Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
By Wendy Lecker
A lawyer makes the case for the federal civil rights complaint filed last week regarding the city's high school admissions process. Despite the Bloomberg administration's proud use of data in policy making, she says, the department of education has ignored its own data, leaving many black and Latino students clustered in low-performing schools.
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, May 02, 2012
By Patricia Willens : Editor, WNYC News
Four high school students from the Caribbean arrived this year at a high school in the heart of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, with zero knowledge of the history of tension between the black and Lubavitch Jewish communities. A reporting workshop led them on a journey through stereotypes and misinformation to conversation and discovery.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
In the news on Wednesday, a teacher writes critically, but also with affection, about his students and what life is like at his large Bronx high school. And a Manhattan high school teacher faces criminal charges thanks to her inability to spell.