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Who Will Lead The Nation's Largest School District? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.06.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The outcome of Tuesday's mayoral election may be largely a foregone conclusion, as Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (D) is expected to troun...

Caveat Emptor--Charter School Poster Kids and Private/Public Education

Michele Somerville | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Michele Somerville

If charter schools really do so well with educating children with special needs, does it not make sense for many more children with autism and other developmental disabilities to attend these schools? Why aren't the charter schools clamoring for more?

Bored-o-Ed: An Educator's Plan for Making the NYC Public Schools Work

Michele Somerville | Posted 11.23.2013 | New York
Michele Somerville

If I could change one thing alone, I would change this: Currently New York City Public School students have physical education twice a week.

Goodbye to PS 154 in the Bronx?

Peter Zucker | Posted 12.26.2012 | New York
Peter Zucker

So, what is new? My school, PS 154 in the Bronx has been slated for closure. Actually a decision has yet to be made, but rather the euphemism, "Early ...

RIP Stu Schmelz, the Last of the Great Educators

Peter Zucker | Posted 07.24.2011 | Education
Peter Zucker

I have known Stu for almost 16 years. I met him the very first day I started teaching. I took an instant liking to Stu. Even then, way back in 1995, Stu knew how to fix the schools.

Teacher Salaries and Shortage Areas

Christopher Reeve | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Christopher Reeve

While I am very disappointed that Mayor Bloomberg selected a new schools chancellor with no experience whatsoever in public education, I have to remain optimistic that our NYC kids will not be shortchanged in any way.

The Lost Paragraphs of Arne Duncan

Richard Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Richard Kessler

Arne Duncan gave a speech in Wasghinton D.C. about the value of arts education. It was a very good speech, but when you look at all the recent K-12 initiatives of the Obama administration, arts education is all but missing.

You Don't Have to Deny the Arts To Succeed: MS223 in The South Bronx, a 2010 Intel School of Distinction

Richard Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Richard Kessler

Ramon Gonzalez and his faculty at MS223 have managed to take time from test prep for reading and math to build in exchange for a quality arts program,...

Public Is the New Private

Rebecca Bond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Bond

We are now waitlisted for our daughter's neighborhood school, and, having forfeited the opportunity to enlist in a private school, are marooned with few options.