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Wanted: A Few Brave Men Willing to Teach Pre-K

Friday, August 29, 2014

Men who teach pre-kindergarten do a lot more than teach the ABC's. Experts say male teachers model how to be both gentle and strong — and they say New York City needs many more of them.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sticking Up For Teachers

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A former teacher returns to the classroom and offers a rousing defense of his beleaguered vocation.

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Schoolbook

Modeling Instruction: Where Students Invent Science Lessons

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WNYC

Science teachers learned how to let students run their own experiments to better grasp scientific concepts. As one teacher said, physics happens all around us. It's just a matter of getting students to see it.

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Schoolbook

Few Teachers Bite at Buyouts

Thursday, August 07, 2014

WNYC

Less than 10 percent of teachers and other staffers without permanent assignments opted for buyouts this fall, under a new agreement negotiated between the union and the city's Department of Education.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Science and Craft of Teaching

Monday, August 04, 2014

With lawsuits trying to make it easier to rid the system of ineffective teachers, more attention is going to how to teach teaching.Elizabeth Green, co-founder of Gotham Schools (now Chalkbeat) and the author of Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) (W. W. Norton & Company, 2014), explores "best practices" for training educators.

EVENT: Elizabeth Green reads tonight at Book Court, 163 Court St, in Brooklyn at 7pm.

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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

Union Claims Weak Teachers Are Shown the Door

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

With teacher tenure under scrutiny, the New York City teachers union claimed more teachers leave the system because of disciplinary action than previously reported, even if few teachers are actually fired.

 

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The Takeaway

At This School, Students Rule the Classroom

Monday, July 28, 2014

At this school, there are no tests, or textbooks—and the students are the teachers. Instead of textbook homework assignmentsthe usual line-up of pop quizzes, and final exams, each semester students design their own curriculum and carry out their own independent projects.

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Schoolbook

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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The Takeaway

The Beginning of the End of Teacher Tenure?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California's teacher tenure and teacher dismissal laws are unconstitutional. Michelle Rhee, founder and CEO of Students First, the organization that funded the challenge to California's teacher tenure laws, discusses the possible national implications of the case.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Overturning Teacher Tenure

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A California judge just threw out teacher tenure, calling it the moral equivalent of segregation. Then the Obama administration quickly embraced the ruling. Hear why.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The GOP's Bruised Ego, Teacher Tenure on Shaky Ground, and Tips to Be a Real World Cup Fan

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

1. Eric Cantor's Loss Strikes Nerve in GOP Leadership | 2. The Beginning of the End of Teacher Tenure? CA Judge Rules Against Teachers Unions | 3. How to Act Like a Real Soccer Fan for The World Cup | 4. The Takeaway Book Club Discussion Number 1: 'To Rise ...

Schoolbook

Students Take the Floor in Q&A with School Leaders

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

NYC students representing a wide range of high schools voiced their questions and concerns about the school system straight to people in charge at a WNYC/SchoolBook live event. 

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Schoolbook

On Teachers in Limbo, Contract Satisfies Few

Friday, May 30, 2014

There are more than one thousand New York City teachers rotating weekly to different schools because they don't have a permanent position. The union contract takes a crack at a solution. 

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Schoolbook

NYC Drama Teachers Meet Their Idol

Friday, May 23, 2014

Drama teachers from across New York City were thrilled to get a master class with Stephen Sondheim. But it was the Broadway legend who got emotional praising their work.

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Schoolbook

Opinion: NYC Teachers Need More Help to Combat Burnout

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A teacher urges the city and the union to stem the loss of talented teachers who give up on New York City schools.

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The Takeaway

Inside the Classroom, 60 Years After 'Brown'

Friday, May 16, 2014

Decades after the landmark Supreme Court decision, what are the realities of public education in under-resourced schools that may not be segregated by law — but are far from the integrated ideal?

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Schoolbook

Delegates Recommend a Yes Vote for Teachers Contract

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Delegates from the United Federation of Teachers approved the proposed contract, sending it to their members for a final vote. But after going without a contract since 2009, some said they had to accept the deal even if the raises weren't as high as they would have liked.

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Schoolbook

Teachers, Principals Looking For Big Changes in School Days

Friday, May 02, 2014

If approved by the union, the new teacher contract will require teachers to spend more time in professional development and meeting parents — a tradeoff some educators said makes sense, but others question.

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