Hi guys. Before you ask, I'm white too. Someone wise said social activism tastes better when the waiter is white, and while this is unfortunate, you clearly aren't listening to your professor, Shannon Gibney, so I thought I'd take a moment to clear some things up, mano-a-mano. Show More Summary
The Montana judge who made controversial remarks about a teenage rape victim’s age and sexuality while sentencing the teacher who raped said Tuesday that he deserves to be censured but should keep his job. Judge G. Todd Baugh told the...Show More Summary
In an effort to promote its lawsuit against the state’s property tax cap, the New York State United Teachers released an analysis that shows “the wealthiest 10 percent of New York school districts spend 80 percent more educating their students than the poorest 10 percent – a funding inequity that is aggravated by the state’s […]
NEA-Loving in New Mexico wants the school district to recognize it as the bargaining representative for some 40 teachers. The effort has gone on for quite some time. The district suggests the teachers should vote on it, but the NEA rep says the union has “super-majority support among Loving teachers” and that “moving for a vote […]
Bob Smith, who left the Republican Party in 1999 to pursue a right-wing independent presidential run and returned 111 days later when a plum committee chairmanship came open, will seek the GOP nomination to challenge Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The post Ex-Senator Who Accused Teachers Of Spreading Homosexuality Wants His Old Job Back appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A former Pentagon official who once inspired Hollywood screenwriters is about to become the highest ranking woman in the Defense Department. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that he has named Christine Fox to be acting deputy defense secretary.
Post by Kiri Blakeley. Imagine you are a mother sending your 13-year-old baby 400 miles away so she can pursue her dream of dance. You're nervous, but you know she will be okay, because she is in the care of two people you trust: Her dance instructors. Show More Summary
This is an interview with Natalie Cielle, who has taught over 250 classes to incarcerated youth and adults, and trained over 125 yoga teachers to teach behind bars. Natalie became Executive Director of Yoga Behind Bars in June 2010.Show More Summary
She just signed on to CBS' new series "Bad Teacher," but now Kristin Davis admits she would rather help end animal suffering than continue her acting career. In the latest issue of Haute Living, the 48-year-old actress opens up about...Show More Summary
"Our hope is that together we can end the days when only overachieving students in schools wealthy enough to have a computer science teacher on their faculty have access to programming classes," said Treehouse co-founder Alan Johnso...
Hello and welcome to a brand new week of wedding inspiration here on Bridal Musings. Let’s kick off with a pretty pastel wedding in Wales. This is what happened when two stylish teachers said ‘I do’ - the boys looked sharp, the girls looked whimsical, the florals were fabulous and a primary school choir sang at their [...]Show More Summary
Teaching - perhaps because it involves children, or maybe because it's a public service - is a heavily romanticized profession. The "best" teachers are usually portrayed as epic heroes in movies. Even in classic "practical" teachingShow More Summary
Part 31 of 33 in the series Educating America COMMITTED: At HOPE Christian Schools, teachers and staff give kids the extra boost and encouragement they need to succeed, despite difficulties. By Mary C. Tillotson | Watchdog.org On Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in inner-city Milwaukee, home to some of the worst-performing schools in the country,...
Part 30 of 33 in the series Educating America By Maura Pennington | Watchdog.org PHILADELPHIA — With school districts like Philadelphia facing critical budget deficits, Pennsylvania lawmakers could make an effort to loosen teacher furlough policies. Show More Summary
One of the common themes in education ‘reform’ is that teacher performance can be improved by being more like a business (though hopefully not 23andMe?), as Bill Gates stated: At Microsoft, we believed in giving our employees the best chance … Continue reading ?
Orlando, Florida teacher Jonathan Burnside grew a spectacular cat-themed mustache for this year’s Movember event. You can help Burnside raise funds for men’s health awareness on his Movember profile page. Here is what Jonathan had to say about his mustache: “I just did a handlebar moustache and then cut half of it off,” he explained. [...]
The worldwide launch of Microsoft’s Student Advantage program now allows teachers to offer Office 365 to their students for free. The initiative will allow teachers to help their students prepare for the technological demands of the modern workplace. Show More Summary
I feel pretty confident when I admit that I’m not the world’s best teacher. I like to innovate, behave like a reactionary, and follow idiosyncratic personal policies in equal measures. In most cases, the results are the same. With the semester wrapping up, I’m going to admit to three things that I have to rethink […]
Talk about an Apple for the teacher… The Sidney Central School District has implemented a new 1-to-1 iPad Initiative for the 2013-14 school year, providing every child in the 7th through 12th grade with an iPad to work on. iPads will … Read more ›
The China Daily is reporting that a 14-year-old in Tonglu, Zhejiang, has killed himself after a dress-code-obsessed teacher mandated that the boy cut his long hair. The story is incredibly depressing, so please read on at your peril. [ more › ]