teacher evaluations

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Most New York Teachers Rated ‘Effective’ Despite Poor Student Test Scores

Nine out of 10 New York City school teachers were rated effective or highly effective in the first year of state-mandated evaluations.

12/16/2014

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott addresses reporters in Brooklyn - April 15, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Chancellor Walcott Defends Harder State Standardized Tests

Lately there has been an uproar among parents in New York who are upset with state standardized tests they say are too hard for their children.

04/15/2013

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Deal Ensures New York Teacher Evaluation Systems Don’t Expire

Monday’s agreement addresses a concern at the center of an impasse between New York City and its teachers union that caused city schools to miss a deadline for adopting an evaluation plan.

03/25/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: NYC Must Press For ‘Real’ Teacher Evaluations

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the $250 million New York City schools stand to lose amid a standoff on teacher evaluations is important, but the city “cannot compromise on having a real evaluation system.”

02/22/2013

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City Issues Teacher Evaluation Goals Amid Threat Of More Lost Aid

The New York City Department of Education has issued a letter to state officials, outlining its teacher training and evaluation goals and the steps taken to put them into action.

02/11/2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Cuomo Threatens To Impose State Teacher Evaluation System On NYC

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that if New York City and the teachers union can’t reach a deal on teacher evaluations, the state will impose one.

01/30/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg - Jan. 22, 2013 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Skeptical About Deal On Teacher Evaluations

The deadline has already come and gone on inking a deal for teacher evaluations that could have gotten New York City $450 million in aid and grants.

01/23/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Rips UFT, Says City Won’t Sign ‘Fraud’ Teacher Evaluation Deal

Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered stinging criticism of the New York City teacher’s union Tuesday for “dragging their feet and throwing up roadblocks” during negotiations over teacher evaluations.

01/22/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and UFT President Michael Mulgrew (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Could Still Land $200 Million In Aid After State Education Commissioner Extends Teacher Evaluation Deadline

The deadline for an additional $200 million in grants was extended to February 15 by New York Education Commissioner John King Friday afternoon.

01/18/2013

Mayor Bloomberg (file/credit: Edward Reed via Flickr)

Bloomberg, UFT Say No Deal Reached Over Teacher Evaluation Plan

The lack of agreement between the city and the union representing 75,000 teachers puts the city school district at risk of losing $450 million in state aid and grants.

01/17/2013

New York City schools chancellor Dennis Walcott (file/credit: John Moore/Getty Images)/President of the United Federation of Teachers Michael Mulgrew (file/credit:Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Still No Deal On NYC Teacher Evaluation System Day Ahead Of State Deadline

If an evaluation plan is not submitted on time, the city could lose $450 million in state aid and grants.

01/16/2013

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Clock Counts Down As City, UFT Spar Over Teacher Evaluation System

The clock was ticking this weekend for New York City and the union representing the city’s 75,000 public school teachers to agree on a teacher evaluation system.

01/13/2013

New York City schools chancellor Dennis Walcott (file/credit: John Moore/Getty Images)/President of the United Federation of Teachers Michael Mulgrew (file/credit:Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

UFT President, Schools Chancellor Face Off Over New Teacher Evaluation System Deadline

In order to meet Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Jan 17 deadline, New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said a deal with the union on teacher evaluations needs to be hammered out by Dec. 21. UFT President Michael Mulgrew shot back against ‘bogus deadlines.’

12/06/2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office)

Mayor Bloomberg Takes Serious Issue With Gov. Cuomo-Backed Teacher Evaluations Bill

The bitter battle over teacher evaluations took a turn Friday as Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to call more than 1 million parents to give them the 4-1-1 on their kids’ teachers.

06/22/2012

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

New York Legislature Passes Cuomo Teacher Evaluation Plan

New York’s Legislature has given final approval to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s bill limiting the release of teacher evaluations only to parents, not to the public.

06/21/2012

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