January 12, 2011 by · Comments Off on, DESIGN TRUST FOR PUBLIC SPACE AND NYC Parks Department

The first in the NATION

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe & Recreation is now joining the Mayor Chief of Staff of the long-term planning and sustainability David Bragdon and Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space Deborah Marton to announce the launch of Guidelines High Performance Landscape: 21st Century Parks to NYC during a reception at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place in Greenwich Village at 6:00 p.m. The guidelines can be found at www.”Nyc. Gov ‘/ parks / landscapeguidelines.

Guidelines landscape of high performance is the first document of its kind in the country: a comprehensive approach, primer design for sustainable municipal parks and open space. The product of a unique partnership between the Department of Parks and the Design Trust, a nonprofit organization that helped create guidelines for sustainable buildings in New York, High Performance Landscape Guidelines covers all aspects the creation of sustainable parks, from design to construction to maintenance, and the best feature of many practices for managing soil, water and vegetation resources.

“21st Century parks should not only be beautiful places, they must be healthy ecosystems,” said Commissioner Benepe. “The parks that we create today will connect people who design, build, and take care of green spaces in New York so that each park is attractive and durable. I am grateful to the Trust for design space public, and landscape architects peer for working with our Parks and landscape architects to produce a handbook that will achieve the goals of PlaNYC, to reduce our impact on the environment, and meet the growing and increasingly diverse leisure needs of New Yorkers. From planting to the implementation of green roofs innovative stormwater runoff strategies, sustainable practices will help us to develop a higher level of use, and higher level of environmental responsibility. ”

Often regarded as the best urban environment, New York City is actually the greenest city in the country, with more than 29,000 acres of parkland managed by the Park Service. Adopt the highest level of sustainable practices could lead to significant improvements to the tune of New York, water and soil, and how New Yorkers enjoy the city parks and open spaces.

“The landscapes of high performance are the parks and open spaces that help store rainwater and clean, clean and freshen the air, provide habitat for wildlife, and provide New Yorkers with beautiful public spaces, they function as a kind of green infrastructure, “said Deborah Marton. “Once implemented throughout the city, the landscape of high performance will have a huge impact on the health of our environment and quality of life.”

Guidelines available to practice on the state of the art design of the park, and create a common knowledge base of staff for the parks department as well as private consultants, contractors and community groups. The manual includes detailed descriptions and illustrations of design practices that will improve the performance of the landscape, their resilience, their responsiveness to context, and their ability to enjoy for generations to come.

Nyc Doe

January 12, 2011 by · Comments Off on Nyc Doe 

Nyc Doe, Would you measure the effectiveness of a doctor by the percentage of patients who live or die under their care? If firefighters were liable if a building burns down? If soldiers in Afghanistan to be compared with each other on the basis of “success” or “failure” in the fight against the Taliban in a given area?

Any effort to trigger a major outcry. But when it comes to education, there is a different standard.

Monday Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern ruled that the NYC Department of Education was forced to publish the names of teachers with “value added” test results that are designed to assess teacher effectiveness. Kern judge rejected arguments by the Federation United Teachers (UFT) as the release of unreliable data unfairly hurt the reputation of teachers wrote, “It is not necessary that data is reliable to be disclosed.”
The data dump will affect more than 12,000 classroom teachers in grades 4 through 8. The UFT is expected to appeal. There is a certain irony as it was UFT as signed on the use of value added in the first place after Joel Klein has promised the results would not be made public, while many skeptical critics within the union has raised Questions about this award and warned it turn into a disaster for teachers and the union.

Feeding Frenzy

If the value-added data was finally released, expect a frenzy that teachers are judged and shame on an individual basis in the media. The broader objective of such a release issued by the DOE would continue to erode public support for teachers and the strength of their union to abandon a system based on seniority as well as Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his new Schools Chancellor Cathie Black have to lay off talking about thousands of teachers because of budget deficits.

Ironically, only six months ago that the New York State Department of Education revealed that years of progress in test scores by students city had proved to be a mirage causing Bloomberg and his former chancellor, Joel Klein lot of embarrassment. Whatever – the mayor is ready to handle new test results unreliable as a political weapon and most of the media in this city deliberately short memories, all too often partners played an active role in attempts to reduce None teachers.

The value-added approach is the latest attempt to undermine the teachers, the profession and the union teacing teachers by teachers based on measuring the performance of their students on standardized tests from year to year.

Crucial support for such initiatives has come from private foundations run by billionaires like Bill Gates and Eli Broad, who claim the data-driven models in the private sector can be transferred to public schools.

Their dream to use data to accurately measure teacher effectiveness is rooted in a vision of the school as a factory in which teachers are line workers and higher student achievement is equal to the increase in the staff productivity. After a long wait, fans demand value-added, good teachers are rewarded and the poor have to improve or risk losing their jobs.

In reality, the value-added measures are seriously flawed. They are not fully account of external circumstances such as poverty or family problems that may affect the performance of a child from year to year. They cannot take into account the child can be tested on different occasions and in different conditions and results will be different.

A study conducted by Mathematica Policy Research conducted for the U.S. Department of Education showed that a quarter of teachers on average will be misidentified for special rewards while a quarter of teachers who differ from the average performance of three four months of student learning will be neglected.

A recent study by Sean Corcoran NYU demonstrated that New York City teacher data reports an average margin of error of 34 to 61 percentage points out of 100. The National Academy of Sciences also warned against the potentially harmful consequences of application of these rating systems inherently unfair and unreliable. Even the NYC Department of Education own consultants have cautioned against the use of data for evaluating teachers.

Measures of value added cannot be wrong, but they provide incentives for teachers to manipulate the results using large amounts of class time for practice tests or engage in various forms of cheating. Insofar as a teacher cuts corners a year to provide improved test scores, student’s next teacher will face the biggest challenge of producing similar results or better.
Teachers under the gun to have threatened their very lifelihood are very careful about working with children in difficulty, which could drag down their value added scores. A veteran New York City teacher who blogs under the pseudonym “Talk responsible” wrote about dealing with a request to take a class full of student’s difficulty:

“I did something I’m still not proud. I stopped,” wrote Talk responsible. “No, I did not leave teaching. I just quit volunteering to teach children the very people who most need me. When my AP [assistant director] asked me to take them again (which would not unless he knew that I had been a success), I said no. This year, these children are with another teacher who has trouble just to get them to sit in their place. ”

One of the policy objectives of the added value method is to break the unity between the teachers against each other. Competition, zero-sum logic of value added also undermines the spirit of collaboration that is essential to refine and perfect their art. If sharing tips with other teachers to help them improve their rankings on added value, is it prudent to reach out and help the teachers that you are competing with?

The disadvantage of value-added approach does not discourage developers from leading as Eric Hanushek, a Stanford economist who wrote the notes for teachers should be made public, even if they are imperfect.

Several news organizations, including the New York Post, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal filed requests for access to information for New York City teacher data test score with which the normally secret NYC Department of Education has been eager to comply.
However, it is wise to remember that everything that counts can be measured and not everything that counts can be measured.

Norm Scott has worked in the system of New York public schools from 1967 to 2002. It publishes comments on current issues in New York public education


Nyc Public Schools

January 12, 2011 by · Comments Off on Nyc Public Schools 

Nyc Public Schools, At just after 05:00, the New York City Department of Education announced that schools would open as scheduled for Wednesday, January 12.

However, the D.O.E. has canceled all field trips. The city, said the chancellor to decide weather 10h after school programs and events PSAL will proceed as planned today.

Parochial schools throughout New York City announced that they would be canceling these afternoon classes yesterday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a press conference yesterday that the city would not make a decision on closing schools after five o’clock this morning.

The Ministry of Education notes that New York City public schools were closed as 6 times since 1978 for a total of 8 days lost education.


Fox 8 School Closings

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Fox 8 School Closings, According to WBZ-TV, here are the closures from Wednesday, January 12, 2011 3:54:36 Kelley Foster Charter ESTSchoolSchool TypeStatusAbby Sch.Public SchoolClosed AbingtonPublic SchoolClosed ActonPublic SchoolClosed Acton-Algonquin Regional High BoxboroughPublic SchoolClosed SchoolPublic SchoolClosed AmesburyPublic SchoolClosed Amherst NHPublic evening SchoolClosed SchoolClosedNo AndoverPublic ActivitiesArlingtonPublic RegionalPublic SchoolClosed Ashburnham-Westminster AshlandPublic SchoolClosed SchoolClosed CollaborativePublic Assabet Valley Reg SchoolClosed Assabet Valley. Voc. SchoolPublic Assawompset ElementaryPublic High Athol-Royalston SchoolClosed SchoolClosed DistrictPublic Regional SchoolClosed AttleboroPublic SchoolClosed AuburnPublic SchoolClosed AvonPublic BarnstablePublic SchoolClosed SchoolClosed Bay Path Reg. 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January 4, 2011 by · Comments Off on NYC DOE 

NYC DOE, The SIGNING of recent years, a comprehensive information system (GIS) technology license agreement with ESRI website of the New York City Department of Education (DOE) to expand its use of ArcGIS software for a number of applications mission critical.

“With 135,000 employees and more than 1,600 facilities, a system that collects and analyzes data efficiently is critical to our mission. SRG will be a long way in helping our schools to manage a huge amount of data, and we delighted with the initiative, “said Ted Brodheim, news director at New York Department of Education.

Geographical science and spatial analysis will add value to critical business systems maintained by the DOE, for its directors to understand their business challenges better, make effective decisions, to function effectively and clearly communicate their decisions.

An early example of success is a newly revised Web application available to the public. Based on ESRI’s ArcGIS system, DOE IT group recently published an update of its popular search tool that school now receives over 5,000 visits per day. Provide a detailed map of each school as well as descriptive information and links to maps of New York public transport, demand has proved very popular with high school students and their parents. A new application for the IT group is planning and optimization of bus transportation for students with special needs. Future applications include facilities management, school safety for students /, demographics and capital planning.

In the future, the district working to integrate the teaching of GIS in the classroom. “Using GIS, students in all grades can explore and analyze the world, the integration of information, concepts and skills in all disciplines,” says Charlie Fitzpatrick, ESRI director of the K-12 schools. “Whether looking around the world or focusing on their own block, GIS analysis shows trends and relationships that make up their world. Strengthening the powers of the twenty-first century establishes the possibility of their personal future and contributes to their community today. “