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Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Some major eating was underway in Coney Island thanks to the annual hot dog eating contest, where the two reigning champions ate their way to victory.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
As the Hudson River dazzles under the light of 50,000 pounds of fireworks Wednesday evening, the East River — and the people who live along it — may wonder when that waterway will get another turn to shine.
Monday, July 02, 2012
In September, most students with disabilities will be able to attend their neighborhood school. This means schools will have to follow the student's individualized education program, or I.E.P. It’s a legally binding document that spells out the needs of the student and it's not always easy to get the plan right.
Monday, June 25, 2012
It's an odd end to the school year for many students. Since there were no snow days this year, the Education Department is allowing more than 650 schools to cancel classes Monday and Tuesday to allow for professional development for teachers. But students need to show up for a half day on Wednesday to pick up their report cards.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott is honoring nearly 200 graduating seniors Monday night who have overcome what he calls "remarkable obstacles" to earn their diplomas. One of those students is Daniel Gillen of Beacon High School.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The family of a Brooklyn middle school student plans to sue the Department of Education, saying he was beaten by two classmates and left blind in his right eye. The boy, Kardin Ulysse, says the school staff did nothing to prevent or stop the incident.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Seniors, you can have the final word. SchoolBook wants to hear your anecdotes, wisdom and parting thoughts about high school life in New York City. Some of the most compelling stories may be published in The New York Times, told on WNYC and shared with SchoolBook readers at the end of the month. But first you have to submit something.
Monday, June 04, 2012
Arne Duncan, the United States secretary of education, urged New York grant makers to support reforms in curriculum, testing and teacher evaluations so that the state -- and the country -- can catch up to the rest of the world.
Monday, June 04, 2012
The City Council wraps up hearings this week on Mayor Bloomberg's executive budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2013. The public is invited to weigh in on Wednesday afternoon, the final day of hearings.
Friday, June 01, 2012
Congratulations, seniors, you've nearly made it to the end. Just ahead of graduation, SchoolBook wants to collect your wisdom about what it's like to attend high school in New York City.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
SchoolBook attended the CIty Council hearing on next year's school budget so you didn't have to. We have the highlights and details.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
New York is one of 19 states to receive a federal waiver from complying with provisions of the No Child Left Behind law. State Education Commissioner John B. King says the waiver allows New York to disregard requirements that were "unproductive or unrealistic."
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The city is seeking to change state law to give the schools chancellor final authority to fire a teacher accused of sexual misconduct.
Friday, May 25, 2012
New York's youngest public school students began hearing on Friday whether they received admission to one of 89 gifted and talented programs throughout the city.
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.