Examples of student innovation for the 2012 festival ranged from mathematics games that were designed by pupils of Chua Chu Kang Primary School to complement the teaching and learningefforts by their teachers, to a prototype for an "Ultra Flu Relief ...
Teacher-tenure law helps bridge gap between Christie and union leaders
The "last in, first out" system - held sacred by virtually every union - is derided by Christie because it prevents experienced educators from being laid off before newer, possibly more innovative, teachers. Christie's inability ... In 2011, which ...
Let's Make Education Big Business, With Profit, Loss And High Pay For Top ...
Parents everywhere who are getting ready for their kids to go back to school—which includes shopping for new clothes, shoes, backpacks and school supplies—should consider what a functioning education marketplace for schools and learning would look ...
My View: Chicago school day: A teacher responds
Both the Chicago Teachers Union and the VIVA (Voices, Ideas, Vision, Action) teacher group I work with have created reports on how to better use time in our day to maximize student learning. (You can click on the links on their names to see ... I am ...
Finalists interview for top Mo. teacher award
Six finalists for the title of Missouri's top teacher have met with a selection committee. The interviews held Monday in Jefferson City will guide the selection of the 2012-13 Missouri Teacher of the Year. The finalists are Catherine Cartier of the ...
Learning By Doing: Skillshare Unveils 'Hybrid' Classes
CEO Michael Karnjanaprakorn said the idea came through his experience teaching a class titled “Launch Your Startup Idea for Less than $5000″ after debuting the company in April 2011. Originally taught in a lecture-based format, Karjanaprakorn found ...
Teachers query vow on quality
EDUCATION ministers have been accused of paying lip-service to teaching quality after insisting the word "resources" be removed from a charter emphasising the importance of continuing education forteachers in lifting the standard of the profession. A ...
Louisiana teachers union threatens to sue private schools over voucher program
Meanwhile, a state Department of Education spokeswoman said Monday that the program, which reportedly had 10000 applicants, will continue amid the pending suits. Opposition to voucher programs by teachers unions is nothing new across the United ...
Grand Canyon Education, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results
PHOENIX, Aug. 6, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOPE), a regionally accredited provider of online and campus-based postsecondary education services, today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 ...
NC business group hosts education summit
The North Carolina Chamber's event is bringing together deputy U.S. Education Secretary Anthony Wilder Miller, the incoming chairman of the University of North Carolina's governing board, and state legislative leaders. The chamber says its top priority ...
Principals: Our struggle to be heard on reform
Washington Post (blog)
The other panelists were Jermima Bernard, the New York executive director of Teach for America; Lesley Guggenheim from The New Teacher Project; and Evan Stone, an 18-month sixth gradeteacher who described himself as the CEO of Educators 4 Excellence ...
Teacher exposed himself at garage sales, Colo. women say
A teacher and coach at Boulder High School was arrested Saturday on suspicion that he exposed himself to women at a couple of the discount sales in Longmont, Colo., CBS Denver reported. James Kozlowski, 45, was arrested after two women claimed he...
Special Education Services After High School Uncoordinated, Unmonitored ...
Problems stem from having four uncoordinated federal agencies -- the departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor, as well as the Social Security Administration -- handling related initiatives with little communication. "Their efforts ...
IPO Education Foundation Honors Alex Kipman as Top Inventor of 2012
6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation will present the 39th Annual National Inventor of the Year Award on December 10, 2012, in a ceremony at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait ...
Performance-Based Funding of Higher Education
Center For American Progress
Going forward, it is imperative that states and the federal government continue to explore performance-based funding options for higher education, particularly in the context of a series of outcomes-focused reforms. ... Implement a year of learning ...
Center For American Progress
Democrat takes on teachers union in Prop. 32 ad
Los Angeles Times
Sitting in a classroom, she looks at the camera and recalls her past battles with the CaliforniaTeachers Assn. as chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee -- though she does not name the union. "I worked hard to give every child in California a ...
Learning in a different land
Attleboro Sun Chronicle
Russell, 17, and Janicki, 40, spent most of last month touring cultural and historical sites, teachingEnglish and living with local families in various parts of the country. The pair was among 32 students and a handful of educators from across the ...
Philippines sex education bill advances
San Francisco Chronicle
Despite opposition from the powerful Roman Catholic Church, a bill that would mandate sexeducation in schools and subsidize contraceptives moved ahead Monday after being stalled in the Philippine Congress for 14 years. "May God have mercy on our ...
Battle lines forming on education reform
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Battle lines forming on education reform. DES MOINES --- The .... He and Iowa Department ofEducation Director Jason Glass have held up the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching'ssystem called the Teacher Advancement Program, or TAP, as a ...
Cohen was dismissed because he dared to instruct civics teachers, and through them the students, that it is their right to raise questions about Israeli democracy, including its less enlightened parts. Cohen's dismissal indicates that the Education ...
Candidates for Huntsville mayor, city council, school board vie for teachers ...
Retired teacher Gwen Ragland, also vying for the District 1 seat, was asked how she felt about consolidating schools. Ragland said she agreed with it only if necessary and if it did not impact teachers' jobs. Substitute teacher Reggie Hill, a candidate ...
In this science class, teachers are the students
Now, imagine being in the same classroom, except instead of talking, the teacher has just handed out tennis balls and instructed the class to try and hit a 15-pound bowling ball dangling from a chain. A volley of fuzzy yellow ... That method of ...
Guatemala: students resist education "reform"
World War 4 Report
An agent of Guatemala's National Civilian Police and two students were injured in a confrontation July 30 between riot police and students outside the Teachers School for Men in the south of Guatemala City; three students and a teacher were arrested ...
George Skelton: Right to education in peril
... field trips and textbooks and art, for example. They're being charged despite a guarantee in the California Constitution of a free K-12 education. ... The state Department of Education, a defendant in the suit, even last year prepared a detailed ...
Science teachers at Assabet training on use of iPads to brighten classes
Karen Richardson of the International Society for Technology in Education took the teachers through three days of learning to use iPads for video and photography, to create web pages and to connect to microscopes and other science equipment. Robert ...
Connected Educator Month: Game-Based Learning | ED.gov Blog
By Edward Metz
The topic of “game-based learning” is gaining considerable attention as more and more young people are learning from games outside of school and more and more teachers are leveraging the power of games to engage students in school. ... the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), recently announced a new round of awards through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, including several awards that focus on the development of game-based learning education ...
Collaborative Learning Startup Skillshare Launches Hybrid Classes ...
By Ryan Lawler
While its existing model has proven incredibly successful, with more than 5000 teachers signed up on the platform, founder and CEO Michael Karnjanaprakorn believes that the hybrid model of learningwill make the platform available to a much wider range of students. Since classes ... Instead, Skillshare is seeking to make learning more of a many-to-many experience, with students collaborating on projects, and thus learning from each other as much as they learn from the teacher.
Gov. Christie Signs N.J. Teacher Tenure Overhaul - CBS New York
Among those who lent support Monday were officials with the New Jersey Education Association, the state's largest teachers union and a frequent critic of his education plans. But on this major policy, the union agreed with the compromise.
CBS New York
Stephen Colbert Thanks Mike Huckabee For Teaching Nonbelievers ...
By Alex Alvarez
On Monday night, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert looked back on the week that was -- where chicken and homosexuality were concerned, at any rate. It's like the Civil War, if you replace slavery with waffle fries, he said of the ...
VatorNews - Resetting Education: The special needs of Special Ed
By Faith Merino
But Special Education teachers? They're a special breed of selfless. If you've never experienced a day in the life of a teacher—any teacher—it's all about controlling the chaos and getting as much done in as little time as possible. Teachers ...
Vator.tv news stories and report
Bucks County Teacher Charged With Unlawful Contact With ...
By Chan Park
A 37-year-old schoolteacher faces numerous charges for alleged inappropriate contact with several students at a Bucks County high school, according to authorities.
We Honor Sikhs by Learning about Them | Teaching Tolerance
By Maureen Costello
We Honor Sikhs by Learning about Them. "Share. Submitted by ... In those classrooms, teachersneed to know how to talk about the shooting now, this morning. Teaching Tolerance suggests starting with educating students about the Sikhs.
Thousands Apply For Broward Teacher Positions « CBS Miami
At the Broward County Convention Center Monday, the third floor was jammed with unemployed school teachers looking to win a job in the school district. Some 2000 applied for 300 positions that are opening up.
Speech Recognition and Deep Learning | Research Blog
By Research @ Google
The New York Times recently published an article about Google's large scale deep learning project, which learns to discover patterns in large datasets, including... cats on YouTube! What's the point of building a gigantic cat detector you might ...
Google Research Blog
Dayton Schools hold first education fair
By Jill Drury
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Dayton Public Schools held its first informational meeting Monday night about the new school year. The first of four meetings was held at the Lohrey Center. Not only did it include information on the new busing plan, ...
Local | WDTN TV
Small Government = Big Trouble - The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Todd Gitlin
This entry was posted in Economics, Higher Education and tagged Arthur Laffer, Atlantic, Great Divergence, higher education, Jacob A. Hacker, job creation, Nate Loewentheil, small business, small government, student debt, teachers, Timothy ...
Internship (Washington): Education Internship- Fall 2012 - idealist.org
iCivics Education Internship- Fall 2012 iCivics, Inc. develops innovative video games, ... of American youth, iCivics has become a leader in civic and digital learning. ... to providing students andteachers an engaging educational experience.
How far should journalism education reform go? - Knight Foundation
A new proposed degree structure for journalism education ... 3. teach open collaborative methods and, 4. through the “teaching hospital” method, become or ... To say journalism education reformis controversial would be an understatement.