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NYCLet'EmPlay And The Small School Chopping Block

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 06.26.2015 | Education
Josmar Trujillo

The 'progressive' mayor and a largely useless city council have largely ignored issues in education -- allowing the PSAL to swallow up the SSAL.

Giving Teachers the Tools to Help Build Resiliency

Brian F. Martin | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
Brian F. Martin

We know what makes a person resilient if they experienced adversity in their childhood home- that is when one caring adult -- The One -- steps in to help them see the truth that they can't see for themselves.

When He Couldn't Find a School for His Daughter, This Father Made His Own (VIDEO)

NationSwell | Posted 05.26.2015 | Education

Patrick Donohue's life changed when his daughter Sarah Jane was born on June 5, 2005. Five days later his life changed again when he noticed Sarah Jane was lethargic. Tests revealed she had lost 60 percent of the rear cortex of her brain -- the result of being violently shaken by her baby nurse.

The Wonderful School

Liz Madans | Posted 06.29.2015 | Education
Liz Madans

Yes, every classroom is different, and every school is different. It is like chasing a tigertail, trying to pin down what is wrong today. But at their heart, doesn't every school want to be a wonderful school?

When the Answer Becomes 'Start Your Own School': An Interview With Harlem's Voyka Soto

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 03.31.2015 | Education
Stacy Parker Le Melle

I spoke with Soto about Harlem's educational landscape and how she organized other educators and parents to create an IB framework charter school, Sofara International. We also spoke about racial and socioeconomic isolation for students and the difficulty she's faced to charter Sofara International.

Christopher Mathias

Advocates Demand The NYPD Stop Handcuffing 5-Year-Olds | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Alecia Cabral says her 5-year-old son, a child with special needs, still has “faint marks” on his wrists from when school safety offic...

Why Is Mayor de Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home -- Part Two

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.02.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

When someone's son or daughter is killed in Yorkville by a garbage truck, it will indeed not be an accident. It will be a predicted and preventable death.

Improving Voting Access for New Yorkers With Disabilities

Letitia James | Posted 10.05.2014 | New York
Letitia James

With more than 900,000 people in New York City living and working with disabilities, it is important that they are able to exercise their voting rights without impediments.

Toward a Fairer Admissions Process

William Lynch III | Posted 09.07.2014 | New York
William Lynch III

New York City's specialized high schools, all unionized public schools, are some of the leading academic institutions of their kind anywhere. However, the current admissions process is shortchanging people of color, among others.

Do Right by Our Children: Enact Universal Pre-K

William Lynch III | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
William Lynch III

If we are to remain the Greatest City in the World -- great for New Yorkers rich and poor alike -- we must develop a next generation prepared to take the reins. One tool to help alleviate poverty and nurture our young people is universal pre-k.

The Challenge of Training Teachers to Teach -- and Students to Learn

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 03.03.2014 | Education
Dr. Alan Kadish

It's not just about educating teachers. It's also about the performance of our students' students, the efficacy of our education system and what we can do as educators and teachers to improve that.

Joy Resmovits

NYC School Chancellor Pick Not Entirely A Departure From Bloomberg Years | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK -- Standing in front of 20 fidgety kids in a middle school gymnasium Monday, New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio (D) announced what he c...

Joy Resmovits

The Next Leader Of The Nation's Largest School System | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK -- With just days before he begins his term as New York City's new mayor, Bill de Blasio (D) on Monday named longtime educator Carmen Fariña...

Bronx Schools Reduce Policing and Suspensions With Support From Parents

Dinu Ahmed | Posted 02.08.2014 | New York
Dinu Ahmed

On Saturday, November 16th, members of the Bronx School Justice coalition held a public report back on a year's worth of work to reduce punitive disciplinary measures in Bronx public schools.

Flesh-Eating Bacteria At NYC School; Parents Not Notified

Posted 11.14.2013 | New York

Education officials in the Bronx didn't feel the need to tell parents that a flesh-eating bacteria had been detected in a Bronx school. MRSA (meth...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Visit To New York Tech School Highlights Battle Over Closings | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama's visit on Friday to a Brooklyn public school operated in partnership with IBM puts him, perhaps unwittingly, in th...

Charter March Missed Mark

David Bloomfield | Posted 12.24.2013 | New York
David Bloomfield

How can charters' desire for pubic space be accommodated by the city? After all the hollering, it would be easy.

Education Reform: Nothing New Under the Sun

Ilana Garon | Posted 12.15.2013 | New York
Ilana Garon

In this new reform effort, what is the end result? How will these reform efforts improve the educational outcomes of students in New York City, or make schools better? In simply creating a new evaluation rubric, exactly how is instruction being improved?

Asst. Principal Accused Of Raping Student

| Posted 09.05.2013 | New York

By Meredith Hoffman EAST WILLIAMSBURG — The assistant principal of a public high school raped a 17-year-old recent graduate in his office and his...

Hoax Letter Sent To Schools Encourages Parents To Opt Out Of Testing

DNAinfo | Posted 06.06.2013 | New York

BROOKLYN — Rebecca Herz was relieved to receive a letter from the principal of Prospect Height's P.S. 9 letting parents know they could opt their ki...

Major Decision On NYC Teacher Evaluations

| Posted 08.03.2013 | New York

By Janon Fisher NEW YORK CITY — The state education commissioner cut through the impasse between the teacher's union and the city Saturday and ha...

After Girl's Suicide, Students Rally Against Bullying

| Posted 07.29.2013 | New York

By Ben Fractenberg QUEENS VILLAGE — Classmates of 12-year-old Gabrielle Molina, who committed suicide last week after being relentlessly taunted ...

How An Intern Fought Bloomberg Over Cathie Black Emails, And Won

Posted 07.07.2013 | New York

By Sergio Hernandez, Special to ProPublica. In November 2010, I was earning $300 a week for The Village Voice, blogging about unemployed actors w...

Spotlight on School Safety

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 06.14.2013 | New York
Christine C. Quinn

We recognize the devastating impact that arrests and suspensions can have on young people, that's why today, the City Council is holding a hearing that will focus on alternatives designed to keep schools safe while at the same time reducing arrests or suspensions in schools.

More Than 2,300 Children Waitlisted for Kindergarten

DNAinfo | Posted 06.13.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY -- More than 2,300 New York City children were placed on kindergarten waitlists for the fall, according to Department of Education numbe...