teacher evaluations

Millions lost after teacher evaluation talks fail
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 1/22/2013 at 2:18PM

City school students just got a hard lesson in how not to compromise. Millions of dollars in education money was lost after Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) failed to agree on a teacher evaluation system. They had until midnight on January 18 to reach a deal or schools would forfeit [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/17/2013 at 8:08AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast. High of 43. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Thursday Night: Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain. Low of 27 with a windchill as low as 19. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 30%. EVENT OF [...]

Supporters rally around Bryant High School
Supporters rally around Bryant High School
News Michael Pantelidis 4/05/2012 at 9:39AM

Students and teachers of William Cullen Bryant High School came out in force to show they give a “hoot” about their school. Bryant – whose mascot is an owl – is in danger of being “turned around” by the Department of Education (DOE), resulting in the closing of the school at the end of the [...]

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 [...]