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Unions Infuriated by Teacher Effectiveness Anaylsis
posted by: Colin | August 17, 2010, 12:13 pm   

The Los Angeles teachers' union, UTLA, is in an uproar. They're rapidly organizing a boycott of a major newspaper, coordinating an intense letter-writing operation, and on an all-out messaging campaign. What's infuriating the UTLA, you ask? Accountability, transparency, and lack of control. Continue Reading...

California Unions Fight Life-Saving Legislation Over Jobs Dispute
posted by: Colin | August 16, 2010, 12:25 pm   

I don't envy adults who walk around with an EpiPen in case they go into anaphylactic shock due to a debilitating allergy, which are all too common. I certainly don't envy the parents of children with dangerous allergies, parents who live each day with the anxiety that their child might just be out of reach of an EpiPen or someone capable of administering the shot, when they need it the most. One of those parents is Mark Hemingway, commentary staff writer for The Washington Examiner. Continue Reading...

AAE Touted as Alternative to Unions
posted by: Colin | August 12, 2010, 12:52 pm   

This week President Obama signed a $26 billion jobs bill designed to supplement struggling state education budgets, touting that the extra funding will save the jobs of teachers that would otherwise be laid off. Sarah Lee, of The Daily Caller, and others have criticized the bill as being a bailout to the teachers unions. In her argument, Lee notes that not all teacher associations are proponents of the union model, specifically noting (emphasis added): Continue Reading...

Show Some Teacher Appreciation on Facebook
posted by: Steph | August 03, 2010, 12:47 pm   

Think back to your favorite class. Not the one where you got to goof off, but the one where you realized that learning could be fun. Perhaps you didn’t admit at the time that you actually enjoyed chemistry, or advanced algebra or Shakespeare, but that class changed your future.

That critical class was taught by a teacher, and at the time you may not have had the time or the appropriate venue to thank your teacher. Today, Facebook gives former students a platform to thank their teachers. Continue Reading...

Go Green and Save Money by Reusing Supplies
posted by: Steph | August 02, 2010, 10:14 am   

The economic downturn doesn’t have to adversely affect schools thanks to efforts by local innovators who find ways to help schools, teachers, and students get the supplies they need.

The schools of Montgomery County, Maryland, have benefited from innovator Louise Newcomer who founded Drive for Supplies, an organization that keeps unused supplies out of landfills and puts them in the hands of students who will use them. Continue Reading...

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