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NYC Parents Angry After School Cuts Gym Class

Posted 10.15.2012 | Education

Parents of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at Brooklyn’s PS 224 are angry that their children have gone without gym class since the begin...

Students May Not Graduate After City Loses Exams

Posted 07.30.2012 | Education

More than a dozen New York City students will have to retake state mandated standardized exams after the city lost their answer sheets. Students at...

Millions Spent On Improving Teachers, But Little Done To Make Sure It's Working

| Beth Fertig and Sarah Garland | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Helping struggling teachers improve has become a big concern–and a big business–across...

Teacher Saves Stranger's Life, Receives Middle Finger

Posted 03.15.2012 | New York

A Brooklyn teacher performed CPR on a young woman suspected of overdosing in the bathroom, ultimately saving her life and receiving a surprising gestu...

City Vows To Fight Teacher Who Said Kids Deserve To Drown

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.07.2012 | Education

Christine Rubino, a former teacher who wrote her students 'deserved to drown,' has successfully won back her job at Brooklyn Public School 203. But he...

Homeless Brooklyn Grad Starts Charity To Send Students To College

New York Daily News | Posted 09.29.2011 | Impact

Homeless high school grad Orayne Williams has returned to the city after his first year away at college - and he's on a mission to help other street k...

Former PTA Official Ordered To Return $82,000 She Stole For Fertility Treatments

Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

Providence Hogan, accused of embezzling $82,000 from her child's Cobble Hill school PTA, has agreed to repay the amount, plus interest, to avoid jail ...

Brooklyn Principal Fired, Teacher 'Cried Tears Of Joy'

NY Daily News | Ben Chapman | Posted 09.01.2011 | Education

The Department of Education is canning an infamous Brooklyn principal who grabbed headlines for sending teachers nonsensical letters filled with gramm...

NYC Teacher: I Was Fired For Praying In Class After Hours

New York Post | Kathianne Boniello | Posted 07.27.2011 | Education

She didn't have a prayer. A veteran city educator and devout Christian who prayed in her empty Brooklyn classroom claims her principal not only mocke...

Fast One at 'Apartheid High'

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michele Somerville

The Millennium debacle brings into focus some of the larger problems with facing the New York City public schools.

Separate and Nowhere Near Equal in Brooklyn

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michele Somerville

Good teachers are never the problem. Education hacks are the problem. They go backwards when they should go forward. They crush good teachers.