- Teachers learn to integrate technology into curriculum
- Good news for libraries, or more empty talk?
- The best way to retain good teachers
- Obama takes aim at Ryan education plan
- College Costs: New Research Weighs The True Value Of A College Education
With iPads in hand, the math and science teachers walked around Charles Carroll Middle School recently snapping pictures of images that illustrated the school’s motto — Pride. When they returned to the the media center, they used an iPad application that creates videos, then they chose a style and music and uploaded the video to a Web site.
Good news for libraries, or more empty talk?
Education advocates weren’t dancing in the streets last week after their meeting with DC Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson. But some were smiling — just a little. “I felt very positive and hopeful for the future of the libraries,”
Keeping the best teachers in the classroom requires a more comprehensive plan than the oft-used, yet naive and unsuccessful, “just fire the bad ones” strategy. Both The Post’s Aug. 17 editorial “Letting good teachers get away” on the New Teacher Project’s report on teacher retention and the report itself ignored the things that teachers consistently say they need to make teaching a long-term career, not a short-term job: evaluations that include regular feedback and continuous professional development (which have yielded positive outcomes where they are in place); resources to help them do their jobs and help all students learn; collaboration and shared responsibility among teachers, administrators and the community; safe and vibrant schools; and effective parental engagement.
Obama takes aim at Ryan education plan
On Tuesday, Obama planned to tell voters in sharply contested Ohio that Ryan’s budget proposal would cut $115 billion from the Education Department, remove 2 million children from Head Start programs and cost 1 million college students their Pell Grants.
College Costs: New Research Weighs The True Value Of A College Education
New research exploring the true value of a college education has come up with differing opinions, with some claiming a degree can lead to more success, while others say the recession has devalued the college diploma.