clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Rise & Shine: Hundreds of city schools checking for plagiarism

News from New York City:

  • More than 150 city schools are using software and online services to detect students’ plagiarism. (Post)
  • A teacher evaluation deal seems to be nearing at the state level. (GothamSchools, Daily News, WSJ)
  • An explainer of the teacher evaluation situation and why a state deal won’t solve things in the city. (WSJ)
  • At the state level, the dispute has been about the weight of test scores in teacher evaluations. (NY1)
  • Gina Bellafante: All of the fighting hides the fact that unions and officials pretty much agree. (Times)
  • Many people at Satellite III blame a short-term principal for the city’s closure plan. (GothamSchools)
  • A Boys & Girls HS basketball star made a rare choice to play for a city rather than Catholic school. (WSJ)
  • The city is withholding a month’s rent for a rundown Bronx building that houses P.S. 315. (Daily News)
  • An online tutoring program is a boon for schools in the Bronx and other hard-to-get-to places. (Times)
  • Arthur Goldstein: Teachers aren’t in it for the money, so merit pay increases are an offense. (Daily News)
  • The Post says the city’s low college readiness rate is proof that more teachers should be fired.
  • Gabe Pressman: Bloomberg’s decade in charge of schools means he’s to blame for poor results. (NBC NY)
  • Michael Goodwin: The city and state should be more aggressive about firing weak teachers. (Daily News)

And beyond:

  • Michael Winerip: The state won Race to the Top, but local districts must shoulder implementation. (Times)
  • Chicago’s push to extend the school day is costing the city lots of money it hadn’t set aside. (Times)
  • Gov. Cuomo lambasted a Long Island special education consultant’s very high income. (Daily News)
  • Connecticut’s largest teachers union kicked off an ad campaign during the New York Giants game. (WSJ)
  • Nicholas Kristof: A 1950’s teacher’s impact proves teachers need higher pay and accountability. (Times)
  • The Washington Post endorses Cuomo’s efforts at “shaking up an educational bureaucracy” in New York.

The COVID-19 outbreak is changing our daily reality

Chalkbeat is a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to providing the information families and educators need, but this kind of work isn't possible without your help.

Sign up for the newsletter Chalkbeat New York

Sign up for our newsletter.