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Practice Provides Key To Better Teaching

Friday, October 12, 2012

Comparing teaching to performing, this educator and author prescribes a simple way to help teachers improve their work -- require them to spend time away from students practicing their craft.

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The Students Three Teachers Worry About Most

Friday, September 28, 2012

To cap a week-long education series, The Takeaway invited teachers from around the country - including New York City - to describe the students they worry about the most and the issues that are of the biggest concern to them. Take a listen.

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Teachers Share 'Lament' About the Next Thing

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Schoolbook contributor Arthur Goldstein's acerbic commentary on facing a new innovation at the start of every school year apparently is shared by many in the teaching profession. Teachers from all over the country echoed his frustration in an outpouring of online comments, and they are still streaming in.

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We're Fighting For the Same Thing: Better Schools

Friday, September 21, 2012

The father of two boys attending public school struggles to reconcile his support for a Queens charter school with the sympathy he felt for Chicago's teachers when they went on strike.

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Teaching Colleges Remain Wary of Survey

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New York's private teaching colleges, including N.Y.U. and Pace, remain wary about participating in a national review of the country's 1,400 teaching colleges.

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The Battle Over 'Predator Teachers'

Monday, August 20, 2012

A New York City teacher writes: "Sexual abusers don’t belong in schools. They belong in prisons, where they can mingle freely with others who share their interests. Let’s put them there." Yet the brouhaha over new rules for their removal is a distraction, he writes: "Let’s move the education conversation back to education. No one needs a diversionary circus."

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Just Over Half of Eligible Teachers Receive Tenure

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Bloomberg administration's efforts to raise the bar for granting tenure status to teachers continued this year, with nearly half of the eligible teachers denied tenure. Many of them had the decision deferred for a year while others lost their jobs.

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Group Claims Best Teachers Are Given Short Shrift

Monday, July 30, 2012

Schools aren't doing enough to encourage their best teachers to stay, and wind up retaining too many below-average teachers, according to a new study that looked at teacher quality in New York City and three other urban districts.

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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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Summer Brings Pleasure of Learning Back to Some Teachers

Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer may look like a big vacation perk for teachers, but many educators spend July and August teaching summer classes. They also plan for the year ahead. And still others use the time to be students again.

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City Moves Ahead to Replace Staff at 24 Failing Schools

Monday, June 18, 2012

As the city prepares to shut down 24 failing schools and reopen them in the fall as newly imagined institutions, close to 3,000 New York City public school teachers received letters Monday informing them that their jobs would soon be terminated and they would be put in a special pool of teachers without full-time posts.

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Third-Grade Teacher Accused of Sexually Abusing Student

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A third-grade teacher at a Harlem public school was arrested Wednesday on charges of sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl who goes to the school, a law enforcement official said.

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Teachers: Arne Duncan Wants to Hear From You

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The education secretary is on Twitter, asking teachers: What is one positive lesson you learned from another teacher this year? #teachtalk

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Sitting on the Other Side of the Desk

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Teachers training teachers is a common practice at Urban Assembly, a public school in the South Bronx. Teachers almost always complete tasks such as lesson planning and curriculum development collaboratively and under the guidance of “team leaders,” typically more experienced teachers who have previously taught the class they are team leading. A Columbia journalism student sits in.

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High School Teacher, Accused of Having Sex With Student, Surrenders to Police

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The latest episode of a teacher being accused of having sex with a student comes days after Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg called on the state to pass legislation that would give the city greater power to fire teachers accused of sexual misconduct.

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A Teacher's Aide, Accused of Sexual Abuse, Waits for Justice

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hany Abdalla, a teacher’s aide at Public School 84 on West 92nd Street, was arrested in April and accused of sexually abusing an 8-year-old special education student. The Education Department suspended him without pay, but he has not been charged with any crime.

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At a Tech-Savvy School, Smart Questions About City's New Social Media Policy

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The city's new social media guidelines for teachers shouldn't cause too many changes, according to tech-savvy educators at the NYC iSchool. But they do wonder about some online games and about the potential for scaring nervous teachers away from tools that can open their classrooms.

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Chancellor Proposes Plan to Remove Unassigned and Unsatisfactory Teachers

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott proposed on Thursday to offer buyouts to teachers in the "absent teacher reserve pool'' and to get rid of those teachers who receive unsatisfactory ratings two years in a row.

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Judge Declines to Issue Injunction on Hiring for 24 Schools

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

At the urging of a State Supreme Court judge, the Education Department and the unions representing teachers and principals will seek fast-track arbitration to decide whether the city can proceed with plans to hire new staff for 24 schools it plans to close and reopen by the fall.

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City and Unions Square Off Over Hiring at 24 Struggling Schools

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

City lawyers go to court on Wednesday to argue that attempts by the teachers' and principals' unions to slow down their hiring of new teachers for 24 schools that the Department of Education wants to revamp will have a significant impact on their ability to get the most-qualified candidates.

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