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Dozens voice opinions as PEP delays school space-sharing vote

Under the recommendation of Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, panel members voted to table four co-location issues.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio should waive rent for charter schools but ask for something else in return: transparency

Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio cancelled plans for three new charter schools to use rent-free space in public schools for next year. De Blasio did campaign on the promise to charge rent for charter schools that shared space with public schools. His decision last week left most of the 49 other charter contracts untouched, […]

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De Blasio’s Pre-K Plan Deserves a Chance

The case for universal pre-K is a no-brainer. By investing in our children early, and with the right resources, would equip them with the tools necessary not only to succeed in kindergarten, but in overall educational attainment.

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School Report Cards Can Motivate Students

When the Provost of Miami Edison Senior High School, Dr. Pablo Ortiz, interrupted seventh period over the public address system, everyone knew something big was happening: “Teachers, apologies for interrupting your class. Beginning with the third floor, please bring your students to the auditorium immediately.” There was collective groan from the teachers in the building, […]

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School Report Cards Hide Real School Data

During his campaign for mayor, Bill de Blasio called for an end to the letter grades the city gives to each public school in New York. He called them “blunt instruments” that don’t give the nuanced portrait that policymakers, teachers, students, and parents deserve. His spokeswoman said last month that the grades offered “little real […]

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Teacher’s Union Demands Back Pay

This week the United Federation of Teachers here in New York said they would be seeking years of back pay some say amounts to $3 billion. In the Daily News, the head of the teacher’s union in the city, Michael Mulgrew ,  summed up their argument, “for a long time without a raise.” The union […]

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New York Times Says Honeymoon is Over for Mayor de Blasio over Schools, Snowstorm

The New York Times says the honeymoon is over between Mayor de Blasio and New Yorkers after his handling of the several weeks of snowstorms and his decision to keep schools open during Thursday’s blizzard.

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Al Roker Blasts Mayor de Blasio over Decision to Keep Schools Open

‘Today’ show weatherman Al Roker took to Twitter to criticize Mayor de Blasio for keeping schools open during Thursaday’s snowstorm.

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The Nation’s Betsy Reed on How de Blasio’s Pre-K Plan Could “Redistribute Wealth”

“Something’s being lost in the battle of the pre-K plans,” says Betsy Reed of The Nation.

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Key Lawmakers Show Support for Mayor’s Pre-K Plan, Others Deride

The pre-K plan proposed by New York City Mayor de Blasio has its detractors and supporters. Recently, key New York City elected officials ramped up support of the mayor, as a state senator bashed hopes of a vote on the plan in Albany.

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