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Thompson Supporters Cite His Savviness as Board of Ed President

Friday, August 23, 2013

In 2002, mayoral candidate Bill Thompson was president of the BOE, and powerful players in the education world, including the teachers union, say they're supporting him now largely because of the political savvy he demonstrated

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Explainer: How City Teachers Are Punished

Friday, April 13, 2012

The recent outcry over the arrests of several New York City teachers accused of sexual misconduct has left many parents wondering how teachers are disciplined and whether too many were allowed to keep their jobs even after complaints are lodged.

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City Forges Ahead on Eliminating Teachers at 33 Schools

Monday, January 30, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city is moving ahead with plans to close and reopen 33 struggling schools even though it means replacing about half their teachers or, according to some, he's proceeding because it means replacing half the teaching staff.

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Teachers Union Headquarters to House Suspended Students

Monday, September 05, 2011

City students who get suspended for infractions this coming year will now have a new alternative school — in the headquarters of the teacher's union.

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Teachers Union Seeks Appeal of Court Ruling on Ratings Release

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The teachers union claims that a state court "significantly narrowed" the rights of city teachers and all state employees this month when it found teachers' ratings could be released to the public, according to a request for an appeal filed Tuesday.

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Court Rules Against NY's New Teacher Rating System

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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An Albany judge has sided with the state teachers union, by ruling that the state put too much emphasis on student test scores in its new teacher evaluation system scheduled to go into effect this fall.

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Principals Chafe at City's New Plans for Federal Grants

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The union representing New York City principals is angry the city is planning to turn 14 low-performing schools over to six outside organizations.

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Teachers Unions Urge State to Reject Contract with Murdoch-Owned Vendor

Friday, August 05, 2011

The city and state teachers unions are urging the state to reject a $27 million contract with an educational technology company owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

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City Can Move Ahead on School Closings And Charters, Judge Says

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A state judge has given the city the green light to close 22 failing schools, and let 15 charter schools share space with regular schools when he declined to grant an injunction requested by the teachers union and the NAACP.

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Construction Starts on Controversial Upper West Side Charter

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

A $500,000 construction project has started so a new charter school can open inside an Upper West Side high school building — but the work could come to a halt if the teachers union and the NAACP win a lawsuit.

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Charter School Wins Latest Round in Fight to Use Upper West Side High School Campus

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A state judge Thursday declined to continue a restraining order that prevented a charter school from starting construction inside an Upper West Side high school. But the charter still hasn't exactly gotten a green light.

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City Goes to Court Over Charter Schools

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The city, the teachers union and the NAACP will square off in court Tuesday over plans to let 19 charter schools take space in the same buildings as regular schools. And, like most things in New York City, the feud is largely about real estate.

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Higher Grad Rates at Some High Schools Set to Close

Monday, June 20, 2011

Seven out of 14 failing high schools the city wants to close posted higher on-time graduation rates last year — and advocates who have sued to keep the schools open says that's a good sign.

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As Court Date Looms, City Revises Plans for Charter Schools

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ahead of a court date Tuesday, the city has been revising plans for charter schools it plans to move or expand inside buildings with regular schools.

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Schools Chancellor: Suit Will Have 'Chilling Effect' on Admissions, Leave Thousands in Limbo

Friday, June 03, 2011

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said as many as 70,000 students could be in limbo about what schools they'll attend this fall because of a lawsuit filed by the NAACP and the teachers union.

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Two Months Into Tenure, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott Continues Push for New Tone

Monday, May 30, 2011

In the nearly two months since former deputy mayor Dennis Walcott took over as Schools Chancellor, the city's highest-ranking African American has relied on his political prowess and knowledge of the schools system to redefine the role and set a new tone.

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Union Asks Court to Block Release of Teacher Ratings to the Media

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

The teachers union went back to court Tuesday over whether the media can obtain the ratings of thousands of elementary and middle school teachers. The union claims these Teacher Data Reports should not be shared with the public, and that releasing them with the names of teachers would violate privacy rights.

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Ed Dept Says Anti-LIFO Petition Sent by Employee 'Wasn't Appropriate'

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Department of Education said it "wasn't appropriate" for a central office staffer to send a political email to parents encouraging them to sign a petition against the last in, first out (LIFO) law protecting senior teachers in the event of layoffs.

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Bloomberg Calls on Cuomo to Do More to End Last In, First Out

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he supports Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to expedite a new teacher evaluation system but it won't factor into layoffs since it wouldn't take effect before September. "It simply kicks the can down the road," Bloomberg said.

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