It's the first time Lunar New Year is an official school holiday for New York City public schools, and many families relished the day off.
“You know how your kids wouldn’t listen to you? Well, these kids will listen to you. They will take notes on everything you say,” says Karen Dubinsky, founder of the Pushy Moms group.
A Brooklyn elementary school was suddenly left without its after-school arts program when the health department ordered it shut, forcing parents to scramble.
New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia told an audience at Teachers College she's trying to win the trust of parents and educators alienated by the high pitch of reforms.
“I am getting weary of statements that support ‘integration in principle’ and oppose the simplest forms of implementation.”
At a struggling middle school in the Bronx, teachers are learning how to improve students' low reading levels by filling big gaps in their vocabularies.
Public Advocate Letitia James claims the city lost out on federal money and denied much-needed services to special education students because of a faulty computer system.
A mom who has tussled with the powerful head of Success Academy Charter Schools says parents should not be intimidated by the city's largest charter school network.
Carmen Fariña asks lawmakers for an extension of mayoral control in New York City, saying how important it is "to work with a mayor who has my back."
New York City families and school staff braved the snow and slush to make it to school. Attendance was down but school doors opened more or less on time.
Claiming too many charters still don't take their fair share of students with special needs, the teachers union wants lawmakers to enact stricter sanctions.
A high school principal outlines three ways to support teachers with collaboration, training and support so they do their jobs better and are more likely to stick around.
The city's application season for free, full-day pre-k spots runs from Jan. 25 to March 4.
Suspension and disciplinary practices at the Success Academy charter network are now the subject of a federal complaint with the U.S. Department of Education.
A state agency in charge of authorizing charter schools is looking into disciplinary practices at Success Academy's charter network.
A new survey by a group in the Bronx finds too many students are getting disciplined and likely to drop out because they don't see school as a place to find help.
Gov. Cuomo displayed a softer side since last year's budget presentation, when he called the teacher evaluation system "baloney." Now, he's offering more school funding.
The city's Department of Education is creating nine new positions to oversee translation services at schools across the city, plus expanding access to over-the-phone interpreters.
For the first time, the August graduation rate for the city rose to more than 70 percent although achievement gaps persist for black and Hispanic students.
The exam that replaced the GED is harder not just for the students but also for the teachers responsible for guiding them to a high school diploma.