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Gates Foundation Strives to Give Teachers a Voice

Special education teacher Kylene Young feels that the program Teach Plus has awarded her with the ability to have a voice in education reform and policies, despite getting negative feedback from some of her colleagues. According to Education Week, Teach Plus has offered the middle school teacher opportunities to meet with educational leaders (including Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago …

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The Classroom Project-Announcement of Winners

Teaching is a career for those that are passionate about making an impact on today and tomorrow’s generation. Which is why the University of California Rossier School of Education launched The Classroom Project.
The recent The Classroom Project contest and campaign gave a voice to educators everywhere that are spending money out of pocket for school supplies. Communities also have the …

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It’s Time to Focus on Preventing Bullying

Becki Cohn-Vargas is passionate about the prevention of bullying. Having served as a school administrator for over two decades and now serving as the current Director of Not in Our School, she has listened to the numerous voices of children, parents and teachers who have lamented the damaging effects of bullying on students. In an article in Edutopia, she explains …

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Teaching in New York: The Investment in Teachers and Education

If you are thinking about teaching in New York, one enticing factor causes the Empire State to trump other states — salary. The average teacher salary is $73,358, the highest teacher pay rate in the country. New York also ranks third nationally for the average beginning teacher salary at $44,370, according to data compiled by the National Education Association (NEA).
But it’s …

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More Schools Eliminating Junk Food in the Battle Against Obesity

While childhood obesity has been at the forefront of educational news in recent years, it is not unusual to walk into a school and find soda and vending machines filled with junk food. Although school cafeteria employees work tirelessly to provide nutritional meals, any child can have access to sugary drinks and snacks loaded with fat. Education News reports that …

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Best Books of the 21st Century [Infographic]

Are you a reading enthusiast? Start your New Year’s resolution out on the right foot and, select the perfect book to read! USC Rossier has compiled a list of 100 top-rated books published in this century. These are bestselling novels that have been selected from amazon.com as well as goodreads.com. Do you prefer to read popular fiction instead of literary …

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Teaching in Illinois: Implementing the Common Core and PARCC Standards

As students head back to school, it’s especially important for those looking to become a teacher in Illinois to know that 45 states and the District of Columbia are gearing up to implement the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) beginning this 2013–14 school year.
Launched in 2010, CCSS is a state-led initiative that establishes a single set of uniform educational …

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Where in the World Are Teachers Most (and Least) Appreciated?

With so much recent controversy over Common Core standards and new teacher evaluation systems, it’s amazing that teachers find time to just teach. As long as the teaching profession has existed, critics have gone back and forth about how much teachers should be paid, how they should be evaluated and how important their occupation really is.
Recently, the Varkey GEMS Foundation …

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Education Trends: Hip-Hop for Health

Dr. Olajide Williams is a studious man, serving as the chief of staff at the New York Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center Department of Neurology. According to CNN, it was Williams who, despite not having any musical talent, came up with a clever idea to use popular music and movement to teach children to be healthy.
Williams stated, “I’m really hopeless. I’m a …

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Rossier School of Education Offers Offline Mode for Students

Coming to a mobile device near you: The Rossier School of Education is pleased to announce that all students, including Rossier Online students, can now access course content offline. With the new mobile application, students can download course content on their smartphones and mobile devices. After downloading content and videos, students can view the materials later on, with or without …

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