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In their search for Tisch’s replacement, lawmakers ask, Did you teach?

Asher Mansdorf is the son of an immigrant restaurant worker, attended New York City public schools, and today serves on a Long Island school board. But his bid to join the state’s education policymaking body could hit a road block: He’s a dentist. On Wednesday, legislators vetting candidates for the Board of Regents seat that […]

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Staff Picks: Top 17 Stories of the Semester

What were some of the biggest education stories this year? Check out School-Stories favorite education stories of the semester.

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Teaching the Teachers at Urban Assembly

At the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science, teachers don’t just teach students–they also teach each other.

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Life Lessons from Mrs. Zajac’s Fifth Grade Class

Tracy Kidder describes learning for fifth graders in a Massachusetts elementary school as a push and pull between discipline and rule-breaking. Homework is never done, and poverty lines are clear.

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Department of Education Changes Tone on Data Release

Following these responses, the city’s Department of Education is distancing itself from the release, after supporting it, the Times reported. A guide sent to public school principals Friday on how to respond to teacher’s concerns said the Department of Education didn’t support the release of this data, but were required to do so by the […]

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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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City Releases Teacher Ratings

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

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Message from Diane Ravitch:
 Schools are not Shoe Stores

America treats public schools like shoe stores, said Diane Ravitch at Tuesday night’s lecture at Barnard College on the topic of “For the Public Good.”

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State Officials Agree On Teacher Evaluation System

New York State education officials and the state teachers’ union reached a last-minute agreement last Thursday on a new evaluation system, according to the New York Times. The agreement allows school districts to base up to 40 percent of a teacher’s annual review on standardized test results. The remaining 60 percent will come from classroom […]

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