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Does teacher merit pay work? A new study says yes

Does teacher merit pay work? A new study says yes.
Washington Post (blog)
This has met opposition from teachers' unions and testing skeptics, who argue that it would result inteaching-to-the-test at the expense of actual learning. For a long time, there was not been a good randomized study on this kind of policy. That has changed ...

News Corp., AT&T Unveil Digital Education Business
Wall Street Journal
... students as well as analytical and assessment tools for teachers. "It is our aim to amplify the power of digital innovation to transform teaching and learning, and to help schools deliver fundamentally better experiences and results," said Mr. Klein, who is chief executive of Amplify. ... s previous investments in the education sector include Wireless Generation, a provider of software, data systems and other tools to help teachers assess students' needs. In addition, Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch has spoken about the ...

News Corp. Christens Education Division Amplify, Gives Peek at ...
finally live up to its promise to advance learning and augment teaching for students, teachers and parents everywhere." Related Articles from TheWrap: ...

Is Online Education the Answer - Huffington Post by gyglomilan
Gregg calls for early child education program – San Francisco Gate INDIANAPOLIS ... Education Reform U.S. schools making little progress in improving student ...

News Corp., AT&T Unveil Digital Education Business | 4-Traders
... launch an education business called Amplify, which will develop digital learning ... platforms for students as well as analytical and assessment tools for teachers. ... to amplify the power of digital innovation to transform teaching and learning, ...

News Corp unveils education unit Amplify
News Corp said on Monday the education unit will be called Amplify and will focus on kindergarten through high school, creating digital products and services for students, teachers and parents. The unit is headed up by Joel Klein, former New York City ...

News Corporation Unveils Amplify to Bring Digital Innovation to K-12 Education
MarketWatch (press release)
"Amplify will introduce new products in a thoughtful way, so that technology can finally live up to its promise to advance learning and augment teaching for students, teachers and parents everywhere. A prosperous economy and an equitable society require that all young people have ...Bringing Next Generation Analytics, Curriculum and Distribution To Schools. Amplify is organized around three key areas of business that will lift student achievement and teacher fulfillment through 21st century products and services: ...

Educators' donations given to soldier-teacher
Sacramento Bee
A Winona teacher who was forced to pay for substitute teachers while he served in Afghanistan has received more than $13000 donated by educators from around the country. A collection for Matt Reuter (ROY'-ter) was taken at the recent National Education ...

Teacher contract talks settle quickly
Appleton Post Crescent
said Christina Brey, spokeswoman for the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the state's largest teachers union. Under last year's law that curbed collective bargaining for public employees in Wisconsin, only changes to base wages are subject to ...

Costly Ill. Teacher-Training Program Produces Few Graduates
Education Week News
How much has the state spent for each teacher so far? The answer: More ... The way they see it, Illinois put money into a long-term investment that's on the verge of paying off with highly motivated teachers working in the most troubled parts of the state. "This is a program worth investing in," said Maureen Gillette, dean of the College of Education at Northeastern Illinois University. "If the pipeline... The 33-year-old school security guard and father of three got his teaching degree and is looking for a job. He is convinced ...

McGraw-Hill Higher Education's LearnSmart™ Selected as Winner of eSchool ...
Sacramento Bee
NEW YORK, July 23, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Higher Education, a leading innovator inteaching and learning products and services for today's education markets worldwide, announced today that its industry-leading adaptive learning solution, ... eSchool News is the flagship publication of eSchool Media Inc., which also includes eCampus News Network, serving highereducation exclusively, and eClassroom News, an electronic publication network for teachers and other classroom practitioners.

Wharton Executive Education Honored for Outstanding Custom Program
MarketWatch (press release)
"Developing people, enhancing skills and providing a learning environment are essential components for any company, and all of the winning cases and highly commended cases show that investing in people is not a luxury; it is a key asset for business ...

Metro Nashville Schools sees influx of teacher applicants after salary hike
The Tennessean
Metro Nashville Public Schools hiked beginning teachers' pay to $40000 this year, citing competition from other urban areas as well as neighboring suburbs. More than 1000 people ... Vanderbilt graduate Harry Lopez, 22, got a job teaching EL third-graders at the new Cambridge Elementary School in Antioch. “It is definitely a great ... Officials foresee more than 80000 students learning in MNPS classrooms for the 2012-13 year. That is a 1600 jump ... TN education reform hits bump in teacherevaluation. Jul 17, 2012 ...

Vote for us for laptops -NDC tells teachers
The Statesman Online
According to Nana Akomea, the proposed plan by the Mills-Mahama led government to provide one laptop computer for each teacher is not borne out of a genuine desire to improve their working conditions, citing comments by government officials to buttress his claim. ... Indeed, the position of the Education Minister was re-echoed by Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a deputy Information Minister, on Metro TV's Friday edition of 'Good Morning Ghana', insisting: “This is the reason why teachers should vote for us.” But Nana ...

The Statesman Online

McGraw-Hill Higher Education's LearnSmart(TM) Selected as Winner of eSchool ...
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- McGraw-Hill Higher Education, a leading innovator in teaching and learning products and services for today's education markets worldwide, announced today that its industry-leading adaptive learning ... eSchool News is the flagship publication of eSchool Media Inc., which also includes eCampus News Network, serving highereducation exclusively, and eClassroom News, an electronic publication network for teachers and other classroom practitioners.

US Higher Education at 'Tipping Point' with One-Third of Schools Financially ...
MarketWatch (press release)
This situation puts the overall system of higher education in the U.S. at a "tipping point," placing its historical global leadership role in knowledge creation and teaching at risk. A report released today titled "The Financially Sustainable University," (available at ...

My View: Education is key to breaking the bonds of poverty
CNN (blog)
Scoring AP exams is a learning experience ... affect school performance? Music appreciation: Songs about school · Summer 'brain drain' worse for poor kids · Homeless student to go to dream college · 12 great graduation quotes · Who's teaching your kids about money? Learning to fly after school ... It's time for our policies, practices and investments to support an aggressive and comprehensive approach to education reform that gives every child the opportunity to learn. ...Should teacher pay be linked to grades?

South African President Zuma refuses to fire education minister over school ...
Washington Post
JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's president says he won't fire the education minister over a scandal that saw thousands of the country's schools remaining without textbooks for up to seven months. Jacob Zuma told local station Talk Radio 702 on Monday ...

Annual Schools Survey Shows Parents More Satisfied Than Teachers
New York Times
A bit more than half of all public school parents weighed in, with about two thirds of them saying they were satisfied or very satisfied with Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott, compared to just over one third of the teachers. When it comes to their own school, 94 percent of parents said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the education their child received this year. Just over ... He's also at odds with the union over the details for a new teacher evaluation system that will rely in part on student test scores. A total of ...

Jump start your college education during high school
Atlanta Journal Constitution
“Dual enrollment lets you take college-level courses at either your local technical college or at your high school, earning credits toward your high school diploma and a college degree at the same time,” said Kathryn Hornsby, assistant commissioner for the ...

CPS finds few wins after school reform legislation
Chicago Tribune
Yet now, the threat of a teachers walkout in Chicago looms larger than it has in decades. "It is working," insisted state Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, who helped negotiate the education reform law. "It's just not yielding the results that CPS and the mayor ...

Education firm linked to Fattah's son lays off all its teachers, administrators
Philadelphia Inquirer
Without warning, Delaware Valley High School - a for-profit education firm whose records were recently subpoenaed by a federal grand jury - has laid off all 50 teaching and administrative employees at the four alternative schools it operates in the region. Staffers said lawyer David T. Shulick, whose company operates the schools, owes them ... But Shulick still controls everything, including the furloughs, the sources said. "Last summer, he did this only to those who refused to come back," one classroom teacher said.

Khan Academy: The hype and the reality
Washington Post (blog)
(BLOOMBERG ) of Education Arne Duncan highlighted the importance of teacher education and professional development, and urged that we as a country provide teachers with more time to collaborate and plan lessons for their students. He then turned and praised ... The highest ranking official in American education says that effective teaching requires training and planning, and then holds up as his archetype someone who openly admits to showing up to class every day unprepared. If a teacher said that, they'd ...

True measures show: Teacher quality counts
The Tennessean
One area that appears to have generated consensus among those concerned about the state of the public education system is the “Teacher Quality Initiative,” launched by the Public EducationNetwork. The need for quality teachers presents a daunting ... Finally, besides quality teachers, parents must ensure that their children come to school ready to learn by teaching them values like responsibility and respect for others, along with instilling in them a love of learning. Spencer Wiggins is a commissioner with the ...

Citizens For Higher Education Endorses 163 Candidates For Kansas House ...
MarketWatch (press release)
LENEXA, Kan., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Citizens for Higher Education, a business group that promotes quality higher education as the engine that creates well-paying jobs and economic prosperity in Kansas, has endorsed a bi-partisan ...

Mitt Romney understands innovation improves education
Foster's Daily Democrat
In his remarks about education, Nye said, "Most people accept the idea that a machine should have all the parts it needs but no fewer; and the same, to me, is true of the government — we want it to have all the parts it needs but no fewer." ... it — the transistor radio approach — is to throw money at schools; dismiss merit-based approaches to rewarding and keeping our teachers for a system that stifles their creativity in the classroom; and dismiss alternative means of learning; all to garner support of special interests.

W.Va. teachers to attend 'Finance University'
This year's Finance University is the 10th annual event for middle- and high-school teachers. It will be held Monday through Friday at the Charleston Conference Center. Conference organizers say that participants will take a course to prepare for teaching ...

A Major Step In Online Education « CBS Philly
By amyparmenter
The recent leadership crisis at the University of Virginia, perceived as moving too slowly on digital progress, turned out to be faulty. The University just announced that it will be moving to online learning on a global scale.
CBS Philly

UK: Muslim teacher at Blackburn mosque used "torture positions" on ...
By Pamela Geller
Teacher at Blackburn mosque used 'torture positions' on pupils Lancashire Telegraph July 21 (hat tip ROP) A TEACHER at a Blackburn mosque has admitted using beatings and torture positions as a form of discipline on four pupils.
Atlas Shrugs

Daily Kos: Corporate America wants inexperienced teachers in the ...
By rss@dailykos.com (BobboSphere)
Teacher experience graphic. When I was teaching back in the 20th century, there was a lot of talk about creating master teachers and mentoring programs. A master teacher is an experiencedteacher who acts as a mentor for new teachers. A program ... What does a hi-stakes test really evaluate using such a dull, gray-tinted so-called learning experience? Is it any wonder that .... Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like...

NYC Educator: How Do You Get Teachers to Clap for Bill Gates?
By NYC Educator
I do know a little about how you get New York teachers to clap, though. It's largely ... A Sociological Eye on Education ... Grassroots Education Movement ... Teaching and Substituting - the first few years. ... SeƱorita in the City: A teacher's blog ...
NYC Educator

Iowa education system gets lowest Harvard rating | TheGazette
By Nate Robeson / Sioux City Journal
Iowa has the worst rate of education improvement in the United States according to a newly released Harvard study. Iowa, which had some of the highest scoring students in math, science and reading in 1992, has shown the least amount of ...

First Year Highlights: Education Policy Issues - Classroom Q&A With ...
By Larry Ferlazzo
Katie Hull Sypnieski, the best teacher I've ever seen in the classroom, and staff from the American Federation of Teachers researching teacher evaluation contribute their responses. 3. Several Ways To Tell The Difference Between Good & Bad ... 6. Reasons For The 'Downgrade' In Respect ForTeachers. Dennis Van Roekel, President of The National Education Association and Barnett Berry, President of The Center For Teaching Quality respond, and I contribute an intriguing chart. 7.
Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo

Chronicle of Higher Education Allows Smear-Job on Climate Scientist
By Scott Mandia
Appearing below is my letter of complaint sent to Philip Semas, President and Editor in Chief of Chronicle of Higher Education. I urge all of you to also send a letter or email message (CHE contact information). We must not allow scientists to be ...
Global Warming: Man or Myth?

Indiana Education | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
Get the latest education news for the Indianapolis-area and state. ... to lay off 45 teachers and also cut the jobs of nearly 50 classroom aides or support staffers.

1 in 2 who engage tuition teachers spend more than $500 per month ...
Earlier this month, education and career expert Daniel Wong said the real reason behind ... Japan spends over $12 billion on extra teaching in 2010, while Hong Kong is known to suffer .... n 12 Mother Tongue tuition for 90mins each by same teacher because they ask for it! ... As a result students spent more time in learning .

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