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NYC public schools remain open Wednesday
NYC public schools remain open Wednesday
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 2/05/2014 at 5:29AM

The Department of Education will keep all public schools open Wednesday, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced, as the city expects icy conditions from its second snowstorm this week.

Decision to keep NYC public schools open upsets parents
Decision to keep NYC public schools open upsets parents
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 1/22/2014 at 11:41AM

All New York City public schools will remain open Wednesday, education officials announced, dashing hopes city students might have about getting a second snow day this month, and angering parents who had to send their kids off.

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 [...]