Friday, February 24, 2012
By Beth Fertig
Ever since the iPad was introduced two years ago, educators and publishers have been developing ways to use its touch-screen technology in the classroom. So has the Icelandic singer Bjork. Her latest album is designed as a touch-screen application to teach about science and music. WNYC’s Beth Fertig caught up with some students in Queens trying out the new app during their winter break.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Eva S. Moskowitz's Success Academy Network of charter schools will be moving into two locations in Brooklyn, Cobble Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant, despite resistance to co-locating the Cobble Hill school with three existing schools in a Baltic Street building. The crowd was large and rowdy, and Twitter posts were flying, but the Panel for Educational Policy voted in favor of the proposal, as expected.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Spending in arts education increased by nearly 2 percent in the past school year, despite the many challenges posed by several consecutive years of budget cuts to city schools, according to a report released by the Department of Education. While the picture is better in elementary schools than in middle and high schools, students also benefited from their schools' involvement with arts organizations, the report says.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
By Erin Evans
It's not everyday that schoolchildren from New York City get to visit the White House -- plus meet Michelle Obama. But it happened on Wednesday when students from two groups accepted the 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for their programs, which bring together students from across the city and enhance learning.
Monday, October 31, 2011
By Yasmeen Khan
When the Mayor's Awards for Art and Culture are given out, the principal of a special education school will be recognized alongside luminaries including Mikhail Baryshnikov, the musician Jimmy Heath, the artist and architect Maya Lin and Stephen Sondheim.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
By Tyson Evans
The world-famous chorus director at P.S. 22 on Staten Island, whose fifth-graders sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the Academy Awards, started the day like he does every other: with coffee, and Tori Amos.