After advocates filed a federal lawsuit nearly seven years ago, the New Jersey Department of Education will take steps to better include students with disabilities in their home school districts, rather than send these students to separate facilities.
Warmer temperatures through the weekend will bring a much-needed thaw to the blackened snow piles of New York City. There are just a few things residents should watch out for.
As of February 18, Central Park had received 57.1 inches of snow so far this winter according to the National Weather Service. It's nothing to scoff at, but still falls behind the record-holding winter of '95-'96.
Teachers union president Michael Mulgrew speaks on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show about contracts, teacher retention and reducing a paperwork burden on school staff.
Relentless winter weather has meant repeated shoveling and hacking through ice for building owners - at least those who follow the law - and deftly traversing snow banks, slush and icy walkways for pedestrians.
The New York Board of Regents tabled one of their proposals to adjust implementation of the Common Core a day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo assailed the changes, accusing the education commissioner and Regents members of undermining the new teacher evaluation system under the guise of reforms.
Here we go again. Public schools are open in New York City while many private schools and suburban districts are closed. Why? Here's a statistic to consider: NYC schools have closed for snow only 11 times in the last 35 years.
The mayor's push to expand pre-k in New York comes with an estimated cost per child: $10,239/year. A visit to one pre-k classroom helps explain what the money buys.
Chancellor Carmen Fariña names her second-in-command and a new deputy chancellor to focus on professional development, curriculum and implementing the Common Core learning standards.
While on the governor's Albany turf, Mayor Bill de Blasio provided more detail on plans to tax wealthy residents to expand pre-kindergarten in New York City. His testimony came less than a week after Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his own proposal for expanding pre-k.
Just because schools were in session doesn’t mean the people could get there. Plenty of New York City schools on Wednesday muddled through staffing shortages and a student attendance rate of 47 percent -- the lowest this school year.
In his budget address Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo highlighted education priorities for the next fiscal year, including universal pre-kindergarten, merit pay for teachers and amending the "flawed" implementation of the Common Core learning standards.
After a meeting with the new schools chancellor, parent leaders said they got a taste of what they were missing from the previous administration: being heard and understood.
"Coming to a new setting is very, very hard," said the principal of Bronx International High School. "It was a struggle for me, and I see the same struggle for them." SchoolBook checks in with Joaquin Vega in our latest 'Principal's Office' interview.
Department of Education staffers will continue to monitor a Far Rockaway elementary school, after a New York Post report called out its principal's attendance and cited a lack of materials.
Application season may be an annual ritual but this year there's a big change: Families are being told to apply online rather than go to their local schools to submit the paperwork in person.
Mayor Bill de Blasio promoted his plan Monday to tax wealthy New York City residents as the most stable way to finance pre-kindergarten and after-school programs when compared with possible state funding.
It didn't matter that temperatures were in the teens and wind gusts rolled in mightily. Bundled-up New Yorkers took the opportunity of a snow day to frolic in the white stuff.
In one of her first duties as chancellor, Carmen Fariña called a snow day early Friday morning to the delight of schoolchildren and teachers alike while some parents, on the other hand, scrambled to find back-up childcare.
Come Jan. 2, multiple bus companies will pick up the thousands of routes previously covered by Atlantic Express and its affiliates, which closed for business on Dec. 31.