Monthly Archives: January 2011

City officials confront blame for a Brooklyn school’s fall

City officials came the closest they’ve gotten to acknowledging the Department of Education’s role in a Brooklyn school’s problems on Friday when a deputy chancellor said he was aware that teachers and parents feel abandoned. Chief Academic Officer Shael Polakow-Suransky spoke at P.S. 114 — a Canarsie elementary school the city hopes to phase out next … Continue reading

Will it blend? Social media and education

This morning, MPR’s Midmorning aired a forum on the role of social media and education. From the program’s description: How can social media and technology influence the way students learn and the way teachers teach? Kerri Miller hosted a live forum discussion with a Minnesota-based entrepreneur who is pioneering a social teaching project called Sophia, … Continue reading

Rise Shine: State-city showdown over seniority layoff rules

“Last in, first out” news: Gov. Cuomo won’t heed Mayor Bloomberg’s call to wrap repeal of “last in, first out” into his budget. (Post) But the state might be weighing a plan to let Bloomberg fire some teachers, including ATRs. (Post) The current budget would cut all teachers hired since 2006, Bloomberg said. (Times, NY1, … Continue reading