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.
The American Museum of Natural History plans to put its galleries and laboratories on offer to master's students in a new training program in earth science education. The Master of Arts in Teaching program is meant to address a shortage of qualified earth science teachers in high-need public schools in New York.
New York City education officials and the teachers union say they will not be able to reach an agreement on a new teacher evaluation system by a December 31 deadline. Without an agreement, the city Department of Education will have to forfeit $60 million in federal grant money meant to help 33 struggling schools.
For many high school seniors, this vacation week may be spent working on, or perhaps agonizing over, college applications. Deadlines for many universities are in January, while others, such as CUNY, follow a February 1st cutoff. A college admissions counselor offers some advice on getting through the application process.
P.S. 48 elementary school in the Bronx is celebrating being one of three grand prize winners in the "Glee Give a Note" campaign. The school will receive $50,000 in January for its music program.
The U.S. is officially bringing its mission in Iraq to a close after nearly nine years at war, the loss of more than 4,400 U.S. service members and more than 32,000 wounded in combat.
Several advocates for sex trafficking victims are pushing the City Council for legislation that would penalize livery car drivers for knowingly transporting individuals forced into prostitution.
A WNYC program looks at local community groups and their organizing efforts to help schools in struggling neighborhoods. A professor says the most successful models he studied were those that developed deep roots in the community and helped parents push for change in a collaborative way to improve education for their children.
Many teachers say they are ready to trade in the imagery of apples, A B C's and chalkboards for a more high-tech branding of the classroom. How would you redesign teachers?
New York City education officials are talking to parents this week about how to set pre-K students on the path to college. They are beginning a series of citywide information sessions on the issue for the first time.
A group of civic leaders in Queens is proposing once again to turn an old rail line that runs through Forest Hills into an elevated park. Several community leaders proposed the idea a few years ago, but the project stalled. Now, leaders say there's more political buy-in.
A New York State supreme court judge issued an injunction saying that Con Ed cannot evict the developer of an Islamic community center near the World Trade Center site despite being owed back rent.
Had a hankering to plant a community garden? Want to scrub the graffiti off a nearby building and paint a mural instead? The non-profit group Citizens Committee for New York City is taking applications for its annual neighborhood improvement grants. The program gives small grants to projects in low-income neighborhoods.
Friends and foes of a local living wage bill packed a New York City Council committee hearing Tuesday to examine the merits of a revised version of the legislation.
As the city council revives the debate over a living wage bill on Tuesday, more than a thousand people packed Riverside Church Monday night to show their support for the measure.
City council members are reviving the debate over a living wage bill by introducing a revised version of the legislation on Tuesday. The proposed measure, called the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act, would require that businesses in development projects subsidized by the city pay workers $10 an hour with benefits.
New Jersey is one of 11 states Wednesday that applied for a federal waiver from elements of No Child Left Behind, the federal education law. New York state is also expected to apply for the waiver by February.
Seven New York City math and science teachers who try to make learning experiential and (gasp!) fun will receive Sloan Awards for Teaching Excellence in Science and Mathematics, an honor that seeks to recognize exceptionally dedicated and creative high school educators.
When members of the public want to know how many people visited city-owned museums in a given year or how much city agencies paid workers in overtime, they can check the Mayor's Management Report. On Monday, city council members examined the merits of the report itself by asking: How well are we measuring the city's performance?
Parents, students and teachers demonstrated in support of Public School 161 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, which is in danger of being closed by the Department of Education. The school's supporters said they had a plan and just needed time to improve.