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New York Grants Extension for Teacher Evaluation Phase-In

Thursday, April 23, 2015

WNYC
The chancellor of the New York Board of Regents steps in and postpones by a year Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to enact new teacher evaluations by this fall. 
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Schoolbook

Cuomo Expected to Tackle Teacher Evaluations, Charter Schools

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his State of the State speech will include fixes to the teacher evaluation system so that good teachers are rewarded and bad teachers are shown the door. 
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Schoolbook

State Education Commissioner Leaves To Join Obama Administration

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WNYC
State Education Commissioner John King is leaving Albany for Washington, where he'll become a senior adviser to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
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NYC Student Tackles the Last Test Standing Between Her and a High School Diploma

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WNYC

Danielle Motindabeka has overcome incredible odds to succeed in the United States - she has learned English, made a home here and is trying very hard to graduate high school. And the last test she needs is one she's failed three times already.

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Schoolbook

Regents Reverse Course, Pull Teacher Protections from Common Core Changes

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The state Board of Regents at the last minute reversed course and decided not to hold a final vote on some changes to weaken implementation of the Common Core standards in New York.

The Regents were set to vote to delay the effects of Common Core on high school seniors ...

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At Regents Meeting, a Protest Over School Improvement Grants

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.

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WNYC News

Regents Board Approves Grading Ban

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New York's Board of Regents has approved a ban against teachers' grading their own students' state standardized tests.  The ban is part of an effort to stop cheating on the exams, which not only determine a student's educational success but also factor into teachers' and principals' evaluations.  WNYC's Amy Eddings talks to reporter Sharon Otterman of the New York Times and SchoolBook.org.

 

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WNYC News

State Test Scores Flat, City's Rise After Another Year of Tougher Exams

Monday, August 08, 2011

Test scores statewide in math and English for elementary and middle school students remained flat while scores in the city increased a few percent points.

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WNYC News

Au Revoir, Adios and Arrivederci to Foreign Language Regents Exams

Monday, June 13, 2011

New York students will begin taking their Regents exams this week. But this is the last year they can take the exams in a foreign language.

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WNYC News

Bronx Charter School Still at Risk of Closing, State Ed Dept Says

Friday, May 06, 2011

Despite releasing a round of new financial documents and education plans late last month, a new Bronx charter school appears to be making little ground in its efforts to prevent being shut down by the state's education department.

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WNYC News

Regents Mulls Raising Graduation Standards

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The New York State Board of Regents wants to raise high school graduation standards to ensure that students are ready for college and work.

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WNYC News

Few Students Graduate Ready for College, Says State

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Fewer than 23 percent of New York City's public high school students graduate from high school ready for college or work, according to the state education department. That contrasts with the city's official on-time graduation rate of about 65 percent.

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