From school performance to charters to standardized test results, catch up on some of the most important issues facing the education system.
In 2014, Mayor de Blasio proposed a three-year program to turn around a portion of New York’s failing schools. Read More.
The standardized state test results for New York City’s third- and eighth-graders send a mixed message regarding city public schools. Read More.
A NYC Department of Education report’s focus on race as the key problem facing District 15 avoids the real issue: the DOE’s failure to educate all its students. Read More.
Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza opposes the selective admissions screening in place at 80 other high schools, which admit the brightest and most talented kids. Read More.
De Blasio' s latest gesture of largesse to United Federation of Teachers was to give every member six weeks of paid parental leave, at full pay. Read More.
The school district, in an effort to achieve an optimal racial mix in middle schools, will reserve spots in a well-regarded school for the lowest-performing incoming students. Read More.
Instead of basing admission to high-achievement schools on a citywide test, the mayor wants to admit automatically the top 7% of students from every city middle school. Read More.
Charters educate about 10% of the city’s public school population. But with maturation has come growing pains, and charters are locked in a battle with the de Blasio administration over space. Read More.
A visiting professor’s recent discussion of the importance of free speech was met with shouting, protests, and invective by a crowd of students at the CUNY School of Law. Read More.
The facts you need to know about the issues that matter most in New York.