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Chancellor Tisch Stands By Charter School Rejections

While the decision by New York officials to reject 15 new charter schools raised concerns for some, Board of Regents head Merryl Tisch shut down criticism with a few choice words.

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Chancellor Tisch Stands By Charter School Rejections

While the decision by New York officials to reject 15 new charter schools raised concerns for some, Board of Regents head Merryl Tisch shut down criticism with a few choice words.

New York's Property Tax Cap, More Aid Eases School Budget Approvals

School budgets passed at a high rate across the state this year, without the usual controversy.

Who Benefits from Cuomo's Education Tax Credit Plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pressing lawmakers to pass $150 million worth of education tax credits before the legislative session ends. We look at who really would benefit from the credits.

Social Issues You Can Sit On

Lunch tables and benches painted by New York City students will populate the city parks this summer.

Regents Wrestle with Teacher Evaluation Law

A panel appointed by the Board of Regents suggested changes to the state's teacher evaluation law, but they don't go far enough to satisfy some critics.

NYC School Principals Share Tips, Strategies in Video Series

New York City principals have starring roles in a video series made by PBS and the Wallace Foundation that brings the work of school leadership to life.

Teaching about Race and Rights

In a school year when the deaths of black men at the hands of police dominated the news, hundreds of teachers attended a conference on how to talk about these issues with students.

Opinion: Remove an Unnecessary Bar to Parent Involvement

Parent leaders make the case that the next time a parent steps up to volunteer for an education council, the state should say 'thank you' instead of checking for a rap sheet.

NYC Starts Cutting Checks for Charter School Rent

New York City expects to spend more than $30 million renting private space for charter schools by June 2016, thanks to a new state law.

Teacher Candidates Sweat and Scramble Over New Certification Tests

It's the second year of new and harder certification tests for New York teachers in training. And they're expensive, costing nearly $1,000 in all.

Say Yes to the Free Prom Dress

Trinity Church's fourth annual PromMania! event gave students from New York City schools a chance to look over 350 free formal outfits. 

Albany Summit Airs Grievances Over Teacher Evaluation Law

Members of the Board of Regents heard from school officials and experts before they set to work on making sense of the latest rules issued by New York lawmakers.

Report Confirms Sorry State of Phys Ed in NYC

The city's Department of Education has, at least, submitted a new District Physical Education Plan to the state. The first since 1982.

Students Set Sail in Handmade Boats

New York City high school students put their boats in the Hudson River this weekend, after a long winter of building sea-ready vessels.

Mayor Doubles Down on Renewal Strategy for Struggling Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio is adding $34 million to his budget proposal, to make up for a shortfall in state funding at struggling schools.

Bringing Baltimore to the Classroom

The riots and protests in Baltimore may seem far away from the classrooms in New York City, but some teachers have made a point of incorporating them into their lessons.

Charter Schools Top the Lobbying Chart in Albany

With controversies brewing in New York State over new learning standards and testing, charter groups and teachers' unions spent the most in lobbying dollars last year.

#ThisIsNotATest: Your Responses on View

Students said they would like to be tested on: U.S. presidents, hockey, appreciation, history, jumping rope and social media, among other things.

Wanted: One Thousand More Pre-K Teachers

New York City officials are busy recruiting teachers to staff the second-year expansion of free full-day pre-kindergarten. 

NYC Changes Course on How to Help a Struggling School

After promising intensive support to a middle school in Crown Heights, officials say they've decided it's better to merge it with a more successful neighbor.