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De Blasio Ends 5-Year Dispute With Teachers Union

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City and its largest teachers union struck a deal on a new contract Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced, ending a near...

Awesome Lecture Series Brings Free Flowing Knowledge To New York's Bar Scene

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 04.03.2014 | College

Tired of the same drunken drivel you hear inside bars? A new project is hoping to elevate the conversation at New York City watering holes by hosting ...

Vaccination Rates At Some NYC Schools Will Shock You

Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents

Despite stringent state rules that make it difficult for parents to exempt children from immunization, an alarming number of New York City private sch...

Nine Inches Of Snow, Schools Closed In NYC

| Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

By Aidan Gardiner and Trevor Kapp NEW YORK CITY — Public schools were closed Friday morning after a snowstorm dumped as many as nine inches of s...

Joy Resmovits

NYC School Chancellor Pick Not Entirely A Departure From Bloomberg Years | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK -- Standing in front of 20 fidgety kids in a middle school gymnasium Monday, New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio (D) announced what he c...

Charter Schools Worry About De Blasio's Plans

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 12.26.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Operators of New York City's publicly financed, privately run charter schools are bracing for changes promised by Mayor-elect Bill d...

Declaration on the Well-Being of NYC's Children

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 02.18.2014 | Education
Jeffrey Sachs

We call attention to the overwhelming evidence that investing in the health and education of children is the highest-return investment available to society. We recognize the critical role of parents and a range of support programs that enrich the years of early development.

First Day Of School In NYC Means Controversial Teacher Eval System

| Posted 09.09.2013 | New York

By Amy Zimmer and Colby Hamilton BROOKLYN — John Yanno, a high school teacher with 13 years of classroom experience, knows how to create a lesson...

Friends Remember Brooklyn Teen Who Drowned On Class Trip | Posted 06.25.2013 | New York

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — The 16-year-old boy who drowned while on a trip to Bear Mountain with his Brooklyn school was a smart, fun-loving kid who took ca...

Glitch Delays More Than 1,000 NYC High School Diplomas | Posted 08.23.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY -- A computer glitch caused by a city contractor tasked with automating the grading of Regents exam scores left hundreds of NYC high sch...

Teacher Arrested For Raping 10-Year-Old Girl

Posted 06.20.2013 | New York

A 40-year-old special education teacher in the Bronx was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl. The Daily News reports Ant...

How Mayoral Candidates Say They'll Do Education In NYC | Posted 05.17.2013 | New York

When Mayor Bloomberg exits City Hall after 12 years at the end of 2013, his successor will take control over the largest school system in the country....

Back On The Road Again

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 04.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City school bus drivers who serve tens of thousands of children were back at work Wednesday after a monthlong strike that fo...

NYC Can't Afford a Late Start to Early Education

Bill de Blasio | Posted 04.17.2013 | New York
Bill de Blasio

President Obama gets it. Governor Cuomo gets it. Now, we need a mayor who recognizes the need for a game-changing overhaul of our schools that starts with getting early education right. Anything less, and we are leaving our kids behind.

School Bus Driver Strike, Day 2

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS and EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 03.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City's first school bus strike in 34 years entered its second day Thursday with no resolution in sight and tens of thousands...


AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 03.18.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Tens of thousands of New York City children who usually ride school buses took subways, taxis and private cars to school Wednesday as...

School Buses Rolling Monday, But Strike Threat Looms

| Posted 01.15.2013 | New York

By Jill Colvin and Jess Wisloski NEW YORK CITY — Yellow school buses began making pickups Monday morning, as the drivers' union prepared for a st...

City Targets 17 Schools for Closure

| Posted 01.08.2013 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK CITY — Seventeen schools have been placed on the chopping block for sub-par performance, Depar...

Armed Ex-Cops At NYC Schools?

| Posted 01.07.2013 | New York

By Nicholas Rizzi, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer STATEN ISLAND — The Staten Island Community Education Council will vote Monday night on a plan to pu...

City Braces For Possible School Bus Drivers Strike

Newsday | Emily Ngo | Posted 03.09.2013 | New York

New York City schools and parents are bracing for a possible strike by bus drivers and bus attendants who say the city's call for contract bids withou...

At Least 34 Students Injured In Pepper Spray Incident

| Posted 10.17.2012 | New York

By Ben Fractenberg, Joe Parziale SOUTH OZONE PARK — At least 34 students were injured, including 11 who were hospitalized, when a young student a...

Assistant Principal Exchanged 3,000 Texts With High School Student

Posted 10.03.2012 | New York

A Brooklyn assistant principal is under fire for allegedly exchanging a staggering 2,919 text messages with a high school student in just 91 days. ...

Teacher Scolded For Instructing Students To Send Letters To Inmate Friend

AP | Posted 10.02.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A teacher has received a warning letter from the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board for making her fifth graders write Christmas ca...

Q&A With Schools Chancellor Walcott

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 09.12.2012 | New York

Last Thursday, over 1.1 million students in the New York City public school system said goodbye to summer and poured into classrooms for the first day...

Great School Choices

Tom Allon | Posted 10.27.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Choice is a hallmark of our country. It is synonymous with freedom. We live in a country where we have choice in our leaders, our religion, our food, our housing, our lifestyles. Choice in education is not only necessary -- it is crucial for our country's future.