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Bloomberg Issues Final Letter Grades for New York Schools

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The announcement was accompanied by a sense of acquiescence as the city prepares to hand over the school system to Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, who has pledged to do away with the ratings.

2 comments | Tags: a-f grades michael r. bloomberg new york city bill de blasio | Topic: Education Policy BAD >_<

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Seeking Better Teachers, City Evaluates Local Colleges That Train Them

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Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has used data to rate restaurants, track the repair of potholes and close lackluster schools in New York City. Now he is bringing his results-oriented approach to an area far outside his usual purview: teacher colleges.

1 comments | Tags: pre-service teachers colleges of education new york city michael r. bloomberg national council on teacher quality | Topic: Higher Education BAD >_<

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Closing the Proficiency Gap in New York Schools

eduK8 sumitted ago via http://www.nytimes.com (Views: 73, Clicks: 4)  
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The Gap App Challenge was designed to help public schools through technological innovation.

2 comments | Tags: new york city gap app challenge proficiency gap digital age michael r. bloomberg | Topic: Online Learning BAD >_<

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Results of New Testing Standard Could Complicate Bloomberg’s Final Months

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New York is expected to report a drop in student performance this week as a result of tougher testing standards, giving Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg a potential public relations problem.

2 comments | Tags: michael r. bloomberg new york city common core state standards professional development student performance | Topic: Education Policy BAD >_<

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In Successful Fight to Keep Job, Music Teacher Cited Double Standard by City

nitajo sumitted ago via http://www.nytimes.com (Views: 207, Clicks: 5)  
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In his defense, an educator in Washington Heights showed a picture of the schools chancellor at the time in a similarly affectionate pose with students.

0 comments | Tags: new york city michael dalton joel i. klein michael r. bloomberg teacher discipline | Topic: Teaching Jobs BAD >_<

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Petty Differences Mask Consensus on Teachers

nitajo sumitted ago via http://www.nytimes.com (Views: 154, Clicks: 4)  
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Disagreements between unions and politicians on how best to assess teachers are not as significant as the amount of agreement.

1 comments | Tags: teacher evaluations andrew m. cuomo michael r. bloomberg charlotte danielson new york | Topic: Teaching Jobs BAD >_<

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Bloomberg Focuses His Legacy on Education Reform

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During his State of the City address, the mayor returned to a recurring theme: the city’s much-maligned schools and his goals to improve them.

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In Mayor’s State of the City Addresses, a Recurring Theme

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Bloomberg dedicated much of Thursday’s speech to education, a topic he has returned to over the years.

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Bloomberg's "Own Army," "Smoked Up" Speech Raises Eyebrows

nitajo sumitted ago via http://www.nbcnewyork.com (Views: 121, Clicks: 6)  
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Some New Yorkers may have wondered what Mayor Bloomberg was smoking when he proclaimed he has his "own army” and admitted he "smoked up" in college during an unscripted speech at MIT Tuesday.

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Mayor Hits Nerve in Remarks on Class Sizes and Teachers

nitajo sumitted ago via http://www.nytimes.com (Views: 159, Clicks: 5)  
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In a speech at M.I.T., Bloomberg advocated fewer educators and more pupils per room.

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How Not to Rid New York City Schools of Bad Apples

nitajo sumitted ago via http://www.nytimes.com (Views: 152, Clicks: 1)  
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The case of a public school mismanaged by its principal is as sharp an example as any of how the system has become more remote, more obtuse and more bewildering.

0 comments | Tags: new york city michael r. bloomberg cathleen p. black school leadership quality education. | Topic: Teaching Jobs BAD >_<

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Schools Use Celebrity Wake-Up Calls to Battle Truancy

nitajo sumitted ago via http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com (Views: 223, Clicks: 3)  
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The prerecorded phone messages are one element of a multimedia campaign aimed at reaching students through the radio and television shows they follow, social networks to which they belong, and artists or athletes they idolize. City officials hope students will make the connection between education and success.

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Touring Schools That Work, Chancellor Says New Approach Is Needed at Those That Don’t

nitajo sumitted ago via http://www.nytimes.com (Views: 139, Clicks: 2)  
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With a crowd of reporters tagging along, Cathleen P. Black showcased success stories in the system.

0 comments | Tags: new york city cathleen p. black chancellor of the new york city school system michael r. bloomberg | Topic: Other BAD >_<

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For New York, Teachers Still in Idle Limbo

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Teachers no longer languish while the school system tries to fire them, but the new system is not ideal.

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Bloomberg Pick Wins City Schools Post

nitajo sumitted ago via http://www.nytimes.com (Views: 143, Clicks: 3)  
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Cathleen P. Black, a publishing executive without education experience, won the helm of New York City’s school system on Monday after Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg made a promise that salvaged her flailing appointment from a looming defeat.

1 comments | Tags: new york city cathleen p. black chancellor of the new york city school system michael r. bloomberg | Topic: Teaching Jobs BAD >_<

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