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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
With help from a federal grant, special education teachers in New York City are learning how to better incorporate the arts into academics. They're getting new strategies through a program called Everyday Arts for Special Education, which runs on the basic principal that students need to have fun in order to be fully engaged with learning.
Monday, May 14, 2012
More than 5,000 New York City teachers have been assigned to score the state math and reading exams. The work happens at several sites around the city during the school day, which means students are without their regular classroom teachers for several days at a time.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Education officials say they will not make personnel decisions at 24 schools scheduled to be closed and reopened this summer, until a court hearing next week. Unions representing the city's teachers and principals claim that the city's plan to replace staff members at the schools violates their contracts, and they are seeking a restraining order so an arbitrator can have time to rule on their complaints.
Monday, May 07, 2012
SchoolBook is examining the issue of how to incorporate news headlines into the classroom by hosting an event with teachers on Tuesday. Ahead of the discussion, WNYC's "Brian Lehrer Show" spoke with Peter Nelson, director of the New York City branch of the organization Facing History and Ourselves, to ask how to blend current events with curriculum demands.
Friday, May 04, 2012
Pearson, the testing company, says it stands behind the math and reading tests the company developed for New York State this year and, in a letter to the state Education Department, defended its decision to include a now-notorious passage about a pineapple and a hare on the eighth grade English language-arts exam.
Monday, April 30, 2012
After months of citywide debate, amended bills and two lengthy legislative hearings, city council members officially passed the so-called living wage bill by a 45 to 5 vote. But not before one final bit of drama.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Following a push by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, state lawmakers have introduced a bill allowing New York City to make kindergarten mandatory.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
As expected, Mayor Bloomberg vetoed the "prevailing wage" bill passed by the City Council last month. And he declared his intent to veto the so-called living wage bill that will likely pass the City Council next week. The City Council, meanwhile, says it will override the mayor's vetoes on both counts.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Seventh grade students from M.S. 22 in the Bronx are learning how to advocate for themselves under the 4th Amendment, the section of the Bill of Rights that protects against unlawful search and seizure. Students showed off their legal expertise with a moot court competition on Friday.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Supporters of a bill to raise New York’s minimum wage made their case to state lawmakers on Monday in Harlem, at a hearing called by Assemblyman Keith Wright. He and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver are sponsoring legislation that would raise the minimum wage in New York to $8.50 an hour, up from $7.25.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
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.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
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.
Monday, April 02, 2012
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.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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.
Monday, March 26, 2012
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.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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.
Monday, March 12, 2012
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.
Friday, March 09, 2012
New York City investigators say a job-placement agency falsified its records for nearly 1,400 people over two years.