Eight Queens public schools have been named to participate in an innovative redesign that bends the traditional protocols, officials announced on Monday.
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Shanelle Davis will be the first black valedictorian to graduate Benjamin Cardozo High School. Davis, who will be the first in her family to earn a higher degree, will attend Harvard University starting in the fall.
Like most of my colleagues, I joined the teaching profession to make a difference in children’s lives. Yet I find that the current conversation about education — and specifically the proposed teachers’ contract — is not always focused on what’s best for kids.
What a word actually means can be less important than the way it’s commonly used. If the original intent of the word has been corrupted, you can ironically set yourself up for misunderstanding by using it as it was originally meant. That’s especially true of education “reform.” Be careful when messing with words. Be even [...]
The new contract between the city and the United Federation of Teachers is a monumental achievement for all New Yorkers because it is a milestone of reconciliation between management and labor. People can argue the merits of its details, but what is indisputable is that the Bloomberg era of deliberate, almost sadistic impasse and union-busting [...]
This month is the 20th anniversary for Democratic State Assemblymember Sheldon Silver’s reign as speaker of the New York State Assembly. Many wonder how he has lasted so long given all the scandals committed by many former members of the Democratic State Assembly caucus over his tenure. The answer is simple. Speaker Silver rules the [...]
The de Blasio administration is taking its first steps towards settling labor contracts that were left unresolved under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Parents of city public school students are telling city officials, they failed.
School District 26 scholars, from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, have until March 28 to enter a contest to compete for a total of up to $9,000 in scholarships.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has named Carmen Farina, a veteran employee of the New York City public school system, as the next schools chancellor.