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Schoolbook

#ThisIsNotATest. But It is An Assignment.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Pencils down. The state tests are over. Now we want to hear some of the other skills and achievements that should get some recognition.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Teacher's Union Shuts Down Talks with Christie

Friday, April 24, 2015

New Jersey's largest teachers union cancels talks with Governor Christie about pension reform.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Drone Warfare in Pakistan; Dr. Oz in Hot Water; the 'Ira Glass' of Israel

Friday, April 24, 2015

Dr. Oz under scrutiny from Columbia docs; the ethics of US-led drone strikes in Pakistan; teachers unions against Christie on pensions; a weddings reporter; the “Ira Glass” of Israel.

Schoolbook

New York Grants Extension for Teacher Evaluation Phase-In

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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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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WNYC News

After 'Accord' NJ Union Pulls Out of Pension Talks

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Governor Chris Christie touted an "unprecedented accord" with the state's largest teachers union on pension reform. The union said there was no deal, and has called off negotiations.

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The Takeaway

Pushing Back Against Common Core

Monday, March 16, 2015

Students, parents and teachers are anxious as schools around the country embark on a new set of standardized tests as part of the Common Core standards.  

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Schoolbook

Judge Rules Teacher Tenure Suit Can Proceed

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Staten Island judge has found no reason to dismiss a lawsuit by parents challenging the state's teacher tenure system, but the union said it still believes the case is without merit.
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New Tech City

A Classroom Activity for Tweens and Teens Everywhere

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A lesson plan — and a podcast experiment — for classrooms across the country.
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WNYC News

Hundreds of Teachers Rally Against Cuomo's Education Plans

Monday, March 02, 2015

They said the governor is pushing a "test and punish" agenda in public schools.

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WNYC News

Christie and Union Disagree on Agreement for Pension Reform

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The governor said there was an "unprecedented accord" with the teachers union on reforms to retirement and health benefits. The union said there wasn't.

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Storycorps

Yusor Abu-Salha and Mussarut Jabeen

Friday, February 13, 2015

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha (R)–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen (L), who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 414: My Name is Yusor

Friday, February 13, 2015

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen, who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.

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Schoolbook

Cuomo Expected to Tackle Teacher Evaluations, Charter Schools

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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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

Rally to Fund Schools Draws Hundreds to Albany

Monday, January 12, 2015

WNYC
Public school education groups and unions rallied in Albany on the same day supporters of charter schools pressed their own cause.
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Schoolbook

Cuomo Vetoes Bill He Drafted to Protect Teachers from Poor Evaluations

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo went from saying he wanted to protect teachers from harsh ratings when their students get low test scores, to calling for a new evaluation system that's more rigorous.
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Schoolbook

Teachers Take Student Data to the Micro-Level in One NYC School

Monday, December 08, 2014

The city cites this school as a model to follow but visiting educators wonder whether their teachers really would learn the data systems and log the hours that these teachers do. 
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Schoolbook

Controversy 101: City Teachers Tackle the Garner Case

Thursday, December 04, 2014

They knew the conversations would be difficult and emotional, but many teachers felt compelled to make their classrooms a safe place to talk about the Eric Garner case.
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Schoolbook

After a Dip More NYC Teachers Get Tenure

Friday, November 07, 2014

Nearly 60 percent of eligible city teachers received tenure this year, a slight uptick from recent years when the city made it harder for teachers to receive the extra job protections.
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Schoolbook

What Happens When Teachers Are at the Helm of a School?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

At several NYC schools, teachers decide on everything from field trips to who gets hired but making these decisions democratic doesn't make them easy.
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Schoolbook

Principals Union Sees Back Pay as Stumbling Block in Contract Talks

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The union representing New York's principals claimed the city is unfairly trying to squeeze its members out of raises they're entitled to from when they worked as teachers.
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