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Education's pendelum: Thinkers or test takers?

Education's pendelum: Thinkers or test takers?
Los Angeles Times
The switch over the next few years in many states, including California, to the so-called common core standards, which emphasize learning fewer things in greater depth, should help somewhat but still falls short. State and federal officials endlessly ...

Massive political expenditures by Public Teacher Unions
By John Lott
All have received some of the more than $330 million that America's two largest teachers unions spent in the past five years on outside causes, political campaigns, lobbying and issue education. The contributions—totaling more than $200 ...
John Lott's Website

Broward teachers union faces long road to rebuild trust
For Broward teachers, now begins the difficult period of rebuilding. “It can't get worse — that's good,” said Donna Shubert, a kindergarten teacher and union steward at McNab Elementary School in Pompano Beach. “So I'm hoping it will just get better.” ...

The Education Report: Improper fractions on a hot summer day
San Jose Mercury News
To demonstrate the pitfalls of creating small-scale models with inexact measurements, Ryan Patrick O'Neill, an Oakland math teacher, pulled up an ancient map of the world and compared it to a modern one, made with the benefit of satellite technology ...

Teaching in a Cybercharter « Diane Ravitch's blog
By dianerav
Teaching in a Cybercharter. July 15, 2012 //. 0. I have posted a few articles about the sham education offered in cybercharters, which have only one great benefit: They make big money for their sponsors. One of the worst is ECOT–the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow–which rakes in ... As a former ECOT teacher, I can definitely say that the school is a joke and a waste of taxpayer dollars for the majority of students who attend. ... Categories Education Reform, Ohio, On-Line Education ...
Diane Ravitch's blog

Teacher inspires Pioneer students to row
Boston Herald
Today, he's still in love with it and he's teaching it to 21 students at Pioneer Valley Regional School in Northfield. He said many of them have also fallen in love with the water sport. Englehardt, who is a physical education teacher at the school ...

Test improvements punctuated with teacher layoffs
Add to that Indiana's school voucher law, expanded charter school access, limits placed onteachers' collective bargaining and a new teacher evaluation model and the changes in Indiana'seducation system in the last few years have been sweeping. "I ...

Despite criticism, education has improved under FCAT
Despite substantially improving student learning, anti-testing activists have made headlines in recent months with strident arguments. No serious person, whether on the right or the left, should desire to return Florida's schools to a transparency dark ...

Teacher evaluation system: State mandate frustrating districts and unions alike
Press & Sun-Bulletin
School districts around the state are scrambling to negotiate and implement new state-mandated teacher and principal evaluation procedures, a process that some school officials and unions describe as cumbersome and distressing. ... The Legislature this ...

Teachers need new strategies
Quad City Times
That said, these student voices are telling us that even as we wage age-old public policy battles over how to mitigate the effects of poverty on educational attainment and argue the pros and cons ofteacher evaluations and common national curriculum ...

Guest commentary: New DPS contract good for students, teachers
Detroit Free Press
In addition, teachers are expected to be present in the hallways before and after school and during passing times. The contract sets a standard of excellence and expectation by providing that the school principal designate parent-teacher conference times.

Progress being made in transforming education
The successful passage of SB 2545 was due to such collaborative and a shared priority oneducation among members of my administration, as well as state Senate Education Chair Jill Tokuda, state House Education Chair Roy Takumi, the Early Learning ...

Students sue former teacher charged with sexual abuse in LA area
msnbc.com (blog)
Two former female elementary school students have filed a lawsuit against their former teacher, alleging he sexually abused them at Telfair Elementary School in Pacoima, Calif..

Clark County teacher honored, then laid off
Las Vegas Review - Journal
A month and a day after Edward Savarese was honored as one of seven New Teachers of the Year, the Clark County School District sent pink slips to him and 418 other teachers in a round of mass layoffs. ... Savarese was laid off from a teaching job at ...

Are We Teaching Artists to Fail*?
Huffington Post (blog)
There are now over 1000 art or fine art programs in the US and according to the National Center forEducation Statistics, the number of Visual and Performing Arts Degrees awarded in 2009 is 124, 256. A recent report from First Research (Aug. 2010) puts ...

City residents air concerns over education money
The Hour
Gail Lavielle, R-143, attempted to add cost-sharing reform to the education reform package passed in May, Fleishmann said her plan ran directly counter to the state Supreme Court decision that created the formula. Lavielle addressed his comments at the ...

Italy Has New Bilingual Education Site
New York Times
In an attempt to open up Italian universities to local and international students, Italy's EducationMinistry introduced last Thursday the first bilingual Web site listing all university courses available in the country. When at full capacity ...

Out-of-class learning equals college credit
Macon Telegraph (blog)
"This is some radical change for the world of higher education." Johann Neem, an associate professor of history at Western Washington University, said students who receive prior-learningcredits miss out on the knowledge gained in the classroom by ...

Penn State Scandal: House Panel Won't Act Until Education Department ...
Huffington Post
Like. 10k. Go to Education. More in Education. Education Reform · Teachers · Bullying · Ed-Lection 2012 .... be allowed to stand in the way of Committee action." However, Kline responded that his committee will not hold a hearing to consider whether ...

The challenges of teaching “Israel”
The challenges of teaching “Israel”. Exposing students to Israel's dilemmas leads to a greater sense of commitment to Israel than does any number of hasbara-based seminars. By Dr. David Mendelsson | Jul.15, 2012 | 2:39 PM ...

Public left in dark over most teacher misconduct cases
Long Beach Press-Telegram
In California, the status of teachers' credentials, including whether their credentials have been suspended or revoked, is a public record that can easily be checked on the website for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. But members of ...

GRADING TEACHERS: Most Rutherford County educators exceed expectations
The Daily News Journal
Tammy Grizzard, left, watches Northfield Elementary teacher Sherri Arnette interact with her class in October. At the time, Grizzard was the coordinator of teaching and learning for Murfreesboro City Schools and is now principal at Hobgood Elementary.

Buellton superintendent faces, accuser teacher's union
Santa Maria Times
The Buellton Education Association, the teachers' union, filed a uniform complaint of harassment against Cooper on behalf of its members April 11. There were 27 witnesses, according to the BEA. Ateacher in the district for almost 20 years, Restivo ...

Mitzi Perdue: Language learning has benefits for children
Delmarva Daily Times
It stands for Foreign Language in Elementary Schools, and Dr. Arlene White of Salisbury University's Department of Education Specialties would be beyond delighted if you took an interest in FLES. Since she knows the benefits of early language education ...

Teachers urged to be more aware of female students' problems
New Straits Times
Terengganu Education, Higher Education, Science, Technology and Human Resources Committee chairman Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman said such cases were viewed seriously although isolated. He said he hoped teachers would be more alert about their ...

Computers, Education, and Comparative Advantage, Arnold Kling ...
By Arnold Kling
Ask a Martian Sociologist: What Does American Education Say About the American Labor Market?... Teaching equals feedback. Some forms of feedback are repetitive (grading multiple-choice tests), which argues for computers, but many forms require interpersonal skills (grading essays), which argues for humans. Yes, computers are starting to learn to ... I think that for (some) individualteachers, a "hybrid model" that combines human feedback with effective use of computers will win.
EconLog: Library of Economics...

West Bengal: Teacher who strip-searched girl arrested - IBNLive.com
By IBNLive.com editor@ibnlive.com
The teacher who allegedly stripped and searched a girl student of class VIII on the charge of stealing money from her classmate at a school in North 24 Parganas district was arrested on Saturday, police said.
IBN Top Headlines

Teachers Working with Teachers: School Districts (Part 3) | Larry ...
By larrycuban
Between 1983-1989, the teacher center brought nearly one thousand teachers in 11 other district high schools to the training center to spend eight weeks learning the Madeline Hunter approach to lessons, content knowledge in their discipline, and ways to improve their ... It is that collaboration bent toward improving teaching and learning that is essential for schools to adapt to the DNA of complex systems to achieve instructional effectiveness and student academic improvement.
Larry Cuban on School Reform...

chapelhillnews.com | Forcella says teacher transfers best for everyone
What's Next The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at Chapel Hill Town Hall. ... CHAPEL HILL - State policy prohibits him from saying why three teachershave been involuntarily transferred to other schools, but Superintendent Thomas Forcella said the decision is best for everyone. Chapel Hill High ... His transfer to East Chapel Hill is not fair to those students, because it will be his first time teaching A.P. environmental science, he said.
ChapelHillNews.com - News

Free Technology for Teachers: Four Good Resources for Learning to ...
By noreply@blogger.com (Mr. Byrne)
Four Good Resources for Learning to Write HTML. Using a WYSIWYG platform like Blogger or Google Sites to create a blog or website is more than adequate for most teachers and students. But at some point you might want to beyond the ...
Free Technology for Teachers

The Online Learning Revolution:Top Ten Disruptors of Education ...
By Ray Schroeder
by JACK HIDARY, Huffington Post. New online learning models are bursting from startups and top universities, bridging the educational divide. We are in the midst of a revolution that will bring high-quality education to hundreds of millions of ...
Online Learning Update

Teacher Appreciation Versus Teacher Depreciation
By capper
Teachers in the audience told the board that young teachers in particular need paid time off to deal with family demands. “Having banked days is just such a relief to know I have this,” said one teacherin the audience. Said board member Jack ...
Cognitive Dissidence

School Teacher Murdered by Mob May Become First South African ...
Saint For South Africa. In this Monday, June 11, 2012 photo, children attend classes at the Nweli, South Africa Primary School where Benedict Daswa was the ...

Test improvements punctuated with teacher layoffs - SFGate
... on teachers' collective bargaining and a new teacher evaluation model and the changes in Indiana's education system in the last few years have been sweeping. ... for Excellence in Leadership of Learning at the University of Indianapolis. ... of the education budget on those two things would improve teaching greatly.

Final bow for Shorewood High drama teacher - TODAY'S TMJ4
It's the final curtain call for a drama teacher who touched hundreds of lives at ... which was 47 years of teaching drama and English and presentation and acting.

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