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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."

Billionaire Launches NYC Mayor Bid

| Posted 01.30.2013 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer CITY HALL — He's taking his cues straight from a Gristedes catalog. Billionaire supermarket magnate J...


Posted 08.15.2012 | New York

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is still polling ahead of her likely Democratic rivals for mayor. The latest Quinnipiac poll gives Quinn-- who wo...

City Republicans Scrambling For A Mayoral Candidate

Posted 05.03.2012 | New York

The city's top Republicans are scrambling to name a potential mayoral candidate for 2013's upcoming race and have pointed to billionaire supermarket h...


Posted 04.24.2012 | New York

The 2013 race to succeed three-term New York City Mayor Bloomberg has a frontrunner. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) has a 20 p...

WATCH: Outsider Releases First 2013 Mayoral Race Campaign Ad

Posted 01.07.2012 | New York

With the election still two years away, the first campaign ad for the 2013 mayoral race will air this Tuesday on NY1. The minute and a half commerc...

Honoring Frank McCourt with a New School

Clara Hemphill | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Clara Hemphill

I always wanted a chance to help plan a perfect school, and now I'm getting my chance.