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February Break

Schoolbook

Parents Have Mixed Views on Teacher Rankings

Monday, February 27, 2012

As students and teachers returned to school on Monday after the publication of 18,000 teachers' performance rankings, many parents said they were looking at their children's teachers' reports and giving them serious thought. Yet there was an equal measure of skepticism from parents who doubted that test scores bore any relationship to classroom competence.

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Schoolbook

Why February?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Like many other neighboring districts, New York City public school students and teachers are enjoying a week off for midwinter recess. The break started as an energy-saving measure in the 1970s and later became an annual tradition because of a budget deal between the city and teachers.

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