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Viral Outbreak At Storm Shelter Closes 3 New York Schools

Posted 11.07.2012 | Education

Three of four high schools in Park Slope’s John Jay campus were closed Wednesday after 13 children living in an emergency shelter there contracted a...

Texas School To Students: Wear Tracking ID Or 'There Will Be Consequences'

Posted 12.08.2012 | Education

Weeks after Northside Independent School District in San Antonio rolled out its new "smart" IDs that tracks students' geographic locations, the commun...

Educating for Democracy: Nobel Prizes Are Not Just Surprises

Joel Shatzky | Posted 07.31.2012 | Education
Joel Shatzky

In the past almost seventy years, no less than twenty-six Nobel Laureates have been educated in New York City schools: only three were products of private schools.

Educating for Democracy: Educational Colonialism

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

In order to have trust in the judgment of leaders in any system, they must establish some credibility in the face of facts.

Educating for Democracy: A Tale of Two 'Classes'

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

In my opinion it is unsound pedagogically to use this teaching model for younger learners from economically stressed neighborhoods.

Fast One at 'Apartheid High'

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michele Somerville

The Millennium debacle brings into focus some of the larger problems with facing the New York City public schools.