Monday, March 12, 2012
Children at 10 schools who were taught reading using a curriculum designed by the education theorist E.D. Hirsch Jr.’s Core Knowledge Foundation have significantly outperformed students taught at other schools under a variety of other methods, most of which fell under the definition of “balanced literacy,” an approach that was promoted citywide by the former schools chancellor, Joel I. Klein, beginning in 2003.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
In a joint hearing of the higher education and K-12 education committees, City Council members asked Department of Education officials how it was possible to assign meaning to an increasing graduation rate if a majority of students remain unprepared for college.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Former school teachers and principals, political aides and the spokeswoman for two Congressional leaders are among the people in Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott's cabinet.
Thursday, August 04, 2011
By Beth Fertig
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's new $127 million initiative to help young black and Latino men relies heavily on improving their academics, because too many students are graduating without the skills they need for college or work.