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Charter Schools Top the Lobbying Chart in Albany

Thursday, April 30, 2015

WNYC
With controversies brewing in New York State over new learning standards and testing, charter groups and teachers' unions spent the most in lobbying dollars last year.
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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

Cuomo: Budget Was Victory Over 'Formidable' Opposition

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a victory lap on Wednesday, claiming the new state budget includes a better teacher evaluation system despite tough opposition from the teachers union.
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Schoolbook

Education Partisans Vow to Keep Fighting on Items Excluded From Budget Deal

Monday, March 30, 2015

The future of teacher evaluations, mayoral control of the city schools and the DREAM Act are still uncertain now that they're left out of the state budget.
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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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Schoolbook

Challenge to New York's Teacher Tenure Law Gets Day in Court

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WNYC
A judge will hear arguments on whether the state's teacher tenure system violates the rights of students. City and state lawyers will argue it's a political issue, not a legal one.
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Schoolbook

Cuomo Letter Outlines 'Aggressive' Education Plans, Seeks Input from State Leaders

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo questioned the credibility of the teacher evaluation system, after only 1 percent of teachers received the lowest possible ratings.
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Schoolbook

Most NYC Teachers Get High Ratings in New Evaluation System

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Despite the controversy over the new teacher evaluation system, it did not result in many more city teachers getting bad marks. It's more nuanced than that.
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Schoolbook

Union: Absentee Homeowners Should Help NYC Schools

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

WNYC
The teachers union believes the buyers in New York City's booming market for luxury apartments may hold the key to lower class sizes.
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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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Schoolbook

NYC Families Scramble to Adjust to New School Start and End Times

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Changing the school day by 40 minutes might not sound like a big deal, but it can throw a wrench into the schedule for busy New York City families.
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Schoolbook

'Innovation' Schools Get a Chance to Shake Up the Rules

Monday, July 07, 2014

Dozens of city schools will have the freedom to stray from the rules this fall in the name of innovation.

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Schoolbook

Opinion: Blaming Tenure May Be Free But it's a Cheap Shot

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A local teacher weighs in on the recent ruling against tenure rules in California, arguing that there are bigger challenges than tenure putting low-income students at a disadvantage.

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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 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

NYC Teachers Union Members Approve Labor Contract

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The votes are in. Members of the New York City teachers union showed strong support for a long overdue labor deal with the city. 

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High Turnout Delays Final Count in NYC Teachers Contract Vote

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Leaders of the teachers union say the response to the proposed labor contract was so strong, the final tally has been delayed as workers wade through about 80,000 ballots.

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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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