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A Letter to Educators in Response to the St. Louis County Grand Jury Decision

Mark Otto | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
Mark Otto

There is no script for what to do with our students in situations like these, but I do believe that more than anything else, they need to feel loved and cared for. I ask that, regardless of how you are feeling, we all work hard to maintain safe spaces in our school and show each of our students how much we love them and care for them and that we want to keep them safe.

Our Right to Eat: Join the Movement

Tim McDonald | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

If we have breakfast being served after the bell rings, NYC will go from worst to first.

Rebecca Klein

Alumni Rally Round NYC's Top Public Schools That Admit Very Few Blacks Or Hispanics

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

Even though nearly 70 percent of New York City's public school students are black or Hispanic, very few will be attending the city's most elite public...

New York Public Schools Will Celebrate Eid

Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion

Muslim families in New York City have been requesting official recognition for Islamic holidays in public schools for years now, but they may finally ...

Nine Inches Of Snow, Schools Closed In NYC

| Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

By Aidan Gardiner and Trevor Kapp NEW YORK CITY — Public schools were closed Friday morning after a snowstorm dumped as many as nine inches of s...

Happy Mental Health Day To All

Mahroo Moshari | Posted 12.16.2013 | Impact
Mahroo Moshari

I strongly believe that we all need to invest in the mental health needs of all of our school systems by providing on-site services that are easily accessible to students. This will help normalize mental health outreach.

Controversial Charter Chain Wants To Open 100 NY Schools

| Posted 08.27.2013 | New York

By Meredith Hoffman WILLIAMSBURG — The controversial charter network Success Academy plans to open 100 New York schools in the next decade, DNAin...

Glitch Delays More Than 1,000 NYC High School Diplomas

www.DNAinfo.com | Posted 08.23.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY -- A computer glitch caused by a city contractor tasked with automating the grading of Regents exam scores left hundreds of NYC high sch...

Possible PCBs Exposure At Harlem School Sends 11 To Hospital

Posted 05.07.2013 | New York

Smoke produced from a faulty light fixture inside a Harlem school sent 11 people to the hospital on Tuesday. NY1 reports two adults and nine child...

City IDs Schools With Known PCB Leaks

The New York World | Posted 03.20.2013 | New York

On Tuesday, the New York City School Construction Authority released a list of 215 public school buildings where the Department of Education has repor...

NYC to Name School in Honor of Maurice Sendak

Rocco Staino | Posted 04.13.2013 | Books
Rocco Staino

Maurice Sendak, the famed children's book author and illustrator, who passed away on May 7th will be memorialized with a public school named in his honor.

Leave the Kids Out of the Picture

Amanda Kraus | Posted 03.27.2013 | Education
Amanda Kraus

In his NYT piece, Al Baker highlights one of the most problematic components of this issue: the glaring disparity between the racial breakdown of general education classes and G&T classes.

City Targets 17 Schools for Closure

| Posted 01.08.2013 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK CITY — Seventeen schools have been placed on the chopping block for sub-par performance, Depar...

City Braces For Possible School Bus Drivers Strike

Newsday | Emily Ngo | Posted 03.09.2013 | New York

New York City schools and parents are bracing for a possible strike by bus drivers and bus attendants who say the city's call for contract bids withou...

Is the Love Affair With Data Driven Public Policy Cooling Off?

Marc Epstein | Posted 02.13.2013 | Education
Marc Epstein

On paper it appears that street crime is down and school crime is down. The reality is the schools are actually less safe. When government agencies run two sets of books they are really no different from a private sector Ponzi scheme.

City's Public School Buses Were Involved In 1,700 Accidents Last Year

dnainfo.com | (DNAinfo/Mike Miguez) | Posted 12.10.2012 | New York

NEW YORK CITY -- New York City school buses were involved in 1,700 accidents last year -- an average of nearly five per day, DNAinfo.com New York has...

Why New York's School Reforms Didn't Work

Marc Epstein | Posted 02.03.2013 | Education
Marc Epstein

So what went wrong? For the past 60 years, education reforms have been inextricably tied to race relations in the U.S. To that end, legislation and court rulings focused on the scourge of segregation and the unequal opportunities afforded to blacks.

Hurricane Sandy's School Lessons

Marc Epstein | Posted 01.20.2013 | Education
Marc Epstein

The fact that hundreds of thousands of students are now riding long distances on an overtaxed aged mass transit system isn't even a consideration for a mayor who claims to be at the forefront of the Green Movement.

Teaching After a Disaster

Lori Ungemah | Posted 01.02.2013 | Education
Lori Ungemah

Schools serve an important function after a disaster such as Hurricane Sandy; they provide a sense of normalcy amid chaos. As much as I have tried to embrace the slow life of this past week, there was a definite feeling that something was amiss.

NYC Closes School For Second Day On Tuesday

AP | Posted 10.29.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City schools will remain closed on Tuesday as Hurricane Sandy approaches. The city had closed its 1...

At Least 34 Students Injured In Pepper Spray Incident

| Posted 10.17.2012 | New York

By Ben Fractenberg, Joe Parziale SOUTH OZONE PARK — At least 34 students were injured, including 11 who were hospitalized, when a young student a...

Teacher Scolded For Instructing Students To Send Letters To Inmate Friend

AP | Posted 10.02.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A teacher has received a warning letter from the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board for making her fifth graders write Christmas ca...

Bloomberg Speaks Out In Support Of Morning-After Pills At NYC Schools

Posted 09.25.2012 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has come out in support of a pilot program offering the morning-after pill and other contraceptives without parental consent i...

Q&A With Schools Chancellor Walcott

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 09.12.2012 | New York

Last Thursday, over 1.1 million students in the New York City public school system said goodbye to summer and poured into classrooms for the first day...

Bringing Diversity to New York City's Specialized High Schools

John C. Liu | Posted 05.30.2012 | New York
John C. Liu

We need to build on the great foundation we have in New York City and pour our energy and resources into our public schools, because they are the key to spreading prosperity.