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Failure Is Not an Option

Sometimes failure is a good teacher. We fail exams, love affairs fail, we fail to stay on diets or we fail to find our keys. We learn something about ourselves in the process. But there is another kind of situation, when lives are on the line. Show More Summary

Failure Is Not an Option

Sometimes failure is a good teacher. We fail exams, love affairs fail, we fail to stay on diets or we fail to find our keys. We learn something about ourselves in the process. But there is another kind of situation, when lives are on the line. Show More Summary

California Teachers takes Harvard to School

For a long time, the fund managers at Yale’s endowment were the industry’s gold standard. Inevitably, as in so many things Ivy, this was noticed by rival Harvard. The so-called Yale Model, developed by David Swensen and his colleague Dean Takahashi, was rich with alternative investments, private equity, commodities and real estate and other items...Read More

Teachers: Poor Leadership, Inflammatory Coverage Diminish Public Perceptions

Veteran Chicago Public Schools teacher and blogger Ray Salazar -- who recently explained why he chose a charter school for one of his children -- now has an interesting take on yesterday's PDK/Gallup poll results on his blog (Three reasons people don’t trust teachers). Show More Summary

Google Donates $1 Million in Supplies to Los Angeles Public School Teachers

On Monday, Google surprised hundreds of teachers from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) with donations of pencils, books, printers, and other school supplies, totaling nearly $1 million, says local ABC news affiliate ABC7. Show More Summary

Morning Video: PBS NewsHour Builds A Better Teacher

Trust in teachers is down, and support for better (more rigorous, clinical) teacher prep is up. PBS NewsHour goes into it with Dana Goldstein. First broadcast last night. Online extra here.

Ed Young Explains Why Christianity Is Not a Religion; Says Calling Jesus a 'Good Teacher' Is Intellectually Dishonest

Ed Young, pastor of the Texas-based, multi-campus Fellowship Church, explained in his Sunday sermon the difference between Christianity and other world religions to make the point that following Christ is not a religion but is rather based on a relationship.

AM News: Another CA Lawsuit Challenges Teachers Union Practices

Lawsuit challenges teachers’ compulsory dues EdSource Today: A lawsuit working its way through the courts is striking at the core of the California Teachers Association’s power: its authority to automatically deduct hundreds of millions of dollars a year in dues from the paychecks of both members and non-members. Show More Summary

Teacher Torture

That's what a Queens chapter leader called the 80 minutes of PD most city teachers are subject to every Monday for the foreseeable future. Of course UFT leadership deems it a great victory, since there is now a committee that will sit around and figure out how to inflict plan this. Show More Summary

NCSE: Texas schoolbooks should stick to the climate dogma

The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) has published a critique which expresses deep concerns about the latest McGraw Hill Education, World Cultures & Geography [Teacher Version] (Grade 6) school textbook. According to the critique; “This book has a deeply concerning section comparing the Heartland Institute with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in…

XPO Still Has Upside After 200% Run

By Brian Nichols: Last Friday shares of XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO) soared more than 12% after the company secured $700 million from the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan that will be used for additional acquisitions. As a result, the company increased its 2017 outlook to revenue of $9 billion, from $7 billion, with EBITDA of $575 million. Show More Summary

The Inside Scoop -- One Teacher's Experience

The miasma of public school education is a many-headed monster, and many of those horrid heads are administrative.

Tiger: My Teachers Didn't Understand Back Nine Sunday Feels

The most encouraging remark from Tiger this week may have been his suggestion

Pregnant teacher had sex with middle schooler: DA

With her handcuffed hands lying on her swollen belly, a pregnant high school band teacher from Philadelphia was arraigned Tuesday on charges she had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student.

Would you worry first about saving a life or an EpiPen-related lawsuit?

20 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Good for Gov. Jerry Brown for being willing to irritate the two state teachers unions by signing legislation that would stock all public schools with epinephrine auto-injectors and require training at least one volunteer at each school to use them.

5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: Shifting Public Opinion On Teachers, Teaching

Americans Want Teachers to Take a Bar Exam - The Atlantic @EmilyRichmond @EWAEmily Tom Kane doubles down on combining #commoncore & teacher evaluation in @EducationNext Common Core and the Era of Good Behavior...Show More Summary

Afternoon Video: Preview Of Tonight's PBS NewsHour Teacher Preparation Segment

Here's a preview of the PBS NewsHour segment on Elizabeth Green's teacher preparation book; the full version is slated to air tonight.

What it will take to ‘build’ better teachers

From revamping state teacher evaluation and tenure systems to pushing for higher admissions standards and more hands-on experience in teacher preparation programs, states are trying a long list of reforms aimed at improving teacher quality. In...Show More Summary

The First Rule of Underwater Yoga Is DO NOT Breathe In Underwater Yoga

22 hours agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

  Underwater yoga: is this becoming a thing? Pranayama techniques just got real. Here are some photos of Scott Cole, a yoga teacher and general fitness coach practicing his best seaweed poses. The best part? These photos are taken in his friend’s private home in LA. Show More Summary

Goldman Sachs: Teacher’s Pet

Wall Street’s banks were pretty hard on themselves for this year’s choose-your-own-misadventure stress-test trial runs, conjuring a way worse recession than they did last year, and doing concomitantly worse as a result. Citigroup’s Tier...Show More Summary

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