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Days Away From the Start of School, Teachers Still Search for Jobs

Thursday, September 01, 2011

The city held another job fair right before the Labor Day weekend at the Armory in Washington Heights to encourage principals to hire from among the nearly 2,000 city teachers who are still unassigned to schools. In interviews, many teachers said they had spent the summer improving their resumes and practicing their sales pitches. In interviews, many teachers said they'd spent the summer improving their resumes and practicing their sales pitches.

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City Principals Get New Curriculum for Teaching 9/11

Thursday, September 01, 2011

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Just in time for the tenth anniversary, the city's public schools will now have a new curriculum for teaching about the 9/11 attacks.

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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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With City Money Gone, Teachers Shop Less

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The aisles of Barclay School Supplies in Brooklyn are less crowded than usual this year, now that the city eliminated a program to reimburse teachers for school supplies. In an audio slideshow, teachers lament the loss but continue to shop.

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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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The Takeaway

Education Week: Schools Feeling the Budget Squeeze

Monday, August 29, 2011

All over the country, 50 million public school students will head back to school this week.  And so today, we’re starting a week-long special look into the state of education in America in 2011. Today, we're talking about shrinking school budgets. State budgets have been feeling the squeeze since 2008, and with stimulus money running out, this is the year when schools are really having to tighten their belts. Later this week, we'll talk about the No Child Left Behind Act's looming deadlines, which require that by 2014, 100 percent of students will test at grade level in reading and math.

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WNYC News

City Teachers Scramble for New Positions

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

More than 1,900 city teachers let go by their principals because of budget cuts are still looking for new jobs this fall — and continue to receive salaries while they're assigned to work as subs and look for permanent positions within the school system.

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The Takeaway

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on No Child Left Behind Proposal

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Yesterday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced a major override of the No Child Left Behind accountability law for schools. Duncan's proposal will mean that states can apply to bypass performance requirements in the law. One of those requirements is that 100 percent students be proficient in reading and math by 2014. Arne Duncan talks about about the overhaul in the law and how it will affect students and schools. (Transcript available after the jump.)

Yesterday, the Secretary of Education announced a major override of the No Child Left Behind accountability law for schools.
Secretary Arne Duncan's proposal will mean that states can apply to bypass performance requirements in the law.
One of those requirements is that 100% students be proficient in reading and math by 2014.

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WNYC News

State Test Scores Flat, City's Rise After Another Year of Tougher Exams

Monday, August 08, 2011

Test scores statewide in math and English for elementary and middle school students remained flat while scores in the city increased a few percent points.

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Tougher to Get Tenure - What Do the Teachers Think?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

It’s not a vote of confidence for my principal and it makes me less likely to stay in a school where I’m not feeling supported by my administration to achieve tenure.

—Emily, a teacher in Brooklyn, on The Brian Lehrer Show

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WNYC News

Far Fewer City Teachers Get Tenure After Change in Guidelines

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Far fewer city teachers got tenure this year after the Bloomberg administration urged principals to follow new guidelines.

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WNYC News

Teacher Bonus Program Is Ineffective, Study Shows

Monday, July 18, 2011

A non-profit group has found that the city's financial bonus program for teachers hasn't improved student achievement.

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WNYC News

To Save Money, Some Principals Return to Teaching

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

City principals have to finalize their budgets for the coming school year by next Friday, and a few are taking a do it yourself approach. They're planning to save money by going back into the classrooms.

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WNYC News

Recruitment Fair Attracts City Teachers Looking for Work

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Department of Education said between 75 and 100 schools were represented at a recruitment fair held at the Brooklyn Museum on Tuesday. Teachers looking for work in New York City attended the fair.

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WNYC News

Schools Will Get to Keep Unspent Funds -- If They Have Good Marks

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

In a reversal of a much criticized policy, city principals will now get to keep more of their money — but only if their schools get good marks. 

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The Takeaway

Report Shows Atlanta Teachers Cheated to Improve Test Scores

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has just released a report that named principals and teachers in Atlanta's public schools who had been modifying tests and tampering with answers to improve results. The report found cheating in 44 of the 56 schools its authors examined, and 178 teachers and principals who cheated. The news will tarnish the reputation of Atlanta’s outgoing Superintendent Beverly Hall, who was named Superintendent of the Year in 2009. The large number of teachers involved has led some to call this America’s biggest teacher cheating scandal.

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WNYC News

The Big Fix: Fixing Schools, Fixing Teachers

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Student grades are up at struggling Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School – a school with low graduation rates. But federal funds that school administrators credit with helping the recent transformation now hang in the balance.

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Snapshot | City Workers Rally Against Layoffs and Budget Cuts

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Thousands of city workers rallied outside City Hall on Tuesday, following a march across the Brooklyn Bridge to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed budget cuts to teachers, childcare, parks and library workers.

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More City Students Graduate, But Fewer Are Ready for College or Work

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New York city's high school graduation rate continued to improve last year, with 61 percent of students who entered ninth grade in 2006 graduating on time last June.

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WNYC News

Chancellor Asks NYC Teachers, Principals to Stay Patient on Layoffs News

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Public Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott is asking the public to remain patient as the City Council and Mayor continue to negotiate the city budget - and whether or not teachers really will be laid off.

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