Charter School Chatter and Other Education Buzz from Around Town

July 18, 2011 at 12:15 pm

From the fight over suburban charter schools to the discontinuation of a teacher performance bonus program, it’s been a busy week and weekend for education in the region.

Here are the highlights:

New York City students arriving at school. The New York Times reported the inside scoop on how the city managed to avoid 4,100 teacher layoffs. AP/Seth Wenig

  • Three years ago, New York City introduced a $56 million program that gave bonuses to teachers with high performance ratings. In light of a recent study which showed the bonuses caused little change, the program has been cancelled. Reported by the New York Times.
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