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July 08, 2014

N.Y.C. Proposes New Requirements for Superintendents

Tuesday's announcement included news of a $750,000 grant from the Wallace Foundation to train superintendents as principal supervisors.

July 01, 2014

New York City Announces $23 Million More to Expand Arts Programs in 2014-2015

The money will go toward hiring up to 120 new certified arts teachers; upgrading arts facilities and developing partnership programs with New York City Arts Institutions.

June 17, 2014

Expanding Community Schools Focus of New York City Initiative

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $52 million effort to turn 40 struggling schools into community hubs that provide health and social services to students and their families.

June 17, 2014

N.Y.C. Mayor Announces $52 Million Effort to Launch Community Schools

Bringing health and social services directly to schools that serve struggling students is the focus of the new effort from Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration.

June 16, 2014

Weaker Teachers Leaving Schools Under N.Y.C.'s Tenure Changes

A New York City schools policy that encourages principals to closely consider teacher-tenure decisions before awarding that status appears to have encouraged less-effective educators to leave the profession, new research shows.

June 05, 2014

What's Good for Rich Kids Is Good for Poor Ones, Too

Meier: It is galling when rich people in the ed policy field tell me that class size doesn't matter-and pay a lot to send their kids to schools with half as many students per class as urban schools.

May 22, 2014

We Need a Strong Alliance for Schools

Meier: States are making it easier to hand over our schools to private interests or providing money to existing private schools.

May 16, 2014

N.Y.C. Mayor Looks to Provide 34,000 New After-School Slots

Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio said after-school programs are "a crucial part of what we're doing" to improve education in New York City.

May 09, 2014

Researcher Argues NCLB, Common Core Emphasize English-only Approach

A study finds that NCLB created pressure to eliminate bilingual education and one of its authors says common core may do the same.

May 07, 2014

NYC First Lady: Technology Could Connect Children to Mental Health Resources

Chirlane McCray's challenge is part of an annual technology design competition in New York City.

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