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Meet the Teachers Crazy Enough to Teach Middle School

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sure, teacher turnover is higher in New York City middle schools than at elementary or high schools. But for those who stick around there's the potential for a very big payoff.
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Schoolbook

Plaintiffs Urge Judge to Let Case Against Teacher Tenure Proceed

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WNYC
An ambitious lawsuit challenging teacher tenure in New York got its first full hearing, as two groups of parents claimed job protections make it too difficult to remove bad teachers.
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Schoolbook

Challenge to New York's Teacher Tenure Law Gets Day in Court

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WNYC
A judge will hear arguments on whether the state's teacher tenure system violates the rights of students. City and state lawyers will argue it's a political issue, not a legal one.
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Schoolbook

City Moves to Fire Accused Brooklyn Tech Teacher

Friday, October 03, 2014

The city said it moved this week to fire the Brooklyn Tech high school teacher accused of sex crimes, but it's not clear why this didn't happen when he was first arrested in August.
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Storycorps

StoryCorps 384: Never Your Fault

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Antero Garcia talks to his former student Roger Alvarez who dropped out during his senior year of high school.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 384: Never Your Fault

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Antero Garcia talks to his former student Roger Alvarez who dropped out during his senior year of high school.

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Schoolbook

A Foreign Melody: Bel Kaufman Expounds on Pedagogical Concerns

Monday, July 28, 2014

WNYC

Bel Kaufman, who died on Friday at 103, became an unofficial spokeswoman for the urban teacher after her book Up the Down Staircase was published in 1965. Hear her humor and insight in this rare audio treat.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Common Core Confusion

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

How the tougher academic standards are affecting teachers and students.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 371: Not in Vain

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ayodeji Ogunniyi remembers how the murder of his father led him to a new career.

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Life of the Law

School Discipline

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Thousands of kids are arrested in school every year. About a third of U.S. schools have a regular police presence on campus; some school districts even have their own police forces. As the number of law enforcement officers on campus has gone up, so,

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sec. Arne Duncan; “Knockout Games”; Your Medal of Freedom

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Attacks known as “knockout games” are making headlines around the country. Jeffrey Butts of CUNY’s John Jay talks about what’s fueling the violence and the media coverage. Plus: US Education Secretary Arne Duncan on his push to recruit teachers; NJPR’s Matt Katz talks about Gov. Christie on the national stage; a deep dive into blasphemy laws; and who deserves a Medal of Freedom?

Schoolbook

Teacher-Author Offers Scathing View of NYC Schools from the Inside

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Laurel Sturt discussed her negative views of the New York City school system as outlined in her book Davonte’s Inferno: Ten Years in the New York Public School Gulag. 

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Schoolbook

Judge Reinstates Teacher Caught with Heroin; City Appeals

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The city says it will appeal a judge's ruling that a teacher caught carrying heroin should be allowed to go back to work

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Teaching to the Test

Friday, August 16, 2013

On yesterday's show, NYS Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch said that "for a decade testing has driven instruction" but that the new Common Core standards will help shift the paradigm and "instruction and curriculum...will drive the test." She also said that teacher training for the Common Core has been "uneven" throughout the state, but that funds are being spent to bring teachers up to speed. Teachers: Do you think that Common Core will change the "teaching to the test" paradigm? And how have you been trained to prepare your students for the Common Core? Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment here.

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Schoolbook

The Heart of the Matter: Why I Left the High School Classroom

Monday, July 08, 2013

A dedicated New York City teacher collected stories of artists who ditched their day jobs to pursue their calling. And then one day she did the same thing herself. She explains why she chose a path that takes her out of the classroom.

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Schoolbook

For Teachers, a Night Out to End a Long Year

Monday, July 01, 2013

“This isn’t about the politics of the classroom, and we’re not going to evaluate their dancing,” said Jason Gordon who works in public relations and is married to a teacher. He organized the party as a gift to all New York City teachers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: A New Way of Thinking

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Who is a person in your life who opened your eyes to a new way of thinking? Who inspired you to see the world differently, either as a child or as an adult? The phone lines are open for you at 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692 -- or you can leave a comment below.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Talking about Newtown in School

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Teachers, principals, guidance counselors, administrators and other educators: how have you been dealing with talking about the Newtown shooting with students? What are you telling kids of different ages? How are your students handling it, and how have you been handling it? Call in to 212-433-9692 or post below.

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The Truth

That's Democracy

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

A teacher gives his students lesson about democracy that they'll never forget. Performed by Peter McNerney as Mr. Mohr, Russ Armstrong as Eric, and Alexis Lambright as Margaret, with  Fiona Bradford, Teddy Shivers, Oscar Montoya, and Ben Jones as...

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Strangers

Abdi Hussein: Coming to America

Thursday, April 05, 2012

An immigrant story about the humor and heartbreak of trying to fit in, the difference one person can make, and about Abdi's ultimate triumph.

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