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April 2010 Archives
The N.Y. State Board of Regents voted unanimously to allow alternative-certification programs to create their own master's degree programs; previously, traditional education schools were the only outlet for master's degrees in teaching.
Fox News is reporting that the Oregon affiliate of the controversial Tea Party movement isn't looking to punish an Oregon middle school technology teacher for publicly lambasting the group. They want him to get help. According to Fox, on his now-defunct "Crash the Tea Party" website, teacher Jason Levin allegedly expressed his intention to "dismantle and demolish" the movement. His alleged offenses include asking his supporters to collect Social Security numbers and other personal identification information from Tea Partiers. He's also being called out for intending to embarrass the movement by attending rallies dressed as Adolf Hitler and carrying signs ...
A Harvard economist shares the results of his recent work--the largest-ever study of financial incentives inside the classroom.
With students spending a huge chunk of their days in front of a computer, schools have recognized the need to teach their students about responsible Internet use.
In a switch, the Los Angeles school board recently decided to effectively turn a troubled high school over to its own teachers.
With school bullying issues dominating the headlines, it's nice to see a story like this.