NYC Public Schools


How Will The Common Core Standards Affect Your Child?

The jury may still be out about this evidence-based system, but here is what you need to know about the shifts in your child’s classroom this year.



Is Your Child Exceptional?

If you are considering a Gifted and Talented program for your child, here’s what to expect and how to prepare.


FILE -- School buses idle in front of a school in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bus Problems Could Leave Thousands Of NYC School Kids In Need Of A Ride

Some 40,000 school children may not have bus service when they come back from Christmas break. It’s a sight that’s about to end – yellow school buses rolling down New York City streets.


NYPD officers stand guard in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

Protesters: End Aggressive Policing In NYC Schools

It’s time for educators, not police, to discipline New York City schoolchildren, protesters said Wednesday.


Dennis Walcott speaks to reporters outside P.S. 87 - New York, NY - Feb 13, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

All But 65 Of New York City’s Public Schools To Reopen Monday

The schools that serve New York City’s 1.1 million public school students have been closed since Monday. School officials say most of the schools did not sustain storm damage. But some schools experienced flooding and structural damage.


Schoolboys and others walk down Court Street in Downtown Brooklyn following a snow storm January 12: Chris Hondros/Getty

No Day Off For NYC Public School Children; Mayor Make Right Call?

Mayor Michael Bloomberg waited and waited and then waited some more before deciding to heep all New York City public schools open the morning after the big snow storm. Was it the right decision?


Cathie Black

Incoming NYC Schools Chancellor Asks For ‘Chance’

The incoming chancellor of New York City’s public school system is pleading with the public to give her a chance to show that she can do the job.