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West Virginia would change how county school districts hire teachers, free up more days on their calendars to bolster student instruction and require full-week schooling for 4-year-olds statewide, under legislation sent to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Friday....
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s education proposal headed to a Friday vote on passage in the Senate after its endorsement Thursday by the Finance Committee, which learned it would save an estimated $630,000 during the next budget year and $2.1 million the...
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin saw his proposed overhaul of public schools clear its first legislative hurdle Tuesday when the Senate Education Committee endorsed the bill with modest changes to language addressing teacher hiring and the school calendar. Advanced...
A new front is opening in the education wars as a report released Tuesday derides California's teacher training schools as among the worst in a nation full of substandard programs. The study by a controversial Washington, D.C.-based policy group singles...
The Baltimore SunThree new members were appointed to the Baltimore City school board, Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday. In a release, the officials announced that Cheryl A. Casciani will begin July 1, and Anthony A. Hamilton...
Students attending college to earn a teaching degree are trained by "an industry of mediocrity" that churns out first-year teachers with inadequate content knowledge and classroom management skills, according to a new study. The report compiled by the...
The Hartford CourantThe board of education confirmed the appointments of four school principals Tuesday night, including new leaders for Jumoke Academy at Milner School, Breakthrough Magnet School and Pathways Academy of Technology and Design. But in a rare move, the...
As the class of 2013 dispenses with college, reflects on commencement oratory and embraces quests beyond the campus cocoon, the rest of us would do well to consider their context and our choice. This is a class rooted in the last century (born in 1991),...
The 2013 session of the Legislature showed we have deepening, serious problems in rural South Dakota. A law was passed creating a tuition-payback program for lawyers. They have to go to rural counties — those with fewer than 10,000 populations...
Re "New rules for interns in schools," March 8 The problem with putting teaching interns from programs like Teach for America into classrooms with English-language learners isn't the interns' lack of competence teaching such students; it's their lack of...
In California, teachers whose students include English learners are required by state law to have special certification. That's sensible, given the special challenges that come with running a classroom in which not all children are equally proficient in...
In my book, donating money to support creative writing programs is generally a good thing. But I'm -- hmm, let's call it conflicted -- over a $50-million donation to the University of Michigan's MFA program in creative writing from Helen Zell, wife of Sam...
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