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Bed-Stuy parents protest library's early close

LONG story short — these parents are sick of clipped hours at their neighborhood library.

Nearly 50 parents and education advocates from Bedford-Stuyvesant protested Wednesday outside the Marcy Library, which has been closing at 1 p.m. since mid-July due to a busted air conditioner.

“With the library’s shorter hours, we’re losing valuable time that could have been spent on school work,” said Keba Austin, a 19-year-old mother who studies for her GED at the public library.

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StudentsFirstNY Analysis Shows Entire Grades at 75 NYC Schools Failed State Tests

A new analysis from StudentsFirstNY found that at 75 city schools this year, all the students in at least one grade failed the state math or reading test.

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New Teacher Contract Removes Tutoring Program to Help Struggling Students

In 2005, NYC reached an agreement with the UFT that offers teachers a raise if they tutor students in the bottom-third of their class.

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NY Daily News Op-Ed: Mayor de Blasio’s Political Alliance

Is the alliance between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the United Federation of Teachers progressive or political? Investigative journalist Wayne Barrett argues it’s political.

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New Teacher Contract Raises Serious Concerns

The New York City Department of Education and the United Federation of Teachers reached a deal that ended one of the longest labor disputes in the City’s history. But will the new contract really help New York’s students?

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UFT's Michael Mulgrew Declares "War" on Education Reform

During a recent closed-door meeting, UFT President Michael Mulgrew showed his true colors and declared "war" on education reform and charter schools.

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The Fine Print of the New Teachers Contract

Recently, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pushed an initiative that would allow 200 schools to be exempted from union and city rules.

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NY Daily News Op-Ed: Holes in Bill's big deal

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Michelle Rhee says reforms in the highly touted NYC teachers' contract are less impressive than meets the eye.

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200 Schools Exempt from Union and City Rules

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and the teachers union have agreed on a new teachers contract that exempts 200 regular schools from union and city rules.

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NY Daily News Editorial: Is the New Teachers Contract Worth Celebrating?

Published by: NY Daily News

An editorial in the New York Daily News outlines shortcomings of the new teachers contract including the absent teacher reserve, laboratory schools, teacher evaluations, and parental involvement.

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