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New York City Parents Pushing Hard For End To Teacher Tenure

A stunning decision to overturn teacher tenure laws in California has New York City parents mobilizing to seek the same thing here.

06/11/2014

A man kneels at a memorial to the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown - Dec. 21, 2012 (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials Announce New Website For Donations To Help Newtown Teachers

State education officials and a teachers’ union have announced a website for donations to help Newtown teachers in the aftermath of a grade school shooting rampage that killed 20 children and six educators.

12/27/2012

Gov. Chris Christie attends bill signing - Middlesex, NJ - Aug 6, 2012 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Gov. Christie Signs N.J. Teacher Tenure Overhaul

At the signing, the governor said the goal was simple. “That the excellence in most of the schools in New Jersey is extended to all of the schools in New Jersey,” he said.

08/06/2012

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Bloomberg: Automatic Tenure Hurts Children

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says tying teacher tenure to classroom performance is necessary to weed out instructors who are not doing a good job.

09/28/2010