Monthly Archives: September 2010

Most schools’ grades drop as city releases report cards

The percentage of elementary and middle schools to get A’s on their city-issued report cards fell this year from 84 to 25 percent — a drop precipitated by more students failing the exams and the city grading schools on a curve. Of the city’s 1,140 elementary and middle schools, 35 percent (396 schools) received B’s, … Continue reading

Rise & Shine: Proposed tenure rules boost city’s national profile

The city’s newest education policy announcements have put it back on the national radar. (NY1) The principal of International Business and Finance HS was demoted after tackling a student. (Post) A Riverdale high school still hasn’t worked out its start-of-school scheduling issues. (Riverdale Press) PS 95 in Queens appears to be keeping one kindergartner out … Continue reading

Remainders: Ed school professors favor tenure reform

More than 80% of ed school professors favor making it easier to terminate teachers. (Fordham) Bloomberg refused to say if he’d sign a contract that included teacher seniority rights. (Daily Politics) Two charter school backers are among the NYC stars on a “40 under 40″ list. (City Hall News) What if ed schools only accepted … Continue reading