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Officials: 80 Percent Of Recent NYC High School Graduates Cannot Read

It’s an education bombshell.

Nearly 80 percent of New York City high school graduates need to relearn basic skills before they can enter the City University’s community college system.

The number of kids behind the 8-ball is the highest in years, CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday.

When they graduated from city high schools, students in a special remedial program at the Borough of Manhattan Community College couldn’t make the grade. [snip]

In sheer numbers it means that nearly 11,000 kids who got diplomas from city high schools needed remedial courses to re-learn the basics. [snip]

There’s much good news in this report.

  1. The students have no trouble identifying real guns from pop tarts. None of them do a drive by using pop tarts…

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Pemerintah Bentuk Tim Pengusut Penyaluran Tunjangan Guru

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Sabtu, 09 maret 2013. Koran Tempo pA6

Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan akan membentuk timpengusut keterlambatan penyaluran tunjangan guru periode 2012. Pembentukan tim ini sudah lebih dulu dibahas bersama Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, Kementerian Dalam Negeri, dan Kementerian Agama. Inspektur Jenderal Kementerian Pendidikan Haryono Umar, mengatakan langkah ini dimaksudkan untuk mencari solusi akuntabilitas penyaluran tunjangan guru. Tujuannya agar di masa depan tunjangan tersebut tersalurkan dengan tepat.

 

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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

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In his new book To Sell is Human, author Daniel Pink reports that education is one of the fastest growing job categories in the country. And with this growth comes the opportunity to change the way educators envision their roles and their classrooms. Guided by findings in educational research and neuroscience, the emphasis on cognitive skills like computation and memorization is evolving to include less tangible, non-cognitive skills, like collaboration and improvisation.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies‘s insight:

If change is needed then as facilitators let us acknowledge the intrinsic motivators and not the extrinsic ones.

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Pencairan Tunjangan Disamakan BOS

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Senin, 11 Maret 2013. Kompas p12 (2)

Pembayaran dana tunjangan profesi guru untuk guru nonpegawai negeri sipil yang tadinya melalui pemerintah provinsi, akan dibayarkan oleh pemerintah pusat. Begitu pun tunjangan khusus bagi guru di daerah terpencil serta tunjangan fungsional untuk guru pegawai negeri sipil yang belum mendapatkan tunjangan profesi, akan dilakukan dari pusat.

Menurut Menteri Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Muh uh, pembayarannya akan disamakan dengan biaya operasional sekolah (BOS), yakni untuk triwulan pertama pada 9-16 April 2013.

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Allowances to be paid at same time as BOS funds

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The payment of professional allowances for non-civil servant teachers, which previously was made through the provincial government, will now be made by the central government. The same applies in the case of remote-area and functional allowances for civil servant teachers who previously did not receive professional allowances.

According to Minister of Education and Culture Mohammad Nuh, the payments will be made at the same time as BOS payments, which in the case of the first quarter will be paid between 9 and 16 April 2013.

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Stigma Negatif Guru

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Senin, 11 Maret 2013. Republika p4

Serangkaian persiapan diberlakukannya Kurikulum 2013 pada awal tahun pelajaran 2013, Juli mendatang, makin mengemuka. Beberapa hal masih dipertanyakan mengenai kesiapan guru dalam implementasi Kuriklum 2013. Mereka yang memepertanyakan terhadap kesiapan guru adalah dari kalangan guru sendiri, sehingga dapat disimpulkan, jangan-jangan munculnya stigma negatif terhadap guru justru dari kalangan sendiri.

Mendikbud mengajak kalangan guru untuk tidak mau diremehkan dengan stigma negatif yang mengaggap kualitas dan kompetensinya tidak bisa berkembang. Mendikbud juga mengajak seluruh guru untuk membuktikan dirinya bisa mengembangkan kompetensi dan kualitas serta tidak terpengaruh stigma negatif yan meremehkan kemampuan guru.

 

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Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain

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Steven Pinker – Psychologist, Cognitive Scientist, and Linguist at Harvard University How did humans acquire language? In this lecture, best-selling author S…

Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight:

Steven Pinker always pushes your mind (no pun intended) a bit further… And some other interesting videos in the same YouTube-channel to!

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