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Final Job Fair for Teachers Seeking Work

Sunday, September 16, 2012

As is the routine at the beginning of each school year, teachers without permanent positions line up at recruitment fairs and apply for work. About 1,800 teachers remain on the city’s payroll without jobs. They’ll have a chance to meet hiring principals at the season's final recruitment fair this Wednesday.

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Principal Grapples With Turnaround Aftermath

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A middle school principal is trying to keep morale high while working through the on-the-ground implications of the recent court ruling that halted the city's turnaround plans at her school and 23 others.

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Judge Backs Union in Turnaround Ruling

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The teachers' union is declaring victory, now that a state judge has ruled that an arbitrator was within his rights when he blocked the city from removing thousands of teachers from 24 struggling schools.

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Teachers at 24 Schools Receive Status Updates

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The city sent letters Wednesday giving instructions to thousands of teachers whose careers are in limbo while the Bloomberg administration and the teachers' union continue their legal battle over the city's turnaround effort at 24 schools. Teachers at the struggling schools do not have to take any action in order to reclaim their jobs but Tweed officials want to know who is seeking transfers and jobs elsewhere.

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City and Unions Head to Court Over 24 School Closings

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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.

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Mayor's New Budget Protects Teaching Jobs

Thursday, May 03, 2012

There is good news for city schools in the executive budget that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will unveil on Thursday, Gotham Schools reports. As Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott had promised, the budget will not include cuts to schools, relieving fears that as many as 2,500 teaching positions would be lost to attrition.

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Church Groups Push Albany to Allow Them Back Into School Buildings

Friday, February 03, 2012

Church groups and some lawmakers are putting pressure on Albany to pass legislation that would allow them to continue to worship in public schools, an end run around a court-upheld Department of Education policy barring the groups. And in other news, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's preliminary budget did not threaten teachers with layoffs, a notable fact only because for the last two years, he has proposed to cut thousands of teaching jobs.

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State Education Commissioner Vows More Teacher Support

Friday, November 18, 2011

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.

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Not Fired, a Teacher Returns — for Now

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Juhyung Harold Lee thought his teaching career was over last year, with the city's plan to lay off hundreds of young teachers. He made plans to go to law school. Instead, he spent August getting ready to return to P.S. 124 in Chinatown, this time as a fifth grade teacher. But already he is thinking about next year.

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WNYC News

With No Layoffs, A Young Teacher Prepares to Go Back to Class

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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P.S. 124 Yung Wing School was scheduled to lose three teachers this year, if cuts threatened by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg went through. Because of seniority protections, teachers with the least experience would have been the first to go, and Mr. Lee was only in his third year. But there he was this summer, studying his new classroom, imagining the children that will soon fill rows and pass through corridors.

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City Budget Progresses with Help from Teachers Union

Monday, June 27, 2011

We really have a disastrous fiscal years in the out years, a $5 billion budget gap in 2013 and the reality that Albany and Washington are stepping away and are going to continue cutting their contributions to the city so even tougher choices lay ahead. We dodged the bullet this time.

WNYC's Bob Hennelly on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Stucknation: Tax Shelters and Shorting the Economy

Sunday, March 13, 2011

In the immediate aftermath of Japan's worst earthquake on record and the cataclysmic tsunami that followed, the business wires found a silver lining.

Now, they cheerfully chirped the Yen was showing surprising strength. Why? Because odds were improving that Japanese multinational companies would begin to repatriate tens of billions of ...

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WNYC News

Teachers Union Launches Ad Attacking Bloomberg's Layoff Plan

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

The city's teacher's union went on the offensive against the Bloomberg administration's plan to lay off teachers by releasing a new television ad today that rips into the mayor's proposal to lay off teachers.

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WNYC News

City Details Teacher Layoff Plan

Monday, February 28, 2011

About 80 percent of the city's more than 1,600 schools are affected. Fifty-four city schools will lose at least 30 percent of their teaching force because of rules requiring new teachers to be the first to go during layoffs.

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