Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Education leaders used the stagnating scores to sound an alarm for improving academics and closing the achievement gap.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
There was no significant difference in New York City's 2013 scores on national math and reading tests compared to two years ago when the exams were last administered. City officials pointed to New York's strong performance compared to other large urban districts while noting that its rate of growth has slowed.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
By Beth Fertig
A new report criticizes what it calls "market-oriented education reforms" in New York City, Chicago and Washington, DC. The authors claim gains were overstated while some successful strategies were not replicated often enough. The D.O.E. dismissed the study, saying "never before in New York City history have families had access to so many great schools."
Thursday, July 12, 2012
By Beth Fertig
An independent analysis of individual student achievement on state English exams found that a majority of New York City's public school children are not improving, but rather are holding steady from grade to grade.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
By Joe Williams : Executive Director for Democrats for Education Reform
In an opinion post, an advocate for school reform says critics who seize on new national data assessing New York City school performance as proof of failed mayoral policies are not looking at how much has improved since 2002.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Students in fourth and eighth grade at New York City schools scored slightly lower on federal math tests this year compared with 2009, according to scores released Wednesday morning, even as the scores of their counterparts in other big cities inched upward. But since 2003, city students have made significant strides.