Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The United Federation of Teachers came away with two legal victories on Monday. One orders the city to go to mediation to establish a teacher evaluation system at 33 struggling schools. The second ends a long-simmering dispute at the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem by certifying the union as the official bargaining agent for the school.
Monday, May 14, 2012
A busload of young chess wizards from a Brooklyn school left for Nashville last Wednesday, and returned to their school Monday afternoon with a three-tiered, first-place trophy from the United States Chess Federation's National Elementary Championship. “We won! I feel so excited that we won first place, especially because we beat a middle school,” said Helen Xue, 11, a fifth grader on the team.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Students at Intermediate School 318 Eugenio Maria de Hostos in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, returned to their school on Tuesday as conquering heroes, having accomplished the extraordinary act of winning the national chess championship for high school students -- a feat that showed they were out of their grades, but not out of their class.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Public school students throughout the city will be sitting down on Tuesday for a series of federally mandated tests that will be influential in everything from students' promotions to teachers' tenure. A small but determined group of parents who have had their children opt out from taking the tests have been applauded by commenters as "brave" and "pioneers."
Monday, April 16, 2012
By Theodoric Meyer : ProPublica
The chess team at I.S. 318 Eugenio Maria de Hostos in Williamsburg, a perennial powerhouse that has won so many championships that its coach can’t remember the number, managed to top its already-impressive record on Sunday by winning another one -- the National High School Championships.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
A team of Edward R. Murrow High School students that epitomizes polyglot New York is in Minneapolis this spring break weekend, competing in the chess nationals. The students are hoping to build on their team's winning history.
Monday, December 05, 2011
Monday morning brings happy news about an intermediate school chess team that is so good that it whipped the brainiacs at Google last week. But there is also disturbing news about how money for school lunches is being spent.