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Updated April 11, 2018
Delays with computer-based state tests cause headaches at some New York schools
Wednesday’s hiccup could make the switch to computer-based testing more difficult.
February 22, 2018
New York wants to overhaul its teacher evaluations — again. Here’s a guide to the brewing battle.
Here's what you need to know, including how evaluations currently work, the political battles that lead to this point, and what could happen moving forward.
Updated February 9, 2018
New York education officials move to block rules allowing some charter schools to certify their own teachers
The lawsuit seeks to overturn regulations approved by SUNY allowing the charter schools it oversees to design their own teacher-certification programs.
off the list
December 1, 2017
State frees 24 New York City schools from strict oversight
"Removal from Priority School status shows the hard work being done by students, teachers and administrators at these schools and I applaud them all."
August 1, 2017
Mayor de Blasio just said New York City’s schools are safer than ever. Is he right?
One of his staunchest critics says just the opposite.
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…
June 20, 2017
State teachers union protests ‘gag order’ on teachers discussing Regents test questions
A new state rule that temporarily prohibits teachers from discussing Regents exam questions online is raising eyebrows among teachers across New York.
men of color
February 17, 2017
New York state charges forward with its ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative
New York state’s top education leaders convened in Albany Friday to tackle this question: How can the state raise educational achievement for boys and young men of color?
December 16, 2016
City plans to close struggling Bronx middle school that faced threat of state takeover
City officials say they want to open a new school in its place in time for the 2017-18 school year with a dual-language and STEM program.
August 24, 2016
Big win for advocates as New York State names chief privacy officer
Temitope Akinyemi will be responsible for investigating security breaches and recommending privacy standards.
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