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'Pervy Teachers' Accused Of Sexual Misconduct With Students Can't Get Fired

Posted 06.06.2012 | Education

Sixteen teachers accused of various forms of sexual misconduct are still teaching in New York City schools, according to a New York Education Departme...

At a Loss for Words -- and All the Ideas That Go With Them

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Rarely am I at a loss for words, but in this case, with New York City attempting to remove 50 from my vocabulary, I can't think of anything more to say.

Publishing Teacher Effectiveness Rankings Draws More Criticism

| Louis Freedberg | Posted 06.02.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. The release last month of "value-added" rankings of New York City teachers based on...

No More Gross 'Pink Slime' Meat For Students

Posted 03.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's schools chancellor says the city will stop serving ammonia-treated ground beef in the fall. Chancellor Dennis Walco...

Boy Dies After Choking On Meatballs In School

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Family members and a witness say a New York City fourth grader choked on meatballs during lunch earlier this month while school cafeteria ...

94 Percent Of Arrested Students Are Black Or Latino

Posted 12.01.2011 | New York

An average of 1 New York City student is arrested by the NYPD every day, according to a new report. And of those arrested, 88 percent are male and 94 ...

Bloomberg Warns Of Likely School Bus Driver Strike

Posted 11.18.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg called for an emergency press conference on Friday to address a possible immediate strike by the city's school bus drivers over a disa...

Joy Resmovits

The Children Of Occupy Wall Street | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.18.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- As college students took center stage at a Tuesday afternoon Union Square rally on Occupy Wall Street's two-month anniversary, a smaller b...

Joy Resmovits

Occupy Wall Street Protests Outside Department Of Education | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.07.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- On Monday evening, about 200 students, parents, school aides and educators associated with Occupy Wall Street congregated on the steps of ...

Meet the Marathoners: Mutai, Molly Pritz, Walcott

Susan Sawyers | Posted 01.07.2012 | Impact
Susan Sawyers

Last week's "Run with Champions" not only gave kids time to be active but also offered them a chance to meet those who've stuck with it.

Sex Ed in New York City Schools: The Facts

Natalie Ravitz | Posted 12.29.2011 | New York
Natalie Ravitz

Sex sells. That's why for the past week newspapers and blogs have plastered their front pages with articles dissecting and lambasting New York City's new sex education mandate and recommended curriculum.

Joy Resmovits

Protesters Affiliated With Occupy Wall Street Disrupt Department Of Education Meeting | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.25.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- When New York City schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott stood up to face a full Seward Park High School auditorium on the Lower East Side Tue...

Joy Resmovits

What Do Occupy Wall Street And Rand Paul Have In Common? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- While on Wall Street many protesters decry economic inequality, and in Washington, D.C. debates continue over federal education policy, te...

Revamping Sex Education: A New Approach to the Birds and the Bees

Richard Buery | Posted 12.06.2011 | New York
Richard Buery

New York City should consider a more comprehensive initiative that takes into account all aspects of a young person's growth and development, not solely strategies associated with understanding and reducing sexual risk-taking.

New York Leaps Into the Middle School Trap

Peter Meyer | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education
Peter Meyer

What was so odd about Dennis Walcott's announcement that NYC was opening 50 new middle schools is that the most recent research suggesting that a middle school grade configuration is probably not the way to go was done in his city.

Educating for Democracy: Diane Ravitch: Reforming the "Reformers"

Joel Shatzky | Posted 11.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

The scapegoating, unreasonable demands and expectations of bureaucrats and politicians, and a media that has bought into the idea that the "reformers" are what they pretend to be, drive able and talented teaching veterans out of the profession.

High School Basketball Star Gunned Down In Harlem

AP | Posted 11.12.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Grief counselors are helping a New York City high school come to grips with the loss of a basketball star who was fatally shot in the hous...

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...

Bloomberg Declares Tenure Is Not Needed In Public Schools

GothamSchools | Philissa Cramer | Posted 10.04.2011 | Education

Less than two years after pledging that he did not want to end tenure, Mayor Bloomberg struck a different chord today. "Do I think it's needed at t...

City Raises Millions To Reinstate Exam Required For Graduation

Posted 10.03.2011 | Education

Students across New York will once again be offered the state regents exam this coming January. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Den...

Myles Miller

Fewer Teachers Get Tenure In New York City Schools | Myles Miller | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

New York City principals have rooted out their worst teachers as tenure numbers dipped to new lows. Only 58 percent of eligible teachers were grant...

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...

Joy Resmovits

Bloomberg's Schools Budget Deal Still Leaves Some Teachers Out Of Work | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Andrea Schulman, an English as a Second Language teacher at P.S. 102 Bay View in Brooklyn, N.Y., for the past three years, knew it was onl...

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...

The NYC DOE Needs an A-Team

Michele Somerville | Posted 08.08.2011 | Education
Michele Somerville

The way to make genuine change in a system that is failing hundreds of thousands of children is to revitalize the weakest schools.