Christopher Columbus High School
Monday, November 29, 2010
By Beth Fertig
This week, the city is expected to announce the fate of more than 50 schools that could be closed because of low performance. Some of them could be phased-out starting next fall, while others could get federal funds to make improvements.
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
By Beth Fertig
New York City has released its annual school report cards, or “progress reports,” for the 2009-2010 school year. These A-F letter grades consider attendance, graduation rates, credit accumulation, and surveys by parents, teachers and students. Schools are compared to similar schools and to high schools across the city. The three high schools GothamSchools and WNYC are following in our Big Fix series all received low grades. But there were some signs of improvement.
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Infuriated by the union’s success in barring the closure of 19 public schools, Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked reporters last month why any parent would send their children to a “failing school.”
At Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx, one of the 19 schools, there are as many answers to that question as there are freshmen.
Monday, October 18, 2010
More than 30 schools across the city are about to embark on an experiment to rapidly boost student performance. In a plan endorsed by President Barack Obama, the city will use millions of federal dollars to either resuscitate the schools, or shut them down and open new ones.