On Thursday, teachers and administrators began the usual routines of room redecorating and meeting new students. But for several charter schools that have just opened their doors, this year is all about creating entirely new systems. The founder of a new charter school talks MetroFocus through the grueling steps it took to get his school up and running.
Angela Sheldon, whose first day at Hunter College High School is Thursday, writes about how she’s going to teach her seventh and 10th grade students about the events of 9/11.
It has been a tumultuous year for education stakeholders — resources are tight, inequality persists and hundreds of school employees are out of a job. How will last year’s battles play out in the fall?
A new curriculum developed by N.J. educators attempts to help students understand the emotional and cultural significance of 9/11. In one activity, students are given images of artifacts collected from St. Paul’s Chapel, a key recovery site following the attacks, and asked to explain why they might be used to remember 9/11.
As the city shuts Bronx New School after finding contamination there, other schools on leased property remain open and could pose a danger to the health of their students and staff. Gotham Gazette reports.
A century ago, Ms. Frank E. Buttolph dreamed that her collection of restaurant menus would offer a glimpse into the city’s delicious history. Her dream is finally being realized as the New York Public Library digitizes and transcribes over 25,000 bills of fare, offering a gastronomic history of the city.
Starting this spring, students in New York City’s middle and high schools will be required to take comprehensive sex education classes. Planned Parenthood of New York City President Joan Malin discusses the new program.
When it comes to this year’s standardized test scores, there’s good news and there’s bad news.