Many New York City teachers and principals are not using the city's $80 million student information database, according to an audit by the city comptroller, John C. Liu, released on Monday. Many teachers have not even logged into the ARIS system, the audit shows.
A parent coordinator in the South Bronx writes about the challenges of engaging parents in one of the most struggling districts in the city, but says, 'no matter how small the steps or how many things I try I can’t give up on our students or their parents.'
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli rejected a $27 million no-bid contract between the state education department and an education technology company owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
The city and state teachers unions are urging the state to reject a $27 million contract with an educational technology company owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
The state's education department plans to award a no-bid contract for building a data system to the same company that built New York City's ARIS system for tracking student achievement. The company, Wireless Generation, is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, where former schools chancellor Joel Klein now works.
The Bloomberg administration launched a new computer system for the city schools three years ago, but the $80 million system hasn't yet achieved its full potential — even at schools that use it heavily.