Tutorservice Daily News for June 18th through June 19th:
- Morning Video: PBS NewsHour Looks Into Teacher Ed Report – Watch Are Teachers Being Adequately Trained for the Classroom? on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.
Are Teachers Being Adequately Trained for the Classroom? Study Says No
- AM News: "Take Another Year," Duncan Tells Waiver States – Education Chief Lets States Delay Use of Tests in Decisions About Teachers’ Jobs NYT: Responding to complaints, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said states could postpone for a year using more rigorous tests to make career decisions about teachers.
Arne Duncan: Common Core Transition Will Give States More Time To Make … Huffington Post: In what some see as a tacit recognition of the Obama administration's overreach into nitty-gritty management of America's schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give states a reprieve from certain aspects of teacher evaluations
Consequences for teachers from school testing can wait a year Washington Post: States that are implementing the Common Core academic standards and new standardized tests in public schools can have an additional year before they have to use those student test scores to decide pay and job..
Education Dept. offers more time to reach goals AP: The Education Department is offering states more time to enact promised reforms in exchange for permission to ignore unworkable parts of No Child Left Behind. Education Secretary Arne Duncan …
No Child Left Behind Act At Center Of House Hearing, Sparring Philosophies Huffington Post: Under the [Kline] legislation, schools would not have to meet federally prescribed performance goals — a proposal markedly different from current law, the Obama administration's waiver system and a competing bill offered up by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa).
Labor Seeks Influence in New York’s Mayoral Race NYT: After years of low morale, unions across the city are roaring back to life this election season, excited by the prospect of installing a friend in City Hall.
Board to Vote on Condoms in Boston Schools NYT: A new health policy that would make condoms available in the district’s high schools is up for a vote on Wednesday night.
Home-Schooled Students Fight To Play On Public School Teams NPR: Roughly half of U.S. states have passed laws making home-schooled students eligible to play for their local school teams. But in Indiana, an attempt to find a middle ground hasn't calmed the debate.
Panorama City school to be named after Michelle Obama Los Angeles Daily News: West Valley board member Tamar Galatzan said she, too, admired Michelle Obama, but she questioned whether the board was following district policy for naming the school after the first lady.
- Girl raised in Mumbai brothel wins U.S. college scholarship – (CNN) – Shweta Katti was raised in Mumbai's largest red-light district – the only place her family could afford to live. Men would sometimes ask her to sleep with them. But her mother always wanted her to learn to read and write, and Kranti, an organization that works with girls from Mumbai's red-light areas, helped […]
- Afternoon Video: Classrooms Of The Future (Again!) – Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
The TODAY show scans the "future" of education, featuring Knewtown, Kahn Academy, and others — without any apparent skepticism about the costs or limitations.
- Underemployment Widespread Among College Graduates, Worst For Business Majors: Analysis –
Kathryn Higgins wants to work in museums. But even though she holds a bachelor's degree in literary and cultural studies and a master’s degree in public humanities, she knows that finding a job that fits her education and skills would be like “winning the lottery.”
“My ultimate goal right now is just to get a full-time job that has benefits; I don’t care if it’s in my field,” she said in an interview.
Higgins, 29, lives in Seattle and works several part-time jobs, including as a nanny and in a daycare, that don't require a college degree — a “hustle" that she says allows her to just make ends meet.