Thursday, November 21, 2013
By Beth Fertig
Education leaders and funders outlined what they see as the top priorities facing the next mayor and schools chancellor, including literacy help, more support with college planning and using a wider range of performance measures than test scores.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
By Elbert Chu
A new Bronx charter school is looking for the children who challenge most other schools: those who are homeless, from low-income single-parent households, English language learners, or suffering from disabilities that put them at a disadvantage to succeed in school. Surprisingly, they are having difficulty attracting them.
Monday, February 06, 2012
By Pedro Noguera : Sociology Professor and Head of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at New York University
Pedro Noguera resigned from the State University of New York Board of Trustees, citing concerns that the institution, which authorizes charter schools, was pursuing a political agenda to increase the number of charters, rather than a mission to develop experimental schools. In an open letter, he explains his decision to step down, writing, "Whether it was intended or not, in many cases charter schools are contributing to a more inequitable educational playing field."
Thursday, February 02, 2012
UPDATED | Pedro Noguera, a State University of New York trustee who oversaw the creation of new charter schools, has resigned, citing concerns that the institute has a political agenda to increase the number of charters, rather than a mission to develop experimental schools.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
A new study raises fresh questions about a familiar issue: Are we giving top students short shrift? Yes, it is the old debate over tracking, and in light of the study's finding that top students "struggle to maintain their elite performance over the years," Room for Debate asks six experts their opinions. Surprisingly, given the ferocity and length of the educational battle, most of them favor some differentiated learning, but with caveats and twists.