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Jerk Teens Booted From 9/11 Memorial

Posted 06.25.2012 | New York

More evidence this week that kids can sometimes be disrespectful, little brats. A group of middle school students from Brooklyn on a field trip we...

Bronx Parents and Community Members Protest Harsh Disciplinary Procedures

Dinu Ahmed | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
Dinu Ahmed

The Bronx-based groups argue that harsh and punitive disciplinary measures that remove children from the classroom for minor incidents only exacerbate the problem of school pushout, and differentially impact youth of color.

Standardized Testing: The Least We Can Do

Michele Somerville | Posted 06.23.2012 | Education
Michele Somerville

Parents with children at decent schools tend to think that their schools are at least reasonably supportive of their students on test day. Three days ago, I was one such parent.

America's Youth Is Uprising: 5 Signs From Our Nation's Public Schools

Christopher Emdin | Posted 06.13.2012 | Education
Christopher Emdin

Student protests across the nation are indicators of the rising youth discontent within American public schools and they demand our attention. We as parents, teachers, and community members should support students in their need for more civic engagement in public education standards.

A New Charter School, A New Approach to Escaping Poverty

Richard Buery | Posted 04.08.2012 | New York
Richard Buery

Children's Aid will be expanding its reach and implementing best practices codified over many years when it opens its first community charter school in the Morrisania section of the South Bronx in August 2012.

New York Schools Overspent $400,000 On Food

Posted 12.14.2011 | New York

A new audit conducted by City Comptroller John Liu reports New York City schools overspent more than $400,000 in food last year. Most of the oversp...

Sunday Schools: After Bronx Household of Faith v. Board

David Bloomfield | Posted 02.07.2012 | Education
David Bloomfield

By refusing the church's latest appeal in Bronx Household of Faith v. NYC Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court gave a green light to the DOE's controversial ban on renting schools for religious services.

Higher Standards, Lower Stakes

David Bloomfield | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education
David Bloomfield

Teachers need to be freed from short-term accountability and evaluative calculations riddled with error. Principals should be able to make decisions without worrying about their marginal impact on meaningless distinctions between data points.

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 ...

Joy Resmovits

Budget Cuts Hobble Schools In New York And Nationwide | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.01.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- By the end of this year, Seung Lee, a science teacher at lower Manhattan's P.S. 1, expects to have spent $500 from his own pocket on schoo...

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...

New York City Lays Off 672 School Employees

The New York Times | FERNANDA SANTOS | Posted 07.29.2013 | New York

Of the 777 New York City school employees who were sent pink slips two weeks ago, 672 lost their jobs on Friday in the largest single-agency layoff si...

Does the Ghost of George Steinbrenner Run the New York City Schools?

Alan Singer | Posted 11.12.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

It seems that Steinbrenner's management style, tossing money at the problems and blaming other people for your failures, is alive and well in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's New York City Department of education.

777 New York City Schools Workers Will Lose Jobs In Biggest Layoff Under Mayor

The New York Times | FERNANDA SANTOS | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

Nearly 780 employees of the New York City Education Department will lose their jobs by October, in the largest layoff at a single agency since Mayor M...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Should Make Between $60,000 and $150,000, Arne Duncan Says | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.28.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Teachers should have salaries starting at $60,000 and the opportunity to make up to $150,000 based on performance, U.S. Secretary of Edu...

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Will News Of The World Scandal Affect Murdoch's Foray Into Education? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.14.2011 | Education

The New York City Comptroller’s office has approved a $2.7 million consulting contract with Wireless Generation -- an education technology company ...

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...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Union Sues New York City Schools | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.18.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- The battle between New York City's teachers union and its school officials reached its latest crescendo in the form of a lawsuit Wednesday...

Joy Resmovits

How Should New York Measure Teachers? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.16.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- As different states seek their own methods for evaluating a profession whose job security has long been determined by experience rather th...

Joy Resmovits

The Superintendent Who Doesn't Believe In Superman | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.28.2011 | Education

The newly-announced head of Montgomery County, Md., schools is not a fan of extremes. “There is no one reform model where one size fits all,” ...

A Poison Pill From Albany Just for Experienced Teachers

Peter Zucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Peter Zucker

The entire bill annoys me but there are several provisions that are particularly annoying, in fact, not just illogical, but mean spirited. So let's all pull up a chair and let's examine it.

Tweed Still at It

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

The Department of Education's arbitrary decision to cut in half the small percentage that the principals can use to alleviate next year's budget shortfall flies in the face of Bloomberg's sound fiscal management.

Students 'Left Behind' When Teachers Focus On Test Prep, Not Teaching

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michele Somerville

Never have I perused the ELA tests and not found objective errors (grammar, mechanics and typos). Many classroom teachers agree that the ELA tests are often too ambiguously worded

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.