Applying to high school in New York City is a major undertaking that requires research and taking stock of one's priorities. "It’s way better than going to a zoned school," a student told SchoolBook. "But it’s also a lot harder." Applications are due Dec. 2.
Education officials say they're talking with the lowest-scoring schools about how to improve, an annual process that in previous years helped the city identify which schools to close. This year, the talks come with lower stakes.
Principals across the city said they were eager to see how a new mayor would approach grading schools and supporting those that are struggling.
Parents now have until Sunday to register their pre-K through second-grade children online for the assessment to get into one of the city's coveted gifted and talented programs. Families have until Friday afternoon to register in person.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio repeated his campaign promise to expand early childhood education immediately after winning the mayor's race, in his victory speech and in his transition team. He now has eight weeks to chart out his education vision, including naming a new schools chancellor.
In a rare move, the diocese of Brooklyn is suing one of its own Catholic high schools. The diocese said the school allegedly violated its contract by renting space inside its building to a charter school, a fierce competitor to Catholic schools citywide.
The number of students suspended from school dropped by more than 20 percent last year. But racial and other disparities remain.
As his term comes to an end, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is on a new-school tear. He won approval to open another 15 schools and place others in existing school buildings at a meeting Wednesday of the Panel for Educational Policy.
As another round of proposals to co-locate schools comes up for a vote, WNYC gets inside a school to find out what it means exactly for multiple schools to share a building.
A new analysis from the New York Civil Liberties Union shows an overlap between students coming in contact with stop-and-frisk police tactics and school suspensions.
One year ago, Sandy took its toll on thousands of New Yorkers -- and dozens of New York City school buildings. Scholars' Academy in Rockaway Beach has been slowly rebuilding after the storm flooded the building's first floor.
President Obama came to Brooklyn to pressure Congress to act on the budget and celebrate the model of P-Tech, a six-year high school. He said Brooklyn was cool when he lived there but "not this cool."
A new school-based health clinic opened in the Bronx on Monday, the first of seven set to open this school year. Principals welcomed the clinic to their campus where many students suffer from asthma, diabetes and higher rates of overweight and obesity.
What happens when you give young people resources, mentoring and a deadline to tell a story? A marathon media festival finds out.
New York City has purchased its first storm-damaged house through a buy-back program to aid victims of Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday.
With a friend like Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the charter sector has greatly expanded over the last decade, from 17 charter schools when Bloomberg took office to 183 now. But future growth under a new mayor is uncertain — especially if that new mayor is Bill de Blasio.
Thousands of advocates and students plan to rally in defense of charter schools with a march across the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday morning. After a decade of significant expansion under Mayor Michael Bloomberg -- there were 17 charter schools when Bloomberg took office and now there are 183 -- charter schools face the imminent prospect of a new mayor that’s less friendly to charter growth.
Standardized tests and the rollout of the Common Core learning standards got a moment -- well, a brief 40 minutes -- in the spotlight Monday morning, when Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, staked out positions in this ongoing national debate.
Providers of early intervention services to infants and toddlers with special needs say the state's new billing requirements are overly burdensome and have stalled their payments since April, when a change to the billing process took effect.