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Teachers, Principals Looking For Big Changes in School Days

Friday, May 02, 2014

If approved by the union, the new teacher contract will require teachers to spend more time in professional development and meeting parents — a tradeoff some educators said makes sense, but others question.

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Students Re-Take Regents Exam After City Loses Box of Essays

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A box of student essays, written as part of the Regents English exam, went missing shortly after the Department of Education took it for scanning and scoring by an outside contractor. On a rainy August Wednesday, about 80 11th graders returned to school to re-take the test.

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Concerns with Regents May Lead to More Appeals

Friday, June 28, 2013

Although nearly all of the Regents exams have been scored, following glitches in a new scanning system, some will be graded again because families and educators have appealed the results. There are widespread concerns that the recent technical problems led to incorrect results for some students.

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Fury Continues over Regents Scoring Problems

Friday, June 21, 2013

It's been a frustrating week for the city's high school teachers and principals because of delays scoring the state Regents exams. The city said a new system was supposed to make scoring faster and easier, but there were software problems. Meanwhile, some students will attend graduation ceremonies not knowing whether they have passed all of their exams.

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Regents Scores Delayed by Computer Glitch

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"I'm there. I'm ready to work and nothing is coming through," said Sean McManamon, one of the teachers encountering delays in the city's new electronic scoring system. With teachers working overtime this weekend, education officials predict all the Regents exams will be scored by Monday.

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High School Progress Reports Due Monday

Sunday, November 25, 2012

When the city releases the 2012 high school progress reports Monday, high schools will be rated partly on how many of their graduates are considered ready for college and careers.

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Principals' Union Condemns Plan for 33 Struggling Schools

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Of the unions representing teachers and principals in New York City, the principals’ union had played a passive role in the charged and increasingly divisive dispute over an evaluation system to gauge the performance of teachers and principals in 33 struggling schools receiving federal grants to help improve their results. No longer. On Wednesday, the principals’ union president, Ernest A. Logan, sent a strongly worded letter to the state’s education commissioner, John B. King Jr., saying the city's plan for those 33 schools was simply a ploy to shut out the unions.

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A Score Card for Changing Schools

Friday, January 27, 2012

Some 62 low-performing public schools in the city have been designated to be closed or otherwise overhauled. Some will be phased out and gradually replaced by new schools, others will be shut at the end of this school year and reopened with a radical change in its staffing in the fall, and four will be left alone on their current improvement paths. Here is an explanation of which schools are affected, and how.

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At Chelsea Career H.S., Worries About How to Get the Job Done

Friday, January 27, 2012

With $58 million in federal grant money still in suspension until the city can reach a deal on a teacher evaluation system for its struggling schools, the principal at Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School in Soho, Brian Rosenbloom, wonders how he is going to get the money to continue his efforts to raise attendance and graduation rates, among other goals.

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Between State-City Tensions Lie Plans to Improve Schools

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Part of the recent tension between Albany and city officials is about how the city is using almost $60 million in federal grants to improve 44 struggling schools. The city has a plan to help the schools, spelled out in a 2,300-page document.

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College Readiness by the Numbers, at Last

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

If there is good news to be found in the city's latest progress reports for high schools, and its first public analysis of college readiness of students, it is this: At last the city has school-by-school data to judge how the high schools are preparing their graduates for college-level work.

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