More than 350 colleges and universities and 12,000 students are expected to attend the New York City National College Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Sunday, an annual event organized by the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
Mayor Bloomberg said Tuesday that the education department will open 54 new schools this fall, bringing his administration closer to the goal of having 1,800 New York City schools by 2013.
The city's education department has been working to inform families of changes coming to the way schools deliver special education services. And some parents are asking whether schools will have the resources they need to follow through.
After finding black mold in several classrooms at a Williamsburg middle school, education officials say the building is now safe. Some parents and students, however, aren't so sure, and will bring their concerns to a meeting Monday night.
Students can tell when a teacher is excited by what they're teaching. But sometimes, especially with only three months left in the year, excitement can be hard to come by. For some New York City math teachers, an after-school math class gives them the jolt they need to stay inspired.
New York City's Education Department says it plans to add a total of 34,000 seats for students over a five-year period. But the number lags behind an estimated 50,000 seats needed to meet demand.
A state panel has given the go-ahead for a mediator to intervene in a dispute between the city's Education Department and the teachers' union over an evaluation system for the teachers at 33 low-performing schools. The city strongly objects.
After years of budget cuts, families are reaching into their own wallets more and more to pay for basics, like school supplies, as well as pooling enough funds to hire school staff. Kyle Spencer, a New York Times contributor, and Beth Fertig of WNYC spoke on "The Brian Lehrer Show" about SchoolBook’s effort to collect information from parents on their public education spending.
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.