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.
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.
Christie is sending proposals to the legislature that would change teacher tenure and evaluations and introduce merit pay.
18 teachers, four administrative workers, and eight custodians are among the 62 positions that may be cut.
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.
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.