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Parents Battle City Schools for Special Ed Services
Why Charter Schools Have High Teacher Turnover
Questionable Claims by Anti-Drug Program
College Readiness: One Star Student's Struggle
New Scrutiny of City's Library Trustees
Getting Kids Ready for College, Beyond the Classroom
Libraries Get Millions to Fix Buildings, Need More
Success, Struggle as Library Branches Fill Gap in Services
De Blasio Era Doesn't Discourage Bronx Charter School Applicant
Students, Teachers Say Roll-Out of New GED Has Been Flawed
In Branch Libraries, Fewer Books But High Demand
State Grant Helps 2 Sunset Park After-School Sites
Budgets Cut, But NYC's Libraries Thrive—For Now
Frustration at Lack of Sites to Ease School Crowding in Sunset Park
Advocates to de Blasio: Fix Childcare System
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
Corruption allegations in Hartford and Albuquerque and a relentless push for for-profit charters in Dallas highlight problems that New York's charter-school surge has largely avoided.
The library system, which has been under scrutiny over perks given to its director, wouldn't say which ones.
Today, reused chains and recycled plastic lids sit in a warehouse in Queens. Next fall they'll be used for school art projects in an improving—but still tight—funding environment.
A report by the city comptroller highlights deficiencies in how the city responds to space squeezes. What's the long-term outlook for the scarcity of school seats?
The Manhattan borough president wants the DOE to do a better job tracking arts education in the schools—and a better job supporting it.
The city's four library systems had hoped for a $65 million addition to the baseline budget. They instead received a more modest increase.
The city's three library systems promise to hire nearly 800 people, expand hours and introduce new programs if the city boosts their funding by $65 million over what Mayor de Blasio has proposed.
What does a $300 tuition hike mean? We asked the students who'll be paying it.
When pre-payment is taken into account, the current year's budget and Mayor de Blasio proposed fiscal 2015 spending are almost identical.
The deal includes changes to teacher training, parent involvement and school innovation. The retroactive pay and raises over nine years are funded by healthcare efficiencies for which approval is still pending..
A report by the city comptroller finds steep disparities in arts education throughout the DOE. A City Limits investigation last year reported that many aspects of education reform worked to squeeze out the arts.
Read key briefing material on the financial situation confronting the city's research and branch libraries.
The man in charge of the Brooklyn Library's correctional services talks about the challenges of providing books to an incarcerated customer base.
A look at how the New York, Queens and Brooklyn systems compare to other major library networks.
The biggest problem with the city's Career and Technical Education schools, finds a new report, is that there are too few of them.
A baselined budget doesn't mean there aren't big challenges for the city's three systems.
The Harlem Children's Zone CEO both wrote and starred in articles in our magazine, including a 2010 report that examined the accomplishments of the HCZ effort.
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In the wake of reports about questionable spending in the Queens system, the comptroller said he wants to check the books of all three library networks.
Amid reports about big spending on salary and offices for the system's top exec, Melinda Katz endorsed calls for a Council probe and promised to do some digging of her own.
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By helping parents learn English, encouraging home literacy and fostering school engagement, one program is finding that increasing educational attainment is a family affair.
The school system has made college readiness a priority. A key—and often missing—ingredient to a successful transition to college is for kids to have some guidance getting there.
The author suggests that underutilized hours at branch libraries overlap with times when neighborhood schools could use more and better-equipped space.
Pundits say more teaching training is what's needed to improve America's schools. But what does good teacher training look like? And is it the way to address obstacles—like, say, poverty—that impede some students?
If mayoral candidates promising a change in school policy are short on specifics, that might be because reversing the Bloomberg reforms will be require a delicate touch.
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The city's zoning laws still bend and stretch to meet the needs of developers