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Audit Finds Limited Use of City's Data System

Monday, January 23, 2012

Many New York City teachers and principals are not using the city's $80 million student information database, according to an audit by the city comptroller, John C. Liu, released on Monday. Many teachers have not even logged into the ARIS system, the audit shows.

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Schoolbook

Searching for New Ways to 'Inspire' Parents

Monday, October 24, 2011

A parent coordinator in the South Bronx writes about the challenges of engaging parents in one of the most struggling districts in the city, but says, 'no matter how small the steps or how many things I try I can’t give up on our students or their parents.'

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WNYC News

Comptroller Rejects Contract With Murdoch-Owned Ed Tech Company

Monday, August 29, 2011

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli rejected a $27 million no-bid contract between the state education department and an education technology company owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

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WNYC News

Teachers Unions Urge State to Reject Contract with Murdoch-Owned Vendor

Friday, August 05, 2011

The city and state teachers unions are urging the state to reject a $27 million contract with an educational technology company owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

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WNYC News

Company Behind NYC Ed Department's Controversial Data System Wins State Contract

Thursday, June 09, 2011

The state's education department plans to award a no-bid contract for building a data system to the same company that built New York City's ARIS system for tracking student achievement. The company, Wireless Generation, is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, where former schools chancellor Joel Klein now works.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg By the Numbers: $80 Million School Data System Still Evolving

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Bloomberg administration launched a new computer system for the city schools three years ago, but the $80 million system hasn't yet achieved its full potential — even at schools that use it heavily.

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