Department Of Education
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
New York has just released high school graduation rate numbers -- New York City's 2012 graduation rate was 64.7 percent. NYC's Chief Academic Officer Shael Polakow-Suransky discusses the trends in the rate, and how increased standards will effect graduation numbers.
Friday, September 21, 2012
"America is being forced to face itself," James Farmer proclaims in this 1963 Overseas Press Club appearance, before discussing the upcoming march on Washington and the historical roots of the civil rights struggle.
Monday, October 03, 2011
By Beth Fertig
Four of the city's five borough presidents are calling on state lawmakers to force the city Department of Education to reform its Education Council elections, following widespread confusion during this year's vote.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
The city's Respect For All anti-bullying campaign in schools isn't comprehensive enough, according to a new survey by anti-discrimination advocacy groups.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
Governor Andrew Cuomo has named many of the people he is bringing in to run the administration and state agencies. Many departments and agencies are facing potentially deep cuts to the services they provide. Here's the It's A Free Country guide to the people who will be enacting Cuomo's "rightsizing," in order of their agency budget size.
»» Also check out our guide to Cuomo's Team in the Governor's Office
Monday, September 27, 2010
By Beth Fertig
The City University of New York and IBM will open a new high school for grades 9 through 14, as part of a larger initiative to improve graduation rates and college readiness.