Monthly Archives: May 2011

Remainders: Meta-reflection about teacher and student blogging

A teacher-blogger explains what he believes and why he sounds angrier online. (Reflective Educator) Fourteen easy steps to better student blogging, starting with picking an easy platform. (Mrs. Ripp) Breaking a blogging silence to rave about how great things are at school. (They Call Me Teacher) Demolition starts soon on the future Gowanus site of … Continue reading

Layoffs to take center stage at tomorrow’s City Council hearing

Chancellor Dennis Walcott will take the hotseat tomorrow morning before a City Council whose members are growing increasingly restive about the city’s proposed teacher layoffs. According to the city’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, the department is $350 million short of being able to fund its teaching spots. Mayor Bloomberg … Continue reading

Rise & Shine: Teacher eval standoff could hold up other reforms

News from New York City: The city could lose $44 million for needy schools if it can’t make a teacher eval deal. (NY1, Daily News) Some parents say schools call children’s services on them to retaliate for complaints. (Daily News) The city has fined 10 teachers for inappropriate comments about gender and race. (Post, Daily … Continue reading