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Michael Winerip

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Farewell to Michael Winerip

Monday, June 11, 2012

In his last On Education column, Michael Winerip of The New York Times writes about a grading snafu in Florida's state standardized tests. Since the early 1990s, he has written about the shifting trends in education. "And through it all, teachers have continued to educate children, and children have continued to learn.''

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How a Photo of Joel Klein Saved a Teacher's Job

Monday, April 09, 2012

The city wanted to fire a Washington Heights music teacher, Michael Dalton, for inappropriately holding three third-grade boys in his lap, The Times reports. But then Mr. Dalton, 48, presented a novel -- and successful -- defense: a photo of Joel I. Klein, the schools chancellor at the time, who also appeared to have children sitting in his lap. An arbitrator returned him to the classroom.

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Applying a Precise Label to a Rough Number

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

In his On Education column, Michael Winerip takes a look behind the numbers on the teacher data reports that were released by the city last week, and finds them lacking. But, he says, at least "people have been forced to stop and think how it would feel to be summed up as 47, and then have the whole world told."

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Union Leader Foresees Teacher Evaluation 'Nightmare'

Thursday, December 01, 2011

An official of the principals' union writes that when training expands in New York City, his members are likely to view the new teacher evaluation system as punitive to teachers and damaging to students, who would be far better off if the money being spent to develop new tests were invested in true classroom instruction.

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On Halloween, Scary Repercussions of No Child Left Behind

Monday, October 31, 2011

How do you offer a rich and varied education to children while ensuring that they measure up in standardized tests? That's a challenge for educators in New Hampshire, as well as New York City, as Michael Winerip's On Education column reports.

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‘Class Warfare’ Ignites Class Debate

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Criticism and debate have followed the publication of Steven Brill's “Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America’s Schools," arguably the back-to-school book of the year.

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