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News | April 17, 2014 >>

Scores of parents and teachers from Harlem’s long-embattled P811 and PS/MS 149 together with elected officials and community allies rallied outside Department of Education headquarters on April 8 to protest a renewed effort to co-locate a second Success Academy charter school inside their shared school building.

News stories | April 17, 2014 >>

At a time when Chancellor Carmen Farina is calling for more dual language options in the city school system, PS 16's cherished dual language program on Staten Island is increasingly embattled by new schools opening in its building.

News briefs | April 17, 2014 >>

The Moral Mondays movement began in Raleigh, N.C., in April 2013 when hundreds of protesters converged on the statehouse for the first in an ongoing series of weekly demonstrations.

News briefs | April 17, 2014 >>

Buckling to public pressure, the United Parcel Service said it will no longer terminate the 250 unionized delivery drivers who participated in a 90-minute walkout in Queens on Feb. 26.

News briefs | April 17, 2014 >>

Members of Northwestern University’s Wildcats have scored a touchdown for the burgeoning college athlete labor movement.

News stories | April 17, 2014 >>

Incensed by what they said were confusing, developmentally inappropriate or needlessly long questions on this year’s English language arts exams, teachers, parents and students at more than 35 schools in Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn mounted early-morning protests against the tests on April 11, drawing large turnouts.

News stories | April 17, 2014 >>

Test scores in grades 3 through 8 will no longer be the dominant factor in deciding which students are promoted, according to a new policy unveiled on April 9 by Chancellor Carmen Fariña. Teachers and principals will also consider other measures — including class projects, grades and writing samples — in deciding which students should advance to the next grade.

News | April 17, 2014 >>

The deadline to apply for free prekindergarten programs offered by the Department of Education is Wednesday, April 23.

News stories | April 17, 2014 >>

The value of early childhood education has dominated the headlines in recent months, but the 700 educators who participated in the UFT’s seventh annual Early Childhood Conference on March 22 didn’t need to be convinced of its importance.

News stories | April 17, 2014 >>

NYSUT delegates elected a new president along with a slate of other new officers in a contested election at the state teachers’ union’s 42nd Representative Assembly.Karen Magee, the president of the Harrison Association of Teachers in Westchester County, won as president over incumbent Dick Iannuzzi in the election on April 5.

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