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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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A Classroom Hero

In “Among Schoolchildren,” author Tracy Kidder chronicles one year in the life of a 5th grade class in Massachusetts and their teacher, Chris Zajac. He shows how hard Zajac works to build a connection with every single child, and how she tries to boost all her students academically.

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Cello Teacher to the Stars

Music teacher Laura Epstein has introduced everyone from toddlers to big-name Hollywood stars to Frank Sinatra High School students to the wonders of the cello.

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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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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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Art or Math, What’s the Difference?

Eric Azcuy uses his students’ art projects to help teach them about math, science and English — and sometimes they even notice.

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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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