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.
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.
A day after delivering his State of the State address, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy is hitting the road to promote his education reform ideas. Under the governor’s plan, another $128 million on education.
Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy presented his ideas for education reform today as state lawmakers get set to convene in Hartford next week for 2012 session.
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.
Governor Cuomo is trying to use state money in a carrot and stick approach to get major and long overdue reforms.
Talks between the teachers union and New York City over a teacher evaluation program have gone nowhere.
Teachers who are members of the Connecticut Education Association are putting forth their ideas on helping students achieve.
Teachers are frustrated over getting all new students and struggling to play catch up, while students are frustrated after spending two months on course work that no longer counts.
The democrat says the $1.7 billion bill would also preserve more than 16,000 more jobs in New York.
According to Gov. Chris Christie, the biggest problem in education in New Jersey is comfort.
For the program Fresh Prep, one teacher created 24 rap songs that review U.S. and global history – hip hop fused with the New York State curriculum to engage hard to reach students.
Of the more than 5,200 teachers who received decisions this year, 58 percent were granted tenure, down from 89 percent last year and 94 percent the year before that.
State numbers show there were about 4,700 fewer teachers and 600 fewer administrators in New Jersey’s public schools this year compared to the year before. The employees quit, retired or were dismissed to save money.
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.