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June 23, 2014

How Much Leverage Does Arne Duncan Still Have Over Race to the Top States?

It's a timely question, given that there's been a lot of action in Race to the Top states over the last week that could spark big changes to states' overall plans.

June 18, 2014

Teacher Evaluation Changes Could Cost New York a Slice of Its Race to the Top Grant

The Empire State could lose nearly $300 million if the state follows through on a proposal to put off incorporating test scores from common-core-aligned exams in teacher evaluation.

June 17, 2014

Free Speech at Issue in New York Cyberbullying Case

New York's highest court considers what is expected to be a landmark case for policies criminalizing cyberbullying.

June 09, 2014

Last-Minute Campaign Seeks to Revive New York Tax Credit Bill

School choice advocates in New York are making a last-minute lobbying effort to revive a tax credit bill in the final days of the state legislative session.

May 30, 2014

N.Y. Union: Students Shouldn't Be "Unpaid Researchers" For New Tests

The N.Y. state teachers' union is now calling for an end to participation in field tests being administered by the Pearson testing company.

May 21, 2014

N.Y. Mayor Touts $670 Million Tech Investment for City Schools

Most will be spent to wire city schools and purchase new hardware, while $20 million will buy new devices and software for classrooms.

May 12, 2014

New York City Teachers' Contract Embeds Professional Development in School Day

The new agreement between the city and its largest teachers union sets aside 150 minutes a week for professional development and communicating with parents.

April 28, 2014

AFT Goes to England to Protest 'Gag Order' on Test Questions

AFT representatives presented testing giant Pearson with a letter protesting a "gag order" they say prevents New York teachers from calling attention to sub-standard testing questions.

April 21, 2014

Brand Names in Common-Core Tests Anger New York Parents

Nike, Barbie, and iPod all make appearances on the English/language arts tests that children are taking this spring.

April 07, 2014

Group Slams House Majority Leader for Lack of Charter-Funding Support

A brief from the Democrats for Education Reform criticizes U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for not signing a letter in support of increased funding for the federal Charter School Program.

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