The city has begun holding meetings with parents at 23 low-performing schools that could be phased out.
WNYC and GothamSchools are partnering on a series of stories that will explore three struggling New York City high schools working to serve their students better.
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How do we fix our public schools? That’s the question facing New York, and the nation, as U.S. graduation rates fall behind those of other developed countries. WNYC is exploring this in a series called The Big Fix. It’s a collaboration with the Web site GothamSchools.
One of the schools we’re looking at is Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School in Manhattan. Only half its students graduate on time. The school just received a federal grant worth almost a million dollars because the city believes it has the potential to change -- largely because of the progress it's made under its principal.
More than 30 schools across the city are about to embark on an experiment to rapidly boost student performance. In a plan endorsed by President Barack Obama, the city will use millions of federal dollars to either resuscitate the schools, or shut them down and open new ones.
Christopher Columbus High School sits on a quiet street in the Bronx that's actually a no man's land in the middle of a policy war.
For years, Brooklyn’s William E. Grady Career and Technical Education High School struggled to break free from its reputation as simply a trade school.