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Can We Prevent An Education Bubble?
Dr. Paredes: We have institutions engaging in innovative ways of teaching, for instance, some institutions will record the fifteen best lectures in their field and all the students will use those videos for their course material. You can reproduce that ...

Has Teach for America betrayed its mission?
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan praises it for having "made teaching cool again." And TFA veterans have emerged as the most influential leaders of a bipartisaneducation reform movement. But critics ... TFA also sends its rookies, who typically have ...


Suburban St. Louis teacher wins statewide honor
Sacramento Bee
An English teacher in suburban St. Louis has won the state's highest teaching honor. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has named Cathy Cartier the MissouriTeacher of the Year for 2012-2013. The Affton High School teacher will be ...

Nutmeg Education Launches Common Core Standards Instruction, Assessment ...
Sacramento Bee
15, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Any teacher can tell you that instruction, assessment and remediation are inter-connected components of student learning. But if these components are interconnected, why don't teachers use a tool that's interconnected ...

Bad Education produced bad TV
The Guardian (blog)
When I joined the teaching profession the question that I was asked most was, isteaching anything like Teachers? ... Bad Education, was just that, bad. For those who missed the Jack Whitehall-penned programme (how I wish I was one of those), it...

The Guardian (blog)

Rural education coordinator named
Sacramento Bee
He replaces Phyllis Carlson, who was tapped to coordinate the Parents as Teachers Program. The department, in a news release, says Simon was principal of the ... In his new role, Simon will be charged with improving the department's outreach to rural ...

Let Online Learning Flourish
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Current administrative rules restrict districts from collecting state aid on behalf of students enrolled in more than two online learning courses. The Michigan Department of Education has issued “seat-time waivers” to allow districts to collect funding ...

Sorry, teachers, test scores should count
Los Angeles Times
Also; New Jersey's fairer way to fire teachers · Education's cheating epidemic · Education'spendulum: Thinkers or test takers? L.A. formula: New schools = better student performance. But why? The teachers union that's failing ... In other words, if ...

Lego owners, Canadian teachers invest $614 mln in ISS
COPENHAGEN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Toymaker Lego's owners and a Canadian teachers' pension fund are to pay 3.72 billion Danish crowns ($614 million) for a 26 percent stake in Danish cleaning group ISS which will use the money to cut debt, relaunching ...

William Gormley: We need more male teachers
The Daily Advertiser
In recent years, education experts have converged on one big idea: Teachers matter.- 12:43 am. Don't say religion is ... big idea: Teachers matter. Studies show that years of good teaching can set a student on a good path, while years of bad teaching ...

Coalition Aims to Link School Group and Romney
New York Times
The coalition, New Yorkers for Great Public Schools, said it planned to highlight donors who supported both Mitt Romney and StudentsFirstNY, a political group formed as a counterweight to teachers' unions that oppose much of Mr. Bloomberg's education ...

Retired teachers will get less as Legislature overhauls pensions, health care
Detroit Free Press
Critics say the changes represent broken promises and a continued war on teachers by the Republican-controlled Legislature. But supporters of the changes say they will save the retirement system from catastrophe by erasing more than $15 billion of ...

Camden School District hires private substitute-teacher agency
Philadelphia Inquirer
Officials said the board's decision to privatize substitute services by hiring Source 4 Teachers L.L.C. was prompted both by a high teacher-absentee rate in the district and by difficulty obtaining certifiedteachers as substitutes. Between teachers ...

Special education parents upset with Soquel Union district leadership
San Jose Mercury News
SOQUEL - Parents of special education kids were disappointed their concerns about leadership within Soquel Union Elementary School District went unaddressed during Wednesday's board meeting. Several parents have sent letters to district officials in ...

Teacher launches petition drive against voter ID law
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Teacher launches petition drive against voter ID law. August 16, 2012 4:54 am ... 2012-08-16 04:55:41; Teacher launches petition drive against voter ID law. 2012-08-16 04:54:10; A newsmaker you should know: Hempfield's recreation director wants to ...

SAHEL: Education in crisis
OUAGADOUGOU/ABIDJAN, 16 August 2012 (IRIN) - In times of severe drought such as in the Sahel or East Africa, food funding often takes priority over other needs like education, yet children who miss out on learning remain vulnerable to future disasters, ...

Teachers Decline Rural Postings
"Even with incentives such as bush allowances for those teachers who are teaching in remote areas, teachers remain reluctant to work in the bush," remarked Deputy Director of Education in the region Fanuel Kapapero during an interview with New Era on ...

A Letter From a Teacher to Students
Huffington Post
Many of you believe that this is the time when teachers awake in our caves from a summer slumber to feast once again on the hopes and dreams of youth, which is only true in a few and extreme cases. In order to help make this new year a good one, I have ...

Children's education can't stop at the classroom door
The Mercury
Children's education can't stop at the classroom door. Posted: 08/16/12 09:02 am. DEAR ABBY: Wouldn't it make sense if grade school teachers set aside time, weekly or monthly, to go over some very generic information that kids need to learn? I'm ...

Students, teachers looking for solutions to growing class sizes
The seniors are receiving personal attention from teachers about the upcoming curriculum. "I came from a bigger high school," said ... "The one on one you have with your teacher is the best you could ever have," said Jayton Lewis a senior at the ...

Teachers Union Contract Approved
ABQ Journal
The Albuquerque Public Schools board narrowly ratified a teachers union contract Wednesday night, after a lengthy discussion that left the board still at an impasse as to whether and how the board can change district policy in ways that conflict with a ...

QTS / NQT Primary Teachers needed in Cardiff
The Independent
Capita are one of the main suppliers for schools in South Wales and we can offer teachers the chance to manage their own schedules on a weekly basis. For NQT's the chance of Teacher Supply offers an invaluable way to experience different cultures and ...

Judge sentences former North Ridgeville teacher to probation in sex case
Plain Dealer
View full sizeBRUCE GEISELMAN/SUN NEWSFormer North Ridgeville teacherConstance Yacobozzi, left, with her attorney, Richard Lillie, appear in Lorain County Common Pleas Court. Former North Ridgeville High School teacher Constance Yacobozzi ...

Plain Dealer

Obama thanks Iowa teachers for their hard work
Politico (blog)
CASCADE, Iowa – On the road to his first speech of the day Wednesday, President Obama stopped at Cascade High School here to thank teachers for their hard work as they prepare to start a new school year. The children of Iowa who he's seen across the ...

Digital learning platform BenchPrep adds new publishers, doubles courses
The new partners, which include Pearson Education, Inc., O'Reilly Media, Inc., Microsoft Press, Archipelago Learning (now part of Plato Learning), A.D. Banker & Co., and Allen Resources, put the company on track to offer 200 courses by the end of...


CARPE DIEM: The Higher Education Academic Conference Racket
By noreply@blogger.com (Mark J. Perry)
At the risk of being accused of exposing one of higher education's "dirty little secrets," let's have a frank discussion about the market racket? for academic conferences. This post was inspired by an email invitation I received today to attend an ...

State Legislature Approves Changes For Teachers « CBS Detroit
By mfusinski
State Legislature Approves Changes For Teachers. August 15, 2012 7:09 PM.
CBS Detroit

Edwardsville School Board, Teachers to Talk Again « CBS St. Louis
By Bill Reker
Parents packed the meeting opposed to such a move. Teachers have voted to authorize a strike but have not set a date. School started Wednesday in Edwardsville. Edwardsville Education Association Co-President David Boedeker confirmed ...
CBS St. Louis

Rhizomatic Learning and MOOCs – Assessment » Dave's ...
By dave
Education, post-structuralism and the rise of the machines. Rhizomatic Learning and MOOCs – Assessment · rhizomes Add comments. Aug 162012. I received a question on twitter today about one of my favourite fist slamming on the table topics, assessment, and figured i would use the opportunity to put down a few thoughts about rhizomatic learning and how it impacts the way I see MOOCs. (post/pre-script) This ... Rhizomatic Learning – What are we teaching? This means different...
Dave's Educational Blog

NYC Educator: How to Crush a New Teacher in Five Short Years
By NYC Educator
I had no teaching experience, but that didn't matter. I was told that the NYC school system had a "critical shortage" of science teachers, and since I had a science background, I applied. The teaching fellows training was fun. We learned the ...
NYC Educator

St. Louis teacher wins statewide honor - ConnectMidMissouri.com
By Newsdesk KRCG
An English teacher in suburban St. Louis has won the state's highest teaching honor. ... of Elementary and Secondary Education has Named Cathy Cartier the Missouri Teacher of the Year for 2012 2013. The Affton High School. Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Teachers of the Year! ... in suburban St. Louis has won the state's highest teaching honor. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has named Cathy Cartier the Missouri Teacher of the Year for 2012-2013.
Connect Mid-Missouri - Local News

SUNY Geneseo names new Dean of Education
By TheLCN staff
“My goal is to foster an active, thriving academic and learning community in the School of Education so our students and faculty feel energized and excited about teaching as a profession and a lifelong learning experience.” Sikka received her ... She has a keen grasp of the issues facing education in this country and innovative ideas to create a more agile system of teacher preparation. I look forward to the ... Livonia teachers prepare for school after July 5 fire. “I had pictures from 25 ...
Livingston County News

The issue: Cheuvront and education funding
WHO SAID IT: Democratic Senate candidate Katie Hobbs and House candidates Chad Campbell and Lela Alston for Legislative District 24, which encompasses Phoenix historic neighborhoods and parts of east Phoenix and south Scottsdale.
azcentral.com | north phoenix

Bakersfield teacher honored by NFL | Local & Regional News ...
A Bakersfield man has been named the NFL Teacher of the Year. The award honors former NFL players who entered the field of education after retiring from football.
BakersfieldNow.com - KBAK and...

Education - SketchUp
Higher Education. Use the same tools that industry pros do; Faculty and students get discounts on SketchUp Pro; Less time learning software means more time ...

Teacher Accused of Having Group Sex With Students on Video
ABC News (blog)
A former Texas high school English teacher and mother of three is on trial, accused of having sex with five male students. The evidence against Brittni Colleps, 28, includes cell phone video that allegedly shows group sex between her and four students ...

ABC News (blog)

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