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Let's Comfort the Afflicted

Tom Allon | Posted 04.22.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Every vote is equal. The "afflicted" can catch up to the "comfortable." We just need to reform our 20th century, tired ideas -- and the leaders who perpetuate them.

Susan Sarandon Gives $75,000 To NYC Schools For Table Tennis Programs

AP | Posted 04.16.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Susan Sarandon has donated $75,000 to support table tennis programs in New York City public schools. The city Department of Educatio...

WATCH: Huge Protest At Panel Hearing To Close Schools

Posted 02.10.2012 | New York

A crowd of 2,000 packed into the auditorium at Brooklyn Technical High School Thursday night to protest the city's plan to close 23 schools. CBS Ne...

New Yorkers Put More Faith In Teachers Than Bloomberg

Posted 02.08.2012 | New York

It's another round for Bloomberg versus the teachers union and it's looking like the latter has won the approval of New York City voters. A new po...

The Nation's Young Hit Hard By Recession, Squeezed Out Of Early Education

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 03.18.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — The expansion in public prekindergarten programs has slowed and even been reversed in some states as school districts cope with shr...

States Backtracked On Reform Commitments, Face Threats To Federal Funds

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 01.10.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- Several states that won a slice of the U.S. Department of Education's $4.3 billion Race to the Top competition have had to delay plans to imp...

Joy Resmovits

Seven States Share $200 Million In Race To The Top

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.24.2012 | Education

Seven more states will receive $200 million in federal funds in the latest round of the Race to the Top competition, President Barack Obama's controve...

94 Percent Of Arrested Students Are Black Or Latino

Posted 12.01.2011 | New York

An average of 1 New York City student is arrested by the NYPD every day, according to a new report. And of those arrested, 88 percent are male and 94 ...

"These Kids Don't Have a Shot"

Alan Singer | Posted 01.17.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

It is time to hold Bloomberg and the DOE for failing our children and orphaning our schools. As Meryl Tisch recently made clear, if it is let up to the Bloomberg administration, "these kids don't have a shot."

NY Regents To Draft Own Version Of State DREAM Act

Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

New York's Board of Regents is looking to support a state version of the federal DREAM Act, a move that comes on the heels of its endorsement of the n...

Just One-Quarter Of New York City High Schoolers Are College-Ready

Posted 12.25.2011 | Education

Just a quarter of students graduating from New York City high schools this year were prepared for college coursework, and fewer than half of all New Y...

New York Laid Off Three Percent Of Its Teachers This Year

AP | Michael Gormley | Posted 12.12.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Layoffs hit nearly 3 percent of teachers in New York this year, according to a survey released Tuesday by the state Council of S...

New Yorkers Say Schools Aren't Better Under Bloomberg

The New York Times | Sharon Otterman and Allison Kopicki | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education

New Yorkers are broadly dissatisfied with the quality of their public schools, and most say the city's school system has stagnated or declined since M...

Chancellor Walcott Breaks Up Brawl At City Hall

Posted 07.06.2011 | New York

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott truly is the anti-Cathie Black. Whereas Black's tenure as chancellor involved making tasteless Sop...

'Search For NYC's Most Inspiring Teacher' Begins Today

Posted 06.13.2011 | New York

Know a great teacher? Here's your chance to honor that teacher at the Apollo. The Get Schooled Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to increase the ci...

Joy Resmovits

NY Education Commissioner David Steiner To Resign

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.07.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- First the city, now the state. Just hours after the news broke that New York City Schools Chancellor Cathie Black was stepping down, t...

Cathie's UFT Snub

nypost.com | YOAV GONEN Education Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A month into her appointment as incoming schools chancellor and more than a week after getting state approval for the role, Cathie Black has yet to me...

New York State School Leadership Fiasco: The Illusion of Rigor

David A. Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David A. Singer

This past week the New York State Education Department released the scores of proficiency tests in math and English. The "proficiency" level of students in New York has plummeted through the floor.

"Rubber Room", Station For Ousted Teachers, Now Closed

nytimes.com | JENNIFER MEDINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

There were the hugs goodbye, the exchanges of phone numbers and the almost sure to be broken promises of keeping in touch. They packed up their bags o...

Brooklyn School Of Inquiry In High Demand

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Now it can be said for schools, too: Brooklyn is the new Manhattan. The Brooklyn School of Inquiry, a newly opened gifted and talented school in Bens...

New York Flunks "Race To The Top" Money Contest

nytimes.com | JENNIFER MEDINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Among the 16 finalists for the competitive federal education grant known as Race to the Top, New York came in second to last on Monday, leaving the st...

New York Teachers Scramble For Better Pension Plan Before New Year's Changes

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Prospective full-time teachers are scrambling to get into the current state pension tier before a reform measure designed to save...

Are the Rising Graduation Rates Real?

Clara Hemphill | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Clara Hemphill

The city boasts that nearly two-thirds of high school students graduated on time in 2008. But are the standards for graduating so low that the diplomas are meaningless, as skeptics claim?