Tuesday, October 01, 2013
By Beth Fertig
A new report by the Manhattan Institute and the Center on Reinventing Public Education finds city charter schools may have a smaller percentage of special education students than district schools because the students are less likely to apply, and more likely to be declassified once they enroll in charters.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Many New York City school bus routes were shuttered today as drivers went on strike. Schoolbook reporters Beth Fertig and Yasmeen Khan update the latest. Then, Nicole Gelinas, contributing editor of the Manhattan Institute's City Journal, discusses how the city should approach negotiations with the union and the bus companies.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
After several months of reporting on K12, a publicly traded company that manages online learning programs, "a portrait emerges of a company that tries to squeeze profits from public school dollars by raising enrollment, increasing teacher workload and lowering standards," The New York Times reports.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
By Ilya Marritz
Tonight, New York State regulators will hold the first of four public hearings on the Cuomo administration’s proposal to permit and regulate the natural gas drilling technique called “fracking.” While much of the discussion has focused on the environmental hazards, there is also debate over the economic benefits of fracking, and even the amount of gas contained in the Marcellus Shale.