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Friday, August 10, 2012

Iowa Looks Abroad For Lessons On Education Reform

Iowa Looks Abroad For Lessons On Education Reform
Huffington Post
We've also scrutinized how other states are attempting to increase the effectiveness of theirteachers, as Iowa is. Branstad was the longest-serving governor in Iowa from 1983 to 1989, and was re-elected again in 2010. He's since made education reform ...

Education Will Never Be the Same with Coursera, Khan Academy
College Classes
Coursera is a learning platform that was started by Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, two professors whose aim was to make higher education available to a wider range of people. The platform has been making waves in the online education field and while ...

College Classes

Louisiana education chief withholding voucher records to avoid 'confusion'
Alexandria Town Talk
The Department of Education isn't claiming an exemption in public records law in denying the June 12 request from The Associated Press and delaying any production of the internal documents for at least several more weeks. Instead, the ... Other ...

A delicate dance: When parents ask for specific teachers
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Instead, I wrote a letter to the principal stating that “My son learns best in a classroom where there is an energetic and patient teacher, who values interactive discussion and provides opportunities for hands-on learning. ... “I make it really clear ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Rethinking the Learning Experience: Part IV
Huffington Post
Yet while sources of learning are diversifying at rates that evoke an Amazonian rainforest, the goal of this education remains the same as it always has: preparing the next generation of the workforce to survive, and perhaps thrive, in the real world ...

3 buses burned, clashes with police as thousands protest demanding free ...
Washington Post
The crisis over education reform in Chile remains unresolved despite more than a year of demonstrations by students, teachers and families. The marches have mostly been peaceful but often end with clashes between police in riot gear and groups of ...

Removing tests from DC teacher ratings
Washington Post
I have spent three decades studying why some schools produce more learning and better teachermorale than others. The best schools almost all share one advantage — a smart and energetic principal who has the power to hire teachers, assess them and ...

2 teachers named state fair parade grand marshals
Sacramento Bee
Both have recently won the Illinois State Board of Education's prestigious Teacher of the Year award. The Illinois State Fair opens Friday and runs through Aug. 19. About Comments. Reader comments on Sacbee.com are the opinions of the writer, not The ...

David Cameron should give PE teachers a sporting chance
The Guardian (blog)
Matt Bebbington is a PE teacher at Wilmslow High School in Cheshire. He is in his fifth year of teaching He is currently involved in a national research pilot to develop a new and authentic KS3 PE curriculum with the Youth Sport Trust and the TOP ...

The Guardian (blog)

Have You Heard? Big Changes for Special Education in NYC
Huffington Post
How can a single general education teacher provide the proper support for 30 children, including what may amount to a third of those children being classified as special needs? How can teachersnot only ensure academic success, but prepare for the ...

Ontario government secures third deal with provincial education union
Toronto Star
It is the third education union to hammer out a deal with the provincial government, after the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) and the Association of Professional Student Services Personnel, a smaller union that represents 750 ...

Education Management Corporation Reports Fiscal 2012 Fourth Quarter Results
Sacramento Bee
8, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Education Management Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: EDMC), one of the largest providers of post-secondary education in North America, today reported its financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2012.

Science Teachers Guilty of Releasing Invasive Species
Smithsonian (blog)
“Live organisms are a critical element for learning and we don't want to imply that they should not be used in the classroom,” said Sam Chan, an Oregon State University invasive species expert and a principal investigator on the study. “But some of our ...

Smithsonian (blog)

New Jersey education official Hespe to lead Burlington County College
Philadelphia Inquirer
David Hespe, now chief of staff for the current education commissioner, Chris Cerf, will succeed Robert Messina Jr., who ran the Pemberton-based college for 25 years before retiring this year. Messina's $185000 salary and perks were ... Hespe got ...

Teacher to serve 90 days
Cincinnati.com
NEWPORT — A judge ordered a former Highlands High School teacher to jail for three months on Wednesday after hearing the trauma she caused by having sexual relationship with a student. “It's like you ... She cited research that shows adolescent boys ...

Release of teacher who kept "hugs journal"
Westword (blog)
The case of David Moe, a longtime teacher at Paddington Station preschool, is mighty strange, representing a shifting middle ground between creepy behavior and child pornography. The uncertainty surrounding whether or not he's a threat to the community ...

Teachers suspicious of quota for skills checks
Sydney Morning Herald
The NSW Commission of Audit final report recommends the education department improve its management of poor performing teachers and specifically endorses reviewing the performance of ''something closer to 5 per cent'', a huge increase on the current ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Letters: Education needed to clear misconceptions of Sikhs
USA TODAY
Sunday was perhaps the most tragic day for American Sikhs. We all pray for the victims and their families and the wider American Sikh community. Our worst fears came true when six were gunned down by an ignorant, frustrated, hateful individual who...

USA TODAY

Appointee running for education board
Columbus Dispatch
Many children who have behavioral disorders can be really challenging for teachers. And as our reporting in the Locked Away series has discovered, some teachers turn to seclusion rooms as a way to manage difficult children. But what if there were no ...

Learning From Our Children
The Jewish Week
The oldest Machon campers have finished lunch, enjoyed some free time, and have reconvened on the hill under a large tree for their Shabbat afternoon learning session. I am honored to be this week's guest teacher, and I take the opportunity to talk to ...

Students, teachers gear up for learning
Hattiesburg American
Boo Hoo Breakfasts, Meet the Teacher Day and pep talks all contributed to successful first days for Petal, Lumberton and Sacred Heart students Wednesday. In Petal, a steady stream of parents and children pulled up to Petal Primary on the first day of ...

Learner Attacks Teacher Over Mp3 Player
AllAfrica.com
Electronic devices such as iPads, MP3s, cell-phones and other gadgets are prohibited on school premises because they interfere with both the processes of teaching and learning. The alleged assault occurred at ... According to the principal, Gerhart ...

Letter: To improve education, start by tackling poverty
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)
He spoke with Star-Ledger editorial page editor Tom Moran about school reform. U.S.Education Secretary Arne Duncan shamefully promotes the myth that America'seducation problem is its teachers and their associations, when the data are clearly contrary.

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)

Secret teacher evaluations part of 'compromise'
Asbury Park Press
Commissioner of Education Chris Cerf speaks after Governor Chris Christie signed the TeacherEffectiveness and Accountability for the Children of New Jersey (TEACHN) Act at Von E. Mauger Middle School in Middlesex, N.J. on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 ...

New Oregon education chief upset with school goals
The Register-Guard
PORTLAND — Many Oregon schools are aiming too low in a goal-setting exercise central to the governor's efforts to get better results from students, the state's new education leader said. The assertion by Chief Education Officer Rudy Crew came as the ...

Christie signs tenure overhaul
The West Milford Messenger
What New Jersey's new teacher-tenure law does, doesn't do. TENURE: ... Among those who lent support Monday were officials with the New Jersey Education Association, the state's largestteachers union and a frequent critic of his education plans. But on ...

Teachers and Principals Get Engaged - US Department of Education
By Laurie Calvert
About 180 teachers, school principals and education advocates convened at the U.S. Department ofEducation's headquarters last Friday to make connections and engage in important conversations about how educators will lead the transformation ... Aaron Bredenkamp, an Omaha, Neb., mathteacher on loan to ED as a Classroom Teaching Ambassador Fellow, recommended that the Department work on “rebranding the profession” so that parents and taxpayers will support reform.
ED.gov Blog

Times Higher Education - The week in higher education
9 August 2012. • The Russell Group has officially welcomed its four new arrivals from the 1994 Group: Durham, Exeter and York universities and Queen Mary, University of London. To mark their arrival, the mission group issued a press ...
News from THE

More Education Tied to Longer Life | Psych Central News
By Janice Wood
New research has found that, despite advances in health care, Americans who have the leasteducation also have shorter lives. “The most highly educated white men live about 14 years longer than the least educated black men,” reported S.
Psych Central News

OpEdNews - Article: Education Profiteers Gather In New York To ...
Katzman has been particularly insistent in his desire to see large chunks of the education system privatized. At the event, he apparently "urged investors to look for companies developing software that can replace teachers for segments of the ...
OpEdNews

High school protest for free education in Chile ends in chaos
By sadurni@santiagotimes.cl (Sumy Sadurni)
Protest leaves three buses burnt, 75 arrests and approximately 40 police injured. About 5000 secondary students assembled in Santiago's Plaza Italia on Wednesday in an attempt to march down the city's main street, only to have their plans ...
The Santiago Times

Bay group offering adult-education course | Richmond Times-Dispatch
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is taking applications for its Richmond-area adult education course, "Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards." The course runs Sept. 13-Nov. 8.
www2.timesdispatch.com - News

LAUSD Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To Allegedly Molesting 14-Year ...
By neilajamee
A Los Angeles Unified School District teacher pleaded not guilty to seven felony charges Wednesday for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl in 2005. ... Most recently, he was a physical education teacher at Southeast Middle School. His next ...
CBS Los Angeles

First-year teachers celebrate the start of their careers | Salisbury, NC ...
After working as a teacher assistant for a decade, Girty decided to continue her education at Catawba College, attending classes at night and working full time. Taylor and Girty are two of more than 60 teachers who will begin their teaching ...
Local News | The Salisbury Post

What lawsuit? Boundless Learning pushes ahead with free textbook ...
By Ki Mae Heussner
Facing a lawsuit from major publishers, Boston-based free textbook startup Boundless Learning is now available for students at any university. Just in time for the new school year, the startup is opening to the public with an updated, more ...
GigaOM

Intel® Higher Education Programs
Intel supports educators with professional development courses, leadership education, and strategic curricula designed to build and sustain quality learning.
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FARK.com: (7259012) Shelbyville teacher arrested for sex with her ...
More: Dumbass, teacher arrested, Shelbyville, sexual relationship, middle school students ... I'm always amazed that these teachers think kids can keep a secret.
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Education Content Production Manager - Idealist.org
AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation seeks a motivated, dynamic, skilled ... public charter preschool campuses serving as models for teaching and learning. ... teacher effectiveness and children's learning in early childhood classrooms.
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Social learning helps timid fish lose their shyness | AAAS ...
Learning is important to all animals. Some acquire knowledge first-hand through deduction or trial-and-error, but these strategies carry risks, especially when the ...
membercentral.aaas.org/.../social-learning-helps-timid-fish-los...

Teacher ed goes online (and mostly for-profit) — Joanne Jacobs
Online teacher education is booming,reports USA Today, which has been crunching ... Of course, if districts stopped paying teachers more for master's degrees, the master's ... Filed Under:Education, Online Learning Tagged With: for-profit colleges, ... In both cases, this allows online schools to punt on the student teaching ...
www.joannejacobs.com/.../teacher-ed-goes-online-and-mostly-...

A followup on alternative certification for teachers: exhibits of note ...
I have also included a form for a Limited Short-Call substitute teaching license. ... so much as the addition of a new item to the state's education-reform toolkit.
www.minnpost.com/.../followup-alternative-certification-teach...

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10 Teachers You To Avoid On Your Schedule | SMOSH
This teacher wants to get way too involved in your personal life because they really ... Others only got teaching degrees because they thought it was the easiest ...
www.smosh.com/smosh.../10-teachers-you-avoid-your-schedu...

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