Most UK researchers are ‘world class’?

The 67 expert Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) panels said that another 33% was “internationally recognised”.The results will decide universities’ shares of more than £1.5bn, a third of the available research funding. But the funding council has had to defend the way institutions could choose which staff would be assessed. Continue reading

State rules don’t apply to Georgia’s largest school system anymore

The Gwinnett County school board Wednesday unanimously approved a plan to gain greater local control over the education of students, including freeing itself from state mandates on class size and teacher pay. Continue reading

Another one bites the dust – Teachers trainers group file for bankruptcy

A company that has received more than $1.1 million to train Kanawha County teachers over the past two years filed for bankruptcy last week.Officials with TeachFirst Inc. filed the documents last week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Washington state. Several calls to the Seattle-based company went unanswered Wednesday. Continue reading

Obama’s Education Pick is Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan, the Chicago schools superintendent known for taking tough steps to improve schools while maintaining respectful relations with teachers and their unions, is President-elect Barack Obama’s choice as secretary of education, Democratic officials said Monday. Continue reading

Washington State University Cyber Tutoring for Preservice Teachers

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The Washington State University has started a project that provides teaching through virtual tutoring to teachers that will teach both primary and secondary level. this initiative is being seen as a trend that would serve as a model for helping the teachers across the country.

This program will focus on enhancing the teaching skills of the prospective teachers. this will provide great opportunity for the preservice teachers. lets hope that this provides great teachers as the whole education system relies on good teachers.

National Teaching Fellowship Scheme date of registration, eligibility and purpose

50 awards of £10,000 will be given to staff to be used for personal development in learning and teaching.The submission deadline is Wednesday 12 noon, 4 March 2009. Continue reading