Wednesday, February 12, 2014
New York City has joined with other large school districts to buy disposable trays that won't remain stacked in landfills for eons. They're due in schools this fall.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Schoolbook wants to hear from you. We know that hundreds of children in NYC public schools eat lunch well before noon. When does you child eat? How does it affect his or her academic performance.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
New mandated healthy lunches are proving unpopular in school cafeterias around the country. Students are pitching their salads and are complaining they're left feeling hungry. Brian Lehrer opens the phones on this always controversial subject.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
In the country's largest school system, which serves nearly 900,000 meals a day, keeping the cafeterias stocked with food is a complex business. The investigative news website City Limits examines the city's contracts for getting food to schools, and how these delivery methods can affect what students eat.
Monday, May 07, 2012
In elementary and middle school, lunch is guaranteed and programmed into every student’s schedule. In high school, because of scheduling conflicts, or other reasons, not every student has a lunch period during the school day. A student describes how this works at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Queens.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Even as the United States Department of Agriculture says it will begin offering schools alternatives to products that contain so-called "pink slime," an ammonia-based filler for ground beef, parents are pressing school districts around the country to stop serving the products now -- and some school districts are responding, The New York Times reported this weekend.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The Manhattan borough president, Scott M. Stringer, on Wednesday demanded that the city immediately remove any products in school lunches containing a low-cost meat filler known to its critics as "pink slime." City officials said they plan to phase out those lunch products, which include meatballs and beef paddies, by September.
Monday, December 05, 2011
Monday morning brings happy news about an intermediate school chess team that is so good that it whipped the brainiacs at Google last week. But there is also disturbing news about how money for school lunches is being spent.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
A report by the Brookings Institution rates New York No. 1 in the nation when it comes to school choice, finding that it provided the most freedom to students and parents and the most relevant information on educational performance.
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.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
The discipline statistics released by the city's Department of Education are fascinating, and factual nuggets were unearthed in the variety of news reports about them, including the breakdown of suspensions of minority and special education children, some cases of kindergarten suspensions and some schools that showed unusual patterns.
Friday, October 21, 2011
By Patricia Willens : Editor, WNYC News
A Chicago-based teacher takes on the issue of healthy eating in the schools. She ate the same food as her students, and blogged about it, for a year. Speaking on WNYC, she encouraged school leaders to get involved and be vocal about what food is served at lunch.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
New York City is holding down costs of school lunches, but a new federal law, rising food prices and the city's tight budget might mean students will eventually be charged more. Also in the news, a major policy speech this morning by Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott, school crowding, protests and a school's 50th anniversary.