Category: Education

New Fla. law allows vets to sidestep certification, education to teach

Third grade teacher, Heather Stallings, smiles with her students after receiving the Golden Apple award from Champions For Learning on Thursday, Feb.  17, 2022 at Calusa Park Elementary in Naples, Fla.  The education foundation made a surprise visit to six schools to recognize teachers and their classroom best practices.

Florida’s public school teachers need to be offered the military job of their choice.

It’s only fair. Maybe they need a break from teaching high school geometry, middle school social studies or reading to elementary schoolers.

They could use a breather from the confining rigors of a public school classroom in Florida, to see the world aboard a Navy destroyer, inside an Army tank, or on the flight line of an Air Force fighter squadron.

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I know. I know. There’s a lot of specialized training involved in your average military job. But it’s not like we’d allow

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Liz Truss pitches herself as the ‘education prime minister’ | Liz Truss

Liz Truss has pitched herself as the “education prime minister” with a plan that includes Replacing failing academies with “a new wave of free schools” and improving maths and literacy standards.

The Tory leadership hopeful, whose endorsement by party heavyweights has added to the sense she is pulling ahead of rival Rishi Sunak in the race for No 10, unveiled a six-point strategy on Saturday “to get Britain’s education system back on track”.

That includes expanding existing academies which are high performing, while Replacing failing ones with free schools – newly set up academies.

Academies are state-funded schools that are independent from local authorities.

In an often-repeated line of her leadership campaign, Truss said she saw “first-hand how children were failed and let down by low expectations” during her comprehensive state schooling in Leeds.

The remarks have previously drawn criticism from political leaders in the city, and former pupils and

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AZ Proposition 208 education tax officially dead; focus moves to cap

The judge overseeing the long-running battle over a voter-approved tax increase for education officially buried it this week, setting the stage for possible action on raising the spending limit for public schools.

However, there is little appetite among lawmakers to come back to the Capitol to tackle the spending cap. Unless they do, schools can’t spend much of the historic increase in K-12 funding that lawmakers approved just one month ago.

If that disinterest holds, Arizona’s district schools could face deep cuts early next spring to ensure their collective spending is beneath a constitutional spending cap. It would repeat the cliffhanger that happened early this year, as lawmakers waited until days before a March 1 deadline to waive what is known as the “aggregate expenditure limit.”

Chuck Essigs, director of government relations at the Arizona School Boards Association.

Chuck Essigs, director of governmental relations for the Arizona Association of School Budget Officials, said early projections show the cuts could amount to $1.5

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NYC special education recovery services program to be scaled back this fall

In response to pandemic disruptions, New York City officials required every school to offer special education services last year outside regular hours to any family who wanted them.

But that won’t be the case this coming school year, education officials said. Instead, the education department is vowing to determine what extra instruction or therapies children may need on an “individual basis” — decisions that will be left to the teams that set students’ individualized education programs, also known as IEPs.

Extra small group instruction or “related services” such as physical and occupational therapy, may be provided after school, on Saturdays, during the school day, or through a vouchers for students the city determines need extra help, officials said. The city is also expanding a new program for students with significant sensory issues, which has been popular with some parents. It will launch at 70 sites this fall, up from

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If education is all about getting a job, the humanities are left just to the rich | Kenan Malik

‘We rented a garret, for which we paid (I think) 25s a year, bought a few second-hand forms and desks, borrowed a few chairs from the people in the house, bought a shilling’s worth of coals… and started our college. ”

So remembered Joseph Greenwood, a cloth cutter in a West Yorkshire mill, about how, in 1860, he helped set up Culloden College, one of hundreds of working-class mutual improvement societies in 19th-century Britain. “We had no men of position or education connected with us,” he added, “but several of the students who had made special study of some particular subject were appointed teachers, so that the teacher of one class might be a pupil in another. ”

Greenwood’s story is one of many told by Jonathan Rose in his classic The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes, a magnificent history of the struggles of working people

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