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Joy Resmovits

Liberal Advocates Are Aligning With Congressional Republicans On This Education Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

At the end of every school year, Stephen Lazar, a New York City social studies teacher, would stand in front of his students and apologize to them for...

New York Judge Delays Decision On Teacher Tenure Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A New York judge on Wednesday delayed a decision on a lawsuit aimed at weakening tenure and seniority policies for the ...

Judge: Too Harsh To Fire Teacher Who Had Heroin

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 09.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A high school teacher who was fired earlier this year for showing up for jury duty with heroin in his backpack could get his job back. A ...

WATCH: Former Teacher Rips Into Weiner

Posted 07.29.2013 | New York

Things aren't going well for Anthony Weiner. He's plummeted in the polls. His campaign manager quit. And now, there's Peg Brunda. The former New Y...

NYC Teachers Union To Pick NYC Mayoral Candidate

Newsday | Matthew Chayes | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York

The delegates of the United Federation of Teachers gather Wednesday to endorse a mayoral candidate, and their leader vows to accomplish a feat that ha...

Education's Elephant in the Room: Poverty

Sal F. Albanese | Posted 07.10.2013 | New York
Sal F. Albanese

For the last decade, New York City has been immersed in a debate about how to improve our failing schools. While significant progress has been made to improve accountability, student performance is still abysmal.

Where Does A Teacher’s Dues Check Go?

| Sarah Darville | Posted 03.14.2013 | New York

Every two weeks, $49.89 is taken out of New York City teachers’ paychecks as union dues. Other jobs have different dues amounts, ranging from $24.95...

Districts Face Roadblocks In Developing Teacher Evaluations

| Jackie Mader | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. School districts around the country are facing obstacles as they attemp...

Teacher Booted For Sexual Harassment Paid $1 Million To Not Teach

Posted 01.28.2013 | Education

For one year's work as a full-time music teacher in New York City more than a decade ago, Aryeh Eller has collected almost $1 million in salary from t...

New York Teacher Intimidated Teen To Pose For Racy Photos In 'Cage'

Posted 10.15.2012 | Education

Raemon Matthews, a nationally regarded history teacher at Samuel Gompers High School in the Bronx, has been barred from the classroom for sexual wrong...

Teacher Paid $75,000 Livestreams Himself Doing Nothing In 'Rubber Room'

Posted 10.08.2012 | Education

Staten Island teacher Francesco Portelos has been streaming live video of his stint in a pseudo Department of Education “rubber room” as he awaits...

'Pervy Teachers' Accused Of Sexual Misconduct With Students Can't Get Fired

Posted 06.06.2012 | Education

Sixteen teachers accused of various forms of sexual misconduct are still teaching in New York City schools, according to a New York Education Departme...

Joy Resmovits

The Children Of Occupy Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.18.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- As college students took center stage at a Tuesday afternoon Union Square rally on Occupy Wall Street's two-month anniversary, a smaller b...

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Protesters Affiliated With Occupy Wall Street Disrupt Department Of Education Meeting

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.25.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- When New York City schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott stood up to face a full Seward Park High School auditorium on the Lower East Side Tue...

Joy Resmovits

Tradeoffs: Reduce Class Sizes Or Increase Teacher Pay?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Every morning at PS 148 in East Elmhurst, Queens, teacher Monique Bertolotti greets her 27 third graders, who speak English as a second la...

Joy Resmovits

Education Loses In Minn. Government Shutdown Compromise

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.17.2011 | Education

On Monday afternoon, highway cars and intense security surrounded Minnesota's capitol building, where only officials, legislators and their aides were...

Joy Resmovits

Bloomberg's Schools Budget Deal Still Leaves Some Teachers Out Of Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Andrea Schulman, an English as a Second Language teacher at P.S. 102 Bay View in Brooklyn, N.Y., for the past three years, knew it was onl...

Joy Resmovits

When Teachers Take to the Streets

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.11.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- It’s civil disobedience, schoolhouse style. As constrained budgets embroil state houses and city councils, igniting pitched debates a...

Open Letter to Cathie Black

Brian Gresko | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brian Gresko

Ms. Black, don't think that you're blazing any trails here. In 2002, to much less fanfare, I also left Hearst Corporation for a job at the New York City Department of Education -- as a teacher.

New York Teachers Paid To Do Nothing: 700 Of Them

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Hundreds of New York City public school teachers accused of offenses ranging from insubordination to sexual misconduct are being paid...