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New Poll Blames Parents for Problems in Education
posted by: Pamela | January 03, 2011, 05:48 pm   

Education reformers and policy makers have long pointed fingers at various groups for low graduation rates and various headaches in education. Teachers, administrators, and the economic down-turn have all been blamed for failing schools and underperforming students. In contrast, a recent Associated Press-Stanford University poll finds that 68 percent of adults blame parents for the problems in education.
 
Know Your Role
posted by: Pamela | December 22, 2010, 10:48 am   


Four reasons teachers should be cautious of becoming too involved in students' lives.

 
Rules for Social Communication
posted by: Pamela | December 21, 2010, 10:53 am   


More teachers are embracing Facebook, Twitter, and text messages for posting assignments or answering homework questions. With social media use becoming more mainstream, principals, teachers, parent volunteers, and other adults affiliated with public schools are frequently using social media for networking purposes. However, learning to take advantage of technology without crossing the social networking line can be a challenge.

 
Arkansas State Teachers Association Announces Fall 2010 Teacher Scholarship & Classroom Grant Winners
posted by: Pamela | December 20, 2010, 11:04 am   


The Arkansas State Teachers Association (ASTA) announced its statewide teacher scholarship and classroom grant award winners for fall 2010, with six teachers each receiving up to $500 for various pursuits in education.

 
New Poll: Americans Want to Fire Bad Teachers, Pay Them More
posted by: Pamela | December 16, 2010, 01:10 pm   

According to a new poll released today by the Associated Press and Stanford University, an overwhelming majority believe that it is necessary to fire bad teachers, but in contrast believe that teachers are paid too little.
 
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