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Teachers Unions Give Broadly

Teachers Unions Give Broadly
Wall Street Journal
The contributions—totaling more than $200 million from the National Education Association and more than $130 million from the American Federation of Teachers—were disclosed in annual reports that unions file with the Labor Department detailing their ...

Canada's Teachers' to buy majority stake in Helly Hansen
Teachers' to buy 75 pct of clothing maker Helly Hansen* Fund to buy stake from Nordic private equity firm Altor* Deal terms not disclosed; Altor to retain 25 pct stakeBy Euan RochaTORONTO, July 13.

Ontario Teachers' Private Equity Targets India
Rowe said Teachers' is also “actively looking” to invest in funds and companies in Europe, where the firm has worked with private equity firms such as BC Partners Ltd. and bought stakes in companies including U.K.-based Acorn Care and Education.

Learning Doesn't Take a Summer Break
Huffington Post
Summer vacation arrives each year and with it comes debate over how much impact three months without school has upon a child's education and learning. ... Education Reform · Teachers · Bullying · Ed-Lection 2012. You might also like .... education and ...

Back to school already? Debate continues over year-round benefits
Christian Science Monitor
Research on whether learning improves in year-round schools is mixed, with some year-round schools reporting gains and others finding that kids on traditional schedules do better. Esther Fusco, a professor at Hofstra University's School of Education ...

Christian Science Monitor

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan playing at Barry Farm
Washington Post (blog)
(Via @talking_bowtie.) When I wrote about Secretary of Education and former Harvard hoopster Arne Duncan playing at Georgetown's Kenner League last weekend, I sort of figured that was the peak of our “Cabinet Secretaries Playing Basketball in ...

'Education Matters' broadcast focuses on youth violence, solutions
Aiken Standard
During a televised panel and audience discussion on youth violence and the need for community engagement, Curtis Jenkins, far right, shows a t-shirt that depicts a combination of tough love and compassion. Also, on the panel during "Education Matters ...

The Department of Education could be a bigger threat to Penn State than the ...
Yahoo! Sports (blog)
From the blog Dr. Saturday: While many are waiting for the NCAA to step in and issue some sort of death penalty against Penn State for its lack of institutional control following the release of the Freeh report, which detailed a university-wide cover ...

Yahoo! Sports (blog)

100 more free schools approved
BBC News
They are being set up by groups, including charities and religious bodies, teachers, parents and education chains behind academy schools. Supporters say the expansion will mean there will be a free school in nearly every local authority. The government ...

BBC News

Chaso at MS 318 in Rockaway Park
New York Daily News
Parents and former teachers at a Rockaway Park middle school are calling for the ouster of the principal, citing “mayhem” in the building. They say Principal ... “She's definitely a good leader,” said English teacher Dwight Curwen, who has been at MS ...

New York Daily News

#last5years: Learning continues after graduation, especially in a rough economy
Washington Post (blog)
Education reporter Jenna Johnson introduces you to ambitious student leaders, journalists, activists, interns and newsmakers from colleges across the country. Search This ... #last5years: Learningcontinues after graduation, especially in a rough ...

Calling NY STEM Teachers!
Huffington Post
For almost sixty years a high-quality public education has been a fundamental right -- a right guaranteed by the state and entrusted to the men and women who have dedicated their lives toteaching. Study after study has proven that ... To help teachers ...

Louisiana voucher scheme fails to attract many students
Washington Post (blog)
Below is education historian Diane Ravitch's take on what happened with the voucher scheme. Ravitch is a research professor at New York University and author of the bestselling “The Death and Life of the Great American School System.” This first ...

Days before its charter hearing, Truebright fired 8 teachers
Philadelphia Inquirer
Just days before a hearing began to prove that it should be granted a new operating charter, Truebright Science Academy Charter suddenly told eight of its 15 certified teachers - plus its technology director - that they would be terminated, staff ...

Third of new free schools are religious
The Guardian
In all, 59 schools are being set up by teachers, existing schools and educational organisations, including the five private ones. ... The East London science college, which will be based in Tower Hamlets or Newham, is being set up by a teacher group...

The Guardian

Calif. teacher pension posts low investment return
San Jose Mercury News
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California s teacher pension fund earned just a 1.8 percent return from investments this year, a rate that fell well short of expectations and could add to the system s shortfall, officials revealed Thursday.

Bridgepoint: Ashford University Being Monitored for Accreditation Compliance
Wall Street Journal
Bridgepoint Education Inc. (BPI), the parent of Ashford University and University of the Rockies, said Ashford is being monitored by a higher education commission to confirm the university meets the commission's criteria for accreditation. The ...

Opinion: NJ education officials continue work on tenure, charter schools
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Under the bill, teachers would get tenure after three years of “highly effective” or “effective” teaching. Teachers who ... But test scores can't be the only measure ofteacher effectiveness; there needs to be authentic assessment, which could include ...

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

Number of college grads drops in Washington, 14 other states; recession blamed
The Seattle Times
Number of college grads drops in Washington, 14 other states; recession blamed. The percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds in Washington with college degrees fell during the recession, according to a new government report. By Donna Gordon Blankinship ...

Iran's education minister meets his Azeri counterpart
Islamic Republic News Agency
“Some third countries are impeding friendship between Tehran and Baku; Iran and Azerbaijan have joint cultural, historical relations; the two countries have good potentials for expansion of ties in all fields including the field of education,” Haji ...

Islamic Republic News Agency

Accreditation woes for ed co. Bridgepoint deepen
CBS News
The for-profit education provider said Friday that its Ashford University division's current certifier, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools — HLC — is examining it to make sure it meets standards ...

Education Minister Chairs Meeting of Curricula Specialists
Bahrain News Agency
... peace co-existence and respect of others' points of view in school books and class activities. The Education Ministry's professional development plan for the next academic year, including training workshops for the ministry's affiliates, were also ...

Bahrain News Agency

Teaching Children the Basics of Investing
Fox Business
Learning finance may be as important for your children as reading, writing and arithmetic, but they might not learn it in school. ... Canby says that a child's financial education begins with an allowance. He suggests parents start giving an allowance ...

Nev. District, Down 400 Teachers, Turns to Title I Funds
Education Week News
The Clark County School District might be able to temporarily rehire about half of the 419 teachers it laid off last month. ... Education Week Teacher · Education Week Digital Directions · EducationWeek Top School Job; Shop at Edweek ... More than ...

New CPS Budget: Teachers Boo New Spending Plan During Public Hearing
Huffington Post
Teachers and community school activists did not respond well to the 2012-13 Chicago Public Schools budget proposal outlined at a public hearing Wednesday, which includes emptying the district's cash reserve fund and radically reducing teacher raises ...

Child sex abuse reporting: Some teachers lack courage and training to do the ...
San Jose Mercury News
"Ninety-nine percent of teachers and educators in fact do report," said Karyn Sinunu-Towery, assistant district attorney in Santa Clara County. "Many times the child is only comfortable with theteacher, and they come to school with a sad story of what ...

Word of the Day | protean - New York Times Learning Network
The Learning Network - Teaching and Learning With The New York Times ... Teachers can use or adapt our lessons across subject areas and levels. ... This network should be Must See E-education/infotainment for all ages/circumstances.
The Learning Network

Flat-of-the-curve in Education?, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of ...
By Arnold Kling
Education reform activist Bill Costello points out that our annual "per-pupil spending in 2006 was 41 percent higher than the OECD average of $7283, and yet American students still placed in the bottom quarter in math and in the bottom third ...
EconLog: Library of Economics...

Economic growth and higher education in India and China | East ...
By Ranjit Goswami
Economic growth and higher education in India and China. July 13th, 2012. Author: Ranjit Goswami, RK University. In the early 1980s, India had quantitatively and qualitatively more infrastructure than China. Until last decade, India's higher ...
East Asia Forum

Teacher certification fraud charged — Joanne Jacobs
By Joanne
... School · Advertise. You are here: Home / Education / Teacher certification fraud charged ...Aspiring teachers paid a Memphis school official to find substitutes to take a teacher certification exam, prosecutors charge. Clarence Mumford, 58, is ...
Joanne Jacobs

Teachers Write! Nonfiction Friday with Author Sarah Albee
By kmessner
Teachers Write! Nonfiction Friday with Author Sarah Albee. By kmessner | Published: July 13, 2012. Guest author Sarah Albee is visiting Teachers Write to talk nonfiction and images today. I got to spend a few days writing with Sarah at our retreat on Lake Champlain recently, and she is the sort of person ... Here's another thing I've learned from my history-teacher-husband: there are always going to be those self-motivated, naturally-curious, superstar kids who are born loving history.
Kate Messner

California Teacher Pension Fund Posts Low Investment Return ...
By tjfang
California's teacher pension fund has earned a 1.8 percent return from investments this year, a rate that falls short of expectations and could add to the system's shortfall.
CBS San Francisco

Basic education levels worrisome - The Nation
Channarong said the poor academic achievement resulted from a shortage of teachers, teachersinstructing students in subjects for which they are not qualified, and teachers' lack of training in diverse teaching methods relevant to their curricula. ... Urging educational institutions to improve their attitudes toward the assessment and place importance on developments in teaching and learning, he said the issue of low academic achievement must be solved on a system-wide basis, ...
NationMultimedia.com - National

NEA Convention Doesn't Reflect Mainstream Teacher Values - Gary ...
By Gary Beckner
Money troubles aside, the rhetoric coming from the NEA convention would shock many Americanteachers–a workforce just as political diverse as any other–into complete disbelief. According to the union-watchdog Education Intelligence ...
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AEI Citizenship – Seeking civic education
Seeking civic education ... organizations working to study and counter this negative trend, using innovative teaching technology, research, ... Eighty-four percent of the public and 83 percent of teachers believe the United States is a “ unique ...

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