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NYC Schools Get Serious Tech Upgrade & Computer-Based Lessons

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

More than 13,000 students in 80 New York City public schools are getting a tech boost from The Department of Education, according to the Wall Street J...

'Race To The Top': New York Wins Nearly $700 Million In Education Funds | JENNIFER MEDINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York captured almost $700 million for schools when it was selected Tuesday as one of 10 winners in the federal Race to the Top competition, a vict...

'Race To The Top' Billions Awarded To New York, Other States

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ATLANTA — More than 13 million students and 1 million educators will share $3.4 billion from the second round of the federal "Race to the Top" grant...

Why Did Nicole Suriel Die?

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

The death of Nicole Suriel was a tragedy and an accident. But it was made more likely because the school system does not respect the importance of administrators who are educational leaders rather than middle managers.

Publicolor Volunteers Brighten NYC Schools With Fresh Paint

Tonic | Diane Herbst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Day after day, Christina Lebron walked through the gloomy hallways of her Brooklyn high school, the drab beige walls somehow magnifying her depressing...

NYC Public Schools Closed In Preparation For Wednesday Storm | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A nasty nor'easter could bury New York City with over a foot of snow Wednesday -- the reason why the city is closing all public schools tomorrow....

Budget Cuts Shut Out Kindergarten After-School Care

New York Daily News | Meredith Kolodner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Thousands of kindergartners could be shut out of after-school classes this fall as those programs are shifted out of day care centers, the Daily News ...

The Wrong Way to Measure Education

Gabe Pressman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gabe Pressman

City Hall trumpets that test scores show New York City's 1.1 million school children are making vast strides in learning. But there are serious doubts that this is what's really happening.

In Defense of iSchools

Joel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Klein

The iSchool, a new high school in SoHo that incorporates technology into everyday learning, encourages students to take an active role in their own education and go beyond what they find in a textbook.