• Reshma Singh, Executive Director of the Partnership for Educational Justice (PEJ), tells how century-old tenure laws give ironclad job security to teachers, regardless of performance, at the cost of children’s education and rights. Many teachers and states are pushing for reform similar to the lawsuit PEJ has undertaken, representing nine New York families advocating for… More

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Poor Nabes in Bronx, Brooklyn Have Worst-Rated Teachers: Data

By Ben Chapman, Lisa L. Colangelo New York Daily News “Poorly rated teachers are concentrated in public schools in poorer neighborhoods in the Bronx and Brooklyn, a Daily News analysis of state Education Department data released Thursday shows. Of the top 10 school districts with the worst-rated teachers, seven are in those neighborhoods.” Read More

Most N.Y. Urban Teachers Rated Highly on Student Test Scores

By Jessica Bakeman Capital NY “ALBANY—Even though about two thirds of the state’s students failed Common Core-aligned state exams last year, the majority of educators in New York’s five largest school districts got high ratings on the portions of their performance evaluations that were based on students’ test scores, according to new data released Thursday […]

More Than 50,000 New York City Children Attending ‘Failing’ Schools, Report Says

By Ben Chapman, Larry McShane New York Daily News “A scathing state report flunked 91 city schools Thursday for eye-poppingly low graduation rates and test scores — and cited 40 of them for a decade of teaching futility. The damning new evaluation said more than 50,000 New York City schoolkids are stuck in schools where […]

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Poor Nabes in Bronx, Brooklyn Have Worst-Rated Teachers: Data

By Ben Chapman, Lisa L. Colangelo New York Daily News “Poorly rated teachers are concentrated in public schools in poorer neighborhoods in the Bronx and Brooklyn, a Daily News analysis of state Education Department data released Thursday shows. Of the top 10 school districts with the worst-rated teachers, seven are in those neighborhoods.” Read More

Most N.Y. Urban Teachers Rated Highly on Student Test Scores

By Jessica Bakeman Capital NY “ALBANY—Even though about two thirds of the state’s students failed Common Core-aligned state exams last year, the majority of educators in New York’s five largest school districts got high ratings on the portions of their performance evaluations that were based on students’ test scores, according to new data released Thursday […]

More Than 50,000 New York City Children Attending ‘Failing’ Schools, Report Says

By Ben Chapman, Larry McShane New York Daily News “A scathing state report flunked 91 city schools Thursday for eye-poppingly low graduation rates and test scores — and cited 40 of them for a decade of teaching futility. The damning new evaluation said more than 50,000 New York City schoolkids are stuck in schools where […]

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Brown: Cuomo’s Gutsy Call for New York Education Changes Deserve Support

NY Daily News “Gov. Cuomo’s gutsy call for dramatic changes in New York education deserves support and praise from every political corner, because he’s right: The reforms he wants would help so many students who have waited for so long. Of all the ideas Cuomo outlined Wednesday, two in particular scream for overdue action by […]

Editorial: Justice Wanted for Public School Students in New York

New York Daily News “Public-school parents whose children have been failed by their teachers will valiantly petition the state’s judicial system on Wednesday for a redress of grievances. With evidence aplenty, they argue that New York laws and regulations protect incompetent educators — and make it far more likely that disadvantaged students will be subjected […]

Education Reform Advocates, Teachers Union to Square off Over Tenure in Staten Island Courtroom

By Ben Chapman New York Daily News “The two sides in the war over teacher tenure in New York will square off for a legal battle Wednesday in a Staten Island courtroom. Lawyers for two plaintiff groups representing more than a half-dozen New York parents will argue against a motion to dismiss their suit, which […]

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