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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 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...

"Rubber Room", Station For Ousted Teachers, Now Closed

nytimes.com | JENNIFER MEDINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

There were the hugs goodbye, the exchanges of phone numbers and the almost sure to be broken promises of keeping in touch. They packed up their bags o...

City & Teachers' Union Decide To Stop Paying Teachers In "Rubber Rooms"

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The city will end the practice of paying teachers to play Scrabble, read or surf the Internet in reassignment centers nicknamed "rubb...

Closing the Rubber Rooms

Michael Mulgrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Mulgrew

In a groundbreaking agreement between the United Federation of Teachers and the Department of Education, we have agreed to shut New York city's rubber rooms down.