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New York City Teacher Evaluations

Major Decision On NYC Teacher Evaluations

| Posted 08.03.2013 | New York

By Janon Fisher NEW YORK CITY — The state education commissioner cut through the impasse between the teacher's union and the city Saturday and ha...

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...

City, Union Blame Each Other For Deal Failure, Potential $450M Loss

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 01.18.2013 | Education

NEW YORK -- The city and its teachers' union can't agree on how to evaluate the educators, an impasse that has put the nation's largest school distric...

Ed Tonight: New York City Teacher Evaluation Talks Fail, School Discipline Crisis

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.19.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Deal Or No Deal? This afternoon, United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew said the union was calling it quits on negotiations with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg over teacher evaluations. Shockingly, each side blames the other. What does this mean? The city will lose oh, a couple hundred million dollars in state budget money. Bloomberg says, via Gothamschools, that it's "too soon to tell" whether the loss will necessitate teacher layoffs.

NYC Schools Stand To Lose $450 Million As City, Union Bicker

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 01.17.2013 | Education

New York City stands to lose up to $450 million in funding as tense negotiations between the city and teachers union fell apart on an evaluation plan ...

Texas Zeroes Out Standardized Testing, Can Tablets Replace Textbooks?: Ed Today

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.18.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Less Texas Testing? As Texas prepares its budget, lawmakers in the Lone Star State are trying to make a statement on standardized testing. Currently, KUT News notes, testing is "zeroed out" in the House budget. That means it's still in there, just followed by a bunch of zeroes. "We want to start the conversation on testing," House Budget writer and Republican state representative Jim Pitts told KUT. "And we're gonna have a lot of hearings between now and the end of the session on education and some things that we're going to do in education.  And we sure want testing to be one of the number one things. And that's why we did it." We are grateful to KUT for asking, since we were wondering ourselves: yes, says Texas Education Agency spokesperson Dabbie Ratcliffe, this is probably the first time in Texas history such a tactic has been used to discuss testing.

Ed Tonight: Michael Bloomberg's Rough Week With Labor, Graduation Rate Increases

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.17.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

A Somewhat Happy Education Headline? America's students are graduating high school at higher rates, according to a new Harvard report (via the Wall Street Journal.) In 2000, researchers found, 77.6 percent of Americans ages 20-24 had high school diplomas; 10 years later, 83.7 percent of that same group held diplomas. "The improvement was particularly sharp among blacks and Hispanics," WSJ reports. "For instance, in 2000, 61.2% of black men between 20 and 24 had finished high school; in 2010, 72.0% of black men in that age bracket had." But even so, 20 percent of American men between 20 and 24 -- and 14 percent of women -- still lack that crucial certification.

City Scrubs Failing Teachers' Records If They Leave District

Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

Failing New York City teachers can have their poor ratings scrubbed from the record if they strike a deal with the city to quit or retire, according t...

NYC Teacher Evaluations Put On Blast

Posted 12.12.2012 | Education

About 10,500 New York City fourth- through eighth-grade teachers were to receive their evaluation scores through email Tuesday, but a computer error m...

The Worst 8th Grade Math Teacher In New York City

| Aaron Pallas | Posted 05.16.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's A Sociological Eye on Education blog. For 10 months, Carolyn Abbott waited for the other...