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NYC Opening 54 New Small Schools That Will Serve Over 21,000

Mayor Michael Bloomberg touted the plans Tuesday while some critics say the emphasis on new schools is hurting students at larger institutions that the city is shutting down.

04/17/2012

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NYC DOE Saves 7 Of 33 Schools From Complete Overhaul

New York City has given a reprieve to seven of the 33 schools slated to be closed and then reopened with dozens of new teachers, but will go ahead with plans to close the other 26.

04/03/2012

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NYC DOE Employee Charged With Forcible Touching; 8 Other Teachers, Aides Removed By Walcott

Community assistant Frank Ocasio was arrested at Cobble Hill High in Brooklyn for forcible touching. Meanwhile, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced the removal of 8 other teachers and aides.

03/15/2012

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Release Of NYC Public School Teacher Ratings Draws Ire

The Teacher Data Reports grade teachers based on how much progress their students have made on standardized tests.

02/24/2012

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Mulgrew Critical Of Mayor’s School Closure Plan

Amid a much-heralded state deal on teacher evaluations designed to improve the schools, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he’s going ahead with his controversial plan to close 33 failing schools and possibly more down the raoad.

02/17/2012

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Cuomo: New York, Union Agree On Teacher Evaluation Plan

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg also says the city has reached an overall deal with the teachers’ union on the contentious issue. The union, however, denies it.

02/16/2012

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After Public Backlash, Komen Reverses Position, Will Support Planned Parenthood

“We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives,” the group said in a statement.

02/03/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo - Yonkers, NY - Jan 18, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Bloomberg Backs Cuomo On Teachers As Gov. Hits The Road To Sell His Budget

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Yonkers today trying to sell his budget, which includes a 401(k) option for public employees and a system to evaluate teachers.

01/18/2012

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UFT Wants NYC Back At Table On Teacher Evaluations

United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew says they’ve gone to the state to try and drag city officials back to the negotiating table to reach an agreement on a new teacher evaluation process.

01/13/2012

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Over $500 Million In NYC School Funds Left Unclaimed; Officials Scramble To Explain

The department has missed out on more than a half a million dollars that taxpayers have been forced to foot the bill for.

12/29/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg: If I Had It My Way I’d Dump Half Of NYC’s Teachers

It’s a jaw-dropping prescription for fixing city schools. “Professor” Michael Bloomberg said Thursday he would accomplish more with less by slashing the teaching staff in half — and that’s just the beginning.

12/01/2011

Poster for new bullying hotline - New York, NY - Oct 19, 2011 (credit: Stan Brooks / 1010 WINS)

Teachers Union Funds New Hotline For NYC Students Being Bullied

New York City school kids who are being bullied now have a hotline they can call, one staffed by mental health professionals.

10/19/2011

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Parents, Teachers Protest Lawsuit Against Charter Schools In NYC

Demonstrators gathered outside the state office building on 125th Street in Harlem to demand the NAACP withdraw from a lawsuit filed by the United Federation of Teachers.

05/27/2011

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Scott Stringer Wants Freeze On Non-Essential Dept. Of Education Contracts

As City Hall plans to eliminate as many as 6,000 New York City teachers, there is a demand for more accountability at the Department of Education.

05/25/2011

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Teachers Union Files Suit Against Closing Of Struggling NYC Schools

UFT President Michael Mulgrew said the lawsuit claims the city broke its promises to give failing schools the support needed to improve.

05/18/2011

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