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Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) speaks while introducing Dennis Walcott  as the new Schools Chancellor for New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Unveils New State Legislation To Get Accused Predator Teachers Out Of Classrooms

There was a new move announced Tuesday to give New York City and school districts throughout the state more power to get rid of so-called “perv” teachers. It’s aimed at protecting kids in the classroom.

05/29/2012

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NYC DOE Saves 7 Of 33 Schools From Complete Overhaul

New York City has given a reprieve to seven of the 33 schools slated to be closed and then reopened with dozens of new teachers, but will go ahead with plans to close the other 26.

04/03/2012

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NYC DOE Employee Charged With Forcible Touching; 8 Other Teachers, Aides Removed By Walcott

Community assistant Frank Ocasio was arrested at Cobble Hill High in Brooklyn for forcible touching. Meanwhile, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced the removal of 8 other teachers and aides.

03/15/2012

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Release Of NYC Public School Teacher Ratings Draws Ire

The Teacher Data Reports grade teachers based on how much progress their students have made on standardized tests.

02/24/2012

Michael Mulgrew (credit: CBS 2)

Mulgrew Critical Of Mayor’s School Closure Plan

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.

02/17/2012

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Cuomo: New York, Union Agree On Teacher Evaluation Plan

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.

02/16/2012

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Gov. Cuomo Confident Of Teacher Evaluation Deal By Deadline

After such a framework is created, school districts will have one year to negotiate local union agreements on specific evaluations for their teachers or face school aid cuts.

02/14/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo - Yonkers, NY - Jan 18, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Bloomberg Backs Cuomo On Teachers As Gov. Hits The Road To Sell His Budget

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.

01/18/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks - Albany, NY - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Unveils Budget, Proposes Major Pension & School Reforms

Governor Cuomo is trying to use state money in a carrot and stick approach to get major and long overdue reforms.

01/17/2012

Michael Mulgrew (credit: CBS 2)

UFT Wants NYC Back At Table On Teacher Evaluations

United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew says they’ve gone to the state to try and drag city officials back to the negotiating table to reach an agreement on a new teacher evaluation process.

01/13/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg: If I Had It My Way I’d Dump Half Of NYC’s Teachers

It’s a jaw-dropping prescription for fixing city schools. “Professor” Michael Bloomberg said Thursday he would accomplish more with less by slashing the teaching staff in half — and that’s just the beginning.

12/01/2011

Poster for new bullying hotline - New York, NY - Oct 19, 2011 (credit: Stan Brooks / 1010 WINS)

Anti-Bullying Hotline Unveiled

A new hotline is helping children battle bullying. It’s called “BRAVE,” which stands for “building respect, acceptance, and voice through education.”

10/19/2011

Poster for new bullying hotline - New York, NY - Oct 19, 2011 (credit: Stan Brooks / 1010 WINS)

Teachers Union Funds New Hotline For NYC Students Being Bullied

New York City school kids who are being bullied now have a hotline they can call, one staffed by mental health professionals.

10/19/2011

"Occupy Wall Street" demonstrators occupy a park near Wall Street in New York, October 3, 2011. (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Movement Gains Momentum, Attention And Controversy

The movement has been getting support from some unlikely places and has spawned questions about what protestors are actually trying to achieve.

10/06/2011

Charter schools

Battle Over NYC Public School Resources Given To Charter Schools Pits Parent Against Parent

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.

06/21/2011

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