Posts Tagged ‘public education’

Study: merit pay experiment shows great promise

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By Victor Skinner

CHICAGO – Teachers who were given considerable bonuses upfront to improve student learning, and faced the possibility of returning the money if they didn’t succeed, produced significantly better results with students than those offered other incentive programs, a new study shows.
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Report: Union rules forcing great teachers to flee

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By Ben Velderman

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – During his address at the American Federation of Teachers’ recent convention, Vice President Joe Biden warned union members that they “are under full blown assault” by their critics and political opponents.
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Why have “Meatless Mondays” in schools? To reduce the threat of dreaded cow farts

By Kyle Olson

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Beef producers recently cried foul when the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced to its employees that it would be imposing a “Meatless Mondays” program in the department’s cafeterias.  In an employee newsletter, the department ironically criticized beef and dairy production, two industries it’s supposed to be promoting.
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