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Storycorps

StoryCorps 381: It's A Calling

Monday, July 07, 2014

Dekalb Walcott III talks to his dad, retired Chicago Fire Chief Dekalb Walcott Jr., about following in his line of work.

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Schoolbook

Gates Study Finds Test Scores Can Measure Teacher Effectiveness

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

A national study of teachers in six districts, including New York City, finds student test scores can be used to measure teacher effectiveness. As the city and the teachers union continue wrangling over a new teacher evaluation system, both sides found fuel for their arguments in the new report.

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On Being

Jon Kabat-Zinn — Opening to Our Lives [remix]

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Jon Kabat-Zinn has learned, through science and experience, about mindfulness as a way of life. This is wisdom with immediate relevance to the ordinary and extreme stresses of our time — from economic peril, to parenting, to life in a digital age.

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On Being

[Unedited] Kabat-Zinn and Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Jon Kabat-Zinn has learned, through science and experience, about mindfulness as a way of life. This is wisdom with immediate relevance to the ordinary and extreme stresses of our time — from economic peril, to parenting, to life in a digital age.

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Schoolbook

Teachers Starting to Hear if They Are Part of Turnaround Plan

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thousands of teachers at 24 "turnaround" schools are learning whether they have been selected to come back in the fall, but hiring decisions are still subject to an arbitrator's decision later this week.

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Schoolbook

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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Schoolbook

F.B.I. Continues Its Investigation in Sex-Abuse Case

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation returned to a Brooklyn elementary school Wednesday to continue an investigation of a teacher’s aide who was arrested on charges of sexually molesting children inside the school, and to search for more victims, law enforcement officials said.
Meanwhile, New York City education officials met with parents at the school, Public School 243 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and sent home a letter alerting parents to the aide’s arrest and providing a hotline number they could call to speak to investigators.

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Schoolbook

Bloomberg 'Optimistic' on Teacher Evaluations

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A day after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo called on school districts to negotiate new teacher evaluations with their unions or risk losing hundreds of millions of dollars in aid, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott toured a Bronx high school and said they were optimistic they can still strike a deal. But they said they are also pursuing a separate plan to close and reopen 33 failing schools.

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WNYC News

Schools Chancellor Walcott Preps for His First Marathon

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Education Chancellor Dennis Walcott will be one of the 45,000 people lacing up their sneakers on Sunday for the I.N.G. NYC Marathon. He's been getting support and advice from the city's students.

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WNYC News

Brownsville Parents Urge Chancellor Not to Close Their Schools

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

With fresh concerns that the city will close three of their schools for poor performance, more than 100 parents and teachers turned out for a town meeting in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn, Wednesday night, with Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott.

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WNYC News

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

Manhattan Borough President: Ed Dept Should Suspend Parent Elections

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The city's local parent elections are so botched that the Department of Education should suspend them, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer said.

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WNYC News

Commissioner Picks Panel to Consider Walcott as Schools Chancellor

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

State Education Commissioner David Steiner named a ten-member panel Tuesday to consider whether to give Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott the waiver he needs to serve as New York City Schools Chancellor following Cathie Black's resignation last Thursday.

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