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New Schedule in NYC Schools Makes Time for Teaching the Teachers

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

New York City teachers will spend more time learning from each other and less time in the classroom. Can 150 minutes a week make a real difference to teachers and their students?
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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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New Workday Rules Focus On Teacher Planning and Prep

Friday, June 13, 2014

The city and teachers union are betting that additional time set aside for teachers to hone their craft and work collaboratively will pay off for students.

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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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Five Things in the Teachers Contract You May Have Missed

Friday, May 09, 2014

As union members decide how they will vote on the proposed $5.5 billion-dollar teachers contract, check out some of the fine print. There is a lot more in the deal than pay raises.

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Potent Mix of Politics Shapes Current Education Debate

Thursday, January 17, 2013

SchoolBook's regular contributor, and English teacher, lays out the educational landscape in New York City, replete with competing candidates and unresolved issues that will define 2013, and beyond, for the city schools.

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Fuchs: Teachers and Unions On the Defensive

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A former advisor to Mayor Bloomberg warned against demonizing teachers in the battle for teacher evaluation systems, better work conditions, and job security. She also cautioned teachers not to dig in their heels against all changes. And the comments came rolling in.

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Chicago Strike Mirrors National Debate

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The teachers' strike in Chicago has put the strongly held and competing views of education reform into the national headlines. SchoolBook sets the scene ahead of an on-air conversation later this morning about what the strike may mean for New York City teachers.

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City Freezes Hiring at 24 Struggling Schools Until Hearing Next Week

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Education officials say they will not make personnel decisions at 24 schools scheduled to be closed and reopened this summer, until a court hearing next week. Unions representing the city's teachers and principals claim that the city's plan to replace staff members at the schools violates their contracts, and they are seeking a restraining order so an arbitrator can have time to rule on their complaints.

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Unions Claim School Closings Violate Their Contracts

Monday, May 07, 2012

Unions representing the teachers and principals went to court to block the city from letting go of any staff members at the 24 schools it plans to close and reopen this fall. They accuse the city of violating their contractual rights to due process.

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