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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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Chicago Charter Schools Added to Schools Closing List

On Wednesday, the Chicago Public Schools district CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced that six charter schools were added to a school closure “warning list” because of poor performance. The schools must now show progress in performance by September or be forced to “execute a remediation plan” according to reports from the Huffington Post. And according to […]

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Possible Changes Coming to NAEP

Education Week reports that the governing board for the National Assessment of Educational Progress is trying to determine whether they should increase their usage of the background information they collect when administering the evaluation.

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Parents and Teachers React to Recent Rankings

The Times, along with several other news outlets, have reported on the reaction to the rankings. The Daily News, cautioned parents on how to read the teacher reports. The Daily News and the Wall Street Journal, reported on the response from both teachers and parents, finding a division among teachers over the ranking’s accuracy.

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NYC Department of Education Releases Teacher Performance Rankings

The New York City Department of Education released performance rankings of 18,000 public school teachers to the press on Friday, following a court battle to keep them hidden. As reported in the New York Times, the rankings name individual teachers and their schools, and are based on standardized test scores.

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City Releases Teacher Ratings

New York City released its “value-added” teacher ratings to a mixed response.

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