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New York City Has A Plan To Keep Black Kids In School And Out Of Jail

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.28.2016 | Black Voices

NEW YORK - The largest district in the country is taking steps to make sure that its littlest, most vulnerable students are not pushed out of school f...

There Is A Shortage Of Male Teachers Of Color. NYC Is Working To Fix That.

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.02.2016 | Black Voices

Kevin He had a problem. He was a senior in high school, and was gearing up to go to prom. He had asked a date and picked out a gray suit. But he didn...

NYC Schools Suspended Sexual Assault Victims Because They're Black: Attorney

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics

New York City Schools mishandled several cases of sexual assaults involving "economically disadvantaged black girls" between the ages of 13 to 15, thr...

What It's Like To Teach While Black

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.04.2016 | Black Voices

Pamela Lewis isn't like most of her fellow teachers. Lewis is black. She's from the North Bronx and grew up in housing projects. She attended schools ...

New York City Schools Take Historic Step Forward For Gay Kids

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.03.2016 | Queer Voices

Jared Fox, 28, knows first-hand about the perils of intolerance. Just two years ago, when Fox was visiting his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, from New Y...

Central Park Five: Rehire Teacher Allegedly Fired Over Central Park Five Lesson

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.11.2016 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Two of the five men who were wrongfully convicted in the 1989 rape and assault of a woman in Central Park have expressed support for a New...

Los Angeles Schools Closed Due To Emailed Threat

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

The Los Angeles Unified School District took the unprecedented step Tuesday of closing all of its schools due to an emailed threat that was later deem...

This School Is Taking A 'Proactive' But Controversial Approach To Tackling Racism

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.21.2015 | Black Voices

The Fieldston Lower School, a private school in New York City, is taking a bold and brow-raising approach to tackling racism. The school, which wa...

Alena Hall

Inner-City Schools Find Music Programs Could Be Key To Happier, Harder-Working Students | Alena Hall | Posted 03.21.2015 | Impact

When Larry Carthan was 9 years old, he discovered drumming as a creative outlet for his energy and frustrations. Decades later, after a 29-year career...

Christopher Mathias

New York City Officially Adds Two Muslim Holidays To School Calendar | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.05.2015 | Religion

New York City is now the largest school district in the country to recognize two Muslim holidays on its official calendar. Mayor Bill de Blasio an...

Taylor Swift Gives Major Gift To NYC Schools

ASSOCIATED PRESS | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's official booster Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 to the city's public schools. The city tourism bureau tapped Swi...

Stop the Co-location Squeeze

William Lynch III | Posted 01.17.2015 | Education
William Lynch III

A new state law requires the city either to provide free space or pay rent for a charter school to occupy another space. However, we should not allow this encroachment on our already severely crunched public school space.

These Are The Most Dangerous Schools In New York City

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

The New York State Department of Education has labeled 40 schools in New York City "persistently dangerous." The state released its latest list of ...

Joy Resmovits

How Bill De Blasio May Be Helping Charter Schools More Than Some Republicans | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Last fall, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) waged his successful populist campaign in part on reversing his predecessor Michael Bloo...

The Last Shall Be First

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Ed says his faith is what drives his success. It's what motivates him to make the world better, every hour of the day -- in his job.

What Was Not Debated Last Night

Jack Hidary | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Jack Hidary

The final mayoral debate was last night and The New York Times summed it up this headline: "Lhota and de Blasio Mock Each Other's Résumés." With a ...

Joy Resmovits

Obama: Don't Tell Me We Can Afford A Government Shutdown But Not School | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama spent Friday hanging out with students at Pathways in Technology Early College High School, before telling them the...

Bloomberg's Education Plan Is Working: Don't Ditch It

The Atlantic | Posted 10.23.2013 | New York

Bill de Blasio, the likely next New York City mayor, has made a lot of promises about public education. No additional charter schools; no free space f...

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?

To Roy With Love

Robin Hardman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Robin Hardman

I am continually impressed with the dedication, creativity and energy many of my kids' teachers bring to their work. I am frankly amazed at the things my kids know. But if I had to choose the one teacher in my son's life most deserving of a lifetime achievement award, I'd pick Roy Nathanson.

Controversial Charter Chain Wants To Open 100 NY Schools

| Posted 08.27.2013 | New York

By Meredith Hoffman WILLIAMSBURG — The controversial charter network Success Academy plans to open 100 New York schools in the next decade, DNAin...

Why We Need Assessments Worth Teaching With

John Thompson | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
John Thompson

We can start making real progress when the theorists stop squandering so much of our energy and resources on silver bullets like NCLB and Common Core testing. Let's just hope that the N.Y. experience prompts some reality-based reflections by school "reformers."

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...

Joy Resmovits

Anthony Weiner's First Mayoral Debate | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Anthony Weiner, the son of a former public school teacher, said his views on education run "deep in my bones." Fresh off the announcem...

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 who m...