Monday, November 03, 2014
By Beth Fertig
Thursday, September 19, 2013
By Yasmeen Khan
Come October, a fresh batch of proposals for opening new schools and fitting others into existing school buildings will come up for a vote at two meetings of the Panel for Educational Policy. These proposals are the last group of new schools and co-locations being proposed under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
By Yasmeen Khan
Mayor Bloomberg announced that 78 new schools will open in the fall, bringing the total number of schools in New York City to 1,821. Once the schools open, the mayor said there will be 126,000 more seats across the school system than when he took office in 2002.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
The SchoolBook team has added and updated helpful guides explaining the intricacies of the nation's largest school system, which has grown to a total of 1,750 schools this fall. Check them out for the latest on deadlines, rules and a road map to the Department of Education.
Friday, September 07, 2012
In Principal’s Office, a regular feature of SchoolBook, a city school principal is interviewed for insights into school management and the life of a school leader. Today, Kate Burch shares her experience starting a new school that she hopes offers academic rigor within a nurturing school community.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The CEO of the Success Academy Charter Schools explains why she is opening schools in more affluent and whiter neighborhoods in the city than where she started her charter school network. The answer is not for the fun of controversy and heated public hearings.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
By Kyle Spencer
For students, being part of a new school meant designing the student council, instituting annual traditions during the school year, deciding on school colors, school cheers and events. It also meant major preparations for the first graduation, with the added responsibility of setting the tone for younger classmates by coming up with specific ideas that could set their school's event apart from others. And of course there were a few pitfalls -- like, in the case of Pan American International High School, discovering that if you order the yearbook in May, it won't be there on time for graduation day.
Friday, March 02, 2012
Nearly one in ten students who applied in the first round of the city's high school admissions process did not receive a match. But there are still options for parents and students, including new public and charter high schools opening this fall.