Michael Mulgrew

Teacher evaluations shed light on effectiveness
News Michael Pantelidis 2/28/2012 at 3:53PM

Grades given by the Department of Education (DOE) show more than 500 teachers may have failed to effectively educate their students. According to published accounts, the DOE’s Teacher Data Reports have identified 521 English and math teachers who produced the smallest student gains between 2007 and 2010. The reports, which use a value-added approach to [...]

UFT opposes mayor’s merit pay for teachers
News Billy Rennison 1/25/2012 at 2:05PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg believes the skinny on retaining top teachers is handing them a fat check. During the mayor’s State of the City speech, he outlined a plan that would reward teachers rated as “highly effective” in consecutive years with a $20,000 salary increase. “Our teachers deserve that — and so do our children,” the [...]

P.S. 215 Lucretia Mott faces closure by DOE
News Billy Rennison 12/09/2011 at 3:29PM

One Queens public school faces a permanent summer vacation after finding itself on the Department of Education’s (DOE) list of schools slated for closure. P.S. 215 Lucretia Mott in Far Rockaway received an “F” on the most recent progress report released in September.  The school is joined by 18 other schools around the city that [...]