Principals at some three dozen New York City public schools led protests Friday against this year’s New York state English tests, which they said were poorly designed and confusing.
New York state has the most segregated public schools in the nation, with many black and Latino students attending schools with virtually no white classmates, according to a report released Wednesday.
Just weeks after moving to prevent their expansion, Mayor Bill de Blasio has offered an olive branch to the charter school movement.
Mayor de Blasio has said charters should pay rent to use public school space. Opponents said charters are public schools and are therefore entitled to public school space.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration on Thursday dealt a major blow to nine schools – some of them charter schools – that were hoping to open or expand.
A Staten Island teen was one of many people who thought Mayor Bill de Blasio made the wrong call on Thursday by keeping schools open during the snowstorm.
Teachers and staff from eight top-performing charter schools across the city are going to share their tricks of the trade with some district schools.
Three Long Island mothers – all tired of battling school administrators – are now going to do battle in federal court over claims that their disabled children are being discriminated against in public school.
The lack of agreement between the city and the union representing 75,000 teachers puts the city school district at risk of losing $450 million in state aid and grants.
If an evaluation plan is not submitted on time, the city could lose $450 million in state aid and grants.
New Jersey Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (D-Belleville) said Monday that panic buttons should be a “mandate” for every public school in the state.
The clock was ticking this weekend for New York City and the union representing the city’s 75,000 public school teachers to agree on a teacher evaluation system.
The Department of Education wants to shut down more than a dozen schools, calling them “low performing,” but critics say it’s the city and school leaders who deserve a failing grade.
The New York City Department of Education announced plans Monday to close or phase out 17 schools.
No ruling has been issued, but a federal appeals panel signaled Monday that it was leaning toward reversing a decision by a lower court that allowed for after-hours worship services in New York City public schools.