Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Danielle Motindabeka has overcome incredible odds to succeed in the United States - she has learned English, made a home here and is trying very hard to graduate high school. And the last test she needs is one she's failed three times already.
Monday, June 17, 2013
High school graduation rates for 2012 mostly remained flat for New York State, which education officials said should be considered a success given that most graduating seniors last year no longer could receive a Local diploma, and had to meet the Regents diploma standards instead. For New York City, the 2012 overall graduation rate dipped slightly to 60.4 percent from 60.9 percent in 2011 among those graduating in June while the numbers are slightly higher for those graduating in August of last year.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
By Maria Newman
The percentage of New York City students graduating from public high schools within four years was flat in 2011 compared with the year before, marking the first time the rate has not significantly increased in the last six years. Still, the mayor and schools chancellor hailed the new numbers -- though they also expressed concerns over what will happen when higher graduation standards take effect next year.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
By Sharon Otterman : Reporter for The New York Times
How long have state officials known that teachers sometimes find an extra point or two on their students' state Regents exams scores to help them pass? Evidence is growing that they were given repeated warnings about the practice, even as they expanded the stakes carried by the Regents exams.