AM News: Obama Rolls Out $20K Teacher Bonus Plan
Obama Announces $1 Billion 'Master Teacher' Program AP: Teachers selected for the Master Teacher Corps will be paid an additional $20,000 a year and must commit to participate multiple years. The goal is to create a multiplier effect in which expert educators share their knowledge and skills with other teachers, improving the quality of education for all students. ALSO: NPR.
7 More NCLB Waivers Due Friday, Top Ed. Official Says PoliticsK-12: The U.S. Deparrtment of Education will be announcing seven more winners on Friday, Deborah Delisle, the department's new assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, told members of the American Association of School Administrators today. That would bring the total of approved applications to a whopping 33.
New Standardized Tests Behind Schedule: Survey HuffPost: These new tests are funded by $330 million in stimulus money through the federal Race to the Top competition and are intended to measure critical thinking, particularly the critical skills emphasized by the Common Core State Standards.
A Fresh Look at What School Menus Can Be NYT: With new federal standards for school meals going into effect this month, and a renewed focus on the issue brought by the first lady, Michelle Obama, thousands of school chefs, food service workers and nutrition experts from around the country gathered in Denver this week at an annual conference put on by the SNA.
Schools to Offer Free Classes Online WSJ: Twelve top universities Tuesday joined a venture that offers free Internet courses world-wide, in a bet by some of the most prestigious institutions globally on online education. The schools agreed to join four others already ...