Monday, July 08, 2013
Radio Rookies and the Resilience Advocacy Project (RAP) will host an online live chat on Wednesday, July 24th from 1-2 PM, where teens can voice their opinions about and experiences in NYC schools and make suggestions for improvement.
Saturday, June 08, 2013
Broadcast times: Saturday at 6am on 93.9FM, 2pm on AM820. Sunday at 7am and 8pm on AM820.
Say you meet a teenager. She’s 16, and she’s dropped out of school. Now, she’s pregnant, due in a few months. She’s on her own, as her boyfriend disappeared when news of the baby came out. She doesn’t have a job, and is hoping her mom won’t kick her out of the house. What would your expectations for her be?
If you’re in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the answer to those questions might be very different from the predictable one of hopelessness and dim futures. That’s because Holyoke is home to the Care Center, an alternative school for pregnant and parenting teens who’ve dropped out of high school.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
At a town hall in Paterson -- only the second out of 102 to be held in an urban church, Gov. Chris Christie criticized Speaker of the Assembly, Sheila Oliver (D-Essex) for blocking his school voucher bill. Oliver called the comments a racial provocation.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Quitman Street Renew School is one of seven buildings that are the focus of plans to improve the Newark public schools. One of it's new programs has brought an influx of special education students, which raises concern that a school with so many kids with high needs will make it hard for the school to pass it's state tests.
Friday, April 08, 2011
By Bob Hennelly
The City Council Education panel did not spare Schools Chancellor-appointee Dennis Walcott on his second day on the job, attacking Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plans to eliminate 6,000 teaching slots.
Monday, December 06, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Haiti has barely recovered from the January earthquake that killed an estimated 200,000 people, and now the country is in the wake of a full blown cholera epidemic. That has not stopped the Haitian government from taking on the mammoth task of reforming the country's education system.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
By Beth Fertig
Did the city's public schools really improve under Chancellor Joel Klein? Now that Klein has resigned to take a job at News Corporation, the debate has only intensified. Mayor Bloomberg announced Klein's departure on Tuesday and the appointment of media executive Cathie Black to replace him.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
- Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education on The Brian Lehrer Show,.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Is the recent Pew Poll that showed most Americans couldn’t pass a test about general world religions an argument for religious education in public schools? And if so, what would a Constitutionally acceptable religious curriculum would look? That’s the question we pose to Charles Haynes, Director of the Religious Freedom Education Project at the Newseum in Washington, DC,
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg said he'll end tenure as-we-know-it and President Obama said he supports a longer school year. Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers, and Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter, react to these calls for reform and other recent proposals.
What do you think of a longer school year?
Thursday, July 29, 2010
President Obama is scheduled to speak today on education reform, just days after a team of civil rights groups joined forces to release a policy framework criticizing his education policies. Obama's speech is part of the program for the National Urban League's Centennial Conference this week.