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New York Publicly Releases Individual Teacher Ratings Amid Controversy

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 04.25.2012 | Education

The New York City Department of Education released today a list of individual ratings of thousands of the city's schoolteachers, a move that concludes...

90 Percent Of Arrested Students Are Black Or Latino

Posted 02.23.2012 | New York

An average of 5 students were arrested each day in New York City schools during the last three months of 2011, new NYPD data reveals. And of those stu...

Teacher Had Students Make Cards For Inmate Boyfriend: Report

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.16.2012 | Crime

A New York teacher is under fire after she forced her fifth-graders to make holiday cards for her incarcerated boyfriend -- who's been accused of poss...

Students In Small Public High Schools More Likely To Graduate

| Sarah Garland | Posted 03.27.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. You might have forgotten about the small schools movement amid all the ...

Brooklyn Junior High School Suspended 32 Kids For Sexting, Most In NYC

Posted 12.19.2011 | New York

A junior high school in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn suspended 32 students last year, the most in any New York City school, for sending sexually suggestive m...

City Schools See Significant Decrease In Childhood Obesity

Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

Instances of childhood obesity has significantly decreased among New York City public schools over the last five years, though one in five elementary ...

Should Churches Be Permitted To Worship On Public School Premises?

Michele Somerville | Posted 02.13.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Although we can (and must) draw lines to ensure that schools do not teach religion, endorse religion, permit collective prayer while school is in session, we can no more kick prayer out of schools than we can evict God.

Claire Gordon

Toxic Classrooms: Will NYC Schools Get Rid Of PCBs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Gordon | Posted 12.13.2011 | Education

At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, Michelle Chapman's 10-year-old daughter started complaining about headaches and fatigue. Her symptoms stopped...

Student Graduation Threatened In School Course Credit Scandal

Posted 02.01.2012 | Education

A Bronx school in New York is under investigation for allegations of credit irregularities that could threaten some students' abilities to graduate th...

94 Percent Of Arrested Students Are Black Or Latino

Posted 12.01.2011 | New York

An average of 1 New York City student is arrested by the NYPD every day, according to a new report. And of those arrested, 88 percent are male and 94 ...

Bloomberg Warns Of Likely School Bus Driver Strike

Posted 11.18.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg called for an emergency press conference on Friday to address a possible immediate strike by the city's school bus drivers over a disa...

Number Of Schools Cited As Needing Improvement Skyrockets

Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

An unprecedented 1,325 schools across 123 New York districts have been identified for improvement under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Of t...

Sex Ed in New York City Schools: The Facts

Natalie Ravitz | Posted 12.29.2011 | New York
Natalie Ravitz

Sex sells. That's why for the past week newspapers and blogs have plastered their front pages with articles dissecting and lambasting New York City's new sex education mandate and recommended curriculum.

Meet Our New President of External Relations

Michael Haberman | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education
Michael Haberman

The solutions to the problems confronting our nation's education system are complex, and no one person or organization has all of the answers. But, if principals reach out into their community, they will find that many solutions are waiting just outside their doors.

Just One-Quarter Of New York City High Schoolers Are College-Ready

Posted 12.25.2011 | Education

Just a quarter of students graduating from New York City high schools this year were prepared for college coursework, and fewer than half of all New Y...

Meet the Poster Child for Charter School Burnout

Alexander Russo | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education
Alexander Russo

A young charter school administrator named Jessica Reid played a small but important role in Steve Brill's book, Class Warfare. What's it been like for her to be part of the book?You might be surprised.

New Yorkers Say Schools Aren't Better Under Bloomberg

The New York Times | Sharon Otterman and Allison Kopicki | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education

New Yorkers are broadly dissatisfied with the quality of their public schools, and most say the city's school system has stagnated or declined since M...

New York Ordered to Release Student Test Data With Teachers' Names Attached

The Wall Street Journal | Lisa Fleisher | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education

By Lisa Fleisher, The Wall Street Journal A New York state appellate court has ruled New York City must release reports that measure public school ...

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...

Bloomberg Declares Tenure Is Not Needed In Public Schools

GothamSchools | Philissa Cramer | Posted 10.04.2011 | Education

Less than two years after pledging that he did not want to end tenure, Mayor Bloomberg struck a different chord today. "Do I think it's needed at t...

City Raises Millions To Reinstate Exam Required For Graduation

Posted 10.03.2011 | Education

Students across New York will once again be offered the state regents exam this coming January. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Den...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Should Make Between $60,000 and $150,000, Arne Duncan Says

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Failing Teachers: 1 In 5 Deemed Ineffective Under New Model

Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

A pilot teacher evaluation system implemented at 20 New York City schools found that almost one in five teachers were scored at the lowest tier of the...

Joy Resmovits

Court Decision Allows New York City To Proceed With School Closures

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- A New York judge's Thursday night decision clears the way for the New York City Department of Education to proceed with its plan to close ...

Ex-Chancellor Crashes Car After Boozy Hamptons Party [POLL]

Posted 09.20.2011 | Education

Former New York City Schools Chancellor Cathie Black struggled to leave a "boozy Bastille Day bash" Saturday, crashing her SUV into a tree upon her de...