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New York Board of Regents

Battle to Reshape Education in New York State

Alan Singer | Posted 01.25.2017 | Education
Alan Singer

By placing metal detectors in minority schools our society conveys to students that education officials see them as threats who cannot be trusted. I strongly object to this. It is also important to note that airports authorities screen everyone, not just selected individuals.

Bronx Principal Jamaal Bowman Redesigning Education

Michael Elliot | Posted 11.02.2016 | Education
Michael Elliot

If we honestly want to raise student achievement, lower the achievement gap, or the opportunity gap as he calls it and prepare students to meet their future challenges; we need to begin by focusing with great emphasis on birth to 8 years old.

New York State's Mis-education Department Faces New Racism Charges

Alan Singer | Posted 10.15.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

These new guidelines will have a disastrous effect on aspiring minority group members who want to be teachers, which should be enough to trigger the disparate impact clause Judge Wood cited in earlier cases.

To Merryl Tisch: Take Responsibility for the Ted Morris Charter Con

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 01.31.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Ted J. Morris, Jr. has been exposed -- and with him both NYSED's and Regents' failure to properly investigate the charters they have approved.

Schumer Proposes Tech Diplomas To Produce Skilled Workers

Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging the New York Board of Regents to approve two initiatives that he says will improve graduation rates and reduce y...

NY College Professors Rally Against Excessive, High-Stakes K-12 Standardized Testing

Posted 06.29.2012 | Education

More than 1,100 college professors across New York state are rallying against excessive, high-stakes K-12 standardized testing, adding their names to ...

NY Regents To Draft Own Version Of State DREAM Act

Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

New York's Board of Regents is looking to support a state version of the federal DREAM Act, a move that comes on the heels of its endorsement of the n...

New York Matters: Mayoral Control and Denial

John C. Fager | Posted 11.01.2011 | Education
John C. Fager

What happens in the NYC school system has national implications because the city has been a testing ground for so-called new reforms. It is important for the nation to know that this past year was a very disillusioning one.

When Will They Ever Learn?

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

New York City's success in dealing with crime has not been matched by progress in education.

Long Island Teachers Are Perplexed and Angry

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

No one is going to jeopardize his or her bonus or job to teach topics that are not being tested.

New York State School Leadership Fiasco: The Illusion of Rigor

David A. Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David A. Singer

This past week the New York State Education Department released the scores of proficiency tests in math and English. The "proficiency" level of students in New York has plummeted through the floor.

New York Cancels History

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Knowledge of history and historical reasoning will no longer be assessed, so principals hard-pressed to raise test scores can now concentrate on the rote learning of math and reading skills.

Some Regents Exams May Be Cut To Save Money

Albany NY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Are the Regents exams, a source of both angst and academic achievement for generations of New York high school students, headed for the wastebasket? ...

The Plan to Kill University Heights High School

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

University Heights High School in the Bronx is a school that should be saved and emulated as a model. Instead, it is inexplicably being killed by Joel Klein and Mayor Bloomberg.

Gov. Paterson: Where Is Your Education Strategy?

Thomas W. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thomas W. Carroll

Since taking office as governor, Paterson has yet to articulate an educational vision. His most significant education proposals have revolved around student access to snack foods.

Great Responses

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

I've received some amazing responses emailed to me directly to my initial entries on the Huffington Post about education and life in Michael Bloomberg's New York.