NEW YORK CITY (PIX11) – When New York City students return to class in the fall, thousands will be part of an educational experiment.
More than 60 schools across four boroughs – Staten Island not included – will be participating in the Progressive Redesign Opportunity Schools for Excellence (PROSE), a chance for educators to take total control over their curriculum.
The program emerged from the latest contract negotiations between the Department of Education and the United Federation of Teachers. It lets educators experiment with class sizes, adjust what time schools starts and ends, and change the way teachers are rated.
“Real change happens when educators are empowered to develop the best, tailored strategies to help their students succeed,” schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said in a statement Monday announcing the move.
“At dozens of schools across the city, these educators have come forward with new, innovative practices that can serve as…
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