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  • Obama wants 10,000 new STEM teachers, U.S. DOE encourages Americans to teach

     
    President Barack Obama announced today that he wants 10,000 new STEM teachers (science, technology, engineering and math) recruited in the next two years. The White House said the push is part of an effort to improve math and science education, so that...
  • “Waiting for Superman” — the hype, and the controversy

     
    The studio releasing Davis “An Inconvenient Truth” Guggenheim's state of American education expose “Waiting for Superman” says it has commitments — via social networks — for over 60,000 people to see it once it hits...
  • UTLA head says he's open to a new evaluation system

     
    United Teachers Los Angeles President A.J. Duffy told hundreds of his members Friday night that he is "ready, willing and able" to create a new evaluation system for instructors that is "good for kids and fair for teachers." He indicated......
  • Weekend TV Talk Shows for Aug. 28th – 29th

     
    SATURDAY The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer Obama's upcoming Iraq speech: Gen. George Joulwan (ret.). 3 p.m. CNN McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY CBS News Sunday Morning Farmers' markets; Hurricane Katrina; Google designers. (N) 6 a.m. KCBS...
  • Kendrick Meek, Charlie Crist set for ‘State of the Union’; Meek on ‘Face the Nation’; Brad Pitt on ‘Meet the Press’

     
    Rep. Kendrick Meek, the Florida Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, is set for two national programs this Sunday morning. Meek will be on CBS' “Face the Nation” and CNN's “State of the Union.” Gov. Charlie Crist, who is...
  • Sunday shows: Beck, Barbour, Duncan, Miller, Meek

     
    Also Shaun Donovan, Sen. Mary Landrieu and Mayor Mitch Landrieu....
  • Oviedo student wins AFT scholarship

     
    Deirdre Manning, who graduated from Hagerty High in Oviedo last month, is one of four students nationwide to be awarded a college scholarship this year from the American Federation of Teachers. Manning was named a winner of the $8,000  Rober...
  • Maestros repudian al L.A. Times por publicar datos de eficacia docente

    Maestros repudian al L.A. Times por publicar datos de eficacia docente
    Sindicatos nacionales y estatales de maestros criticaron duramente al Times el domingo por la publicación en el periódico de una base de datos que califica a 6,000 maestros de tercero a quinto grado en función de su eficacia en la tarea de elevar los...
  • Una conversación con A.J. Duffy

    Una conversación con A.J. Duffy
    Cuando alguien cancela su suscripción y organiza una manifestación de protesta frente al edificio del Times, por lo general no voy a tocar a su puerta para convencerlo de que se suscriba otra vez. Pero siento cierta simpatía por A.J. Duffy, presidente...
  • Hundreds of Students Protest Higher Education Cuts

    Hundreds of Students Protest Higher Education Cuts
    Protesters once again converged on the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, this time angry over Governor Rick Snyder's proposed cuts to college education. Hundreds of students from Michigan's public universities, including Western and GVSU, were at the...
  • In Florida, teacher pay now tied to performance

    In Florida, teacher pay now tied to performance
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed a far-reaching teacher merit-pay bill that will overhaul how teachers across the state will be evaluated and paid. The law creates an evaluation system that relies heavily on student test score data to judge teacher...