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Websites help ease kids back into school mode
USA TODAY
The site sorts the content by grades (K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12) and by subject matter broken into math, language arts, science, art & music, computer programming, using technology and Your Life. All the digital materials found on PowerMyLearning have been ...

Hong Kong protests education plan, calls it Chinese propaganda
Chicago Tribune
Hong Kong (Reuters) - Thousands of Hong Kong parents marched in the streets on Sunday in protest against a school curriculum plan they said was an attempt to brainwash students by extolling the achievements of the Chinese Communist party.

At annual teachers meeting in Detroit, a resolution on testing
Detroit Free Press
"We need to re-balance this so that teaching is the center of education, not testing," Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said after the vote. The Washington, D.C.-based union -- which has 1.5 million members -- is ... Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit Branch NAACP, who wrapped up Saturday's session with a speech in which he declared, "If you're a teacher in America, you're catching some kind of hell." Anthony said Michigan and Detroit are at the center of predominant ...

American higher education must reinvent itself
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that venture capitalists have poured about $500 million over the last few years into education-technology start-ups, trying to cash in on a market they see as ripe for a digital makeover. There is a very ... Both are a waste of time because of the lack of learning, with a purpose, and the potential of what is learned that can have an immediate impact on the lives of the learners (both teachers and students). ... Time to get down to the “business” of teaching and learning once again.

Thousands in HK protest China patriotism classes
San Francisco Chronicle
Teachers, parents, students and pro-democracy activists marched Sunday to the government headquarters of the semiautonomous territory to protest against the new curriculum, which authorities are encouraging schools to begin using when classes resume in September. Photo: Vincent Yu / AP .... Sunday's demonstrators carried placards and banners and shouted slogans calling for the government to withdraw its plan to introduce the Moral and National Education curriculum. The government has stood firm and ...

San Francisco Chronicle

Education Equation: Larger class size = better teacher pay?
Mason City Globe Gazette
That tradeoff to boost compensation and leadership roles for teachers has been part of successful reforms in other states and countries, said Jason Glass, director of the state Department of Education. Glass said ... 2013 legislative agenda will be some form of a teacherleadership structure supported by a redesigned compensation system that “looks at raising base pay, creating teacher leadership roles, addressing labor-market issues in areas such as high-needs subject areas or teaching in high-poverty schools.” ...

Is algebra that important?
Arkansas Times (blog)
Education Is algebra that important? Posted by Max Brantley on Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 9:43 AM. algebra.jpg. Via Shutterstock ... There are many defenses of algebra and the virtue of learning it. Most of them sound reasonable on first hearing; many of them I once accepted. ... My mother-in-law, a teacher and generally brilliant person, always argued that success in math was a key to success in just about every other educational endeavor. I never knew her to be wrong about almost anything. But I found Hacker's premise ...

Hong Kong Protests China Patriotism Propaganda Classes
Huffington Post
HONG KONG -- Tens of thousands including teachers and parents pushing strollers took to Hong Kong streets Sunday to protest the upcoming introduction of Chinese patriotism classes they fear will lead to brainwashing, the latest sign of growing discomfort over Beijing's influence in the semiautonomous territory. Students and ... Sunday's demonstrators carried placards and banners and shouted slogans calling for the government to withdraw its plan to introduce the Moral and National Education curriculum.

Thousands protest Hong Kong education plan
Financial Times
“We will do our best to provide a diversified range of teaching materials reflecting multiple points of view,” said Mr Ng, refuting fears national education would amount to brain-washing students about Communist China's history. “'Brain-washing' is against ...

Financial Times

Hong Kong parents protest pro China education curriculum
GlobalPost
... basis of the “Moral and National Education” curriculum to be introduced into schools in Hong Kong in the coming years. Parents are worried their children will be brainwashed and are calling on authorities to bin the book and the rest of the teaching material.

Hong Kong parents protest education scheme seen as Chinese propaganda
Herald Sun
The protest came after a teaching booklet called "The China Model", which heavily praised China's one-party system, was sent to local schools in recent weeks, further fuelling debates over the lessons. The plan to introduce national education has been on ...

Teachers return on Wednesday; new school year to begin Aug. 6
Newnan Times-Herald
“We will use some of our time during our pre-planning to meet with the teachers to discuss our CRCT data, ethics, safety plans and professional learning,” said Arnall Middle School Principal Jan Franks, who is entering her fifth year. “Teachers will also have time in their classrooms to ...“One of the main goals at Evans will be incorporating literacy and writing within all content areas, including Connections classes such as art, music and physical education,” she added. With student orientations at all Coweta County ...

Why I became a teacher: to bring some personality to the classroom
The Guardian (blog)
Later my mum moved to England and as I was growing up she instilled in me the importance of education and knowledge. We were bought up with ... That was the start of a learning curve to be myself as a teacher and trust my own judgment. I then taught at ... Some people can be very negative about teaching but I became ateacher because I wanted to bring the best out in my students - and teaching is full of magical moments. Few things beat ... So what's my advice to NQTs and trainingteachers? First of all don't ...

The Guardian (blog)

Students work, but education doesn't: How school keeps kids from learning
OregonLive.com
Children and teens who claim not to enjoy learning can rattle off sports statistics, movie quotes, pieces of information they heard on the radio or television, and more. ... Discussion, teacherlecture, student lecture, performance and more can all be used.

Zim Teacher Shines in South Africa
AllAfrica.com
WHILE teachers plotted a strike last week, their former colleague, Jonathan Mangwiro was blazing the trail in South Africa, where television channel, eTV has described him as a South African hero for his contribution to education in that country. The popular ...

More evidence that DC education reforms are working
Washington Post
Ms. Henderson is less of a lightning rod than was Ms. Rhee, and Mr. Gray has not been as single-mindedly focused on education reform — almost to the exclusion of other issues — as was Mr. Fenty. But there hasn't been, to Mr. Gray's credit, a rollback of reform. Changes undertaken by Ms. Henderson, notably implementation of a curriculum and introduction of common core standards, may not grab headlines the way firing low-performing teachers does, but they are no less significant in raising the quality of ...

Education menu expands
Monroe News Star
In our hearts, we want to give education reform efforts a chance.- 11:51 pm. Be still for once, ...Charter schools are given flexibility in curriculum and implementation, finances and teachercertification as long as the school is deemed successful according to state accountability standards. Charter schools are ... In northeastern Louisiana, existing Type 2 charters are New Vision Learning Academy in Monroe, D'Arbonne Woods Charter School in Farmerville and Delhi Charter School in Richland Parish. In Monroe City ...

Teacher ratings won't be made public
Dailyrecord.com
Proponents of the bill say teachers still will be held to task for their performance. But the privacy clause has been panned by parents and other stakeholders, who say they won't know what was detailed in a teacher's review under a plan that will cost millions of ...

Learning lag: More sad news
Charleston Gazette
West Virginia's dismal rank among worst-educated states was reaffirmed last week by the annual Kids Count report, which indicated that roughly three-fourths of this state's students fail to meet national learning standards. Specifically, 79 percent of West Virginia eighth-graders aren't proficient in math, and 73 percent of fourth-graders lack proficiency in reading. These sad results drag the Mountain State down to nearly last place in America, 47th among states in education. State Kids Count Director Margie Hale told ...

Tougher standards may worsen science-teacher shortage
Orlando Sentinel
... 78 percent to 58 percent. "Of course, we applaud anything that increases rigor," said Sherry Southerland, a science-education professor at Florida State University and co-director of FSU-Teach, a program that aims to train more math and science teachers. ... And they don't get at the "larger issues," she added, which is that many college students with talent and interest in science don't pursue teaching careers. Those who do, she said, ... "Hopefully the end result is better learning for kids." lpostal@tribune.com or ...

CalL him 'shelley'
The Register-Guard
But what he really wants is more public funding for education. Hoping to lobby at the state level for change, Berman notes that in 1997-98, the state ranked 15th in the nation in per-pupileducation spending but that by 2008-09, the Oregon had fallen to 33rd.

Power of music in education changes lives
Ocala
And this is a new outlook on learning. My 7-year-old student was described as a "child with problems" by many school employees and teachers. She had obvious low self-esteem and used poor behavior choices as a means of drawing attention to herself.

Schools get ready to grade teachers, principals
Glens Falls Post-Star
The approach is not to catch teachers who are teaching ineffectively. That's not the approach. However, when we see areas that need improvement, it will be addressed.” Schools will use a rating system to determine the performance of a teacher or principal.

Work Based Learning Gives Students Hands-On Experience
Patch.com
Other occupations available through the program include public safety, during which students ride along with police officers; business and marketing education; family and consumer science; culinary arts; teacher education; early childhood education; video ...

Hong Kong parents protest China patriotism lessons
AFP
HONG KONG — Thousands of stroller-pushing Hong Kong parents and activists Sunday protested a plan to introduce national education lessons, slamming it as a bid to brainwash children with Chinese propaganda. The government has said the subject is important to ... The protest came after a teaching booklet called "The China Model", which heavily praised China's one-party system, was sent to local schools in recent weeks, further fuelling debates over the lessons. The plan to introduce national education has ...

AFP

Cambodia: Social Media and Education · Global Voices
By Mong Palatino
Tweet · submit to reddit · Nayheak Khun discusses the role of the internet and social media in improving the delivery of education in Cambodia. Google +1 icon. Email this to a friend Email. StumbleUpon · delicious · Instapaper ...
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Does mathematics have a place in higher education? « mathbabe
By Cathy O'Neil, mathbabe
I've observed a host of high school and college classes, from Michigan to Mississippi, and have been impressed by conscientious teaching and dutiful students. I'll grant that with an outpouring of resources, we could reclaim many dropouts ...
mathbabe

Opting out of their own education system | Samizdata.net
By Brian Micklethwait (London)
Staff room discussions were usually dominated by the iniquities of private education, and how socially divisive it was, up to the point she let slip that she sent both her boys (self included) to a fee-paying school. As a consequence, she often ...
Samizdata.net

Bangalore school teacher accused of sexually abusing students ...
New Delhi: A teacher at a private school in Bangalore has been accused of sexually abusing several of his female students. The Hindi teacher who began teaching just a month ago, is accused of passing lewd remarks at class IX students and ...
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Pembroke Pines Religion Teacher Accused Of Fondling Boy « CBS ...
By cbs4macdonald
PEMBROKE PINES (CBSMiami) — A 71-year-old man is accused of fondling a five-year-old boy's genitals during religious studies at the man's home. Worse yet, other children may have studied at Syed's Pembroke Pines home. On July 17, a ...
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NC Education Lottery sets records, sees 33 win $1M - English, baby!
By engorlis
July 29, 2012. RALEIGH, N.C. AP The N.C. Education Lottery has established records for sales and contributions in fiscal 2012, and its also made nearly three dozen people rich. Lottery officials say ticket sales rose for the sixth year in a row ...
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DOE update on new teacher evaluation system; 50000 teachers in ...
By Maureen Downey
No 1: Georgia needs a professional “electronic platform” for evaluators of teachers to record their observations and for teachers to respond. So, the state has contracted with one of the big names in online teacher evaluation tools, ...
Get Schooled

The impact of online learning on the future of higher education: a ...
By Tony Bates
By 2020, higher education will be quite different from the way it is today. There will be mass adoption of teleconferencing and distance learning to leverage expert resources. Significant numbers of learning activities will move to individualized, ...
Tony Bates

From Smartclass to Education Cities: India Plans for IT Education ...
By Lauren Riggs
Faster learning assessment tools, like a teacher's ability to display questions about the current lesson while students submit real-time answers on their own personal answering devices, allow instructors to quickly review or repeat concepts that students have not ... In a 2012Education Outlook report, New Delhi-based consultant firm Technopak estimates that India will require at least six million more trained teachers by 2020 to attain the world average in student-teacher ratios.
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A Revised List of Learning Plans - Welcome to the US SMB&D TS2 ...
By MSFTTS2
The Microsoft TS2 Team blog is designed to provide insightful information for Microsoft Partners on the latest products including Virtualization solutions, Hyper-V, VDI, MDOP, and SCVMM. We also cover a variety of topics on Cloud Computing ...
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School bullies ID'd – the teachers union!
By Dave Tombers
Dave Tombers is a retired police officer, former teacher, ex-Realtor, and past chairman of a large Christian school. Dave lives with his wife, 6 kids, and 2 dogs and has been writing ... The American Federation for Children – the nation's voice for school choice which is dedicated to empowering families with the ability to take charge of K-12 education choices for their children – today condemned the actions of the LAE. In a prepared statement, the federation alleges the LAE is bullying ...
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HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE - PJ Media
HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: Going Away to College This Fall? You' re Now the Exception. “For American students, heading off to college has ...
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