Young Men's Initiative Shows Promise—and Limits
Mayor Bloomberg gets credit for making young black men a government priority. But there are questions about YMI's scope, scale and future funding.
Latino Nonprofits Blame Mayor's Policies for Struggles
Organizations say contracting reforms by the Bloomberg administration have made it harder for them to compete for funds. But management problems have also hampered their efforts.
City Schools Ask State to Waive Librarian Requirements
Citing fiscal pressure, the schools want to use in-classroom libraries and parent volunteers instead of certified librarians. Critics say kids need more than that.
Class in the Classroom: The Income Gap and NYC's Schools
It's well known that wealthy kids outperform poor kids in school, but now the rich are also pulling away from middle-class students. Why? And is class or race the key factor in how NYC school kids perform?
The Next 'Education Mayor?' De Blasio Vs. Lhota on Schools
Sizing up what each man has in mind for New York's 1 million public-school students—and, through our totally unscientific street-corner poll, what New York voters think of the candidates' plans.
The 2013 Primary Candidates on Education
To date, the New York City mayoral hopefuls have been far more critical than constructive on education. But they are starting to air their own views on an increasing number of educational issues.
Twenty-Something ... and Ready to be Adopted
Children who "age out" of foster care often face steep challenges, prompting new interest in finding families for people much older than typical candidates for adoption.
Central Brooklyn Parents Face School Choices, Disparities
In community school district 17, school closures, charter schools and tough discipline aren't just grounds for debate: They're the reality that face parents advocating for their children.
Graduation Day: Bloomberg's Babies Grow Up
In the final installment of our Class of 2013 series, we watch the seniors we've met this year as they leave New York City public schools for the big, "real" world.
New Charter High School Will Be Closed to Transfer Students
The DOE is planting seeds for charters to expand in city schools even after Mayor Bloomberg leaves office. But some of the new resources will only be open to those who won charter lotteries in the early grades.
Brooklyn Youth Mobilize To Expand Jobs Program
The Summer Youth Employment Program escaped new cuts in this year's city budget. But past trimming means thousands of willing teen workers will be left on the sidelines.
Library Vital to Immigrants Squeezed by City Budget
The small McKinley Park branch in Dyker Heights bustles with immigrants but struggles to meet demand after years of cuts to the library system.
Bid to Co-Locate Bushwick Schools Attracts Little Attention
Proposals to put charters in existing school buildings often stir outrage. While teachers are worried about two such moves in Bushwick, few parents attended the public hearings.
Critics: CUNY Rushing Medgar Evers Search
William Pollard's resignation hasn't quelled controversy at the Crown Heights school, where some believe the search for a new leader has moved too quickly.
DOE Head Says Funding Discrepancies Overblown
Meeting with parents in East New York, Chancellor Walcott said that while the state was still shortchanging the city, inequities in city funding have been resolved.
Amid Tests and Tight Budgets, Schools Find Room for Arts
DOE statistics indicate arts instruction is absent from many middle and high schools. But for some principals, arts aren't an extra—they're a priority.
Class of 2013: Tech Students Eye Careers As Reforms Stall
In our year-long series on the Bloomberg administration's final high-school class, we meet students at a Career and Technical high school in Staten Island.
Politically Active Bronx Artists Protest Their Own Eviction
The dispute between a South Bronx landlord and a radical arts collective has become a rallying cry for supporters of the group, which combines youth development with political activism.
Bloomberg's Babies Eye College Apps
Meet some of the students at the Taft complex in the Bronx. They're proud of the challenges they've surmounted. In fact, some would have liked a few more.
Class of 2013: Life in the Sweet Spot
Amid the debate over whether small high schools have fixed—or added to—problems with large city high schools, four students at "Tele" are happy to be stuck in the middle.
Charters Target Middle-Class Brooklyn
Originally launched to offer more choice to low-income parents in poorly served neighborhoods, charter schools are increasingly targeting more affluent students in areas that have lots of school options.
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