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Schools Try to Shed 'Turnaround' Title

Sunday, September 23, 2012

City education officials say they plan to give an update in October on the 24 struggling schools they wanted to close and re-open over the summer. Those schools are working to improve student achievement, and are eager to recover from the "turnaround" stigma.

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City Provides $18 Million for 24 Schools it Wanted to Overhaul

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Two weeks before the start of the new school year, the city has freed up $18 million for 24 schools it had wanted to reshape before being blocked by a court. But the funding is just about half as much as the schools would have gotten under the original plan.

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City Releases Details of Turnaround Plans

Friday, July 27, 2012

The city has released plans outlining reforms at the 24 "turnaround" schools. Staffing changes were thwarted by a judge's ruling, and the rest of the plans also appear to be at risk because they relied on federal aid that has been held up because of litigation involving the city and its unions.

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Judge Backs Union in Turnaround Ruling

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The teachers' union is declaring victory, now that a state judge has ruled that an arbitrator was within his rights when he blocked the city from removing thousands of teachers from 24 struggling schools.

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Question of the Week (Decade?): Are Charter Schools Better?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Are charters really doing a better job educating the city’s public school students than the traditional public schools? That was the question of the week, after state test scores came out on Tuesday showing not only far greater proficiency in English and math by third through eighth graders who attend the city’s charters, but also far more improvement this year.

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24 Schools Slated to Close Are Now Planning for Fall, Walcott Says

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott said education officials would meet with the principals of 24 so-called turnaround schools on Tuesday afternoon to go over their budgets and help discern staffing needs, since recent hiring and firing decisions at the schools were reversed in late June by an arbitrator’s ruling. He also said the city would "work in collaboration" with the teachers' and principals' unions to make sure schools were ready for September.

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Arbitrator Halts City’s Plan to Overhaul 24 Schools

Friday, June 29, 2012

UPDATED | An arbitrator on Friday halted a central element of the Bloomberg administration’s plans for closing and reopening 24 schools, saying its method for overhauling the staff at those institutions violated labor contracts.

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Teachers Starting to Hear if They Are Part of Turnaround Plan

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thousands of teachers at 24 "turnaround" schools are learning whether they have been selected to come back in the fall, but hiring decisions are still subject to an arbitrator's decision later this week.

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Conditional 'Yes' on Money for 24 City Schools

Monday, June 25, 2012

Last week ended with a flurry of news, in part because of the conclusion of the legislative session in Albany. But before departing for the weekend, the state Education Department slipped in a decision on providing $60 million in aid to 24 "turnaround schools" in the city. And this week -- the last week of public school -- starts with news of audits of an expensive kindergarten program for special-needs children, and more on the Horace Mann School sexual misconduct allegations. Oh, yes, and there are a few graduations.

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