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Why Is Mayor De Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home? Part Three: Education

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.05.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Children are far more sensitive to pollutants than adults. That's why hundreds of doctors signed a petition urging first Bloomberg and now de Blasio not to build a massive garbage site next to an athletic center in Manhattan used by 34,000 city kids.

Should NY Education Commissioner Resign?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.15.2013 | New York

In New York, the debate surrounding the Common Core State Standards is still raging. It's been more than three years since the state first adopted ...

Literacy By Third-Grade A Renewed Priority For Many States

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Flunked, retained, held back. Whatever you call it, increasing numbers of states are not promoting students who are struggling to...

Dozens Of Stuyvesant Students Face Suspension In Wake Of Cheating Scandal Investigation

Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

A dozen Stuyvesant High School students have been suspended for up to 10 days, with another 54 facing possible suspension for up to five days, as the ...

A Tale of Two Schools: What New York Department of Education Is Getting Right

Daniel Lautzenheiser | Posted 09.23.2012 | Education
Daniel Lautzenheiser

If there's ever a tangible physical reminder about the differences in education quality in a particular locale, it is found on the floors of a school building on West 134th Street in Harlem. Literally on the floors.

Mother Of Teacher Beating Victim Kristoff John Suing City For $5.5 Million

Posted 06.29.2012 | Education

Diane John, the mother whose 15-year-old son suffered a beatdown at the hands of a much larger teacher, is seeking criminal charges against the offend...

Mayor 13 Percent Failed Me

Jazmine Miller | Posted 03.24.2012 | New York
Jazmine Miller

You often hear the Department of Education brag about our improved graduation rates in NYC. But what good does it do to graduate more students if only a handful of them are prepared for the future?

Student Graduation Threatened In School Course Credit Scandal

Posted 02.01.2012 | Education

A Bronx school in New York is under investigation for allegations of credit irregularities that could threaten some students' abilities to graduate th...

Chancellor Ousts Education Department Official, Replacement Gets Pay Raise

Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

New York City's Department of Education connection to public school parents is leaving her post in September, after 13 months on the job. In a stat...

Exams Too Easy? State Drops $32 Million For New Tests

New York Post | Susan Edelman | Posted 09.24.2011 | Education

The state has hired a different testing company to produce its standardized exams for grades 3 through 8, replacing a firm whose too-easy tests led to...

Black Fights For School Funds, Cuomo Insists Layoffs Unnecessary

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Cathie Black has experienced what may be her first successful public outing as chancellor. Yesterday the chancellor went to Albany to convince lawma...

Graduates Poorly Prepared For College: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For New York's high school graduates, their diploma could be little more than a piece of paper. According to data from the state's Department of Educ...

WATCH: A 225-Year-Old Brooklyn Landmark Gets A Makeover

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One of the city's first landmark buildings is finally getting a new lease on life. Erasmus Hall Academy, a 225-year-old building in Brooklyn, just ...

Saving Energy And Cleaning Up Schools Could Cost 15,000 Teacher Jobs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

How many teacher's salaries does it take to change a lightbulb? According to the New York Department of Education, about 15,000. The Environmental ...

Cathie Black's Tenure Trap

Marc Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Marc Epstein

When there is evidence of bad public policy, you can safely assume that it took two parties working collaboratively to create the swamp.

The Solution For Low-Performing Schools: Close Them?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The New York Department of Education released a list of 47 "failing" schools Thursday that could be shut down by the end of this school year, reports ...

Joel Klein Pushes For Controversial NY Teacher Ratings To Be Released

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The battle over teacher effectiveness data rages on in New York City, where the United Federation of Teachers is currently embroiled in a court battle...

NY Department Of Aging Employs Idle School Buses For Senior Day Trips

New York Times City Room | Sarah Maslin Nir | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gossiping and laughing, they climbed onto the big yellow school bus on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning. But the 20 people clambering ab...

Great Responses

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

I've received some amazing responses emailed to me directly to my initial entries on the Huffington Post about education and life in Michael Bloomberg's New York.

Our Students. Their Moment. My A**!

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

The bureaucrats charged with implementing the Common Core dodge the flak from right and left, pointing out that the Common Core is a set of common standards, not a prescribed curriculum. This defense, while limitedly accurate, is irrelevant. The problem with the Common Core is that it drives bad education.