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Anna Phillips

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Promising Results for Specialized High School Tutoring Group

Monday, March 12, 2012

Alarmed by reports of declining numbers of black and Latino students in the city's elite high schools, two groups began offering free tutoring. One of them, the Science Schools Initiative, had 28 of its 64 students receive an acceptance letter.

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In Cobble Hill, Continued Resistance to New Charters

Thursday, March 08, 2012

The Success Academy charter school network has been green-lighted to open three new schools in Brooklyn next fall, but that has not led to acceptance in neighborhoods like Cobble Hill, where some parents and teachers are still protesting.

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The City and the Union Talk Teacher Evaluations, Again

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The two sides met on Tuesday, hours after the union asked the state’s labor review board to intervene. There was no progress and Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott criticized union leader Michael Mulgrew for not attending.

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Hunter College High School Names One of Its Own as Principal

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Tony Fisher, 47, the acting principal, was named to permanently replace Eileen Coppola, who in 2010 became the third principal to resign in five years.

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Racial Divide Found in Discipline in City's Schools, Echoing Findings Across U.S.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Like their peers across the country, black and Hispanic public school students in New York City have been disciplined more harshly than other students, and they are less likely to be exposed to high-level curriculums or experienced teachers, according to new federal data.

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Black Students Face Harsher Discipline, Study Says

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Black students, and boys in particular, are more likely to be harshly disciplined in school than other students, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education. The new information, from the department's Civil Rights Data Collection’s 2009-10 statistics, shows that while black students make up a fraction of the enrollment at schools surveyed -- 18 percent -- they account for 35 percent of first-time suspensions and 46 percent of second-time suspensions.

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Examining Teacher Rankings

Monday, March 05, 2012

Schools and teachers are still reeling from the release and publication of their performance ratings -- particularly at two Brooklyn schools, where teachers received low ratings despite the schools' otherwise excellent reputations. Also, how Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's proposed budget could affect child care and after-school programs.

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New to the Neighborhood: Schools Opening This Fall

Friday, March 02, 2012

Nearly one in ten students who applied in the first round of the city's high school admissions process did not receive a match. But there are still options for parents and students, including new public and charter high schools opening this fall.

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Success Charter Wins Approval to Open a Williamsburg School

Friday, March 02, 2012

The Panel for Education Policy voted to allow a Success Academy charter school's opening in the fall inside of a Williamsburg middle school; parents in the Bronx are worried about overcrowding; and the mayor and schools chancellor are speaking this morning on a panel about education reform.

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Teachers Find Errors in Data Reports, but Record Will Remain

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Teachers have found many errors in their data reports, and city education officials acknowledge that the rankings are imprecise. Still, the records will probably remain as they were reported a week ago, as a permanent assessment of teacher performance.

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High School Admissions Letters Go Out to Students

Thursday, March 01, 2012

On Wednesday the city said that more black and Latino students were accepted into the city's elite public high school in the admissions process. On Thursday, more eighth graders will learn which schools admitted them -- from letters distributed at their schools or sent home.

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Black History Archival Photos, and Charter School Teachers in the Spotlight

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Black History Month is coming to a close and 217 charter school teachers get their turn under the microscope as their rankings are made public.

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Performance Ratings for Charter School Teachers Are Made Public

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The city fulfilled a court order on Tuesday to make teacher evaluation data public by releasing its last batch of performance ratings, this time for 217 city school teachers and 50 special education teachers. The city has warned about using the ratings to draw conclusions about individual teachers. The ratings are grouped by school on SchoolBook.

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Parents Have Mixed Views on Teacher Rankings

Monday, February 27, 2012

As students and teachers returned to school on Monday after the publication of 18,000 teachers' performance rankings, many parents said they were looking at their children's teachers' reports and giving them serious thought. Yet there was an equal measure of skepticism from parents who doubted that test scores bore any relationship to classroom competence.

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Release of Teacher Data Is Widely Denounced

Friday, February 24, 2012

Outside the doors of the Tweed Courthouse, the headquarters of the city's Education Department, there were few champions on Friday of the release of individual performance rankings of 18,000 public school teachers.

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After Championing Release, City Says It Did Not Want Teacher Data Public

Friday, February 24, 2012

In a guide sent to public school principals on Friday, city officials suggested that they respond to upset teachers' concerns by telling them that the Department of Education "did not support the release of this data; we were required to do so by the courts." But it was the Education Department that stoked the media's interest in pursuing publication of the teacher reports.

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Nine Schools Cited for Exam and Credit Irregularities

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The City Education Department has called for investigations into nine high schools for irregularities in the way the schools scored examinations or awarded credits, and has identified hundreds of students in the city who were allowed to graduate without meeting basic requirements.

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Five Students Arrested a Day, Police Data Show

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New figures on police activity in city schools show that in the fall, safety agents and officers arrested about five students a day. On Wednesday, advocates used this statistic to criticize the city for giving the Police Department too much control over discipline in schools.

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City Announces New Policy After Three Separate Sexual Abuse Charges

Friday, February 17, 2012

After three school employees were charged with sexually molesting children in the last two weeks, the city's Education Department announced on Friday that it will tell principals if job applicants have records of misconduct.

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Deal Done, Mayor Still Plans to Close Struggling Schools

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said on Thursday that his administration will continue to push for the closing of 33 struggling schools, although the original reason given for this intervention has disappeared. His argument: time is of the essence. And under the new system, it will still be two years before teachers can receive two ineffective ratings, positioning them for dismissal

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