May 19, 2013
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A teacher who kept her kids quiet by placing tape over 28 second graders' mouths may not have used the best judgment -- and she's been placed on administrative leave. But she didn't commit a crime.Posted May 08, 2013. Source: Michael Roberts, westword.com
An 8-year-old Ohio girl is recovering after getting a critical kidney transplant — with the organ donated by her former kindergarten teacher.Posted May 02, 2013. Source: CBSnews.com
Florida teachers won’t have to wait until June 2014 to get their pay raises, lawmakers said yesterday. The announcement came after educators statewide complained that the salary increases being proposed for teachers wouldn’t kick in for another 14 months.Posted May 02, 2013. Source: MiamiHerald.com
A study of a major urban school district reveals how high-achieving students tend to get the most experienced teachers, leaving other students in classes with less experienced teachers.Posted Apr 29, 2013.
Brought to the U.S. as a baby, Itzel Ortega had no way to get financial aid to become an architect. Then a former teacher, recalling her own story, stepped in.Posted Apr 25, 2013. Source: Cindy Chang, latimes.com
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University presidents said unless New Jersey increases its funding for operating expenses, there is no way it will be able to compete with better-funded university systems in other states. Source: Mark J. Magyar, njspotlight.com.
J. Michael Ortiz, president of Cal Poly Pomona, argues that "The immigration reform bill will greatly expand the H-1B pool of foreign employees," which will allow employers to "hire foreign workers when they cannot find qualified Americans."
Jennifer Kramer writes: "It is probably not in my best interest if the higher education system in the United States collapses since I am the co-owner of a company that prepares students for higher education. Ironically, I also find myself hoping the bubble bursts sooner rather than later. Why? Because education in the United States is broken."
Katie Baird writes: "Despite its emotional appeal, college basketball is a business. You can’t watch it without seeing dollar signs everywhere. And like any successful business, schools’ and the NCAA’s decisions follow those dollar signs. Source: thenewstribune.com