U.S. Department Of Education
Friday, October 05, 2012
The director of the Principals Academy at Teachers College looks at the presidential candidates through the prism of education and doesn't find much that he likes.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
By Yasmeen Khan
With help from a federal grant, special education teachers in New York City are learning how to better incorporate the arts into academics. They're getting new strategies through a program called Everyday Arts for Special Education, which runs on the basic principal that students need to have fun in order to be fully engaged with learning.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
New York received a vehement finger-wagging on Monday from the United States education secretary, Arne Duncan, about whether it was fully complying with the terms of its agreement that has so far yielded the state about $700 million in federal Race to the Top money.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Eva S. Moskowitz's Success Academy Network of charter schools will be moving into two locations in Brooklyn, Cobble Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant, despite resistance to co-locating the Cobble Hill school with three existing schools in a Baltic Street building. The crowd was large and rowdy, and Twitter posts were flying, but the Panel for Educational Policy voted in favor of the proposal, as expected.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Three programs that promote math and science education will receive a big lift in the form of millions of dollars in federal grants. Now New Visions for Public Schools, the city's Education Department and the New York Hall of Science in Queens must drum up some matching funds to acquire the money.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Trying to find the digital solution that will help students pick up math and reading as quickly as they do the latest online game, districts and schools are spending $2.2 billion a year on educational software. But does all that money add up to higher scores on standardized tests for students? Not as often as the manufacturers say it does.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Five city schools were named national schools of excellence yesterday. The principal of P.S. 172, Beacon School of Excellence, in Brooklyn, says his school's recognition is the result of 'no excuses' and a laser beam focus on every child.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
By Alan Schwarz : Reporter for the New York Times
UPDATED -- U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan used a visit to Cleveland today to again bash the No Child Left Behind law. 'It was bad for children, bad for education, bad for standards," he said. "But it made politicians look good, so they did it.'