STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Helping Kids Understand Pearl Harbor Day
December 7 is Pearl Harbor Day. Here is a great resource guide I found on the http://www.nps.govwebsite. Itwas especially designed to help younger kids learn about Pearl Harbor and was published by t... Posted on 12/6/13 at 3:46 PM
PARENT INFORMATION CENTER What is Growing Futures North Dakota?
Grow your career, grow yourself and grow your future using this supportive and educational website foranyone working with or on behalf of North Dakota's children. You now have capabilities of research... Posted on 10/16/13 at 9:21 AM
HUBBARD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM Elementary Teachers 1948-1949
School started this week! It is quieter here at the museum without children visiting. We wish all the school kids a great school year!
If you can read this Thank a Teacher!
Teachers at the Park Rapi... Posted on 9/5/13 at 2:34 PM
THE NEW FORTY It is strongly encouraged...
Today was my first day of teaching in the Fall semester. I got a glimpse of the students I will spend my class days with over the next four months. I can tell already that I am going to laugh an awf... Posted on 8/27/13 at 8:55 PM
BEST FRIENDS ND It's National Teacher Appreciation Week!
How will you say thank you?
Open Letter to Teachers on Teacher Appreciation Day
There is a Japanese proverb that says, "Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one d... Posted on 5/6/13 at 10:46 AM
The Oil Patch right now is an hothouse of labor economics, with salaries running riot under the twin lamps of supply and demand. Some salaries, that is; others, including teachers’ salaries, haven’t much changed.
The Lignite Energy Council said more than 130 elementary and secondary teachers from the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana are slated to attend a seminar this week on how the coal known as lignite is mined and used to produce energy in the four-state region.
Minnesota teachers have been taking medical leave more often in recent years, and while there could be many factors for the increase, some teachers say they are using the leaves to get a break from mounting pressures and high expectations being placed on them.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he won't sign a bill that would let schools lay off teachers by a system other than seniority. Dayton says the bill is one of several Republican-backed bills that undermine tenured teachers and unions.
The quarrel at a Christian school in northern Iraq was at first easily ignored by other students: a disagreement between a classmate and a teacher that could barely be heard. But it quickly escalated into gunfire today in a murder-suicide marking the rare violent death of an American in Iraq's most peaceful region.
"Using seniority as one of several factors -- but not the only factor -- in determining layoffs would serve the best interests of students and the teaching profession," the editorial states. "Gov. Mark Dayton should approve this bill when it reaches his desk."
Star Tribune Editorial Board
, February 28, 2012
The bill passed in a 36-26 vote. It would let school districts make layoff decisions based on teacher evaluations that consider student performance. Current state law requires that schools only consider teacher seniority.
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