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Merryl Tisch Explains the Education Budget

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Merryl Tisch, the chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, talks about what the new system of teacher evaluations will look like under the new NYS budget.

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Schoolbook

New York City Continues Modest Climb in High School Graduation Rates

Thursday, December 18, 2014

More students who started high school in the fall of 2010 finished in four years than those the year before, with the city's graduation rate just over 64 percent. 
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Schoolbook

Pressure Mounting to Halt Evaluations Tied to Common Core

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Getting blow-back from their constituents and teachers unions, state lawmakers are calling for a moratorium on any high-stakes decisions based on the new Common Core learning standards.

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The Empire

Another 2013 Candidate? NYS Regents Chancellor Tisch Considering Run

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch is reportedly leaving the door open for a 2013 mayoral run.

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Schoolbook

Between State-City Tensions Lie Plans to Improve Schools

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Part of the recent tension between Albany and city officials is about how the city is using almost $60 million in federal grants to improve 44 struggling schools. The city has a plan to help the schools, spelled out in a 2,300-page document.

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Schoolbook

Tisch Says She Will Not Run for Mayor

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Merryl H. Tisch, chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, says she is not interested in running for mayor, despite the buzz that has circulated in recent weeks about her as a potential candidate. “It’s a distraction,” she said. “I am the chancellor, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

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Schoolbook

If I Don't Grade My Students' Regents Exams, Who Will?

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The Board of Regents recently decided to ban teachers from scoring their own students’ state exams. To any outsider, this seems like a simple decision. However, it is actually a reactionary decision that will hurt a large number of students, one teacher says.

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Schoolbook

Keeping 'Success' in a Success Academy School

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What would the Upper West Success Academy Charter School be without "success?" Thanks to an eleventh-hour save, the latest addition to the Success Charter Network does not have to find out.

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Schoolbook

Regents Vote for Independent Investigator

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Board of Regents took an early step towards following a new series of recommendations designed to more effectively prevent test tampering by teachers and administrators.

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WNYC News

Teachers Group Mulls Suit Over New State Evaluations

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The umbrella group for New York's teachers unions said it's considering a lawsuit over a new evaluation system that puts a heavy emphasis on test scores.

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WNYC News

Regents Approve Plan to Evaluate Teachers With Test Scores

Monday, May 16, 2011

The New York State Board of Regents approved a new teacher evaluation system on Monday that relies heavily on student test scores to determine which teachers are most and least effective.

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WNYC News

Bronx Charter Makes Last-Ditch Effort to Avoid Shutdown

Monday, May 16, 2011

A troubled Bronx charter school will find out this week whether it can remain open.

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WNYC News

Regents to Vote on New Teacher Evaluations

Monday, May 16, 2011

Under a proposal to be taken up Monday by the Board of Regents, teachers across New York State will be evaluated based partly on how their students perform on state exams.

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