Monthly Archives: August 2011

Remainders: What Republican candidates think about education

A rundown of Republican presidential candidates’ education ideologies and track records. (Hechinger) Nat Hentoff challenges Chancellor Walcott to bring the Constitution into city schools. (Village Voice) A teacher recounts her days volunteering in a school-supplies rich evacuation center. (GS Community) First up in New Schools Venture Fund’s new series of video interviews is Sal Khan. … Continue reading

Charter school teachers clear hurdle in pursuit of unionization

Disgruntled teachers at Opportunity Charter School won their bid to unionize last week after a state agency approved of the United Federation of Teachers to represent them. A ruling by the Public Employment Relations Board dated Aug. 26 officially certified the union to serve as “exclusive negotiating agent” for Opportunity’s teachers, paving the way for … Continue reading

Teachers in ATR pool get first temporary assignment of many

The Department of Education gave out temporary assignments yesterday to nearly 2,000 teachers who are on the city payroll but who do not have permanent jobs in schools. That didn’t stop dozens of teachers from lining up outside the Brooklyn Museum yesterday afternoon for one of the last hiring fairs before school starts next week. Unlike … Continue reading