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NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott attends Common Core teacher training session, August 8, 2013. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

NY Education Officials Banking On ‘Incremental Progress’ On Standardized Test Scores

City and state education officials met with teachers Thursday, one day after the New York State standardized test scores were released.

08/08/2013

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Teachers: African-American Faculty Was Targeted For Firing At Queens School

Teachers and activists protested at the New York City Department of Education Headquarters Monday, amid claims that a principal at a Queens school used insensitive language toward African-American teachers as she fired them.

07/08/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio in front of City Hall (file / credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Bill De Blasio Calls For Tax On The ‘Wealthiest New Yorkers’

New York City Public Advocate and mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio has called for the richest New Yorkers to pay a little more in taxes.

06/25/2013

New York City Republican Mayoral Candidate Joseph Lhota (file / credit: Joe Lhota for Mayor)

Eye On Politics: Lhota Wants To Continue Legacies Of Giuliani, Bloomberg

New York City Republican mayoral hopeful Joseph Lhota said that everything great that has happened over the past 20 years is quite fragile and he said this election is going to have consequences.

06/20/2013

Western Middle School in Greenwich, Conn. (file / credit: Greenwich Public Schools)

Counseling Ordered For Greenwich Teacher Accused Of Threatening School

A Greenwich middle school teacher accused of threatening to “shoot up” the school has been ordered by a judge to undergo mental health counseling and to stay away from the building.

06/18/2013

Governor Cuomo says that New York teachers need to shape up or ship out. (Credit:CBS2)

State Education Chief Says New Evaluation System Will Improve Teaching And Learning

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew both said they were pleased with the plan.

06/01/2013

Student at desk in classroom (file / credit: clipart.com)

Quinn Calls For Big Expansion Of Gifted And Talented Program In City Schools

Under the proposals she outlined, the City Council speaker would double the number of schools for high performing students, add thousands of seats to existing programs and loosen admissions requirements in some neighborhoods.

05/07/2013

School Desk (file / credit: clipart.com)

Standardized Test Boycott Grows In New York

The statewide boycott of the new Common Core standardized tests is growing larger in New York as students head in for day two of the exams.

04/17/2013

Fatima Ptacek, voice of 'Dora the Explorer,' reads to a kindergarten class at PS 111 in Manhattan on Read Across America Day - March 1, 2013 (credit: Luke Fontana/Screen Actors Guild Foundation via Getty Images)

United Federation Of Teachers Wants To Reduce Mayor’s Control Over Schools

Under the current system, the mayor appoints the majority of members to the Panel for Educational Policy that votes on school policies.

03/15/2013

Teacher, Meat, and the LaGuardia Airport control tower (credits: clipart.com, clipart.com, Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Getting The Truth As The Sequester Takes Effect

Airport control towers closing, teachers laid off, and meat going bad or uninspected. These are the claims, some exaggerated, from both sides about these automatic spending cuts starting Friday with the sequester.

03/01/2013

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 Unveils $70B Budget Plan, Says It Doesn’t Include Tax Increase

The proposal, which totals just over $70 billion, is for the fiscal year that starts on July 1. It is also the mayor’s final budget plan before he leaves office.

01/29/2013

Participants with One Million Moms for Gun Control, march across the Brooklyn Bridge - Jan. 21, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: Connecticut Teachers Want Stricter Gun Laws

In the wake of the Newtown massacre, the Connecticut Education Association polled public school teachers about gun laws and the results were definitive.

01/28/2013

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

Janet Vollmer (credit: CBS 2)

Teachers Praised For Heroic Actions During Newtown School Massacre

Two teachers were being honored as heroes Saturday for their actions to protect their students during the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

12/15/2012

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