Live! NY Gov press conference on teacher evaluations (tied to student standardized test scores)

The eloquent and educated opposition to Governor Cuomo’s plan can be found at this video: More Than A Number: An Educational Symposium _____________________ The regular media portrays this as Governor Andrew Cuomo vs. The Teachers’ Union. It is actually Govenor Cuomo’s bad ideas for children, battling the Teachers’ Union sell-out and compromise over the children. […]

More Than A Number: Concerned educators gather to examine standardized testing and teacher evaluations

At LIU Post, educators and community members gathered to discuss the negative impacts of the new scheme in New York to use students’ test scores directly in teacher evaluations. Previously in New York, there was a law forbidding this from happening. Though, political energy from Governor Cuomo and NY State Board of Regents Chancellor Tisch […]

In NYC Education: Stakeholders finally win a round (Cathie Black to resign)

Kimberly writes: Cathleen Black was appointed by arrogant, NYC Mayor Bloomberg. She needed and received a waiver from the NY Regents, because she did not have any education background or credentials. Now that she is gone, let’s get rid of the Regents that voted YES for her. And, let’s demand an open process to hire […]

While you were partying: Governor Cuomo sworn in

Hope you are having a great holiday season. Though, realize that the wheels of power are still turning. This evening, Governor Cuomo held a private swearing-in ceremony. His term starts officially on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 12:01am. (And, please keep an eye on his education policies, and who he appoints to the NY State […]

Two LI school districts consider bankruptcy

(excerpt from) Newsday 2 LI school districts warn: Cuts could mean bankruptcy by John Hildebrand / September 28, 2010 Roosevelt school leaders have  joined their Wyandanch  counterparts in warning that recent state-aid cuts could mean “devastating” losses of services to students – with some board trustees in both communities raising the specter of bankruptcy… Board […]

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