New York

The single-minded focus on standardized tests has dictated an impoverished curriculum and pushed out other evidence of learning, writes Randi Weingarten.
May 14, 2008 – Education Week
New York City's hiring policy has created a small but financially significant problem among a slew of teachers who have been unable to find work but remain on the payroll, according to a report.
May 7, 2008 – Education Week
They were hoping to more closely align teacher-tenure decisions with student test scores, but the mayor of New York City and other proponents of that idea got the opposite: a two-year ban.
April 23, 2008 – Education Week
Researchers found that only about one-third of the students in that 1st grade cohort progressed to the 8th grade on time.
April 9, 2008 – Education Week
Eliot Spitzer's resignation threatens to complicate matters for education policymakers at one of the most pivotal times of the year for public schools: state budget negotiations.
March 19, 2008 – Education Week
Call this the other government scandal in New York state. Or one of them, anyway.
March 19, 2008 – Education Week
The New York City teachers' union has proposed that the city education department base its school grades on a broader definition of academic success.
March 19, 2008 – Education Week
New York Gov. David A. Paterson takes charge at one of the most pivotal times of the year for public schools: state budget negotiations.
March 17, 2008 – Education Week (Web)

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