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Geoffrey Decker is a GothamSchools staff writer.
Open Revolt: New York City's Test-Boycott Movement Is Small But Growing
Posted on: Apr 27, 2015, Source: Chalkbeat New York
Across the state, more than 155,000 students may have refused high-stakes exams.
Study Shows NYC Charter School Suspensions Far Outpace Public School Ones
Posted on: Mar 3, 2015, Source: Chalkbeat New York
Unlike traditional district schools, charter schools are free to craft their own discipline policies.
NYC Grants 12 of 24 Charter School Co-Location Requests
Posted on: Dec 29, 2014, Source: Chalkbeat New York
10 of the 12 approvals will go to Eva Moskowitz's Success Academies.
Not in My Backyard: How New York Parents Derailed a Potential Charter School Co-Location
Posted on: Nov 12, 2014, Source: Chalkbeat New York
Parents of M.S. 61 students in Brooklyn successfully lobbied to prevent a charter school from sharing space in its building.
NYC School Officials Agree That Kindergarten Through Second Grade Is Too Young for Standardized Tests
Posted on: Nov 18, 2013, Source: Gotham Schools
Now the question is how to get them out of schools.
Students at Elite High School Boycott Teacher Evaluation Tests
Posted on: Nov 1, 2013, Source: Gotham Schools
Students at NYC's Stuyvesant High are opting out of standardized tests to oppose what they see as an unfair system of teacher evaluation.
Under Pressure, Charter Schools Nix Cash-for-Applicant Tactic
Posted on: Oct 8, 2013, Source: Gotham Schools
A charter chain gets caught offering parents money to draw in students -- and quickly walks back the offer.
Would You Want to Be Graded on Your Co-Workers' Performance?
Posted on: Sep 18, 2013, Source: Gotham Schools
This year, thousands of NYC teachers will be rated based on the test scores of subjects--and students--they do not teach.
For Students in Foster Care, A Helping Hand in the High School Admissions Process
Posted on: Oct 5, 2012, Source: Gotham Schools
NYC's Dept. of Ed is working to provide children in foster care extra attention as they seek high school placement.
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