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Wanting 'More' From the United Federation of Teachers: A Profile of Jia Lee

Yohuru Williams | Posted 03.09.2016 | Education
Yohuru Williams

In her bid to become UFT president, Lee says she represents a large, but mostly silent body of teachers who remain frustrated with the union for not challenging damaging education polices.

LOOK: The Part Of A Teacher's Day You Never See

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.18.2014 | Parents

It is the calm after the storm. After the last school bell rings and rowdy children shuffle out, teachers are left with a few silent moments to soa...

New York Teachers Union Says 'No' To New Education Standards

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.27.2014 | New York

During the 2012 - 2013 school year, New York educators became some of the first in the nation charged with bringing the Common Core Standards into the...

New York Delays Release Of Teacher Ratings Over Privacy Concerns

Newsday | John Hildebrand | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

The state's chief education executive said Monday he would have to postpone the promised release of figures showing how teachers in every school distr...

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...

Syracuse Elementary Schools Get Rid Of Recess

Posted 09.10.2012 | Education

For Syracuse’s elementary school students, recess will no longer be part of the daily agenda, as the district’s master schedule for the new year m...

New York Revises Discipline Code, Eases Up On Suspensions

Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

Under the New York Department of Education’s revised disciplinary code, public-school students can no longer be suspended for one-time, low-level in...

Judge Blocks City's Sweeping Plan To Close Schools, Fire Thousands Of Teachers

Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

New York City suffered yet another round of defeat Tuesday in an effort to shutter 24 city schools, fire much of their teachers and administrative sta...

Teacher Sues NYC Department Of Education For Allegedly Being Fired For Refusing Foursome

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education

Frank Farino, a former assistant principal at P.S. 43Q in Queens, New York, has filed a lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education and ...

Education by the Numbers

Randi Weingarten | Posted 05.18.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Given these discouraging statistics, it comes as no surprise that teacher satisfaction is at a 20-year low. Nearly a third of teachers said they are likely to leave the profession. No other industry would stand for this massive brain drain.

Why Would Any Sane Person Want to Teach?

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.05.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

The latest skirmish in the education wars came as the New York Times published performance rankings for New York City public school teachers. Teachers don't need metrics-driven scolding. They need small classes, professional development and moral support.

Ending Bad Teaching: Releasing Teachers' Test Scores Is a Red Herring

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 04.27.2012 | Education
Rebecca Joseph

During my six years of teaching middle school in a major urban school system, I never worked with a consistent team of teachers that provided high quality instruction all year long.

Joy Resmovits

How Much Do City Students Know? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.07.2011 | Education

The report card on America's urban schools is in, and the grades aren't good. On Wednesday the U.S. Department of Education released the results of...

Bloomberg: Cut Teachers By Half, Double The Pay

Posted 02.01.2012 | Education

In remarks Thursday that have since sparked some controversy, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg tackled school improvement -- through a suggestion...

Does Publicly Naming Teachers Tied To Student Test Scores Undermine Reform?

Posted 01.14.2012 | Education

In a departure from recent efforts to publicly name teachers tied to the performance -- and projected performance -- of their students, a new report s...

How Cheating Cases By Educators At New York Schools Played Out

The New York Times | Sharon Otterman | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

A charter school teacher warned her third graders that a standardized test question was "tricky," and they all changed their answers. A high school co...

Joy Resmovits

Standardized Tests To Weigh Less On Teachers, N.Y. Judge Rules | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Teachers unions have the right to collectively bargain over almost every component of teacher evaluations, an Albany County (N.Y.) Suprem...

Myles Miller

Fewer Teachers Get Tenure In New York City Schools | Myles Miller | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

New York City principals have rooted out their worst teachers as tenure numbers dipped to new lows. Only 58 percent of eligible teachers were grant...

Union And City Reach Agreement On Teacher Grading System

Posted 09.16.2011 | Education

The New York City Department of Education and the United Federation of Teachers agreed Friday on an evaluation and compensation system at 33 failing c...

Joy Resmovits

Lawsuit, Teacher Layoffs Follow Wisconsin Budget Signing | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.30.2011 | Education

Just days after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed the state's budget with massive cuts to education funding, Wisconsin's teachers are on the chop...

Joy Resmovits

Teacher Evaluation Regulations Illegal, Claims New York State Teachers Union | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.29.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- The fight over how to measure the state's teachers made its way to court this week, with New York's largest teachers' union suing the Boar...

Joy Resmovits

New York State Senate Considers Alternatives To Streamline Teacher Termination Hearings | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.24.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- A state Senate hearing in Albany on Monday explored ways to make the process for disciplining teachers suspected of incompetence or ethica...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Union Sues New York City Schools | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.18.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- The battle between New York City's teachers union and its school officials reached its latest crescendo in the form of a lawsuit Wednesday...

A Better Approach To Alternative Teaching Certification Programs

Elizabeth Hampton | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Elizabeth Hampton

How do we train teachers while still maximizing student learning? A more effective and controlled approach might be found in the residency model.