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Teacher: Cuomo Is Destroying Education

A letter from a reader about Governor Cuomo’s plan to “reform” education:

My name is Adam C. Bergstein; I am a tax-paying voter, a proud parent of a child in the NY public school system, and I also happen to teach in Queens, at Forest Hills HS. 1,267 more words

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NYC: Opt Out Is Allowed, With No Negative Consequences

Parent groups in NYC are warning that some principals are threatening and misinforming parents.

This is city policy:

“New York City – Parents across the city are refusing to let their children take the annual state English Language Arts (ELA) and math tests administered to third through eighth graders, but some principals are standing in their way. 115 more words

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"Test-imony": Dr. Wayne Au's address to Washington State Legislature against new teacher evaluation bill

Politicians in Washington State are attempting to reduce educators to lifeless bits of inaccurate data. House Bill ESSB 5748, which would explicitly link teacher evaluation to standardized test scores, was recently introduced into the Washington State Legislature.  1,514 more words

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Article: Why Education Reform is Doomed

Check out this fascinating article on why education reform in America is doomed.  The author takes a look at the huge success stories seen over in Finland and compares that to what is being done in America. 34 more words

UEP Professors Matthew A. Kraft and John P. Papay win the 2015 AERA Palmer O. Johnson Award!

Last week, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) announced the recipients of its Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award. The Award is presented annually to recognize the highest quality of academic scholarship published in one of the AERA peer-reviewed research journals. 282 more words

New York Education Leaders Denounce Cuomo's Latest Teacher Evaluation Plan

The New York Council of School Superintendents and the New York School Boards Association issued the following joint statement in opposition to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s latest proposal to change teacher evaluation: 350 more words

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Bill de Blasio Is (Mostly) Happy With Education Deal in State Budget

Mayor Bill de Blasio today said the tentative state budget deal will bring additional millions in school aid to New York City and allow him first crack at fixing failing schools—but lamented the absence of an extension of mayoral control and legislation to fund tuition assistance for undocumented immigrants. 1,132 more words