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A new hotline is helping children battle bullying. It’s called “BRAVE,” which stands for “building respect, acceptance, and voice through education.”
New York City school kids who are being bullied now have a hotline they can call, one staffed by mental health professionals.
The movement has been getting support from some unlikely places and has spawned questions about what protestors are actually trying to achieve.
A surprising coalition of the teacher’s union joined by the NAACP is suing to stop what they see as the city’s unfair direction of public school resources to charter schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg blames cuts in education funding for the move.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is warning that unless teacher seniority rules are changed, the city could have to lay off nearly every teacher hired in the last five years.
A whopping 15,000 teacher layoffs were threatened by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday to deal with expected cuts in state aid to education. But parents don’t like that one bit.
Following Monday’s ruling which allowed performance ratings for NYC school teachers to be released, the United Federation of Teachers sent a memo to members Thursday expressing disagreement and frustration with the decision.
A judge ruled Monday that New York City can release performance ratings for 12,000 teachers based on a statistical analysis of student test scores.
United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew said the formula used to produce the reports was in its “developmental stage” and had a 60 point margin of error.