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NYC Tech Growth Booming, Education Not Keeping Pace, Signs of Hope

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
André Corrêa d'Almeida

New data released by the Census Bureau shows that even though the recession has ended, the city's poverty rate continues to increase, and the gap between the rich and poor is on the rise. Information and communication technology, however, offers signs of hope.

Joy Resmovits

De Blasio To Make Politically Loaded Charter School Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the space-sharing arrangements for nine schools, including three charter schools that are part of Suc...

A Moral Commitment to Our Children - Choices and Investments

Khary Lazarre-White | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Khary Lazarre-White

Will we recognize that we cannot incarcerate children at a cost of $210,000 in facilities that display a recidivism rate nearing 90 percent, that we cannot continue to have the largest prison population in the world and that we cannot maintain a school to prison pipeline?

Why I Decided to Endorse Bill de Blasio for Mayor of New York City

Diane Ravitch | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

Bill de Blasio knows that public education will suffer if the NYC continues on its present course of privatization, high-stakes testing and closing of neighborhood schools. He understands that churn and disruption are bad for children, bad for families, bad for schools and bad for communities.

NYC Teachers Union To Pick NYC Mayoral Candidate

Newsday | Matthew Chayes | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York

The delegates of the United Federation of Teachers gather Wednesday to endorse a mayoral candidate, and their leader vows to accomplish a feat that ha...

City's Public School Buses Were Involved In 1,700 Accidents Last Year

dnainfo.com | (DNAinfo/Mike Miguez) | Posted 12.10.2012 | New York

NEW YORK CITY -- New York City school buses were involved in 1,700 accidents last year -- an average of nearly five per day, DNAinfo.com New York has...

Putting the Right Spin on Youth Education

Ed Pinckney | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Ed Pinckney

More than 40 years ago, before before an NCAA championship and the NBA, I was fortunate that coaches, teachers and family formed a support network around me. TopSpin and other programs like it are helping to ensure that support now exists where it's most needed.

Homeschooling In NYC On The Rise

DNAinfo | Posted 08.27.2012 | New York

UPPER WEST SIDE — For most students in New York City, the end of August means stocking up on school supplies, picking up uniforms or school clothes,...

New York City Schools Revokes Testing Word Ban

AP | Posted 06.02.2012 | Education

NEW YORK — New York City's Department of Education has decided to drop its list of words to avoid on school assessment tests. Companies that wa...

You Told Us: Should The Word 'Divorce' Be Banned From Standardized Tests?

Posted 03.29.2012 | Divorce

Should the word "divorce" be banned from standardized tests? The "D" word is part of a recently released list of more than 50 words and references ...

City Bans References To Dinosaurs, Halloween, Birthdays, And Dancing In Tests

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education

In an effort to eliminate potential "unpleasant emotions" among students, the New York Department of Education has placed a ban on mentions of "birthd...

Slacker To Star Student: One Teen's Brave Fight To Graduate

| DeAnna Lyles | Posted 01.29.2012 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

Education as a Civil Right? Interview With WNYC's Brian Lehrer on MLK Day Event at the Brooklyn Museum

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 03.18.2012 | New York
Ellen Freudenheim

Education was the theme of the jam-packed, sold-out, sixth annual MLK Day celebration at the Brooklyn Museum, In MLK's Footsteps: Education as a Civil Right, moderated by WNYC's Brian Lehrer.

My Response to the State of the City

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 03.16.2012 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

A central part of Mayor Bloomberg's speech was on education, an issue where I feel he has largely come up short.

NYC Will Lose 6,000 Teachers In New Budget

Posted 07.06.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday unveiled a shrinking budget that would cut corners throughout New York City — from classrooms, w...

An Open Letter on Behalf of Public School Parents to Chancellor Dennis Walcott

Bill de Blasio | Posted 06.15.2011 | New York
Bill de Blasio

I am a public school parent and I have talked with parents all over our city who are tired of the Department of Education treating them like problems instead of partners.