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Sen. Schumer Pushes Funding Bill To Rehire Laid Off Teachers

The democrat says the $1.7 billion bill would also preserve more than 16,000 more jobs in New York.

10/20/2011

Middle Schooler Jared Rodriguez greets Gov. Chris Christie at Roy W. Brown Middle School - Bergenfield, NJ - Sep 14, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Chris Christie Takes Education Reform Push To Bergenfield, Touts New Teacher Data System

According to Gov. Chris Christie, the biggest problem in education in New Jersey is comfort.

09/14/2011

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Teacher Uses Hip Hop To Help NYC Students Pass Regents Exams

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.

08/18/2011

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NYC Dramatically Slashes Number Of Teachers Granted Tenure

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.

07/27/2011

A teacher asks her students a question. (credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

Report: New Jersey Sheds Thousands Of Teaching Jobs

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.

06/27/2011

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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

A public school is seen in New York City - File / Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

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

Gov. Chris Christie is seen at a town hall meeting - Cape May, NJ - Apr 12, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen/Governor's Office)

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Says He Wants Earned Tenure In Education Proposals

Christie is sending proposals to the legislature that would change teacher tenure and evaluations and introduce merit pay.

04/13/2011

Henry L. Stimson Middle School - South Huntington, NY - File / Photo: South Huntington Union Free School District

South Huntington School District Considers Big Cuts

18 teachers, four administrative workers, and eight custodians are among the 62 positions that may be cut.

04/05/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Funds Campaign-Style Ad Rebutting Foes

Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson said the ads were a response to $3 million in television and radio advertising by the United Federation of Teachers and the AFL-CIO. He said the mayor will pay in the “upper six figures” for a week of ads.

03/23/2011

New York City Comptroller John Liu - File / Photo: Office of the Comptroller

NYC Comptroller John Liu Rejects Teacher Recruitment Contract

Comptroller John Liu said the 5-year contract was submitted by the Department of Education last month to recruit and train teachers from non-traditional backgrounds to become public school teachers.

03/11/2011

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N.J. Legislature Examines Recommendations For New Teacher Evaluations

If the New Jersey state legislature adopts a new recommendation, teacher evaluations could see a significant change.

03/04/2011

In this Jan. 3, 2011 photo, Stephanie Forcer teaches her class at P.S. 262 in New York during a tour by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Cathie Black. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Teachers Union Furious As NYC Releases List Of Layoffs

The doomsday list details the worst case scenario under the mayor’s current plan to make deep cuts to education. It shows exactly how the planned 6,000 teaching jobs will be eliminated.

02/28/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo Speech Disrupted By NY Budget Protesters

Cuomo was speaking at the Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators annual dinner when Democratic Councilman Charles Barron walked to the front of the Albany Convention center, shouting “Shame on you.”

02/21/2011

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Other Districts Follow NYC’s Move To End Teacher Seniority

If the effort is successful, districts would base any layoffs, in part, on the quality of a teacher’s work. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been aggressively campaigning for the change.

02/21/2011

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