Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation
Thursday, February 23, 2012
In an opinion article in Thursday's New York Times, Bill Gates -- famous for Microsoft and his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a deep-pocketed supporter of causes related to school reform, including more accountability for teachers -- comes out strongly against the release of teacher data reports, calling it a public shaming of teachers.
Friday, January 27, 2012
By Chris Palmer
During a week in which the Bloomberg administration has embraced an independent, landmark study that linked its hallmark policy of small schools to increased student success, a group of parents and elected officials took to the steps of City Hall on Friday to denounce the administration’s education agenda, particularly its decisions to close or phase out city schools and its policies to address low college preparedness rates for minority students.
Monday, January 09, 2012
How much should the city be receiving from the the state and federal government as reimbursements for services it provides to special needs students? By the city's own estimates, tens of millions more than it has been receiving. The City Council will hold a hearing on Feb. 28 to try to figure out why city schools are not getting the money they are due.
Friday, September 16, 2011
The Smart Scholars Early College High School Initiative pairs Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus with Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, creating a rigorous dual-enrollment program for 25 incoming high school freshman.