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On School Funding, Albany Must Do What's Right

Michael A. Walrond, Jr. | Posted 03.16.2014 | New York
Michael A. Walrond, Jr.

There are those who think that when it comes to education, money doesn't matter. That thought is offensive to many who struggle to provide our children a quality education. Principals trying to balance an impossible budget at the beginning of the school year can tell you that money matters.

Public School Standardized Testing: Enough Is Enough for New York State Kids

Cynthia Wachtell | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education
Cynthia Wachtell

For public school children, it has been a long spring, shaped far too much by mandated testing. And the testing is not over.

No Child: Nilaja Sun's Powerful Play

Hannah Bronfman | Posted 10.08.2011 | Black Voices
Hannah Bronfman

No Child, the one woman show written and preformed by Nilaja Sun, is a tour-de-force exploration of the New York City public school system.

No Matter What the Report Card Shows

Linda Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Linda Silverman

Today we were told that our "A" school is now a "B" school. I could say we are still the school we were a year ago, but I don't think that would be true. We have gotten better.

WATCH: Bill Cosby Interviews Deborah Kenny On Revolutionary Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Deborah Kenny started the Harlem Village Academy in 2003 after her husband's untimely death left her searching for a new life purpose. The academy h...

Overflow At Schools Means Some Kids Can't Attend Classes Just Yet

New York Daily News | By Rachel Monahan and Meredith Kolodner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Most of the city's 1.1 million school children got through school Wednesday without a hitch, but some kindergartners will have to wait a few more days...

NY Senate Approves Mayoral Control Of Schools

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's Senate has approved continued mayoral control of New York City schools and created an oversight committee with subpoe...

Food Fight At P.S. 9: Mother's Battle Against Junk Food Gets Extreme

New York Times | SUSAN DOMINUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MeMe Roth, a publicist and an Upper West Side mother of two, is getting really, really mad -- "and I do not mean angry," she clarified. "I mean mad, l...

Brooklyn Principal Busted After Schoolhouse Fight

New York Post | CALARRY CELONA, AMBER SUTHERLAND and LACHLAN CARTWRIGHT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A meeting to discuss accusations that a teacher used corporal punishment at a Brooklyn school turned violent when the principal began kicking and beat...