Middle schoolers have just finished three days of English Language Arts testing. Teachers and parents: call in and tell us what your students and children thought about the new Common Core-aligned exams. How did the experience compare to last year? What did they tell you or what did you see during the test? Beth Fertig, Contributing Editor for Education for WNYC Radio and Schoolbook.org, joins us to take your calls.
The fate of Cooper Union's art school is apparently no longer in doubt.
Shortly following the November elections, a Gallup poll revealed that 68 percent of Americans believe that President Obama will improve education in his second term. Education reporters Beth Fertig and Rob Manning explain whether the optimism is warranted.
Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, and Yasmeen Khan, WNYC associate news producer covering education and politics, update us on the apparent failure of negotiations between the teachers' union and the DOE, resulting in the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in state aid.
Many New York City school bus routes were shuttered today as drivers went on strike. Schoolbook reporters Beth Fertig and Yasmeen Khan update the latest. Then, Nicole Gelinas, contributing editor of the Manhattan Institute's City Journal, discusses how the city should approach negotiations with the union and the bus companies.
It's Election Day! We talk to reporters, look at the important story lines, and more importantly take your calls. With:
Plus, reporters from crucial swing states discuss the latest polls and how their states are shaping up on Election Day:
Three days after Sandy's wrath, restaurants and groceries with power in New York City are now getting back to normal. Delivery trucks are back on the roads and customers are back in the aisles. But not in downtown Manhattan, which is still waiting for its electricity to be restored. Con Ed says that should happen this weekend. But just how is the city's food supply holding up?
Some people who fled their homes in Lower Manhattan, hunkering down in a city evacuation center, moved again after the power went out Monday night. They’re now staying at a school on the Upper West Side, trying to make the best out of the situation as they wait for the all clear to go home.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a partially collapsed crane on West 57th street in midtown will have to endure Sandy's strengthening winds this evening like everyone else. He says it's too dangerous to try to secure it Monday night.
There are "troubling and profound gaps" in how New York state school districts teach sex education, according to a new report by the New York Civil Liberties Union.
Summer’s coming to an end and that means it’s back to the classroom for millions of students around the country.
During the summer, it seems like every field in the city is occupied by a softball or soccer game, no matter the hour. The demand is especially strong at night when working adults have time to play, but the city has a limited number of lit fields. WNYC took a tour of some of those fields and the adults that carve out time to play after the sun has set.
A new national study may yield some clues about how immigrant and second generation Americans differ from all other undergraduates, and from each other, when they get to college.