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Wavering on the Waiver: Reservations about Cathleen Black

Ilana Garon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ilana Garon

From a educator's perspective, the eventuality of Black getting the waiver from the state is a particularly disheartening prospect.

47 NYC Schools Closing?

New York One | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Education officials announced today that there are 47 schools they believe are failing and may need to be closed. It's a much longer list than in yea...

Educating for Democracy: Playing the Numbers Game with the Dept. of Ed

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

The "test data" used to evaluate student progress acts as if children's learning could be measured the same way that sales of auto parts or purchases of cappuccino at Starbucks are calibrated.

High School 'Limbo Lounge' Officially Now 'Hell'

Donna Fish | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Donna Fish

Well the verdict is in. The judge made his determination that the failing schools Joel Klein tried to close without any due process could not be closed.

Sex and the City Schools

Elissa Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Elissa Stein

Apparently, the NYC Department of Education doesn't feel it necessary to educate our kids about reproduction, contraception or sexual health.

Let's Agree on Mayoral Control of NYC Schools

Clara Hemphill | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Clara Hemphill

Parents and elected officials have long complained that Mayor Bloomberg has disregarded public opinion since the state legislature gave him control of the schools in 2002.

The Myth of Mayoral Control of Schools

Diane Ravitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

Dubious strategies in New York public schools have puffed up the graduation rate by a few points, but the city's graduates arrive at community colleges unprepared for college-level work.

Bloomberg and Urban Mayors Should Control Schools

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

School districts are a strange American anachronism -- no other country delivers public education through local authorities. This historical remnant is completely ineffective in urban America.


Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A massive winter storm has dumped snow all over New York City, causing all public schools in New York City to close for the day. You can find more inf...