The Daily News reported on Monday that the city will spend $29 million in 2013 on the salaries and benefits of educators who are considered "too dangerous or incompetent to work in public school classrooms but cannot be immediately fired."
At the Collegiate Institute For Math and Science, we have an oasis for our students: the art room. With colorful art literally hanging from the ceiling and sunlight flooding the space, many students do not want to leave, and ask if they can stay an extra period or after school.
The story of starting a new school is at the heart of a documentary film airing on PBS Tuesday night called The New Public. It's an unvarnished view into the teachers and students who took a leap, and created a high school from scratch in the heart of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
It's Education Week on the Brian Lehrer Show election series "30 Issues in 30 Days." On Thursday, the topic was pre-kindergarten. Rival candidates for mayor both support early childhood education but disagree how to pay for it.
The Department of Education may no longer guarantee a spot in the city's zoned high schools, preferring to offer "priority" to neighborhood students instead. The Daily News reported Monday the proposal would affect 28 high schools in Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn.
SchoolBook is taking the opportunity of Week Three of the 2013-14 school year, after the initial flurry of early September and on the heels of iOS 7 and the latest iPhone, to introduce our own splashy tech upgrade: SchoolBook 3.0. Take it for a spin.
The Daily News honored 11 teachers and administrators on Thursday as their Hometown Heroes of Education. Read their stories. They re-define dedication.
Reporter Beth Fertig was on The Brian Lehrer Show Tuesday to discuss her report on New York City public schools relying on emergency 911 calls to deal with disruptive students, a large number of whom are enrolled in special education programs. Judging from the comments, her story struck a nerve.
A horrific scene unfolded in Maspeth, Queens on Thursday morning when a car slammed into a group of children near their school, I.S. 73. As the Daily News reported, people raced to help, including a group of men who lifted the car off of two students pinned underneath.
The Brian Lehrer Show opened the phones to parents who decided this year (or in recent years) between public and private school. Callers shared the ethical and financial struggles underpinning their choices. Take a listen. Share your thoughts.
Nearly all of the mayoral candidates have vowed to change the way New York City schools are run. WNYC's Beth Fertig lays out the key points ahead of the Democrats' primary day. Take a listen. Share your thoughts. What changes do you want to see in the school system under the first new mayor in more than a decade?
Whether it's the very first day of school - ever - or the return of a familiar routine, the start of the school year offers possibilities and a sense of renewal. SchoolBook and The Daily News want to see your back-to-school photos. Use hashtag #NYCschools in a tweet or on Instagram.
A report from the Special Commissioner of Investigation released Wednesday accused William Abreu, an already disgraced assistant principal at Progress High School for Professional Careers, of raping a 17-year-old student and using her immigration status to intimidate her. The Daily News has the story.
One father advises parents to remain calm when they look up their child’s state test results, slated to be available Monday on ARIS. "Your child has not become a lot less (or more) competent in just one year, no matter what the score says," he says.
A recent graduate looks back at what made high school successful for her. She says it had a lot to do with the other students, and the way her school helped students help each other.
Daniel Koretz teaches educational measurement at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education which means he knows a thing or two about standardized tests. He was also a member of a technical committee that led New York State to decide its old exams were too easy, and that the state needed to raise its standards. In an interview, excerpted here, he offered suggestions for how to interpret the results.
New York City has released its first-ever rating of how graduates of local teaching colleges do when they get into the classroom, and Department of Education officials said they were pleased with the results.
New York City educators took stock of their school test scores on Wednesday as news of the significant drop rippled across New York State's school districts. For many it was a milestone moment, marking a new way to assess students but one that reignited a familiar debate about the role of standardized testing in the classroom.
Want to know how your school survived this year's plummeting test scores? Find and compare scores here.
Test scores for New York City students plummeted this year, with 26.4 percent of third through eighth graders passing the English tests and 29.6 percent passing the math tests. Education officials tried to allay concerns, saying the tests created a new baseline that better reflects what students need to thrive.