Friday, August 31, 2012
By Beth Fertig
On WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show, reporters Beth Fertig and Yasmeen Khan explain the new big initiatives that city parents, teachers and students will encounter this coming school year. The public schools are expanding their use of the Common Core learning standards. At the same time, there's a push to include more students with special needs in mainstream classes at all schools whenever possible.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Jump rope, freeze tag and the jungle gym, once staples of lunchtime play, are being squeezed out at some of the city’s highest-rated public elementary schools, where recess is now being viewed as prime time for enrichment classes.