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Teachers Should Be Evaluated Like Athletes: Here's Why
Huffington Post (blog)
We need a constellation of measures to accurately reflect teachers' multi-faceted roles ofteaching, affecting student learning, bolstering student motivation, supporting colleagues and providing service to the school. ... Weird. Follow. Education ...

Special Education Overhaul Brings New Concerns About Students' Programs
New York Times
To do that, schools will have to figure out how to follow the student's individualized educationprogram, or I.E.P. It's a legally binding document that spells out the needs of the student, sets goals and formalizes a plan to achieve them. And it's not ... 

Creative Learning Corporation Announces 160th Franchise
MarketWatch (press release)
AUGUSTINE, Fla., Jul 02, 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 ...

Loudoun teacher receives Presidential Award for Excellence
Washington Post
Loudoun Academy of Science Teacher Jackie Curley was among the 97 math and scienceteachers honored at a ceremony for the recipients of the 2011 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Teacher's Wages Garnished as US Goes After Loan Default
Brice, a first-grade teacher and Coast Guard veteran, begged for mercy, saying she couldn't afford food, gas or utilities. ... When the U.S. Education Department fails to get repaid, the agency can turn borrowers' names over to federal prosecutors ...

Corbett signs $27.65 billion budget with minutes to spare
Philadelphia Inquirer
Other education-related initiatives that passed the legislature were one establishing a process to identify and deal with distressed schools, and another that changes the way public schoolteachers are evaluated, from a system now based entirely on ...

Special Education Change Is Pushed
Wall Street Journal
The type of clothing worn in a family's home, the language spoken and other cultural markers could influence whether special-education students receive taxpayer-funded private-school tuition, under a bill passed last month by the New York state ...

Mitt Romney's education record was mixed
Boston Globe
Mitt Romney unveiled his plans for education reform in Massachusetts in typical corporate fashion while running for governor in 2002. In a PowerPoint presentation dubbed “K through Job: Remediate, Renovate, Innovate,” Romney campaigned on scrapping ...

Boston Globe

Virginia freed from federal No Child Left Behind education law
Washington Times
The waiver system was announced by Mr. Duncan and President Obama last fall and has been billed as the administration's “Plan B” for education reform. The president has also touted it as one example of his ongoing effort to enact significant ...

Washington Times

Pennsylvania governor signs budget, education reforms, strikes deal to halt ...
Just hours before the start of the next fiscal year, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett passed a state budget, and along with it, sweeping education reform. The. ... the state to a performance based pay plan for K-12 teachers and also restores funding ...

School education has to be activity based: Former Chennai corporation ...
Times of India
At the same time he says the present student teacher ratio of 40:1 in the state needs to come down for effective teaching. "Presently, the school teachers must be given credit for making the new system a remarkable change. This should be compared with ...

Judge Strikes Main Element of For-Profit College Rules
New York Times
A federal judge dismissed the Department of Education's requirement that, for career-training schools to get federal aid, at least 35 percent of graduates must be repaying their student loans.

Teachers attacked by students show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder
Chicago Tribune
Six years ago, Norma Brown, a Chicago Public Schools teacher for 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 12-year-olds surrounded Brown ...

Chicago Tribune

Online education catering to business
Hartford Business
Different credentials are constantly needed in an educated workforce, and the next step is to translate the credentials into results, said Peter Diplock, interim assistant vice provost for the center for excellence in teaching and learning at the ...

Education testing system is broken, Texas Workforce commissioner says
He said he had found widespread agreement among business leaders, teachers, school district officials and community college representatives he had spoken to around the state that “teaching to the test is one of the real reasons that we have a ...

Late teacher leaves $3M to Philly-area prep school
Philadelphia Inquirer
A former math teacher has who died last year has left a $3 million donation for a prestigious prep school in suburban Philadelphia.

Roberts imposes contract on DPS teachers; union to consider options
The Detroit News
Detroit — Union leaders plan to meet this week to consider options after the state-appointed emergency financial manager running the Detroit Public Schools imposed a contract on the district's teachers.

Honored teacher says STEM tide is turning
Hartford Business
After submitting the application, which consisted of a 15-page, typed reflection of the five dimensions of effective teaching and a video of a classroom lesson, I was notified in September by the CSDE that I was chosen as one of two Connecticut ...

Learning Curve: Visiting teachers get history lesson
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
Learning Curve: Visiting teachers get history lesson. Robert Nott | The New Mexican Posted: Sunday, July ... The ninth-grade history teacher from Cape Cod plans to take some of the stories she's heard this past week about the culture and history of New ...

Should schools adapt when parents fail students? (Commentary)
Dave Murray | MLive.comEducation Achievement Authority Chancellor John Covington, right, told state Board of Education members that failing schools will embrace a "student-centered" approach. He is seated with ... Teachers can do a lot, but without the ...


Teachers will face new evaluations
Lancaster Newspapers
A bill to establish a more stringent evaluation system for public school teachers and principals was approved by the Legislature and will take effect beginning in the 2013-14 school year. ...Fifteen percent will be teacher-specific, based on how ...

Corbett Signs Budget
Gant Daily
Along with the budget, the legislature agreed to adopt several of Corbett's major initiatives such as improvements to the criminal justice system, an education reform package, and eliminating the agriculture inheritance tax. This budget also continues ...

Gant Daily

Teachers Await Concessions from Administrators
Voice of San Diego
I've had a few emails and tweets from teachers and principals wanting to know when or whether administrators at the San Diego Unified School District will make the same concessions educators agreed to last week. Educators voted on Wednesday to ratify a ...

How inspections would embarrass schools
Washington Post
Raymond Education Campus: “Our overall impression of Raymond was that the school suffers from a lack of trust among the administration, new teachers and older teachers. In more than one case, conflicting accounts were given about facts or events.” ...

Higher Education in a Changing World
New York Times
Jeff Selingo correctly laments higher education's “lost decade” (1999-2009), when colleges squandered resources on “lavish residence halls, recreational facilities and other amenities that contributed little to actual learning.” The result is not only ...

Daily Kos: Turning the tide on corporate education
By rss@dailykos.com (Dante Atkins)
Groups such as Michelle Rhee's StudentsFirst and others that seek to "reform" education by introducing for-profit charters and weakening teachers' unions are often supported by popular Democratic politicians and philanthropists, such as Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, a rising star in Democratic political circles and a current director on the board of Democrats for Education Reform, another group dedicated to the agenda of weakening unions and privatizing education. This popular ...
Daily Kos

NYC Educator: What Will a Teacher's "Bar Exam" Do?
By NYC Educator
AFT President Randi Weingarten is proposing a "bar exam" for teachers. Weingarten thinks this will counter some of the stereotypical perceptions of teacher unions. You know--the stuff you see in the news, the comments you sometimes see ...
NYC Educator

For Generation Y, Learning To Drive Is No Longer A Rite Of Passage
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Why This Preschool Teacher Voted to Strike « Diane Ravitch's blog
By dianerav
A site to discuss better education for all ... A lot of cash will be spent in Chicago to beat the teachers down for authorizing a strike. ... This teacher gave her reasons. One, every year her job is in jeopardy because of budget cuts. Every year she gets her resume ready and every year she lives in constant insecurity, not knowing if she will be around next year. At the same time, she must maintain the level of enthusiasm ... Like this: Like. Be the first to like this. CategoriesEducation Reform ...
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Teachers at Sea: Farewell Marion! « GeoLog
By EGU Media
This year, Sandrine Vivier and Ana Sánchez, teachers of Biology and Geology in Rodez (France) and Madrid (Spain), respectively, together with EGU's Education Chair Carlo Laj, joined scientists on board of the Marion Dufresne.

The Zany Business of Teaching Management - NYTimes.com
Are these ways of teaching M.B.A.s and executives out of the box or just off the wall? What are the best ways ... The International Herald Tribune's latest education section looks at some of the zanier ways to teach management. Christopher F.
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By Glenn Reynolds
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Florida's Second Subprime Crisis: Student Loans. “Government meddling has again separated profit from risk. Universities get to keep the tuition profits while taxpayers are forced to shoulder the risk ...

New UWM center to help urban education administrators | UWM News
By Kathy Quirk
He is past president of the Holmes Partnership, working with a national network of schools,teachers' associations and other community organizations to improve teaching and learning. He has also been a member of the board of directors for the Council of Academic Deans from Research Education Institutions (CADREI) and the American Association for Colleges ofTeacher Education (AACTE), and served on the national faculty for the professional development of deans of education.
UWM News
Court Ruling Propels Some For-Profit Education Stocks - Stocks To ...
A federal judge ruled on Saturday that the Education Department failed to adequately justify its rule demanding that 35% of students at for-profit colleges be ...

Lawyers Garnish Teacher's Wages to Pay Off Student Debt « Diane ...
Lawyers Garnish Teacher's Wages to Pay Off Student Debt. July 2, 2012 //. 0. John Hechinger of Bloomberg News is the best education journalist at work these ...

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How & where i apply for free education( masters ) in finland? ... Answer Questions in HigherEducation (University +) · A liquid has a mass of 200kg and a ...

Culture change needed to attract, keep teachers in struggling ...
A new report released by The Education Trust emphasizes the need for policy and culture changes in the public education sector, and not just updated teacher ... today's teachers are using technology in the classroom to advance learning.

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