The president of the College Board defends the role of non-fiction reading in Common Core curricula in an in-depth conversation with radio host Kurt Andersen. He insists fiction will not get short shrift under the new guidelines.
Here's a deeper dive into the grades and scores released Monday afternoon for the city's 500-plus high schools. Listen to our analysis and read how other media outlets covered the release of the high school progress reports for the 2011-12 school year.
Not everyone was pleased to hear that the public schools' February break would be cut short to make up days lost to Sandy but most people acknowledged the D.O.E. didn't have many other options.
Schoolbook carried video coverage of a WNET-sponsored forum on school leadership moderated by SchoolBook's own Beth Fertig. School principals, experts and Tweed officials weighed in on what it takes to lead a successful school.
A principal's heartfelt account of the early response and relocation of his school after Sandy drew praise, especially from inside the school's community.
A psychologist and author argues that schoolchildren need to be "eco-literate" so they understand complex environmental issues and make smart decisions for the future.
The 2012 school grades are now on our pages for all elementary and middle schools. The updated information is one of many data points on SchoolBook to help you compare and evaluate schools. Check it out.
New mandated healthy lunches are proving unpopular in school cafeterias around the country. Students are pitching their salads and are complaining they're left feeling hungry. Brian Lehrer opens the phones on this always controversial subject.
Data on student discharges from both charter and district schools revealed lots of movement in the city's epicenter of school choice: Harlem. SchoolBook's analysis sparked debate over dumping and attrition, and it is still going. Join the conversation.
Chester Finn Jr., a former assistant secretary of education and co-author of "Exam Schools: Inside America's Most Selective High Schools," says he wishes more could be done for the country's brightest students before they hit the ninth grade.
In the country's largest school system, which serves nearly 900,000 meals a day, keeping the cafeterias stocked with food is a complex business. The investigative news website City Limits examines the city's contracts for getting food to schools, and how these delivery methods can affect what students eat.
The writer/producer of Frontline’s film “Dropout Nation” talks about what it takes to keep students in high school. Frontline spent a semester inside Sharpstown High School in Houston, Texas, a once-notorious “dropout factory” to document students in crisis and the teachers, counselors, and principal struggling to get them to graduation day.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is weighing whether to sign a bill on special education that opponents argue would give families more power to send their children to religious schools at taxpayers’ expense.
UPDATED | In a deal reached in the final days of the session in Albany, legislators agreed to a system that will allow parents to see the evaluations of their children's current teachers, but the public will be allowed to see only evaluation information with teachers' names redacted.
There are an estimated 1.3 million people immigrating to the United States each year. Many are children, and most are poor. In Queens, almost half the residents were born outside the U.S. A Columbia journalism school student provides a multimedia report on how one middle school student is making the transition.
A teacher’s aide in New York City is caught between the justice system and the New York City Department of Education since a grand jury on Monday declined to indict him on child sexual abuse charges.
A third-grade teacher at a Harlem public school was arrested Wednesday on charges of sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl who goes to the school, a law enforcement official said.
The "Carousel" production brought many “firsts” to the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Long Island City, Queens. The arts high school with more than 700 students had staged musicals before, but this was the first one with lighting and set designers from outside the school. Somehow the show always manages to go on, a Columbia journalism student reports.
Five years ago, a teacher at the Bronx Adult Learning Center on East Tremont Avenue donated a Weber grand piano to the program. Two years later, the principal, Amoye Neblett, hired movers to take it to his home in Brooklyn. The city's Conflicts of Interest Board announced on Monday that Mr. Neblett has returned the piano, but it cost him his job and a $1,000 fine.
A plan to put 150 fifth graders from Harlem Success Academy 2 and 3 into the building that houses P.S. 208 has pitted supporters of the magnet school against advocates of the charter school, two Columbia journalism students report.