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New York City Teachers Vote To Accept New Contract

AP | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's public school teachers have voted to approve a new contract with the city that will give them back pay and small rai...

Ed Today: NYC Teachers' Free Pass? Charter School Lobbying Changes

Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

NYC Teachers' Free Pass? The Wall Street Journal crunched eight years worth of data, and found that more than 10 percent of principals did not flunk one teacher on their evaluations. "The findings give ammunition to Department of Education officials who say the teacher-rating system should be changed," WSJ's Lisa Fleisher writes. "New York City is one of a handful of school districts statewide that hasn't adopted a new, more nuanced system of grading teachers. ... Under the current system, teachers are either rated unsatisfactory or satisfactory. Annually, less than 3% of teachers citywide are marked "unsatisfactory."

NYC Teachers' Pension Fund Divests From Gun Makers

AP | Posted 04.17.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The $46.6 billion pension fund for New York City schoolteachers has sold its stock in companies that make guns and ammunition, city o...

City Targets 17 Schools for Closure

| Posted 01.08.2013 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK CITY — Seventeen schools have been placed on the chopping block for sub-par performance, Depar...

Pension Fund For NYC Teachers Pledges $1 Billion To Sandy Aid

AP | Posted 12.14.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A pension fund for city teachers is pledging $1 billion in new investments toward repairing roads and bridges damaged by Superstorm Sandy ...

NYC Still Paying $22 Million For Teachers In 'Rubber Rooms'

Posted 10.16.2012 | New York

The city and teachers' union may have agreed to shut down the usage of "rubber rooms" -- reassignment centers for educators awaiting discipline hearin...

Teacher War Rages in NYC: Take an Olive Branch From Early Ed

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 04.30.2012 | New York
Susan Ochshorn

The NYC Department of Education recently lifted an embargo on the publication of Teacher Data Reports, leaving a significant slice of its educator corps to the wolves.

City's Unwanted Teachers Drift Through A Life In Limbo

| Posted 01.17.2012 | New York

By Jon Schuppe MANHATTAN — Hundreds of city teachers show up at schools they've never seen before every Monday morning.The lucky ones get assign...

Mayor Bloomberg Offers Top Teachers $20,000 Raise

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2012 | New York

(Corrects paragraph 4 to read "1.1 million students," not "teachers") By Joan Gralla Jan 12 (Reuters) - New York City t...

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...

Bloomberg 'Outraged' By Cuomo's Budget Cuts

Posted 05.28.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg is not happy with the state budget Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature agreed upon. From the AP: "Proportionally, th...