"We have so many people doing so many things. In a perfect world, if I could staff the way I needed to staff, I’d need 10 more teachers, seriously, in order to get done the things that need to get done," said Principal Cynthia Schneider in the latest Principal's Office interview.
SchoolBook is watching this year's PSAL basketball championship tournaments. In Brooklyn, Transit Tech faced off against rival Boys and Girls High School, with a shot at the borough-wide title up for grabs. It was a close game, until the end.
In the latest installment of the Principal's Office series, SchoolBook talked with Dominick D’Angelo, who has led I.S. 228, on Avenue S in Brooklyn's Gravesend neighborhood, with a business mindset, a byproduct of his earlier career on Wall Street.
Nutrition taught through competitive cooking. A program run by Montefiore Hospital is teaching teens what it takes to cook and eat healthy food.
One elementary school in crowded District 30 is getting more seats soon. The School Construction Authority announced plans to build an annex slated to open in 2016.
Some Bronx middle schoolers visited Google this week to show off projects they developed with the help of mentors.
A local Corona native leads the middle school I.S. 61 with a focus on strong relationships and continuity for his students. SchoolBook interviews Joseph Lisa in our latest Principals Office.
See what some readers are saying about the city's pilot program that for the first time offers both hormonal birth control and the Plan B pill to high school students.
The U.S. Census Bureau is exploring making changes to its surveys that would categorize “Hispanic” as a distinct group and could change the way some Middle Easterners could be identified.
Use your cellphone to help us cover the city schools better and add your voice to the conversation.
Sometimes brutal honesty is the best medicine.
After sending a thank-you note to the respondents of a Public Insight Network question about job fairs, one of them emailed me. Richard Williams stated he felt the Public Insight Network is "very distant and not rewarding."
Reading those words broke my heart. But after corresponding with Richard, I have some new ideas to ensure a positive experience for Public Insight Network participants. I think our system works best ...
WNYC Radio is putting together a series called "Bloomberg by the Numbers," which will focus on different New York City services Mayor Michael Bloomberg has invested in. We're relying on the Public Insight Network sources to provide anecdotal evidence of how successful these services are.
You may have already heard that the census data for the last decade came out this week. WNYC Radio has been anticipating this and planning our news coverage despite not knowing what the data would show.
In preparation, John Keefe, WNYC's Senior Executive Producer of News, built an interactive map that would allow people to easily understand the data in a visual way. If I were you, I would play around with the map for a little bit.
As soon as the data came in, we populated the map and explored the figures to identify newsworthy stories. A few things stood out to us and we reported on those right away. Below you'll see our top three census stories and the interactive map.
WNYC Radio's Public Insight Network has about 80 educators across New York City and New Jersey. I lovingly call them our army of parents and teachers because we often need to summon them to provide insights on a variety of education-related stories.
A few days ago, Beth Fertig, our education reporter asked me to find in our Network a social studies teacher who was adapting his or her classroom lessons to the revolution in Egypt and the events occurring across the mid-east as well as Libya and Tunisia.
Cathie Black, school closures, teacher layoffs, PCB's...
Lately, there has been one event after the next in the education world that could have a big impact on students, parents and educators. WNYC Radio wanted to capture the consequences of such events, understand the current state of New York City schools, and discover new aspects of the story we may have overlooked.
While I feel bad taking advantage of the challenges in education, it was the perfect way to begin engaging people in the Public Insight Network and to convince new people to join. Education affects everyone one way or another.
There are different ways to get people to join our Public Insight Network. My favorite way is meeting people face to face at one of WNYC's special events.
For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, WNYC and WQXR hosted Made in America: King's Dream in Today's Economy. The speakers at the event really dove into King's ideas on labor rights and how all kinds of people should be given the opportunity to achieve the "American Dream."
Hello! I recently joined the WNYC family as the Public Insight Analyst, or as some of my co-workers like to say, the bridge between you and our newsroom. My job is to listen to your personal experiences and knowledge and relay it to WNYC's journalists. With your permission, they will use your insights to report on what's really going in your world and your neighborhood.
After a blizzard covered most of New Jersey in about two feet of snow, many people have turned to Mayor Cory Booker who has been responding to people's cry for help via Twitter.
Mayor Booker's Twitter followers have been making requests such as diaper delivery and plowing roads. Some people have even asked for help shoveling their cars out of the snow. And the mayor hasn't just replied with a tweet. He also showed up with his feet.