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A High-Tech Fix for Broken Schools

A High-Tech Fix for Broken Schools
Wall Street Journal
But these days Mooresville is leading the nation in a different way—by using digital technology to improve public education. "Fixing Our Schools," a documentary I am hosting for the Fox News Channel this Sunday, looks at how digital learning is being ...

Wall Street Journal

Message to a First-Year Teacher
Huffington Post
Many things have changed about teaching over the years, but one thing that doesn't is the nervous energy and enthusiasm that teachers have when the first day of school arrives. That is especially the case if you are a first-year teacher. Stephanie ...

A new way to evaluate teachers — by teachers
Washington Post (blog)
This may be the first time that the teacher education community has come together to hold itself accountable for the quality of teachers who are being prepared and to develop tools its members believe are truly valid measures of teaching knowledge and ...

Teachers Return To LA School Where Two Were Accused Of Lewd Conduct
NPR (blog)
Bancroft will teach sixth grade so that she can be with the children she had been teaching last year when they were in the fifth grade. Vanessa Romo at KPCC's Pass/Fail blog sploke with returningteacher Andrea Shaffer, who said it's "fabulous!" to be ...

Spencer: Bronx cheers for education commission
Delaware County Daily Times
There are too many teaching posts, sinecures, tuition-paying students, interested alumni and other vested interests to allow a bunch of education bureaucrats to pull its license. All these commissars want is to appear to be doing something to hold Penn ...

How Would Paul Ryan's Vision Change the US Education System?
The Atlantic
If you've heard anything about Paul Ryan by now, then you can probably guess his instructions for education reform. Step one: Cut ... It would also streamline some of the 82 programs that deal with teacher quality. Again, none of ... North Carolina ...

The Atlantic

Kan. education board looks into home schooling
Sacramento Bee
TOPEKA, Kan. -- The chairman of the Kansas State Board of Education says the state needs to look into home schooling to make sure children are being adequately educated. David Dennis of Wichita says he has heard reports of children being kept at home ...

Fairfax teachers follow in Cousteau's footsteps
Washington Post
Keller and fellow Fairfax County teacher Jason Pittman of Hollin Meadows Elementary School are participating in the program, which is funded by the Ocean Exploration Trust. Under the program, the Nautilus is hosting 12 teachers, who will rotate their ...

Teachers study new standards
Greenville Daily Reflector
Pitt County teachers this week are getting an in-depth look at what the new Common Core State Standards and North Carolina Essential Standards will look like in each teacher's classroom. The new curriculum ... North Carolina also adopted the N.C ...

Education plan doesn't replace poor parenting
Sumter Item
President Obama recently wrote an executive order that established a White House initiative on educational excellence for black Americans that will be housed in the Department of Education. It proposes "to identify evidence-based best practices" to ...

Kentucky's GOP lawmakers question standards for teaching evolution in schools
Kansas City Star
"The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) strongly supports the position that evolution is a major unifying concept in science and should be included in the K-12 science educationframeworks and curricula ... NSTA also recognizes that evolution ...

Texas jury sees video of teacher allegedly having sex with 4 students
Fox News
A Fort Worth high school teacher is accused of having group sex with four teenagers while another student videotaped the act, MyFoxDFW.com reported. Brittni Colleps, 28, a mother of three and former English teacher, used text messages to pursue five ...

LA teachers union urges members to ignore performance program
Los Angeles Times
As L.A. Unified reopened for the new school year Tuesday, the teachers' union is urging its members not to participate in a voluntary performance review program that ties student test scores to teacher evaluations. In a recorded back-to-school message ...

Virginia students find new math Standards of Learning tests more challenging
Washington Post
“Virginia teachers and students worked hard throughout the school year — and for many, into the summer — to meet the Board of Education's challenging new mathematics standards,” state Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia Wright said in a ...

Should you request a teacher change for your child?
Mother Nature Network (blog)
Boring teachers who hesitate to venture too far from the textbook or flat-out meanteachers who feel the need to assert their dominance over students with a constant stream of insults and yelling. And in some instances there are perfectly good teachers...

Mother Nature Network (blog)

Positive Soccer Coaching: Teaching Life Lessons with the ELM Tree
Yahoo! Sports
Experience is the best teacher. This is why I encourage players to come out of their comfort zones and try new skills in games. I tell them that mistakes are fine because that is the path to learning. Mistakes in life are similar. Everyone makes ...

The Global Search for Education: International Thinking
Huffington Post
Not only are there in many cases savings to be made in tuition fees, the top UK universities rival the best American ones in terms of prestige (see Times Higher Education World University Rankings and U.S. News World's Best Universities Rankings ...

Governor Christie Thanks a Teachers' Union
National Review Online
The TEACHNJ Act affirms that decisions about which teachers to let go “shall be made on the basis of seniority,” and that “if any teaching staff member shall be dismissed . . . such person shall be and remain upon a preferred eligible list in the order ...

Education job gains modest as salaries stagnate
Miami Today
Education is the foundation from which to build employment within One Community One Goal's targeted industries, said Alberto M. Carvalho, Miami-Dade superintendent of schools. "Focusing on private and public education is one of the top themes of the ...

Shark Week's gift to teachers
Washington Post (blog)
It's the middle of August, which means it is Shark Week, and to mark the 25th anniversary of the popular show, the education arm of the Discovery Channel has a gift for teachers. The present is ...The groups will then submit their list of questions to ...

Feds Push Kansas to Revise Evaluation of Teachers
Education Week News
Kansas Department of Education officials told State Board of Education members Tuesday that a commission of teachers and administrators plans to start work in September on proposals for revising teacher evaluations. Though changes wouldn't take effect ...

Nashua school board adds teacher after class size debate
Nashua Telegraph
At Monday night's Board of Education meeting, after a long discussion on the district's enrollment situation, board members voted to hire an additional elementary school teacher for the coming school year. Only Board Chairman Robert Hallowell and ...

What Is The Purpose Of Education?
And by making education freely available to all children, we're giving everyone an equal opportunity to succeed in life. But the path to success and even ... They should be learning by doing. The thing is not to learn excel or such programs, it is to ...

Western Michigan University education program gets 'at risk' grade from state
Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com
KALAMAZOO, MI – The Michigan Department of Education has given the teacher-preparation program at Western Michigan University an "at-risk" rating, making it one of three programs in the state with that ranking. ... Katharine Cummings said the college...

Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com

Ex-Teacher Who Impregnated Student Will Get Pension, State Health Care
CBS Local
GRAND RAPIDS (WWJ/AP) - A 59-year-old former Michigan teacher who authorities say had a sexual relationship with a then-16-year-old student in 2010 is expected to keep getting his pension from the state. The state Department of Education says Krag...

CBS Local

Teachers, board reach contract agreement
During that time, teachers will see no increase in base pay or through salary steps, which in past contracts have automatically increase pay based on years of experience or attaining higher levels ofeducation. In the third year of the contract ...

Dwight Duncan slams teacher union over criticism
Toronto Star
1 deadline set by Education Minister Laurel Broten. The minority Liberal government has threatened to recall the legislature from its summer recess to pass a wage freeze law for teachers if deals are not reached by the end of August. That's the only ...

Toronto Star

Critical Skills Education SaaS EverFi Raises $10M From Jeff Bezos ...
By Leena Rao
Washington D.C.-based education technology company EverFi has raised $10 million in Series B funding from Jeff Bezos, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, Rethink Education, New Enterprise Associates, Tomorrow Ventures (the investment ...

The benefits of learning a second language
By Tyler Cowen
(In particular it is harder for Americans to get within-culture reinforcement for language learning in the way that Europeans so often do, either from American popular culture or from crossing a nearby border.) .... In the US the performance of primary and secondary schools is so superlative that post-secondary institutions are required to operate remedial English (and math) programs: most systems of public education in the US are so poor at providing “the basics” it is pointless to think or ...
Marginal Revolution

Drugstore Education - Albert Jay Nock - Mises Daily
When I say an association of scholars, I mean that it was not quite precisely what we understand by a teaching institution. ... The point is that the whole burden of education lay on the student, not on the institution or on the individual scholar.
Mises Daily : Mises Institute...

Emotional Learning Not @ Your Library « Annoyed Librarian
By Annoyed Librarian
School librarians and teachers on Council, please feel free to correct me–I am simplifying quite a bit. Here is part of the Bill's text: (6) Social and emotional learning programming also results in reduced problem behavior, improved health ...
Annoyed Librarian

Miramonte Elementary Teachers Return After Child Abuse Scandal ...
By neilajamee
Some Miramonte Elementary teachers returned to the South Los Angeles school on Tuesday after they were removed earlier this year following a child abuse scandal involving one of their colleagues.... In February, Superintendent John Deasy transferred the entire teaching staff away from Miramonte because of the incident. Deasy said he wanted a complete investigation into the scandal. ... I didn't do anything,” said teacher Andrea Schaffer. According to new principal Martha ...
CBS Los Angeles

When Should You Ignore a Proselytizing Teacher?
By Hemant Mehta
... John H. Reagan High School in Austin, Texas — a “failing” school. The book is called Saving the School: The True Story of a Principal, a Teacher, a Coach, a Bunch of Kids and a Year in the Crosshairs of Education Reform by Michael Brick: ...
Friendly Atheist

Napa HS Teacher Accused Of Inappropriate Relationship With ...
By tjfang
Napa HS Teacher Accused Of Inappropriate Relationship With Student. August 14, 2012 4:54 PM. Share this. View Comments. More Activity. Facebook Activity. What's this? Add to Timeline - What's This. Click "Log in" to publish what you read ...
CBS San Francisco

Who's your teacher? | Momaha Blogs
By Al Watts
Some parents want to avoid teachers like this. They want to increase the odds of their student getting a good teacher. They talk to other parents. They agonize over which ones are the best and which ones they hope their children don't get.
Momaha Blogs

One (Learning) Culture
By George
Imagine walking into a professional development session where teachers have their devices out and are doing whatever they need. At the beginning of the session, the presenter asks everyone, “Could you please put away your devices and ...
The Principal of Change

What Does Catholic Social Teaching Have to Do wit... | Christianity ...
What Does Catholic Social Teaching Have to Do with the Presidential Race? While Paul Ryan probably won't impact the outcome of the election, Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick will likely renew debate over the morality of the budget.
Christianity Today Magazine

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