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Helping Kids Whose "Brains Are on Fire"

Tom Allon | Posted 05.26.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

The minds we waste each day in substandard public education could be the next Albert Einstein or Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. Our children can't wait.

Taking on Stark Inequalities in NYC Schools

Ben Jealous | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Ben Jealous

NY schools have increasingly co-located charter schools inside public schools as a cost-cutting measure. Co-locations can lead to disparities, division and tension among students, which can impede learning.

Harlem Students Dance To An Old Irish Jig (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Damiano Beltrami | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One To World is a non profit organization that brings Fulbright scholars and other international students to New York City public schools to introduce...

Times Joins Bloomberg's Battle Against Teachers

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Mayor Bloomberg is threatening to lay off over 4,6000 teachers because of state budget cuts. Lay-offs will devastate the schools, no matter which teachers get let go.

Cathie Black Regrets That Whole 'Birth Control' Joke

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A spokeswoman says New York City Schools Chancellor Cathie Black was making a joke when she suggested overcrowded schools could be so...

The Wrong Way to Measure Education

Gabe Pressman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gabe Pressman

City Hall trumpets that test scores show New York City's 1.1 million school children are making vast strides in learning. But there are serious doubts that this is what's really happening.