Monday, January 09, 2012
What's more important in defining a good school, community or curriculum? Two SchoolBook commenters have different thoughts. Peg Tyre, a journalist and expert on what parents should look for in choosing a school, responds with her own opinion.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
No Child Left Behind waivers, no changes in school lunch nutrition standards and no easy way to choose a high school in New York City are among the topics in the news. And seven city schoolteachers will be honored for their excellence in teaching science and math.
Monday, November 14, 2011
In the news, a look into the lives of a homeless child enrolled in the city's schools: N-Dia Layne and her mother, Whitnee Layne, made a valiant attempt to keep N-Dia in the Brooklyn school she had attended for four years. But mother and daughter were transferred from their Brooklyn shelter to one in Manhattan, and the hour and 15 minute commute proved daunting.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
It is already evident that the New York City school system will figure prominently in the race for mayor in 2013, both in terms of policies and in union and other support. But now The New York Post, in a blind item on Page Six, is trying to entice a full-out education person to run: Merryl H. Tisch, the chancellor of the state's Board of Regents.
Monday, November 07, 2011
By Peg Tyre
You have been checking the Web sites. Talking to friends. Maybe you have even been on a conga line of parents snaking through a classroom on an overcrowded school tour. But in your quiet moments, you recognize that you have almost no objective criteria for choosing the right school for your child. Peg Tyre, a longtime education journalist, will be taking your questions this week. To start off, here are five tips for identifying what makes a "good" school for your young child.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
In "The Good Book," Peg Tyre wields research like a scythe, slicing through the thick growth of deeply rooted beliefs about education, forging a path for bewildered or frustrated parents. Still, her advice might not be practical for everyone.