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Henderson teacher charged in indecency case had been warned before
A Henderson middle school teacher accused of having inappropriate conversations with students was the subject of two previous disciplinary investigations, according to a police report.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Teacher Education School Arrest Las Vegas metropolitan area Pedagogy Child sexual abuse Las Vegas Sun
400 NYC public school teachers to see Broadway's 'Hamilton'
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of public school teachers in New York City have landed tickets to the hottest show on Broadway.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Education Teacher School New York City History of education Pedagogy Broadway theatre Student
Harold J. Stern, piano teacher, singer and actor
Harold J. Stern, a piano teacher, actor and chorister who had been associated with several Baltimore organizations and congregations through the years, died Jan. 25 from complications of prostate cancer at Brightview Senior Living in Towson. The former longtime Bolton Hill resident was 87. "He...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Piano Music education Opera Piano pedagogy Pedagogy Classical music Music Musical theatre
Clark County struggles to find special education teachers
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Clark County School District is struggling to find special education teachers for classrooms. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports ( ) that of roughly 778 teaching vacancies in the district, 204 of them are special education positions. Clark County's struggle is not uncommon. Nationwide, at least 42 ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Education Teacher School English-language films High school History of education Pedagogy Las Vegas Sun
Reaction to Betsy DeVos's confirmation is swift
Almost as soon as the Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos, reaction from the left and right flooded the Internet. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Teachers and liberal groups expressed outrage. School choice backers expressed glee. And just as in the weeks leading up to today's confirmation of Betsy DeVos as education secretary, opinions poured out quickly and passionately.  U.S. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, who voted to confirm the Michigan philanthropist: "Betsy DeVos is the daughter of a public school teacher, and I support her for the role of Secretary of Education because she has made clear in her response to questions that she will be a strong advocate for our kids and our public schools." DeVos gets vote Portman added, "An important fact that has been missed in the debate over her nomination is that she strongly supports local control of education and has pledged not to impose her own views on states and local school districts, but rather to allow them - along with parents - to make the decisions that best fit the needs of their children.  She has also pledged to implement the laws as Congress intended them." Betsy Devos and our new educational system where you can't tell the difference between... [?] #SchoolChoice -- Kerm Together (@altleftkermit) February 7, 2017 Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers and a DeVos opponent: "DeVos' confirmation battle has a major silver lining: The public in public education has never been more visible or more vocal, and it is not going back in the shadows. This same public--from rural towns to urban centers, from liberals to conservatives--will now serve as a check and balance, and they will be fierce fighters on behalf of children." The democrats used all their ammo on Betsy DeVos and yet they failed again. Without controlling education their power is gone.. for long. -- Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) February 7, 2017 Rep. Virginia Foxx, a North Carolina Republican who chairs the House of Representatives education committee: The confirmation process is never easy, nor should it be. She will now take the helm of an agency charged with overseeing policies that affect practically every K-12 school, college, and university across the country. Just as importantly, she has the chance to prove to those who organized this malicious and personal campaign against her that they were wrong. At least we now know how much it costs to become Education Secretary. We got the receipts on the souls of every vote. #devos -- Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) February 7, 2017 Rep. Bobby Scott, a Virginia Democrat who is the top Democrat on the House education committee: "Our nation's next Secretary of Education is tasked with advancing a mission of equity, access, and accountability. That mission requires support for all students. Unfortunately, Betsy DeVos has failed to make a credible case that she will advocate for the 90 percent of students who attend our nation's public schools." 2017 is turning out to be a very interesting year so far. Retweet if you agree. The #Patriots are wining all around.#PatriotsParade #devos -- AJ Monte USN Patriot (@theoptionoracle) February 7, 2017 Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, a conservative advocacy group founded by David and Charles Koch: "Today's vote sets the stage for an exciting dialogue about the future of our education system, led by someone who has understands that better outcomes can't be dictated from Washington. We're looking forward to being a partner in encouraging positive reforms at the Department of Education and advancing sound legislation that expands educational opportunity across the country, putting more power in the hands of students and parents. To all who are angry or frustrated about today's vote confirming DeVos, please know: the vote may be over, but our fight must continue. -- Sen. Cory Booker (@SenBookerOffice) February 7, 2017
8 points by The Plain Dealer | Education School Teacher History of education United States House of Representatives United States High school Pedagogy
CCSD struggles for solutions to special education teacher shortage
Across the Clark County School District, classrooms desperately need more special education teachers. Of roughly 478 teaching vacancies, 204 of them — or about 43 percent — are special education positions.
269 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Teacher Individualized Education Program Education Special education School Special school Gifted education Pedagogy
Educators and students deserve someone better than Betsy DeVos
Over the past several years, the Tribune has repeatedly published anti-teacher, anti-union editorials. So, it comes as no surprise that you would choose to endorse Betsy DeVos as education secretary. In the past, you have run op-eds from two anti-union North Side teachers who infer that any teacher...
71 points by Chicago Tribune | Education Teacher School Minnesota Certified teacher Pedagogy Charter school Newspaper
Letter: Edelblut unqualified
Edelblut unqualifiedAs a former New Hampshire teacher, I oppose the nomination of Frank Edelblut as commissioner of education.He has had no experience with the education system, having home schooled his children, and very little government experience – one term as a state representative. Some groups...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Alternative education School Education History of education Teacher Pedagogy Compulsory education U.S. state
Young girl fondled by Rice University piano teacher, police say
A longtime Rice University piano instructor is in jail after police alleged he fondled a young girl who came to his home for a piano lesson, which he denied. Daiusz Pawlas, 50, has been charged with indecency with a child. The student's mother told police she stepped out of the room to make a phone call during her young daughter's piano lesson at his west Houston home, according to the criminal complaint filed this week. He had taught the girl for about three years.
22 points by The Houston Chronicle | Pleading Cause of action Teacher Pedagogy Legal terms Allegation IPod Touch Education
Woman sentenced to 3 years for hit-and-run crash
ALFRED, Maine (AP) - A Maine woman accused of running over a Massachusetts teacher in August has been sentenced to three years in prison on charges of manslaughter, drunken driving, reckless conduct and leaving the scene of an accident. Police say 23-year-old Carolyn Lee of York was driving an SUV ...
1 points by The Washington Times | New Hampshire English-language films Maine Massachusetts The Portsmouth Herald Pedagogy Portsmouth New Hampshire The New Hampshire Gazette
Union offers Trump lesson plan written by disgruntled teacher
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s public schools have been offered a classroom lesson plan that calls President-elect Donald Trump a racist, sexist man who became president “by pandering to a huge racist and sexist base.” The union that represents city teachers posted the plan on its website and distributed it via an email newsletter to...
70 points by New York Post | Education Teacher Lesson plan Donald Trump School High school Pedagogy Lesson
Clayton teacher charged with murder in death of stepson to lose job

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Education School History of education Teacher Electric charge Primary school Pedagogy Primary education
Learning takes more than teaching. It requires mentoring, training, parents and more
To the editor: Karin Klein’s opinion piece suggests mentoring to improve teaching skills. A good idea, but it doesn't address the core of the problem. First, define “teacher ... ’’ Time is up! What’s the right answer? People talk of “teaching” as if means “magically instill knowledge.” It doesn't...
24 points by Los Angeles Times | Education Teacher School History of education Profession Better Student Pedagogy
Body found in Pitkin County identified as Longmont teacher
The Daily Times-Call reports that the body of 49-year-old Matthew Barz was found Monday near the top of McClure Pass.
3 points by The Denver Post | Pitkin County Colorado Gunnison County Colorado High school Teacher Pedagogy School Education Colorado municipalities