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The Body Snatchers Are Running Education Reform

Marc Epstein | Posted 10.15.2013 | New York
Marc Epstein

The ongoing expansion of the federal government's takeover of education, dictating the day-to-day terms, by which local public schools are run, has spread with the speed of the Kudzu plant in Georgia.

A Renaissance for School Violence

Marc Epstein | Posted 09.22.2013 | New York
Marc Epstein

While all eyes have been focused on the "stop and frisk" debate in New York, hardly any attention has been paid to the rewriting of school discipline procedures. When it comes to anti-social behavior, zero tolerance is out and therapeutic intervention is in.

NYC Schools Chancellor Slams Democratic Mayoral Candidates

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott criticized democratic mayoral candidates Saturday, telling a crowd of educators and school administrat...

New York City Students To Make Up Days Missed From Hurricane Sandy

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

City officials announced Monday that New York City students will see their weeklong winter break cut short by three days to make up the school days mi...

Students In Displaced Schools Can Attend Nearest One They Can Get To

Posted 11.09.2012 | Education

New York City public school students whose schools were displaced due to Hurricane Sandy can now enroll in the nearest school they can get to, the NYC...

NYC Schools Chancellor Pushes For Students To Make Up Days Missed From Hurricane Sandy

Posted 11.07.2012 | Education

New York City students may very well see their breaks shortened after Hurricane Sandy kept them out of the classroom for at least five days. According...

City Officials Tell Edu. Commission Additional Funding Is Needed To Fund Common Core Implementation

Posted 10.18.2012 | Education

As New York City works to integrate the Common Core State Standards, Department of Education Deputy Chancellor Shael Polakow-Suransky says both the ci...

Charter Preschool: Coming Our Way

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 12.09.2012 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

Two weeks ago, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced that Educare would be coming to Brooklyn next fall.

Q&A With Schools Chancellor Walcott

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 09.12.2012 | New York

Last Thursday, over 1.1 million students in the New York City public school system said goodbye to summer and poured into classrooms for the first day...

Budget Cuts Forces City To Limit Test Monitoring

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

According to New York City School Chancellor Dennis Walcott, further budget cuts by the Department of Education forced schools to have less monitoring...

New Yorkers Say Schools Aren't Better Under Bloomberg

The New York Times | Sharon Otterman and Allison Kopicki | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education

New Yorkers are broadly dissatisfied with the quality of their public schools, and most say the city's school system has stagnated or declined since M...

Chancellor Ousts Education Department Official, Replacement Gets Pay Raise

Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

New York City's Department of Education connection to public school parents is leaving her post in September, after 13 months on the job. In a stat...

Once Seized, Now Returned: NY Schools Get Their Piggy Banks Back

Posted 09.05.2011 | Education

In a reversal of a relatively new policy, the new chancellor of New York City Schools is again allowing New York principals to add savings from one ye...

An Open Letter on Behalf of Public School Parents to Chancellor Dennis Walcott

Bill de Blasio | Posted 06.15.2011 | New York
Bill de Blasio

I am a public school parent and I have talked with parents all over our city who are tired of the Department of Education treating them like problems instead of partners.

New NYC Schools Chancellor Makes 'Healthy' Waffles For Students

Patch | Posted 06.15.2011 | Education

Freshly-appointed Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott has already made good on at least one promise - to make waffles for the kids of Park Slope's PS 10...

A New Chancellor With Kindergarten on His C.V.

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 06.12.2011 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

I'd like to believe that Walcott's experience in early childhood, or the "K" of K-12, will make a difference in how he does business.

Joy Resmovits

Dennis Walcott: New NYC Schools Chancellor Greeted With Applause | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.07.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- From the cheering and excitement swirling around Tweed Courthouse this afternoon, one thing was clear -- Dennis Walcott has something Cath...

Meet Cathie Black's Replacement | Posted 06.07.2011 | New York

CITY HALL -- With his decades of work in the New York City public school system, incoming city schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott could not be more dif...