The unions claim a new state law makes it easier to get rid of ineffective teachers, but two groups of parents say it's not enough.
When Pope Francis visits Our Lady Queen of Angels in East Harlem next month, he'll meet some curious third and fourth graders armed with questions.
Public Advocate Letitia James is suing the Department of Education for not providing air-conditioned buses for students with disabilities, as required by law.
It’s the height of summer, and some would-be college students are starting to fade in the searing heat of bureaucratic blockades, a problem known as "summer melt."
Three weeks before school starts, New York City officials say they are well underway to inspecting all of the roughly 1,800 pre-kindergarten classrooms slated to open.
Dennis Walcott, the former New York City deputy mayor and schools chancellor, said he and his team will be tough: "We know when something's not right. We know when something stinks."
Students in grades three through eight performed slightly better on the 2015 English and math tests than the year before. See how your school scored.
Half of the test questions given to New York students in the third through eighth grades are out. We share a few with you in case you want to stretch those brain muscles a bit.
While certain Asian immigrants have created a pipeline of tutoring centers, educators say black and Latino students often don’t have the same networks in their communities.
A new version of a licensing test for teachers got the green light from a federal judge, who found previous versions discriminated against black and Latino applicants.
WNYC is looking at fairness in the placement of metal detectors in New York City public schools. And we need your help.
New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña creates a task force to root out academic misconduct after the media shines a spotlight on alleged cheating cases.
A billionaire hedge fund manager gave Success Academy $8.5 million to build new schools.
Seven more New York City schools will open their doors to visitors in the coming year, now that the chancellor has labeled them "showcase" schools with promising practices to share.
New York City officials said all schools should have dedicated space for subjects like art or science. But many schools are too crowded to give these subjects a home of their own.
New York City's way of calculating available space in its schools has long been a source of frustration. Officials have now agreed to make some changes.
The principal, 49-year-old Jeanene Worrell-Breeden, killed herself soon after testing was completed at Teachers College Community School.
Despite the availability of interpretation services, some parents who speak languages other than English say they have trouble communicating with the city's school system.
A principal who won $25,000 plans to pour the money right back into the program she was recognized for, pairing rookie teachers with seasoned veterans.
As New York City moves from suspending students in favor of keeping them in school, change has been uneven across the system. Now, a high-level team outlines what should happen next.