Two years after a proposal to close Alfred E. Smith CTE High School was nixed, the school's principal has worked to increase attendance rates and morale, while still facing a number of big challenges common to low-performing schools.
City students continued to make modest gains on the SAT and Advanced Placement exams last year, and AP exam participation increased as well, the city announced Wednesday. City students' scores rose in a year when, nationally, reading scores stayed flat and math and writing scores fell. City students posted a 4-point
The de Blasio administration's delay in publicizing plans for the city's struggling schools has made strange bedfellows out of an advocacy group that supports school closures and a principal who for years resisted his own school's potential shuttering.
In an effort to attract more English learners to charter schools around the city, the New York City Charter School Center is kicking off a marketing campaign on television and online in multiple languages this week. “We have to get the word out in every community in as many languages as possible,” said James
A Tuesday report analyzed city data and concluded that wealthier neighborhoods benefited from pre-K expansion efforts more than poorer ones. The city sees it differently.
Six city schools earned Blue Ribbon honors today from the U.S. Department of Education, a recognition based on state test scores and success at reducing achievement gaps. The honor comes without additional funding, and the schools are typically asked to share some information about their curriculum, leadership, and
Among the latest departures from the city Department of Education is a researcher who briefly headed one of the Bloomberg administration's flagship divisions. Saskia Levy Thompson is the new deputy director of the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, according to an announcement from the group today. From
When councilmembers asked how many high school students the city has -- so that they could calculate the ratio on their own -- the education officials, including Lois Herrera, head of the Office of Guidance and School Counseling, faltered. “It’s not something we’re calculating on a regular basis,” Herrera said.
On the day of the year's first parent-teacher conferences, Chancellor Carmen Fariña told WNYC's Brian Lehrer that she was confident in her strategies to increase parent engagement in schools. "I refuse to accept the premise that parents are not going to show up," Fariña said of the city's newly expanded conferences.