Race To The Top
Thursday, October 03, 2013
By Sarah Gonzalez : Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
Newark schools are at risk of losing up to $30 million in federal money from the district's Race to the Top grant.
The Newark Teacher’s Union supported the application last year but now Newark Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson says the union is the only one of the required groups that hasn't signed on.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
By Patricia Willens : Editor, WNYC News
A frank assessment of the Bloomberg legacy and what awaits the next mayor were the highlights of a breakfast panel hosted by City & State and SchoolBook. You can hear it here.
Friday, October 05, 2012
The director of the Principals Academy at Teachers College looks at the presidential candidates through the prism of education and doesn't find much that he likes.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
By Beth Fertig
The Bloomberg administration plans to tell a state judge on Tuesday that an arbitrator exceeded his authority when he found the city must hire back thousands of teachers at 24 struggling schools. But with less than two months to go before school starts, the city's decision to appeal means uncertainty and confusion among affected teachers and administrators.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The federal government will announce on Tuesday that $400 million will go to districts or clusters of districts that can show how they will focus resources on “students facing significant challenges, such as students with disabilities, English learners and students affected by impacts of poverty or family instability.”
Monday, April 16, 2012
While thousands of New York public school students will sit for mandated standardized tests this week, only a handful will be deliberately kept from picking up their No. 2 pencils to fill in the test sheet bubbles. That doesn't mean more parents aren't thinking about keeping their children home.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
By Jamie Fidler
UPDATED | In an opinion article, a teacher writes: "Recent policy changes send mixed messages regarding the importance of experienced teachers in the classroom. On the one hand, everyone is saying that an effective teacher is the most important factor in a child’s success. But they’re doing everything within their power to push experienced teachers out of the classroom."
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
By Theodoric Meyer : ProPublica
Sixteen years ago, Charlotte Danielson, an Oxford-trained economist, developed a description of good teaching that became the foundation for attempts by federal and state officials and school districts to quantify teacher performance. In an interview, she explains how she became interested in education and how business has boomed since the Race to the Top program made evaluations a condition for federal money.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to defend his plan to deny school districts additional state funding unless they put in place a method for evaluating teachers.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The governor and mayor each took aim at the teachers unions at M.L.K. Day events and pressed for a more stringent teacher evaluation system. But the governor is about to move beyond rhetoric: In his executive budget, he is expected to announce Tuesday that he will require the creation of an evaluation system as a condition for school districts to receive a scheduled increase in state education aid.
Monday, January 16, 2012
As the city and state struggle to put a teacher evaluation system in place, the people who would implement such a system -- New York's principals -- keep adding their names to a letter that objects to what the state has done.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
New York received a vehement finger-wagging on Monday from the United States education secretary, Arne Duncan, about whether it was fully complying with the terms of its agreement that has so far yielded the state about $700 million in federal Race to the Top money.
Monday, January 09, 2012
While the Board of Regents met inside the state’s Education Department headquarters on Monday, representatives from the state’s teachers’ union and several of the districts that lost their funding protested outside, decrying the decision by the commissioner, John B. King Jr., to suspend payments on what are known as school improvement grants.
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will announce a new state panel to look into ways to improve education, assessing what's needed from a student's perspective. Meanwhile, who will blink first in the deadlock over a new teacher evaluation system? Stay tuned.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
New York State is threatening to withhold millions in federal grants to struggling schools without new evaluation systems for teacher and principals.
Friday, November 18, 2011
By Patricia Willens : Editor, WNYC News
New York's education commissioner John B. King told the WNYC host Brian Lehrer that New York education officials plan to bring schools up to higher standards and use more flexibility when they evaluate schools and distribute money. Listen to the interview and his response to listeners' questions on test scores, cheating and teacher performance.