From a educator's perspective, the eventuality of Black getting the waiver from the state is a particularly disheartening prospect.
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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...
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.
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.
Apparently, the NYC Department of Education doesn't feel it necessary to educate our kids about reproduction, contraception or sexual health.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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