A Brooklyn training partner was collared for distinguished an 8-year-old tyro in a face, cops said.
Raifu Saka, 65, was charged with endangering a gratification of a child for allegedly attack a lady inside Public School 191 on Park Pl. in Crown Heights Monday.
Witnesses told military Saka and a child were arguing when a 8-year-old kicked him.
Saka allegedly responded by holding a pitch during a child, attack her in a face.
School officials immediately dangling Saka but compensate tentative a military investigation.
The teacher’s partner has been with a Department of Education given 1999 and has been during P.S. 191 given 2009, according to a Department of Education spokesman.
This is a initial time Saka’s been indicted of any wrongdoing, preparation officials said.
Calls to Saka were not returned. His counsel could not be reached.
Business owners know you must engage your employees in the change process.
Training our adults to be competitive on the world stage and educating more of our children to be able to collaborate and compete globally is the key to the country’s future prosperity.
Education holds the key to our collective futures. The city, state and nation that create an effective system of learning will thrive. Our goal should be to make Michigan and America the brain bank of the world, where everyone wants to come for deposits and withdrawals.
Yet rather than seeking ways to develop a shared vision and common agenda to make this happen, political and ideological battles sharpen and continue to beat down the vary people we need to build up — our teachers.
The voice of the classroom teacher must be heard, especially around issues of classroom discipline, instructional design and delivery above the reform chatter.
Our public schools are the true Statue of Liberty in this great country of ours — taking the tired, hungry, poor, kids who speak English as a second language, and children with disabilities to give them hope and opportunity. Our great teachers are the torches lighting the way for us all.
Rhetoric from the state and our nation’s capital have never educated a single child. It is our teachers who know their subject matter, who have a passion for teaching and learning, and who are provided the support and tools from administration, that we must invest our resources and energy moving forward.
As Michigan’s state superintendent of schools (from 2001-2005), I had a simple measuring stick against which all decisions made by the Department of Education and state Board of Education were judged: “Show me how this helps our teachers teach and our children learn.”
We need to engage teachers in the process of reform to attract and retain the very best in the classroom.
The state Board of Education, in an overt effort to engage teachers, invited the annually selected Michigan Teacher of the Year to have a seat, but more importantly, a voice at the state board table. The teachers’ voice is always the last heard prior to policy being enacted.
So as the New Year rings in, rather than hammering our teachers down, let’s snap that symbolic hammer in half and turn it instead into a ladder that helps lift up our schools, teachers, and most importantly, our children.
Do our schools and teachers need to constantly evolve, embrace change and adapt to a disruptive world where ideas and jobs can and do move around the globe effortlessly? Of course.
Yet, without the ability to tap the energy, talents, skills and passions of these great educators that are touching our collective futures every day, we are missing a major ingredient necessary to soar in the 21st century knowledge economy.
Research and common sense reinforce that quality teachers matter. In the education enterprise we must always remember that teachers have the lead role (along with parents and students). The teacher is Diana Ross and the rest within the school building are sing “doo-wop.”
We need to actively seek ways to engage teachers and make them a key member of any education reform effort.
If you can read this, thank a teacher!
But if you are a policymaker , consider re-evaluating how you can harness the talents of the master-link in the learning process — our great teachers.
The future of our state and nation is inextricable linked to the quality of our teachers.
— Tom Watkins was Michigan’s state superintendent of schools from 2001-05 and is now a U.S.-China business and educational consultant. He can be reached at email@example.com.
EAST CALN — Downingtown area and Coatesville area propagandize districts will accept over $23,000 in Safe School Grants awarded by a Pennsylvania Department of Education.
The Downingtown Area School District will accept $13,460 and a Coatesville Area School District will accept $10,374 to settle and exercise programs to forestall and revoke incidents of violence.
“Providing a protected training sourroundings is a tip priority of a schools,” pronounced State Senator Andy Dinniman, D-19th of West Whiteland. “These supports will yield resources to boost propagandize reserve by giving teachers a collection they need to residence risks, training students proven techniques for dispute resolution, and addressing intensity problems before they occur.”
The Downingtown Area School District, that is receiving a Safe School Grant for a second year in a row, will use a supports to exercise a bullying impediment module during a facile propagandize level.
“We’re intensely gratified that a state has combined extend opportunities that assistance propagandize district encourage training and expansion in a protected environment,” pronounced Lawrence Mussoline, Downingtown Area School District’s superintendent. “In a past dual years, a (school district) has perceived over $26,000 in Safe School grants. These supports yield support materials for a Olweus anti-bullying module that is used in all 10 facile schools. Thank we to Senator Dinniman for his partial in assisting a district and village account this well-developed program.”
The grants are partial of $479,513 in sum appropriation awarded to 37 open propagandize districts via a Commonwealth to foster tyro reserve and productivity; yield staff training in research-based assault impediment and classroom government programs; and raise antiviolence efforts between schools and parents, internal governments, law enforcement, and village organizations.
“Ensuring a reserve of Pennsylvania’s students is of a pinnacle importance,” pronounced Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis on Dec. 14. “Students, parents, and teachers design schools to be a protected sourroundings in that to learn. These supports will yield a required resources for schools to put programs into place that will raise reserve in a schools.”
Vodacom to renovate training in a Northern Cape by record
Thursday, 15 Nov 2012
Vodacom, in partnership with a National Department of Basic Education, has launched a Northern Cape section of a Vodacom Mobile Education Programme in Upington today. This programme is set to renovate training in a classroom by a use of technology.
The Centre is partial of Vodacom’s Mobile Education Programme and is approaching to sight 1 400 teachers from 172 schools annually in a Northern Cape region. Teachers will be lerned in a use of record and will have entrance to curriculum calm and clergyman aids by cloud computing that is an internet formed room of educational content.
“This beginning focuses on clergyman development, one of a many vicious elements in a preparation value chain. It also offers a indication whereby South Africa can allege in a area of preparation by a effective use of communications technology,” says Maya Makanjee, arch officer corporate affairs during Vodacom.
In addition, 20 schools have been identified by a Northern Cape Department of Education to concentration especially on improving maths and scholarship subjects in a area. At slightest 80 teachers will accept vicious training annually in these subjects and any of a identified schools will accept a laptop with giveaway internet, a multimedia projector and an interactive board.
Launched in Oct final year, the Vodacom Mobile Education Programme was grown to assistance a Department of Basic Education accommodate a idea of exposing learners to ICT and to give teachers entrance to peculiarity training resources. The Upington Centre is one of 9 determined in any province.
“Information and communications record offer a event to turn a personification margin for teachers who formerly had singular or no entrance to technology. Interventions such as these are not usually approaching to urge tyro pass rates for arithmetic and scholarship in a province, though are also approaching to safeguard that learners pursue these subjects during tertiary level,” says Makanjee.
The Centre is connected to Vodacom’s conduct bureau in Midrand by a Virtual Private Network (VPN). This serves as a tube for information that connects and delivers calm to participating schools and teachers and provides a height for formulating a village of teachers who could promulgate as good as share ideas and resources.
“As supervision we are speedy when a private zone contributes to improving a preparation system. We are shamed by Vodacom’s joining to clergyman growth in a segment that will go a prolonged approach to ensuring record is permitted in a schools. Education is a governmental emanate and all stakeholders need to take partial in bringing about a entirely organic preparation complement that is also modernized in terms of technology,” says MEC Grizelda Cjiekella.
The schools, buildings and teachers have been identified by a Northern Cape Department of Education while all a record elements are supplied by Vodacom.
The Upington Centre has been entirely versed with a mechanism room housing 50 mechanism terminals, educational aids, internet connectivity and training facilities. The village of Upington will also have entrance to a Centre for giveaway internet and online e-learning.
Vodacom has committed to supply calm hosting and giveaway internet connectivity for a subsequent 3 years. Connectivity includes a investiture of a tranquil gateway to a internet for any province. This will concede for easy communication among a teachers.
Leading e-learning use providers, Microsoft, Cisco and Mindset, have partnered with Vodacom to yield a centres with software, programme content, acceptance and training, and educational curriculum content.http://www.digitalclassroom.co.za/
TWIN FALLS • Laptop computers that could shortly be in a hands of high propagandize students and teachers won’t indeed be owned by a state.
Under a agreement with Hewlett-Packard, a state is leasing laptops from a association as partial of a Students Come First reforms. The understanding hinges on Tuesday’s ubiquitous election.
Melissa McGrath, mouthpiece for a Idaho State Department of Education, pronounced there have been questions about since a state is leasing a laptops instead of shopping them.
But she pronounced it shouldn’t be a surprise.
“The devise has always been to do a lease,” she said.
Last week, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and open schools arch Tom Luna announced an eight-year, $180 million agreement with HP.
Under a preparation reforms, any Idaho open high propagandize clergyman and tyro will accept a HP ProBook Notebook 4440s.
McGrath pronounced a one-to-one device beginning is “so many some-more than only purchasing a laptop.”
The agreement with HP includes a wireless network in any Idaho high school, progressing a devices, security, record support and training propagandize employees.
“The device is only one square of it,” McGrath said.
One reason for leasing, she said, is that record becomes old-fashioned quickly.
The final recommendations of a assign force shaped to advise on Students Come First record in 2011 note that a state dialect designed to find a four-year franchise for devices. It was also enclosed in a ask for proposals for intensity laptop vendors.
Laptops will have a four-year lifespan in Idaho high schools underneath a final contract. After that, they’ll be replaced.
School districts will have a choice of shopping any laptop for $35 during a finish of any four-year deputy cycle.
The agreement also quotes prices if districts wish to buy laptops before that: $372.68 after year one, $260.12 after year dual or $147.56 after year three.
McGrath pronounced districts could select to use aged laptops during center or facile schools, for instance.
So what happens to a aged laptops if propagandize districts don’t buy them?
McGrath pronounced HP will hoop that, either a inclination are recycled or resold.
The Idaho Division of Purchasing negotiated directly with 5 sum vendors before awarding a agreement to HP.
Other vendors in a negotiations routine were JC Technologies (Ace Computers), Dell, Lenovo and Apple Inc.
Information was performed by a Times-News by a open annals request.
The bid amounts weren’t nonetheless accessible Thursday from a purchasing division.
Here’s an overview of other pivotal points in a contract:
It All Comes Down to a Vote
HP won’t start operative on a record devise until after Tuesday’s election, according to a contract.
McGrath pronounced a state doesn’t wish to catch any costs before a election.
Voters will confirm either to keep or overturn a 3 Students Come First laws.
The law that covers one-to-one mobile inclination is on ballots as Proposition 3.
If electorate overturn a law, a state’s agreement with HP is void.
McGrath pronounced a state has a coherence to reevaluate a agreement any year.
That could meant seeking HP for opposite program — or even a device other than laptops.
McGrath pronounced state preparation officials will lay down with propagandize district administrators and record directors.
They’ll speak about what worked good in a agreement and what didn’t.
“We can have those conversations and go behind to HP,” McGrath said.
There could be an additional cost if a state decides on a opposite device, though McGrath pronounced it’s not likely.
“We would take that into care before we finished any switch,” she said, and would speak with a state Legislature about it.
Who Pays for Damage?Idaho.
The state will compensate for a losses if laptops are mislaid or damaged.
Under a contract, state officials have to forewarn HP within 60 days about indispensable laptop repairs.
If a laptop is mislaid or shop-worn over repair, a state has to compensate a “casualty value” as partial of a subsequent lease payment.
The hit also includes gangling laptops — 3 percent of a agreement amount.
If electorate confirm “yes” on Proposition 3, about 6,500 laptops will go out to high propagandize educators early subsequent semester.
HP is partnering with a Idaho Digital Learning Academy to yield training on how to use a devices.
McGrath pronounced a designed timeline is for teachers to accept laptops is Jan or February.
“We wish that veteran growth starts immediately,” she said.
The agreement includes an approaching $5.5 million in infrastructure and devise start-up costs.
That’s apart from a bound cost per laptop of $249.77.
McGrath pronounced many of a costs are associated to wireless infrastructure.
The devise is that any Idaho high propagandize will have wireless Internet entrance by Dec. 30, 2013.
The designation routine will be widespread out over a few years.
Some schools will have wireless entrance as shortly as a finish of this calendar year, McGrath said.
If a state terminates a agreement with HP, it will come during a cost — $14.2 million.
The buyout proviso is enclosed in a contract.
But it won’t flog in utterly yet. McGrath wrote in an email to a Times-News progressing this month that a state won’t have to compensate a buyout if Proposition 3 is repealed.
Originally, state officials wanted a agreement with a laptop businessman to embody classroom government software.
But McGrath pronounced that’s not enclosed in a agreement with HP since any propagandize district wanted something different.
“We could not get accord on what a program should be,” she said.
McGrath pronounced HP has program that’s accessible as an appendage for propagandize districts.
Classroom government program allows a clergyman to see any student’s laptop shade from his or her possess device.
It also allows teachers to “lock down” a laptops if students are off task, McGrath said.
Keeping a Charge
If a tyro or worker forgets to assign their laptop, they’ll have a place to get that finished during school.
Each high propagandize will accept charging stations that can accommodate adult to 5 batteries.
Small schools — with adult to 250 students — will accept 3 charging stations.
Medium schools — with 251 to 500 students — will have five. And vast schools with some-more than 500 students will accept 8 charging stations.
I have to confess. we can’t assistance myself. we review a blog, or comments territory after many of a articles in a newspaper. I’m not certain if this is a good confession. Sometimes a comments finish up not even connected to a topic. But each so mostly there is a tidbit of information or a response that is good created or has good insight.
Those are a comments we savor. Those are a comments that concede me some discernment into what a open competence be thinking.
Why a confession? Because after a new essay on a class Portage Township Schools perceived from a Indiana Department of Education, we was struck by a statements finished in a comments section.
The district perceived an A grade. There was information presented during a house assembly that Portage has a high giveaway and reduced lunch race compared to other districts in Porter County. Portage’s pass rate on ISTEP and Algebra we and English finish of march assessments were compared to other Porter County propagandize systems.
Portage compared agreeably with a other districts and, in several instances, was among a top ranking in a county. This information was presented publicly to a village to praise a students, staff, parents, and residents for a high turn of opening notwithstanding mercantile hurdles that can adversely impact tyro achievement. Kudos to a kids and parents.
I thought, maybe naively, there competence be a integrate of comments along a lines of “congratulations” or “nice job” or maybe even: “It’s about time!” But instead we was met with comments like: “What does giveaway and reduced lunch have to do with achievement?” to “If a propagandize lunches were better” to “Why do we have to recompense for other peoples lunches?”
Finally, there was a criticism of reason that forked out that indeed there is investigate out there display a clever association between giveaway and reduced lunch populations (poverty) and educational achievement. Thank we to “Region Vike” for attempting to bond a dots.
The fact is, there is clever investigate display an different propinquity between giveaway and reduced lunch populations and educational achievement. That is, as a race of misery increases a educational feat goes down.
This attribute of feat and socioeconomic turn is connected with a credentials trust of a student, including their wording development. Vocabulary and family income are critical variables that contain tyro credentials knowledge. Student credentials trust plays a poignant purpose in educational achievement.
In Portage, a mantra is that children from bankrupt homes improved learn or we haven’t finished a job. By a way, we also trust that African-American, Hispanic, Caucasian, or many any other child can achieve. But we know that mercantile highlight in a family affects feat results. So we have to be wakeful of it, comment for it, and recompense for it.
Knowing this, we are eloquent in a proceed to tyro achievement. We use research-based methods to rouse school-level factors and clergyman efficacy factors. School-level factors embody a unchanging curriculum, substantiating training goals and evaluating feedback, formulating a protected and nurse training sourroundings and augmenting parent/community involvement. We are eloquent in building these factors into a school’s enlightenment and climate.
We facilitate a investigate on clergyman efficacy into 3 areas: curriculum design, enlightening strategies and classroom management. Our curriculum is standards-based and designed by a teachers. Instructional strategies are designed to compute instruction formed on a educational needs of particular students. Classroom government techniques are reinforced to optimize tyro training time.
So we see, a A class Portage Township Schools perceived is not serendipitous. We are creation a class since we comprehend that what we do impacts what a kids will do and become. We are an A district notwithstanding inauspicious circumstances. Now, let a comments begin.
The Morning Call story about 4,200 teaching jobs lost in 2012-13, based on a survey by the Pennsylvania school business officials and administrators associations, is another example of why we must question everything presented to us as fact.
According to figures in the article, only 53 percent of the districts responded to the survey, and of those only 30 percent (16 percent of all districts) reported the loss of 4,200 teachers. How many teacher positions were gained in the other 70 percent of districts that responded?
The only statistic that has any meaning is the total net gain or loss for all 500 districts. Since this incomplete and misleading survey was conducted and published, are we to conclude that our massive state Department of Education doesn’t have the actual statewide information? Sadly, special interest groups will do anything to help their cause, and in this case The Morning Call allowed itself to be used.
During the next two months, I encourage all voters and the media to question the information quoted as fact by both presidential candidates.
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is awarding millions in grants to historically black colleges in Alabama.
The five-year grants will impact curriculum and training programs, campus building improvements and a squeeze of systematic equipment.
The dialect pronounced a Alabama grants embody scarcely $4 million for Alabama State University, $3.2 million to Alabama AM University, scarcely $3 million to Lawson State Community College, and $2.3 million for Tuskegee University. Miles College is removing $2 million, Stillman College $1.7 million, and Oakwood College scarcely $1.6 million.
It’s count day during open propagandize districts opposite Michigan.
This is a initial year that “Fall Count Day” determines 90 percent of per-student appropriation for a 2012-2013 educational year (in before years it was 75 percent).
A winter count day in Feb creates adult a remaining 10 percent.
Many schools reason special events to make certain students come to class.
The Michigan Department of Education requires that students accept instruction in all classes on count day.
See some-more about a mandate here.
Oakland Unified’s governing board voted unanimously last week to let the feds make sure black students in the district aren’t treated unfairly when it comes to classroom discipline.
The agreement with the U.S. Department of Education ends an investigation by the federal agency into the disproportionate number of suspensions and expulsions given to OUSD’s black students, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The newspaper reported that while black students account for 39 percent of OUSD’s enrollment, they represented 61 percent of expulsions last school year.
Numbers released by the Department of Education in March showed that at Claremont Middle School, black students, who were 66 percent of the school population in 2009, received all of the expulsions, all of the in-school suspensions and 87 percent of the out of school suspensions for that year.
The suspension and expulsion statistics school districts provide to the California Department of Education don’t include student race. But, in the 2010-11 school year, Claremont Middle School recorded 289 suspensions.