Monday, January 14, 2013
A proponent of the longer school day argues extended hours are as effective as the energy and thought put into them. New York should learn from other states and implement only those extended school programs that really work.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
By Yasmeen Khan
There's a growing body of research that shows that what students do over the summer affects their academic careers -- and whether or not they will be likely to graduate and go on to college. And since lower-income students are more likely to lose academic skills than their peers from higher-income families, New York City has begun a pilot program to help keep these students on track during the summer months.
Monday, July 09, 2012
By Yasmeen Khan
Summer school started Monday for New York City students needing the extra instruction to advance to the next grade. City officials acknowledge that summer school has a negative connotation, and they are hoping to change aspects of the program starting next summer, officials said.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
By Beth Fertig
Educators know many kids lose interest in school in the middle years when the work gets tougher and distractions increase. WNYC’s Beth Fertig reports on how one group is trying to keep middle school students' attention with business mentors.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Jump rope, freeze tag and the jungle gym, once staples of lunchtime play, are being squeezed out at some of the city’s highest-rated public elementary schools, where recess is now being viewed as prime time for enrichment classes.