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Ted Wachtel | Posted 08.11.2013 | Crime
Ted Wachtel

Simple strategies, such as the use of restorative circles in classrooms, provide opportunity for students to communicate with their peers and teachers about feelings and concerns, reducing the anxiety and misunderstanding that produce tension and conflict in schools.

NY Spends More Money On Students Than Any Other State

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.24.2013 | New York

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released its latest per-pupil spending report, and for New York, the results were not surprising. In line with data...

This Fourth Grader Was Asked To Take A State Test From His Hospital Bed

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.01.2013 | New York

When fourth grader Joey Furlong was hospitalized last week for a pre-brain surgery screening, he received an unexpected visitor: A New York City schoo...

Survey Reveals Surprising Facts About LGBT Students In New York Schools

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The state of New York may have a comparatively liberal attitude towards its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents. But a new poll su...

Which Party Show Strongest Support For Charters In State Assembly?

Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

In a report released Thursday, the Albany-based Foundation for Education Reform & Accountability rated New York State legislators’ votes on recent b...

A True Education

Tom Allon | Posted 12.01.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

The status quo is unacceptable. We need to shift the paradigm in education in general. Even our top performers need to be taught that a love of learning will foster life-long learning, a necessity in this era of increasing disruptive innovation.

Our Accidental Creation of a Charter School

Joe and Carol Reich | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education
Joe and Carol Reich

With the 2013 mayoral election in New York likely to produce a Democratic mayor supported by the teachers' union, education reform seems likely to join other major political disagreements in current U.S. politics, where the extremists dominate the debate and moderates have no forum.

To Learn the Value of Algebra, Just Ask an Eighth Grader

Ryan Hall | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education
Ryan Hall

Mastering algebra is also like doing push-ups. There's nothing about push-ups that you're going to need to know later in life or that you would have to employ in some way on a job. But the fact remains: push-ups make your body stronger. Algebra makes your brain stronger.

MSNBC's Education Nation Meant Nothing

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stanton Peele

During its education week, Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie, presented the ubiquitous Arne Duncan with some obvious doubts about this whole Education Nation enterprise.

"Rubber Room", Station For Ousted Teachers, Now Closed | JENNIFER MEDINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

There were the hugs goodbye, the exchanges of phone numbers and the almost sure to be broken promises of keeping in touch. They packed up their bags o...

Fight Clubs At Schools Promoted On YouTube | By Ben Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Students at two Brooklyn high schools where staffers took lavish junkets routinely use texted threats to stir up violence - and post the fights on You...

Brooklyn School Of Inquiry In High Demand

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Now it can be said for schools, too: Brooklyn is the new Manhattan. The Brooklyn School of Inquiry, a newly opened gifted and talented school in Bens...

Don't Just Reform Our Schools -- Transform Them

Reshma Saujani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reshma Saujani

As we confront the challenges of a new economic order, we must move past 20th century reform roadblocks to ensure a prosperous 21st century future for our children.

Schools Chancellor Joel Klein Warns That Budget Cuts Threaten 8,500 Teachers | By Glenn Blain and Rachel Monahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Catastrophic budget cuts in Albany could force the city to lay off more than 20% of teachers in the South Bronx, Schools Chancellor Joel Klein warned ...

Some Regents Exams May Be Cut To Save Money

Albany NY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Are the Regents exams, a source of both angst and academic achievement for generations of New York high school students, headed for the wastebasket? ...

Comptroller DiNapoli Says Public Schools Have $615 Million Stashed That They Cannot Touch

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A state audit found New York public schools have been socking away hundreds of millions of dollars in reserve accounts that they can't touch now in th...

Bloomberg Says Student Scores Will Factor Into Teacher Tenure | JENNIFER MEDINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Wednesday that New York City public schools would use student test scores as a factor in deciding which teachers earn ...

High School Graduation Rates On The Rise

Gotham Schools | GothamSchools | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The state Education Department has released graduation rate data on its website; find all the Power Points and spreadsheets here. The New York City ra...

Kidstock with Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Moby, Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper, Donovan and... David Lynch?

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This concert will be about the music, but its statement of solidarity and support for upliftment in education could be the beginning of yet another American wave of consciousness raising.