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Links to web sites, articles or reports that illuminate the most recent Education news.
Suit Claims City's Gifted and Talented Selection Process is Flawed (Wall Street Journal, May 17, 2013)
Quinn Offers Plan To Add Slots For Gifted In City Schools (NY Times, May 7, 2013)
City DOE Could Launch E-Book Store For Schools (NY Post, May 6, 2013)
City Emails SHow Push For Cathie Black (Wall Street Journal, May 3, 2013)
Cuomo Warns City, Teachers Union to Reach Evaluations Deal (Daily News, May 3, 2013)
Queens Elementary School To Serve Only Vegetarian Meals (Daily News, May 1, 2013)
Thompson Chooses Education Heavyweight As Chairwoman For Campaign (NY Times, Apr 26, 2013)
Cooper Union to Start Charging Tuition in Fall of 2014 (DNAinfo, Apr 24, 2013)
Petraeus to Join CUNY as Visiting Professor (NY Times, Apr 24, 2013)
Could New York Run On Renewable Energy Alone? (Salon.com, Apr 23, 2013)
Brooklyn Charter School Targets Rich, White Parents (DNAinfo, Apr 23, 2013)
Tough New Test Spurs Protest (NY Times, Apr 19, 2013)
NYU Opens New 'Urban Informatics' School (DNAinfo, Apr 12, 2013)
Department of Education to Open 20 New Schools in the Bronx (Daily News, Apr 4, 2013)
With Legacy On His Mind, Mayor Adds 78 More Schools (NY Times, Apr 3, 2013)
Fewer Students Suspended (Wall Street Journal, Mar 29, 2013)
Judge Rejects City's Request to Dismiss Lawsuit to Expedite PCB Removal (NY 1, Mar 28, 2013)
SUNY Downstate Focus Of Senate Budget Debate (Gotham Gazette, Mar 27, 2013)
Bronx School Not Getting Fair Shake: Boroughâ€™s Rep On Education Panel (Daily News, Mar 26, 2013)
Cuomo Wants New Teacher Evaluation Deal (Wall Street Journal, Mar 22, 2013)
Met Museum to Open 7 Days a Week (Crain's, Mar 22, 2013)
Advocate Confident NYC Schools Funding Will Be Restored (Albany Times Union, Mar 11, 2013)
GED Test Out in NY (Wall Street Journal, Mar 8, 2013)
NYC Principal Had Been Demoted At Previous Job For Concerning Email (NY 1, Mar 8, 2013)
in Albany, Teacher Union's Lobbying Power Remains Unmatched (Gotham Schools, Mar 7, 2013)
Bloomberg Wants To Fund Own Schools (NY Post, Mar 5, 2013)
City Defends Gifted Policy (Wall Street Journal, Mar 5, 2013)
Struggle To Meet Demand For Pre-K Seats (Daily News, Mar 4, 2013)
Faltering Bronx School Nears the End (NY Times, Mar 1, 2013)
New State Education Standards Could Cost City Big (NY Times, Mar 1, 2013)
Teachers Union Fights Tax Cap (Albany Times Union, Feb 21, 2013)
Independent Teachers Group Demands Teacher Evaluation Plan (NY Post, Feb 19, 2013)
South Bronx, Central Brooklyn Worst for Kids (Daily News, Feb 13, 2013)
How the Mayoral Candidates Differ from Bloomberg on Education (Capital, Feb 12, 2013)
City Outlines Teacher Training, Evaluation Goals (Associated Press, Feb 12, 2013)
Bloomberg Admin Loses Battle to Keep Cathie Black Documents Secret (NY Post, Feb 8, 2013)
Mayor Welcomes College's Plan to Welcome Critics of Israel (NY Times, Feb 7, 2013)
Lawsuit Seeks to Block Penalty for Teacher-Evaluation Impasse (Wall Street Journal, Feb 6, 2013)
School Bus Strike Saving the City Money, Despite Payouts to Parents (Daily News, Feb 6, 2013)
Bloomberg Says State Aid Cuts Would Cost City 2,500 Teachers (Gotham Schools, Jan 29, 2013)
Reports: At Least 100 Teachers Cheated on Standardized Tests Since '06 (Daily News, Jan 29, 2013)
Sotomayor Mourns Closing Of Her Elementary School (City Room, Jan 28, 2013)
Democratic Mayoral Hopefuls Back Teachers Union (NY Post, Jan 24, 2013)
Bloomberg Slams UFT Teacher Evaluations Plan (Daily News, Jan 23, 2013)
Report: NY Graduation and Dropout Rates Continue to Improve (Associated Press, Jan 22, 2013)
Audit: SUNY Downstate Loses Millions a Year (Wall Street Journal, Jan 18, 2013)
Deadline For Teacher Evaluations is Today (Wall Street Journal, Jan 17, 2013)
Tutoring Service Under Investigaton (Daily News, Jan 17, 2013)
School Bus Drivers’ Union Calls for Strike on Wednesday (NY Times, Jan 15, 2013)
Report Links Poor Schools, Poor Teachers (Wall Street Journal, Jan 11, 2013)
Selection Process For City's Community Education Councils Begins (Inside Schools, Jan 9, 2013)
Schools Investigator Receives Record Number of Complaints in 2012 (NY Times, Jan 9, 2013)
City Announces Plan To Close 17 Struggling Schools (Gotham Schools, Jan 8, 2013)
Staten Island Residents Vote For Armed Guards At Schools; Mayor Can Veto Decision (Daily News, Jan 8, 2013)
School Bus Drivers Could Strike, As Early As Today (NY Times, Jan 7, 2013)
Impasse in Talks Over Teacher Evaluations (NY Times, Jan 7, 2013)
Gates Foundation-Backed Teachers Group Wants Evaluation System (Capital, Jan 4, 2013)
DOE Reverses Sibling Admissions Policy (Inside Schools, Dec 20, 2012)
UFT's Mulgrew Halts Talks On New Teacher Evaluations (Gotham Schools, Dec 20, 2012)
Frank J. Macchiarola, NYC Schools Chancellor From 1978-1983, Dies at 71 (NY Times, Dec 19, 2012)
Cost-Cut Ideas Forwarded to Governor (Albany Times Union, Dec 19, 2012)
NYC Head Face Prelude to No-Confidence Vote (NY Times, Dec 13, 2012)
Computer Error Exposes School Teachers' Controversial, Private Information (Daily News, Dec 12, 2012)
Poor Schools Struggling to Meet State Standards, Years After Critical Ruling (NY Times, Dec 10, 2012)
"Dire Consequences" Ahead for 16 Percent of State Youth Out of Work, School (Associated Press, Dec 3, 2012)
Group Has Education Policy Tips For Mayoral Candidates (Gotham Schools, Nov 30, 2012)
Higher Marks for City High Schools on Department of Education Report Cards (NY Post, Nov 27, 2012)
Number of High Schools Facing Closures Rises (Associated Press, Nov 27, 2012)
Schools Add Makeup Days (Wall Street Journal, Nov 20, 2012)
Mayoral Candidates Criticize Bloomberg on Schools During Forum (Daily News, Nov 20, 2012)
Uprooted by Storm, Students Face Long Trek to Class (NY Times, Nov 15, 2012)
More Students Return to Classrooms (NY Times, Nov 8, 2012)
Storm Closes City Schools For Week (NY Times, Nov 1, 2012)
Court Rules School Authorities Violated Environmental Law at Bronx School (Daily News, Oct 29, 2012)
For Minority Students at Elite Private Schools, Admittance Doesn't Bring Acceptance (NY Times, Oct 23, 2012)
Report Tracks Student-Data System Usage (Wall Street Journal, Oct 22, 2012)
Education Department Payed Employees Who Stopped Showing Up (NY Post, Oct 22, 2012)
Hundreds of Thousands of Youth in Metro Area Adrift: Report (WNYC, Oct 22, 2012)
Effort to Speed Up Repairs Will Save the City $200 Million (NY Times, Oct 18, 2012)
'Rubber Rooms' Still Cost $22 Million a Year (Daily News, Oct 16, 2012)
Ex-schools chancellor Klein's autobiography is 'misleading' (American Prospect, Oct 12, 2012)
Teachers union charter ranks last among charters (NY Post, Oct 10, 2012)
Big change in gifted and talented testing (Wall Street Journal, Oct 8, 2012)
Behind the jump in schools with poor grades on progress reports (Wall Street Journal, Oct 3, 2012)
Harlem schools see high student turnover (WNYC, Oct 3, 2012)
Schools’ failure to improve may lead to more closings (NY Times, Oct 2, 2012)
State Senate Democrats to get campaign cash lifeline from teachers union (Daily News, Oct 1, 2012)
City says it is improving compliance on English language learning (Gotham Schools, Sep 28, 2012)
Groups sue city over NYU expansion plan (WNYC, Sep 26, 2012)
More city students take AP, SAT exams (Wall Street Journal, Sep 26, 2012)
Union, teachers and students criticize 6,620 oversized classes (Daily News, Sep 26, 2012)
Queens Community Colleges Fight CUNY Changes (Daily News, Sep 25, 2012)
City to Add New Kind of Preschool Next Year (NY Times, Sep 25, 2012)
Teachers start year under heightened scrutiny (Associated Press, Sep 24, 2012)
More access to contraceptives in city schools (NY Times, Sep 24, 2012)
City program to help parents of high school students gain citizenship (WNYC, Sep 21, 2012)
Mayor's report shows decline in parental involvement in schools (Wall Street Journal, Sep 21, 2012)
Education is not spared in city’s latest round of budget cuts (Gotham Schools, Sep 19, 2012)
Teacher evaluation plans moving slowly (Albany Times Union, Sep 18, 2012)
Teacher grading off to uneven start (Wall Street Journal, Sep 10, 2012)
Walcott Promises More Outreach to Parents (Daily News, Sep 6, 2012)
Lunch trays got too lean in city’s fight against fat (NY Times, Sep 5, 2012)
More than 100 city schools need to improve or close by 2015, state says (Gotham Schools, Aug 31, 2012)
School Violence at Record High (NY Post, Aug 30, 2012)
School-violence highest since at least 2005 (NY Post, Aug 29, 2012)
New code aims to ease suspensions of students (NY Times, Aug 29, 2012)
Gauging the impact of noise on children’s learning (MetroFocus, Aug 28, 2012)
Special Education Group Calls For More State Audits (NY Times, Aug 23, 2012)
Education data companies chosen (Wall Street Journal, Aug 14, 2012)
Tutoring not required under federal education law waiver (NY Times, Aug 13, 2012)
Mixture of hope and concern for city's new daycare program (City Limits, Aug 1, 2012)
Study: Top teachers getting away (NY Post, Jul 31, 2012)
To earn classroom certification, more teaching and less testing (NY Times, Jul 30, 2012)
Schools to balance enrollment of special needs students (NY Times, Jul 27, 2012)
Judge blocks bid to remove staff at struggling schools (Wall Street Journal, Jul 25, 2012)
Schools opened under Bloomberg did more poorly on state reading tests (Daily News, Jul 23, 2012)
Report finds student performance on state exams remains consistent (WNYC, Jul 13, 2012)
State education chancellor calls for deal on teacher evals (Daily News, Jul 12, 2012)
City retreats on school closure plan (Wall Street Journal, Jul 12, 2012)
More schools are not poor, not rich, just squeezed (NY Times, Jul 4, 2012)
Albany bill would add family to special education factors (NY Times, Jul 3, 2012)
Special education change is pushed (Wall Street Journal, Jul 2, 2012)
Test expert: state exam problem worse than reported (NY Times, Jun 26, 2012)
Charter school gets disproportionate share of state education money (Daily News, Jun 25, 2012)
Audit: contractors shortchanged preschool special ed program (NY Times, Jun 25, 2012)
Failed push to enroll more disabled students in charter schools (Wall Street Journal, Jun 21, 2012)
Senate Republicans to discuss teacher disclosure (State of Politics , Jun 21, 2012)
Bloomberg lobbies to kill Cuomo plan to limit ratings' release (Wall Street Journal, Jun 20, 2012)
Businesses make $4 million from students by holding cellphones during school (NY Post, Jun 18, 2012)
State graduation rates slowly rising (Albany Times Union, Jun 12, 2012)
City’s graduation rate flat for class of 2011 (Daily News, Jun 12, 2012)
Students Protest Dress Code (NY Times, Jun 7, 2012)
Charter advocates face gap in mayoral race (Wall Street Journal, Jun 6, 2012)
Parents Protest City’s Slow Response to PCBs in Bronx School (Daily News, May 31, 2012)
Most School Arrests and Summonses Happen in the Bronx (Daily News, May 31, 2012)
Regents Chief Considers Mayoral Bid (Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2012)
State Wins No Child Left Behind Waiver (Albany Times Union, May 30, 2012)
Google Makes Space for City Tech School (Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2012)
Chancellor Announces Buyouts for Teachers Without Permanent Positions (NY 1, May 21, 2012)
City Looks to Ease Tension Between Charter Schools, District (Daily News, May 17, 2012)
NYC wants to offer buyouts to some teachers (NY Times, May 17, 2012)
Tax-Cap Formula Means Different Things for Different Schools (Albany Times Union, May 11, 2012)
State's 8th-Graders Below Average in Science (Associated Press, May 11, 2012)
Almost 30 Test Questions Have Been Declared Invalid (NY 1, May 11, 2012)
Queens to Lose Over 30 After-School Programs This Year (Daily News, May 10, 2012)
Hundreds March in Bronx to Save After-School and Child-Care Programs (Daily News, May 9, 2012)
Teachers Suing Over School Closings (Associated Press, May 8, 2012)
Getting Lessons on Water by Designing a Playground (NY Times, May 8, 2012)
City to Add Special Education Teachers Next Year (Wall Street Journal, May 3, 2012)
Audit Nabs Teachers Failing to Meet Class Time Minimums (NY Post, May 3, 2012)
State Officials Throw Out Another Pearson Test Question (NY Times, May 3, 2012)
Senate GOP Tries to Distribute $10 Million More to Schools (Associated Press, May 2, 2012)
Special-Education Kids Placed in General-Education Classrooms (NY Post, May 2, 2012)
Cuomo Creates Education Commission Charged With Creating an 'Action Plan' (WNYC, May 1, 2012)
City Lays Out Social Media Rules For Teachers (Wall Street Journal, May 1, 2012)
Most School Budgets Comply with New State Tax Cap (Associated Press, Apr 30, 2012)
Albany Bill Would Make Kindergarten Mandatory in City (NY Times, Apr 27, 2012)
Cooper Union Graduate Students to Begin Paying Tuition (Associated Press, Apr 25, 2012)
NYU to Build Second Applied Sciences Campus in City (Associated Press, Apr 24, 2012)
Regents Considers Making Global History Exam Optional (NY Post, Apr 24, 2012)
More Reserve Teachers Finding Permanent Jobs (NY Times, Apr 24, 2012)
With Classroom Breakfasts, a Concern That Some Children Eat Twice (NY Times, Apr 20, 2012)
Teachers, Principals, Parents Stumped on 'Talking Pineapple' Exam Question (Daily News, Apr 20, 2012)
Mayoral Hopefuls Begin to Define Their Education Policies (NY Times, Apr 18, 2012)
Fifty-Four New Schools Will Open This Fall, Bloomberg says (NY Times, Apr 18, 2012)
Blacks, Latinos More Likely to be Enrolled in Lowest-Performing High Schools (Daily News, Apr 18, 2012)
Stakes Now Higher for Student Tests (Associated Press, Apr 17, 2012)
Family says Police Botched Handling of 5-Year-Old's School Tantrum (Daily News, Apr 17, 2012)
Lawmakers Want to Repeal Mayoral Control (NY Post, Apr 16, 2012)
Charter School CEO a Tax Cheat (NY Post, Apr 13, 2012)
Fears Regents Exam Will Kill Graduation Rates (NY Post, Apr 11, 2012)
Mayor Pushes for Teacher Evaluations to be Public (Wall Street Journal, Apr 10, 2012)
State Leaders Discuss Plan to Keep Teacher Evaluations Private (Daily News, Apr 9, 2012)
School for Immigrants Faces Eviction by Two Trees (Associated Press, Apr 9, 2012)
Lengthy Kindergarten Wait Lists Unveiled as Applicants Increase (WNYC, Apr 9, 2012)
Teachers Misbehaved With Students, but Still in the Classroom (NY Times, Apr 9, 2012)
Mixed Marks for Schools Chancellor (Daily News, Apr 5, 2012)
Chancellor Eyes Teacher Data for Parents -- But Not the Public (NY Post, Apr 5, 2012)
Group Aims to Counter Influence of Teachers’ Union (NY Times, Apr 4, 2012)
'Bullet Aid' Funds for Schools Called Pork (Albany Times Union, Apr 3, 2012)
State’s Poorest Schools Get Boost From Budget: Moody’s (Bloomberg, Apr 3, 2012)
Manhattan Borough President Would Trim NYU Expansion (NY Times, Mar 30, 2012)
Charter Spending Squeezing Education Budget (NY Times, Mar 30, 2012)
State Health Agencies Take on Investigation of Toxic Bronx School (Daily News, Mar 28, 2012)
Cuomo Backs Release of Teacher Evaluations (Wall Street Journal, Mar 28, 2012)
Will New York State Learn from the City’s Teacher Evaluations? (MetroFocus, Mar 27, 2012)
Lawmakers Move to Hide Teacher Grades (NY Post, Mar 26, 2012)
City to Remove 'Pink Slime' from School Cafeterias (Wall Street Journal, Mar 22, 2012)
Mayoral Candidates Woo Teachers Union Head (NY Times, Mar 21, 2012)
State Makes Gains in Graduation Rate (Albany Times Union, Mar 19, 2012)
Chancellor Says Some Employees Not Properly Disciplined (City Room, Mar 16, 2012)
Nonfiction Curriculum Enhanced Reading Skills, Study Finds (NY Times, Mar 12, 2012)
Principals: Cultural Rift Explains Higher Discipline Rate for Blacks, Latinos (WNYC, Mar 12, 2012)
Cuomo, GOP Quiet So Far on Tuition Aid for Illegal Immigrants (NY Times, Mar 8, 2012)
City Reverses Policy on Tutoring Limits (NY Times, Mar 6, 2012)
Class Has Had 5 Teachers in 6 Months (Daily News, Mar 5, 2012)
Teachers Sabotaged When Test Scores Slip (NY Times, Mar 5, 2012)
Educators Tell Council Why Millions Goes Unclaimed From Medicaid (NY Times, Mar 2, 2012)
More Blacks and Latinos Admitted to City's Elite Public Schools (NY Times, Mar 1, 2012)
City Releases Data for 217 Charter School Teachers (Associated Press, Feb 29, 2012)
Teacher Data Aid Parents, Mayor Asserts (Wall Street Journal, Feb 29, 2012)
Teacher Rankings Opened to View (Wall Street Journal, Feb 28, 2012)
State Eyes Shielding Teacher Rankings from Public View (Wall Street Journal, Feb 28, 2012)
Analysis Shows Best Schols Have Best Teachers (Daily News, Feb 27, 2012)
Setback For Teachers Union Turns Into Rallying Cry (NY Times, Feb 27, 2012)
Union Opens Campaign to Discredit Teacher Evaluations (NY Times, Feb 24, 2012)
Chancellor Acts on Teacher Abuses (Wall Street Journal, Feb 20, 2012)
State Owes Poor Schools $5.5 Billion: Advocates (Reuters, Feb 16, 2012)
Controversial Teachers Ratings to be Released (Daily News, Feb 15, 2012)
Affluent, Born Abroad and Choosing New York’s Public Schools (NY Times, Feb 15, 2012)
Closing Schools More Poor, Less White (City Limits, Feb 14, 2012)
Schools Chief to Review Policies for Hiring Aides to Deter Abuse (NY Times, Feb 14, 2012)
Growing Number of Principals Object to Evaluation System (WNYC, Feb 13, 2012)
Bloomberg Questions Cost of Kindergarten for All (Wall Street Journal, Feb 13, 2012)
School-based Churches Look to Albany for Eviction Reprieve (WNYC, Feb 8, 2012)
Senate Backs Church Use of Schools (NY Times, Feb 7, 2012)
Bar to Pass English Regents Surprisingly Low (NY Times, Feb 6, 2012)
Eight Queens High Schools Could Lose Up to Half of Their Staff (Daily News, Feb 2, 2012)
With Data Backing Smaller High Schools, Larger Ones Fret (NY Times, Feb 2, 2012)
New Study Gives Bloomberg an 'A' on Small-Schools, Critics Balk (Daily News, Jan 31, 2012)
City Shifts, Asks for New Teacher Evaluation Law (Wall Street Journal, Jan 31, 2012)
Flaws Seen in Vocational Education (Wall Street Journal, Jan 30, 2012)
Of 70 Teachers Charged with Misconduct, 31 Percent Were Fired (NY Post, Jan 26, 2012)
Cuomo Helps Along Teacher Evaluation Discussions (Wall Street Journal, Jan 26, 2012)
Students at Small High Schools More Likely to Graduate, Study Finds (NY Times, Jan 26, 2012)
Controversial Charter Schools Chain to Expand (Daily News, Jan 25, 2012)
Bill Would Create School Holiday for Lunar New Year (NY Times, Jan 24, 2012)
Seven of 33 Schools Slated for Closing Received 'A' or 'B' (NY Post, Jan 24, 2012)
Union, Education Department to Restart Negotiations on Evaluations (Daily News, Jan 24, 2012)
Education is Focus of First State Budget Hearing (Associated Press, Jan 23, 2012)
More Immigrants, Fewer English Classes (Wall Street Journal, Jan 23, 2012)
Union Boots City From Teacher Training (Daily News, Jan 20, 2012)
Inching Closer to Agreement on Evaluations for Teachers (NY Times, Jan 19, 2012)
State Education Commissioner Batters Union on on Teacher Evaluations (NY Post, Jan 18, 2012)
Expectations Run High for Education, Health Care in Cuomo’s Budget (WNYC, Jan 17, 2012)
Comptroller Clobbers No-Bid Deal for Former Education Chancellor's Company (Daily News, Jan 17, 2012)
Some Schools Buck Trend of High Costs (Wall Street Journal, Jan 17, 2012)
Charter School Finds That a Grade of ‘C’ Means Closing (NY Times, Jan 12, 2012)
Bloomberg: No Teacher Layoffs Expected (Wall Street Journal, Jan 10, 2012)
No Improvement in Test Scores for Middle-Income Students (Daily News, Jan 9, 2012)
Teacher Lobby Spends 40 Percent More This Year (NY Post, Jan 6, 2012)
Testing Firm Faces Inquiry by State on Free Trips (NY Times, Dec 22, 2011)
Parents Form Pre-Ks (NY Times, Dec 21, 2011)
State Tests Extended to About Three Hours (NY Times, Dec 20, 2011)
City Could Close Two Rockaway Elementary Schools (Daily News, Dec 19, 2011)
City Math, Reading Scores on National Tests Unimproved Since 2009 (NY 1, Dec 8, 2011)
At Top Public Schools, the Arts Replace Recess (NY Times, Dec 7, 2011)
Albany and City Hall Clash on Education (NY Times, Dec 7, 2011)
City Took Five Years to Probe Grade Scam (NY Post, Dec 5, 2011)
Judge Orders City to Disclose E-Mails on Black's Hiring (Daily News, Nov 30, 2011)
National Study Gives High Marks to City's School Choice System (NY Times, Nov 30, 2011)
SUNY Chancellor Seeks Help for Kids Before They Reach Her Schools (Wall Street Journal, Nov 30, 2011)
Sparks Fly at Hearing on Charter School in Cobble Hill (NY 1, Nov 30, 2011)
Arrests in City Schools Affect Mostly Black Students (Wall Street Journal, Nov 29, 2011)
CUNY Raises Tuition Amid Student Protests (Wall Street Journal, Nov 29, 2011)
CUNY Trustees Set to Approve Tuition Hike (NY Post, Nov 28, 2011)
Staten Island High School Attracts Students from Other Boroughs (NY Post, Nov 27, 2011)
Tuition Protest, Lockdown on Tap at Baruch College Today (am New York, Nov 27, 2011)
New York's Mexicans Lag in Education (NY Times, Nov 25, 2011)
Admission Cheating Probe Widens (Wall Street Journal, Nov 23, 2011)
Homeless Students Face Long Commutes to School (NY Times, Nov 14, 2011)
Obstacles Could Hurt Mayor's Tech Campus Plan (New York Magazine, Nov 14, 2011)
Bloomberg Assails State's Education Standards (Daily News, Nov 12, 2011)
State Says Over One-Third of City's Public Schools Failing Students (Daily News, Nov 11, 2011)
Anger Over Possible Tuition Sparks Call for Inquiry into Cooper Union's Finances (NY Times, Nov 9, 2011)
State Development Council Seeks to Aid Plan for City Tech Campus (Crain's, Nov 9, 2011)
Occupy the Department of Education Begins (NY 1, Nov 8, 2011)
Bloomberg Has Last word on Engineering School (NY Times, Nov 8, 2011)
City High Schools with High-Needs Kids Get Low Grades (NY Post, Nov 6, 2011)
Many New Small Schools on List for Possible Closing (Daily News, Nov 5, 2011)
City Kindergarteners Being Suspended for Misbehaving (NY Post, Nov 2, 2011)
City Reports More Suspensions, But Serious Crimes Declined (NY Times, Nov 2, 2011)
Proposals for Tech Campus Involve 17 Universities (Crain's, Nov 1, 2011)
Allegations of Cheating on Regents Exams Soar (NY Times, Nov 1, 2011)
Bloomberg Impressed by School Proposals (Daily News, Nov 1, 2011)
Seven Plans Submitted for Applied Sciences School (NY Times, Oct 31, 2011)
Competition on for Building Tech Campus (Businessweek, Oct 31, 2011)
Graduates Not Prepared for College at Bloomberg-Founded Schools (Daily News, Oct 27, 2011)
Most City Graduates Not Ready For College (Wall Street Journal, Oct 25, 2011)
Executives Laud Bloomberg's 'Genius School' (Daily News, Oct 24, 2011)
Easing up on Homework at Elite Schools (NY Times, Oct 24, 2011)
Brooklyn Charter Schools Focuses on Inclusion (NY Times, Oct 21, 2011)
Only 41 Percent of Homeless Students Graduate on Time (Daily News, Oct 19, 2011)
Education Department Flack Altered Parents' Petition to Protest Seniority Rules (NY Times, Oct 19, 2011)
State Proposes Several Measures to Stop Test Cheating (Associated Press, Oct 18, 2011)
Chancellor to Meet With Angry Bronx Parents About Dangerous Toxins (Daily News, Oct 14, 2011)
Schools Struggle to Fill Void of Layoffs (Daily News, Oct 13, 2011)
Schools Chancellor Grilled by Council Over Layoffs (NY Times, Oct 12, 2011)
State Admits It Posted False Data on School Safety (Daily News, Oct 11, 2011)
Police Department Infiltrated Muslim Groups on Campuses (Associated Press, Oct 11, 2011)
Group Urges State to Spend More on Support Services for Poor Students (NY Times, Oct 10, 2011)
Struggling School Eases Graduation Requirements (NY Post, Oct 9, 2011)
Protests Greet Lay Off of School Workers (, Oct 9, 2011)
672 School Employees Lose Jobs (NY Times, Oct 8, 2011)
Union Blames City for Layoffs (NY Post, Oct 8, 2011)
City to Fire 700 School Workers (Wall Street Journal, Oct 7, 2011)
Four School Workers Face Uncertain Future (NY Times, Oct 7, 2011)
Audit Finds Many Schools Flunking Phys Ed (NY Times, Oct 5, 2011)
State Education Officials Knew of Cheating on Regents Tests (NY Post, Oct 3, 2011)
Staff Layoffs Hits Poor, Struggling Schools Hardest (NY Times, Oct 2, 2011)
Purdue Drops Out of Competition to Build Applied Science Center (Wall Street Journal, Sep 27, 2011)
City to Open 50 New Middle Schools (Wall Street Journal, Sep 21, 2011)
Middle School Fix-Up (NY Post, Sep 21, 2011)
City Plans 50 New Middle Schools (NY Times, Sep 21, 2011)
New Yorkers Giving Public Schools Higher Marks (Daily News, Sep 14, 2011)
Regents to Improve Test Security (NY Times, Sep 13, 2011)
As Year Begins, Schools Face Crowding, Large Classes (Daily News, Sep 10, 2011)
On the First Day of School, a Million Students Finding Their Seats (NY Times, Sep 9, 2011)
State Considers Testing Curbs on Teachers to Avoid Cheating (Wall Street Journal, Sep 9, 2011)
A New School Year, and a More Crowded One (WNYC, Sep 8, 2011)
Profile on Chancellor Walcott (NY Times, Sep 8, 2011)
Activists Find Contaminated Caulk in City Schools (Wall Street Journal, Sep 8, 2011)
In Poll, New Yorkers Give Bloomberg Very Low Marks on Education (NY Times, Sep 7, 2011)
Stuyvesant Alumni Will Get to Mark 9/11 in their Old School (Wall Street Journal, Sep 7, 2011)
City Cut Funds for Troubled Middle Schools (Daily News, Sep 2, 2011)
Police Department Misses Deadline for Revealing Data on School Arrests (Daily News, Sep 2, 2011)
City Teachers Union Seeks to Appeal Ruling (Wall Street Journal, Aug 31, 2011)
Graduation Rates Climb at Some CUNY Schools (NY Post, Aug 29, 2011)
Comptroller Blocks State Contract with Murdoch-Owned Company (Daily News, Aug 27, 2011)
In Blow to Union, Court Orders City to Release Reports on Teacher Performance (Capitol Confidential, Aug 26, 2011)
Nearly 800 School Employees Will Be Let Go (NY Times, Aug 24, 2011)
Accusations of Cheating by Educators Triples Under Bloomberg (NY Times, Aug 23, 2011)
Schools' $60 Million Contract with Verizon Criticized (Daily News, Aug 15, 2011)
State Education Board Split Over Race to the Top, Testing, Other Issues (NY Times, Aug 15, 2011)
Regents Results at Four High Schools Could Prompt Scrutiny (NY Post, Aug 14, 2011)
Manhattan Charter School Clears Legal Hurdle (Wall Street Journal, Aug 13, 2011)
Three City Schools to Face 'Cheating' Probe (Daily News, Aug 12, 2011)
City Schools to Require Sex Education Classes (NY Times, Aug 10, 2011)
City Hires Outside Consultants to Turn Around Troubled Schools (NY 1, Aug 10, 2011)
Sex Ed Classes Now Uneven (Daily News, Aug 10, 2011)
Parents Have Mixed Reaction to Sex Education (Daily News, Aug 10, 2011)
City Knew Bronx School Was Toxic for Six Months (Daily News, Aug 9, 2011)
City Plans to Use Federal Education Money for Administrators, Data Analysis (NY Post, Aug 8, 2011)
Bronx School, Found to be Contaminated, Will be Shut (Daily News, Aug 6, 2011)
City Cuts Back Efforts to Detect Cheating on Standardized Tests (Daily News, Aug 3, 2011)
Almost All City Teachers Rated 'Satisfactory' (City Room, Aug 3, 2011)
Bronx Principal Investigated For Racism (Daily News, Aug 2, 2011)
More Questions Raised About State's Awarding of No-Bid Deal to Murdoch Company (Daily News, Jul 31, 2011)
Student Chess Program Gets Millions in Member Item Money (NY Post, Jul 31, 2011)
Summer School Attendance Hits Record High (Daily News, Jul 30, 2011)
Over Half of City's Tenure Decisions Held Back Again (Daily News, Jul 29, 2011)
Court Dismisses Union's Class Size Suit Against City (Daily News, Jul 29, 2011)
Education Dept. Replacing Parent Engagement Liason (NY Post, Jul 27, 2011)
Parents Angry At Overheated Classrooms (Daily News, Jul 27, 2011)
Parents, Officials Step Up Fight Against School Co-location on West Side (WNYC, Jul 26, 2011)
State Gets Federal Money to Create Charter Schools (Daily News, Jul 26, 2011)
Bedbugs Triple in Schools (Daily News, Jul 22, 2011)
Judge Rules Against Union on City Plan to Close Schools (NY Times, Jul 22, 2011)
City Releases RFP for Tech Campus (WNYC, Jul 20, 2011)
Staten Island Site Rejected as Location for Applied Sciences Campus (Staten Island Advance, Jul 20, 2011)
City Wants to Challenge Silicon Valley (Crain's, Jul 20, 2011)
How Joel Klein Became Murdoch's 'Fixer' (WNYC, Jul 20, 2011)
City Reverses Stand on Protection for School Bus Drivers (NY Times, Jul 20, 2011)
Bloomberg Pledges Up to $100 Million of City Money for Tech Campus (DNAinfo, Jul 19, 2011)
Bloomberg Pushes For Engineering School (City Hall, Jul 18, 2011)
The Deal That Averted Teacher Layoffs (NY Times, Jul 18, 2011)
City Abandons Teacher Bonus Program (NY Times, Jul 18, 2011)
Budget Documents Reveal Troubling Figures For Schools (NY 1, Jul 15, 2011)
Vander Ark Walks Away From New York Charter Schools (NY Times, Jul 15, 2011)
Borrowing for State University System Rises 14 Percent (Businessweek, Jul 14, 2011)
To Save Money, Some Principals Return to Teaching (WNYC, Jul 14, 2011)
Parents Seek Answers After Elected to Education Councils, Then Kicked Off (Daily News, Jul 14, 2011)
Charter School Accused of Pushing Out Difficult Students (NY Times, Jul 11, 2011)
City to Let Well Performing Schools Keep Unspent Funds After All (NY Times, Jul 6, 2011)
Union Sues State to Stop Teacher Evaluations (Wall Street Journal, Jun 29, 2011)
New Schools Chief Stays the Course (NY Times, Jun 29, 2011)
Schools Still Targeted for Cuts (NY Times, Jun 28, 2011)
Budget Deal Still Cuts Teaching Force (WNYC, Jun 27, 2011)
Deal Saves Teachers, Fire Companies (NY Post, Jun 27, 2011)
Deal Averts Teacher Layoffs (Daily News, Jun 25, 2011)
Bloomberg, Quinn, Union Reach Accord to Avoid Teacher Layoffs (NY Times, Jun 25, 2011)
Talks to Avert Layoffs Stall (Wall Street Journal, Jun 24, 2011)
City Pushing Work Over Degree for Poor Youth (Associated Press, Jun 23, 2011)
Increase Counseling to Drop Suspensions, Parents and Advocates Urge (Daily News, Jun 22, 2011)
Almost One Third of City High School Grads Quit CUNY Quickly (NY Post, Jun 21, 2011)
De Blasio -- and His Wife -- Lead Fight Against Teacher Layoffs (NY Times, Jun 21, 2011)
Teachers Try to Salvage Plan to Avert Layoffs (Crain's, Jun 21, 2011)
City Reduces Chronic Absenteeism in Public Schools (NY Times, Jun 17, 2011)
As Court Date Looms, City Revises Plans for Charter Schools (WNYC, Jun 16, 2011)
City Unions Balk at Using Health Fund to Avoid Layoffs (Wall Street Journal, Jun 16, 2011)
More Graduates, But Fewer Prepared for the Future (WNYC, Jun 15, 2011)
City's High School Graduation Rate Reaches Record High (Wall Street Journal, Jun 15, 2011)
Liu Rejects City Contract with Klein's Company (Daily News, Jun 15, 2011)
Only 37 Percent of State Graduates College Ready (NY Times, Jun 15, 2011)
City Will Have 50% Increase in Summer School Students (NY Times, Jun 14, 2011)
Leaders Weighing New Plan to Avert Teacher Layoffs (NY Times, Jun 14, 2011)
Dipping Into Health Fund Could Avert Teacher Layoffs (Daily News, Jun 13, 2011)
Civil Rights Community Split Over Charter Schools (NY Times, Jun 11, 2011)
School Crowding Results in Fewer Slots for Pre-K (NY Post, Jun 11, 2011)
Governor Seeks Sharp Tuition Increase in Five-Year Plan for SUNY (NY Times, Jun 10, 2011)
State Awards $27 Million No-Bid Contract to Company Klein Oversees (Daily News, Jun 10, 2011)
Parent Council Elections Turnout Hits Rock Bottom (NY Post, Jun 9, 2011)
Legislators Propose Reform Program for Teens Who "Sext' (Wall Street Journal, Jun 7, 2011)
Number of French Dual-Language Programs Increases in City Schools (Wall Street Journal, Jun 7, 2011)
As Mayor Holds Firm on Teacher Layoffs, Some See Reasons Beyond Money (NY Times, Jun 3, 2011)
Quinn: Avoiding Teacher Layoffs 'Top Focus' of Budget Negotiations (Daily News, Jun 2, 2011)
Lawsuit May Block Opening of Two Charter Schools (Daily News, May 31, 2011)
Despite Pledge to Buy Local, City Schools Serve Chinese Applesauce (Crain's, May 29, 2011)
City May Lose $44 Million in Dispute Over Teacher Evaluations (Daily News, May 27, 2011)
State Ends a Practice of Rescoring Regents Tests (NY Times, May 26, 2011)
State Tops in School Spending, Near Bottom on Grads (NY Post, May 26, 2011)
Former Top School Official Used City Consultants to Launch New Career (Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2011)
Teachers Union to Fight Tax Cap (The Capitol, May 25, 2011)
Exams Focus on Teachers, Not Students (NY Times, May 24, 2011)
CUNY Concerned Curriculum Overhaul May Erode Academic Gains (NY Times, May 20, 2011)
Voters Pass 93 Percent of School Budgets in State (NY Times, May 19, 2011)
Amid Threat of Layoffs, City is Recruiting 500 New Teachers (Daily News, May 19, 2011)
Board Approves Teacher Evaluations for Standardized Tests (NY Times, May 17, 2011)
State Names New Education Chief (Wall Street Journal, May 17, 2011)
City to Make Changes in School Progress Reports (Empire State News, May 16, 2011)
High School Reports Get Mixed Review (NY Times, May 16, 2011)
Changes Part of Effort to Strengthen Teacher Evaluations (Daily News, May 15, 2011)
Cuomo Urged Change in Rules for Evaluating Teachers (NY Post, May 14, 2011)
Teacher Evaluations to Include Student Test Scores (NY Times, May 14, 2011)
Senate Passes Bill Making Prostitution Near Schools a Felony (Associated Press, May 13, 2011)
What Tougher State Exams Mean for Test Prep in Brownsville (WNYC, May 13, 2011)
Parent Council Elections Get Do-Over (NY Post, May 13, 2011)
Nine City High Schools to Stay Open, With Private Management (NY Times, May 13, 2011)
Schools Chancellor Names Two Deputies (Associated Press, May 12, 2011)
State Weighs Ban in Regents Grading by Teachers (Wall Street Journal, May 12, 2011)
Severe Overcrowding Persists in Corona's Schools (Daily News, May 11, 2011)
CUNY Board Member Who Opposed Kushner Degree Pressed to Resign (NY Times, May 11, 2011)
CUNY Votes to Honor Kushner (NY Times, May 10, 2011)
Gifted Program Had Mixed Results (NY Post, May 8, 2011)
Navigating the School Choice Maze (NY Times, May 8, 2011)
Christie Picks City Education Official to Run Newark's Schools (Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2011)
Another Education Department Tech Contract Under Investigation (Daily News, May 4, 2011)
Dispute Over Release of Teacher Ratings Heads to Appeals Court (WNYC, May 3, 2011)
Cuomo Backs Higher Tuition at Four Top SUNY Campuses (NY Times, May 3, 2011)
Schools Offer Bike Riding as Part of Curriculum (City Room, May 2, 2011)
For Many City Students, bin Laden is History (NY 1, May 2, 2011)
Technology Consultant to Schools Charged with Stealing $3.6 Million from City (NY Times, Apr 29, 2011)
Parents Sue Bloomberg for $100 Million Over Former Chancellor (Reuters, Apr 28, 2011)
Chancellor Announces Support Network for Closed Schools (Daily News, Apr 28, 2011)
Teacher Ordered Kids to Cheat on Math Test (NY Post, Apr 27, 2011)
Bloomberg's Big Push For Applied Sciences School (NY Times, Apr 27, 2011)
100 City Schools Trying Out National 'Common Core' Curriculum (NY Times, Apr 25, 2011)
Rules Make It Difficult to Fire Teachers Convicted of Crimes (NY Post, Apr 25, 2011)
Albany Dispute Threatens $40 Million in CUNY Funds (Daily News, Apr 25, 2011)
Profile of Schools Chancellor Walcott (NY Times, Apr 24, 2011)
Charging New York Public Library Mishandled Papers, Writer Wants Them Back (NY Times, Apr 24, 2011)
Charter Schools Quicker to Expel Unruly Students (NY Post, Apr 24, 2011)
Mother Sues City for Handcuffing 7-Year-Old (Daily News, Apr 23, 2011)
Top City School Official Could Become Newark's Superintendent (Wall Street Journal, Apr 23, 2011)
Walcott Hails Single-Sex Classes (NY Post, Apr 20, 2011)
City Gives College Cafeterias Bad Grades (NY Times, Apr 20, 2011)
Few Parents Seek Seats on Community Education Councils (WNYC, Apr 17, 2011)
Walcott Seeks Calmer Debate but No Real Policy Shift (NY Times, Apr 17, 2011)
Walcott Extends Olive Branch to Teachers (Daily News, Apr 17, 2011)
It's Official -- Walcott Gets His Waiver to Become Chancellor (Crain's, Apr 15, 2011)
Removing PCBs From Schools Now Complicated By Asbestos (WNYC, Apr 14, 2011)
The Education of Lord Bloomberg (New York Review of Books, Apr 13, 2011)
City to Add $1.75 Billion to School Capital Plan (Associated Press, Apr 13, 2011)
Walcott Dismisses Black as a Victim (NY Post, Apr 12, 2011)
City School's Uphill Fight OVer Sharing Space With a Charter (NY Times, Apr 11, 2011)
Disciplined Teachers Pay Fine to Return to Classroom (NY Post, Apr 10, 2011)
Upper West-Side Families Fight Charter School Opening (NY 1, Apr 10, 2011)
Steiner Steps Down (Albany Times Union, Apr 8, 2011)
Cathie Black Steps Down After Three Months (NY Times, Apr 8, 2011)
Black Resignation Another Bloomberg Stumble (NY Times, Apr 8, 2011)
Walcott Hailed as Black Successor (Daily News, Apr 8, 2011)
How Bloomberg Kicked Black Out (NY Post, Apr 8, 2011)
Mayor Makes Reversal on Black (Wall Street Journal, Apr 8, 2011)
Cathie Black Leaves Top Education Post (Wall Street Journal, Apr 8, 2011)
Schools Deputy Leaves for New Orleans Post (Wall Street Journal, Apr 7, 2011)
High-Level Departures Continue at City Schools (NY Times, Apr 7, 2011)
Fourth Top City Education Official is Departing (NY Post, Apr 7, 2011)
City to Start Collecting Data on Student Arrests, Suspensions (WNYC, Apr 6, 2011)
Albany May Allow Pension Payment Deferrals for School Districts (Wall Street Journal, Apr 6, 2011)
Cathie Black Has 17 Percent Approval Rating (NY Times, Apr 5, 2011)
Teachers Recruited From Abroad Feel Abandoned (Daily News, Apr 5, 2011)
New Proposal On Teacher Tenure Faces Union Hurdle (Daily News, Apr 5, 2011)
Teacher Bonus Program Comes Up Short (Wall Street Journal, Apr 4, 2011)
Charter School Fires Teachers (Wall Street Journal, Apr 3, 2011)
Profile on Chancellor Cathie Black (WNYC, Mar 31, 2011)
Kindergarten Wait Lists Grow (Wall Street Journal, Mar 31, 2011)
Highschool Graduation Rate Lower Than Reported (NY Times, Mar 30, 2011)
Amid Layoffs, City to Spend More on Technology in Schools (NY Times, Mar 30, 2011)
Teachers Getting Rasies Without New Contract (NY Post, Mar 28, 2011)
Program for Diversifying Elite City Schools Failing (Daily News, Mar 25, 2011)
Education Advocates Rally in Albany Against Budget (Albany Times Union, Mar 23, 2011)
Bloomberg Launches Ad Campaign to Boost His Budget Plan (NY 1, Mar 23, 2011)
Education Department May Scale Back Technology Program (NY Post, Mar 23, 2011)
City Plans Cut in School Construction (NY Times, Mar 22, 2011)
Bloomberg Budget Increases Money for Charter Schools (Gotham Schools, Mar 19, 2011)
Administration Accused of Using Office for Parents to Advance Its Political Goals (NY Times, Mar 19, 2011)
Budget Boosts Spending for Charters Schools, IBO Finds (Daily News, Mar 19, 2011)
Cuomo: School Aid Advocates Making Bogus Threats (Associated Press, Mar 18, 2011)
Cuomo Rips Critics of Education Budget Cuts (WNYC, Mar 18, 2011)
Doubts on Mayor's Forecast of 4,600 Teacher Layoffs (NY Times, Mar 18, 2011)
Cuomo: Schools Have Waste and Fraud, Can Weather Cut (Albany Times Union, Mar 18, 2011)
Governor Hits School Districts, Defends Education Cut (Reuters, Mar 18, 2011)
Cuomo Rips School Scare Tactics (NY Post, Mar 18, 2011)
NYU Looks to Push Reset Button on Growth Plan (WNYC, Mar 17, 2011)
Education Deptartment Staffer Sent Out Anti-LIFO Petition (WNYC, Mar 17, 2011)
Teachers Union, City Can't Agree on Evaluations, Risking $302 Million (Daily News, Mar 17, 2011)
Senate, Assembly Each Pass Budgets Restoring Some Education Cuts (NY Times, Mar 16, 2011)
English Language Learners Miss the Mark (Wall Street Journal, Mar 15, 2011)
Mother Sues Preschool Over Ivy Chances (NY Post, Mar 15, 2011)
Senate Republicans Back New Teacher Lay Off Plan (Daily News, Mar 14, 2011)
Comptroller Rejects Teaching Fellow Contract, Citing Layoffs (Daily News, Mar 11, 2011)
Elementary School Suspensions Jumped 76 Percent Under Bloomberg (Daily News, Mar 10, 2011)
City Weighs New Strategy for Failing Schools (NY Times, Mar 9, 2011)
Summer Break Might be Modified (NY Post, Mar 8, 2011)
In Teacher Evaluations, Numbers Can Fall Short (NY Times, Mar 7, 2011)
Cuomo Pledges to Help Mayor on Teacher Layoffs (NY Post, Mar 5, 2011)
White House Signals Opposition to Last In, First Out (Wall Street Journal, Mar 4, 2011)
Cuomo and Bloomberg Cease Sniping Over Last In, First Out (WNYC, Mar 4, 2011)
CUNY Adjusts Amid Tide of Remedial Students (NY Times, Mar 4, 2011)
Education Department Plans to Spend $52 Million on Computer Contractors (Daily News, Mar 4, 2011)
Cuomo Amends his Budget for Medicaid, Schools (Associated Press, Mar 4, 2011)
Bloomberg Calls on Cuomo to Do More to End Last In, First Out (WNYC, Mar 3, 2011)
Special Ed Students Shortchanged of Legally Mandated Help (Daily News, Mar 3, 2011)
Senate Passes Bill Changing Last In, First Out (WNYC, Mar 2, 2011)
Assembly Won't Consider Senate LIFO Bill (Wall Street Journal, Mar 2, 2011)
Cuomo Proposes Teacher Layoff Bill (, Mar 2, 2011)
Bloomberg Administration Condemns Cuomo Layoff Bill (Daily News, Mar 2, 2011)
Cuomo Bill Would Set New Standards for Evaluating Teachers (NY Times, Mar 2, 2011)
Cuomo Plan Seems to be Compromise on Teacher Layoffs (NY Post, Mar 2, 2011)
Bloomberg Says Extra Money May Not Stop Teacher Layoffs (Wall Street Journal, Mar 1, 2011)
Cuomo Seeks to Cap Pay for School Superintendents (NY Times, Mar 1, 2011)
CUNY to Approve New Community College (NY Post, Feb 28, 2011)
Teachers with Convictions Could be the Subject of Layoffs (Wall Street Journal, Feb 27, 2011)
Teachers Skip Class for Union Events (NY Post, Feb 27, 2011)
City Students Fare Badly on Science Test (NY Times, Feb 25, 2011)
Bill Would Change Law for Laying Off Teachers (Wall Street Journal, Feb 25, 2011)
Teachers Say Bias-Based Bullying Program Ineffective (Daily News, Feb 24, 2011)
City Plans to Remove School Lights Leaking Toxins (Associated Press, Feb 24, 2011)
City to Replace School Lighting Tainted by PCBs (NY Times, Feb 24, 2011)
PCB Plan Criticized (Wall Street Journal, Feb 24, 2011)
Very High Levels of PCB Found at Bushwick School (NY Times, Feb 23, 2011)
City Reportedly Will Agree to Remove PCBs from Schools (Wall Street Journal, Feb 23, 2011)
Parents to Protest City Response to PCBs in Schools (Daily News, Feb 23, 2011)
Principals Penalized for Saving Leftover Funds (NY Times, Feb 18, 2011)
Bloomberg’s Budget to Include Teacher Layoffs (NY Times, Feb 17, 2011)
Mayor's Budget Sees a Windfall (Wall Street Journal, Feb 17, 2011)
Mayor to Reiterate Plan to Cut 6,100 Teachers (Associated Press, Feb 17, 2011)
The Education Conference City Education Heads Missed (NY Times, Feb 16, 2011)
PCBs Found in Three More Schools (Wall Street Journal, Feb 15, 2011)
With Cuts Looming, Legislature Ponders Formula for School Aid (NY Times, Feb 15, 2011)
Kindergarten D-Day Is Here (Wall Street Journal, Feb 14, 2011)
New Ads to Blast Mayor Over Education Cuts (Daily News, Feb 12, 2011)
SUNY, CUNY Push for Tuition Policy, Business Deals (Associated Press, Feb 11, 2011)
SUNY Leaders Argue for Regular, Modest Tuition Rises (NY Times, Feb 11, 2011)
Tensions Between the Teachers Union and the City on Display (Wall Street Journal, Feb 10, 2011)
Public-Worker Unions Skip Albany Ad Blitz for New Tactics (NY Times, Feb 10, 2011)
State Improves on Advanced Placement Exams (NY Post, Feb 10, 2011)
State Report: Most Schools Could Cover Aid Cuts (Associated Press, Feb 10, 2011)
Principals Ordered to Collect Lunch Fees or Pay Up (NY Times, Feb 9, 2011)
City Announces 12 New Small High Schools (NY 1, Feb 9, 2011)
Cathie Black's Rocky Start (New York Magazine, Feb 9, 2011)
Most NY Students Are Not College Ready (NY Times, Feb 8, 2011)
Cuomo Takes Aim at Superintendent Salaries (NY Times, Feb 7, 2011)
Prepare for Black's Albany Sit-Down (Daily News, Feb 7, 2011)
Mayor Chastises Protesting Parents (Wall Street Journal, Feb 5, 2011)
Chancellor Heckled at Hearing Where 12 Schools were Slated to Shut (NY Post, Feb 4, 2011)
Parents Seek More Action on PCBs in Schools (NY Times, Feb 4, 2011)
Ten Schools Fight to Stay Open (NY Post, Feb 3, 2011)
Bloomberg Waffles on Potential Teacher Layoffs (Daily News, Feb 3, 2011)
Panel Votes to Close 10 Schools (Daily News, Feb 2, 2011)
City Schools Remain Open During Storm (NY 1, Feb 2, 2011)
PCBs Found in Brooklyn School (Wall Street Journal, Feb 1, 2011)
Report Indicates Education Department Set Some Schools Up to Fail and Close (NY Post, Feb 1, 2011)
Bloomberg Retreats on Teacher Layoffs (NY Post, Feb 1, 2011)
Bloomberg Demands Cuomo Change Teacher Seniority Rules (NY Times, Jan 31, 2011)
Bloomberg Warns of Massive Teacher Layoffs (Wall Street Journal, Jan 30, 2011)
Cuomo Said to Rebuff Bloomberg on Weakening Teacher Seniority Rules (NY Post, Jan 29, 2011)
Suspensions Up at City Schools (NY Times, Jan 28, 2011)
New York Students Follow National Trend With Low Science Scores (NY 1, Jan 26, 2011)
PCBs Found in Fort Greene School (Wall Street Journal, Jan 25, 2011)
CUNY Hope to Ban Smoking on Its Campuses (NY 1, Jan 24, 2011)
Nadelstern Resigns (NY Times, Jan 22, 2011)
Nadelstern Was Key to Many Bloomberg Changes in Schools (Daily News, Jan 22, 2011)
Proposed Charter School on Upper West Side Faces Opposition (NY Times, Jan 22, 2011)
Teacher Bonus Program is Suspended (NY Times, Jan 21, 2011)
Bronx School’s Top Ranking Stirs Wider Doubts About Rating System (NY Times, Jan 21, 2011)
Chancellor Black Gets Booed at First Public Hearing (WNYC, Jan 20, 2011)
Klein Cashes in $34,000-Per-Year Pension (Daily News, Jan 20, 2011)
Plan Offered to Overhaul Discipline of Teachers (NY Times, Jan 20, 2011)
City Plans Tutoring Effort (Wall Street Journal, Jan 19, 2011)
A School Rocked by Crisis (NY Times, Jan 17, 2011)
City Goes After Absent Students (Staten Island Advance, Jan 16, 2011)
Parents Upset Chancellor Kept Schools Open, but Cancelled Planned Visit (Daily News, Jan 14, 2011)
Legislators, Advocates Brace for Tuition Hikes (Associated Press, Jan 14, 2011)
Internal Document Offers Peek at Plan to Replace City Schools (NY Times, Jan 14, 2011)
Ross Charter School Cries Foul Over a Decision to Close It (NY Times, Jan 13, 2011)
Archdiocese to Close 13 Schools in City (NY Times, Jan 12, 2011)
Judge Rules City Can Release Teacher Ratings (WNYC, Jan 11, 2011)
An Education Experiment Meets Challenges in Brooklyn (NY Times, Jan 11, 2011)
The Hunt for PCBs in Two Schools (Wall Street Journal, Jan 11, 2011)
Harlem Day Charter School Tries to Save Itself (Wall Street Journal, Jan 10, 2011)
Bloomberg to Cut Education Contractors to Keep Firehouses Open (Daily News, Jan 7, 2011)
School Probes Hit Record High, Confirmed Cases Drop (NY Post, Jan 6, 2011)
Private Schools 'Counsel Out' the Unsuccessful (NY Times, Jan 6, 2011)
Schools Embrace iPad (NY Times, Jan 5, 2011)
Black's First Day of School Begins with Tour (NY Times, Jan 4, 2011)
Black Begins as Chancellor Today (WNYC, Jan 3, 2011)
Joel Klein Leaves With Praise from Bloomberg (Daily News, Dec 31, 2010)
EPA Issues Guidelines for Removing PCBs from Schools (Daily News, Dec 31, 2010)
Court Upholds Black's Appointment as Chancellor (NY Post, Dec 30, 2010)
Real Estate Slumps Opens Opportunities for New Schools (NY Times, Dec 22, 2010)
EPA Presses City on Removal of PCBs from Schools (NY Times, Dec 22, 2010)
EPA Looks for PCBs in Classrooms (Wall Street Journal, Dec 21, 2010)
Union Head Says Teacher Report Cards Are Flawed (NY 1, Dec 20, 2010)
Quiet Fight Over CUNY Tuition Increase (NY Times, Dec 20, 2010)
Council Wants Statistics on School Disciplinary Actions (WNYC, Dec 17, 2010)
Parents Concerned About Thousands of Student Arrests (Daily News, Dec 16, 2010)
Teacher Tenture Standard Raised (NY Post, Dec 14, 2010)
No. 2 At City Schools Believes in More Testing (NY Times, Dec 14, 2010)
Principals' Double Duties (Daily News, Dec 12, 2010)
Education Official Left Last Job in Disgrace (Daily News, Dec 11, 2010)
Educator Said to Have Rejected Chancellor Job (NY Times, Dec 10, 2010)
State Adds 21 to List of Failing Schools (Daily News, Dec 10, 2010)
Judge Hears Arguments Over Releasing Teacher Ratings (WNYC, Dec 9, 2010)
Fourteen More Schools Targeted by City (Wall Street Journal, Dec 8, 2010)
Teachers Still in Idle Limbo (NY Times, Dec 8, 2010)
City Delays Cleanup of PCBs at Schools (Wall Street Journal, Dec 8, 2010)
Judge Rules to give Students on Staten Island Buses (Staten Island Advance, Dec 7, 2010)
New Schools Deputy Says Black is the Boss (Daily News, Dec 7, 2010)
UFT Fights Release of Teacher Evaluations (NY Post, Dec 7, 2010)
Bloomberg Targets Schools for Closure (NY Times, Dec 7, 2010)
A Dozen Schools Set for Closure (Wall Street Journal, Dec 7, 2010)
Cathie Black Wants to Listen (NY Times, Dec 7, 2010)
Bronx School Set to Shutter (Daily News, Dec 7, 2010)
Village Residents Protest NYU Expansion Plans (Daily News, Dec 6, 2010)
Interview with Cathie Black (video) (WABC, Dec 5, 2010)
New Chancellor Visits Bronx (Wall Street Journal, Dec 1, 2010)
Black to Become Schools Chancellor (NY Times, Nov 29, 2010)
Business Leaders Have Mixed Records Running School Systems (Wall Street Journal, Nov 29, 2010)
News Corp. Buys Technology Partner in Schools Project After Hiring Klein (NY Times, Nov 24, 2010)
School Chief May Not Get Waiver (Wall Street Journal, Nov 24, 2010)
Education Chief Raises Doubts on Pick by Bloomberg (NY Times, Nov 24, 2010)
Half of City Voters Don't Want Black as Chancellor (NY Post, Nov 23, 2010)
Black Approved Hefty Compensation for Part-Time Board Gigs (Daily News, Nov 22, 2010)
Tension Led to Klein's Exit (Daily News, Nov 21, 2010)
Bloomberg Connections Run Deep in Black Review Panel (NY Times, Nov 21, 2010)
Who is Cathleen Black? (NY Times, Nov 19, 2010)
Waiver for New Chancellor Requested (Wall Street Journal, Nov 18, 2010)
Continued Opposition to New Schools Chancellor (Wall Street Journal, Nov 17, 2010)
Opposition Grows to Chancellor Selection (NY Times, Nov 16, 2010)
Union Chef Says Mayor Abused Power in Appointing Black (Daily News, Nov 15, 2010)
With Massive Expansion Planned, Will NYU Eat NYC? (New York Magazine, Nov 15, 2010)
Head of Council Education Committee Opposes Black (NY Times, Nov 15, 2010)
Education Commissioner Not Consulted on Chancellor Choice (Daily News, Nov 14, 2010)
Case for Waiver for Black Look Weaker Than It Was for Klein (NY Times, Nov 14, 2010)
A Look at Black's Business Career (Daily News, Nov 14, 2010)
Teacher Union Money Shows How Independent Expenditures Could Affect State Politics. (Wall Street Journal, Nov 14, 2010)
Black to Quit Corporate Boards (NY Times, Nov 13, 2010)
Battle Lines Form for Black (Wall Street Journal, Nov 12, 2010)
Big School Problems Await New Chancellor (NY Times, Nov 12, 2010)
For Pick to Lead Schools, One Man Left to Persuade (NY Times, Nov 12, 2010)
Two City Education Veterans Step Down (Daily News, Nov 12, 2010)
New Schools Chief's Book Provides Some Background (Associated Press, Nov 11, 2010)
Bloomberg Took Secret Path to a New Schools Chief (NY Times, Nov 11, 2010)
Klein Resigns to Join News Corp. (Wall Street Journal, Nov 10, 2010)
Archdiocese to Close 32 Schools (NY Times, Nov 10, 2010)
Klein Lost Confidence of Many Parents, Teachers (Daily News, Nov 10, 2010)
Klein Resignation Shocks Education World (NY Post, Nov 10, 2010)
For Better or Worse, Klein Changed City Schools (NY Times, Nov 10, 2010)
State Education Department Will Need to Approve Black (City Hall, Nov 10, 2010)
Klein Steps Up Attacks on Teachers Union (Staten Island Advance, Nov 9, 2010)
Homework Helpers Growing in Popularity (NY Times, Nov 7, 2010)
School Brings Farming to City (Wall Street Journal, Nov 5, 2010)
Ups and Downs in New Report Cards for City High Schools (WNYC, Nov 4, 2010)
High Test Scores and Strife at English-Mandarin Public School (NY Times, Nov 2, 2010)
Teachers Forced to Make Concessions (Daily News, Nov 1, 2010)
School Plan Stagnant (Albany Times Union, Oct 31, 2010)
In Sharp Rise, 47 City Schools May Close Over Performance (NY Times, Oct 29, 2010)
City Revisits School Closings (Wall Street Journal, Oct 29, 2010)
Twelve Failing Schools Eyed for Closing (Daily News, Oct 28, 2010)
Officials Backtrack on After-Hours Activities Funding Policy (Daily News, Oct 28, 2010)
Albany Lobbyists Benefit in School Battle (NY Post, Oct 25, 2010)
Queens School Cuts Sports to Boost Grades (NY Post, Oct 24, 2010)
UFT Says Parents Won't be Able to Understand Ratings (NY Post, Oct 22, 2010)
Teachers Union Sues to Halt Release of Teacher Evaluations (WNYC, Oct 21, 2010)
Union Plans to Try to Block Release of Teacher Ratings (NY Times, Oct 21, 2010)
Teachers Fight Release of Data (Wall Street Journal, Oct 21, 2010)
Union Tries to Block Request for Teacher Ratings (NY Post, Oct 21, 2010)
Moskowitz Charter Plan Draws Fire (Wall Street Journal, Oct 20, 2010)
Charter School Hires Leaders' Kin (City Limits, Oct 17, 2010)
Celebrated Harlem Schools Have Their Own Problems (NY Times, Oct 13, 2010)
State Set to Ease Rule on Extra Help for Students (NY Times, Oct 13, 2010)
New York Has Huge Rich-Poor Gap in School Funding, Study Finds (Daily News, Oct 12, 2010)
Acclaimed Public School Under Investigation for Charging Students (NY 1, Oct 11, 2010)
State Ignored Repeated Warnings on Rising Student Test Scores (NY Times, Oct 11, 2010)
Children's Museum Planned for Harlem (Crain's, Oct 6, 2010)
Amherst College President to Head Library (NY Times, Oct 6, 2010)
City Schools Watch Report Card Grades Drop (NY Post, Oct 1, 2010)
Progress Absent at Most Schools (Wall Street Journal, Oct 1, 2010)
Far Fewer New York City Schools Receive a Grade of ‘A’ (NY Times, Oct 1, 2010)
Bloomberg Cracks Down on Tenure (Wall Street Journal, Sep 28, 2010)
Bloomberg: Tenure Only for Good Teachers (Daily News, Sep 28, 2010)
Teacher Tenure Crack Down (NY Post, Sep 28, 2010)
Proposed Charter School Has Links to State Education Official (City Limits, Sep 27, 2010)
Bedbugs Showing Up in City Schools (NY Times, Sep 25, 2010)
City Reports Fivefold Increase in Students Repeating a Grade (NY Times, Sep 24, 2010)
Growing Number of For-Profit Private Schools Open (NY Times, Sep 22, 2010)
Dolan Plans to Shut, Consolidate Dozens of Catholic Schools (NY Times, Sep 21, 2010)
Election Losses Show Hurdles for Charter Advocates (NY Times, Sep 17, 2010)
No Automatic Help on State Tests for Students (Daily News, Sep 17, 2010)
Special-Ed School Bus Chaos (Daily News, Sep 16, 2010)
Italian Americans Accuse City University of Bias (NY Times, Sep 15, 2010)
State Scores City Schools for Lack of Bilingual Services (Daily News, Sep 15, 2010)
City Students Increase Scores on SAT (Wall Street Journal, Sep 15, 2010)
Parents and Students in Limbo, Again (Daily News, Sep 14, 2010)
Teachers Break Union Ranks (Wall Street Journal, Sep 13, 2010)
Only 77 Percent of Kids Showed for First Day (Daily News, Sep 9, 2010)
Schools Forgo Flu Vaccine (Daily News, Sep 8, 2010)
Hectic Day for Kindergarten Applicants (NY Times, Sep 8, 2010)
Back to School, Again (NY Times, Sep 8, 2010)
Poll Finds New Yorkers Split on Mayor's Education Efforts (Daily News, Sep 7, 2010)
Week Before School Starts, No Answer at School District Offices (NY Post, Sep 6, 2010)
Teacher Reserves Rarely Look for New Work (Wall Street Journal, Sep 3, 2010)
Senate Watchdog Launches Testing Probe (NY Post, Sep 3, 2010)
Staten Island Protests Bus Cuts (Staten Island Advance, Sep 3, 2010)
Parents Demand Schools be Tested for PCBs (Daily News, Sep 2, 2010)
Bloomberg Announces Addition of 17,000 Classroom Seats (NY Post, Sep 2, 2010)
Study: Middle Schools Fail Kids (Wall Street Journal, Sep 1, 2010)
State to Use Race to the Top Money to Revamp Teacher Training, Evaluation (Albany Times Union, Aug 31, 2010)
Northwestern Law Dean to Head New School (NY Times, Aug 27, 2010)
State Wins Race to the Top Money (NY Times, Aug 25, 2010)
What Race to the Top Money Could Mean to New York (WNYC, Aug 25, 2010)
Charter School Minority Students Score Better (NY Post, Aug 22, 2010)
City Tries to Tackle School Truancy (Staten Island Advance, Aug 20, 2010)
Children Coached for Preschool Interviews (Wall Street Journal, Aug 19, 2010)
Wealthy Seek Special Ed Cash (Wall Street Journal, Aug 18, 2010)
Racial Achievement Gap Widens (NY Times, Aug 16, 2010)
Klein Backs Away from Manhattan Charter School (Wall Street Journal, Aug 14, 2010)
Program Paying Kids to Take Tests Suffers (Daily News, Aug 11, 2010)
Graduates Unprepared for College (NY Times, Aug 10, 2010)
Homeless Children Struggle in School (City Limits, Aug 8, 2010)
High School Overcrowding Drops (NY Post, Aug 6, 2010)
Ignoring Court, Klein to Move School (Daily News, Aug 5, 2010)
Aid Package Could Save Teachers (Daily News, Aug 4, 2010)
Debate in Harlem Over Abandoned School (NY Times, Aug 3, 2010)
New Scoring of Tests Widens Gap Between Schools (Wall Street Journal, Aug 1, 2010)
Disputed Test Scores Still Guide Tenure, School Bonus Decisions (Daily News, Jul 30, 2010)
Move to Change SUNY and CUNY Emerges as Budget Obstacle (Albany Times Union, Jul 30, 2010)
Standards Raised, More Students Fail Tests (NY Times, Jul 29, 2010)
Charters Show Alarming Drop in Reading (Daily News, Jul 29, 2010)
'Hard Truth' on Education (Wall Street Journal, Jul 29, 2010)
State's Chances for Education Money Viewed as Improved This Time Around (Crain's, Jul 28, 2010)
Poor Summer School Attendance (NY Post, Jul 26, 2010)
Questioned Leadership at Brooklyn School (NY Times, Jul 21, 2010)
State Officials Say Exams are too Easy (NY Times, Jul 20, 2010)
Harlem Principal Got Tenure After Deadly Beach Trip (Daily News, Jul 17, 2010)
City May Tighten Rules for School Trips (Daily News, Jul 17, 2010)
City May Investigate Harlem Principal (NY Times, Jul 16, 2010)
City, Union Agree on New Schools (WNYC, Jul 15, 2010)
Teacher Fired After Drowning (NY Post, Jul 15, 2010)
Report Could Lead State to Raise Academic Standards (NY Post, Jul 14, 2010)
Private Schools Burden Department of Education (Wall Street Journal, Jul 11, 2010)
Queens Students Got Second Chance at State Test (NY Times, Jul 11, 2010)
Education Department Grew by 70 Percent Since 2003 (Daily News, Jul 8, 2010)
School Suspensions Rise Sharply, Prompting Criticism (Daily News, Jul 6, 2010)
City to Consolidate Two Academic Programs on Rikers Island (NY Times, Jul 5, 2010)
Bloomberg Criticized for Faulting Judges in School Case (Wall Street Journal, Jul 4, 2010)
School Crime Falls (Daily News, Jul 4, 2010)
City Must Keep 19 Failing Schools Open (NY Times, Jul 2, 2010)
Art and Music Funding Drops 70 Percent (Daily News, Jul 1, 2010)
More Teachers to Lose Positions, but not Pay (Wall Street Journal, Jul 1, 2010)
Teacher 'Rubber Rooms' Fade into History (NY Times, Jun 29, 2010)
Where the City's Homeless Children Go to School (City Limits, Jun 29, 2010)
New Diploma Requirements come with Questions (NY Times, Jun 28, 2010)
Principals Balk at Hiring Restrictions (Wall Street Journal, Jun 27, 2010)
City Reaching Out to Male Students (Wall Street Journal, Jun 25, 2010)
State Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Anti-Bullying Bill (Gay City News, Jun 23, 2010)
Graduation Rates Higher at Small High Schools, Study Finds (Associated Press, Jun 23, 2010)
City Considers New Gifted Tests (NY Post, Jun 22, 2010)
State Close to Saving Student MetroCards (am New York, Jun 18, 2010)
Churches Mix with Charters (Wall Street Journal, Jun 18, 2010)
Cuts Threaten Successful Education Program (Daily News, Jun 17, 2010)
Revaluing Regents (Wall Street Journal, Jun 17, 2010)
Raising Standards Means More Kids Could Fail State Tests (WNYC, Jun 17, 2010)
State to Set New Degree of Regents Difficulty (Daily News, Jun 17, 2010)
New York Charter Schools Lag in Enrolling Hispanics (NY Times, Jun 15, 2010)
Disputes Over Space Could Limits Plans for New Charter Schools (City Limits, Jun 14, 2010)
Private Schools Play for Free on Disputed Randalls Island Fields (NY Times, Jun 14, 2010)
Two Thirds of City's Top Graduates are Girls (Daily News, Jun 13, 2010)
Number of High-Priced Education Department Employees Soars (NY Post, Jun 13, 2010)
Bloomberg Unveils Truancy Task Force (Daily News, Jun 11, 2010)
More Students Headed to Summer School This Year (NY Times, Jun 11, 2010)
Cut from Washington Threatens Teachers (Daily News, Jun 5, 2010)
Education Department Hands Out $340,000 in Raises (Daily News, Jun 4, 2010)
Principals Scramble to Find Cuts (Wall Street Journal, Jun 4, 2010)
Unions Grumble Amid Budget Cuts and Wage Freeze (Daily News, Jun 3, 2010)
Mayor to Cancel Teachers’ Raises, Averting Layoffs (NY Times, Jun 3, 2010)
Teacher Layoffs Averted, for Now (Wall Street Journal, Jun 3, 2010)
Bloomberg Proposes Cutting School Nurses (NY Times, Jun 2, 2010)
Layoffs Will Hurt New Small Schools More (NY Times, Jun 2, 2010)
State Makes Second Push for Federal Education Funds (Daily News, Jun 2, 2010)
Girls Outnumber Boys in School Gifted Programs (NY Times, Jun 1, 2010)
Race to the Top Disappoints Many (Wall Street Journal, Jun 1, 2010)
Education Issues Key in Harlem State Senate Race (Wall Street Journal, May 31, 2010)
English Classes for Adults Face Cuts (NY Times, May 31, 2010)
State Raises Cap on Charter Schools (NY Times, May 29, 2010)
Deal Reached on Charter School Cap (Wall Street Journal, May 29, 2010)
Tentative Deal to Increase Charter Cap (NY Times, May 28, 2010)
Charter Scores Rise (NY Post, May 27, 2010)
Overcrowded Classes Draw Ire (Wall Street Journal, May 27, 2010)
Cuomo's Running Mate Knows Upstate Problems (Associated Press, May 27, 2010)
More Scrutiny Over Charter Schools (NY Times, May 26, 2010)
Klein Would Allow High Schools to Lay Off Parent Coordinators (NY 1, May 25, 2010)
Charter Deal Gets Closer (NY Post, May 23, 2010)
Alternatives for Kindergarteners Don't Measure Up (NY Post, May 22, 2010)
'Silenced' Charter Fans Flog Perkins (NY Post, May 21, 2010)
On Reading Test, Mixed Results Under Bloomberg (NY Times, May 21, 2010)
CIty's Fourth-Graders Improve on National Reading Tests (Daily News, May 21, 2010)
Fourth Graders Increase Reading Test Scores (NY Post, May 21, 2010)
State Voters Approve Most School Budgets (NY Times, May 20, 2010)
Teachers Union Looks to Defeat Pro-Charter State Senator (NY Post, May 19, 2010)
Paterson to Try Persuasion to Boost Charter Schools (Daily News, May 19, 2010)
On Visit, Duncan Praises Brooklyn Charter School (NY Post, May 19, 2010)
Duncan's Brooklyn Visit Fuels Controversy (NY Times, May 19, 2010)
Queens Library Could Shut 14 Branches (Daily News, May 19, 2010)
Charter Debate Takes Over Airwaves (Daily News, May 18, 2010)
Cuomo Reportedly Supports Raising Charter Cap (NY Post, May 17, 2010)
Does a Deal on Tests Indicate a Deal on Charters is on the Way? (NY Post, May 12, 2010)
Unions, State Agree on Teacher Evaluations (NY Times, May 11, 2010)
Agreement on Evaluating Teachers on Student Tests (Wall Street Journal, May 11, 2010)
Financiers Spend Lavishly to Boost Charter Schools (NY Times, May 10, 2010)
Private School Screening Test Loses Clout (NY Times, May 7, 2010)
CUNY to Put New Applicants on Wait List (Staten Island Advance, May 6, 2010)
State Senate Passes Bill to Lift Charter Cap (NY Post, May 4, 2010)
Charter School Record is Mixed (NY Times, May 2, 2010)
New Bill Could Double Charters (Wall Street Journal, May 1, 2010)
Harlem Success' Eva Moskowitz: School Savior -- or Wrecker? (New York Magazine, Apr 30, 2010)
City Pushing Overhaul of Special Education (NY Times, Apr 29, 2010)
Cuts to Student Metrocards Could Limit School Choice (City Limits, Apr 29, 2010)
After Revamped Ratings, Only Four Principals Fail (Daily News, Apr 28, 2010)
Teacher Absences Plague Schools (Wall Street Journal, Apr 28, 2010)
Education Department Shook Up, Again (NY Times, Apr 27, 2010)
Brooklyn School Scores High Despite Poverty (NY Times, Apr 26, 2010)
City Wants to Base Teacher Layoffs on Performance (NY Times, Apr 25, 2010)
Perkins Faces Backlash Over Charter School Stance (NY Post, Apr 25, 2010)
State Exams to be Harder (NY Post, Apr 25, 2010)
Education Groups Sue Over State Aid Delay (Albany Times Union, Apr 23, 2010)
State Senate Committee Hears Defense of Charter Schools (WNYC, Apr 23, 2010)
Shouting Degrades New York State Senate Hearing on Charter Schools (Daily News, Apr 23, 2010)
State Teachers’ Union Urges More Oversight of Charters (NY Times, Apr 23, 2010)
Conflicts of Interest in Charter Schools (Daily News, Apr 22, 2010)
Perkins to Hold Hearings on Charter Schools (NY Post, Apr 21, 2010)
City's New System for Buying Schoolbooks Pushes Out Small Local Companies (NY Times, Apr 19, 2010)
Many 'Open' Playgrounds Remain Closed to Kids (Daily News, Apr 18, 2010)
Union, City Agree to Bounce Rubber Rooms (NY Times, Apr 16, 2010)
City to Bounce Rubber Rooms (WNYC, Apr 16, 2010)
City Will Get Rid of Rubber Rooms this Fall (Staten Island Advance, Apr 16, 2010)
City Will Close Rubber Rooms (Daily News, Apr 16, 2010)
City Significantly Underfunding Teachers Pension Fund (Crain's, Apr 14, 2010)
Bill Would Allow Layoffs of Teachers With Seniority (NY Times, Apr 13, 2010)
Students Struggling to Learn English Don't Get Help (NY Post, Apr 12, 2010)
Mulgrew Wins Full Term (Staten Island Advance, Apr 9, 2010)
City Promotes Online Classes (NY Post, Apr 7, 2010)
Unnecessary Furniture Expenses at Education Department (NY Post, Apr 1, 2010)
City Eyes Own 'Race to the Top' Bid (Daily News, Apr 1, 2010)
State Loses Race to the Top (, Mar 30, 2010)
Officials Play Blame Game After Losing Education Funding (Daily News, Mar 30, 2010)
State Loses Race to the Top (NY Times, Mar 30, 2010)
Court Ruling Won't Stop Plans for New Schools, City Says (Daily News, Mar 28, 2010)
Klein Warns Budget Cuts Threaten 8,500 Teachers (Daily News, Mar 25, 2010)
Some Schools' Wait Lists Grow (NY Times, Mar 24, 2010)
NYU Plans Massive Expansion (NY Times, Mar 23, 2010)
Senate Democrats' Budget Plan Cuts Education and Health Care (Albany Times Union, Mar 23, 2010)
Charter Schools' Growth Squeezes Special Ed, Parents Say (Daily News, Mar 23, 2010)
Protestors Rally Against Bake Sale Ban (NY 1, Mar 19, 2010)
MTA Postpones Student MetroCard Vote (NY 1, Mar 18, 2010)
U.S. Finds City Showed Bias in Ousting Principal of Arabic School (Gotham Gazette - Wonkster, Mar 13, 2010)
Private and Parochial Schools Wants MTA Tax Rebate (Albany Times Union, Mar 10, 2010)
Perkins Fights Against Charter Schools (NY Times, Mar 7, 2010)
NY Surprise Finalist for Federal Education Funds (Associated Press, Mar 5, 2010)
Klein Calls For Education Choice (NY Post, Feb 28, 2010)
Bake Sales? No. Pop Tarts? Yes. (NY Times, Feb 26, 2010)
Teacher's Union Contract Nears Arbitration (NY Times, Feb 25, 2010)
Race, Test Scores Divide East Side School (Village Voice, Feb 24, 2010)
City Scraps Charter Plan for Bronx Vocational School (NY Times, Feb 23, 2010)
Police in School Face New Lawsuit (Village Voice, Feb 18, 2010)
Politically Connected Charter Schools to Get Millions from City (Daily News, Feb 15, 2010)
City University Chancellor Favorite to Lead Charter Panel (Daily News, Feb 10, 2010)
Questions About Crime Stats Prompt Doubts About Other City Data (NY Times, Feb 9, 2010)
State Education Chief Slams Paterson's School Cuts (Associated Press, Feb 3, 2010)
Teacher Turns Classroom into Fight Club (NY Post, Feb 2, 2010)
Teacher Union Sues to Block School Closures (Daily News, Feb 1, 2010)
Groups United to Stop School Closings (NY Post, Feb 1, 2010)
Mayor Says Teachers Must Take Cut or Face Layoffs (NY Times, Jan 28, 2010)
Large Schools on the Chopping Block (NY Times, Jan 26, 2010)
Search for PCBs in Schools Could Find Huge Problems (Daily News, Jan 24, 2010)
City's Underperforming Schools Join State List (NY 1, Jan 22, 2010)
Charter Advocates Hope State Makes Second Deadline (Daily News, Jan 21, 2010)
Paterson Budget Offers $25 Million Toward Student MetroCards (Daily News, Jan 20, 2010)
Failure to Agree on Charters (Associated Press, Jan 20, 2010)
Request for School Aid Pushed to the Wire (NY Times, Jan 20, 2010)
Failure to Lifter Charter Cap (NY Post, Jan 20, 2010)
School Plan Shut Down in Albany (NY Times, Jan 19, 2010)
Battle Over School Funding Heats Up (Wall Street Journal, Jan 19, 2010)
Bloomberg Slams Charter Bill (Daily News, Jan 19, 2010)
Bloomberg Rails Charter Schools Bill (NY Times, Jan 18, 2010)
Paterson Brings Legislature Back over Charter Bill (Daily News, Jan 17, 2010)
Charter Schools Could Double Under Plan (NY Times, Jan 16, 2010)
Klein Reverses Course Over Rainy Day Fund (Daily News, Jan 15, 2010)
Nonprofit Will Create Playgrounds for 70 City Schools (Crain's, Jan 13, 2010)
Albany Expected to Raise Charter School Cap (NY Post, Jan 11, 2010)
Lure of Aid Shifts Paterson's Charter Stance (Albany Times Union, Jan 8, 2010)
Seeking Grants, Paterson Urges Education Changes (NY Times, Jan 8, 2010)
Governor Favors Unlimited Charters (NY Post, Jan 8, 2010)
Paterson Urges Swift Education Changes (Daily News, Jan 8, 2010)
Teachers Sue City Over Class Sizes (NY Post, Jan 6, 2010)
Few Special Needs Students Attend Charter Schools, Union Charges (Daily News, Jan 4, 2010)
Paterson Says State Likely to Repay Schools (Daily News, Dec 24, 2009)
Paterson Firm on Refusal to Release Education Funds (NY 1, Dec 24, 2009)
Paterson Vows to Fight School-Aid Lawsuit (NY Post, Dec 24, 2009)
Schools Unofficially Shorten Day for Special Needs Students (Daily News, Dec 21, 2009)
Education Department Employees Get Pay Hike (Daily News, Dec 19, 2009)
Education Department Employees Get Pay Hike
Paterson Supports Raising Charter Cap (NY Post, Dec 17, 2009)
Paterson Sued Over School Payments (NY Times, Dec 17, 2009)
Move to Cut Student Farecards Could Help MTA (NY Times, Dec 16, 2009)
Some transit advocates acknowledged that proposing to eliminate free student farecards could be the best chance for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which is facing a nearly $400 million budget shortfall, to eke out additional money from the city and state.
Teachers Ask Judge to End 'Rubber Rooms' (Daily News, Dec 11, 2009)
Paterson Warns Schools of $1 Billion Deficit (Crain's, Dec 10, 2009)
Klein Sees Progress in National Scores (Gotham Schools, Dec 9, 2009)
Frustrated with criticism that city students made no progress on a national math exam in the past two years, Chancellor Joel Klein instead focused on a shrinking performance gap separating city students from their state and national peers today.
City Students Show Little Progress on National Math Test (Daily News, Dec 9, 2009)
National math scores for city fourth- and eighth-graders showed little improvement since 2007, in stark contrast to massive gains on state tests over the same period.
No Significant Gains for City on National Math Test (NY Times, Dec 9, 2009)
New York City’s fourth and eighth graders showed no notable improvement on national math exams this year compared with 2007, the last time the tests were given, according to scores released on Tuesday.
DOE Adds More Schools to Closure List (NY 1, Dec 8, 2009)
City to Close Four Failing Schools (NY Post, Dec 3, 2009)
Charters Spark Fight for Space Among City Schools (NY Times, Nov 30, 2009)
Class Size Increases in Wake of Budget Cuts (Daily News, Nov 30, 2009)
Bloomberg Vows to Fire Bad Teachers, Use Tests Scores (Daily News, Nov 29, 2009)
Bloomberg Vows to Fire Bad Teachers, Use Tests Score
Teacher Negotiations May Provide Clues to Bloomberg's Third Term (NY Times, Nov 28, 2009)
As negotiations continue between the city and the United Federation of Teachers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg must deal with a tricky question. In a severe economic downturn, can the city justify giving $700 million in raises to teachers? The decision is rich in symbolism, and will reveal much about how Bloomberg intends to govern in his third term.
Mayor to Use Test Scores in Tenure Decisions (NY Times, Nov 27, 2009)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Wednesday that New York City would immediately begin to use student test scores as a factor in deciding which public schools teachers earn tenure, a proposal that has been bitterly opposed by the teachers’ union and criticized as putting too much weight on standardized exams
Schools Report Rise in Bed Bug Cases (NY 1, Nov 25, 2009)
Nonprofit Takes On Journalism Assignment (Crain's, Nov 23, 2009)
Charter School Cap Looms (NY Post, Nov 23, 2009)
Schools' Grades Reflect Persistent Disparity (NY Times, Nov 18, 2009)
More High Schools Get Good Grades (NY Times, Nov 17, 2009)
Education Department Plans Tougher 'Grading' for High Schools (Daily News, Nov 16, 2009)
Last Day of School for 503 Aides (Daily News, Nov 14, 2009)
Overloaded Community Colleges Turn Applicants Away (NY Times, Nov 12, 2009)
CUNY: City Graduates Fail at Basic Algebra (Daily News, Nov 12, 2009)
Obama's Education Secretary Questions State Charter Cap (NY Post, Nov 11, 2009)
Paterson Paints Grim Picture of State Finances (NY Times, Nov 10, 2009)
Addressing a joint session of the Legislature during its traditional off-season, Gov. David Paterson used stark language to describe the gravity of the state’s economic health and tried to prod lawmakers to make major cuts to health and education programs.
Next for Bloomberg: The Teacher's Union? (New York Magazine, Nov 2, 2009)
Charter Schools Make Less Progress (Daily News, Oct 30, 2009)
New York Test Standards Low (NY Post, Oct 30, 2009)
Hiring Freeze Leaves New Teachers Stranded (Village Voice, Oct 30, 2009)
With Teachers' Contract Set to Expire, Talks Are Unusually Quiet (NY Times, Oct 30, 2009)
City Moves Forward with School Vaccinations (NY Times, Oct 27, 2009)
Feeling the Pain of School Layoffs (Daily News, Oct 26, 2009)
Sharp Drop in Residential Construction (NY Times, Oct 22, 2009)
Albany: Schools to be Reimbursed for MTA Taxes (NY Post, Oct 22, 2009)
Thompson: City Can't Afford 4 Percent Raise for Teachers (Daily News, Oct 22, 2009)
Education Returns to Center of Mayoral Campaign (NY 1, Oct 22, 2009)
In Schools Post, Thompson Was Conciliator (NY Times, Oct 21, 2009)
Feds Hail Bid to Lift Cap on Charters (NY Post, Oct 20, 2009)
Farm Trips to Improve Test Scores (NY Times, Oct 20, 2009)
Assemblyman Looks to Expand Charters (NY Post, Oct 19, 2009)
Thompson Blasts Mayor on School Improvements (Daily News, Oct 19, 2009)
Nurses on the Frontlines (NY Times, Oct 18, 2009)
Judge Saves 500 Education Positions (Daily News, Oct 18, 2009)
City Spends Millions to Open up Schoolyards (NY Post, Oct 18, 2009)
Study Finds Students do Better Without Social Promotion (Daily News, Oct 15, 2009)
Scant Gains for State in National Math Tests (NY Times, Oct 15, 2009)
New York Students Show Little Progress on National Test (, Oct 15, 2009)
New York State’s fourth and eighth graders made no notable progress on federal math exams this year, according to test scores released on Wednesday, sharply contradicting the results of state-administered tests that showed record gains.
Queens Schools Face Overcrowding, Union Charges (Daily News, Oct 13, 2009)
High School Fairs Throughout the Month (WNYC, Oct 4, 2009)
Charter Advocates Say Bloomberg's Plan Requires Construction Funds (Daily News, Oct 2, 2009)
Bloomberg Seeks to Double Charter Schools (NY Post, Oct 1, 2009)
Racial Test-Score Gap Narrowing (NY Post, Oct 1, 2009)
City Starts Development Tests for Pre-K Kids (Daily News, Sep 29, 2009)
Rikers Principal Kicked Off the Island (NY Post, Sep 29, 2009)
Families Turn to Parochial Schools After City Cuts (Daily News, Sep 28, 2009)
City Students Struggle in College (NY 1, Sep 24, 2009)
Bloomberg, Thompson Spar Over Schools (Associated Press, Sep 23, 2009)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg leveled an attack on his Democratic opponent, William Thompson Jr., comparing their records on education in the most pointed dispute since the general election began last week.
Thompson Calls for Smaller Classes and Longer School Day (NY Times, Sep 23, 2009)
Declaring that Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s “corporate model” has failed students and parents alike, William Thompson Jr., the Democratic nominee for mayor, pledged on Tuesday night to hire educators to run the school system, shrink class sizes and get parents more involved in the education process.
Study Disputes Bloomberg Claim on Graduates Rates (Daily News, Sep 23, 2009)
Mayor Bloomberg's claim that graduation rates are up at small schools he created after shuttering large dysfunctional ones is misleading, a new study asserts.
City High School Graduates Not Ready for College, Report Says (Daily News, Sep 23, 2009)
Leader of City Teachers Ready for His Test (NY Times, Sep 22, 2009)
State Audit: CUNY Schools Underreport Crime (NY Post, Sep 22, 2009)
Klein Pressures Principals to Hire Reserve Pool Teachers (NY Times, Sep 18, 2009)
Teachers Union Report Finds Classroom Sizes Over Limit (NY 1, Sep 18, 2009)
Top School Official Joins Mayor's Campaign (NY Times, Sep 16, 2009)
In the strongest sign yet that education reform will be the cornerstone of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s re-election campaign, Christopher Cerf, the city’s No. 2 education administrator, will resign from his government post and move to the campaign later this week.
Panel For Education Policy Signs Off on Controversial Contracts (Daily News, Sep 15, 2009)
Feds Investigate Foundation at SUNY (Albany Times Union, Sep 15, 2009)
Bloomberg Critics Say He Panders to Blacks on Education (Daily News, Sep 10, 2009)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg tells black voters he wiped out political favoritism that gave "white" schools more money than "minority" schools - but education experts say his facts are sloppy. Even a deputy mayor admits his comments go too far. "He may have overstated it to emphasize the point that a lot of schools in poorer communities did not get as much as they should," Dennis Walcott said.
Thousands of Teachers City Deems Low Performing Begin the Year (NY Times, Sep 9, 2009)
Experts Say Test Focus Not Preparing Kids for College (Daily News, Sep 9, 2009)
Teachers to Receive $27 Million in Bonuses (NY Times, Sep 5, 2009)
Parents may or may not be impressed by the fact that 97 percent of the city’s schools received grades of A's and B's from the Department of Education. But the tidal wave of high marks is meaningful in another way: It means the city will pay $27 million in teacher bonuses, almost double the amount paid last year.
City Plans to Raise School Grading System (NY Times, Sep 4, 2009)
Violent Schools Earn A's (NY Post, Sep 4, 2009)
Stringer Challenges Bloomberg on School Overcrowding (Daily News, Sep 4, 2009)
City Plans to Vaccinate Students for Swine Flu (Associated Press, Sep 2, 2009)
The nation's largest school district said Tuesday it will offer free swine flu vaccinations to its 1 million-plus schoolchildren as New York City takes bold steps to avoid becoming the country's flu epicenter again in the fall. The vaccine is still being tested and analyzed.
City College Sees Sharp Rise in Research Funding (Crain's, Sep 2, 2009)
City Announces Flu Plans (NY Times, Sep 2, 2009)
Girding for a second wave of the swine flu pandemic that has already killed more than 50 people in New York City, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg outlined a strategy on Tuesday that was equal parts infection control and panic control.
School Nurses Question Swine Flu Plan (Daily News, Sep 2, 2009)
The city is depending on public school nurses to spearhead its massive swine flu vaccination plan at elementary schools this fall. But the nurses are balking at some aspects of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal, including whether they should be the ones giving the nasal spray and shots to students.
Education Department Gives Schools High Marks (NY Post, Sep 2, 2009)
New Bronx Charter School is for Girls Only (WNYC, Sep 2, 2009)
Rebranding Public Schools (NY Post, Aug 31, 2009)
Number of Dangerous Schools Drops Across City (NY 1, Aug 28, 2009)
More Minorities Took SATs, but Scores Didn't Rise (Daily News, Aug 27, 2009)
City, State SAT Scores Drop (NY Post, Aug 26, 2009)
Agreement Lets Parent Groups Pay for School Aides (NY Times, Aug 26, 2009)
Principal Leadership Academy Helps Raise Scores, Study Says (NY Times, Aug 25, 2009)
The Battle over New York City’s Worst Teachers (New Yorker, Aug 24, 2009)
Harbor School Looks Forward to Governors Island (Associated Press, Aug 23, 2009)
CUNY Degrees a Long Strugle for Some (NY Post, Aug 23, 2009)
Survey Finds Most Principals Now Support ARIS Data System (NY Times, Aug 20, 2009)
Defying Downturn, Charter School Construction Grows (NY Times, Aug 19, 2009)
NYC Prepares for Another Wave of Swine Flu (Newsday, Aug 17, 2009)
Dispute Over Private School for Candidate's Kid (Brooklyn Papers, Aug 14, 2009)
The race to succeed Councilmember Bill DeBlasio was thrown into turmoil this week, when the pregnant wife of one candidate sent an e-mail from her hospital bed to slam another candidate for making an issue out of the couple’s decision to send their son to private school. Kelly Skaller, the wife of candidate Josh Skaller, charged that rival candidate Brad Lander had “attacked” the Skallers’ decision to send their 8-year-old son, Wolf, to the elite Berkeley Carroll School rather than to public school, where Lander’s two children are educated.
Mayor Plans Multimillion-Dollar Effort to Aid Community Colleges (NY Times, Aug 14, 2009)
Parking Perks are Back for Principals (NY Post, Aug 13, 2009)
A year after the city cracked down on the number of parking placards issued to its workers, the principals union has won its members the right to get them back.
Guessing is Enough for Standardized Tests (Daily News, Aug 13, 2009)
Paterson Signs Bill Extending Mayoral Control (Daily News, Aug 12, 2009)
Bloomberg to End Social Promotion in Grades Four and Six (NY Times, Aug 11, 2009)
The Resurrected Board of Education Short-Lived (NY Times, Aug 8, 2009)
Senate Renews Mayoral Control (NY Times, Aug 7, 2009)
Cash Increases Students Passing Advanced Placement Tests (NY Post, Aug 5, 2009)
Summer School Enrollment Down, Maybe Too Far (Daily News, Aug 4, 2009)
Computer Consulting Firm Bilked Board of Ed (, Aug 4, 2009)
Future Technology Associates has held a no-bid contract from the DOE for the past four years to integrate the school system's financial management software with that of other city agencies. Records show that very little of the $250,000 per consultant that the city paid the group went to salaries.
Public Advocate Candidates Weigh in on Mayoral Control (Daily Politics, Aug 3, 2009)
Parent-Paid Teaching Aides May Return to Schools (NY Times, Jul 31, 2009)
Mayoral Control Vote Set (NY Post, Jul 31, 2009)
Silver Doesn't Agree With Senate's School Governance Amendments (Daily News, Jul 30, 2009)
How A Group of Students Beat Stop and Frisk (Village Voice, Jul 29, 2009)
Hunter Dean Named to Head State Education Department (NY Times, Jul 28, 2009)
Now the Assembly Could Delay School Vote (NY Post, Jul 27, 2009)
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver yesterday refused to endorse state Senate changes to his chamber's legislation that would extend Mayor Bloomberg's control of the city's schools.
91 Schools Moving to New Quarters This Summer (NY Post, Jul 27, 2009)
Deal Reached on Mayoral Control (Daily News, Jul 26, 2009)
The agreement has the support of the States Senate's top three leaders" President Malcolm Smith, Pedro Espada and Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson -- as well as two of the key holdouts.
Deal Would Renew Mayoral Control of Schools (NY Times, Jul 25, 2009)
After weeks of delays, negotiating and name-calling, Democrats in the New York Senate reached a deal with Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday to renew the law giving him control over city schools. The legislation would leave the mayor’s power over the school system intact, while adding some new programs, like a parent training institute and an arts advisory council.
City Moves to Evaluate Teachers Based on Students Performance (NY Post, Jul 25, 2009)
Thompson Continues Challenging Mayor's School Record (NY Times, Jul 23, 2009)
After months of running an under-the-radar mayoral campaign, William Thompson Jr., the city’s comptroller, appears to have found a strategy: cast doubt on the data flowing out of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Education Department, and hope that voters will lose faith in his claims that test scores and graduation rates have risen to levels not seen in decades.
Five-Year-Olds May Face Standardized Math Tests (NY Post, Jul 21, 2009)
Parents Banned from Hiring School Aides (, Jul 20, 2009)
Paterson Vows to Support School Control (Newsday, Jul 20, 2009)
Paterson, through a spokeswoman, responded that he would be "working with Mayor Bloomberg and the Senate leadership to try to reach an agreement that enables the city to continue the achievements and improvements accomplished by the mayor while addressing the concerns of parents." The aide, Marissa Shorenstein, added that Paterson supports extending mayoral control.
Bloomberg Popularity Rises over Mayoral Control Debates (NY Post, Jul 20, 2009)
Campaign sources to the New York Post say internal polling shows the very spirited months-long discussion on mayoral control has boosted his public approval ratings on education, meaning Bloomberg benefits more politically the longer the controversy drags on. The Bloomberg campaign is capitalizing by airing two new, 30-second TV and radio spots highlighting his education record since taking over the schools.
State Democrats Stall Mayoral Control (NY Times, Jul 19, 2009)
After not voting on Mayoral control of city schools last Friday before summer adjournment, ten Democratic Senators converged on the steps of City Hall on Sunday for an hour-long news conference. The senators said they wanted changes that would allow for increased parental involvement, establishing a commission to study school security and implementing more checks to the mayor’s authority.
Bloomberg Calls for Special Session for School Control (NY Post, Jul 16, 2009)
Bloomberg Tells Senate He Deserves Control of Schools (Daily News, Jul 16, 2009)
Bloomberg’s School Control Bill Is Stalled in the Senate (NY Times, Jul 16, 2009)
Senate Approves Reforms, No Vote on School Control (Associated Press, Jul 16, 2009)
State Senate Set to Consider Mayoral Control of Schools (Newsday, Jul 15, 2009)
Study Finds Obesity Affects School Performance (NY Post, Jul 14, 2009)
Senate Throws Wrench in Mayoral Control (NY Post, Jul 13, 2009)
State Senators want to ensure that arts and physical education programs aren't sidelined in schools.
New Schools Not All Top Notch (Daily News, Jul 13, 2009)
Governor Urges Vote on School Administration (Daily News, Jul 12, 2009)
Mayoral Control of City’s Schools to Be Renewed (Crain's, Jul 10, 2009)
33rd District Candidates on Sending Their Kids to Public School (Brooklyn Papers, Jul 9, 2009)
Can members of the City Council really understand our troubled schools if they send their kids to private schools? That question is once again front and center in the race to succeed Councilman David Yassky to represent the sprawling 33rd District, which stretches from Williamsburg through Brooklyn Heights to Park Slope. The seven-person race features some childless candidates (Ken Baer, Ken Diamondstone, Stephen Levin and Evan Thies) and three candidates who had or have school-age kids (Doug Biviano, Jo Anne Simon and Isaac Abraham). Here’s how the group answered the question embodied in the opening sentence.
39th District Candidates on Sending Their Kids to Public School (Brooklyn Papers, Jul 9, 2009)
Can members of the City Council really understand our troubled schools if they send their kids to private schools? That question is once again front and center in the race to succeed Councilman Bill DeBlasio to represent the 39rd District, which stretches from Cobble Hill through Park Slope to Kensington. The five-man race features some childless candidates (Bob Zuckerman, John Heyer and Gary Reilly) and two candidates who had or have school-age kids (Brad Lander and Josh Skaller) and have certainly made an issue of it during the campaign. Here’s how the group answered the question embodied in the opening sentence.
Kindergarten Waiting List Shrinks, But Parents Still Worry (Daily News, Jul 8, 2009)
Sampson Says He Would 'Enhance,' Not End, Mayoral Control of Schools (WNYC, Jul 8, 2009)
City to Expand Domestic Violence Outreach Program (NY 1, Jul 7, 2009)
Parents' Voices Quiet Under New Board (Daily News, Jul 5, 2009)
Meet the New Board of Education (Curbed, Jul 2, 2009)
New Board of Education Supportive of Mayoral Control (NY Post, Jul 2, 2009)
Conflict Eyed in Sampson Move (NY Post, Jul 2, 2009)
Senate Impasse Forces City to Revive Old School Board, in Name (NY Times, Jul 2, 2009)
City Stacks Education Board Amid Senate Chaos (Associated Press, Jul 2, 2009)
Bullying a Big Deal in City Schools (Daily News, Jul 1, 2009)
The city isn't doing enough to prevent harassment of students based on religion, language ability and sexual orientation, according to a Department of Education survey.
With More Money, City Schools Added Jobs (NY Times, Jul 1, 2009)
Mayoral Control Doesn't Make the List (Daily Politics, Jun 30, 2009)
Control of Schools Off Albany Agenda (Daily News, Jun 30, 2009)
NYU Expansion Plans Irk Residents (NY Post, Jun 29, 2009)
Bloomberg Asks Senate to Act on Schools (NY Post, Jun 26, 2009)
Head of City Teachers Union Resigns (Staten Island Advance, Jun 26, 2009)
City Prepares For School Board's Possible Return (NY 1, Jun 25, 2009)
City Schools Perform Well on Surveys (NY Post, Jun 25, 2009)
Mayor Warns on Pension Costs but Gave Pay Deals (NY Times, Jun 23, 2009)
Paterson Backs Bloomberg's School Control Bill (Daily News, Jun 23, 2009)
700 NYC Teachers Paid to do Nothing (Associated Press, Jun 23, 2009)
Bloomberg Furious over Stalling of Mayoral Control (NY Post, Jun 22, 2009)
Squadron Co-Sponsors Mayoral Control Bill (Daily News, Jun 22, 2009)
Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn) Monday will become the first Senate Democrat to co-sponsor a bill approved overwhelmingly last week by the Assembly that keeps the major tenets of the expiring 2002 mayoral control law in place another six years.
Major Crime in Schools Drops 9 Percent (NY Post, Jun 19, 2009)
Crime Falls in Schools, Critics Want Data (Daily News, Jun 19, 2009)
Assembly Gives Nod to Mayor on Schools (NY Times, Jun 18, 2009)
Assembly Approves Mayoral Control (NY Post, Jun 18, 2009)
Weingarten Quitting City Teachers Union (NY Post, Jun 18, 2009)
Will Senate Mess Doom Mayoral Control? (NY Post, Jun 17, 2009)
Study: Charter Schools Work Well (NY Post, Jun 16, 2009)
Mayor Backs Assembly Proposal on Control of Schools (Daily News, Jun 13, 2009)
U.S. Education Secretary Intervenes in Fight Over Mayoral Control (NY Post, Jun 13, 2009)
Plan by Silver Would Extend Mayor’s Control of Schools (NY Times, Jun 11, 2009)
Education Department to Ditch Bloated Contracts (Daily News, Jun 10, 2009)
Official Reviewing City Special Ed Program Quits (Gotham Schools, Jun 9, 2009)
Debate Over Schools Control Heats Up At Hearing (, Jun 8, 2009)
Good Grades Pay Off at City Schools (NY Post, Jun 8, 2009)
Math Test Has Gotten Easier, Analysis Finds (Daily News, Jun 8, 2009)
Soaring scores on the state math test don't necessarily add up to better schools or smarter kids. Rather it has gotten easier to teach to the test as the questions have gotten easier to predict, a Daily News analysis revealed, and the tests themselves may be easier as well.
New Charter School to Put Teacher Pay to the Test (NY Times, Jun 5, 2009)
Administration Opposes Fixed Terms for Members of School Panel (NY Post, Jun 5, 2009)
Small Classes Help Brooklyn Students Gain Edge (Daily News, Jun 3, 2009)
Ninety Percent of Charter Schools Passed State Math Test (NY Post, Jun 3, 2009)
New York City Shows Gains in Math (NY Times, Jun 2, 2009)
The Business of Education: Teachers Missing at the Top (City Limits, Jun 2, 2009)
Several Schools Closed for Swine Flu Reopen (NY 1, Jun 1, 2009)
City Increases Funding for Charter School Construction (NY Post, Jun 1, 2009)
Bloomberg Says He Would Accept Small Changes in School Control (NY Post, Jun 1, 2009)
Web Site Lets Parents Track Data on Students (NY Times, May 29, 2009)
Democrats Want Silver's Education Plan Watered Down (NY Post, May 29, 2009)
How the Bloomberg Administration Created, Then Ignored the School Crowding Crunch (New York Magazine, May 27, 2009)
Silver Plan Would Keep Mayor in Charge of Schools (Daily News, May 27, 2009)
Leadership Academy Graduates Fare Worse than Other New Principals (NY Times, May 26, 2009)
An analysis by The New York Times of the city’s signature report-card system shows that schools run by graduates of the celebrated New York City Leadership Academy — which the mayor created and helped raise more than $80 million for — have not done as well as those led by experienced principals or new principals who came through traditional routes. A separate Times analysis shows that since 2002, opening hundreds of new schools and raising salaries have swelled the principals’ payroll 43 percent after adjusting for inflation.
Children Rejected by Neighborhood Schools (NY Times, May 23, 2009)
Swine Flu Closes Dozens of Schools (Queens Chronicle, May 22, 2009)
Report: Significant Overcrowding at Public Schools (Staten Island Advance, May 22, 2009)
The Mayor’s Race: Focus On Education (Our Town, May 22, 2009)
A run down of the mayoral candidate's positions on education matters.
City to Monitor, Put New Limits on Military Recruiting in High Schools (NY Times, May 20, 2009)
Flu Closes More Schools, Reaches Rikers (NY Post, May 20, 2009)
Senate GOP Could Determine Fate of Mayoral Control of Schools (Daily News, May 20, 2009)
School Budgets Face 5 Percent Cut (NY Times, May 20, 2009)
New York City schools face budget reductions of roughly 5 percent for the 2009-10 school year, Chancellor Joel I. Klein said on Tuesday, predicting they would lead to deep cuts in after-school and weekend programs.
Parents and Teachers Union Join to Sue over School Closings (NY Times, May 19, 2009)
A parent council in Manhattan and the city’s teachers’ union sued the Department of Education on Monday, contending that the department had not adequately consulted with the council in deciding which schools to close and in altering school boundaries.
Democrats Spar over Smith's Version of Mayoral Control (NY Post, May 19, 2009)
Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith unveiled a plan yesterday to extend mayoral control over the city schools -- but he's already getting flak from dissident Democrats.
City Defends Wait to Close Schools (Newsday, May 18, 2009)
Elite School Challenged on Lack of Diversity (Daily News, May 15, 2009)
New School Closings in Swine Flu Outbreak (Daily News, May 15, 2009)
In Mayoral Control Debate, Bloomberg Tries Acting Like a Politician (NY Observer, May 14, 2009)
Bloomberg and the Teachers' Union (Village Voice, May 14, 2009)
City's First Charter School to Open in Public Housing (Daily News, May 14, 2009)
Bill Would Take Away Mayor's Control of Education Panel (Daily News, May 13, 2009)
New Teachers Come From Within (NY Times, May 11, 2009)
Larissa Patel dreamed of teaching English at a Brooklyn public school this fall, motivated by a desire to help low-income children. But instead, on Friday, Ms. Patel spent the day filling out applications for 30 jobs at private schools.
How Bloomberg Tamed Violent Schools (NY Post, May 11, 2009)
Mayor Bloomberg knew that students could not learn in an atmosphere of violence and chaos.
Union Head Wants to be Partners (NY Post, May 10, 2009)
Teachers union president Randi Weingarten offered to become "partners" with Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein yesterday in the creation of a network of schools targeting low-performing students.
More City Students Meet State Standards in English (NY Times, May 8, 2009)
Recession Slows or Halts Projects Throughout Region (New York Construction, May 8, 2009)
Law's Creator Says Bloomberg Should Keep School Control (NY Post, May 7, 2009)
Schools Chief Bans Hiring of Teachers From Outside (NY Times, May 7, 2009)
Proposal to Ease Kindergarten Crunch May Only Anger Parents (NY Times, May 6, 2009)
To make room for more kindergarden students, the Department of Education is might replace neighborhood prekindergarden spaces with more kindergardens, further angering parents.
Legislators Set to Address Mayoral Control (Daily News, May 5, 2009)
St. Francis Prep Opens Again After Swine Flu Scare (Daily News, May 5, 2009)
New Bid to Handcuff Mayor on Schools (NY Post, May 1, 2009)
A proposed law advancing in the state Assembly would gut mayoral control of the city's schools. Democratic Brooklyn Assemblyman James Brennan's legislation would dramatically scale back the mayor's power over educational policy by stripping away his control of the central school board.
Number of Students Leaving School Before Graduation Continues to Increase (NY Times, Apr 30, 2009)
Troubled Teachers Spending Longer in 'Rubber Rooms' (Daily News, Apr 30, 2009)
Students Band Together in Music Class (Daily News, Apr 29, 2009)
When no one else would do it, a Queens 11 year old stepped up to lead band class at PS 37.
No Cleanup Planned for Toxic School Sites (Daily News, Apr 29, 2009)
Senate Report Guts Mayoral Control (NY Post, Apr 28, 2009)
Hunter Gets Cash from Mystery Donor (Associated Press, Apr 28, 2009)
Unions Prepare Push Against Mayoral Control (NY Post, Apr 27, 2009)
Albany Restores $30 Million in Charter School Funding (NY Post, Apr 24, 2009)
Eighth Grade Scores Rise (NY Post, Apr 24, 2009)
In Debate Over Schools, Panel Is No Threat to the Mayor’s Grip (NY Times, Apr 23, 2009)
Weingarten 'Pushes' for Tenure Bill (NY Post, Apr 23, 2009)
Backdoor Path for Catholic-School-to-Charter-School Conversion (NY Times, Apr 22, 2009)
Rather than change state law, city education officials have decided to try to get around a 1998 state ban on converting private schools to charter schools by arguing that the new charter schools, which are publicly financed but independently run, will open as entirely new schools.
Charter Schools Start to Organize (NY Times, Apr 21, 2009)
Early Studies Show School Report Cards Improve Schools (NY Post, Apr 20, 2009)
Mayor Presses Hard Line on School Control (NY Post, Apr 18, 2009)
Mayor Bloomberg predicted there would be "disaster in the classroom" if state lawmakers don't extend his authority to run city schools and expressed his opposition to any proposals that would expressed his opposition to proposals that would loosen or strip the mayor's control over education policy.
Gotbaum: Tweak Mayoral School Control (NY Post, Apr 17, 2009)
Few Parents Seek Seats on Education Councils (Norwood News, Apr 17, 2009)
City Struggling to Find Room for 3,000 Kindergarteners (Daily News, Apr 17, 2009)
Sanders Wades Back Into Mayoral Control (City Hall, Apr 16, 2009)
New Resources for Job Seekers (NY Post, Apr 15, 2009)
Transit Technology High Gets a New Car (AM New York, Apr 14, 2009)
Lawsuit Alleges Toxic Conditions in School (Daily News, Apr 14, 2009)
Students and staff at a Queens special-needs school are suing the city for $500 million for taking more than 10 years to clean their asbestos-laden building.
CUNY Applications Way Up (Daily News, Apr 14, 2009)
Brooklyn's public colleges received a record number of applications for September 2009, up 12% since last year at this time.
City Sets Out Plan to Sharply Increase Charter Schools (NY Post, Apr 10, 2009)
The Department of Education is preparing space for a whopping 100,000 students in charter schools within four years -- quadrupling the number of kids in charters today, according to a DOE personnel document.
Council Members Who Got 'Queries' at Education Hearing Collected $26,000 (Daily News, Apr 9, 2009)
Union Fed Council School Questions (NY Post, Apr 8, 2009)
The powerful teachers union had City Council members on a short leash this week -- crafting cue cards with questions for legislators to ask at a hearing.
What Will it Take to Alter the Makeup of City's Top Schools? (City Limits, Apr 7, 2009)
Parental Input Sore Spot for Mayoral Control (NY Post, Apr 6, 2009)
The biggest complaint about mayoral control of the schools is that parents have been shut out of key decision-making and their participation in educational affairs has been generally discouraged.
Educated Get Hard Hit Too (NY Times, Apr 5, 2009)
In Tough Times, Public School Makes a Comeback (NY Times, Apr 5, 2009)
For some young families who bought during the housing boom, having it all meant an affordable brood-sized apartment in possession of a good public school zone. But other parents in pursuit of real estate never even thought about schools. They assumed they would send their children to private school, often because they too had followed that route.
Education Department's Cost Estimates Off by $700 Million (NY Post, Apr 2, 2009)
The Raw Intensity of New York's Elite Youth Basketball (Village Voice, Apr 1, 2009)
A Riverside Hawks coach looks at the intense world of elite youth basketball.
Yassky Says the Fix Was In (NY Post, Apr 1, 2009)
Councilman David Yassky charges that the School Construction Authority agreed to spend $43 million funding a new middle school in DUMBO without reviewing alternate sites for new classroom space.
Parents Cry Foul Over High School Assignments (NY 1, Apr 1, 2009)
Bloomberg Receives Backing From US Education Secretary (NY Post, Mar 31, 2009)
Bloomberg:Teacher's Jobs Saved By Stimulus (Newsday, Mar 31, 2009)
Klein Raises Cash for Nonprofit on City Time (NY Post, Mar 30, 2009)
Schools Chancellor Joel Klein has used taxpayers' time to raise $1.5 million for a national nonprofit he co-founded last year -- with the blessing of the city's ethics board, The Post has learned
Mayoral Control Could Take Center Stage at Conference (NY Post, Mar 29, 2009)
Mayoral control of schools will take center stage in the Big Apple next week, when several leaders in charge of their local school systems powwow with Mayor Bloomberg at a high-level education conference.
Klein: 2,000 Teachers Could be Laid Off (NY Post, Mar 27, 2009)
Quinn Calls for More Council Oversight of Schools (Gotham Schools, Mar 26, 2009)
Like many other official weighing in on mayoral control of city schools these days, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn would like to see more checks and balances. But rather than strengthening the citywide school board, as the teachers union, the comptroller, and several parent groups have suggested, Quinn wants lawmakers to empower the City Council to do stronger oversight of the mayor’s school policies.
Plan to Close Day Care Classes Could Cost City Money (Daily News, Mar 26, 2009)
A cost-cutting plan to close city day-care center classrooms will actually cost taxpayers almost $7 million, according to insiders and a Daily News analysis.
Mayor Gives Himself High Marks on Schools (NY Post, Mar 26, 2009)
Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday that under his administration, the city has "changed public education as we know it" -- and predicted a deal will be reached with state lawmakers to renew mayoral control of the schools.
Mayoral Control Favored in Poll (NY Post, Mar 25, 2009)
Education Groups Sue City (NY Times, Mar 25, 2009)
Crowded Classrooms Could Keep Kids Out of Neighborhood Schools (NY Times, Mar 24, 2009)
Misconduct Accusations Against Teachers Hit Record High (NY Post, Mar 22, 2009)
Arguments Persist over Schools Governance (NY Times, Mar 22, 2009)
The State Assembly held its final borough hearing on mayoral control of the city's public school system, and as at the last four session, proponents of both sides were out in force.
Thompson Would Put Limits on Mayoral Control of Schools (Daily News, Mar 21, 2009)
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Should the Mayor Control the City's Schools? (WNYC, Mar 19, 2009)
Libraries Face Layoffs, Service Cuts (Daily News, Mar 18, 2009)
More City Schools Removed From Watch List (Daily News, Mar 18, 2009)
State Revises Plan for Failing Schools (NY Post, Mar 17, 2009)
Regents Chief Says to Keep Mayoral Control (NY Post, Mar 17, 2009)
The new chancellor of the state's top education policy-making board said yesterday she strongly backs renewing mayoral control of the city schools.
Parents Will Vote Online for School Councils (NY Times, Mar 15, 2009)
Next month, nearly a million public school parents will be able to cast advisory votes for members of their community education councils. The council members, who are unpaid, play a role in school rezoning, in helping schools develop their budgets and in advising the department on the need for new schools.
Author of Mayoral Control Law says it Needs Revision (Queens Chronicle, Mar 13, 2009)
More City Schools Try Single-Sex Classes (NY Times, Mar 11, 2009)
Immigrants Seek Stimulus Money for Language Education (WNYC, Mar 11, 2009)
City Wouldn't Be First to Absorb Catholic Schools as Charters (NY Times, Mar 9, 2009)
As the city discusses a proposal to absorb catholic school faculty, facilities and student bodies by rolling them into charter schools, the Times looks at other school districts that have done the same.
School-based Drug Counsellors Going Out to Bid (Daily News, Mar 8, 2009)
Taking Sides on New York’s School Chancellor (NY Times, Mar 6, 2009)
College President Looks Back on 20 Years at Medgar Evers (NY 1, Mar 4, 2009)
Schools Make the Grade (NY Post, Mar 3, 2009)
Bloomberg Defends School Closures (NY Post, Mar 3, 2009)
When he canceled school yesterday for the first time in five years, Mayor Bloomberg had to deal with two storms: one from Mother Nature, which dumped eight inches of snow on New York, and another from schoolkids' moms, furious the last-minute decision forced them to scramble for child care.
Two Bloomberg Schools Make State Failing List (NY Times, Mar 3, 2009)
Two new schools created as part of the Bloomberg administration’s effort to replace large, abysmal high schools with collections of small schools were named Monday to the state’s list of failing schools.
Charter Schools Offer Choices in Harlem but Raise Concern for Public System (NY Times, Mar 1, 2009)
Education Department's Administrative Staff Grows Despite Budget Cuts (Daily News, Feb 24, 2009)
Is Klein Nearing his End? (New York Magazine, Feb 23, 2009)
Protests At NYU End With Suspensions (NY Times, Feb 22, 2009)
How Class Sizes Affect the Classroom (NY Times, Feb 22, 2009)
In many circles, class size is considered as fundamental to education as the three R’s, with numbers watched so carefully that even a tiny increase can provoke outrage among parents, teachers and political leaders. Alarms went off in New York and California last week, as officials on both coasts warned that yawning budget gaps could soon mean more children in each classroom.
Federal Innovation Bonus Eyed for City Schools (NY Post, Feb 20, 2009)
Bishop's Donation Raises Questions (Daily News, Feb 17, 2009)
Brooklyn's Catholic bishop Nicholas DiMarzio made a rare political donation last month to a City Council candidate whose mother has power over a plan to save several parochial schools, the Daily News has learned. DiMarzio gave $250 to Queens candidate Geraldine M. Chapey on Jan. 7, city campaign finance records show. The donation came a month before DiMarzio and Mayor Bloomberg announced the city plans to convert some struggling Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens into charter schools. Chapey's mother is a member of the state Board of Regents, which has the power to approve charter schools.
Plan to Convert Catholic Schools to Charters Faces Hurdles (NY Times, Feb 16, 2009)
Public High Schools Partner with Army (Associated Press, Feb 12, 2009)
Plan to Convert Catholic Schools to Charters Could Face Obstacles (WNYC, Feb 11, 2009)
Students Turn to Local Colleges (Staten Island Advance, Feb 10, 2009)
SUNY to Get Female Chancellor (Associated Press, Feb 10, 2009)
Mayor Unveils Plan for Closed Catholic Schools (NY Times, Feb 9, 2009)
Bloomberg Warns of 'Riots' Over School Control (NY Post, Feb 7, 2009)
In his strongest language yet on the issue, Mayor Bloomberg yesterday warned of "riots in the streets" if state lawmakers don't renew mayoral control of the city's schools.
Brandeis High School to Close; Three Small Schools to Open (NY Times, Feb 4, 2009)
Federal Cash May Save Teachers (Daily News, Feb 3, 2009)
NY Charter School Advocates Want Building Money (NY Post, Feb 3, 2009)
To Close a School: A Decision Rooted in Data, but Colored by Nuance (NY Times, Feb 2, 2009)
Paterson Restores School Attendance Policy (Staten Island Advance, Feb 2, 2009)
Mayoral Control Hearing Packs House (NY 1, Jan 30, 2009)
A packed crowd attended the first of five public hearings over mayoral control of city schools in Queens on Thursday, as Education Chancellor Joel Klein continued to press for extensive school faculty cuts.
Queens Politicians Look For Hospital Bailout (Crain's, Jan 30, 2009)
Queens politicians are looking for a way to save Caritas Healthcare Inc.'s Mary Immaculate and St. John's hospitals; money may come from New York or the feds.
Stated Meeting: Shutting Engines At Schools (Gotham Gazette, Jan 29, 2009)
Klein Implores Legislators to Reduce Cuts to Schools (NY Times, Jan 29, 2009)
Backers of Mayoral School Control Face Resistance (NY Times, Jan 29, 2009)
Klein Says 15,000 Jobs May Be Lost (Daily News, Jan 29, 2009)
Poll Shows Strong Support for Mayoral Control of Schools (NY Post, Jan 29, 2009)
Ten Catholic High Schools Become Independent (Associated Press, Jan 25, 2009)
Ten Catholic high schools in New York City and Westchester will become independently operating schools run by local boards of directors. Archdiocese spokesman Joseph Zwilling says this is being done to preserve Catholic secondary education. He says the move will allow the schools to support themselves.
A Helping Hand For Schools Facing Closure (Village Voice, Jan 22, 2009)
Fordham University Expansion Plan Hits a Bump (Crain's, Jan 22, 2009)
The local community board is expected Wednesday to vote against endorsing Fordham University’s plan to add about 2.35 million square feet to its Lincoln Center campus.
Wondering if a New School in Brooklyn Is Worth Blocking the View (NY Times, Jan 21, 2009)
The Post-Victory Landscape of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (Village Voice, Jan 21, 2009)
Push for Community Service for Students (Daily News, Jan 18, 2009)
City Councilmember Eric Gioia is calling on Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to make community service a requirement for graduation.
City Signs Contract to Track Special Education Data (NY Times, Jan 14, 2009)
Charter School Teachers Seek Union Membership (Daily News, Jan 14, 2009)
Teachers at a Brooklyn charter school want to join the powerful city teachers union - the latest in an effort to organize educators at the 78 taxpayer-funded, privately run schools.
Possible Second Meningitis Case (NY 1, Jan 14, 2009)
The Department of Health is looking into whether a second person may have possibly come down with meningitis at Stuyvesant High School. This possible new case comes days after the death of a Stuyvesant High School student.
Stimulus Package Could Give New York State $6 Billion for Schools (Crain's, Jan 13, 2009)
Brooklyn Diocese to Shut Schools (NY Times, Jan 13, 2009)
The Diocese of Brooklyn has proposed closing about 14 elementary schools at the end of the current academic year, a plan that would mean that one of the nation’s largest Catholic dioceses would have shuttered nearly 40 percent of its grade schools in the past seven years.
Support Program for Teens Could Be Cut (Staten Island Advance, Jan 6, 2009)
Kennedy Avoided Financial Disclosure in Education Department Post (NY Times, Jan 4, 2009)
When Caroline Kennedy was employed by the city Department of Education from 2002 to 2004 as the chief executive of the Office of Strategic Partnerships, she was not required to file the 32-page disclosure forms with personal information about family finances required of some 7,000 other city employees -- even though two people who worked for her had to disclose such information.
DiNapoli Deems Paterson's Budget Risky (Daily Politics, Dec 31, 2008)
Paterson's Budget Could Cost City $1 Billion (Daily News, Dec 31, 2008)
Closing Schools Swimming in Cash (NY Post, Dec 29, 2008)
Silver Voices Support for Mayoral Control of Schools (NY Post, Dec 29, 2008)
Teachers Are More Experienced (NY Post, Dec 29, 2008)
The city's public-school teaching force has grown more experienced, new data show. Between the 2004-'05 and 2007-'08 school years, the city's teaching force shed 1,700 teachers with fewer than five years' experience and grew by nearly 3,700 with more than five years' experience. That boost was equivalent to about 5 percent of the city's 78,000-strong teaching force.
Class Sizes Bigger Than Ever, Say Advocacy Groups (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 24, 2008)
Small Schools Adjust Under One Roof (NY Times, Dec 21, 2008)
DiNapoli: Public College Students Should Buy Online Textbooks (NY Post, Dec 19, 2008)
Students Occupy New School (Metro, Dec 19, 2008)
Set to Go Forward, Schools May Instead Go Two Steps Back (NY Times, Dec 18, 2008)
Critics Attack Plan to Move High School as Racist (Daily News, Dec 17, 2008)
Class Sizes Up Despite Aid (NY Post, Dec 16, 2008)
Despite a hefty infusion of state money, class sizes in the city's public schools have gone up in almost every grade compared to last year, according to preliminary Department of Education data.
Governor to Cut Millions From City School Aid (Daily News, Dec 16, 2008)
Gov. Paterson is expected to unveil a doom-and-gloom $121 billion spending plan Tuesday that slices $206 million from New York City schools.
One in Four Special Education Students Shortchanged (Daily News, Dec 15, 2008)
Special Needs Preschool Likely to Close (NY Times, Dec 14, 2008)
Council's Proposed Cuts Come to $500 Million (AM New York, Dec 9, 2008)
Locked in a battle with Mayor Michael Bloomberg over his plan to withhold this year’s property tax rebates, members of the City Council today outlined $500 million in proposed spending cuts over the next two years. The cuts focus heavily on the Department of Education, which would see a reduction of some $75 million in non-classroom spending.
Three School Closures Announced, More Planned (NY Post, Dec 5, 2008)
Seats in New School Plan Inadequate, Advocates Charge (Norwood News, Dec 4, 2008)
Education Department OK's New Middle School in DUMBO (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec 3, 2008)
Literacy Groups See Rising Demand, Falling Funds (Daily News, Nov 29, 2008)
Paterson: No Education Cuts Now Means Worse Cuts Next Year (Daily News, Nov 26, 2008)
Students Who Live in Public Housing Don't Do as Well in School, Study Finds (NY Times, Nov 24, 2008)
Blacks. Latinos Stuck in Worse City Schools (Daily News, Nov 24, 2008)
Classrooms Spill into Tweed Courthouse (Downtown Express, Nov 22, 2008)
The city will open an incubator school in Tweed Courthouse in September to alleviate the overcrowding in Lower Manhattan’s schools until the two new schools under construction open.
Comptroller Gives Mayor Low Marks on Schools (Queens Chronicle, Nov 21, 2008)
Comptroller William Thompson advocated an overhaul of the city’s school system at a education summit last Saturday in Far Rockaway.
Education Council Votes To Redraw District Lines (NY 1, Nov 20, 2008)
Wall Street Workers Turn to Teaching During Tough Times (Daily News, Nov 19, 2008)
Deal Favors Hiring Out of Work Teachers (NY Times, Nov 19, 2008)
The Bloomberg administration and New York City’s teachers’ union reached a deal on Tuesday intended to help teachers who remain on the payroll without assignments to find permanent placements in schools.
Legal Confusion Surrounds 'Toxic' School Site (Daily News, Nov 18, 2008)
High School Teachers to Get $8.3 Million for Boosting Test Scores (Daily News, Nov 15, 2008)
Cost of Grading Schools Is Said to Be $130 Million (NY Times, Nov 14, 2008)
Plan to Centralize Choice of Kindergarten Is Ended (NY Times, Nov 14, 2008)
Most City High Schools Improved This Year (NY Times, Nov 13, 2008)
School Bus Route Cuts (NY Post, Nov 13, 2008)
For the third time in two years, the Department of Education is planning to reduce yellow-bus routes for city students, budget documents show. The reductions planned for September are a bid by officials to cut nearly $7 million a year from the transportation budget.
Schools See Pain Ahead if the State Cuts Aid (NY Times, Nov 13, 2008)
New Education Department Rules Threaten Small Publishers (City Limits, Nov 12, 2008)
SUNY Trustees ask for Tuition Increase (Albany Times Union, Nov 11, 2008)
News that SUNY's endowment plunged this summer came as SUNY officials recommended more cuts to deal with a financial crisis so deep that one trustee spoke of the "survival" of the country's largest public higher education system.
Small Publishers Shut Out of New School Procurement Policies (, Nov 11, 2008)
Small businesses in the boroughs specializing in textbooks for English language learners won't survive under new textbook purchasing rules.
City Sited for Unsafe Conditions at School (NY Times, Nov 10, 2008)
Paterson Identifies Cuts For Budget Hole (NY Times, Nov 10, 2008)
Lack of Diversity at Elite Schools (NY Times, Nov 8, 2008)
Recent efforts to get more black and Hispanic students into New York City’s elite public high schools have fallen short, with proportionately fewer of them taking the admissions exam and even lower percentages passing it.
Dispute Over School Budget Numbers (Daily News, Nov 8, 2008)
City Controller William Thompson got into a war of addition with Schools Chancellor Joel Klein this week, accusing him of inflating figures on education budget savings.
Principals Fear Big Cuts (NY Post, Nov 7, 2008)
On the heels of a 1.3 percent cut to every school's current budget, Chancellor Joel Klein warned the principals yesterday to expect a hefty 3.5 percent cut in next year's budget, they said. In another development, education officials are scrapping a program to test GPS locator systems on school buses.
Shrinking Budget Means Fewer New School Buildings (NY Times, Nov 6, 2008)
School Construction Scaled Back (NY Post, Nov 6, 2008)
Top Middle School Post Remains Vacant (NY Post, Nov 5, 2008)
Less than a year after officials appointed a first-ever director to oversee the city's middle-school reforms, the high-paying slot has become - and stayed - vacant.
Former Councilmember Turns to Schools (NY Times, Nov 4, 2008)
Former council member Eva Moskowitz is keeping one eye on City Hall while she runs a growing network of charter schools in Harlem.
Enrollment at CUNY Grows (NY Post, Nov 4, 2008)
Enrollment at the City University of New York has reached its highest point since the college began charging tuition in 1976, new statistics shows.
Tots Taught to Eat Healthy (Daily News, Nov 4, 2008)
The East Side House Settlement in Mott Haven has partnered with the Children's Museum of Manhattan to add health education classes to the Bronx group's early childhood literacy program.
State Education Commissioner Steps Down (NY Times, Nov 3, 2008)
Economy Threatens City Schools (Daily News, Nov 1, 2008)
The Wall Street washout that has wrecked 401(k)s and tossed stockbrokers in the street is also threatening New York City's overcrowded classrooms.
Fewer Children Entering Gifted Programs (NY Times, Oct 30, 2008)
Classrooms Packed As Seats Dwindle (Daily News, Oct 29, 2008)
Hunter to Build New Social Work School in East Harlem (NY Times, Oct 28, 2008)
Delays on $80 Million Data System While Schools Face Cuts (NY Times, Oct 24, 2008)
Study Calls High School Entrance Exam Unfair (NY Post, Oct 23, 2008)
City's Eighth-Graders Rank 18th in World on Math Scores (NY Post, Oct 23, 2008)
'Learning 2.0' Brings Schools into the Digital Age (Village Voice, Oct 23, 2008)
Parents Do Not Want Tots Tested (NY Post, Oct 22, 2008)
Chronic Absenteeism in City Schools (NY Times, Oct 21, 2008)
More than 90,000 of New York City’s elementary school students — roughly 20 percent — missed at least a month of classes during the last school year, with attendance problems most acute in central Brooklyn, Harlem and the South Bronx, according to a report scheduled for release on Tuesday.
As Economy Sputters, Grad Schools Overflow (Crain's, Oct 17, 2008)
Council Renews Call for School Bus Tracking System (Queens Courier, Oct 17, 2008)
Military Recruiters Given Access to Student Data (WNYC, Oct 16, 2008)
Only 8 Percent of Elementary Schools Meet Art Requirements (NY Post, Oct 16, 2008)
City Seeks to Improve Vocational Schools (NY Times, Oct 15, 2008)
Teachers Sue Over Political Expression (Associated Press, Oct 14, 2008)
Meltdown May Burn Public Schools (Daily News, Oct 10, 2008)
NYCLU: 300 Student Busts Were Illegal (Daily News, Oct 9, 2008)
Computer Theft Rampant in Public Schools (NY Post, Oct 6, 2008)
The school year is barely a month old, but more than 300 computers - worth hundreds of thousands of dollars - have already been stolen from public schools around the city, law-enforcement sources said yesterday.
Teachers to Be Measured on Standardized Test Scores (NY Times, Oct 2, 2008)
Teachers Union Distributing Obama Pins (NY Post, Oct 2, 2008)
Schools and Economy Would Be Bloomberg's Priorities (NY Post, Oct 2, 2008)
As he moves to seek a third term, Mayor Bloomberg has his sights fixed on two priorities: retaining mayoral control of the school system and shoring up the city's economy. They are the two pieces of his legacy on which he is most focused, several sources told The Post.
How to Grade A School? (NY Times, Sep 29, 2008)
In New York City's data-driven system for assessing the quality of its public schools, the New Venture Middle School in the Morrisania section of the Bronx received a D on this year's report cards. But unravel the complex formula the city uses to grade the schools, and tweak it to weigh factors differently, and New Venture would look a lot better — or worse.
City Looks Into Online Education (NY Post, Sep 29, 2008)
The city is working to clear the way for students to be able to earn credits toward high-school graduation online.
Could Be Mayoral Control or Another Term (Daily News, Sep 29, 2008)
Assembly democrats may soon push Mayor Bloomberg into the ultimate Sophie's Choice dilemma, forcing him to choose between trying to stay in office for four more years or preserving a key element of his legacy.
Budget Bind Turns Spotlight on Reserve Teacher Policy (NY Times, Sep 26, 2008)
Union, City Dig In Heels Over Fate of Reserve Teachers (NY Sun, Sep 26, 2008)
Fewer Blacks, More Whites Are Hired as City Teachers (NY Sun, Sep 25, 2008)
Cash Bonuses Were Given at Several Failed Schools (NY Times, Sep 24, 2008)
City Has Wrong Kind of Pre-Kindergarten Programs (City Limits, Sep 23, 2008)
While many New York City parents scramble to locate full day pre-kindergarten programs, slots in federally subsidized half-day programs are going unused, City Limits reports.
Teachers Without Classes Cost City $74 Million, Report Says (NY Sun, Sep 22, 2008)
Teachers to Get $20 Million in Bonuses for School Performance (NY Sun, Sep 19, 2008)
More New York Schools Get A's (NY Times, Sep 17, 2008)
Half of All Charter Schools Get an 'A' (NY Post, Sep 17, 2008)
Schools Make the Grade (NY Post, Sep 17, 2008)
Education Department Releases Letter Grades (Daily News, Sep 17, 2008)
Bronx School Falls from 'A' to 'F' (NY Times, Sep 17, 2008)
Hard-Won Gain: Moving From 'F' to 'A' (NY Times, Sep 17, 2008)
Substitute Teacher Ranks Swell (NY Post, Sep 16, 2008)
Department of Education Questioned on Class Size (NY Sun, Sep 16, 2008)
State school officials are asking the city's Department of Education to explain how it failed to reach its own goal of reducing class sizes by using a new influx of state money.
Private School Parking Goes Untouched (NY Post, Sep 15, 2008)
In Brooklyn, Low Grade for a School of Successes (NY Times, Sep 12, 2008)
Public Schools Turning Away Special Ed Students (NY Sun, Sep 11, 2008)
Fewer Full-Calorie Drinks In Schools, Report Finds (NY Sun, Sep 11, 2008)
The country's largest beverage companies are supplying schools with fewer full-calorie drinks than they did four years ago, according to a new report.
One in Seven Principals Would Test Kindergarten Kids (NY Post, Sep 10, 2008)
9/11 Curriculum Tested (Metro, Sep 9, 2008)
State Recovers Medicaid Fraud (NY Sun, Sep 9, 2008)
Many Principals Remain at Schools Graded 'F' (NY Times, Sep 5, 2008)
Liu Wonders: Where's the School Bus GPS? (Village Voice, Sep 5, 2008)
More School Construction Urged for Manhattan (NY Sun, Sep 5, 2008)
Challengers: Silver Ducking Stance on Mayoral Control (NY Post, Sep 5, 2008)
Thompson Trashes Bloomberg on Crowded Schools (Politicker, Sep 5, 2008)
Panel Backs Leaving Schools Under the Mayor (NY Times, Sep 4, 2008)
Group Boosts Klein for Mayor (NY Sun, Sep 4, 2008)
CUNY, Red Hat and Intel Team Up on Tech Lab (Crain's, Sep 4, 2008)
A Look at Teacher Perks in the Union's Charter Schools (NY Post, Sep 4, 2008)
The United Federation of Teachers, which had long resisted privately operated charter schools, eventually opened two of its own. As its own boss, the union gave the teachers the same seniority rights and tenure they got from the city. But instructors at Green Dot New York are giving up both in exchange for salaries 10 percent above what the city pays and more say in how to run the school. They're also working longer hours and may eventually give up overtime pay.
On First Day, Mayor Praises Mayoral Control (NY Times, Sep 3, 2008)
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg expressed confidence on Tuesday morning that legislators in Albany would, with “a lot of information and prodding,” renew the 2002 state law that put the mayor in charge of the schools. Then he added, ominously, “The alternative is too devastating to contemplate.”
Group Formed to Push for Keeping Mayoral Control of Schools (NY Times, Sep 2, 2008)
Close allies of the Bloomberg administration have set up a political organization to campaign for renewal of the landmark state law giving New York City’s mayor control of its public schools, hiring a veteran operative and planning to raise up to $20 million for television advertisements, lobbying and grass-roots organizing.
New School Year a Test for Mayor, Chancellor (NY Sun, Sep 2, 2008)
After six years of putting pressure on teachers and principals to show better results, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein are entering their seventh, and possibly final, school year today with the pressure on them to make the case the law that granted the mayor control should be preserved with no changes.
Klein Defends Himself and Mayoral Control (Daily News, Sep 1, 2008)
Schools Chancellor Joel Klein vigorously defended his record Sunday - insisting progress would be impossible without the hard-won mayoral control of the nation's largest school system.
No Major Initiatives Planned for New School Year (NY Post, Sep 1, 2008)
Some Schools Allot Bonus Pay Unevenly (NY Post, Aug 29, 2008)
Parents Slam Plan to Test City's Youngest (NY Post, Aug 28, 2008)
New School Year Brings New Seats for 11,000 Students (NY Sun, Aug 28, 2008)
Uneven Allotment of Parking Near Schools (NY Times, Aug 28, 2008)
A number of smaller schools have more parking spaces than those with larger staffs.
SAT Scores Dip for City Students (Daily News, Aug 27, 2008)
City Slashes Teacher Parking Permits (NY Post, Aug 27, 2008)
Administration Pushes Pilot Program to Test Kindergarteners (NY Times, Aug 27, 2008)
10 Schools to Try Different Approach to Teaching Reading (NY Times, Aug 26, 2008)
More Schools Drop Off Danger List (NY Post, Aug 21, 2008)
Sixteen Schools Deemed 'Persistently Dangerous' (Associated Press, Aug 21, 2008)
City Schools Dominate State's List Of Most Dangerous (NY 1, Aug 21, 2008)
Parents Fear Bid to Cut Bus Routes (Daily News, Aug 21, 2008)
Paying Students to Pass Tests Yields Mixed Results (NY Times, Aug 20, 2008)
Offered up to $1,000 for scoring well on Advanced Placement exams, students at 31 New York City high schools took 345 more of the tests this year than last. But the number who passed declined slightly, raising questions about the effectiveness of increasingly popular pay-for-performance programs in schools here and across the country.
Asbestos Found in Rockaway School of Students with Autism (Daily News, Aug 19, 2008)
18 New Charter Schools to Open in September, Bloomberg Announces (NY Times, Aug 19, 2008)
School Cop Reports Eyed by Council (NY Post, Aug 14, 2008)
The City Council is set to introduce legislation today that seeks greater transparency in the NYPD's school-safety program - as well as stronger oversight. The bill would force police and school officials to provide the council with periodic reports on arrests and suspensions - including a breakdown by students' race, sex and disability status.
Judge Throws Out Suit Over Rubber Rooms (NY Sun, Aug 13, 2008)
High School Graduate Rates Climb, But Still Lag Behind State (NY Post, Aug 12, 2008)
No Bid Contracts from Education Department Questioned (NY Post, Aug 11, 2008)
School Graduates Now Factor in Rate (NY Times, Aug 11, 2008)
Jose is one of nearly 7,500 seniors enrolled in summer classes at dozens of the city’s high schools. While they are anxious to graduate, the city is also eager to see them receive their diplomas and bolster the school system’s graduation rate, a key measure in determining how well Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s reforms are working.
Senate Passes Property Tax Cap (NY Times, Aug 11, 2008)
Bloomberg's Daughter To Fight For Mayoral Control (Daily News, Aug 10, 2008)
Mayor Bloomberg faces one final battle with Albany to define his political legacy - and his older daughter is preparing for the front lines.
Connor Falsely Claimed Prison BIll Contained School Funds (The Villager, Aug 8, 2008)
Principals Struggle To Pare Employee Parking Perks (NY Sun, Aug 7, 2008)
Kindergarten Admission Gets More Competitive (NY Times, Aug 6, 2008)
Crime Decreases At Schools (NY Times, Aug 6, 2008)
Parents: Standardized Tests No Way to Fill Advanced Classes (Village Voice, Aug 1, 2008)
CUNY Sued Over NYPIRG Fee (NY Post, Jul 31, 2008)
Bringing 'Rodeo Arts' to City Kids (Village Voice, Jul 30, 2008)
Report Ranks City and State Among Lowest for Black Graduation Rates (NY Post, Jul 28, 2008)
Tax Cap Plan May End Up Costing City (NY Sun, Jul 24, 2008)
City to Cut One-Third of School District Family Advocates (NY Post, Jul 24, 2008)
Study: Temp Classroom Units Take Up Outdoor School Space (Bronx Times, Jul 24, 2008)
Paterson Set to Embrace Student Loan Plan (NY Times, Jul 21, 2008)
More Teachers Denied Tenure Under Bloomberg (NY Post, Jul 19, 2008)
Mayor Bloomberg's intensive, 18-month push to curb teacher tenure has already started to get results: Tenure denials have nearly tripled since last year.
State Has Yet to Release Graduation Data from 2007 (NY Times, Jul 15, 2008)
Education Department Employs Blog Truth Squad (NY Sun, Jul 10, 2008)
State Senate Democrats to Hold Hearings on School Control (Daily News, Jul 9, 2008)
Crime Dips at School (NY Post, Jul 6, 2008)
There were 1,020 crimes in city schools from July 2007 to June 2008, an 11 percent drop from the 1,142 crimes committed over the same period the previous year, according to the Police Department.
City, Union Cut Bad Teachers' Rubber Room Stretches (Daily News, Jul 3, 2008)
Newell Assails Silver Over Relationship With Ratner (Daily Politics, Jul 3, 2008)
Survey Shows Increase in School Satisfaction (NY Post, Jul 2, 2008)
$18 Million Gift Aims to Boost Math and Science in Harlem (NY Sun, Jul 1, 2008)
Teachers: Klein Doesn't Make the Grade (NY Post, Jun 27, 2008)
Klein Says '08 Best Year of His Tenure (NY Post, Jun 26, 2008)
Charters Outperform Other Schools on State Tests (NY Post, Jun 25, 2008)
Teachers Bonuses Tied to Test Increases (NY Post, Jun 24, 2008)
Reading and Math Scores Rise Sharply Across N.Y. (NY Times, Jun 24, 2008)
State Math and Reading Exam Scores Released; Critics Question Improvements (Daily News, Jun 24, 2008)
Some Charge Administration With Education Inflation (NY Sun, Jun 23, 2008)
Comptroller Claims Schools Neglect Hearing, Vision Tests (NY 1, Jun 20, 2008)
Klein Seeks Power To Certify Teachers, Principals (NY Sun, Jun 20, 2008)
Chancellor Joel Klein is mulling a plan that for the first time would grant the Department of Education authority to certify teachers and principals. Certification is now done by universities, which act as partners even when it comes to alternative ways to enter the profession, such as Teach For America and the city's Teaching Fellows program. Mr. Klein spoke about the idea yesterday at a summit organized by a former Florida governor, Jeb Bush, according to his prepared PowerPoint presentation.
Gifted Programs in the City Are Less Diverse (NY Times, Jun 19, 2008)
Milk Vendors To Bid on Schools Boroughwide (NY Post, Jun 18, 2008)
Klein, Sharpton Ally on Achievement Gap (NY Sun, Jun 12, 2008)
Anointing themselves the "odd couple," City's schools chancellor, Joel Klein, and the Rev. Al Sharpton are teaming up to confront what they call the nation's most urgent civil rights issue: the educational achievement gap between white and minority students. The unlikely pairing of schools chief and activist appeared here yesterday with national education leaders to launch a coalition aimed at pressuring the presidential candidates to address racial disparities that persist in classrooms across the country.
Teachers Bonus Plan to Expand (NY Sun, Jun 9, 2008)
Background Checks Skipped at Day Care Centers (NY Post, Jun 9, 2008)
Principal Warns of Crane Construction Site (Daily News, Jun 9, 2008)
Leaders of Four 'F' Schools Are Now Up for Bonuses (NY Times, Jun 6, 2008)
Gotbaum Calls for Pre-K Admissions Overhaul (WNYC, Jun 5, 2008)
Klein Eyes the Rezoning of City School Districts (NY Sun, Jun 4, 2008)
'Sex' Star Leads Rally Against School Cuts (Daily News, Jun 3, 2008)
Cynthia Nixon, who stars in the TV hit-turned-blockbuster-movie, led a rally Monday of hundreds of parents and educators opposed to the cuts at Manhattan's Stuyvesant High School.
Tweed Charter School Probed for Doctoring Test Scores (NY Sun, Jun 2, 2008)
Financial Dispute Stalls Razing of College Building Damaged on 9/11 (NY Times, Jun 1, 2008)
City Approved Building to Get School (Daily News, May 31, 2008)
The city green-lighted the construction of the condo tower at the site of Friday's crane collapse as part of a deal to get a new middle school built for free.
Education Department's Phantom Cuts (NY Post, May 30, 2008)
Pre-K Enrollment Possibly Botched (NY Post, May 29, 2008)
Klein Finds Few Allies at Hearing (NY Times, May 28, 2008)
During a nearly four-hour hearing filled with skepticism that bordered on hostility, Schools Chancellor Joel Klein testified that the city badly needed more flexibility from the state to avoid significant cuts at dozens of public schools. But several council members said they found the argument difficult to believe. They also said that rather than appealing to the state, the Bloomberg administration should restore millions to the education budget to avoid the cuts.
City Scales Back Kindergarten Testing (NY Sun, May 28, 2008)
At a City Council hearing yesterday, Schools Chancellor Joel Klein said that, as a way to handle budget cuts, the school system will not test every kindergartner next year. Klein had previously said he had wanted the tests to screen students for gifted and talented programs.
Teachers Union Charges Misuse of "Rubber Room" (NY Sun, May 27, 2008)
City Says Best Schools May Suffer (NY Times, May 22, 2008)
Elite Schools Face Biggest Cuts Under New Budgets (NY Sun, May 22, 2008)
Principals Wait For Individual Budgets (NY Sun, May 21, 2008)
Politicians Ask Washington to Investigate Possible Toxins in Schools (NY Sun, May 19, 2008)
Despite Cell Phone Ban, Course Sees Them as Aid (NY Sun, May 16, 2008)
Rising Tuition at Religious Schools Affects City Families (NY Sun, May 14, 2008)
City Employees Allegedly Extorted $1 Million from School Bus Companies (NY Post, May 14, 2008)
Brooklyn Tech Alumni Pledge to Raise $21 Million for School (Daily News, May 13, 2008)
Teachers Union Honors Thompson (NY Sun, May 12, 2008)
Comptroller William Thompson Jr., a likely mayoral candidate, is being praised by a group that would be a useful endorsement and is moving to expand its influence, the United Federation of Teachers.
Parents Say Public Schools Overcrowded (Newsday, May 9, 2008)
Education Department, Union Clash Over Spending of State School Money (NY Sun, May 7, 2008)
A Look Into the Rubber Rooms (Daily News, May 5, 2008)
Union Defends Teacher Pool (NY Sun, May 5, 2008)
Endorsements and Congestion Pricing, School Names as Political Ads (NY Times, May 5, 2008)
Educators Will Fight Cuts (NY Sun, May 2, 2008)
Children Admitted to Gifted Programs Learn the Classes Don't Exist (NY Post, Apr 30, 2008)
Bloomberg Criticizes Paying 'Unassigned' Teachers (NY Post, Apr 30, 2008)
The city shouldn't have to pay unassigned teachers indefinitely - a side effect of the 2005 teachers' contract that will cost taxpayers a projected $81 million by June, Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday. Bloomberg's message came in response to a study warning that the pool of nearly 700 teachers who'd been cut from schools - but are paid full salary and benefits to serve as substitutes - would grow indefinitely.
$81 Million for Reserve of Teachers (NY Times, Apr 29, 2008)
New York City is paying $81 million over two years in salaries and benefits for teachers without permanent teaching jobs, according to a report being released on Tuesday.
Comptroller To Probe City's Class-Size Reduction Effort (, Apr 29, 2008)
Brooklyn Educator Labeled as Radical (NY Times, Apr 28, 2008)
Unresponsive Parent Coordinators (Daily News, Apr 24, 2008)
Schools Have To-Do Lists Ready After Record Influx in State Aid (NY Times, Apr 22, 2008)
Catholic School Teachers Plan to Strike Today (NY Post, Apr 15, 2008)
Angry Weingarten Prepares to Go National (Daily News, Apr 12, 2008)
Teachers union President Randi Weingarten used the long-anticipated announcement that she will seek the presidency of the nation's union to rip Chancellor Joel Klein and Mayor Michael Bloomberg over the city's plan to base teacher tenure on test scores, which was shot down by Albany. "No matter what they do to present themselves as children's protectors, the wolf under their sheepskin always shows through," she told thousands of members of the union.
Lacking Credits, Some Students Learn a Shortcut (NY Times, Apr 11, 2008)
Pre-Schoolers Exposed To Dangerous Conditions in Brooklyn (NY 1, Apr 11, 2008)
Gaps in School Gifted Program Rolls (NY Post, Apr 11, 2008)
Bloomberg 'Irate' Over Teacher Tenure (NY Post, Apr 10, 2008)
Broader Rule Sought to Pick Gifted Pupils (NY Times, Apr 10, 2008)
New York City and Long Island Schools Benefit From Deal in Albany (NY Times, Apr 10, 2008)
Teachers Union Spent $3 Million Lobbying Albany Last Year (NY Post, Apr 10, 2008)
One Third of City High Schools Get Failing Grades (Daily News, Apr 9, 2008)
Why Some NYC Black Parents Home School Their Sons (Village Voice, Apr 9, 2008)
Tenure and Test Scores (NY Times, Apr 9, 2008)
State lawmakers have decided to bar student test scores from being considered when teacher tenure determinations are made. The move, part of budget negotiations, was a setback to efforts by the mayor to hold teachers accountable by using student performance data, and a boon for the teachers’ unions, which hold enormous influence in the capital.
Legislators Balk at Tying Teacher Tenure to Student Tests (NY Times, Apr 9, 2008)
Public Funds for Principal Search (NY Post, Apr 8, 2008)
Area Catholic Teachers Time Protests to Pope's Visit (NY Sun, Apr 8, 2008)
11 High Schools Are Identified as Failing (City Room, Apr 8, 2008)
Catholic School Teachers Strike as Papal Visit Draws Near (NY Times, Apr 7, 2008)
Students Struggle to Write Proficiently (NY Sun, Apr 7, 2008)
Toxins Found in Schools (Daily News, Apr 7, 2008)
Window sills and door frames in dozens of city public schools contain a toxin that can lower IQ scores, causes asthma and is linked to cancer, a Daily News investigation has found.
Catholic Teacher Strike Today (NY Post, Apr 4, 2008)
Writing Mastery Eludes Majority In Eighth Grade (NY Sun, Apr 4, 2008)
Failure an Option for One in Four Students (NY Post, Apr 3, 2008)
Professors Go to Bat for Arab Principal (NY Post, Apr 3, 2008)
Battle Over Charter School Space Will Heat Up (NY Sun, Apr 3, 2008)
Weingarten Girds for a Broader Battlefield (NY Times, Apr 3, 2008)
Albany Move Would Block Bloomberg's School Cuts (Daily News, Mar 29, 2008)
The latest move in state budget gamesmanship would block Mayor Bloomberg from cutting public school costs - and result in the loss of 3,778 cops and 520 firefighters, a City Hall analysis shows.
Study: Few Complete Move Through Public School System (NY Sun, Mar 28, 2008)
Four-Fold Jump in Advanced Placement Applications (NY Post, Mar 27, 2008)
Klein Fights Changes in Tenure Law (NY Post, Mar 27, 2008)
NYU and Columbia Lose Students' Luster (Crain's, Mar 27, 2008)
Immigrants March for Schools and Housing (City Room, Mar 26, 2008)
Schools Score Low on Computer Access (NY Post, Mar 26, 2008)
City Streamlines Pre-K Application (Daily News, Mar 25, 2008)
Teachers Union in a Race to Avert a Revolt at Charter School (NY Sun, Mar 25, 2008)
Hey, Kids! Don’t Eat the New Lunch Trays (City Room, Mar 25, 2008)
Consulting Firm Gets Raise At Education Department (Daily News, Mar 24, 2008)
The Education Department gave a 9 percent pay raise this month to a controversial British consulting company that performs yearly evaluations of most city schools.
Appeals Court Rejects Claim by Arabic School Principal (Associated Press, Mar 21, 2008)
Klein Passionately Defends Advocacy Role (Daily News, Mar 21, 2008)
Klein, City Council Rethink Upcoming School Budget Cuts (NY 1, Mar 21, 2008)
School Chief Tells Council Deep Cuts Are Needed (NY Times, Mar 21, 2008)
Education Department Spares Poorest Schools from Budget Cuts (NY Post, Mar 21, 2008)
Thousands Protest Budget Cuts Aimed at City Schools (NY Times, Mar 20, 2008)
Calls to Education Department By Paterson Got Girlfriend Job (NY Post, Mar 20, 2008)
Higher Education Thriving in Brooklyn (Daily News, Mar 18, 2008)
Passing Eighth Grade Gets a Little Harder (NY Times, Mar 18, 2008)
Bill Would Bar Linking Class Test Scores to Tenure (NY Times, Mar 18, 2008)
Opposition to Promotion Policy Builds (NY Sun, Mar 17, 2008)
Few Teachers Trained in New Ed Curriculum (Corrected Link) (NY Post, Mar 16, 2008)
Teachers Want Less Reliance On Tests for Scoring Schools (NY Sun, Mar 14, 2008)
Klein Offers New School Funding Plan Alternative to Budget Cuts (Daily News, Mar 13, 2008)
More School Security Proposed (NY Sun, Mar 12, 2008)
In the wake of a school shooting at a Jewish seminary in Israel last week, a group of City Council members is proposing that the New York City Department of Education and the New York City Police Department provide to private and parochial schools all of the security services currently provided to public schools.
Columbia University to Offer Financial Aid to More Students (NY Times, Mar 11, 2008)
Several Catholic Schools to Close (Staten Island Advance, Mar 10, 2008)
At Charter School, Higher Teacher Pay (NY Times, Mar 7, 2008)
Trustees of Polytechnic University in Brooklyn Approve Merger With NYU (NY Times, Mar 7, 2008)
Mayor Pledges Arts Programs To Survive Cuts (NY Sun, Mar 7, 2008)
Fine Is Levied for Nepotism by Queens Principal (NY Sun, Mar 6, 2008)
A Cash Incentive for Good Grades (NY Times, Mar 5, 2008)
Next Question: Can Students Be Paid to Excel? (NY Times, Mar 5, 2008)
After 5 Years, City Council Holds First Hearing on Mayor’s Control of Public Schools (NY Times, Mar 4, 2008)
Since taking control of New York City’s 1,400 public schools, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has steadfastly maintained that centralized, mayoral oversight is critical to turning around the vast system. But that view came under sharp attack on Monday as the City Council held the first public hearing on the state law authorizing mayoral control.
Queens Library Gets $6 Million Gift for Adult Literacy (Daily News, Mar 4, 2008)
Education Department Proposes Changes in School Grades (NY Times, Feb 29, 2008)
Changes Eyed for School Report Cards (Daily News, Feb 29, 2008)
City To Revise Report Cards on the Schools (NY Sun, Feb 29, 2008)
Lawmakers Call for End to Education Department's Computer System (NY Post, Feb 29, 2008)
For 'A' Students in Some Brooklyn Schools, a Cellphone and 130 Free Minutes (NY Times, Feb 28, 2008)
$80 Million School Computer a 'Disaster,' Principals, Teachers Say (NY Post, Feb 27, 2008)
Plan to Tighten Eighth Grade Promotion Faces Opposition (NY Sun, Feb 27, 2008)
$80 Million School Computer Debacle (NY Post, Feb 27, 2008)
Mayoral Control of Schools Could Be Expanded Upstate (NY Sun, Feb 27, 2008)
Will Christine Quinn Stand Up to Commissioner Kelly? (Village Voice, Feb 26, 2008)
Desegregation Order Lifted From Brooklyn School (NY Times, Feb 23, 2008)
City Announces 52 New Schools (NY Times, Feb 22, 2008)
Schools Text Alert Plan (NY Post, Feb 22, 2008)
City Students Illegally Pushed Out of School Due of Age (Daily News, Feb 22, 2008)
Mayor Defends Early Pension for Teachers (NY Post, Feb 17, 2008)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended a bill now before the governor that would allow current teachers to retire with full pension benefits five years earlier than current law allows.
For City’s Schoolteachers, Retirement May Be Closer (NY Times, Feb 17, 2008)
Preliminary Mayor's Management Report (, Feb 15, 2008)
An interim look at the performance of various city agencies was released yesterday in a report called the Preliminary Mayor's Management Report. Published annually, it takes a look at the city's performance in the first four months of the fiscal year and forecasts performance expectations. Much of the information can be broken down by individual agency, issue, or community. Some significant highlights were: Sewer back up complaints jumped by 23 percent; the average response time to heat complaints rose by 50 percent (although stays within the goal of seven hours); and major felony crimes in schools were nearly a third lower than the same quarter last year.
State Leads Nation in Advance Placement Test Scores (Associated Press, Feb 15, 2008)
Hundreds Rally Against Education Budget Cuts (NY 1, Feb 15, 2008)
Teachers Get Big Gift From State GOP (NY Sun, Feb 15, 2008)
Liu Blames Bloomberg for School Cuts (NY Observer, Feb 14, 2008)
City Teachers Union Chief May Seek National Post (NY Times, Feb 13, 2008)
Education Department Seeks End to Racial Quota at Brooklyn School (NY Sun, Feb 13, 2008)
A Reversal on School Vouchers, Then a Tempest (NY Times, Feb 13, 2008)
City Moves to Overturn 1974 Ruling on Race (NY Times, Feb 13, 2008)
Smart Land Deals a Cornerstone of Free Tuition at Cooper Union (NY Times, Feb 13, 2008)
Schools Go Burger Free (Newsday, Feb 11, 2008)
Quinn To Woo Teachers With Bonus Pay (Daily Politics, Feb 11, 2008)
More Students Offered Seats (NY Post, Feb 9, 2008)
More students than ever have been offered a coveted seat in the fall at the city's nine specialized high schools, the Department of Education announced yesterday.
Ax Looms for "Lead Teacher" Program (Daily News, Feb 8, 2008)
City Fines Five Former Department of Education Staffers (NY Post, Feb 8, 2008)
Ethics Inquiry Postpones NYU Merger With Polytechnic (NY Times, Feb 8, 2008)
Schools Ready for Budget Cut Fight (NY Post, Feb 8, 2008)
6 City Schools Designated by the State as Failing (NY Times, Feb 7, 2008)
Failing Middle Schools (NY Post, Feb 7, 2008)
State Raises Consequences For Failing Schools (NY Sun, Feb 7, 2008)
Court Panel Questions School Ban on Phones (NY Times, Feb 7, 2008)
Prospective Teachers Will Have Essay to Write Before City Hires Them (Daily News, Feb 7, 2008)
City Gets Grilled on Ouster of Arab School's Principal (Daily News, Feb 6, 2008)
A federal appeals court panel Tuesday grilled city lawyers over the way officials handled the ouster of the principal of a controversial Arabic-language school.
Federal Investigation Into CUNY's 'Black Male Initiative' Widens (NY Sun, Feb 5, 2008)
Judges Criticize City's Handling of Arabic School's Principal (Associated Press, Feb 5, 2008)
Vallone Defends Homework Resolution (Politicker, Feb 4, 2008)
Principals Told to Cut Budgets by 1.7 Percent (Daily News, Feb 1, 2008)
Judge Voids City Plan to Let Private Schools Build and Use Fields on Randalls Island (NY Post, Feb 1, 2008)
Budget Cuts Raise Wrath of Principals (NY Times, Feb 1, 2008)
Principals across New York City turned on their computers Thursday morning to discover that because of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s new budget proposal, their budgets had been slashed overnight by sums ranging from $9,000 to $447,587. And they reacted with unvarnished fury, while frantically scouring for places to cut spending.
Deal Over Randalls Island Sports Fields Is Voided (NY Times, Feb 1, 2008)
School Choice Rules Increase Parental Anxiety (Village Voice, Feb 1, 2008)
Change at Top for Bad City Schools (Daily News, Jan 31, 2008)
Budget Cuts at Schools Begin (NY Post, Jan 31, 2008)
Stuyvesant Shines In Top Science Contest (NY Sun, Jan 31, 2008)
Measure to Limit Homework (NY Sun, Jan 30, 2008)
The amount of homework public school teachers can give would be limited to 10 minutes a grade a night under a new resolution being introduced to the City Council.
City to Change Way of Choosing, Rating Principals (NY Times, Jan 30, 2008)
The Bloomberg administration is overhauling the way the Department of Education selects and evaluates public school principals, making the system more centralized and trying to shake up a system where, officials say, a vast majority of principals routinely get satisfactory evaluations. The changes come as the administration has given its principals unprecedented power over decisions like how they spend their budgets, train their teachers and educate their students.
Tests for Principals Planned (Daily News, Jan 30, 2008)
Educators hoping to become a city principal will now have to pass a rigorous test before they'll be considered for the job.
City Centralizes Hiring Process for Principals (NY Times, Jan 30, 2008)
Communities and Private Schools Clash (Newsday, Jan 28, 2008)
Klein Reacts to Cuffed Kid (Daily News, Jan 26, 2008)
Schools Chancellor Joel Klein called the handcuffing of a Queens kindergartner "troubling" Friday, but stopped short of condemning the practice.
Five Year-Old Boy Handcuffed in School (Daily News, Jan 25, 2008)
Bloomberg Not A Fan Of Property Tax Cap, Little Sympathy For Albany (Daily Politics, Jan 25, 2008)
Entry Process Is Simplified at City Schools (NY Times, Jan 24, 2008)
Mayor Expected To Call For Education Department Cuts (NY Sun, Jan 24, 2008)
School Expansion May Be Kindergarten Model (NY Sun, Jan 24, 2008)
New York Measuring Teachers by Test Scores (NY Times, Jan 24, 2008)
City Could Try Extending School Day or Year (Daily News, Jan 23, 2008)
Pilot Project Uses Students Tests Scores to Assess Teachers (, Jan 22, 2008)
The Department of Education has launched an experiment to evaluate teachers based on their students' scores on standardized tests.
Parents Demand Middle School Changes (NY Sun, Jan 22, 2008)
Examining the Drop-Out Rate (City Limits, Jan 22, 2008)
Union Attacks Evaluation Method (NY Post, Jan 22, 2008)
United Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten promised a full-arsenal fight if the Department of Education attempts to judge individual teachers based on their students' test scores.
Should Student Test Scores Measure a Teacher’s Value? (City Room, Jan 22, 2008)
Many Parents Angry About Their School's Grade (Associated Press, Jan 21, 2008)
Investigation of Study Programs Widens (NY Times, Jan 21, 2008)
Lower Aid Increase Planned for Schools in New York City (NY Times, Jan 21, 2008)
'Crisis' for Latino and Black Kids (NY Post, Jan 21, 2008)
Mayor Annonuces New Education Policies (NY Times, Jan 18, 2008)
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Thursday unveiled strict new criteria for promotion to high school that could, if current testing patterns hold, put nearly a quarter of New York City’s eighth graders in danger of spending an extra year in middle school.
School Choice Isn’t Enough (City Journal, Jan 18, 2008)
Which Rising Star Will Be 'Next Randi Weingarten'? (NY Sun, Jan 17, 2008)
A Queens High School With 3,600 Students, and Room for Just 1,800 (NY Times, Jan 16, 2008)
12 More Charter Schools Headed for Approval (NY Post, Jan 15, 2008)
School System Moves to End Quotas (NY Post, Jan 15, 2008)
Hours after an Indian couple filed a class-action suit challenging the racial quotas that kept their daughter out of an elite Brooklyn public school, the Department of Education announced yesterday that it will seek to end the quotas.
State to Audit No-Bid Award of City’s School Contracts (NY Times, Jan 12, 2008)
Jail Middle School Nixed (NY Post, Jan 12, 2008)
A city councilman's bizarre plan to open a public middle school on the grounds of a Brooklyn jail has been placed on death row.
State Gets Top Education Rating (NY Post, Jan 11, 2008)
Education Department to Award its Largest Ever No-Bid Contract (Daily News, Jan 11, 2008)
Plan to Locate Middle School in Brooklyn House of Detention (Brooklyn Papers, Jan 11, 2008)
State Teachers’ Union Is Leery of Effort to Limit Taxes (NY Times, Jan 11, 2008)
Judge Queries Plan to Give Private Schools Priority on Randalls Island (NY Times, Jan 11, 2008)
Harlem Residents To Square Off Vs. City Over Randalls Island (NY Sun, Jan 10, 2008)
City Names New Principal for English-Arabic School (NY Sun, Jan 9, 2008)
Disabled Woman's Education to End (Daily News, Jan 9, 2008)
School Misconduct Breaks Record (Daily News, Jan 8, 2008)
Teachers Union Fights Parking Cutback (NY Sun, Jan 7, 2008)
Days after Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to slash the number of parking permits handed out to city employees, the teachers union is objecting.
School Bus Citations Soar (Daily News, Jan 6, 2008)
Safety violations on school buses have skyrocketed since the Daily News revealed bus companies were routinely receiving tips ahead of time about "surprise" inspections.
Extra State Money for City Schools Threatened (NY Sun, Jan 4, 2008)
Private Schools To Be Reimbursed for Attendance Program (NY Sun, Jan 4, 2008)
Cash Rewards for Schools Stirs Debate (NY Sun, Jan 4, 2008)
Critics Assail School Test Schedule (NY Sun, Dec 31, 2007)
Firm Offers Free Online Lesson Plans for Teachers (NY Sun, Dec 26, 2007)
Albany Adds 60 Schools to City List of Failures (NY Times, Dec 21, 2007)
Red Tape Leaves Tots Without Pre-Kindergarten Schools (NY Sun, Dec 21, 2007)
Charter Schools Receive Their First Report Cards (NY Times, Dec 20, 2007)
Small Bite Out of Class Sizes (Daily News, Dec 20, 2007)
Classes Still Larger Than Allowed by Union Contract (NY Post, Dec 20, 2007)
How a Middle School Can Be ‘Dangerous’ and Still Get an A (NY Times, Dec 19, 2007)
205 Schools Accept Plan for Bonus Pay (NY Times, Dec 19, 2007)
Troubled Manhattan Commercial College to Close (NY Times, Dec 19, 2007)
'Laundromat Tour' Pushed School Ratings (NY Sun, Dec 19, 2007)
Special Education Gets a System Boost (Daily News, Dec 19, 2007)
School Grades Still Cause for Concern (City Limits, Dec 18, 2007)
Report to Urge Sweeping Change for SUNY System (NY Times, Dec 17, 2007)
A proposal would allow New York State’s public colleges to raise tuition without the approval of the Legislature.
New York State Theater to Close for Repairs in 2008 (NY Times, Dec 17, 2007)
The New York State Theater will go dark during New York City Opera’s 2008-9 season so that it can be renovated, and City Opera will perform at sites yet to be determined.
Corruption Found in School Bus System (Daily News, Dec 13, 2007)
Testing Discrepancies Examined (NY Sun, Dec 13, 2007)
Staten Island School Administrator Tampered with Tests (NY Post, Dec 13, 2007)
Dumb Down Class, Asks Principal Memo (Daily News, Dec 13, 2007)
Former City School Bus Supervisor Arrested (NY Sun, Dec 13, 2007)
Extra Test Time for Pupils Spurs Push for Standards (NY Sun, Dec 12, 2007)
City Fighting Harder Not to Pay for Special Ed at Private School (NY Times, Dec 12, 2007)
NYU Expansion Plans (The Villager, Dec 12, 2007)
Manhattan Private Schools No Longer Rely on Legacies (NY Sun, Dec 11, 2007)
Council Members Question Report Cards (NY Times, Dec 11, 2007)
The architect of the city’s new system that assigns grades to public schools faced fierce criticism yesterday at a hearing before the City Council’s Education Committee, whose members blasted the evaluations as unfair, reductive and a maze of statistics.
Defending School Report Cards, Over a Chorus of Boos (NY Times, Dec 11, 2007)
More Schools Being Closed for Low Score (NY Times, Dec 10, 2007)
City education officials said yesterday that they planned to close three additional schools: Franklin K. Lane High School in Brooklyn; the Bronx Coalition Community High School; and P.S. 183, the Daniel Chappie James Elementary School in Brooklyn. They join 10 others that the Department of Education has decided to close after they received poor marks on the new A-through-F report cards.
Encouraging Minority Students to Pursue a Career in Medicine (NY Times, Dec 9, 2007)
More Schools Being Closed for Low Score (NY Times, Dec 8, 2007)
Charter School's Caribbean Rewards Are Criticized (NY Sun, Dec 7, 2007)
Most Campuses Restrict Free Speech, Report Finds (NY Sun, Dec 7, 2007)
Benjamin Banneker and PS 304 Added To List Of Schools Set To Close (NY Sun, Dec 7, 2007)
'Arabic' Principal Fights On (NY Post, Dec 7, 2007)
Special Ed Enrollment in Small High Schools (WNYC, Dec 6, 2007)
Parents Press for ACORN Principal's Ouster (NY Sun, Dec 6, 2007)
Ex-Principal of Arabic School Loses Round in Court (Daily News, Dec 6, 2007)
Two More Schools to Close for Bad Performance (NY Times, Dec 6, 2007)
Six Schools to be Shut (NY Times, Dec 5, 2007)
In the first fallout from the Bloomberg administration’s controversial new school report cards, the city named six schools yesterday that will be shut down after earning Ds and Fs.
Teachers Now Oppose Housing Plan (NY Times, Dec 4, 2007)
Inflatable Rat Plans for Weingarten Scrapped (Daily Politics, Dec 4, 2007)
Dating-Related Violence Rises Among Teenagers (City Room, Dec 3, 2007)
Teachers Back Experimental Plan to Link Pay to Test Scores (NY Sun, Nov 29, 2007)
No Cheers For Delayed Education Funds (Daily Politics, Nov 29, 2007)
Council Member Calls for Limits On Homework (NY Sun, Nov 28, 2007)
Queens Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. plans to introduce a resolution calling on the Department of Education to limit homework to 2 1/2 hours per night and to create one homework-free night per week. He said his two daughters are routinely swamped with homework and stuck at home, slogging through it.
Spitzer Orders Charters To Pay Union Wages (NY Sun, Nov 28, 2007)
Class Size Critics Say Do More (NY Post, Nov 28, 2007)
Lawmaker Eyes Ban on Student Lunchtime Driving (NY Sun, Nov 27, 2007)
Students Want Sex Ed (AM New York, Nov 27, 2007)
Lawmaker: Ban Student Driving During School Hours (Newsday, Nov 26, 2007)
Following the recent deaths of three teenagers from Smithtown in a car crash during school lunch hour, a Queens assemblyman is proposing legislation that would close high school campuses statewide to teen drivers.
Green Thumbs for Silver Spoons (New York Magazine, Nov 25, 2007)
Are Condos Bad for Schools? (New York Magazine, Nov 25, 2007)
City Students Got Break on National Test (NY Sun, Nov 21, 2007)
City Bows to State on a School Improvement Plan (NY Times, Nov 20, 2007)
Texas Drops Math Curriculum that New York City Mandates (NY Sun, Nov 20, 2007)
Action Filed Over School Admissions (NY Times, Nov 20, 2007)
Fired Principal of Arabic School Sues City (City Room, Nov 20, 2007)
Mayor's Agenda Intact Under Spitzer Education Contract (NY Sun, Nov 19, 2007)
A new education funding contract Governor Spitzer is announcing today extracts some concessions from New York City, but the changes are not seen as likely to affect Mr. Bloomberg's main policy agenda.
Columbia Meets Some Striker Demands (Columbia Spectator, Nov 16, 2007)
Little Progress for City Schools on National Test (NY Times, Nov 16, 2007)
New York City’s eighth graders have made no significant progress in reading and math since Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg took control of the city schools, according to federal test scores released yesterday, in contrast with the largely steady gains that have been recorded on state tests.
When the Gown Devours the Town (City Room, Nov 16, 2007)
New Effort to Remove Bad Teachers (NY Times, Nov 15, 2007)
City Students Stalled on National Education Tests (NY Sun, Nov 15, 2007)
Schools Being Closed Did Not Receive Report Cards (Daily News, Nov 14, 2007)
City Unveils Environmentally Friendly School (NY Post, Nov 14, 2007)
Bake Sale Protests Toxic School Locations (Metro, Nov 13, 2007)
Pilot Program To Use Cell Phones to Inspire (NY Times, Nov 13, 2007)
Mayor Threatens to Halt U.N. Visits on Safety Concerns (NY Sun, Nov 13, 2007)
Brooklyn Tech Gets B (NY Post, Nov 13, 2007)
Elite City Schools Nearly Graded "C" (Village Voice, Nov 9, 2007)
Bard President to Meet With City Over C Grade (NY Times, Nov 9, 2007)
Thousands of Students Receive Cash Rewards (NY Post, Nov 8, 2007)
Parents React to School Grades (NY Times, Nov 7, 2007)
The day after the city announced the grades, and over coffee, during play dates and on Internet chat sites, parents across the city discussed the meaning of the grades, which are based on a complex calculation giving the most weight to how individual students improved in a year’s time on standardized state tests, and compare schools with similar populations as judged by demographics and incoming students’ test scores
School Grades Could Affect Home Prices (Daily News, Nov 7, 2007)
Homeowners and real estate agents are bracing for the fallout from the city's decision to give letter grades for the first time to all public schools. Several schools long-considered to be among the best - so much so that they affect property values - earned less than stellar grades.
More Ratings for City Schools (NY Sun, Nov 7, 2007)
Two companies known for their guides to colleges will rate some New York City high schools. Princeton Review has released "Best New York City Private & Selective Public High Schools," a book that includes profiles of more than 70 schools, and in December U.S. News & World Report magazine will release a ranking of America's 500 best high schools.
Charter Schools Did Not Get Grades (NY Post, Nov 7, 2007)
While the city graded 1,224 public schools, report cards for its 60 charter schools were stamped with a different mark: incomplete. That's because charter schools don't measure student, teacher and parent satisfaction using the same Department of Education surveys, officials say.
How Good Schools Flunk (Daily News, Nov 7, 2007)
A look at the factors that could result in a highly regarded school like Public School 35 on Staten Island - where students annually ace state reading and math exams - getting an F from the city.
School Report Cards Out, 50 Fail (NY Sun, Nov 6, 2007)
New York Schools Brace to Be Scored, A to F (NY Times, Nov 4, 2007)
This week marks the release of report cards from the Education Department that will, for the first time, grade New York City schools on a scale of A through F.
Schools to Get Letter Grades Next Week (Associated Press, Nov 2, 2007)
Cellphones as a Reward for Good Schoolwork (NY Times, Nov 1, 2007)
University Systems Aim To Cut Achievement Gaps (NY Sun, Nov 1, 2007)
Education Department Tries to Discredit Critic (NY Sun, Oct 31, 2007)
A scathing opinion piece deriding Diane Ravitch, a leading education historian and critic of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's education policies, was generated with the help of city officials, sources said yesterday.
Schools to Limit Gifted Program (NY Times, Oct 30, 2007)
Doctors Missed Deadly Infection (NY Post, Oct 30, 2007)
Harlem Church Sues for Right To Run Charter (NY Sun, Oct 26, 2007)
And Now, Merit Pay for Bureaucrats (NY Sun, Oct 26, 2007)
Schools Embrace Environment and Sow Debate (NY Times, Oct 25, 2007)
Thompson, Administration Clash on Schools (Daily News, Oct 24, 2007)
City Comptroller William Thompson got a tongue-lashing from education officials on Tuesday after he said the jury is still out on whether Mayor Michael Bloomberg's changes in the school system have made much of a difference to students.
Thompson Gives City Vocational Schools Failing Grade (NY 1, Oct 24, 2007)
At a speech to the Association for a Better New York, City Comptroller Bill Thompson "criticized the city for its waning support for career and technical education. He said vocational schools are more successful than other high schools in keeping students in class until Graduation Day. His office reports vocational schools lack funding, qualified teachers, and up-to-date equipment."
Free After-School Program to Add Thousands of Kids (NY Post, Oct 19, 2007)
Teachers Agree to Bonus Pay Tied to Scores (NY Times, Oct 18, 2007)
Deal on Teacher Merit Pay May Sway National Debate (NY Sun, Oct 18, 2007)
Khalil Gibran Founding Principal Says Officials Forced Her Out (Daily Politics, Oct 17, 2007)
Getting Locally Grown Carrots Onto Students' Lunchtrays (NY Times, Oct 17, 2007)
Plunge in Applicants for College Anticipated (NY Sun, Oct 17, 2007)
City Students Will Cash In For Top Test Scores (NY Sun, Oct 15, 2007)
New York City public school students will have another opportunity to turn high test scores into cash this year, thanks to a private project that is offering as much as $1,000 for a top score on an exam.
Student's Personal Records Thought to be Stolen End up at Daily News (Daily News, Oct 11, 2007)
Safety Agents Are Defended After Two Arrests at City School (NY Times, Oct 11, 2007)
Charter School Chief Chosen (NY Sun, Oct 10, 2007)
After nine months without an executive director, the city's charter school office will get a new leader this month -- Michael Thomas Duffy, who now runs an inner-city charter school in Boston
Principal Arrested at Manhattan School (NY Post, Oct 10, 2007)
Police arrested a principal at his Manhattan high school yesterday after he wrestled with security guards in an attempt to stop them from embarrassing a student by marching her out of the building in handcuffs, according to police.
Principal’s Arrest Puts Focus on Police in Schools (NY Times, Oct 10, 2007)
A Manhattan high school principal was arrested a day before a City Council hearing into the training and conduct of school security agents who work under the jurisdiction of the Police Department although they patrol city schools. Parents and principals have claimed that students sometimes are arrested for simple misbehavior.
Principals Brace For School Grades (Daily News, Oct 9, 2007)
City Wins Bike Friendly Award (Daily News, Oct 9, 2007)
City Hall Academy Closes (NY Times, Oct 6, 2007)
When City Hall Academy opened in 2003 as a center devoted to teaching New York City’s history, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg made sure it was ensconced on the ground floor of Education Department headquarters to symbolize his passion for improving the schools.
Schools Pay Big Markup for Custodial Supplies (NY Sun, Oct 5, 2007)
Pre-K Boost On Hold (Chief-Leader, Oct 5, 2007)
City Will Help Pension Plans Build Housing for Teachers (NY Times, Oct 5, 2007)
City Is Pushing Colleges To Expand Into Poorer Areas (NY Sun, Oct 4, 2007)
Academics Will Assess City Schools (NY Times, Oct 3, 2007)
High Court Seems To Tilt Toward City on Special Ed (NY Sun, Oct 2, 2007)
School Buses to Get GPS Technology (Associated Press, Sep 28, 2007)
State Students See Mixed Results on National Test (NY Post, Sep 26, 2007)
Comptroller: Special Education Busing Still Delayed (NY Post, Sep 25, 2007)
Class Size Reduction Small, Says Report (NY Sun, Sep 25, 2007)
Teachers Union Says City Has Fewer Overcrowded Classes (Daily News, Sep 21, 2007)
High School Violence Undercounted (Daily News, Sep 20, 2007)
Push to Reinstate Khalil Gibran School's Principal (Newsday, Sep 20, 2007)
Charter School Audit Flunks City (NY Post, Sep 20, 2007)
City Schools Win Prestigious Education Prize (NY Sun, Sep 19, 2007)
New School Plans New Building on Fifth Avenue (Metro, Sep 19, 2007)
Mayor Challenged on Class Size Statements (NY Sun, Sep 12, 2007)
Some city education advocates want Mayor Bloomberg to correct his statements saying that lowering class sizes is not the top priority of public school parents, but the mayor is not budging. The dispute stems from how each side views the results of a recent citywide parent survey and is the latest round in an ongoing battle over whether the Department of Education should place more emphasis on reducing the number of students in city classrooms.
Stated Meeting: Jamaica Rezoned to Create Transit Hub (Gotham Gazette, Sep 11, 2007)
Klein to Probe School 911 Policy (Daily News, Sep 11, 2007)
Quinn Clashes With Bloomberg Over Cell Phone Ban (NY Sun, Sep 11, 2007)
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn refused to rule out the possibility that the council would sue Mayor Bloomberg to force compliance with a new law that says students have the right to carry cell phones to and from school.
UFT Finds State Reading Tests to be Dumbed Down (NY Sun, Sep 7, 2007)
Schools Survey Reveals Variety Of Wants (NY 1, Sep 7, 2007)
City Hires Record Number of Teachers (Crain's, Sep 6, 2007)
Klein to Give Graduation Rates and Test Scores to Independent Auditors (Daily News, Sep 6, 2007)
Arabic School Opens Smoothly (Newsday, Sep 5, 2007)
Advocates Call for Independent Audit of School Testing (Daily News, Sep 5, 2007)
School House Doors Greet Policy Changes (NY Times, Sep 5, 2007)
Gifted, Talented Seats Go Unfilled (NY Post, Sep 4, 2007)
Schools to Open with Big Changes (NY Times, Sep 3, 2007)
Principals of the city’s 1,500 public schools will face an entirely new world when more than 1 million schoolchildren return to classes Sept. 4. Traditional superintendents’ offices have been eliminated and principals will be evaluated on the basis of a wide array of data and will have greater control over how they run their schools.
Third UFT Charter School Moves Forward (NY Sun, Aug 31, 2007)
NYU Plans a Branch in Abu Dhabi (NY Times, Aug 31, 2007)
Months After Shakeup, Teachers at Alternative Schools Still Without Jobs (Daily News, Aug 30, 2007)
Sex Offender Barred From Staten Island College (Metro, Aug 29, 2007)
City's SAT Scores Sink (NY Post, Aug 29, 2007)
Education Department Fixes Busing Rules (Daily News, Aug 27, 2007)
Education officials are tweaking several of the school bus eligibility rules that turned last year's route shakeup into a full-blown fiasco.
NYC Schools in 'Best College Towns' (Crain's, Aug 23, 2007)
Rookie Teachers Get Pep Talk From Schools Officials (NY 1, Aug 23, 2007)
Community Board Votes Against Columbia University Expansion (Newsday, Aug 22, 2007)
More Schools on Dangerous List (NY Times, Aug 22, 2007)
New York State education officials announced a list of 27 schools considered dangerous and all but two of them are in New York City. The number of city school considered dangerous rose sharply from 14 to 25, a rise the state attributed largely to better reporting.
City Disputes Dangerous Schools List (NY Sun, Aug 22, 2007)
City officials are downplaying a new list of "persistently dangerous" schools that the state Education Department nearly doubled yesterday, expanding the number to 25 from 14.
City Caters to Potential High School Dropouts (NY Times, Aug 21, 2007)
The Battle to Build New Schools (City Limits, Aug 21, 2007)
Protests Over Arab Leader's Oust (NY Times, Aug 21, 2007)
Quinn Chooses Congestion Commission Appointees (NY Sun, Aug 21, 2007)
The Speaker of the City Council, Christine Quinn, has chosen three non-elected officials to sit on the 17-member congestion pricing commission, council sources said.
Education Department Distances Itself From Khalil Gibran Rally (NY Sun, Aug 20, 2007)
The city's Department of Education is distancing itself from a rally in support of one of its own schools, the Arabic-language Khalil Gibran International Academy set to open in Brooklyn in two weeks.
Klein See Three R's For Three-Year-Olds (NY Post, Aug 19, 2007)
As Joel Klein reminisced about his first five years as the city's schools chancellor last week, he envisioned a future with kids starting school sooner - as young as age 3.
The Hard Life of a New York City Teaching Fellow (Village Voice, Aug 15, 2007)
Plans for New Arabic School Aroused Old Prejudices, Rivalries (NY Times, Aug 15, 2007)
Plan Presented for Low Performing Middle Schools (NY Times, Aug 14, 2007)
New Leader for Arabic School (NY Times, Aug 14, 2007)
Queens Library Number One in the Country (NY Sun, Aug 14, 2007)
Head of City’s Arabic School Steps Down Under Pressure (Newsday, Aug 13, 2007)
Debbie Almontaser stepped down as the principal of Khalil Gibran International Academy after she was quoted defending the use of the word “intifada” as a T-shirt slogan.
Many Students Shun Free Breakfast (Daily News, Aug 8, 2007)
CUNY Attempts To Boost Its Competitive Status in City (NY Sun, Jul 30, 2007)
City University of New York's ratcheting-up of admissions standards is its latest attempt to put its top-tier colleges in the same league as private universities such as New York University and Columbia.
More Spin than Substance: A Conservative Critic on Mayoral Control of Schools (City Journal, Jul 27, 2007)
Mayoral Control of Schools Could End or Change in 2009 (NY Sun, Jul 27, 2007)
Bloomberg to Veto Cell Phone Bill (NY Post, Jul 27, 2007)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said yesterday that he would veto a bill passed by City Council Wednesday that would allow city public school students to bring their cell phones to and from schools, though not necessarily have the cell phones in school. Bloomberg said the bill does not change anything and exceeds council’s authority by interfering in the running of the schools.
Bloomberg Gets Higher Marks for Schools (NY Post, Jul 27, 2007)
The number of people who think mayoral control of schools under Michael Bloomberg has been a success has shot up dramatically in the last three months, according to a poll released yesterday.
Fordham Plans Expansion of Lincoln Square Campus (NY Sun, Jul 26, 2007)
City to Battle Supreme Court Over Education (NY Sun, Jul 20, 2007)
Plan for School Funds Will Set Targets for Class Size, Klein Says (NY Post, Jul 18, 2007)
Area Residents Fight Queens College Dormitory (Metro, Jul 18, 2007)
Klein's Spending Plan Meets Opposition (NY Sun, Jul 16, 2007)
The city schools chancellor could face a showdown tonight as he sends Albany a final proposal for how the city will spend an influx of new state funds.
City School System Gets $80 Million Donation (, Jul 15, 2007)
The New York City school system netted about $80 million in private donations in Fiscal Year 2007.
Advocates Criticize City Plan to Spend State Education Money (NY Sun, Jul 11, 2007)
Summer Meals Program at Some Schools to End Before Summer Does (Metro, Jul 11, 2007)
Department of Education To Hire 1,300 New Teachers (NY Post, Jul 9, 2007)
The city wants to hire 1,300 new teachers to reduce class sizes, using some of the millions of dollars in extra school funding it wrangled from the state, the Department of Education said yesterday.
Deptartment of Education Looks to Protect Student Computer Data (NY Post, Jul 6, 2007)
Class-Size Plan Would Add 1,300 Teachers (NY Sun, Jul 6, 2007)
Bowing to new state regulations, the city is releasing a plan to reduce class size in the public schools that would spend $106 million to hire at least 1,300 new teachers and create 400 new classrooms next year.
Small Schools Are Ahead in Graduation (NY Post, Jul 2, 2007)
Most of the small public high schools set up by the Bloomberg administration have made considerable advances over the large high schools they replaced.
City Schools Untouched by Supreme Court Race Ruling (Daily News, Jun 29, 2007)
Chancellor Wants to Eliminate Race from High School Admission Tests (NY Post, Jun 26, 2007)
State, City Math Scores Rise (NY Times, Jun 13, 2007)
Math scores for students across New York State improved significantly this year, pushed higher by consistent performance gains in New York City, according to scores on the annual statewide math exam released by state officials today.
(NY Sun, Jun 13, 2007)
New York City's progress on the state math test brings it closer to closing a historic gap with statewide averages. In 2002, the city-state gap for fourth-graders was 16 percentage points. This year it was just six, and the eighth-grade gap fell to 13 points from 18 in 2002.
Bronx School Sees Big Improvement (, Jun 13, 2007)
Eighth-graders at Crotona Park West School in the Bronx posted the most improved scores in the city on the state math test - from zero students passing last year to 41.1 percent passing this year.
Math Scores Rise for Students in Grades 3 to 8 (Daily News, Jun 12, 2007)
A Plan to Pay for Top Scores on Some Tests Gains Ground (NY Times, Jun 11, 2007)
Roland G. Fryer, a 30-year-old Harvard economist known for his study of racial inequality in schools, is back in New York to again promote a big idea: Pay students cash for high scores on standardized tests and their performance might improve. And he has captured the attention of Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
Crime Drops Since Police Began Patrolling School Hallways (Daily News, Jun 11, 2007)
Crime in the city's public schools has dropped by a third since the NYPD began patrolling the hallways - a clear sign that the police are doing something right, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says.
School Officials Consider Cash Incentives for Student Achievement (Daily News, Jun 8, 2007)
Council Overrides Whistleblower Veto (Daily News, Jun 7, 2007)
City Council rejected Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of a bill to extend whistleblower protection to any city employee who reports conduct or actions that put the health, safety or educational welfare of children at risk or in jeopardy, despite allegations the bill was redundant.
Merit Pay Set for Two Union Schools (NY Sun, Jun 7, 2007)
Two unionized schools are among the 10 in the city set to begin a merit-pay plan next year, but the plan could face resistance from the union, the United Federation of Teachers.
City Law Would Expand Whistleblower Shield (NY Sun, Jun 5, 2007)
The City Council is expected to override a mayoral veto today, voting into law a bill aimed at protecting city employees who report when a child is facing "educational harm."
City To Revamp Schools for Troubled Students (Daily News, May 25, 2007)
The city is revamping its schools for troubled students and axing several failing programs - including schools for pregnant girls, officials said.
Reading Scores Mixed (NY Sun, May 23, 2007)
Scores Down, City Officials Blame Feds (Daily News, May 23, 2007)
City Defends How It Measures High School Graduation Rates (NY Post, May 22, 2007)
Public School Playgrounds Open for Summer (NY Post, May 18, 2007)
Teachers Union Members May Grow 25 Percent (NY Sun, May 18, 2007)
School Taxes Soar, Despite State Aid Hike (NY Sun, May 17, 2007)
This year's record increase in state education aid didn't stop school districts from raising local property taxes, as voters across the state yesterday overwhelmingly approved bigger budgets and higher tax levies to pay for the extra spending.
Parents Say School Changes Happening Too Quickly (Inside Schools, May 16, 2007)
Arabic School Finds New Home (NY Times, May 10, 2007)
New School Budgets Announced (NY Times, May 9, 2007)
Schools Chancellor Joel Klein released next year’s budgets for New York City’s more than 1,400 public schools yesterday, using a new, simpler financing system that seeks to give more money to schools serving low-achieving students, children from low-income families and those who speak limited English.
Brooklyn School Is Dropped as Site of Arabic Academy (NY Post, May 5, 2007)
Responding to an outcry from parents, the city yesterday dropped plans to have a Brooklyn elementary school share its building with a new Arabic-language secondary school.
City Students Lag in Regents Diplomas (NY Sun, May 4, 2007)
A Lack of Interest (and Candidates) in New System (NY Times, Apr 30, 2007)
Elections begin on Monday for the 34 parent councils that replaced New York City’s community school boards when Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg won control of the school system in 2002.
Higher Graduation Rates in City, but (, Apr 26, 2007)
Half of New York City’s high school students graduated on time in June 2006, up from 47 percent the year before, according to figures released yesterday by the New York State Education Department.
In Harlem, Bush Praises Charter Schools (NY Sun, Apr 25, 2007)
President Bush Visits Charter School in Harlem (NY Sun, Apr 24, 2007)
Department of Education May Allow Principals To Expels Parents from PTAs (NY Post, Apr 23, 2007)
Principals may soon have the power to expel parents from PTAs. The city Department of Education is mulling a stunning policy change that would allow principals to ban parents from the volunteer.
Bloomberg Compromises on School Funding (NY Times, Apr 20, 2007)
Ceding ground to the city teachers’ union, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced changes yesterday to his plan for a new school budgeting system. The changes mean that it will be harder and take longer for the mayor to redistribute senior teachers, who tend to cluster in middle-class neighborhoods, more evenly across the school system.
Investigators Question "Luxury Lounge" for Education Officials (Daily News, Apr 13, 2007)
Educational Whistleblower Bill Would Face Veto (NY Sun, Apr 12, 2007)
Mayor Bloomberg said he would veto a City Council bill aimed at protecting city employees who report the "educational harm" of a child, and suggested yesterday that the teachers union is behind the proposal.
School Reorganization to Eliminate 2,000 Administrative Posts (Daily News, Apr 11, 2007)
Teachers Union Plans to Grade Mayoral Control of Schools (, Apr 11, 2007)
As City Shuts Large Schools, Tilden High Fights for Its Life (Village Voice, Apr 11, 2007)
Group Sues to Block City School Plan in the Bronx (Metro, Apr 10, 2007)
Department of Education To Revamp How It Investigates Student Violence (Daily News, Apr 9, 2007)
The Department of Education will revamp how it investigates student-on-student violence on school buses and beef up supervision of the unit that handles such complaints.
School Funding Varies Across State (NY Sun, Apr 6, 2007)
New York City Universities Hike Tuition, Fees (Crain's, Apr 6, 2007)
Mayor Blasts State for Slow Move on Charter Schools (NY Post, Apr 3, 2007)
Calling provisions in the state budget that could slow the opening of more charter schools "a disgrace," an irate Mayor Bloomberg yesterday teed off on legislators he claimed were trying to limit parental choice.
State Attorney General Settles Student Loan Charges for $5.27M (Crain's, Apr 3, 2007)
School Aid Fight Erupts in Albany as Budget Passes (NY Times, Apr 2, 2007)
Lawmakers finished passing an estimated $120.9 billion budget Sunday morning that they had not had time to read and had barely debated. But almost immediately after the final vote, the governor’s staff and the Legislature began to dispute what was written in the most contentious portion of the budget — education — underscoring the secretive nature of the negotiations that led to thousands of pages of legislation.
State Approves 50 New City Charter Schools (Daily News, Mar 30, 2007)
Columbia Plans First Eviction to Make Way for Campus Expansion (NY Sun, Mar 28, 2007)
Can a Charter School Born in the Hamptons Survive in NYC? (New York Magazine, Mar 28, 2007)
Council Members Seek to Stop School Plan (NY Sun, Mar 28, 2007)
City Council members critical of the mayor's proposed education reorganization are introducing a resolution calling on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to postpone the plan.
Department of Education Fails to Answer Questions about Special Education, Public Advocate Says (Daily News, Mar 26, 2007)
Answers aren't easy to come by for parents of city special education students, according to a survey by the public advocate's office. Investigators posing as parents made 98 calls to city special education staffers last year and found that they were able to reach the appropriate person only 47% of the time, the Waiting for Help survey found.
Mayor Said Children Should Be Protected From Abuse On School Bus (Daily News, Mar 24, 2007)
Mayor Bloomberg yesterday admitted that the city should have done a better job in protecting school kids from physical and sexual abuse aboard school buses.
Chancellor Orders Overhaul of School Bus Policy (Daily News, Mar 23, 2007)
Council Will Look Into Abuse on School Buses (Daily News, Mar 22, 2007)
A City Council committee will hold hearings next month to examine the Department of Education's handling of physical and sexual abuse aboard city school buses as detailed in a Daily News investigative series.
Albany Divided on Calculation of School Aid (NY Times, Mar 19, 2007)
Facing a court order that said city schools were being shortchanged, Gov. Eliot Spitzer is trying to change the way the pie is divided.
Cuomo Attacks Corruption in Students Loans (NY Times, Mar 16, 2007)
Eight More Middle Schools Listed as Failing (NY Times, Mar 16, 2007)
In a sign of deep troubles in New York City’s middle schools, state officials yesterday identified nine additional city schools in danger of being shut down for academic failure — eight of them serving the middle grades.
Four Revamped Schools on Failing List (Daily News, Mar 16, 2007)
Of nine city schools added yesterday to the state's failing school list, four middle schools had recently been created to replace an earlier generation of schools shut down for poor performance. Teachers union President Randi Weingarten issued a statement calling the shutdowns a "reorganizational shell game where they close a school, reopen it with a new name, new principal and new staff and do nothing to really turn it around."
Council Lends Support To (NY Sun, Mar 15, 2007)
The City Council is standing behind a "milk-choice" coalition calling on the Department of Education to return flavored low-fat milk to public school cafeterias.
Council Bans Metal Bats in High School (NY Post, Mar 15, 2007)
The use of aluminum bats has been debated for years both from a competitive standpoint and increasingly for safety reasons.
Sharpton Opposes Latest School Reorganization Plan (NY Post, Mar 14, 2007)
City Officials Attack State School Budget (NY Sun, Mar 14, 2007)
A Second-Hand Plan for Schools? (Metro, Mar 14, 2007)
City Comptroller William Thompson says the latest school reorganization plan, hatched by the same consulting firm that advised the Department of Education to change school bus routes, is simply a rehash of the plan the firm gave the New Orleans schools system.
City, State to Address Discrepancy in Graduation Rate (NY Sun, Mar 9, 2007)
City and state education officials are working to narrow the wide discrepancy between the city's calculation of its graduation rate and the much lower numbers reported by the state, education official. The city calculates that 58 percent of its students graduated in 2005, while the state puts the umber at 43 percent. Unlike the state, the city counts students as graduates if they receive a GED or graduate later than June, and it excludes special education students from its calculations.
$80 M Computer To Track Kids And Educators In Detail (, Mar 6, 2007)
In an unprecedented attempt to gauge how well public school students are learning, the city will spend $80 million on a massive supercomputer to track each of the city's 1.1 million schoolkids in minute detail. The five-year deal with IBM, one of the largest in city public school history, will give schools, teachers and parents a fantastic array of information in an up-to-the-minute format. It's an expense large enough to build as many as three elementary schools from scratch - and staff them for at least a year... But Mayor Bloomberg said the cost is worth it.
Council Assails Mayor (, Mar 6, 2007)
City lawmakers yesterday harshly criticized the Bloomberg administration’s plans to give many more public school principals wider autonomy in September, telling a top city schools official that there was not enough evidence of success among 322 principals who received additional authority this academic year to justify expanding the program. At a hearing of the City Council Education Committee, lawmakers spent more than two hours grilling the official, Eric Nadelstern, who is the chief executive of the school system’s empowerment initiative. Under that initiative, principals who agree to meet student performance targets are largely freed from the oversight of superintendents. “We’re still looking for results,” said Councilman John Liu
Investigators Launch A Prone Into Financial Dealing of Deputy School Chancellor (NY Post, Mar 5, 2007)
City investigators have launched a probe into recent financial dealings of Deputy Schools Chancellor Chris Cerf, the former president of Edison Schools Inc. who hastily dumped his equity stake in the company last month, The Post has learned.
On Air and in Church, Mayor Takes a Tone of Reassurance on Schools (NY Times, Mar 5, 2007)
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg used his weekly radio address and visits to two churches to remind parents that improving the nation’s largest school system was a complex task.
City Council Zeros In On Principal Power (NY Post, Mar 4, 2007)
A program giving public-school principals more funding, power and accountability is going under the microscope at a City Council Education Committee hearing tomorrow.
Critics of Mayoral Control Grow, May Seek 2009 Changes (NY Sun, Mar 1, 2007)
Schools Chancellor Fails To Impress Albany Skeptics (Daily News, Feb 28, 2007)
In his two hours before a state legislative committee yesterday, Schools Chancellor Joel Klein tried to accentuate the positive - but the lawmakers weren't buying it.
New York Teachers In Trouble Doubled Over Last 5 Years (NY Post, Feb 26, 2007)
Nearly twice as many state educators were busted for behaving badly during the past school year compared to the same period in 2001, a new report revealed yesterday.
Faced with Parent Complaints, Education Department Restores 17 School Bus Routes (Daily News, Feb 23, 2007)
Arts Education Program Will Be Phased Out, Says Klein (Daily News, Feb 22, 2007)
Officials Are Underreporting School Safety Incidents, Says Public Advocate (NY Post, Feb 22, 2007)
Department of Education Retreats on Plan To Mix Older and Younger Students (NY Sun, Feb 21, 2007)
The Department of Education is backing down on proposals to place small secondary schools inside two elementary school buildings for next year amid community protests.
School Official Was Executive with Tutoring Firm Investigated for Improper Practices (NY Sun, Feb 16, 2007)
Speaker Targets Middle Schools (NY Post, Feb 16, 2007)
Charging "our middle schools are failing," City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said in her State of the City address yesterday that City Council is appointing a task force to find ways to improve the middle grades.
Major Crime in Schools Rises 21 Percent (NY Post, Feb 15, 2007)
City Will Open Arabic Public School (Associated Press, Feb 15, 2007)
Klein to Reconsider Some Bus Rules (Daily News, Feb 14, 2007)
Schools Chancellor Joel Klein said the Department of Education would not abandon the changes it has made to school bus routes, but that it would consider setting an age requirement for giving kids MetroCards, since 5- and 6-year-olds are too young to take public transportation, and will reconsider the rule that bars children who live more than a quarter mile from a bus stop from receiving service.
Council Members Criticize School Bus Changes (NY Times, Feb 14, 2007)
City Council members testily grilled the Bloomberg administration yesterday about virtually every aspect of midwinter changes in school bus routes, accusing officials of bringing about “bedlam” and a “fiasco.”
Bloomberg (Daily News, Feb 13, 2007)
Hidden in Mayor Bloomberg's good-news budget proposal are more than $144 million in cuts to programs vitally important to many New Yorkers. Bloomberg has called for slashing $22.2 million in city education programs, $30.3 million in aid to the City University of New York, $5.4 million to the beleaguered Administration for Children's Services, $6 million for child health clinics and $3 million for rapid HIV testing.
Testing Expanded For Sex Diseases In High School Students (NY Post, Feb 13, 2007)
Critics of Bus Plan (Daily News, Feb 8, 2007)
Contract Bidders Confused by School Reform Plan (NY Sun, Feb 8, 2007)
Chancellor Meets with Parents to Defend School Reorganization Plan (Metro, Feb 7, 2007)
New Rules on School Buses Might Be Bent, Chancellor Says (NY Post, Feb 7, 2007)
Bus Companies Warned Last Year Of Chaos If Bus Routes Changed; Complaints Rise (Daily News, Feb 6, 2007)
History Of Failure: Bus Consulting Firm Had Similar Problem In Another City (NY Post, Feb 2, 2007)
The pricey consulting firm behind the chaotic consolidation of school-bus routes that has stranded New York students in the dead of winter wreaked similar havoc three years ago in St. Louis when it was hired to rework the bus system there.
City to Open 20 More Small Schools (Daily News, Jan 31, 2007)
Angry Parents Protest Schools Bus Changes (NY Post, Jan 31, 2007)
Spitzer (NY Times, Jan 30, 2007)
Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinhall Will Resign, Join City University (NY Sun, Jan 30, 2007)
School Bus Route Changes Begin Monday (NY 1, Jan 29, 2007)
The city is urging parents whose children take to bus to school to call for information on route changes that start Monday.
Chancellor Defends School Plan (NY Post, Jan 26, 2007)
Testifying before a City Council committee yesterday, Schools Chancellor Joel Klein denied that the latest school reorganization plans are part of an effort to give private companies a great role in the running of the public schools. Klein said he had wanted to shut out for-profit companies from playing a role in the planned reorganization - but that the law wouldn't allow the city to invite bids from non profits while keeping our profit-making businesses.
Facing Criticism, Schools Chancellor Creates Office for Parents (NY Sun, Jan 26, 2007)
Planned Cuts to School Bus Routes Scaled Back (NY Post, Jan 25, 2007)
Teachers Union Wants State Money to Cut Class Size (NY Times, Jan 24, 2007)
Leading Charter School Officials Resign (NY Sun, Jan 24, 2007)
Schools Debate Whether To Extend Elementary School Or Push Students Into High School Earlier (NY Times, Jan 22, 2007)
Schools debate whether to extend the nurturing cocoon of elementary school or push students into a high school setting earlier.
Overhaul of Schools Would Let Teachers Rate Principals (NY Times, Jan 19, 2007)
Chancellor Joel I. Klein detailed how the new powers being granted to principals would be accompanied by new evaluations of them by teachers.
Report: Middle Schools Neglected, Especially In Poor Neighborhoods (NY Post, Jan 16, 2007)
Schools Chancellor Klein Denies Reports That He Plans Hiring Private Managers To Run Public Schools (NY Times, Jan 12, 2007)
Number of Failing Schools in City Rises (NY Sun, Jan 11, 2007)
Competition Intense for Spots in Elementary School (Daily News, Jan 10, 2007)
City Council Approves Building Schools on Polluted Bronx Site (Metro, Jan 10, 2007)
Class Size As High As 46 Students (Legal Limit Is 34), New Data Reveals (Daily News, Jan 9, 2007)
Council Split on Rise in Charter Schools (NY Sun, Jan 8, 2007)
As the Bloomberg administration prepares to lobby Albany to lift the cap on charter schools, the City Council is divided on the issue. Many city lawmakers have long pushed for billions of dollars in additional funding for public schools, viewing the idea of additional charter schools as a threat that could siphon resources from traditional classrooms.
Misconduct Complaints In The City Schools System Rise (NY Post, Jan 5, 2007)
The number of complaints about wrongdoing in the city's public schools skyrocketed by 38 percent last year, Special Investigator Richard Condon said yesterday.
Education Tops Mayor (NY Sun, Jan 3, 2007)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Albany office is hammering out its agenda and its top items are getting more state money for the city’s schools and increasing the number of charter schools.
Effort To Replicate Successful Formula In Turning Failing Schools Around (NY Sun, Dec 27, 2006)
Cell-phone Lawsuit On Hold While City Explores A Plan for Paid Phone In Schools (Daily News, Dec 18, 2006)
A lawsuit filed by parents who oppose the city's ban on cell phones in public schools is being put on hold while the city explores a plan that would allow kids to store phones in coinoperated lockers.
School System May Let Students Check Their Cell Phones (NY Post, Dec 13, 2006)
Five Low-Performing High Schools To Be Phased Out (Daily News, Dec 12, 2006)
The soon-to-be defunct institutions are Lafayette High in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn; South Shore High in Canarsie, Brooklyn; Samuel J. Tilden High in East Flatbush, Brooklyn; Urban Peace Academy in East Harlem, and the School for the Physical City in Gramercy Park.
Small Schools Excluding Students Learning English: Report (NY Post, Nov 29, 2006)
Lame Duck Session in Albany May Produce Deal on Charter Schools, Pay Raises for Legislatures (NY Sun, Nov 29, 2006)
List for Schools Seems to Grow More Wishful (NY Times, Nov 25, 2006)
If Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer and the State Legislature hold to the spending floor set by the state’s highest court this week and allocate $2 billion a year in additional education aid for New York City, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein will have to slash their long and expensive wish list for the city’s public schools.
Comptroller Vows to Change No Bid Law (Daily News, Nov 22, 2006)
The city controller said he would push for a change in state law to curtail the Department of Education’s practice of contracts without a public process.
New York Court Cuts Aid Sought by City Schools (, Nov 21, 2006)
New York State’s highest court ended a landmark legal fight over education financing yesterday, ruling that at least $1.93 billion more must be spent each year on New York City’s public schools — far less than the $4.7 billion that a lower court called the minimum needed to give city children the chance for a sound basic education. In its 4-2 ruling, the Court of Appeals noted that in 2004 a commission appointed by Gov. George E. Pataki contemplated a range of spending options for the state to fulfill its constitutional obligation to the city’s nearly 1.1 million schoolchildren, with $1.93 billion at the low end of the scale. The court endorsed the $1.93 billion as “reasonable.”
School Case Now Goes to Spitzer (NY Sun, Nov 21, 2006)
A new ruling from the state's highest court that the state owes only a fraction of the money demanded in a long-running lawsuit on behalf of New York City schools shifts the issue onto Governor-elect Spitzer. Mr. Spitzer, while campaigning for governor, said he would move to quickly settle the lawsuit for between $4 billion and $6 billion a year in additional operating aid, which is at least double the $1.93 billion mandated by the court yesterday.
Union Chief For School Bus Drivers, Indicted A Second Time, Agrees To Take Leave (NY Sun, Nov 21, 2006)
Muslim Groups Calls On the Education Department to Recognize Islam's Two Holiest Days As School Holidays (Daily News, Nov 19, 2006)
Local Muslim groups called on the city Education Department yesterday to recognize Islam's two holiest days as school holidays. Eid al-Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is usually celebrated in October, and Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca, takes place in January.
Judge Halts School Bus Service Cut (NY Post, Nov 18, 2006)
A controversial money-saving plan to cut nearly 12 percent of the city's school bus routes was put on hold yesterday by a state judge.
Students to Seek Bill of Rights (Metro, Nov 17, 2006)
$650 Million in Bonds Sold to Finance School Construction (NY 1, Nov 17, 2006)
School Improvements Cause Overcrowding, Mayor Says (Daily News, Nov 17, 2006)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said yesterday that the improvements he has made in city schools have contributed to overcrowding and large classes. The mayor's comments came a day after the Education Department released figures showing that the number of students in many classes exceeds limit school officials agreed to when they accepted state funds to cut class sizes.
New Data Details Problem of Overcrowding in City Schools (Daily News, Nov 16, 2006)
Quality of Science Education is Questioned after Poor Test Results (NY Post, Nov 16, 2006)
Gotbaum Presses Drive to End Ban on Cell Phones in Schools (Daily News, Nov 15, 2006)
School Custodians to be Fired for Role in Fraudulent Bidding Scheme (NY Post, Nov 15, 2006)
Bloomberg to Press Fight for State Money for Schools (Daily News, Nov 15, 2006)
The Bloomberg administration has named Michele Goldstein, a former lobbyist for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, to convince the state to give the city more money for education. The courts have ruled in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity case that city schools need more money but outgoing Governor George Pataki has resisted such efforts and the city and state disagree over how much additional funding should come from the city and how much from the state.
Parents Are Angry with the City's School Construction Plan (Daily News, Nov 10, 2006)
Parents are angry with a rejiggering of the city's school construction plan that will add more seats to lower Manhattan and the upper East Side at the expense of other districts.
Bloomberg (Daily News, Nov 9, 2006)
Mayor Bloomberg's ambitious plan to eliminate student overcrowding by constructing new schools now calls for seven fewer buildings - and 3,000 fewer new seats - than initially proposed.
Lack of Contract for Principals is Union (NY Post, Nov 9, 2006)
Take Your Pick -- New Teachers (NY Sun, Nov 8, 2006)
Teachers appear to be the all-out winners in a tentative new labor contract with the city announced Monday, a surprising turnaround after the bitterness of past contract negotiations that has left experts scratching their heads at the mayor's motives.
Or, Mayor Scores Victory in Teachers Contract (NY Post, Nov 8, 2006)
In its surprise contract with the United Federation of Teachers, the Bloomberg administration got none of the work-rule or merit-pay concessions it considers central to its education reforms. But while observers cast the deal that will bring top salaries over $100,000 as a win for the union, they contend the pact may have bought the key to the administration's reforms - extending mayoral control.
Up to 40,000 Students Will Be Without Rides as City Officials Plan School Bus Route Cuts (NY Post, Nov 3, 2006)
Regents Test Cheating Probe Targets School Officials (NY Post, Nov 2, 2006)
Public School Parents Challenge Education System (NY Sun, Oct 30, 2006)
Despite mixed results on standardized test scores, many among the city's elite, including the editorial boards of many newspapers and top business leaders, have accepted the Bloomberg/Klein education reforms as largely successful. But one important group has suddenly emerged as a key threat to the mayor's hegemony over education — the city's public school parents.
Special Education Funding Cuts Ignite A Furor (NY Post, Oct 30, 2006)
Special-education students are slipping through the cracks at the city's public schools, where an effort to lower the number of kids referred to special ed is keeping services from those who need them, critics fume.
State Board of Regents Urges More Money for City Schools (NY Post, Oct 25, 2006)
Study Takes a Sharp Look at the City (NY Times, Oct 23, 2006)
The study found that nearly 140,000 young people have either dropped out of high school or are already so far behind that they are unlikely to graduate.
Head of Principals Union to Quit (NY Post, Oct 20, 2006)
Disagreeing With Spitzer, Bloomberg Says City Should Not Have To Pay Share Of School Equity Settlement (Daily News, Oct 19, 2006)
If Eliot Spitzer becomes governor, he shouldn't try to stick New York City with a billion-dollar bill for court-ordered school aid, because the city has already paid its share, Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday. The mayor reacted forcefully after Spitzer said Monday the city owes a share of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity judgment, the historic award meant to remedy years of the state's shortchanging of urban schoolkids.
City Wants To Lease Air Rights Over Schools For School Funding (NY Post, Oct 15, 2006)
The city is looking to capitalize on a booming real estate market by leasing the air rights over schools in exchange for new buildings or the cash to construct them.
Small Schools Delay In Accepting Special Education Students, Another Study Finds (NY Sun, Oct 13, 2006)
Klein Considers Making Middle School Admissions More Equitable (NY Sun, Oct 13, 2006)
City Puts Brakes on Planned School Bus Cuts (NY Post, Oct 12, 2006)
The city Education Department has pulled back on a cost-cutting plan to slash yellow school bus service after an attempt to pinpoint the number of users failed to take 40,000 students into account...
More Than 40 Percent Of The City's Public School Kids In Grades 3 to 8 Failed To Meet State Math Standards (Daily News, Oct 12, 2006)
More than 40% of the city's public school kids in grades 3 to 8 failed to meet state math standards - and more than 15% scored at the lowest possible level, standardized test results showed yesterday.
City Charter-School Students Outperform Students In Public Schools (NY Post, Oct 12, 2006)
City charter-school students this year held to a trend of outperforming students in traditional public schools in math, according to a Post analysis of state math exam results. Overall, 65.8...
Mayor Defends Standardized Exams (Daily News, Oct 11, 2006)
Mayor Bloomberg lashed out yesterday at critics who object to his emphasis on using standardized exams to gauge students' performance in the city schools - saying "high-stakes tests are a part of life."
New York School Suit May Produce Billions Less (NY Sun, Oct 11, 2006)
A coalition suing the state to force it to spend more money on New York City public schools may get billions of dollars less than they hoped for when the state's highest court makes a decision in the 13-year-old case this winter.
School Financing Case Plays Out in Court, and in Classrooms (, Oct 10, 2006)
[For] more than 13 years, a lawsuit accusing New York State of shortchanging New York City’s schools by billions of dollars has wended its way slowly through the courts....Today, the legal fight enters its final stage, as lawyers for the schoolchildren and for the state face off in New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals... Deputy Mayor Dennis M. Walcott, who oversees education issues at City Hall, said the additional billions in aid were “extremely crucial” to carrying out Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s education agenda, including prekindergarten for all 3- and 4-year-olds and reduced class sizes for all students
City Chastised On Special Education (NY Post, Oct 6, 2006)
All 33 city school districts fail to meet the needs of its special-ed students - and more than two-thirds of the districts need immediate intervention, state education officials said yesterday.
City Considers Plan to Let Outsiders Run Schools (, Oct 5, 2006)
In what would be the biggest change yet to the way New York City’s school system is administered, officials are considering plans to hire private groups at taxpayer expense to manage scores of public schools.
Longer School Days for Struggling Students (NY Post, Sep 28, 2006)
Thousands of City Classrooms Have Too Many Kids, Union Charges (Daily News, Sep 27, 2006)
Simpler Process Set for Gifted Programs in City (, Sep 26, 2006)
New York City education officials announced plans yesterday to standardize admissions to programs for gifted students by requiring applicants to take a reasoning test and to be assessed by teachers using a scale of classroom performance. The plan is the latest step in an effort to bring order to a hodgepodge of some 137 programs citywide with varying admissions practices that critics have said allowed for favoritism and discrimination. The test, the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, is published by Harcourt Assessment of San Antonio. The assessment of classroom performance is called the Gifted Rating Scales, a measurement system also published by Harcourt. The new admissions standards apply to programs for gifted children in prekindergarten through second grade. The application process for the 2007-8 year will begin next month. In elementary schools citywide, there about 22,000 children in gifted programs.
City Says 339 Students Were Left Back Unnecessarily (NY Times, Sep 25, 2006)
A day after New York State released results of the 2005-6 reading and writing exam, city officials said the scores showed that they had required 339 students to repeat fifth grade even though, it turned out, they had scored high enough on the English test to be promoted.
Tests Show Problems in Middle School (NY Times, Sep 22, 2006)
The share of students in New York State who are reading and writing at grade level drops sharply between the fifth and sixth grades and keeps declining through middle school, according to the first results of a new state testing system adopted to comply with the federal No Child Left Behind law’s requirements for tracking year-to-year progress.
The City's Fourth-Grade Reading And Writing Scores Holds Steady (Daily News, Sep 21, 2006)
The city's fourth-grade reading and writing scores are holding steady, maintaining the historic gains that helped Mayor Bloomberg win reelection last year, the Daily News has learned.
Bloomberg Begins Drive to Make Mayoral Control of Schools Permanent (NY Times, Sep 20, 2006)
Eleven City High Schools, Including Small Ones and a Charter, Listed as Failing (NY Times, Sep 13, 2006)
Federal Judge Rejects City (NY Sun, Sep 12, 2006)
City Lawyer Says Voters Shouldn't Decide on Class Sizes (, Sep 7, 2006)
1.1 Million Students, Newly (Daily News, Sep 6, 2006)
Klein Complains that Principals (Daily News, Aug 31, 2006)
Thousands of Students Left in Failing Schools Under No Child Left Behind Law (Daily News, Aug 28, 2006)
Nearly 11,000 city kids attending rotten public schools applied for emergency transfers to better schools under the federal No Child Left Behind law - but many of them will have to stay put, officials said yesterday.
The Number of "Persistently Dangerous" City Schools Increased (Daily News, Aug 23, 2006)
The number of "persistently dangerous" city schools increased dramatically in the past year, according to new state data that city officials dismissed as flawed yesterday. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/445825p-375377c.html
A Federal Appeals Court Revives Bias Suit on Test For Teachers (NY Sun, Aug 23, 2006)
A federal appeals court has revived a 10-year-old lawsuit that alleges the basic test New York City public school teachers must pass is discriminatory against blacks and Hispanics. The decision reversed a 2003 verdict by a judge who had ruled that the teaching exam was "job related" and was therefore legal. The plaintiffs have argued since 1996 that there is not enough evidence to show the exam accurately tests teaching ability and that the data shows it has disproportionately excluded blacks and Hispanics from teaching in city schools.
City Says It Will Pay For College Prep Exams (PSATs) For Students In 10th and 11th Grade (Daily News, Aug 22, 2006)
Every city 10th- and 11th-grader who wants to take an important college-prep exam can do so free this year, thanks to a new effort by Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein. The two announced yesterday that they've set aside $1.2 million to pay for the PSAT - a preliminary test that is a precursor to the SAT college admissions exam.
Survey Of Colleges: Manhattan Best (Daily News, Aug 22, 2006)
Education Department Giving Out Increasing Number of No-Bid Contracts (Daily News, Aug 21, 2006)
With Black Enrollment Down at Some Colleges, CUNY Defends Admissions Policies (NY Sun, Aug 11, 2006)
City May Try to Limit Student (NY Sun, Aug 10, 2006)
Students with Limited English Will Have to Take Standardized Test (NY Times, Aug 7, 2006)
Despite Cap on Number of Charter Schools, City Plans for More of Them (NY Sun, Aug 7, 2006)
Quinn Urges Longer Library Hours (Daily News, Aug 7, 2006)
Responding to a story on short hours at the city’s libraries, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said, “ "We need to change the thinking of government, to stop looking at libraries as expendable and more as places that should be thought of as untouchable, because they are that important to neighborhoods."
City Libraries Keep Limited Hours (Daily News, Aug 6, 2006)
Branch hours in the three systems that make up the city's libraries now average just 38 hours per week. That's far less than the 58 hours per week in Chicago, the 56 hours per week in Miami, or the 49 hours in Los Angeles. Fewer than half of New York City's libraries are open six days a week, and then only with staggered hours that keep doors open for as little as five hours on some days.
Education Department Closing Central Counseling Office (Daily News, Aug 2, 2006)
Education Officials Proposing Host Of New Rules To Keep Order In NYC Schools (Daily News, Jul 25, 2006)
City Must Continue Specical Education for Disabled Woman, Judge Rules (Daily News, Jul 21, 2006)
Should School Yards Be Open to the Public? (Metro, Jul 17, 2006)
Catholic, Jewish Schools Get City Funds (NY Sun, Jul 10, 2006)
Shakeup on Board of Trustees Could Threaten CUNY Renaissance (NY Sun, Jun 27, 2006)
Schools Plan MetroCards If Buses Strike (Daily News, Jun 22, 2006)
If city school bus drivers walk off the job at the end of the month, more than 40,000 students and their parents will get free MetroCards or taxi vouchers so they can get to summer school.
New York University Presidents Draw Hefty Salaries (AM New York, Jun 20, 2006)
State (NY Sun, Jun 20, 2006)
17,700 Students May Have to Repeat Grade (Daily News, Jun 19, 2006)
City's Small Schools May Be Discriminatory, Say Feds (Daily News, Jun 16, 2006)
School Phone Ban Stirs, Yes, a Lot of Talk (NY Times, Jun 15, 2006)
For evidence that the ban on cell phones in New York City public schools has hit a nerve, look no further than yesterday's City Council hearing, where members clamored to share personal anecdotes. There were tales about their children's phones, stories about their neighbors' children's phones, and memories of the troubles that marred their own school days, pre-cell phone.
High Schools Improperly Charged Poor Students for Tests (NY Times, Jun 14, 2006)
Members of Parent Councils Dissatisfied (NY Times, Jun 14, 2006)
The parents elected to the councils that replaced community school boards say these councils are not doing what they are supposed to do — and the members are not even sure what that is, according to Manhattan's borough president, Scott Stringer.
Mayor to Give More Control to 331 New York City Schools (, Jun 13, 2006)
Signaling the next stage in his overhaul of the city's public school system, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced yesterday that 331 schools, nearly a quarter of all of those in the system, would be given more control over critical decisions like hiring, teacher training, curriculum and budgets if they agreed to meet performance standards. Partly because these schools would largely operate independent of the centralized school bureaucracy, officials said the city would be able to cut a net sum of roughly 210 administrative jobs and pass on some $80 million in savings to the participating schools and related programs.
Cut In School Jobs and Bureaucracy (, Jun 13, 2006)
Four Years After School Takeover, Bloomberg (NY Sun, Jun 13, 2006)
Mayor Favors City Schools Phone Ban (Daily News, Jun 10, 2006)
Mayor Bloomberg wants to disconnect a City Council bill that allows students to bring cell phones to and from school.
State Praises City Schools (, Jun 7, 2006)
The number of city schools lauded by the state as high-performing increased by nearly 50 percent last year - with 290 achieving the honor, officials said yesterday. To make the notable list, the schools had to meet overall state standards in English and math and also show progress in specific categories, including minority, low-income and special-education students. In the previous academic year, 196 city schools made the cut. Another 54 city schools were put on a less prestigious "rapidly improving" list, denoting that while they did not meet state standards, they did show progress.
School Bus Drivers Threaten to Strike (Daily News, Jun 6, 2006)
Thousands of kids attending summer school this year may have a hard time getting to class if the union representing school bus drivers goes out on strike.
Split on Strategy Develops Over Charter Schools (NY Sun, May 30, 2006)
The charter school movement is split over the best strategy to deal with state lawmakers resistant to further expansion of the schools.
Columbia Expansion Threatens A Blue-Collar Enclave (Village Voice, May 24, 2006)
New York Schools (Daily News, May 22, 2006)
Teacher (NY Sun, May 19, 2006)
New York Proposes Special Tax on Commercial Colleges (NY Times, May 18, 2006)
Many Schools Are Overcrowded While Others Have Many Empty Seats (Daily News, May 15, 2006)
Amid all the anxiety over overcrowded city schools, a little-known fact is almost never mentioned: The city already has enough seats for all of its 1.1 million students. As Mayor Bloomberg sets out on a multibillion-dollar school construction program to create 66,000 new seats, a Daily News analysis found the central problem plaguing the vast school system is not a lack of seats - it's that the seats aren't where they are needed. The result is a severe imbalance across the city. On one side are the more than 200,000 kids who attend mainstream schools that are severely overcrowded - with 25% more students than officials say their buildings should ideally hold. On the opposite end are the roughly 175,000 kids who attend schools where less than 75% of the seats are filled, according to The News' examination of city data.
New School Students Protest McCain as Graduation Speaker (NY Times, May 10, 2006)
Students Threaten Suit Over Yearbook (NY Sun, May 10, 2006)
Susan Fuhrman To Lead Teachers College (NY Sun, May 9, 2006)
Quinn Pushing Full-Time Pre-K (Daily News, May 8, 2006)
Council Speaker Christine Quinn is enlisting civic leaders to help her persuade Mayor Bloomberg to include her full-day prekindergarten program in his budget.
Mayor Repeats Policy: No Cellphones in School (NY Times, May 6, 2006)
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg insisted yesterday that the city would not reconsider the ban on cellphones in the public schools despite a widening outcry from students, parents and public officials. The mayor's comments, on his weekly radio program, came a day after Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein seemed to suggest to the Daily News editorial board that he would consider a compromise that would allow students to take phones to school, set them aside and get them back at the end of the day.
Klein Says He May Be Willing to Compromise on Cell Phone Ban (Daily News, May 5, 2006)
Students Failing at "Science" Schools (Daily News, May 4, 2006)
E-Z Pass for City's Schools: Use of Swipe Cards, Scanners Grows (NY Sun, May 4, 2006)
Teachers Union Opposes Ban On Cell Phones In Schools (Daily News, May 2, 2006)
Bloomberg Presses Cell Phone Crusade (, Apr 29, 2006)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg continued his crusade against cell phones in the schools Friday, likening them to guns, knives and box cutters and saying kids used them to watch pornography and arrange dates.
Cell Phones, Box Cutter, and Drugs Confiscated in First of New School Screenings (Daily News, Apr 27, 2006)
Klein (NY Sun, Apr 26, 2006)
Councilmember Demands Milk Probe (Daily News, Apr 26, 2006)
City Councilmember Bill de Blasio will introduce a resolution today calling for the city to study the impact of the Education Department's ban on whole milk in school cafeterias in favor of 1 percent milk and flavored skim milk. "We need to know what this change is doing to milk consumption," he said. "My fear is if you give kids less choices, they'll drink less milk and get fewer nutrients."
City Teens Sue Defense Department For Recruiting At High Schools (Metro, Apr 25, 2006)
The Debate Over How To Teach Reading In NYC Public Schools (New York Magazine, Apr 25, 2006)
City to Offer Housing Subsidy to Lure Teachers (NY Times, Apr 19, 2006)
Group Files Appeal to Force State to Give City Schools More Money (NY 1, Apr 19, 2006)
Park Slope Students Protest Cell Phone Ban (Metro, Apr 13, 2006)
Klein Hires High-Priced Consultants to Help Make Schools More Autonomous (NY Times, Apr 10, 2006)
Pataki Questions School Construction Aid in State Budget (Daily News, Apr 7, 2006)
Battle Over Education Tax Credits, Charters Heats Up in Albany (, Apr 5, 2006)
New York Outpacing Other States In School Spending, U.S. Data Show (NY Sun, Apr 4, 2006)
With state legislators preparing to increase school funding by more than $1 billion next year, a new Census Bureau report shows that New York already outpaces nearly every state in the country in spending for each student.
State Budget Has New Money for School Construction but Not Daily Expenses (NY Times, Mar 30, 2006)
Protesting Cuts in Catholic Schools and Churches (Daily News, Mar 30, 2006)
Catholic Church to Close Parishes, Schools in City (NY Times, Mar 29, 2006)
State Budget Deal (NY Times, Mar 29, 2006)
Legislative leaders agreed Tuesday on a $112.4 billion budget that authorized $11.2 billion for school construction in New York City and included a broad tax-cut package . The deal to provide the city with school construction money over several years through a complex bonding plan came in last-minute negotiations as the Assembly and the Senate raced toward a midnight deadline to print budget bills so they can pass a budget by the April 1 deadline for the second time in more than two decades.
School aid deal near? (, Mar 28, 2006)
The two houses of the state Legislature inched closer last night to adopting a school funding plan that largely meets Mayor Bloomberg's request for a $6.5 billion multiyear stream of funds to build city schools, sources said. "Ultimately, [the Bloomberg administration] would end up with a multiyear capital program, which gets them to where they want to be," ...To come up with the funds, new borrowing would be authorized for the state Dormitory Authority and the city's Transitional Finance Authority, a source familiar with the discussions said.
Legislature Shoots Down Governor's Plan To Hike Tuition For State And City University (Daily News, Mar 28, 2006)
Education Department Employees Who Improperly Sent Children to City Schools Seek Amnesty (NY Times, Mar 22, 2006)
Last Day for Teachers Living Outside City To Come Clean if Children Are in City Schools (NY Sun, Mar 21, 2006)
Today is the last chance for employees of city schools who live outside the five boroughs to come clean and tell the Department of Education if their children are enrolled in city schools. In the last month, 122 employees have come forward to take advantage of a one-month grace period in which they can 'fess up and pay the tuition they owe without facing disciplinary action
N.Y.U. and Columbia to Receive $200 Million Gifts for Research (, Mar 21, 2006)
New York University and Columbia have each received donations of about $200 million, among the largest to academic institutions in recent years. The gifts, from different donors, come as both universities try to compete with rivals that have far larger endowments. The gift to N.Y.U., among the largest it has ever received, will create a multidisciplinary center for the study of the ancient world. Consisting of cash and real estate valued at up to $200 million, the gift is from the Leon Levy Foundation. Mr. Levy, who died in 2003, was a Wall Street investor and benefactor of art and archaeology. The university president, John Sexton, and the Levy foundation's trustee, Shelby White, Mr. Levy's widow, are expected to announce the gift today. The gift to Columbia, announced yesterday at a ceremony attended by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, is the largest in the university's history. It is from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, established by Mr. Greene, a prominent New York lawyer and a Columbia alumnus, and from his widow, Dawn M. Greene. The money, slightly more than $200 million, will establish the Jerome L. Greene Science Center to study the brain and human behavior.
Bloomberg Defends AIDS Education For Children (Daily News, Mar 21, 2006)
Teaching AIDS/HIV Awareness in Grade School (NY 1, Mar 20, 2006)
Klein Kicks Charter School Foot-Draggers (Daily News, Mar 19, 2006)
The city schools chief had a blunt message for state lawmakers yesterday: Quit dragging your feet on charter schools or get ready for a fight. Speaking at the New York Charter School Conference in downtown Brooklyn, Schools Chancellor Joel Klein urged Albany to lift the current cap limiting the number of charter schools in the state to 100.
Battling for School Resources (Daily News, Mar 15, 2006)
Armed with tales of crowded classrooms, broken toilets and nonexistent science labs, more than 2,000 New New York City schoolkids, their parents and teachers convened in the state capital yesterday to fight for change - and cash.
Chancellor's Advisory Group Urges Moratorium On Opening Of New Small Schools (NY Sun, Mar 14, 2006)
A parent group put in place to advise the city's schools chancellor, Joel Klein, on high school policies is asking the city to put the brakes on opening any additional small schools. Since taking the helm of the city's education system, Mr. Klein has created about 180 new schools...In a letter sent to the schools investigator, Richard Condon, the group accused the Department of Education of denying enrollment to special needs students at these schools. The 11-member panel, the Citywide Council on High Schools, also passed a resolution last week claiming that the new schools and the closure of a number of large schools were leading to overcrowding at the remaining high schools.
Tutoring Companies Cited for Questionable Practices (NY Times, Mar 8, 2006)
Tutoring companies, rushing to tap into money available under the federal No Child Left Behind law, offered New York City principals thousands of dollars for school projects, doled out gift certificates to students and hired several workers with criminal backgrounds, according to a report released yesterday.
Bloomberg and Bruno Meet To Try To Ease Conflict Over School Education Funding (Daily News, Mar 6, 2006)
Military Recruiters Target NYC High School, Especially Mediocre Ones (Daily News, Mar 6, 2006)
Albany Apparently Readies Compromise On Education Funds (NY Sun, Mar 6, 2006)
Teachers Told City Council That They Suffered Retaliation When Speaking Out (Daily News, Mar 3, 2006)
Teachers-turned-whistleblowers told City Council members yesterday that they suffered retaliation and threats from administrators for speaking out.
Mayor Urges New Yorkers to Call State Legislators About School Aid (Daily News, Feb 20, 2006)
Mayor Bloomberg enlisted ordinary New Yorkers in his fight for more education aid yesterday, urging them to flood state lawmakers with calls demanding the funds.
Bloomberg Criticized for Not Keeping Promise to Downtown Schools (Daily News, Feb 17, 2006)
Mayor Bloomberg went to a groundbreaking for a new retail and residential complex in Tribeca yesterday - but all he got was grief for allegedly breaking a promise to the community.
Private Schools in New York are Country (Bloomberg, Feb 17, 2006)
Mayor Steps Up Pressure For School Aid From The State (NY Times, Feb 14, 2006)
Reigniting Issue Of Drop-Outs (, Feb 14, 2006)
Broken down by race, the graduation rates highlight a stark gap between black and Latino students and white students. About 80% of white students statewide graduated in four years, roughly twice the percentage of black and Latino students.
Can Anything Keep High School Kids in School? (Gotham Gazette, Feb 13, 2006)
Schools Chancellor Wants to Give Principals More Authority to Hire Assistants (Daily News, Feb 9, 2006)
New Tutoring Schedules in Schools Lead to Confusion (Daily News, Feb 7, 2006)
The first day of the city's new school schedule - with longer days for struggling students, and shorter classes for others - was marred by busing problems, even as Mayor Bloomberg deemed the plan worth the bumpy start.
Amid Outcry, Chancellor Defends Tutoring Program (, Feb 6, 2006)
Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein vigorously defended the new teachers' contract yesterday in the face of a mounting outcry by parents and teachers over the logistics and equity of the contract's tutoring provision, which will require some of the city's failing students to stay after school for 371/2 minutes of tutoring in small groups, for up to four days a week. But even as Mr. Klein called the new contract, which takes effect on Monday, "really a landmark and, indeed a truly ground-shifting effort," the chancellor bluntly conceded that tens of thousands of children with failing scores on the state reading and math tests would not benefit from the tutoring program because of capacity limits.
Mayor's Budget Cuts Millions from City Programs (Daily News, Feb 2, 2006)
School Plan Said To Shortchange Schools and Pupils Who Do Well (NY Sun, Feb 2, 2006)
Boys Choir Of Harlem Goes To Court To Try To Prevent Its Eviction By Dept. Of Ed. (Daily News, Jan 31, 2006)
Harlem Boys Choir Seeks to Avoid Eviction (NY 1, Jan 25, 2006)
Despite Promise To Trim Administrative Costs, Schools Chancellor Klein Raised Top Aides' Salaries To $200 K (Daily News, Jan 24, 2006)
Education Department brass got 5% pay hikes in 2004-05, boosting the salary of deputy chancellors to between $177,000 to $210,000,Among those getting raises were Deputy Chancellor for Instruction Carmen FariÃ±a, who was bumped to $210,000, and Deputy Chancellor of Finance Kathleen Grimm and Deputy Chancellor of Operations Laverne Srinivasan, who now each earn $177,236.
Mayor Criticizes Pataki Budget For Shortchanging NYC, Especially In School Construction (Newsday, Jan 24, 2006)
Education Department Paying Too Much for Books (Daily News, Jan 23, 2006)
Bloomberg Vetoes Translation Bill for City Schools (City Limits, Jan 23, 2006)
On Friday, Mayor Bloomberg vetoed the Education Equity Act, a hotly contested bill that would provide translation services to parents of children in New York City public schools. While state regulations already require schools to translate documents like report cards and provide interpreters for parents, many still fail to provide these services, said Andrew Friedman, co-director of Make the Road by Walking, a Bushwick-based advocacy group.
Mom Sues State for Kidsâ€™ City School Tuition (Daily News, Jan 19, 2006)
Governorâ€™s School Plan Ignites a Debate Over Religious Funding Law (NY Sun, Jan 19, 2006)
Budget Boosts Charter Schools (Daily News, Jan 18, 2006)
If Governor George Pataki gets his way, Schools Chancellor Joel Klein will be able to open as many charter schools in the city as he sees fit. State law currently allows just 100 charters - taxpayer-funded schools that operate outside the regular public school system - to be set up in New York. But Pataki wants to give Klein the power to create unlimited city charters that would not count against the cap.
NYU Graduate Students Resume Their Strike Today (NY Sun, Jan 17, 2006)
City Pupils Get more Hype Than Hope (, Jan 13, 2006)
A critique -- some might say attack -- on Mayor Bloomberg's education policies by the Manhattan Institute's Sol Stern
Dinkins to Head Effort to Save Harlem Boys Choir (Daily News, Jan 9, 2006)
Urban Universities -- Including Columbia -- Try to Be Viewed as Good Neighbors (Washington Post, Jan 9, 2006)
Upper East and West Side Public Schools Seek Big Donations From Parents (NY Sun, Jan 5, 2006)
In Optimistic Inauguration Speech, Bloomberg Focuses On Housing, Schools, Fight Against Guns (NY Times, Jan 2, 2006)
Seizing on his electoral mandate in a second inaugural address that projected unabashed optimism, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg promised yesterday to pursue the most ambitious housing program in New York City's history, to begin a national campaign against illegal guns, and to "lock in and extend" his program to improve the schools.
Older Teachers Face Bias, Union Claims (NY Times, Dec 28, 2005)
The city teachers' union has charged that the Department of Education discriminates against teachers older than 40 by disproportionately bringing them up on disciplinary charges and giving them unsatisfactory performance ratings. Randi Weingarten, president of the United Federation of Teachers, filed the complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission earlier this year. It accused education officials of "discriminatory use of the disciplinary system" and a "discriminatory pattern and practice of coercing, threatening and harassing teachers over 40 years of age to 'encourage' those teachers to leave their assigned schools."
Translation Bill For Schools Is in Limbo (NY Sun, Dec 28, 2005)
A bill that would require report cards and other school papers to be translated into up to eight different languages for parents who don't understand English is in limbo despite passing easily last week in the City Council. The bill, the Education Equity Act, is expected to cost the city $20 million. Immigration advocates and council members who voted to approve the measure say parents are being shut out of their children's education, and have called the issue a matter of civil rights. The Bloomberg administration has accused the council of overstepping its jurisdiction and said that under state law only Albany or the Department of Education can legislate education issues. The mayor is not likely to sign the bill when he sits down on Thursday to sign into law dozens of other pieces of legislation
Environmental Hazards in the Schools (Gotham Gazette, Dec 12, 2005)
Tutoring Plan Could Create Chaos at Dismissal Time (Daily News, Dec 7, 2005)
East Village Residents Oppose Planned NYU Dormitory (Metro, Dec 7, 2005)
A Third Party Proposed A Solution to Striking Graduate Teaching Assistants and NYU (Metro, Dec 6, 2005)
In the battle between New York University’s striking graduate teaching assistants and its administration, a third party — the NYU Graduate Affairs Committee — stepped in yesterday to propose a solution. And they did so just before the grad students rallied in front of Bobst Library in defiance of NYU President John Sexton’s ultimatum to return to their teaching positions by yesterday or lose their $19,000 stipends and next semester’s teaching assignments.
Bloomberg To Teachers Union: No Wiggle Room On Pact (Daily News, Dec 5, 2005)
Mayor Bloomberg rejected a bid by the teachers union to delay key givebacks in their new contract, saying yesterday the educators got their 15% raises and now must abide by the pact.
City Schools Update Curriculum on AIDS for First Time in Decade (WNBC, Dec 2, 2005)
Schools to Require After-School Tutoring for Struggling Students (Daily News, Nov 30, 2005)
Striking NYU Grad Students Threatened With Penalties (NY Sun, Nov 29, 2005)
Sex Education Gets Makeover (Daily News, Nov 28, 2005)
CUNY Chancellor Recommends Tuition Increase (Daily News, Nov 18, 2005)
City to Double Number of All-Girls High Schools (, Nov 18, 2005)
Bribery Alleged in City School Construction Authority (NY Sun, Nov 17, 2005)
Local College Presidents Have High Salaries (Though A Few Take No Salary) (Daily News, Nov 15, 2005)
Asian Students Victims of Harassment (China Daily, Nov 14, 2005)
Rift Widens Between NYU Administration, Faculty (NY Sun, Nov 14, 2005)
Charter Schools -- Can They Really Make a Difference? (Gotham Gazette, Nov 14, 2005)
Science Scores Drop at City Schools (Daily News, Nov 11, 2005)
New Principal Confronts Big Challenges at East Harlem School (Village Voice, Nov 9, 2005)
Restriction Is Lifted on Funds for Tutors in Failing Schools (Newsday, Nov 8, 2005)
The federal Department of Education lifted a ban yesterday that had prevented New York City from providing federally financed tutoring to students in poor failing schools - a restriction that was in place because the city's schools had been found in need of academic improvement.
Teachers Ratify Contract (Newsday, Nov 4, 2005)
City High School Students Stage Walk-Out to Protest Bush Policies (NY 1, Nov 3, 2005)
152 schools Still Have No Full-Time Art classes (, Nov 1, 2005)
N.Y.U. Graduate Students Say They'll Strike to Unionize (NY Times, Nov 1, 2005)
New York University is facing a strike next week by its graduate student teaching assistants, who lost their union representation in August and are trying to win it back. The students said yesterday that they would begin a strike on Nov. 9
Gay Students Face Hostile Environment, Report Finds (Newsday, Oct 28, 2005)
New Book Finds City Schools Among the Most Segregated in the Country (NY Sun, Oct 26, 2005)
Chancellor Joel Klein, Polarizing But An Asset To The Mayor (New York Magazine, Oct 25, 2005)
Since the sixties, the average chancellor’s tenure has been a paltry two and a half years. Joel Klein has despite his emergence as arguably the most polarizing chancellor in memory. Idealistic and calculating, impatient and impolitic, Klein, 59, has pursued reforms as sweeping as any ever attempted in a major urban school system. In the process, he has won a legion of ardent fans, especially in the corporate and philanthropic spheres. Former GE CEO Jack Welch tells me, “I think he’s one of the great Americans.” Time Warner CEO Dick Parsons concurs. “His skill set and intellect are just what the system needed,” he says. But Klein has also pissed off a lot of people on both the left and the right. A lifelong Democrat, he has challenged his party’s hoary orthodoxies and extended a defiant middle finger to its traditional union allies. Many teachers see his management style as disrespectful and even dictatorial. (Among his critics on the Web, he is sometimes referred to, charmingly, as “Herr Klein.”) And yet there’s no disputing that Klein has proved a substantial asset to the mayor.
Underfunding City University (Gotham Gazette, Oct 24, 2005)
Lottery System for Much-Sought-After Kindergarten Seats Created (, Oct 21, 2005)
City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein has created a lottery system for much-sought-after kindergarten seats in upper West Side schools - reversing a controversial policy that allowed principals to handpick students, officials said yesterday.
Critics Seize on Test Scores To Question Claims on School Results (NY Sun, Oct 20, 2005)
Second Of Three Reports Recommends $2.5 B To Create Lab Schools, And Expand Pre-K (NY Sun, Oct 18, 2005)
Principals' Union Pressures Mayor on Contract (, Oct 17, 2005)
After two years without a raise, public school principals are increasing the pressure on Mayor Bloomberg this week with radio ads that call on him to settle a contract with them.
Bloomberg Talks Schools With Parents (, Oct 16, 2005)
The decrepit condition of city schools was among the topics Mayor Bloomberg touched on in his speech at the "Parents As Partners" conference, a first-ever event organized by Queens Borough President Helen Marshall.
School Buses May Foul Air for Many Years (NY Times, Oct 11, 2005)
New York City's fleet of 6,200 yellow school buses is the largest in the country by far. And despite recent efforts to clean up the most polluting buses in the fleet, it may still be one of the dirtiest
Bloomberg to Fight Charter Cap (, Oct 11, 2005)
Mayor Bloomberg, renewing his call for accountability in education, yesterday vowed that, if re-elected, he will fight to eliminate the statewide cap on new charter schools and to convince Albany to give the mayor independent authority to create the schools in the five boroughs....New York City has 47 of the state's 84 existing charters
Weingarten Says Teachers May Reject Contract Deal (Daily News, Oct 10, 2005)
Master Teacher Program to Expand (, Oct 9, 2005)
A program to make experienced teachers lead -- or master -- teachers and pay them extra to mentor their colleagues in hard-to-staff schools has been tried out in parts of the Bronx. Now, it’s considered so successful that Schools Chancellor Joel Klein is expanding it citywide next fall. And it has become one of the few school reforms the United Federation of Teachers and Klein both embrace.
After School Programs Will Work, Insists Mayor (, Oct 7, 2005)
Mayor Bloomberg insisted yesterday "there are ways to ensure that kids come" to after-school classes proposed in the tentative teachers contract - but stopped short of saying attendance would be mandatory.
Cracks Emerge in Teachers Union Pact (Daily News, Oct 6, 2005)
CUNY To Offer Online Degrees to Entice Students Back to School (NY Sun, Oct 6, 2005)
Corporal Punishment, Though Outlawed, On The Rise In City Schools (NY Sun, Sep 27, 2005)
While corporal punishment was outlawed in 1985, it turns out some teachers in New York have not been sparing the rod. A teacher last year smacked a student with a yardstick after pushing his head onto a desk and grabbing his arm, the city's Department of Education said. Another teacher pushed a classroom table into a student, and a school aide grabbed and pushed a student into a wall. These are just several of 646 cases of verified corporal punishment reported in city schools in the spring semester of 2004 alone..
Corporal Punishment in Schools on Rise (Daily News, Sep 26, 2005)
Teachers Rally to Demand Contract Talks (Newsday, Sep 23, 2005)
Ex-union Chief Dies (, Sep 20, 2005)
Sandra Feldman, who led the city’s United Federation of Teachers and the national American Federation of Teachers, cut her teeth on the civil rights movement. She died at 65 breast cancer.
Teachers Irate Over Contract Proposal (Daily News, Sep 16, 2005)
Fuming Teachers Talk Strike (Daily News, Sep 15, 2005)
3rd, 5th and 7th Grade Students to Get One Set of Tests, Ending Dispute Between City And State (NY Times, Sep 13, 2005)
To the relief of thousands of pencil-biting children and their parents, state and local education officials have reached an agreement that means that New York City's third, fifth and seventh graders will have to take only one round of standardized tests this school year. A conflict between the state and the city had raised the likelihood that children in those grades would have to take four tests over the course of the year - two reading and two mathematics exams - with one set of results for the city and the other set for the state. Under the terms of the agreement reached yesterday, students will take only the two state tests.
Fewer City Schools On Failing List (Daily News, Sep 12, 2005)
The First Union-Operated School In The Nation Opens Thursday In Brooklyn (Daily News, Sep 6, 2005)
Schools Don (Daily News, Aug 31, 2005)
More Third Graders Promoted After Summer School This Year (Daily News, Aug 30, 2005)
More third graders earned promotion after attending summer school this year than last year, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said yesterday, though nearly half of those who attended still could not pass exams to qualify for fourth grade.
Mayor, Head of Teachers Union Say Negotiations are Slow to Start (, Aug 19, 2005)
Mayor Bloomberg's got teachers union President Randi Weingarten's number - but says she's not answering the phone. A day after Weingarten slammed Bloomberg on television for not completing contract talks with the United Federation of Teachers before the new school year begins, the mayor insisted he has been "trying very hard" to negotiate.
7th Grade Promotion Policy Approved (, Aug 16, 2005)
The policy of holding back students who haven't mastered the basics was extended to seventh-graders last night after the controversial plan was approved by the Panel for Educational Policy. This year's seventh-graders will be required to score at least a 2 on a scale of 1 to 4 on the citywide reading test to be promoted to eighth grade. Starting in the fall of 2006, the math test will be included in the mix
Veteran Teachers Leave City Schools (Daily News, Aug 8, 2005)
Community Education Council 24 Condemns Disclosure Form (, Aug 4, 2005)
A resolution unanimously passed by the education council in Queens condemns the requirement that members of the council – who are not paid – file lengthy financial disclosure forms.
Students Rally Against Police Handling Of School Safety (Newsday, Aug 2, 2005)
Schools Take Aim at Bullies Targeting Those who Blur Traditional Gender Lines (Daily News, Jul 29, 2005)
More Students Skip Summer School (Daily News, Jul 27, 2005)
Teachers Union, Mayor Cool Their Rhetoric (, Jul 27, 2005)
Teachers union president Randi Weingarten is ratcheting down her anti-Bloomberg rhetoric in anticipation of a new contract that both sides hope will be finalized before the start of the school year, according to union officials. Meanwhile, Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Gifford Miller are vying for the union’s support in the mayoral race.
4 After-School Programs Axed (Daily News, Jul 21, 2005)
Hundreds of students in lower Manhattan will see their after-school programs closed this fall because the city has changed how it doles out money to community groups.
Mayor Bloomberg Announces End Of Social Promotion In The 7th Grade (, Jul 20, 2005)
The mayor's speech announcing his new seventh grade promotion policy.
We Need Fewer - Not More - Gifted Programs (, Jul 20, 2005)
A parent and teachers writes that, if all schools were better, parents would not be so quick to want to place their children in so-called ìgifted and talentedî programs.
Promotion Clampdown Extends To Seventh Grade (, Jul 19, 2005)
Seventh-graders will join third- and fifth-graders on the city's pass-or-fail hot seat. Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday he'll hold back seventh-graders who bomb on basic exams and can't prove they are promotion-worthy - a thorny policy he maintains has worked with the younger students. "A seventh-grader is clearly old enough to know that life is demanding," Bloomberg told middle school principals gathered at Columbia University. "Up until now there has never been a penalty for not working." The controversial promotion policy will be phased in over two years. Incoming seventh-graders must prove themselves on city reading exams this year - but they don't have to fear the math tests until the following year. (Newsday)(NY Times
Nearly 1,000 Teachers Flunked By Their Principals (Daily News, Jul 12, 2005)
Nearly 1,000 city teachers were flunked by their principals this year - a 40% leap from last year - after orders from Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to weed out incompetents. Klein had chided principals for dumping their lousy teachers on other schools, rather than giving them low marks on evaluations. "Someone who is not good enough to work with your students is not good enough to work with any other students," Klein wrote in an E-mail to principals last summer. Principals often make quiet deals with bad teachers, promising them a satisfactory rating in their annual review if they agree to transfer. Last year, 679 teachers got failing grades; this year the number rose to 988, according to the Education Department. But the spike in bad grades is a sign of bad management, not flawed teachers, charged United Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten.
Political Maneuver Will Likely Block Class Size Referendum (Newsday, Jul 8, 2005)
Klein Warns Failing Students to Attend Summer School (Daily News, Jul 6, 2005)
Most Black and Hispanic Students Graduate with Local, But Not Regents Diploma (Amsterdam News, Jun 30, 2005)
NCLB update: Parents must pick a school by July 8 (, Jun 28, 2005)
About 183,000 students currently attending 267 schools identified by the state as "schools in need of improvement" may be eligible to transfer to a better performing school under the terms of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. But students interested in taking advantage of this must mail in their applications by July 8.
Upper West Side Gifted Kindergarten Programs May Close (, Jun 21, 2005)
The Department of Education may close as many as five “gifted and talented programs” for kindergarten children on the Upper West Side, the latest chapter in the ongoing turmoil over school choice in the area.
Math Disaster (, Jun 21, 2005)
A teacher at Stuyvesant High School says the math curriculum used in many city schools is failing many students. As a result, business is booming for math tutors.
New York State Fourth and Eight Grade English Test Results (, May 19, 2005)
About 70percent of all fourth graders in the state met requirements, with students in so-called high need districts, including New York City, closing the gap between them and children elsewhere in the state.
Minority Students (, May 19, 2005)
Black and Latino students in the city made bigger gains on fourth-grade reading exams than their white and Asian counterparts - shrinking the alarming racial gap in schools, new state data revealed.
Bathrooms, Bullies and Books: Kids Tell All (, May 19, 2005)
A report on the City Council education committee’s hearing at which only students could testify.
Where (, May 19, 2005)
Manhattan City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz is fast becoming the skeptic who threatens New York’s education orthodoxy. Her latest challenge to that orthodoxy is to ask what she calls the “$20 billion question”: “How can we spend that much on our schools [each year] and still not have the money for things so basic as science labs or toilet paper . . . . [A]re we getting good value for our money?”
A Rush to Judgment? (, May 3, 2005)
Education historian Diane Ravitch reviews some of the school changes instituted in the past two years by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein.
The Battle at Columbia University (, May 3, 2005)
The most contentious squabbling over the rights of academics to speak out on controversial issues is taking place on the campus of Columbia University in New York City. The issue involves Jewish students and recent graduates who claim they have been insulted and intimidated by professors who espouse the Palestinian cause and are opposed to Israeli policies. Much of this criticism has been directed at teachers in the Middle East and Asian Languages and Culture Department, one of the most highly regarded Middle East Studies departments in the country.
The Bully Blight (, Apr 12, 2005)
Bullies have always lurked in schools, and until recently, dealing with them was considered just another painful life lesson. But that attitude is changing. Last month UCLA researchers published two new studies showing that bullying is much more widespread and harmful than anyone knew.
More and More, Kids Say the Foulest Things (, Apr 12, 2005)
In classrooms, hallways and the playgrounds, young people are using inappropriate language more frequently than ever, teachers and principals say. Not only is it coarsening the school climate and social discourse, they say, it is evidence of a decline in language skills. Popular culture has made ugly language acceptable and hip. Many teachers say that even if they can control their own rooms, their principals often don't give them support on the issue, and principals say they can't because administrators are worried about "bigger" problems. Many parents are also no help.
Connecticut Prepares to Sue U.S. Over 'No Child Left Behind' (, Apr 12, 2005)
Connecticut's attorney general says he plans to sue the federal government over the No Child Left Behind law, arguing that it forces Connecticut to administer new standardized tests at a cost of millions of dollars and that Washington refuses to pay for them. A handful of local school districts have filed legal challenges to the law, but Connecticut would be the first state to do so.
Faculty Committee Largely Clears Scholars (, Apr 12, 2005)
Columbia University, after a months-long investigation, has determined that only a small fraction of complaints from Jewish students against anti-Israel professors constituted intimidation. The faculty committee investigating student allegations against professors in the Middle Eastern studies department largely cleared the accused scholars of blame. But committee members described a polarized classroom environment in which pro-Israel students disturbed lectures and seminars with inappropriate interruptions.
Recipe for Trouble: City Schools' Food Plan Fails to Deliver (, Apr 5, 2005)
Among U.S. institutions, only the military feeds more people than the New York City schools, where 1,200 lunchrooms serve 800,000 meals every day of the school year. This year the New York City Department of Education handed the task to just three companies instead of the dozen or more that used to divvy up the work. Other vendors warned against this. Seven months later, the school department has had to advance the delivery companies millions of dollars, fine them thousands, declare an emergency, and bring in extra firms to help. Now the contracts are under investigation and the scheme itself is under internal review.
School Report Cards: Most Students Pass Regents Exams, But Achievement Gap Continues (, Mar 9, 2005)
The New York State Board of Education issued its report cards for schools in the state and announced findings form the statistics. Most students who entered ninth grade in 2000 have passed the five Regents exams required to graduate, but the graduation rate for minority students is far lower than for white students. To solve the achievement gap, the education department recommends breaking up large high schools, improving technical education and reforming middle school education.
HIV Education Lags (, Mar 9, 2005)
Nearly two years after a damning report on HIV education in schools, the city has yet to implement a new curriculum, Assemblymember Scott Stringer has charged.
Why Equal Education Funding Isn't as Easy as Apple Pie (, Mar 9, 2005)
Marguerite Roza and Paul Hill of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at University of Washington write about their findings that increases in school funding, such as those ordered by New York courts in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity case, will not address many of the inequities that face poor schools in New York and other cities.
Application Deadline for Parents Councils Extended (, Mar 9, 2005)
The city has extended the deadline for applicants to the Community and Citywide Education Councils until March 19. There are 34 councils, each with 11 members, nine of whom must be parents.
New SAT a Boon for Test-Prep Business (, Mar 9, 2005)
Despite sharp disagreements among educators about the effectiveness of coaching, the test-preparation industry is booming as students nationwide prepare to take the revised SAT, which now includes a mandatory essay.
Controversy Brewing at Stuyvesant Over College Recommendations (, Mar 9, 2005)
The administration of Stuyvesant High School is talking to officials of the Princeton Review about paying the test-preparation company tens of thousands of dollars to write official college recommendations for seniors. Although the city's Department of Education already "outsources" many tasks, some teachers, parents, and students said it is a bad idea to farm out the recommendations, which accompany college applications.
Do Charter Schools Help Their Students? (, Mar 9, 2005)
Harvard University economics professor Caroline Hoxby contests recent findings that charter schools perform no better ‚Äì and may do worse ‚Äì than regular public schools. For one, she says that it is wrong to compare the performance of charter school students with their average public school counterparts because, according to her, charter schools students are more likely to be poor and members of minority groups from inner cities or rural areas.
Public High School Graduation and College-Readiness (, Mar 9, 2005)
The study by the Manhattan Institute finds that high school graduation rates remained unchanged but the percent of students prepared for college increased from 25 percent to 34 percent. The study attributes this to tougher standards in high schools, which, they say, requires students to take more challenging courses but do not push more students to drop out of high school.
Stuyvesant Accepts 200 More Students (, Feb 16, 2005)
It just got easier to get into Stuyvesant High School. Historically the most sought-after high school in the city, Stuyvesant is accepting about 200 more incoming 9th graders than last year, or approximately 975 students, as opposed to about 770 last year.
Judge DeGrasse (, Feb 16, 2005)
Justice DeGrasse Affirms Panel's Recommendations; Orders State to Provide New York City Schools an Additional $5.63 Billion.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg Testifies About Governor George Pataki's Proposed Budget (, Jan 25, 2005)
In an appearance before a committee of the state legislature, Mayor Michael Bloomberg criticized Governor George Pataki’s proposed state budget for not providing enough money for New York City schools. The mayor said the budget “fails utterly to address the state’s need to contribute its fair share to our five-year capital program.” He said the governor is proposing to spend far less to provide New York school children with a sound basic education than a court-appointed panel has recommended. And he criticized the governor for seeking to raise money for education through revenues video lottery terminals, a solution that Bloomberg called regressive and unstable. The mayor also reiterated previous statements that all additional funds for a sound basic education must come from the state – not the city.
State Budget Info (, Jan 25, 2005)
Material compiled by the Educational Priorities Panel on Governor Pataki’s budget and its effect on education.
New York City Sound Basic Education Plan A Model for Public Accountability & Public Engagement (, Jan 25, 2005)
A plan submitted by participants from the Alliance for Quality Education, Class Size Matters, Advocates for Public Representation in Public Education and other leading education advocates calling for public involvement in determining how the city should spend any additional money it gets from the Campaign for Fiscal Equity case.
Report and Recommendations of the Judicial Referees (in pdf format) (, Dec 21, 2004)
The full report on ways to implement the court decision in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity case, which found that city schools need more money to provide students with an adequate education.
Can New York Get an A School Finance Reform (in pdf format) (, Dec 21, 2004)
A report by an independent watchdog group on how the city and state could pay for an increase in school funding.
A Short Guide to Special Education (in pdf format) (, Dec 21, 2004)
Basic information for city parents, including what special education is, services provided, how to ensure your child gets needed services, and where to go for more information.
America (, Dec 21, 2004)
The full report from National Center for Education Statistics.
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (, Dec 21, 2004)
The latest results of this quadrennial surveys finds American youngsters lag behind their peers in some other countries.
An Overview Of Research On The Effectiveness Of Retention On Student Achievement For New York City Schoolchildren (, Nov 22, 2004)
This review of studies by Advocates for Children concludes that retention -- using a single test to determine if a student should be held back -- impedes children’s educational progress and leads to lower achievement and higher drop out rates.
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in New York City: An Assessment of Current Special Education Service Delivery (, Nov 22, 2004)
A report by Advocates for Children on how the city assesses and provides educational services for the growing number of children diagnosed with autism and related disorders.
IBO Report: How a Bigger Education Budget Became Less Money for Schools (, Nov 10, 2004)
An analysis by the Independent Budget Office on how the city budget could increased spending for education by $570 million but, thanks to "rising costs and a complex allocation process...more money for education can still equal less money to individual schools."
Officials Cheer New Math Programs as Test Scores Increase Yet Again (, Oct 7, 2004)
tudents in New York City and across the state have made solid gains in math for the third year in a row, suggesting that a range of new programs from special math coaches to increased class time devoted to the subject have begun to have an impact.
High School Overcrowding Eases, But 75 Percent Of Students Still In Schools Over Capacity (, Oct 6, 2004)
The Independent Budget Office's reports on overcrowding in the city’s high schools
Help Sites For Dropouts Are Closed (, Oct 6, 2004)
The Times reports on one of the school chancellor’s recent unannounced shutdown of school programs
No Agreement on Education or Other Sticky Issues as Legislative Session in Albany Ends (, Jul 2, 2004)
New York State government is often run like a giant game of chicken. With a $100 billion budget and dozens of laws that would affect New Yorkers hanging in the balance, the state's leaders stake out their positions, dig in their heels, and try to bend their adversaries to their will.
Promotions Granted to 1,500 Who Failed 3rd Grade Tests (, Jul 2, 2004)
Nearly 1,500 third graders will not be left back despite failing at least one of their citywide tests this spring, the New York City Department of Education announced yesterday.
Klein Says He Has Ousted 45 Principals (, Jul 2, 2004)
New York City education officials said yesterday that they had removed 45 principals "for poor performance" over this academic year but that 25 of them would get other jobs within the city school system. Officials also said that two of the principals were fighting their dismissals and that a decision would be made after arbitration hearings this summer.
BACK TO JAMAICA: NYC TEACHERS SENT PACKING (, Jun 21, 2004)
City pols are struggling to save the jobs of nearly 100 public school teachers recruited from the Caribbean.
On 3rd-Grade Test Day, Reports of Reused Questions (, May 6, 2004)
After three months of heated protests, contentious meetings and political wrangling, New York City's third graders pulled out their sharpened pencils to take the citywide English test yesterday, the results of which could determine whether they are forced to repeat the grade.
City May Sue Over Showing of Tests on TV (, May 6, 2004)
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, furious that questions from Tuesday's third-grade citywide reading test were broadcast on television, threatened yesterday to pursue legal action against the advocates who had made the test public and the media organizations that aired close-up images of it.
As Wealthy Fill Top Colleges, New Efforts to Level the Field (, May 6, 2004)
At prestigious universities around the country, from flagship state colleges to the Ivy League, more and more students from upper-income families are edging out those from the middle class, according to university data.
Governor Pataki's Budget Slashes School Funding (, Feb 6, 2003)
Mayor's Education Plan (, Jan 15, 2003)
At an address on January 15, Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled the details of his new education plan. The mayor said students will be taught a uniform curriculum of reading, writing, and math in smaller classrooms. He will also end the separate administration of high schools and lower grades and replace the 32 community school boards with parental advisory boards, whose members must have a child in a school in that district.
The Educational Priorities Panel's Analysis of the November Plan Cuts to Public Education (, Nov 1, 2002)
A breakdown of the latest education budget cuts, plus links to more budget information.