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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...

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 w...

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...

Does the New Data Tell Us Anything About School Violence?

Marc Epstein | Posted 04.28.2013 | New York
Marc Epstein

This past September, New York's public schools introduced a new discipline code keeping in line with an emerging federal policy initiative that seeks to reduce the "disparate" rate of minority incarceration in this country.

Math Questions About Slaves Spark Outrage At Public School

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.22.2013 | Black Voices

When a student teacher at P.S. 59 in Manhattan saw the math homework for her fourth-grade class, it didn't add up: The assignment asked pupils to solv...

Parents Work to Create a School In Memory of Maurice Sendak

Rocco Staino | Posted 04.14.2013 | Parents
Rocco Staino

Due to the efforts of a group of Brooklyn parents, when PS 118 in Brooklyn opens next September, it will welcome students to a school named in honor of Maurice Sendak.

Districts Face Roadblocks In Developing Teacher Evaluations

| Jackie Mader | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. School districts around the country are facing obstacles as they attemp...

Ed Today: Antonio Villaraigosa's Education Reforms Questioned By Mayoral Contenders

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Reform Fatigue In L.A.? "Antonio Villaraigosa Led The Way On Education Reform, But His Potential Successors Are Reluctant To Pick Up The Torch," reads the headline of an L.A. Weekly blog post.. The two top mayoral contenders to replace Villaraigosa at the helm of the nation's second largest school district aren't campaigning Villaraigosa-style reforms. The West Coast city's dynamic seems to echo New York's -- mayoral candidates have eschewed, for the most part, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's big, controversial reform agenda.

Teacher Booted For Sexual Harassment Paid $1 Million To Not Teach

Posted 01.28.2013 | Education

For one year's work as a full-time music teacher in New York City more than a decade ago, Aryeh Eller has collected almost $1 million in salary from t...

Americans Are Lousy Reformers

Marc Epstein | Posted 03.26.2013 | Education
Marc Epstein

We're experiencing one of those spasmodic waves of reform that seems to wash over us every 60 years or so. The effects of it are unpredictable but if history is any guide it will have lots of unfortunate consequences that succeeding generations will inherit and have to clean up.

Brooklyn Yeshivas Eschew Laws, Don't Teach English And Math

| Posted 01.24.2013 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer BROOKLYN — Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Borough President Marty Markowitz waffled Wednesday over who has...

New York City Schools Hoping To Use Social Media In The Classroom

| Jill Barshay | Posted 03.20.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Digital learning is one of those trendy education buzz phrases that means a lot of differe...