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October 12, 2016
New York City’s teachers union says it’s time for ‘positive friction’ with city
“We’re not going to get to the results we want unless there’s a lot of positive friction,” he told Chalkbeat.
Aye for Innovation
May 26, 2016
New York City, and its teachers union, now encouraging schools to bend its rules to reduce segregation
Seven schools were given the OK last fall to set aside seats for high-needs students, and the city will soon allow more schools to apply to make similar changes.
February 11, 2016
Schools could bend rules through PROSE to boost diversity, officials suggest
Several schools are now eyeing the city’s PROSE program as a way to change their admissions rules, and the city says it will consider their ideas.
May 26, 2015
City doubles number of PROSE schools as program enters second year
Nearly 130 schools will be able to experiment with changes to class sizes, school scheduling, and teacher evaluations through the PROSE program in the next school year.
March 3, 2015
City seeks next group of PROSE schools, as Fariña praises first round of changes
Some of the schools already in the program are waiting to fully implement the plans that were given preliminary approval last summer.
October 9, 2014
With changes in leadership and funding, the splashy 'iZone' reaches a crossroads
Top officials have recently left the Innovation Zone, a Bloomberg-era initiative whose federal grants are drying up. City officials say the iZone's work is continuing, but some wonder where it fits in the new administration.
Taking it Slowly
July 11, 2014
PROSE schools limited in changes they can make, documents show
Dozens of schools were chosen to join a new experimentation program, but only some will get to make changes right away, and few will get to make all the changes they sought.
July 7, 2014
In wake of new union contract, 62 schools approved to 'break the rules'
When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city and the teachers union had agreed on a new contract two months ago, he promised that one provision would let schools “reinvent themselves.” On Monday, city and union officials announced which schools will be able to do so by opting out of certain rules.
June 9, 2014
Innovation program will let schools tinker with hiring, evaluations, grievances
Schools that participate in a new program run jointly by the education department and the city teachers union will be able to experiment with…
May 15, 2014
Contract’s plan to fuel school experimentation sparks debate
The plan would let educators at up to 200 schools carry out experiments in school improvement. But some worry the plan would weaken protections for teachers, while others argue it will not go far enough to foster real innovation. Others wonder how the program will work.
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