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The Brian Lehrer Show

Merryl Tisch Explains the Education Budget

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Merryl Tisch, the chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, talks about what the new system of teacher evaluations will look like under the new NYS budget.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When Parents Get Drawn Into School Politics

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Protests continue today as parents from all sides of the education debate react to Gov. Cuomo's budget proposals, which would change how teachers are evaluated and students are taught.

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Schoolbook

Parents and Teachers Join Forces Against Cuomo's Education Agenda

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The teachers union and a non-profit group helped organize schools across New York City to protest the governor's plans.
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Cuomo Plan Diminishes Principals' Authority on Evaluations

Monday, February 23, 2015

New York City principals challenged Gov. Andrew Cuomo on his plan to rely more on outside evaluators when reviewing teacher performance.
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NYC Chancellor Challenges Cuomo's Education Proposals

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

For the record, Chancellor Carmen Farina is no fan of giving more weight to test scores when it comes to teachers' evaluations and she isn't shy about saying so.  
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OPINION: Cuomo's 'Power Grab' Over Schools Will Spark Suburban Backlash

Monday, February 02, 2015

A New York City education professor argues against Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to rely even more on test scores when it comes to rewarding local school districts and teachers.
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Schoolbook

Unhappy with Testing — and Not Just Complaining About It

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Parents and educators unhappy with "test mania" say state tests are taking the joy out of learning. And they're not going to sit back and watch.
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Cuomo Proposes Tying School Aid to Specific Education Reforms

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants changes to the teacher evaluation and disciplinary systems, despite opposition from Democrats and the unions. But he's using school aid for leverage.
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King Agrees with Governor on Need to Change Teacher Evaluations

Friday, December 19, 2014

WNYC
Education commissioner John King may have one foot out the door as he departs for a new job in Washington, but he's still calling for further reforms in New York State.
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What it Really Takes to Evaluate an NYC Teacher

Thursday, June 12, 2014

How do you judge whether a teacher is doing a good job? City principals are now following the state's new formula, which puts a lot of weight on classroom observations plus student test scores. Watching one evaluation in action, we saw just how complicated it can be.

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Schoolbook

Teachers of New Immigrants Refuse to Give Students an English Test

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Teachers at a school for newly arrived immigrants said they won't administer an assessment because they think it is harmful to their students. City officials disagree.

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Schoolbook

Friendly Jousting Over Bloomberg's Legacy on Testing

Monday, November 25, 2013

City Council members and the schools chancellor put down their swords during their final encounter Monday, amicably agreeing to disagree on the role of testing in the city schools. 

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Officials Insist New Teacher Rating System Does Not Mean More Testing

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Two top state education officials talk to SchoolBook about the misunderstandings around testing and whether the new teacher evaluation system will add to what already feels like a testing overload to many educators. Listen to the Q&A for some clarity.

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Chancellor Fields Questions from Teachers on New Evaluations

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Schools Chancellor stopped by the WNYC studios to talk about the double whammy educators are facing this year, with a new teacher evaluation system and brand new curricula tied to the Common Core standards. Teachers had lots of questions for him. Take a listen.

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Teachers Return for New School Year

Monday, September 02, 2013

New York City's approximately 75,000 teachers officially go back to work on Tuesday. And while there are big, new initiatives every year, the 2013-2014 school year comes with at least a couple of fundamental changes for school staff. 

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New Jersey News

Newark Teachers Get $1.3 Million in Performance-Based Bonus Checks

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

WNYC

More than $1.3 million in performance-based bonus checks are being issued to 190 teachers in Newark, N.J.

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Principals Carry Weight of New Evaluation System

Friday, July 19, 2013

Among the many duties of already overloaded school principals, who say they feel pressure to show results to a data-driven Department of Education, is the implementation of a complex teacher evaluation system coming to all the New York City schools this fall.

"They keep changing the music and we keep dancing," said Brian DeVale, principal of P.S. 257 John F. Hylan in Brooklyn.

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Challenging School Year Comes to a Close

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

By midday Wednesday the school year officially will be out for summer. And, while educators say each year has its highs and lows, many concede the 2012-2013 year was especially packed with challenges.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

More on the NSA Leak; NJ Senate Race; Education Commissioner John King; Marc Maron

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

We'll continue to discuss the classified information that was leaked by a government contractor. Plus: the New Jersey senate race is now underway; New York State Education Commissioner and the President of the University of the State of New York John King talks about the new teacher evaluation system and the Ramapo school funding dispute; the tables are turned on comedian and podcaster Marc Maron as he is interviewed on his new book and TV show; and Jessica Pressler from New York Magazine breaks down a debate on cats vs. birds.   

The Brian Lehrer Show

State of Education

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

John King, New York State education commissioner and president of the University of the State of New York, talks about the new teacher evaluations system, as well as the state's response to the Ramapo school funding dispute.

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