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August 3, 2017
Rise & Shine: City’s plan to place staff from Absent Teacher Reserve could impact school budgets
ATR FUNDING When members of the Absent Teacher Reserve are placed this fall, schools will incur the full cost of the new hires, without incentives the…
July 27, 2017
Rise & Shine: Smaller class sizes could help learning but often don’t, new study shows
CLASS SIZE A new study on the effect of reducing class size shows the benefits can be canceled out by the way new teachers are chosen…
July 26, 2017
New York City expands ‘College Access for All’ to additional 175 high schools next school year
The new high schools include 61 in the Bronx, 56 in Brooklyn, 28 in Manhattan, 28 in Queens and two in Staten Island.
Funding the ATR
July 26, 2017
Absent Teacher Reserve cost New York City $151.6 million this past school year, far more than previously estimated
Using the IBO’s estimate, on average each ATR teacher received a total of $116,258 in salary and fringe benefits for the past school year.
July 24, 2017
English learners are underrepresented in New York City’s career and technical ed programs, report finds
New York City’s English language learners are both under-enrolled in the city’s CTE programs and less likely to complete them, according to a new report.
draining the pool
July 20, 2017
New York City principals balk at plan to place teachers in their schools; some vow to get around it
Some principals say they’ll avoid any attempt to place teachers at their schools, even if that means obscuring open jobs from the city’s hiring systems.
July 19, 2017
Rise & Shine: State ed official raises idea of offering diploma with work-readiness credential
GRAD RULES At a Board of Regents meeting Tuesday, New York state’s education commissioner floated the idea of allowing a work-readiness credential to be an “end to…
July 14, 2017
Rise & Shine: More than half of NYC teachers evaluated, in part, by group measures
MAKING THE GRADE In the 2015–16 school year, 53 percent of teachers were judged, to some extent, using test scores of subjects or students they did…
July 11, 2017
Critics call NY state’s plans to rate schools based on racial, ethnic group performance ‘dangerous’ and ‘confusing’
New York state’s proposed rating system for reporting on how well schools serve specific “subgroups” sends the wrong message, some advocates say, by creating uneven…
July 7, 2017
Rise & Shine: De Blasio reveals multiple concessions to charter schools
CHARTER DEAL Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a deal on Thursday with multiple concessions to the charter school sector. Chalkbeat, New York Times,…
July 5, 2017
Students helping students: How free pizza started a Brooklyn teen’s career helping his peers get to college
Growing up in Brooklyn, Jamel Burgess wasn’t sure why some people went to college and others never seemed to make it. Now, he’s well aware…
Summer in the city
June 30, 2017
New York City is sending fewer students to summer school but will keep them there two hours longer each day
The city is projecting that for 2017, 16,577 students will be mandated to attend summer school, or 5.4 percent of all students.
June 30, 2017
Rise & Shine: Mayor Bill de Blasio finally secures two-year mayoral control extension
MAYORAL CONTROL The state Senate and Assembly reached a deal to renew mayoral control for two years at a special legislative session called by Governor Andrew Cuomo this…
June 29, 2017
State reaches deal on mayoral control, giving Mayor Bill de Blasio a two-year extension
It is Mayor Bill de Blasio's first multi-year deal since taking office in 2014.
June 27, 2017
A new study reveals which NYC charter school networks are outperforming their peers
The results are part of a broader study released this month that analyzed hundreds of charter schools and networks across 26 states to assess which types of charters are most effective in boosting student learning.
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