Wednesday, December 07, 2011
By Beth Fertig
Part of the recent tension between Albany and city officials is about how the city is using almost $60 million in federal grants to improve 44 struggling schools. The city has a plan to help the schools, spelled out in a 2,300-page document.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Sheepshead Bay High School was in the news this year because it was one of 22 schools spared from closure on the condition administrators bring in a private education-management organization to address problems of persistent violence and low scores on the city's progress reports. Being a "restart" school also means up to $2 million a year, so the school is hiring teachers rather than letting them go; impatiens and petunias helped make it seem welcoming on Day One.