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.
The Department of Education said it plans to rotate assistant principals who do not have permanent positions among schools on a monthly basis, against the wishes of the union that represents them.
As New York City schools grapple with the requirements of a new evaluation system, school staff remain skeptical of the portion of the evaluation that holds teachers accountable for their students’ progress.
Government watchdog groups are questioning why a political action committee run by the United Federation of Teachers gave money to a consulting firm that does not seem to exist, during a mayor's race in which the union aimed to play a kingmaker role.
The Department of Education said Thursday that it has identified 252 buildings with a type of fluorescent light fixture that may contain PCBs. This comes after a settlement in which the D.O.E. agreed to expedite the removal of other lighting fixtures which included toxic PCB's from hundreds of schools.
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During the Bloomberg years, many parents felt cut out of the education system, from decisions around school closings to the rise of testing. Will the next mayor's DOE be different? WNYC associate producer covering education Yasmeen Khan, and Beth Fertig, contributing editor for education at WNYC and Schoolbook.org, discuss the differences between the mayoral candidates when it comes to parental involvement in public schools in NYC.
Come October, a fresh batch of proposals for opening new schools and fitting others into existing school buildings will come up for a vote at two meetings of the Panel for Educational Policy. These proposals are the last group of new schools and co-locations being proposed under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Members of a state commission on public corruption delved into the extent of the problem they are tasked with investigating by listening to testimony on the issue Tuesday night. The commission held its first public hearing at Pace University, where Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, testified that government corruption "appears rampant."