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The iconic NYC high school directory is going largely virtual. Will that improve the daunting process or disadvantage some families?
The thinner guides distributed to rising eighth graders will now feature only general information and point students to an online portal for more detailed data.
1 day ago
Rise & Shine: NYC Council presses Carranza on budget priorities
BUDGET BLUES Calling the mayor’s budget proposal “deeply disappointing” for education, City Council members drilled down on everything from mental health resources to equal pay…
behind the budget
2 days ago
‘Unacceptable’: NYC Council presses Carranza on budget priorities in hearing
“This is a deeply disappointing and unacceptable budget for the council,” said Councilman Mark Treyger, who chairs the council’s education committee.
May 15, 2019
Rise & Shine: What proportion of students boycotted state tests at your school?
OPT OUT Students boycotted state tests last school year at a slightly higher rate than the year before. See the opt-out rate at your school…
a tested family
May 13, 2019
Exposed to lead as a baby, Bishop now struggles in school. Could an evaluation used in Flint help NYC students like him?
Bishop’s struggle, according to Jeffries and specialists who have examined him, is likely the result of permanent brain damage caused by his early exposure to lead.
May 10, 2019
Carranza in the hot seat during Assembly’s specialized high school hearing
The questions and criticism came during the state’s first formal public hearing in New York City over how students are admitted to the eight elite high schools.
May 9, 2019
Rise & Shine: Teaching Pre-K is more than babysitting, one teacher explains
HOW I TEACH Read about how one pre-K teacher spends her days with some of the city’s 4-year-olds and the challenges she faces on the job.
bridging the gap
May 2, 2019
New York State leaders want teachers to spend more time learning how to help English learners
New York state education officials want to bolster how teachers are learning to educate the state’s growing English language learner population — as graduation rates for these students remain chronically low.
April 29, 2019
Rise & Shine: Pre-K teachers set to walk off the job in scaled back strike
READY TO WALK? As thousands of pre-K teachers brace themselves to walk off the job, some of their colleagues who approved a strike may have…
April 26, 2019
Rise & Shine: Mayor’s budget pitch eliminates longer days at Renewal schools
CHOPPING BLOCK The mayor’s budget proposal cuts funding for extended learning hours at struggling schools, but provides dollars for certain social workers and more special…
the chopping block
April 25, 2019
Renewal schools’ longer days a casualty of budget cuts, but social workers for homeless students now in New York City’s plans
Newly added to New York City’s proposed budget for next year: more counselors for homeless students.Newly cut: extra time in class for students at some of the city's most struggling schools. Not in the mix: higher pay for thousands of early childhood educators who are threatening to strike.
April 25, 2019
Lab Middle School experiences admissions snafu, weeks after high school problems
Fifty-one students were wrongly told they didn’t receive spots at Lab Middle School in Manhattan, officials revealed two weeks after a similar error occurred…
April 23, 2019
Rise & Shine: A well-funded group joins the fight to keep the SHSAT
DEEP POCKETS A well-funded new coalition plans to lobby lawmakers on breaking with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to diversify the specialized high schools. Instead of…
April 22, 2019
Effort to save the SHSAT gets deep-pocketed allies
Education Equity’s genesis turns up the pressure on the debate over the test and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to eliminate it in order to boost diversity at the schools.
April 17, 2019
Rise & Shine: NYC’s gifted admissions process yields familiar results
SAME STORY A quarter of the 32,841 students who took tests for gifted and talented programs are eligible to apply for them, but data shows…
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