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Sunday, September 01, 2013
With Congress set to debate taking military action in Syria, the Arab American Association of New York is telling its community to expect increased surveillance of Syrian-Americans and Muslims.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
With cash prizes on the line, about 25 teenagers spent one of their last days of summer diving into the issue of sexual cyberbullying, or “slut shaming,” and designing digital tools to combat it.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Three years after the city made it harder for teachers to get tenure, just over half the number of teachers who were eligible in the 2012-2013 school year received the job protections. Just three percent of teachers were denied tenure outright, while the rest will stay on probation until another tenure review next year.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Families, the day has come. Nearly three weeks after the state released test scores for school districts across New York, students can now see how they fared on the first-ever tests for third through eighth graders that were aligned to harder learning standards.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
A museum exhibit on World War II occupies a very natural habitat this summer: historic Governors Island. The photography and propaganda exhibit was entirely curated by students from the New York Historical Society's internship program.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
At the same time that city teachers are absorbing the results of state test scores, they are also receiving training on brand new curriculum materials that, some teachers say, would have been quite useful in the classroom prior to the assessments.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
In a large school system where the technology spectrum varies widely — for example, some teachers may be hesitant to embrace new gadgets while other classrooms have iPads for every student — the city is trying to bring together on-the-ground experiences and new ideas for using mobile devices and interactive technology that help students learn.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
A group of about 40 boys, ranging in age from six to 19, are devoting part of their summers to learning proper nutrition and how to throw a proper punch. They have discovered, through a pilot program teaching them to box, that both take discipline and require respect for the body.
Monday, July 22, 2013
A dispute between the teachers' union and the Department of Education related to the new teacher evaluation plan has -- once again -- cost New York City schools millions of dollars.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Among the many duties of already overloaded school principals, who say they feel pressure to show results to a data-driven Department of Education, is the implementation of a complex teacher evaluation system coming to all the New York City schools this fall.
"They keep changing the music and we keep dancing," said Brian DeVale, principal of P.S. 257 John F. Hylan in Brooklyn.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
The teachers' union is pushing back against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to influence changes in the school system years after he leaves office, specifically in the way that space in school buildings is allocated to charter schools. The latest dispute comes in the form of a lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Teachers: Meet your new evaluation system. And it has a new name, "Advance." Thousands of teachers and administrators will spend time this summer in full-day training sessions getting better-acquainted with the new system. The trainings officially launched on Thursday.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Five education experts shared their approaches to classroom instruction with the members of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Education Reform Commission. Cincinnati's community schools model got closer scrutiny from the commission which is slated to release its recommendations for improving New York's public schools later this year.
Monday, July 08, 2013
Summer school is underway and parents at least have mixed feelings about it. One mother said she felt that her child's need to attend the summer session was her "fault" while another chose to enroll one of her sons even though he didn't need it, just to "prepare him" for next year.
Monday, July 08, 2013
While the city is trying out new enrichment programs for summer learning, traditional summer school for those who performed poorly on state tests remains unchanged. Tens of thousands of students begin the month-long program on Monday.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
France may take its food culture seriously, but it's looking to New York City for some ideas in at least one arena: the school cafeteria.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
As the school year ended, and awards distributed to students for a variety of accomplishments, one New York City student was crowned "Science Genius." The competition wasn't in a lab or a classroom -- it was on stage, in a Hip Hop battle.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
School is out. Students in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, share their summer plans and talk about the bittersweet feeling that comes with the end of the school year. Plus, Mayor Michael Bloomberg gives his only commencement speech in the public schools this year.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
By midday Wednesday the school year officially will be out for summer. And, while educators say each year has its highs and lows, many concede the 2012-2013 year was especially packed with challenges.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Nearly 200 high school grads received special recognition Monday night for overcoming exceptional adversity while completing high school, with plans to go to college. As one award recipient said: "If you’re struggling, be an active struggler; do everything you can to improve your situation."