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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...

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....

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 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. ...

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.

Bringing Diversity to New York City's Specialized High Schools

John C. Liu | Posted 05.30.2012 | New York
John C. Liu

We need to build on the great foundation we have in New York City and pour our energy and resources into our public schools, because they are the key to spreading prosperity.

What the Bloomberg Administration Seems to Forget

Gail Robinson | Posted 05.01.2012 | New York
Gail Robinson

As they have sought to remake the nation's largest public school system, New York City officials have portrayed their efforts as a civil rights struggle. But despite such rhetoric, the city has created an obstacle course for its students.

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...

"These Kids Don't Have a Shot"

Alan Singer | Posted 01.17.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

It is time to hold Bloomberg and the DOE for failing our children and orphaning our schools. As Meryl Tisch recently made clear, if it is let up to the Bloomberg administration, "these kids don't have a shot."

There Are No Black Children Here

Rebecca Carroll | Posted 08.06.2012 | Black Voices
Rebecca Carroll

Like most New Yorkers, my husband and I knew that finding an appropriate school for our son was not going to be a cakewalk. Negotiating the New York City school system is practically a rite of passage for parents who live here. But while most parents seek a school that satisfies traditional criteria such as high test scores and general academic achievement, I had an additional standard in mind as we explored nearly two dozen schools: I wanted to find a school for my son where he would would have peers and mentors who are black.

Move Over Teachers: It's Time to Blame the Parents

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 07.23.2011 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

Don't we have enough scapegoats? And isn't it time we focused on engaging, rather than alienating parents?