Thursday, January 12, 2012
In the news on Thursday, a question: Is the city beginning to hold charter schools to a higher standard? The closing of Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School in Far Rockaway, Queens, has some thinking the answer is yes, writes Anna M. Phillips in The New York Times on Thursday. Also, answer our query: What is the state of your school?
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
By Beth Fertig
One school that's been using the teacher ratings ever since it took part in a limited pilot program four years ago is PS 189 on the border of Crown Heights and Brownsville. Principal Berthe Faustin says they often confirm what she already knew: some teachers are more effective than others in raising student achievement.