School communities are turning yet again to issues of bullying, guns and violence following the shooting rampage two weeks ago at Chardon High School near Cleveland. On WNYC's "The Brian Lehrer Show" on Monday, Jessie Klein, an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at Adelphi University, makes the case that bullying, while hardly a new phenomenon, is a growing crisis in American schools that stems from a culture of competition and aggression.
New York City investigators say a job-placement agency falsified its records for nearly 1,400 people over two years.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's office has created an online interactive map to show which school districts have adopted teacher evaluation plans. Districts have until next January to do so or risk losing state aid.
With Super Tuesday upon us, when 10 states will hold Republican primary elections, we are asking teachers and students: How have you been covering the election season in the classroom?
The founding principals of three new schools in the city talk to Brian Lehrer about their search for new students to fill up their seats for their fall openings.
It’s match week for New York City’s Eighth graders applying to high schools. But for those students who did not get a match or who did not like their choice, there is a second chance.
Education officials announced the results for the first round of high school matches Wednesday. With just over 77,000 eighth graders applying, 84 percent of students will be able to attend one of their top five choices. But 10 percent of students did not match at all.
Like many other neighboring districts, New York City public school students and teachers are enjoying a week off for midwinter recess. The break started as an energy-saving measure in the 1970s and later became an annual tradition because of a budget deal between the city and teachers.
Two of the main parties in the teacher evaluations drama took to the airwaves. They accentuated the positive -- a deal on an appeals process for teachers rated as ineffective -- and mostly left the remaining open issues for another day. Hear what they had to say.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he would impose his own system for evaluating teacher performance if school districts and unions could not come to an agreement by Thursday night. Believe it or not, there is much agreement on how to rate teachers' performance. Here is a timeline and breakdown of the issues.
Principals in New York state are banding together in growing numbers to raise objections to the state's use of student test scores in a new evaluation system for principals and teachers. They are meeting this week at C.W. Post on Long Island to discuss the issue.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is proposing making kindergarten mandatory for the city's 5-year olds and instituting a loan program to help middle-income families pay for child care. Read full prepared remarks here.
In a show of solidarity, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the teacher's union are both coming down on the side of Planned Parenthood. A day after the mayor made a $250,000 gift to the health organization, the United Federation of Teachers is answering the mayor's call for matching donations with a $125,000 gift of its own.
A new report shows that New York City comes in dead last among 26 urban school districts when it comes to making sure low-income children receive a free breakfast at school. But education officials say the comparison is not fair because the city's school system is much bigger and more complex than any of its counterparts.
A new sex education mandate is taking effect in New York City public schools, starting Tuesday in the high schools. All public middle schools and high schools are required to include sex education lessons in existing health classes. Many schools already provide sex ed, but New York City is now mandating those lessons for the first time. Here is a primer on how the new program will work.
For many students at Manhattan Theatre Lab, the closing of their school is a personal affront. They defend the school, saying it is more than a set of numbers, and are mobilizing to present their best defense of the school at Tuesday's school closing hearing.
Apple is hoping to put an end to the days of students weighed down with a backpack full of textbooks. The tech company said it's aiming to change the way students use textbooks with a free app for downloading those schoolbooks to an iPad.
A City Council stalemate over a so-called living wage bill has ended with a deal that could raise the pay for several hundred workers a year at city-subsidized developments.
For the first time, emergency dispatchers from the NYPD, FDNY and Emergency Medical Dispatch services are in the same location and using the same technology to respond to 911 calls. The mayor touted this coordinated approach as a major milestone in the city's emergency call system, which has been in need of an overhaul for decades.
New York City police say a man has confessed to a string of arson attacks at an Islamic cultural center and four other sites on New Year's Day.