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14 Michigan districts to try out national models for evaluating teachers

14 Michigan districts to try out national models for evaluating teachers
Detroit Free Press
For the pilot, each district will use one of the four models -- the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model, the Charlotte Danielson framework for teaching, the Five Dimensions of Teaching and Learningand the Thoughtful Classroom. ... Tom Pedroni, an ...

A crisis in confidence or in the classroom? Polls and lists on education ...
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Test results throughout the year are provided to teachers too late for them to re-teach subjects and fill gaps in learning before students take high-stakes exams or before the end of the year, so students enter those exams without core knowledge and ...

Teachers to be evaluated under new system in Frederick County
Washington Post
Although the new evaluations have generated concerns among educators statewide, the countyteachers who attended Monday's training did not seem worried about the change. Dana Angleberger, a physical education teacher at Oakdale Middle School in ...

Sides dig in as Chicago teachers strike looms
CBS News
CHICAGO — Teachers picketed outside a district office Wednesday in the shadow of a giant inflatable rat as school board members inside authorized spending $25 million in the event of the first Chicago teacher strike in a quarter-century. The ...

Teachers Spend Own Money On Necessity Items For Their Students: Report ...
Huffington Post
“This survey of our teachers makes one thing abundantly clear: teachers are not only educating students, but through their out-of-pocket purchases, teachers are tackling major social issues such as homelessness, poverty, hunger and teaching students ...

Everonn to buyout Bharti group's training company Centum Learning
Everonn Education Limited (Everonn), a part of Varkey Group /GEMS Education - Dubai, has struck a deal to acquire Centum Learning Limited, a privately held company of the Bharti group, which is into training programmes and skill development solutions, ...

California school district sued over abstinence-only sex ed
NBCNews.com (blog)
Two California moms are suing a Central Valley school district over its abstinence-only sexeducation, saying the policy puts students' health at risk by failing to give teens information about condoms and contraception and about how to prevent ...

Obama Promotes His Education Credentials, Putting Down Romney's
New York Times (blog)
Mr. Romney, the president said, would impose deep cuts on education funding, as part of the favor-the-rich Republican budget drafted by his running mate, Representative Paul D. Ryan. “I've got a question for Governor Romney: How many teachers' jobs are ...

Duncan addresses Baltimore County teachers
Baltimore Sun
In remarks that elicited applause from 800 Baltimore County English teachers, U.S.Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday that teachers should earn more and there should be more focus on educating the whole child. Duncan addressed the group at ...

Baltimore Sun

Why Is Iran Curtailing Female Education? - WorldWise - The ...
By Guest Writer
So far, no university has adopted a policy of single-sex faculty, such as men restricted to teachingmale students and women restricted to teaching only female students—although that reversal seems more possible now, too. In the early years of the revolution, the ... The decision by Qom University, located in a shrine city and the center of religious learning in Iran, not to allow women to study economics, commerce or industrial engineering may not be surprising. But Tehran University's ...

Call With Education Grantmakers | ED.gov Blog
By asmigiel
On August 21, the Department of Education hosted a quarterly conference call for education funders with Secretary Arne Duncan. Secretary Duncan talked about two of the Department's grant competitions, Investing in Innovation (i3) and Race ...
ED.gov Blog

Henry Rollins Pitches Education as the Key to Restoring Democracy ...
By Josh Jones
And although he left higher education for a more individualized path, Rollins has a very high regard for the potential of a good education to change people's lives. ... his view of what an education should be corresponds to what educational reformers have stressed for decades—that moving to a focus on critical thinking, rather than “teaching to the test,” is a shift that needs to happen in order for students to become curious, intentional, and independent learners and, ultimately, free and ...
Open Culture

Obama To Heckler: You 'Probably Needed A Good Teacher' « CBS ...
By Matt Higgins
Obama To Heckler: You 'Probably Needed A Good Teacher'. August 22, 2012 11:06 AM..
CBS Las Vegas

SAGE to publish Australian Journal of Education and Australian ...
The Australian Journal of Education is Australia's leading educational research ... and services that can be used to improve learning across the education sector.

7 in 10 state teachers see hunger in schools, study says
Seven out of 10 Arkansas teachers regularly see students arrive to school ... Arkansas Teacher of the Year 2012 and teacher at Monticello High School, told Share ... according to the state Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education.

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