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Phil Weinberg

Philip Weinberg is the principal of the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology in Brooklyn.

Phil Weinberg appears in the following:

What is New York City Doing to Improve EdTech?

Monday, July 28, 2014

The future economy could be based on jobs that require advanced computer skills. So are we teaching them from a young age? Phil Weinberg, deputy chancellor for teaching and learning at New York City Department of Education, and Michael Preston, Senior Director of Digital Learning in the Office of Postsecondary Readiness at the Department of Education, discusses what New York City is doing to improve EdTech.

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Effective Teacher Training: Worth the Cost

Monday, January 21, 2013

A school principal sings the praises of one teacher training program, the urban teacher residency, arguing it should serve as a model for a statewide teacher training system.

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Test Scores Do Not Lead To Better Teachers

Friday, October 19, 2012

The principal of the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology in Brooklyn argues that any new teacher evaluation system needs to include training and not merely rely on student scores.

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The Principal's Role in Teacher Evaluations

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

A principal writes that he is concerned that a large portion of a teacher's evaluation is to be taken out of the hands of principals. "I am disturbed by this, not just because I think this will lead to inaccurate ratings and will pressure teachers in unproductive ways (it will), but also because I believe it speaks to a growing distrust of or disrespect for principals,'' Phil Weinberg says.

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On a College Path, and Traveling Together

Friday, December 23, 2011

With final deadlines for many college applications approaching, many students are scrambling to finalize their packages. Students at the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology in Brooklyn started this process four years ago, its principal writes. And it all culminated a few weeks ago, in Professional Day.

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The Failed Potential of the Progress Reports

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

When the city first began issuing progress reports, they had the potential to spur innovation and the sharing of best practices that would improve all schools. Instead, a principal writes, they have sparked competition and confusion. And they are fundamentally flawed.

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A School System That Needs More Sense of 'We'

Friday, October 14, 2011

A school is built upon shared purposes, and it should be the same throughout the city school system, a principal writes. But with all the governing changes and the forced competition among schools, he says, "I don’t think it is possible to create a shared sense of purpose in the midst of such upheaval."

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A New Year, a New Chance to Help Teachers Teach

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

At the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology in Brooklyn, a principal welcomes the new school year and the Common Core State Standards, which he says will allow teachers to focus on what they teach, rather than on testing and accountability. Also coming to his school: a new experiment to provide teachers with more feedback about how to teach.

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