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December 10, 2018
New York state officials call for $2.1 billion bump in education funding
The proposal is about $500 million larger than last year, which was shrouded in concerns over a state budget deficit and a threat of spending cuts.
September 14, 2018
New York officials soften potential penalties for schools where many students opt out of tests
Under the initial rules, districts that had high opt-out rates for five years could have to set aside Title I funding, which is earmarked for high-poverty schools.
state of the union
August 22, 2018
New York’s teachers unions say they’re staying strong after Janus case, but there could be a battle ahead
This summer, New York teachers received a startling message from their state union. In all capital letters, a Facebook post warned: “Fraud alert!”…
fight another day
June 21, 2018
In union defeat, lawmakers end session without revamping teacher evaluation law
New York lawmakers went home for the summer without overhauling a controversial teacher evaluation law that ties state test scores to educator ratings.
Updated June 19, 2018
Judge strikes down rule allowing some New York charter schools to certify their own teachers
The ruling upends the plans of the city’s largest charter school network, Success Academy.
June 10, 2018
Six new charter schools could open in New York City following Regents vote
New York state’s top education policymakers will vote on six New York City charter schools in their last meeting before summer break.
let the games begin
Updated April 27, 2018
Here’s where the key players stand in New York’s renewed teacher evaluation battle
In order to explain the behind-the-scenes teacher evaluations dynamics, we broke down where each player stands.
April 27, 2018
As unions rejoice over possible teacher evaluations reversal, original advocates say change will ‘mask inequity’
No one was more jarred by a bill to remove test scores from teacher evaluations than advocates who convinced the state to go that direction in the first place.
I'm just a bill
April 26, 2018
The debate is back: New York state leaders introduce bill to overhaul teacher evaluations
A bill introduced in the Assembly on Thursday would not require districts to use standardized test scores to judge teachers.
SED VS. NYSUT
February 12, 2018
With changes coming to New York’s teacher evaluations, union and state officials prepare to clash
Just minutes after the state education commissioner laid out a plan for coming up with a redesigned evaluation system, a state teachers-union official rebuffed it.
take your time
January 31, 2018
New York officials promise to move slowly as they revamp teacher evaluations — again
The commissioner did not provide a specific timeline for finishing the overhaul of evaluations, but stressed that it will be a slow and deliberate process.
August 10, 2017
Amid concerns about plan to let charter schools certify their own teachers, changes could be on the way
Changes may be on the way to SUNY's controversial proposal that would allow charter schools to certify their own teachers.
rules and regs
June 22, 2017
New York shortens length of ‘gag order’ on teachers discussing Regents questions online
After pushback from teachers, the New York State Education Department has changed a new provision that temporarily prohibits teachers from discussing Regents exam questions online.
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.
a new face
April 11, 2017
For the first time, the state teachers union will be headed by a New York City educator
"We’re going to play a role in pretty much everything."
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