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National teachers’ union wants Education secretary’s resignation over tenure flap

News from Fox News: The nation’s largest teachers’ union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit. Delegates of the National Education Association adopted a business item July 4 at its annual convention in Denver that called for his resignation. The vote underscores the long-standing tension between the Obama administration and teachers’ unions — historically a [...]

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Teachers plan protest at Lake Placid educational ‘retreat’

News from Poughkeepsie Journal: Gary Stern, Westchester 9:30 p.m. EDT April 27, 2014 webkey Education(Photo: Chris Cusumano) Story Highlights “Maybe we need an educational version of the FDA to ensure that the products and practices that vendors and philanthropic dilettantes advance are tested before they are legislated and then used on children.” — Ken Mitchell, [...]

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Colorado teachers stress importance of multilingual education at Northern …

News from University of Northern Colorado The Mirror: Published: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014 02:04 A small group from the University of Northern Colorado Alumni Association and the College of Educational and Behavioral Sciences met in Butler Hancock’s Champions Room to view a presentation on cultural and linguistic diversity in school programs Thursday [...]

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Letter: Teachers need to stress importance of education

News from Cincinnati.com: CIN 12:01 a.m. EDT March 16, 2014 Ben Cornist of PNC Bank works with students in the Girls Journey program. Letter writer Laura James says girls need to be encouraged to get an education. (Photo: Thanks to Aimee Shinkle ) SHARE 5 CONNECT >>> Read the full article Related News:

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Spanish students, teachers protest against education cuts, reform

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Socialist Magazine Joins Chicago Teacher’s Union Campaign on ‘Neo-Liberal …

News from Town Hall: Jacobin—a quarterly magazine that prides itself on providing, “socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture”—has found its ideological soul mate: the Chicago Teacher’s Union. The partnership is raising money to create a ‘Class Action’ booklet that ‘educates’ on neo-liberal education reform. Their goal is to distribute the booklets throughout major cities [...]

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Teachers protest new Mexico education reform

News from Aljazeera.com: Tens of thousands of teachers have demonstrated in Mexico City, many pledging to disobey an education reform passed by Congress and championed by President Enrique Pena Nieto. Mexico’s Senate overwhelmingly passed a sweeping reform of the dysfunctional public school system early on Wednesday, handing Nieto an important victory in his push to [...]

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Fighting Education Overhaul, Thousands of Teachers Disrupt Mexico City

News from New York Times: Omar Torres/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Teachers blocked access to a government building in Mexico City on Thursday. The city’s central square was also occupied. MEXICO CITY — continues on New York Times >>> Read the full article Related News:

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Start-ups focus on creating tools for teachers

News from Boston Globe: Molly Levitt thought the only thing she would ever be was a teacher. But soon after taking charge of her first classroom in 2010, she became frustrated with the bureaucracy, the paperwork, the “structural things” that kept Levitt from her students. So she started tinkering, building a website that lets teachers [...]

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Seeking Teachers’ Support, Mayoral Candidates Pledge Education Reform

News from New York Times: Eric Thayer for The New York Times Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers, greeted candidates at a forum on Saturday. Several candidates said they would scrap the mayor’s signature education policies. They cooed about the importance of paying teachers fairly. They took turns skewering >>> Read the [...]

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