"I know that you're just a messenger, so I want to make sure you deliver this message properly to your supervisors," parent and City Council candidate Jelani Mashariki told the Department of Education's deputy chief academic officer Adina Lopatin at a Borough Hall town hall packed with families Mond ... More >>
Most New York City public school parents don't know that their child's personal information will be available to third-party companies through a new data-sharing initiative. Parents and advocates opposed to the new initiative believe it will put sensitive student information at risk and allow com ... More >>
Parents, activists and educators who are against the so-called education-reform movement are forming a national coalition to combat what they perceive to be a corporate assault on education. They thought it'd be wise to organize their fight on a more national level -- especially since their oppone ... More >>
Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended the state's impressive run of evading the fact that it owes New York City billions of dollars in educations funds. As we reported last week, the state has demonstrated an uncanny ability to pretend like the N.Y. State Court of Appeals didn't mandate that it pay the city ... More >>
Black gets promoted from within the mayor's own head
Cathie Black: hated by the same old gangHave you noticed that it's the same five or six people protesting Cathie Black's appointment as Chancellor of Schools the past couple of weeks? No? That's probably because her opposition has been hyped to seem like it's made of far more people than it i ... More >>
After the "Race to the Top" results caused so much buzz this summer and the release of Waiting for Superman seems to have parents fuming this fall, NBC news has been the latest outlet to get on the education bandwagon, with its sprawling "Education Nation" mutli-platform line-up. NBC has already ... More >>
The State Senate voted yesterday to raise the number of charter schools in the state to 460 from 200. Majority Leader John Sampson supported the legislation and, despite significant Democratic resistance, led it to a surprisingly bipartisan victory (45-15). More than doubling the number of c ... More >>
AS BUDGETS SHRINK, CITY SCHOOLS TURN TO PARENTS TO PICK UP THE SLACK
Are No Child Left Behind and Bloomberg's report cards pushing schools to go grade-grubbing?
Since Mike Bloomberg and Joel Klein do have a real record to sell, why do they insist on embellishing it? And why does every newspaper in town, now even including the New York Times, lend itself to the Department of Exaggeration's (DOE) campaign to merge the renewal of mayoral control and the re- ... More >>
City leaders want kids out of large schools and into smaller ones. Now one Brooklyn high school is fighting the mandate to close its doors.