Education

The Debate Over Common Core Education Standards and Testing

Clara Hemphill, founding editor of Insideschools.org, and José Vilson, a New York City math teacher explore the controversy surrounding the Common Core state education standards.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice's "Half The Sky" Campus Ambassador Yajaira Gonzalez first learned of the "Half The Sky" Movement when she was introduced to the book by a colleague. She will be hosting a screening of the film on campus in mid-October. Photo courtesy of  Yajaira Gonzalez.
Michelle Michalos  |  September 19, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment

From page to screen to college campuses across the country, the Half the Sky Movement is spreading the word on how to help end violence against women and girls.

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Elisabeth Ponsot for Need to Know  |  September 13, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

The state’s Dignity for All Students Act goes further than any in its history to define what constitutes a “safe and supportive” learning environment.

President Michael Mulgrew and AFT President Randi Weingarten wore red Monday to show solidarity with teachers on strike in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/uft via Gotham Schools.
Philissa Cramer for Gotham Schools  |  September 11, 2012 2:16 PM | Comments
There are a host of reasons why New York City teachers probably won’t follow their Chicago colleagues.
New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said that. AP/Mike Groll
John Farley  |  September 7, 2012 3:00 PM | Comments
The analysis broke down graduation rates by race and country of origin, and looked at students who were discharged vs. those who dropped out.
Professor and flutist Bärli Nugent discusses Juilliard's opening ceremonies for the 2012-13 school year with graduate and choreographer. Photo courtesy of Evan Leatherwood.
Evan Leatherwood  |  September 5, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Even the talented graduates of an elite performing arts school need business skills to practice their art.
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Rachel Cromidas for GothamSchools  |  August 29, 2012 11:56 AM | Comments
The Department of Education has revised portions of its disciplinary code to make consequences for poor behavior less strict for the youngest students.
An airplane passes over an apartment building on its way to LaGuardia Airport. The FAA and Port Authority have soundproofed many of the schools around the city's airports, researcher Charlotte Clark said nobody is really sure how effective these measures are. AP/Frank Franklin
John Farley  |  August 28, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
How do you reduce noise in one of the loudest cities in the world?
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Geoff Decker for Gotham Schools  |  August 22, 2012 12:02 PM | Comments
A practice that city officials devised to deter cheating before it happens is also being used to preempt schools already suspected of misconduct.
Teens working on a wheel in the Recycle a Bicycle shop. Photo courtesy of Recycle a Bicycle
John Farley  |  August 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
New York City's cycling organizations are creating healthier kids, as well as the next generation of transportation activists.
A group of students express their gratitude to the donors after receiving needed supplies. Photo courtesy of Donors Choose.
huangm  |  August 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
See where to pick up free back-to-school supplies and learn about programs and sites that match donors and schools in need.
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