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New, Tougher GED Has Students Scrambling
City Schools Ask State to Waive Librarian Requirements
Class in the Classroom: The Income Gap and NYC's Schools
The Next 'Education Mayor?' De Blasio Vs. Lhota on Schools
The 2013 Primary Candidates on Education
Bid to Co-Locate Bushwick Schools Attracts Little Attention
DOE Head Says Funding Discrepancies Overblown
Class of 2013: Tech Students Eye Careers As Reforms Stall
Class of 2013: Life in the Sweet Spot
Class of 2013: Bloomberg's Babies Start Senior Year
School Food Deal Lures Firms Linked to Past Probes
DOE Diaspora: NYC School Vets Spread Reforms Nationwide
Fear of School Closure Is Personal for This Principal
Leasing Rules Eyed After Toxic School's Closure
Flat Gains on U.S. Tests Clash with Picture of Progress in NYC
From Buses to Special Ed, Contractors' Role in Schools Questioned
2 Schools, 1 Space: Scars Linger from Controversy on Adelphi Street
In Public School Reform, What Can Private Money Buy?
New York's School Principals Struggle Quietly Amid Teacher Controversies
Music Lessons Improve Lives, Rarely Available In NYC Schools
1.1 million students attend over 1,700 New York City public schools every year. While all institutions fall under one system, some schools have less resources and more demands for ensuring the proper education of their students.
The mayor-elect is poised to name the next person to lead the city's million schoolchildren and 130,000 education personnel. City Limits' award-winning education coverage touches on some of the key issues the new chancellor will face.
By limiting enrollment—and therefore eliminating the schools' commitment to accept all neighborhood kids who wanted to come—DOE says it will improve students' options.
In his annual address, Mayor Bloomberg touted increased college readiness in the city's high schools. But more than half the students deemed college ready attend New York's top-ranked facilities.
Schools the Bloomberg administration has targeted for closure have student populations demographically different from the average facility. And many had absorbed an increasing number of struggling students.
Schools on the new DOE closure list serve more low-income, special ed and English-learning students than the system as a whole. Is the city simply fighting for poor kids to get the best, or applying unfair expectations in a way that disrupts students' lives?
The DOE's report cards are out for high schools. Amid higher standards, fewer schools notched the highest grades. With graduation criteria about to tighten, what do the numbers bode for the class of 2012 and beyond?
The grades are out, and so is the list of schools that might close because of them. But what's the difference between an A and a B when the DOE grades its 1,700 schools?
A new survey finds that New Yorkers generally think the city's schools have improved and are willing to pay more in taxes to fund education. But among political priorities, creating jobs edges out schools.
Watch a video interview about the challenges confronting one Brooklyn High School: A dwindling student population, reduced class offerings and the third principal in about a year.
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Conservatives want armed guards in the schools. Some liberals want to call in the National Guard if school violence threatens. What do those at risk—kids in school—say we should do after Newtown?
When Mayor Bloomberg took charge of New York's schools, he highlighted wide racial gaps in school achievement as a rationale for reform. A new study finds those disparities persist—and suggests ways to address them.
This school year the city has undertaken a dramatic transformation of special education to try to improve student achievement. While applauding the push, these writers believe the city has put more resources into the classrooms where special ed kids are now learning.
Next month, city students take the standardized tests on which their progress, and perhaps the fates of their teachers and schools, depend—all amid a debate over testing that, this writer observes, is nothing new.
The current education reform climate reminds this writer of a 4th grade kickball game: Elites select their favorites, unions fight for the ball—and parents and students wonder when someone will pick them to play.
Agreement between the New York State Education Department and New York City school system to improve the education of English Language Learners.
The IBO compares schools slated for closure with other facilities, and finds the targeted schools post relatively poor performance, but also serve populations that face steeper challenges.
An Investigation of Private Consultants in the Bloomberg Administration