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Anna Phillips

Anna Phillips is a staff reporter at GothamSchools.

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A Complex Budget Picture Feeds Reliance on Parent Donations

Thursday, June 07, 2012

The budgets for each public school that arrive each spring, dictating the degree of austerity for the following year, are almost never seen by parents. They are not pretty, most princ...
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Chancellor Proposes Plan to Remove Unassigned and Unsatisfactory Teachers

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott proposed on Thursday to offer buyouts to teachers in the "absent teacher reserve pool'' and to get rid of those teachers who receive unsatisfactory ratings two years in a row.

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Bronx Borough President Calls for Changes in Elite High School Admissions

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

In response to the low number of Bronx students who have been admitted to the city's elite public high schools in recent years, Borough President Rubin Diaz Jr. has recommended a chan...
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For 24 Schools Getting New Start, 24 New Names

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

How does the Bronx Middle School of Academic and Career Technology sound? Or the School of Opportunities at the August Martin Campus? Those are the new names given to two of the 24 pu...
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City Instructs Schools to Expand Common Core Introduction

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

In an effort to expand the introduction of a new set of learning standards into the city's public schools, officials are asking science and social studies teachers to introduce more r...
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Bloomberg Budget Calls for More Teachers This Fall, Not Less

Thursday, May 03, 2012

After losing roughly 5,300 public school teachers to budget cuts over the last several years and watching class sizes rise, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced on Thursday that he pl...
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State Officials Throw Out Another Pearson Test Question

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

State education officials have again tossed out a question on the standardized tests after finding that errors by Pearson, the test-maker, made the problem virtually impossible for students to solve.

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High Turnover for Charter School Principals, Report Says

Monday, April 30, 2012

A report by charter school advocates found that teacher and principal attrition is a significant hurdle for the sector, which is young but growing quickly. There are currently 136 cha...
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Under Public Pressure, City Retreats on Cleveland and Bushwick High School Closings

Thursday, April 26, 2012

UPDATED | On the morning that a city board was scheduled to vote on the closing of 26 schools, city officials removed two of them from the list, saying that both could improve withou...
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With Panel Vote, Once-Venerable City Schools Will Close

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The names of two-dozen New York City public schools, some of them among the oldest educational institutions in the city, are likely to be erased on Thursday night when a city board vo...
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Public Applies More Scrutiny to Exams That Are Supposed to Be Secret

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

This year has brought a heightened level of scrutiny to the state math and reading exams, as teachers and principals give the tests fresh consideration, knowing that under the new sta...
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In Charter Battle, Union Turns to School's Namesake for Help

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A years-long fight over unionization efforts by teachers at a Harlem charter school has crossed the Atlantic Ocean and landed in South Africa, at the doorstep of one of the famous fam...
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Children Who Ace City's Gifted Test Outnumber Seats 4 to 1

Friday, April 20, 2012

The number of 4- and 5-year-old children who aced the city's test for gifted and talented programs rose by 47 percent this year, making it possible for there to be four applicants for...
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State to Propose New Graduation Requirements for Students with Disabilities

Friday, April 20, 2012

After three postponed attempts, New York State is on track to eliminate a set of less demanding exams that thousands of students with disabilities have used to earn diplomas. But offi...
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City Councilmembers Say Co-location Complaints Come to Them First

Thursday, April 19, 2012

At a City Council hearing on school co-locations on Thursday, council members complained that when space-sharing plans go bad in their districts, parents turn to them for relief. Cit...
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Group Shifts From Aiding Schools in Crisis to Those Starting Fresh

Thursday, April 19, 2012

An organization that occupies a middle ground between those who believe schools should be more like community centers, and the education-reform movement, is expanding into six new sch...
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In Gentrified Brooklyn, Hopes for More School Alternatives

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Like many other gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhoods, Bedford-Stuyvesant has an influx of new residents who have a complex relationship with the public schools. But with the backing of ...
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Mayoral Hopefuls Begin to Define Their Education Policies

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Until recently, many of the likely candidates for mayor of New York City have shied away from taking public positions on how they would govern the city's more-than 1,700 public school...
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Independent Report Gives Mixed Scores to City Schools' Letter Grades

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A report released on Thursday by the New York City Independent Budget Office said that while the A to F letter grades that are assigned to public schools annually are an improvement o...
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Plans to Close 26 Schools Will Proceed Regardless of Financing, City Says

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott said on Wednesday that the city will close and reopen 26 schools this summer, regardless of whether New York State's education commissioner approv...
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