At this school, there are no tests, or textbooks—and the students are the teachers. Instead of textbook homework assignments, the usual line-up of pop quizzes, and final exams, each semester students design their own curriculum and carry out their own independent projects.
With teacher tenure under scrutiny, the New York City teachers union claimed more teachers leave the system because of disciplinary action than previously reported, even if few teachers are actually fired.
A group of New York City parents said they joined in a lawsuit over the state's tenure rules on Monday because they think their children are not getting what they deserve at school.
Bel Kaufman, who died on Friday at 103, became an unofficial spokeswoman for the urban teacher after her book Up the Down Staircase was published in 1965. Hear her humor and insight in this rare audio treat.
High school students played beautiful music in our performance space, using instruments donated through WQXR's instrument drive.
Schools with vulnerable or troubled students should be getting more door alarms installed next year as a way to prevent them from leaving the building undetected.
Hundreds of families used their summer break to learn more about the New York City high school admissions process which can be overwhelming, at best, or totally bewildering to many.
The city has to find 1,000 pre-k teachers before fall. So at a hiring fair last week, the interviews were fast and furious, and the task was matchmaking.
All last week, we checked in on the Bill de Blasio administration's first six months in office with one segment each day on the environment, policing, affordable housing, jobs, and a final conversation with Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris. Above, stream and download all five segments edited together into one podcast. This ...
It may be vacation season but hundreds of New York City teachers are spending their summer days brushing up on the latest technology tools for the classroom.
The lobbying group that urged the state to support charter schools spent almost $6 million on advertisements this spring. Backers of the city's pre-k expansion were also heavy spenders.
What makes the best of the city's small high schools so good? A new report concludes size alone doesn't cut it.
Faculty at the Bronx middle school where one student fatally stabbed another did not know about any bullying problems involving the two students, according to a report by the Special Commissioner of Investigation.
Mayor de Blasio is encouraging families that haven't nailed down all of their summer plans to sign up for a few thousand seats that are still available in summer enrichment programs.
But the problems at Intermediate School 117, where a student allegedly killed a classmate in June, aren't that different from those of any other struggling school in a tough neighborhood.
A Supreme Court ruling could have devastating implications for the children of New York City public school teachers recruited from abroad.
The city's top education official is heading to Spain for vacation next week. And the mayor will be just across the sea in Italy. Their spokespeople said their deputies will be fully in charge during their summer breaks.
The first batch of charter schools to offer pre-k in New York City will hold lotteries at the end of the month for nearly 200 seats.
Putting the focus on quality, education officials are offering intensive training sessions for pre-k teachers next month.
“The best moment of my life,” said Annie Willis, the New York teen who invited Michelle Obama to visit Global Kids.