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Teachers unions still struggling

Will: Teachers unions still struggling
The Columbian
The name of the nation's largest labor union -- the National Education Association -- seems calculated to blur the fact that it is a teachers union. In Chicago, however, the teachers union candidly ... Callaghan: Question of fairness arises in state ...

Local teachers should quit the union
Las Vegas Review - Journal
But if you are a teacher supporting the union, you are supporting an organization that does just that: it denies, as the district claims, that there is not enough money to both sustain raises and keep the jobs we have. This union campaigned for raises ...

Oil town's teachers struggling
Tulsa World
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Jobs paying $80000 or more abound in North Dakota's booming oil patch, but when Molly Lippert came home from college, she gladly accepted a $31500-a-year positionteaching first grade. "I'd really like to stay in the field of ...

A Cop Walking the Beat of Global Higher Education
New York Times
“We take a look at anything linked to the quality of teaching and learning, and also at the standard of examination,” said Joanna Wynn, a spokeswoman for the agency. “Also this year, we've been given responsibility for the reliability of information ...

Education tide may be turning away from NCLB
Macon Telegraph (blog)
The tide may be turning away from the educational equivalent of high-stakes poker. The emphasis in Washington, D.C., on the ”No Child Left Behind” law is waning, and there seems to be no taste for stopping its slide. Georgia, and another 25 states ...

In Our View: State Receives No Child Left Behind Waiver
The Columbian
This was the right thing for Washington state, which did not deserve to be continually victimized by an intransigent Congress that refuses to agree on education reform. And it was the right thing for the Department of Education, which ... Specifically ...

Your View: Reforming Education in New Bedford: Our mission defined
Despite our substantial growth as a nation, we have never outgrown the rewards for hard work, self-determination and education. ... Students and their parents are able to shop between the New Bedford Public School System, Global Learning Charter ...

Children need more geography field trips, says Michael Palin
By Graeme Paton, Education Editor. 11:10AM BST 08 ... The comments were made ahead of a speech this week to the Prince's Teaching Institute – a charity established by the Prince of Wales to improve teachers' grasp of traditional subject knowledge. Mr...


Leaving behind 'No Child' law invites lots of change
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
With Friday's announcement that the U.S. Department of Education has approved Wisconsin's request to launch a new school improvement and accountability plan, we effectively have reached the end of the No Child Left Behind era around here. ... Scott ...

Cohn: How Dalton Days produced a miracle for Catholic teachers
Toronto Star
Don't underestimate Dalton McGuinty's ability to divide and convince — if not quite conquer — teachers with tough love. ... Tyler Smith, 8, drove on the Red Riders' track at Indy, learning. Saturday's Honda Indy events draw scores of young families ...

Toronto Star

Education investment: College students face tough choices
The Spokesman Review
But with the cost of a college education skyrocketing and the economy still struggling, the question of choosing a marketable major becomes much more urgent. In the Inland Northwest, the degree most frequently conferred by area colleges and ...

Math teachers refine their skills during workshop
The State Journal-Register
JACKSONVILLE — If nine math teachers from three area schools spend 80 hours of their summer vacation in a professional development program offered through Illinois College, how many students potentially stand to benefit? ... Learning Collaborative ...

Queensland Teachers Union leaders absent from wage talks, but so are Premier ...
Herald Sun
But the pair insisted they were attending important conferences, pointing out Premier Campbell Newman and Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek had not attended either. The souring wage negotiations come as the QTU pushes for new teachers to have ...

John Deasy LAUSD: Superintendent Has Made Bold Decisions In Face Of Crisis
Huffington Post
LOS ANGELES — Faced with a shocking case of a teacher accused of playing classroom sex games with children for years, Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy delivered another jolt: He removed the school's entire staff – from custodians to the ...

Michael Bernard-Donals: University of Virginia's experience resonates here
Wisconsin State Journal
It's time-consuming, demanding, face-to-face work that involves years of trial-and-error labor on the part of students and teachers alike. Success isn't measured by dividends or ... But they weren't interested in hearing from Sullivan or the faculty ...

LA schools superintendent shakes up district with rapid clip of reform, bold ...
Washington Post
Doing what he thinks is right has put him in some unusual positions, such as siding with plaintiffs who successfully sued the district over closely protected teachers' union tenets — seniority-based layoff policies and leaving out student test scores ...

Teachers await selections of charter operators
Royal Oak Daily Tribune
DETROIT (AP) — Thousands of laid-off Michigan public school teachers don't know if they will have jobs waiting for them when classes resume this fall in their state-run districts. ... “Right now, they're just laid off,” Michigan Education Association ...

Children must go on geography field trips, says MIchael Palin
Ahead of a speech on geography to the Prince's Teaching Institute (PTI) later this week, in an event marking the body's 10th anniversary, Palin stressed the importance of the subject. "Geography itself is such a wide-ranging subject," he said. "It's ...


Teacher adjusting to Arctic wilderness
Gaston Gazette
Teacher adjusting to Arctic wilderness | teacher, wolf, studying, arctic, spiders, field, research, brooks, nick, wilderness. ... EDT Monday: A professional development webinar geared towardteachers. 1 p.m. EDT July 17: A webinar geared for the ...

Education Spending Is Not a Waste
Southern Pines Pilot
Education, particularly public funding for education, is under siege in state houses across the country and in Congress. The Texas Republican Party included in its platform a section that opposed the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). For ...

Redwood Elementary teacher in Avon Lake retires after 45 years on job
Plain Dealer
Redwood Elementary teacher in Avon Lake retires after 45 years on job. Published: Sunday, July 08, 2012, 10:00 AM ... Avon Lake parents are excited about their children's learning and are very supportive of the schools. That made my job much easier ...

Plain Dealer

Yearlong teacher training sensible
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Yearlong teacher training sensible | clarionledger.com | The Clarion-Ledger. ... It makes some sense then that those learning to be teachers would benefit from additional time in the classroom before graduating and taking their first teaching jobs. If ...

North Pocono teacher union president: Old contract is better
Scranton Times-Tribune
After rejecting a state arbitrator's report earlier this month, the president of the North PoconoEducation Association said teachers are better off under the expired contract. Jeanne Yazinski, president of NPEA, said Saturday teachers and other North ...

LMS? SIS? SIF? LTI? Alphabet soup and blended learning
Summary: What do your teachers and students really need from systems supporting blended and e-learning? ... By Christopher Dawson for ZDNet Education | July 8, 2012 -- Updated 05:11 GMT (22:11 PDT). Follow @ ... The average school technologist, let ...


CHHS teachers transferred
News & Observer
District officials are not saying much, but at least two Chapel Hill High School teachers, A.P. biologyteacher Bert Wartski and Honors English teacher Anne Thompson, have learned they are being transferred this fall to nearby schools.

The Future of Online Education: Three Competing Perspectives ...
By Bryan Caplan
Analysis: Online education will soon be a great way to teaching marketable skills. But colleges are primarily places where young elites (and their tuition-paying parents!) bond. In Arnold's words: [G]oing to a top college today is like belonging to ...
EconLog: Library of Economics...

Teachers Await Selections Of Charter Operators « CBS Detroit
By sstoddart
Thousands of laid-off Michigan public school teachers don't know if they will have jobs waiting for them when classes resume this fall in their state-run districts. ... “Right now, they're just laid off,” Michigan Education Association spokesman Doug Pratt said of teachers in the cash-strapped districts. “This is creating huge uncertainties for these educators.” ... The state has advanced Highland Park Schools several state aid payments to meet teacher payroll. Public Act 4 – a year-old state ...
CBS Detroit

A Very Bizarre Graduate School of Education « Diane Ravitch's blog
By dianerav
She often writes about education for The Answer Sheet. Burris has won awards for her leadership and her school has been recognized for its achievements. Burris just published an article about the Relay Graduate School of Education. This is ...
Diane Ravitch's blog

Scott Walker Prepares to Reform Higher Education | Via Meadia
By Walter Russell Mead
Scott Walker will not be the last state governor to try his hand at education reform. It will be a bumpy road, and there will be failures and lessons learned. But through efforts like this one, through borrowing best practice from other states and ...
Via Meadia

Georgia school chief worried about teacher evaluation plan | The ...
By Staff
ATLANTA — Georgia school Superintendent John Barge is telling federal education officials that he will not implement a teacher evaluation system that he fears might not work and could lead to lawsuits.Barge wrote to federal ... be only informational. Deputy Superintendent Teresa McCartney said the state is worried about teachers suing if they are denied a raise or face sanction because of student surveys, which in the initial plan accounted for 10 percent of a teacher's evaluation.

Accountability expert leaves Louisiana state education department ...
By Times-Picayune Staff
Scott Norton, a longtime staffer at the state Department of Education who has been recognized for his role in crafting the state's assessment and accountability systems, has resigned as assistant superintendent for standards, assessment and ...
New Orleans Metro Real Time News

Unite Online to Amplify Teachers' Voices and Impact!
By noreply@blogger.com (Mr. Byrne)
Teachers are discouraged from being outspoken, business savvy, or compensated for work we do beyond traditional teaching within the classroom. To that I say, ... Lillie Marshall (@WorldLillie) is ateacher in Boston Public Schools who runs the Education Bloggers group and chat, along with two GlobalEd websites, AroundTheWorldL.com and TeachingTraveling.com. You can ... Books, Blogs, and Videos to Transform Learning · Students Discover Ancient Chinese Dynasties Using .
Free Technology for Teachers

MCTC leads higher education in hiring employees of color | Asian ...
By aanews
MINNEAPOLIS (July 5, 2012) — Minneapolis Community and Technical College, a public, two-year community and technical college, leads the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system in its hiring rates of employees of color.
Asian American Press | AAPress.com

Online learning catering to business « Online Learning Update
By Ray Schroeder
Online learning catering to business. by LINDSEY KLEIN, Hartford Business Journal. Connecticut colleges are modifying their programs to better serve professional populations as businesses are increasingly viewing online higher education ...
Online Learning Update

ZDNet Education | Page 3870 | ZDNet
News and analysis on IT and computing in the education sector. ... of Marketing for WizIQ, Inc., a virtual classroom and learning network SaaS provider.

Big changes loom for higher education - Viewpoints - The Buffalo ...
All of U.S. higher education is facing fundamental change. ... when he steps forward with proposals to consolidate departments or increase teaching loads.

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