Thursday, October 27, 2011
The city started aggressively enforcing a cellphone ban five years ago in schools. But students at most schools know they can get away with carrying their phones while students at schools with metal detectors pay a price for following the rules, by using trucks and bodegas to stash their phones for a dollar a day. WNYC's Beth Fertig brings us an update on the phone ban in New York City public schools.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Journalist Brooke Hauser chronicles a year at a Brooklyn high school for newcomers to the U.S. in her new book, The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
By Beth Fertig
Fewer than 23 percent of New York City's public high school students graduate from high school ready for college or work, according to the state education department. That contrasts with the city's official on-time graduation rate of about 65 percent.