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De Blasio Lifts Cell Phone Ban; Lets Schools Set New Tech Policies

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

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After a more than decade-long ban, principals will now set their own policies on cell phones on New York City school campuses.
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City's Eighth Graders Cheer—and Sigh—Over High School Matches

Monday, March 10, 2014

New York City eighth graders are receiving word about their high school matches, news that can bring a mix of anxiety, dread, disappointment and joy.

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Chancellor To Principals: Experience Matters

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

In yet another break from the previous administration's education policies, Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that those aspiring to become city principals will need at least seven years of experience. Previously, under Michael Bloomberg's administration, some educators with just three years' experience could fast-track their way to principal.

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Veteran Educators Tapped for Top Roles Running NYC Schools

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Chancellor Carmen Fariña names her second-in-command and a new deputy chancellor to focus on professional development, curriculum and implementing the Common Core learning standards.

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Bloomberg Defends Lower Graduation Rates

Monday, June 17, 2013

After seeing high school graduation rates improve under his watch, Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the slight decline on Monday as a sign that the city is holding steady despite the state's tougher graduation standards.

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City Plans More High-Tech Classes For Select Students

Monday, February 25, 2013

In addition to new high schools focused on science, technology, math and engineering (STEM), the city said it is launching a pilot program to offer more STEM classes to students, and train teachers, in 20 middle and high schools across the city.

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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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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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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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