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Chancellor's New Rating System Puts Her Mark on City Schools

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Chancellor Carmen Fariña's overhaul of school report cards replaces former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's data-driven approach with a more qualitative system.
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New School Ratings System Eliminates Grades, Emphasizes Quality Reviews

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña outlined a new way to evaluate schools that minimizes tests scores in favor of more qualitative measures.
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Legal Rulings Favor Teachers' Union

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The United Federation of Teachers came away with two legal victories on Monday. One orders the city to go to mediation to establish a teacher evaluation system at 33 struggling schools. The second ends a long-simmering dispute at the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem by certifying the union as the official bargaining agent for the school.

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Another Brooklyn School Wins Another National Chess Championship

Monday, May 14, 2012

A busload of young chess wizards from a Brooklyn school left for Nashville last Wednesday, and returned to their school Monday afternoon with a three-tiered, first-place trophy from the United States Chess Federation's National Elementary Championship. “We won! I feel so excited that we won first place, especially because we beat a middle school,” said Helen Xue, 11, a fifth grader on the team.

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