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