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Student Feedback May Be Underutilized in High Schools

Student Feedback May Be Underutilized in High Schools
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
Teacher development could benefit from student surveys similar to those used in college classrooms. ... universities, most high schools leave this resource untapped. But asking students how their teachers are performing is a no brainer, says Rob ...

U.S. News & World Report (blog)

Open Education for a Global Economy
New York Times (blog)
Just as there is great variability in teacher quality, online education is a mixed bag. “There's an enormous amount of learning out there,” notes Feerick. “There's also an enormous amount of rubbish. It's hard to make out the difference if you don't ...

Judge Says City Must Reinstate Teachers at 24 Struggling Schools
New York Times
An arbitrator decided last month that the city violated the union's contract by requiring the teachersto reapply for their positions at new schools that are opening in the same buildings this fall. The city lost its ... Maxwell Leighton, a lawyer for ...

McGraw-Hill Education Plans $600 Million Debt as Split Nears
McGraw-Hill Education Inc., the textbook-publishing company that's being split off from its parent, will have about $2.4 billion in assets and $600 million in debt, according to a regulatory filing.

Budget-Minded Teachers Build Classroom Libraries with New Online Marketplace
MarketWatch (press release)
"A classroom library is an integral part of a vibrant learning environment," said Marc Schweitzer,Education Consultant. "Building ... People may not realize it, but a typical classroom library holds 600+ titles, and this investment comes out of the ...

Mothers in Los Angeles school child sex abuse case sue district
Fourteen mothers whose children were allegedly sexually abused by former Los Angeles teacherMark Berndt of Miramonte Elementary sue the school district.

Break for rant teacher
New York Post
A Brooklyn teacher fired for posting “repulsive'' Facebook comments suggesting her misbehaving students should drown now faces only a two-year suspension without pay. That's the “lesser penalty” decided on by Department of Education arbitrator Randi ...

New York Post

Education Secretary Announces $19.78 Million Awarded to Enhance Academic ...
MarketWatch (press release)
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today announced the 61 awardees that will receive a total of $19.78 million as part of the 21st Century Community Learning Challenge Grant. "The intent of ...

Teacher evaluations raise questions
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
As a former teacher, I felt insulted by B. Jason Brooks of the Foundation for Education Reform and Accountability's comparison of teacher performance evaluations to Carfax reports. Her column somewhat leveled the playing field if only for a moment. I ...

The Unfortunate Truth in Education
Huffington Post
In my previous article I spoke about my appreciation for teachers and detailed about some of the amazing qualities that some of the best teachers that I know have possessed. Well as we all know,... Teachers; Education Reform; School Bullying ...

Teacher Licensing Scheme Lands Memphis Man in Court
Education Week News
"In an area that should be sacrosanct—the education of our children—Mumford has created an atmosphere in which teachers who are not only unqualified, but who have also gained credentials by fraud, stand in front of our students every day." Stanton ...

Teacher leads wild police pursuit in Los Angeles
WTSP 10 News
Mugs: Teachers caught breaking the law · Teacher Arrests ... The suspect, who has been identified as Kip Arnold, a physical education teacher at Southeast Middle School, is under investigation for a lewd act with a minor, according to police. Arnold ...

WTSP 10 News

A pragmatic liberal arts education
Washington Post (blog)
This is pragmatic liberal arts education. To talk of pragmatism doesn't mean that we stop reading great books, absorbing powerful art, or learning languages. After all, what I've written here depends on reading Addams and knowing something about de ...

45 teachers reinstated by Upper Darby School Board
Delaware County Daily Times
The board named Christine Kelley, supervisor for mathematics, technology education and business at an annual salary rate of $77369; Elizabeth McDonald, supervisor for social studies, art and music at an annual rate of $101422; Maureen Plagge ...

Teacher Suspected of Lewd Acts Involved in Police Pursuit Identified
PALOS VERDES -- A high speed pursuit involving an LASUD teacher suspected of a lewd act ended when the man's car went airborne and crashed into a tree, authorities say.

Fired NYC teacher faces suspension instead
Wall Street Journal
NEW YORK — A New York City teacher who had been fired for ranting about her students on Facebook will instead be suspended for two years without pay. ... She sent the matter back toeducation department arbitrator Randi Lowitt. According to the New ...

Who's learning among Maryland students
Washington Post
Analysis of data from the Maryland State Department of Education shows that higher rates of math and reading proficiency occur among elementary school students than middle school students.

Romney courts black voters with education, economic pitches
Washington Times
... being in the pocket of teachers' unions who have resisted challenges to traditional public schools. “I have made my choice: As president, I will be a champion of real education reform in America, and I won't let any special interest get in the way ...

Washington Times

Millions awarded for community learning centers in Philly, suburbs
Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)
"The intent of this grant is to fund the establishment and sustainability of community learningcenters that provide additional educational services to students in high-poverty and low-performing schools," education secretary Ronald Tomalis said in a ...

The Death of a Team
In education classes we talked a lot about team teaching but in the schools very little of that went on. The only time that the ... This leads to an institutional racism where teachers and teacherunions excuse their performance with pretexts such as ...

Michelle Chen: New Orleans Teachers Get Justice, but Schools in ...
By Michelle Chen
Teachers; Education Reform; School Bullying; Standardized Testing. More. Log in Create .... poor students of color. Often, he added, the charters that many have hailed as an emblem of progress "are run like private schools by self-appointed boards without any parent, community, or teacherrepresentation. ... So for all the slick rhetoric about revamping schools, many students and teachersin New Orleans face a more painful struggle today than before the storm. In moving toward ...
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Idaho Education Reforms: No Small Potatoes (VIDEO)
By Lindsey Burke
Students from anywhere in the state now have access to courses online, and the state is implementing more and more blending learning options in the classroom. Online learning is just the beginning. Teacher evaluations will be based in part ...
The Foundry: Conservative Policy...

Connecting US Teachers Online « CBS Philly
By amyparmenter
Louise Rogers, CEO of TSL Education, a United Kingdom-based company that has created an online global dialogue among teachers about best lessons and practices with nearly two million members in 197 countries, responded to ...
CBS Philly

How Should We Support New Teachers? Arne Duncan Hears From ...
By twalker
By Mary Ellen Flannery How can this nation do a better job of attracting, supporting, and learningfrom great teachers? ... Teacher education was a hot topic, of course. Maybe future teachers don't need so much theory, Duncan proposed. Maybe they need more information about “how to engage with their students,” said North Carolina's Chris Graham. “A lot of those challenges in the first three years (of teaching) could be alleviated if we just knew how to engage with students,” he said.
NEA Today

An Urban Teacher's Education: Teacher Advice
By James Boutin
Teacher Advice. Across the country, thousands of recent college grads and career changers are right now trying to prepare for their first year teaching, even if they don't know where it will be or what it will look like. ... What if there was some National Board Certified teacher out there who just happened to have enough time on her hands to interview hundreds of teachers from across the country looking for some of the best advice to give new teachers AND put it all in a book? Well, if that ...
An Urban Teacher's Education

LAUSD Teacher Under Investigation For Lewd Acts With A Child ...
By Darleene
The suspect, who has been identified as Kip Arnold, a physical education teacher at Southeast Middle School, is under investigation for a lewd act with a minor, according to police. Arnold was stopped by Bell police in Lakewood. The suspect ...
CBS Los Angeles

Teachers at Green Dot Charter Schools OK Merit Pay « Diane ...
By dianerav
The National Council on Teacher Quality thought this was a good move. So did Green Dot CEO, Marco Petruzzi, who previously worked as a management ... Scholars have warned that this method of evaluating teachers encourages teaching to the test, narrowing the curriculum, and other negative behaviors. Teachers who teach special education or English language learners will see the smallest gains. If these groups are underrepresented at Green Dot, as they are in many charter ...
Diane Ravitch's blog

Instapundit » Blog Archive » HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE ...
By Glenn Reynolds
July 10, 2012. HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: A sign of the times. Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 8:00 pm. Tweet · RSS Feed · Podcast RSS Feed · Email Instapundit. Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc! Making even the dumbest ...

Feds: Teachers Paid Others To Take Mandatory Tests | WREG.com ...
By George Brown
The PRAXIS test is required to become a teacher and teaching licenses. Stanton said, “In an area that should be sacrosanct – the education of our children – Mumford has created an atmosphere in which teachers who are not only unqualified, ...
WREG.com -- Memphis News & Weather...

Local Teachers Learn Writing Strategies at Summer Institute ...
Summary: As part of their effort to improve teaching writing in schools, the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education and Genesee Valley Writing Project (New York) hold their fifth annual Summer Institute, providing local teachers ...
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