Beth Fertig is the contributing editor for education, covering the New York City public school system for WNYC on air and online at SchoolBook.org. She has covered education in the city for more than 15 years. Beth is the author of Why cant u teach me 2 read? Three Students and a Mayor Put Our Schools to the Test (FSG Books) which grew out of a radio series on the low graduation rate for special education students. Follow her @bethfertig.
City Schools Score More A's
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
KLEIN: We want to make clear that that reflects they met their progress targets. Doesn't mean by any stretch of the imagination that those are schools that don't have a lot of improvement ahead of them.
The schools showed improvement because math and reading scores went up this year, reflecting a statewide trend. The state education department has said it plans to make the exams more rigorous. Chancellor Klein says he supports that.
Meanwhile two schools in Harlem and Brooklyn that the Chancellor planned to close, until he was sued by the teachers union, got A's this year. Last year they earned an F and a D.