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July 10, 2014

A Return to 'Balanced Literacy'?

The new schools chancellor in New York City is advocating teachers use the once-mandated citywide but since questioned (discredited, by some accounts) approach to reading instruction known as "balanced literacy."

July 07, 2014

Criminalizing Bullying Discourages Reporting, Groups Say

Groups who spoke out in a recent cyberbullying case favor alternative approaches, such as restorative practices.

July 01, 2014

Cyberbullying Law Violates Free Speech, New York Court Rules

The overbroad law violated the First Amendment, the Court of Appeals ruled.

June 25, 2014

N.Y. Awards Grants for Extended Learning Time to Nine Districts

New York has chosen the school districts that will receive funding from its Extended Learning Time grant program.

June 23, 2014

N.Y.C. Teachers Didn't Embrace District's Digital Collaboration Tool, Study Finds

A district-developed Web 2.0 tool to help teachers share ideas and resources has not been effectively used by New York City teachers, according to an independent evaluation.

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.

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