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4 is not 2
4 is not 2 | 5/12/2012

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APPR (teacher evaluations)
APPR Q&A | 6/13/2013
Solutions Money Can’t Buy | 5/25/2012
Employee evaluations that work | 6/17/2013

Advanced Placement
% of graduating seniors passing at least 1 AP exam | 7/4/2013
AP passing scores at 60% the cost | 7/4/2013

Absentee voting
Absentee voting applications and deadline | 4/21/2013

Advanced Placement
ALL ADVANCED PLACEMENT POSTS
55.6% I.H.S. passing (2012 Challenge Index) | 2/6/2012
AP pass rates (district report 5/1/2012) | 5/31/2012
Literary works mentioned on the AP Literature Exam since 1972
Why the AP pass rate matters | 6/3/2012
What is the “Equity and Excellence” score? | 6/3/2012
College readiness scores (US News) | 5/9/2012

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Budget
ALL BUDGET POSTS
Budget surpluses since 2008-2009 | 5/29/2013

Budget 2012
Budget vote | 5/21/2012
Percent increase in spending 2004-05 to 2013-14 | 6/9/2013
Spending mistakes in the public sector | 6/15/2012

Budget 2013
4.6% proposed tax increase | 4/15/2013
5.7% budget increase | 5/9/2013
97% of New York districts used fund balance to stay under cap | 5/27/2013
Only 4% of districts break tax cap | 5/10/2013
Singapore Math explains the budget | 5/19/2013
Sequester cut: $21,419 | 5/29/2013
Taxable assessments | 5/11/2013
Why the “estimated” tax increase is wrong | 5/21/2013 || Estimated sequester cut to SPED: $35K | 5/15/2013

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Common Core
1300+ Common Core Skills and Standards | 6/13/2013
1st-grade text adopted under Common Core in Utah | 6/17/2013
Report: Bill Gates has spent 2.3 billion on Common Core | 3/18/2014
“Common Core essential standards change the way we teach” | 6/18/2013
Common Core illustrative texts | 4/16/2013
Common Core links | 6/10/2013
Fordham: New York math and ELA standards inferior | 6/18/2013
“Informational text” in English class: Common Core | 3/9/2013
Letter to the editor re: Common Core sample question | 6/12/2012
Pop Quiz: Common Core question | 6/9/2013

Cuts
Why we can’t cut our way out | 5/13/2012

Curriculum
Children choosing books | 6/3/2012
Core Knowledge vs Irvington – 7th grade English
Core Knowledge Curriculum (pdf file)
Technology & 21st century skills | 5/27/2012
What do home buyers want? | 6/2/2012

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District press releases
Irvington Announces Anticipated Appointment of New High School Principal | 4/19/2013

District statistics
Number of students, age, & $100,000,000 |  5/13/2012

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Economy
Core PCE inflation is 1.26% | 5/9/2013
How many years till full employment returns? | 5/9/2013
Pictures of the depression
Sticky wages in 2011 | 5/19/2013

Elections
John Montgomery: 52% of vote | 7/4/2013
The swing votes | 6/7/2013
What happens if the budget does not pass on the first vote? | 5/20/2013
When and why to bullet vote | 5/22/2013

English
ELA scores – grades 3-8 & Regents | 5/1/2012
ELA scores compared | 5/1/2012

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255 active employees and 162 retirees | 10/23/014

Enrollment
10% decline in enrollment projected | 5/11/2013
16 new houses, not 50 | 5/20/2013
Enrollment back to 1978 | 5/12/2013
Enrollment history from 1999-2000 | 5/11/2013
Births: Final Data 2006-2011 | 5/31/2013
Projected enrollment | 5/17/2012
Current enrollment | 3/4/2013
Special education enrollment 2011-2012 | 5/30/2013
Trends of K-12 enrollment 1970-71 to 2010-11 | 5/12/2013

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Flipped classrooms
10 reasons why handheld devices are unsafe for children | 3/8/2014
Are flipped classrooms the most exciting thing happening here? | 4/11/2014
The digital natives are restless | 1/31/2014
Email from an NYU student on his experience with a flipped classroom | 2/28/2014
Flipped classrooms (and more) in Irvington | 1/30/2014
From Knewton: An AP student on her flipped class | 3/1/2014
From Knewton: foreign language teacher on the flipped classroom | 3/1/2014
From Knewton: parent comment on son’s flipped math class | 3/1/2014
John D on flipped classrooms and board policy setting | 1/31/2014
Math teacher (and member of CC development team) Vern Williams on flipped classrooms | 4/5/2014
Question for the superintendent | 3/3/2014
O brave new world | 3/8/2014
Why educationists want to flip the classroom | 3/1/2014

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Good schools
Common characteristics of high-achievement schools | 6/13/2013
Confidence in public schools: 29% | 4/28/2013
What money can’t buy | 5/25/2013

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House prices
Curriculum & property values
What do home buyers want? | 6/2/2012

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Irvington
ALL IRVINGTON POSTS
How we got here | 5/11/2012
Head count (# of employees) | 5/29/2012

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Layoffs
Potential teacher layoffs in 2013/2014 | 5/13/2012

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Main Street School
Space allocation study | 4/21/2013
Superintendent and board contemplate closing Main Street School 4/15/2013

Marketing the budget
“The little figures that are not there” | 6/11/2013

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Parents and non-parents
Parents and non-parents – what non-parents spend | 5/21/2012

Per pupil spending
$30,056 per pupil spending proposed for 2013-2014 | 5/11/2013
Per pupil spending 2012-2013: $28,517 | 3/4/2012

Pensions
8 is not 7 | 5/29/2012
Average pension for new retirees |  5/31/2012
Pension contribution set to rise 37% for 2013-2014 | 5/11/2013
Pensions in 2015: 35% of property tax | 5/29/2012
Pension Smoothing – Cuomo
Per pupil spending | 5/17/2012

Professional Learning Communities
Evaluate learning, not teaching | 6/13/2013
Solutions Money Can’t Buy 5/25/2012

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Real estate: see house prices

Raises
4% average increase in teacher compensation | salary5/12/2012
A hypothetical new teacher’s raises | 5/24/2013
Average US teacher salary:$54,200 | 4/26/2013
IUFSD teachers have not had a “wage freeze” | 5/14/2013
Raises and benefits at IBM | 5/31/2012
Raises compared | 5/13/2912
Retirement savings | 5/12/2012
Stick wages for teachers during the Great Recession | 6/19/2013

Regents 2011
ELA scores – grades 3-8 & Regents | 5/1/2012
ELA scores compared | 5/1/2012
Global history Regents | 5/1/2012

Regents 2012
ELA scores: December 18, 2012 | 3/9/2013

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Student achievement
ALL STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT POSTS

AP scores
AP pass rates | 5/31/2012
Taking vs passing AP exams | 5/9/2012
Dobbs Ferry HS Ranked 16 in State; Irvington 30, Says National Report By Lizzie Hedrick and Kevin Zawacki | 5/9/2012

Math scores
Math scores | 5/1/2012
Math scores compared | 5/1/2012

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Tax cap
Bob Grados: go over the tax cap | 5/21/2012
Only 4% of districts try to break tax cap | 5/10/2013
Tax cap: the law, exclusions, explainers, Triborough… | 5/5/2013
Why the tax cap passed NY legislature | 3/11/2013

Taxes
What happens if we raise taxes by 5% each year? | 5/30/2012 
Why the “estimated” tax increase is wrong | 5/21/2013

“Technology”
Flipped classrooms (and more) in Irvington | 1/30/2014
Response to superintendent technology memo | 2/8/2014
Utopia can’t wait | 4/16/2014

Trailblazers
Trailblazers writer | 6/13/2012

Triborough amendment
NYSSBA on Triborough | 2/17/2013

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Unions and union negotiations
Briarcliff wage freeze | 5/5/2013

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Votes and voting
Budget vote | 5/21/2012
Bullet vote | 5/22/2012

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Wages
2012-13 & 2013-14 compensation for average Irvington teacher | 5/4/2012
Wages: average for Irvington teacher vs Tarrytown/Irvington | 5/13/2012
Wages compared | 5/13/2012
Wage increases since 2006 – 1 Irvington home’s decline | 5/11/2012

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