New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew both said they were pleased with the plan.
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.
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.
Under the current system, the mayor appoints the majority of members to the Panel for Educational Policy that votes on school policies.
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.
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.
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.
In the wake of the Newtown massacre, the Connecticut Education Association polled public school teachers about gun laws and the results were definitive.
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.
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.
James P. Hoffa and Dick DeVos have vastly differing views of unions, which is why in this heated political climate battles are raging across America over unions in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, California and other states, the two took time to participate in CBS Local Digital Debate.
The contract allows for up to $12,500 in bonuses tied to performance evaluations, said Newark Teachers Union President Joseph Del Grosso, making it the first in the state to tie the pay of public school teachers partly to how well their students perform.
Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?
When it comes to America’s future, the issue of education rises to the top for many which is why Obama and Romney were asked to weigh in on it as well.