New York City Schools


City Defends School Measures, With or Without Letter Grades

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

More than 60 percent of the city's public schools received A's or B's on their annual progress reports, the last batch to be released by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. City officials defended the annual data as the incoming mayor said he would scrap at least the letter grade portion of the progress reports. 

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Scores Stagnate in NYC on National Tests

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

New York City's public school students showed no significant gains on national exams in math and reading this year, despite showing gains in previous years.

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Schools Chancellor Walcott Preps for His First Marathon

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Education Chancellor Dennis Walcott will be one of the 45,000 people lacing up their sneakers on Sunday for the I.N.G. NYC Marathon. He's been getting support and advice from the city's students.



Manhattan Borough President Pressures Verizon to Return School Funds

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer called on Verizon to return $800,000 it promised to repay to the city's Department of Education back in April, after an investigation revealed that a contractor had defrauded the schools by jacking up the costs of technology upgrades.



Churches Can Use City Schools for Worship During Appeal

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Churches that have been holding Sunday services in New York City public schools can continue doing so for now — but that could all change if the city gets its way.

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Senior Snapshots | Jeannette Neto

Monday, June 20, 2011

New York City high school students are graduating this month. In our Senior Snapshots series, WNYC profiles a few students who learned what it takes to succeed in school and graduate despite facing numerous challenges.

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Court Ruling on Schools Could Force City Churches to Find New Homes

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Several churches around the city may have to stop holding Sunday services in public schools following a recent court ruling — and it's unclear where they would go.

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Federal Court Rules That Church Can't Hold Services in City School

Thursday, June 02, 2011

A federal court sided with the city on Thursday in a decision that bars churches from renting space for religious services in public schools.

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