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Seattle Teachers Unanimously Vote to Strike After Failed Negotiations with School District

29 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"UNION POWER!" Seattle's teachers are ready to go on strike. SB Just after 7:30 p.m. this evening, a packed Benaroya Hall full of Seattle's teachers unanimously shouted, "AYE!!!" on a motion to strike. There were no dissenting "nays."...Show More Summary

Making the Shift from Ambition to Meaning

September 3, 2015 The unexpected passing of Dr. Wayne Dyer has had a big impact on me. He was an amazing teacher who inspired me (and millions of others) for many years. He was also someone I was honored to have met a few times in the past few years when we both spoke at events for our publisher, Hay House. Show More Summary

Ask the Expert: Sharp Pain During Yoga Practice?

2 hours agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

If you feel discomfort, such as sudden and sharp pain that may indicate a serious injury, gently get out ?of the pose and tell your teacher. The post Ask the Expert: Sharp Pain During Yoga Practice? appeared first on Yoga Journal.

Linda Godfrey on Art Bell’s Midnight in the Desert Tonight

Tune in to Midnight in the Desert with Art Bell tonight, Sept 3rd, 9pm -12am PST: Fortean investigator and former teacher, newspaper journalist Linda S. Godfrey is the author of sixteen books on strange creatures, people and places including...Show More Summary

Poet's Heartbreaking Reminder That When We Don't #SayHerName, History Doesn't Listen

In the days following the not guilty conviction of the police officer who fatally shot 22-year-old Rekia Boyd in Chicago, no one said her name. At least that's according to Porscha Olayiwola -- a writer and teacher from Chicago who won...Show More Summary

Microsoft Adds New Security And Compliance Features To Office 365 Education

Microsoft has added advanced features to the free version of Office 365 Education aimed at simplifying the security and compliance processes for academic institutes. The basic version is free for students and teachers. Here’s what’s new. More »      

‘Teach This Poem’ Gets Some Love from LA Times

The Academy of American Poets debuts a new feature this month called, “Teach This Poem.” Based on the organization’s popular “Poem-A-Day” series, “Teach This Poem is a new resource especially for teachers. From LA Times: […] The perfect sentiment, I’d suggest, for Sept. 1, a day that is (for me, anyway) all about transition, the […]

Mystery solved: The woman who returned a library book 34 years late reveals her identity

She checked it out of the school library as a teenager, then moved to Germany. Now she's back as a school teacher in Arlington herself.

LAUSD Keeps Blaming Student For Having Sex With Teacher

LAUSD is still arguing that a 14-year-old girl holds some of the blame when it comes to an inappropriate sexual relationship with her 28-year-old teacher. [ more › ]

Look what political pressure and opting out does:

Governor Andrew Cuomo says Common Core is not working and now he’s promising a review of its implementation. In a statement, Gov. Cuomo recognized the growing disapproval from parents, teachers and even education experts on how the standard was implemented. Show More Summary

Missouri Students Stage a Walk-Out After Transgender Teen Uses Girls’ Locker Room

Lila Perry, a student at Hillsboro High school, came out as transgender last February. She had previously been using a unisex restroom, but for her senior year Perry informed teachers and... More » The post Missouri Students Stage a Walk-Out After Transgender Teen Uses Girls’ Locker Room appeared first on EveryJoe.

Facing Discrimination, Polish Minority in Lithuania Boycotts Schools

Ethnic Polish teachers, students and their parents went on indefinite strike in Vilnius, Lithuania on Wednesday, citing discrimination against Polish-language education.

Guru Jaget

10 hours agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

Learn more about Guru Jagat, a senior Kundalini Yoga teacher who studied under Yogi Bhajan. The post Guru Jaget appeared first on Yoga Journal.

Thompson: Is Teacher Quality The Problem, Or Is Focus Making Things Worse?

The Washington Post's Lyndsey Layton, in New Analysis Argues That Better Teachers Are Flocking to Better Schools, reports that A Tale of Two School Systems, by Families for Excellent Schools, shows that teachers who scored low in the New York City’s evaluation system are concentrated in struggling schools that serve poor and minority students. Show More Summary

What LGBTQ Students Want Their Teachers to Know

For those young people fortunate enough to go to college, the years of classes, grades, and campus life are a time of questioning, learning, and expanded horizons. But as a video shared today by the Chronicle of Higher Education shows,...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Seattle Teachers To Take Strike Vote This Afternoon, No Charges Against Officer in Olympia Shooting

12 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattle Public School teachers demonstrating at Garfield High School yesterday afternoon. "We hope that school starts on time," said a man with a bullhorn. "But whenever it starts, it's gonna be with a fair contract." ES Seattle Teachers...Show More Summary

Pension Giant Calstrs Mulls Big Shift Into Hedge Funds

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System, known as Calstrs, is reportedly mulling a rotation into hedge funds and alternative investments and out of stocks and bonds. Timothy Martin at The Wall Street Journal reports that the second-largest U.S. pension fund is has “discussed moving as much as 12% of the fund’s portfolio—or more than $20 billion—into […]

A.M. Funds Roundup: CalSTRS Considers ‘Alternative’ Investments

Links to the best reading in funds investing:  The California State Teachers’ Retirement System have discussed moving as much as 12% of the fund’s portfolio into U.S. Treasurys, hedge funds and other alternative investments — Timothy Martin, The Wall Street Journal Assets in the Pimco Total Return Fund (PTTRX) dropped below $100 billion — Jennifer Ablan, […]

New payout for Miramonte Elementary students who claim abuse by teachers

Los Angeles school officials have agreed to pay an additional $4.5 million to former Miramonte Elementary students who claimed they were abused by teachers at the campus.

Back to School: Mobile Phones in the Classroom to Help Learning?

Alongside greeting their classmates, schoolchildren will also be showing off something that teachers still struggle to deal with: a mobile device. It doesn’t matter if it is a smartphone, a tablet, or even a laptop, we’ve seen the adoption rate spikes among younger and younger schoolchildren. And they take them to class, so teachers have [...]

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