as SNU–with campuses in different cities that award the same degree for all students in the higher ed system. Lee Yong Sup ... Rather, experts say, Yonsei and Korea Universities in Seoul would replace SNU as the top higher education learning institutions and deep-rooted discrimination, according to which university you graduated [from], would remain intact.” Instead of dissolving SNU, ...
Open Equal Free

Mesa teachers to be rated under new evaluation system
By Cathryn Creno
Mesa Public Schools' 4000 teachers next year will be evaluated on how well their students perform on standardized tests and whether their schools meet performance goals -- as well as on their ownteaching skills. ... The Mesa Education Association, the district's branch of the National EducationAssociation, negotiates collective percentage salary increases for teachers and other state-certified workers. "We've ... Teaching performance will account for 60 percent of a teacher's rating.
azcentral.com | mesa

Yeshiva University News » Helping New Teachers Succeed
By yunews
“Teaching is complex work and hard to do well, and it takes a long time to learn,” said Sarah Birkeland, senior research associate for the Teacher Learning Project at Brandeis University's Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education.
Yeshiva University News

Free Technology for Teachers: 47 Page Guide to Google Sites for ...
By noreply@blogger.com (Mr. Byrne)
skip to main | skip to sidebar. Free Technology for Teachers. Free Resources and Lesson Plans forTeaching with Technology ... For the Google Docs section I will be using my guide to Google Drive and Docs for Teachers. For the Google Sites section I will ... Books, Blogs, and Videos to TransformLearning · Students Discover Ancient Chinese Dynasties Using ... ► Jul 03 (3) ... The Design Cycle in Humanities Class · The Teacher-Librarian is Your Best Tech Resource. ► June (123) ...
Free Technology for Teachers

States Take Action On Schools' Online Learning « CBS Philly
By amyparmenter
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - In all 50 states and the District of Columbia, online and blended learningopportunities exist for students, although all are different, according to the Evergreen EducationGroup. Michigan was the first state to pass an ...
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