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NYC Educator: Are You Afraid of Tech?

NYC Educator: Are You Afraid of Tech?
By NYC Educator
Labels: technology. Are You Afraid of Tech? I can't say as I blame you. Principals can't wait to install another Smartboard, put out another iPad, hook up WiFi to the boiler room, and incorporate computers into everything and everyone.
NYC Educator

Summer learning loss: What's true and false
Washington Post (blog)
The idea of summer learning loss — the implication being that it's risky to give kids a three-month vacation from school because they'll forget everything they were taught — has become the media's favorite seasonally specific education topic. And that's not just because they're ... It's kind of interesting, when you think about it: No teacher ever admits to assigning busywork, but this defense of homework itself has nothing to do with the value of the assignments; the point is just to keep kids busy. It's predictable, then, that ...

CPS, union can avert teachers' strike
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey (center)and attorney Robert Bloch at a news conference after the union rejected a fact-finder's recommendations Tuesday. | Scott Stewart~Sun-Times. storyidforme: 33794681 ... “Those six years between 1984 and 1990 we had three major strikes, wrought with confrontation between labor and management,” said Bob Saigh, spokesman for the Board of Education during the last strike. But some good came of the ordeal, the now Rev.

Collier, Lee education leaders split on Obama science, math teacher corps ...
Naples Daily News
Local education leaders voiced mixed opinions on a $1 billion Obama administration plan to create a corps of master science and math teachers to improve student performance and close the achievement gap between American and international students. "There are ways to ... Teachersselected for the program would be required to commit for multiple years, and while part of it would share knowledge and skills in STEM teaching. .... Kids Free Fridays at Rookery Bay Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center ...

Will Master Teachers Help Kids Master Science or Science Tests?
Discover Magazine (blog)
... and education here. On Wednesday, President Obama proposed the STEM MasterTeacher Corps, a new program to incentivize teachers who display excellence inteaching science, technology, engineering, and medicine (or “STEM”). ... Decades of research corroborate Dewey's statement, summarized in the National ScienceTeachers Association position statement on inquiry learning, the National ScienceEducation Standards, and the Next Generation Science Standards (still in development). Never mind that ...

Discover Magazine (blog)

California STEM Learning Network Lauds Proposal to Create World-Class STEM ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
The California STEM Learning Network (CSLNet) and leaders from business andeducation are praising President Barack Obama's proposal to strengthen STEMeducation in America through a new STEM Master Teacher Corps that would develop and ... According to a White House press release, the STEM Master Teacher Corps will “recognize and help retain America's most talented STEM teachers, build a community of practice among them, raise the profile of the STEM teaching profession, and leverage ...

San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

Consumer finance agency says college students hurt by 'subprime-style' lending ...
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Richard Cordray CFPB Andrew HarrerBloomberg.JPG Andrew Harrer/BloombergRichard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The agency along with the U.S. Department of Education has criticized the private student loan market ...

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

Teaching Kids to Think
Huffington Post
Learning to Work = Learning to Think = Learning to Learn ... CTE is Career and TechnicalEducation, everything from what we called home economics and vocational training when I was in high school, to programs like nursing and robotics and cloud computing. ... But if the teacher you meet is CTE, is teaching the children in your community how to be better members of the society, listen respectfully to what they have to say, because you've just met someone who might just know how to get us where we need to go.

American Learning Corporation Regains Compliance with Nasdaq Marketplace ...
Sacramento Bee
JERICHO, N.Y., July 20, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- American Learning Corporation (Nasdaq: ALRN) (the "Company") announced today that it received notice from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC ("Nasdaq") on July 19, 2012 indicating that the Company has ...

The latest on the road to a teachers strike (or not)
Chicago Sun-Times (blog)
The clock began ticking Wednesday evening after both the Chicago Board of Education and the Chicago Teachers Union rejected contract terms recommended by an independent fact finder. The report is now available to the public and it's worth a read.

Education Management Corporation Announces Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter ...
MarketWatch (press release)
PITTSBURGH, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Education Management Corporation (NASDAQ:EDMC) , a leading provider of post-secondary education, announced today that it will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, August 9, 2012 to review financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. Results for the quarter are ... We are committed to offering quality academic programs and continuously strive to improve the learning experience for our students. Our educational ...

Education Department revamps broken disability review program
But the department rejected a key reform that would have allowed many disabled borrowers to bypass its review altogether — tying the Education Department's standard for disability to that of the Social Security Administration, so that Social Security disability ...

Report: Private-student-loan market mirrored housing bubble
Philadelphia Inquirer
Unlike federal student loans, private student loans typically do not offer accommodations when borrowers are temporarily unable to repay — a key difference, according to Education Secretary Arne Duncan and CFPB director Richard Cordray, who spoke with ...

New Oriental Rebounds as Tal Education Sinks: Overnight
The company owned 664 schools and learning centers by the end of May, and Muddy Waters' allegation that a large part of them are franchised outlets is wrong, Beijing-based New Oriental said in yesterday's statement. The education service company has ...

Private Student Loan Study By Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Finds ...
Huffington Post
Both Cordray and Education Secretary Arne Duncan will prepare recommendations to Congress on how to address private student loans. The recommendations include requiring higher educationinstitutions and lenders to work proactively to protect and ...

Opinion: A practical guide to improving NJ teacher performance
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Most of today's new teachers are drawn from the lowest quartiles of college students rather than those at the top. We need to attract students who are seeking degrees other than in education; at my ideal high school, every new teacher would have a degree in ...

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

Pressure On To Avoid Chicago Teacher Strike
CBS2 Chicago
Talks this week focused on non-economic issues, including vacation and sick days and how education and experience pay off for teachers. Sources say the Chicago Federation of Labor could play a role in the talks, as it has in past negotiations. President ...

CBS2 Chicago

Concerns raised over non-teachers carrying out Ofsted inspections
The Independent
Latest in Education News ... Employment · Schools · Teachers. Concerns were raised today that unqualified teachers are still being used to inspect schools. There are at least five lead inspectors carrying out inspections on behalf of Ofsted that do not hold qualified teacher status (QTS), it was reported. ... Russell Hobby, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) told the TES: "I don't know how anyone who isn't qualified could provide a meaningful assessment of the quality of teaching.

Big Ten coaches scoff at firing proposal
ESPN (blog)
On Thursday, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported on the circulation of an 18-page memorandum titled "Standards and Procedures for Safeguarding Institutional Control of Intercollegiate Athletics." This is a post-Penn State document, designed to ...

7 more requests OKd for waivers from No Child Left Behind law
Los Angeles Times
Also; Judge backs using student achievement to evaluate L.A. teachers · Summer SAT for group of elite students is canceled · Suspended charter teacher cites student test scores in his defense · Students' online photos of California tests delay release of scores · Dozens of for-profit schools ... "A strong, bipartisan reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act remains the best path forward in education reform, but as these states have demonstrated, our kids can't wait any longer for Congress to act." ...

Ontario Teachers' Pension Buys Goals Soccer
Private Equity Hub (press release)
The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan will pay 144 pence per share for Goals, according to a statement from the British company. The offer represents a premium of 6.7 percent to Goals' Thursday closing price, Reuters wrote Friday. (Reuters) – Goals ...

Teachers, district tentatively agree to wage freeze
The Oshkosh Northwestern
The one-year contract between Oshkosh Education Association and OASD formalized an agreement reached in February to freeze teacher salaries in order to avoid layoffs. Teachers union members must still ratify the contract before the Oshkosh Board of ...

Chicago school CEO Jean Claude Brizard joins Don & Roma
Thirty five percent over four years is the amount recommended by an independent arbitrator, whose report the School Board and the Chicago Teachers Union have both rejected. Brizard was ... Brizard blasted the fact-finder's recommendation on a teacherraise, saying it would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and lead to mass-layoffs and classroom crowding. ... CTU president Karen Lewis said teachers want smaller class sizes and "a rich curriculum that includes art music foreign language and physical education.


Seven more education waivers granted
Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that Arizona, Oregon, South Carolina, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi and the District of Columbia would join 26 states already exempt from key provisions in the law. The law was supposed to force ... To qualify for waivers, states must enact federal standards that include ensuring that students are college and career ready, focusing aid on the neediest students and evaluating teachers and principals, in part by using student test scores. While the standards still use test ...

Conn. education test scores show mixed results
Norwich Bulletin
The latest results from two statewide education performance tests are mixed, with younger Connecticut students showing improvements, but fewer than half of 10th graders meeting a statewide goal for math, science and reading. The State Department of ...
Enfield Board Of Education In Connecticut Agrees To End Graduations At Church
Huffington Post
The Enfield Board of Education voted Wednesday night to settle a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Connecticut and a group called Americans United for Separation of Church and State. The organizations sued the board in May ...
Pranee Andrus, Florida Teacher, Accused Of Threatening To Cut Off ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Pranee Andrus, a teacher from Narcoossee Elementary school in Osceola County, Fla., is accused of threatening to cut off students' tongues and dragging Phoenix Hanson, a five-year-old boy with autism, across the floor, WFTV Reports. ... hours of alleged emotional abuse at the hands of his teachers, including a moment where the teacher's aide called him a bastard. Contribute to this Story: Send us a tip; Send us a photo or video; Suggest a correction. FOLLOW EDUCATION. Like ...
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Lore Redesigns Social Learning Platform -- Campus Technology
Lore, previously called Coursekit, has redesigned its learning platform for colleges and universities that emphasizes social networking. This is the first in a number of changes that will be released over the summer.
Campus Technology: News

Jefferson Parish School Board to consider teacher contract ...
By Barri Bronston, The Times-Picayune
Seeking to reassure teachers, Jefferson Parish public schools Superintendent James Meza said Thursday he plans to offer them individual employment contracts while negotiations on a union contract continue.
New Orleans Metro Real Time News

Is a College Education a Prerequisite for Personal Economic ...
By Daniel Doherty
On Thursday night, I attended “Bursting the College Bubble: The Status of Higher Education Today,” hosted by America's Future Foundation and the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. - Page 1.
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What is a Highly Qualified Teacher? « Diane Ravitch's blog
By dianerav
A site to discuss better education for all ... While some new teachers may be more prepared than others, many years of teaching experience is necessary to become a truly effective (and therefore highly qualified) teacher. So not only are TFA ...
Diane Ravitch's blog

Teacher's aide allegedly fired for calling 'Huck Finn' racist | theGrio
By theGrio
She also allegedly suggested to a student that a math teacher at the school was racist. Administrative law judge James Timberland said Galloway's behavior became disruptive at the school, which specializes in teaching students with mental ...

Is e-learning something I can do? | Clive on Learning
By Clive Shepherd
In what will probably be the final post in my series of questions most frequently asked by learningprofessionals, I tackle the question 'Is e-learning something I can do?' As has been the case with all of these posts, the answer very much depends on what type ... In my experience, most classroom facilitators benefit from some coaching to help them get used to teaching online, but this should not take too long. My answer would be somewhat different if you had no classroom experience, ...
Clive on Learning

Education expert says Latino parents must create mandate for their ...
By Marisa Treviño
By Maria de Lourdes Perez Ramírez LatinaLista. María and Luis Durán do not speak a word in English nor have a formal education. Yet, the couple who came to the US from El Salvador in 1989 was the critical element in their two children's ...
Latina Lista: News from the Latino...

3-6 Free Resources: Teacher Binder
Teacher Binder. Are you getting ready to create your teacher binder for the upcoming school year? Then check out these fabulous and free Teacher Binder Printables. They are created by The Resourceful Room. Posted by Stellar-Students ...
3-6 Free Resources

Hundreds Protest Detroit Teachers' Contract « CBS Detroit
By mfusinski
Another teacher, Titus Amati said he's willing to do whatever it takes. “The imposed contract is absolutely unfair. It's not right,” he said. Johnson believe the community will stand behind them. He says Detroiters are tired of their teachers being ...
CBS Detroit

Celebrity: Another Movie Star Betrays Public Education
Celebrity: Another Movie Star Betrays Public Education. image from www. golocalprov.com Oh, no! First it was Brooklyn actress Maggie Gyllenhall, who agreed ...

Teaching Your Kids To Pay It Forward | Parenting Outside The Lines
Teaching our kids to be good citizens and to give to others is not always an easy proposition. Kids these days seem to be pre-disposed to "getting" and "asking ...

Education - Pinterest
If you are a teacher or have children in school, you should take the time to ... Carrie Joyce Everyteacher needs to keep this for the tough days to remind us all why we chose teaching. ... Tips Every Teacher Should Know About Google Docs in Education (Great, ... Truly a great video to share with other teachers and students.

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