January 3, 2013
Community Education Building to open a year later than planned
The Community Education Building, Bank of America’s gift to Delaware’s charter school movement, will not open until the 2014-15 school year, 12 months later than planned. The delay will allow the building’s operators to “get it done right,” said Riccardo Stoeckicht, Community Education Building president. But the delay was a major reason for two new charter schools, which had hoped to lease space in the building, to defer their planned openings from 2013 to 2014.”
New York Times
Commission recommends core changes in education
Forcing teachers to pass a kind of bar exam, like the ones aspiring lawyers and doctors must sit for. Extending the number of hours and days students must spend in school, to break with academic calendars formed in an agrarian age. Consolidating school districts; making schools a hub for health care and social services; and giving 4-year-olds in the state’s poorest areas access to full-day prekindergarten. Those were among a slate of recommendations that the New York Education Reform Commission outlined in an address to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and cabinet members in the State Capitol on Wednesday.
Deferring six figures on Wall Street for teacher’s salary
At least a dozen other teaching programs also compete to attract talented college graduates and professionals. NYC Teaching Fellows, a 12-year-old program that is run by the city’s education department, said that nearly 7 percent of its applicants in 2012 were business majors. It is similarly selective and had nearly 12,000 applicants last year for about 1,400 spots, mostly for positions in Brooklyn and the Bronx.
Federal effort aims to transform learning technologies
Cyberlearning: Transforming Education is the National Science Foundation’s attempt to create a space within the agency devoted to supporting research on advanced learning technologies. Such technologies are generally defined as tools that help people connect directly with what they’re learning and provide them with new opportunities to acquire knowledge in ways that would otherwise be out of reach.
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