- Education innovation, right now: Coronavirus delivers a new schooling imperative
- > Apr 17, 8:51 AM: It is increasingly clear that the only way to level the playing field in education is to build a new field. A reprieve from some of the system’s usual constraints gives us an opportunity to try things that might lead to a
- NYC teachers union boss blasts DOE school program cuts amid coronavirus crisis
- Apr 17, 8:23 AM: The New York City teachers union boss ripped City Hall for cutting critical school programs while spending billions on central administrators in a pointed statement Thursday afternoon.
- New York parents are stressed out about their children falling behind, survey finds
- Apr 17, 7:09 AM: More than 90% of Hudson Valley parents are worried about their children falling behind in school, according to a new survey — and the pressure has them stressed out.
- This Is Schooling Now for 200,000 N.Y.C. Children in Special Education
- Apr 16, 8:19 AM: Parents and educators have embarked on a desperate scramble to avoid dire academic outcomes for some of the city’s most vulnerable students.
- A month into COVID-19 remote learning, many students still offline
- > Apr 14, 6:59 AM: A month into COVID-19 school closures, many K-12 students in the Capital Region can't get online to access their school work, despite efforts by companies like Spectrum and T-Mobile to help meet the need.
- NYC teachers fret about their future amid coronavirus chaos
- Apr 13, 7:58 AM: Nervous city teachers are worried about crucial performance evaluations and tenure decisions with the school system upended by the coronavirus crisis.
- Editorial: Schools need private sector to partner in providing wider net access
- > Apr 13, 7:01 AM: The coronavirus pandemic represents an inconvenience for some, an emergency for others. In education it will produce a slowly developing crisis for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, whose lack of access to computers
- Opinion: A chance to reinvent schooling: Take advantage of the coronavirus pause
- > Apr 13, 6:35 AM: Schools have always played a central role in our society. Now Mayor de Blasio wants to close the city’s system for the rest of the academic year, a painful step likely to be repeated across the country. It is a crisis that
- Teachers outraged with de Blasio after city decides to continue learning through spring break
- Apr 6, 8:01 AM: The New York teacher’s union slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio Friday after the city decided to cancel spring break — requiring them to work on Passover and Good Friday.
- How NYC moved the country’s largest school district online during the coronavirus pandemic
- > Apr 6, 5:37 AM: Over the past two weeks, teachers, students and parents in NYC have begun using online tools to cope with a new system for remote learning. The country’s largest school district is working to distribute internet-connected
- New York City Teachers’ Union Supports Order to Work During Spring Break
- > Apr 3, 8:24 AM: In a memo sent to educators Monday, the state Education Department said, “Districts must continue to provide remote instruction for students, meals for students, and child care for essential workers every weekday between
- Guest View: Adaptable educational leadership in a time of crisis
- > Apr 3, 8:10 AM: Is leadership during a crisis different from other kinds of leadership? And if so, what can be learned from the difference? Recently, I posed these questions to an elementary charter school principal for whom I have served
- How Teachers Moved the Classroom Online Overnight
- Apr 1, 7:09 AM: In New York City, the nation’s largest district, learning new platforms, chasing down students and finding devices aren’t just for fun.
- Area charter schools go virtual for open enrollment lotteries
- > Apr 1, 6:46 AM: The Charter School for Applied Technologies (CSAT) will be holding its annual Open Enrollment Lottery for the 2020-2021 school year on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 9 a.m. The event will be live streamed beginning at 9 a.m.
- Challenges to find normalcy, opportunities for innovation define transition to remote learning
- > Apr 1, 6:15 AM: "There’s been obvious challenges, but there’s also been great opportunity for creativity and innovation for the delivery of instruction,” said Kristen Overholt, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in
- Top New York Student Determined to Make Remote Learning Work
- > Mar 31, 7:43 AM: Staring into the illuminated screen of one of the 184 Chromebooks that Longwood lent students whose families didn’t have computers, she began to fret about her device-sharing family’s limited internet access. Haunted and
- Teachers’ Herculean Task: Moving 1.1 Million Children to Online School
- Mar 30, 7:05 AM: New York City’s 75,000 public school educators are facing a challenge unlike anything in their careers. For students to avoid permanent setbacks, the success of remote learning is critical.
- Test results show most NYC public schools doing fine — but some utter disasters
- > Mar 27, 6:25 AM: But to know where we need to go post-virus, we need to know where we are now. My latest report for the Manhattan Institute examines the performance of city schools — both district and charter — on state assessments as well
- Urban Choice Charter School won't close after all
- > Mar 25, 7:40 AM: A month after announcing it would close at the end of the school year, Urban Choice Charter School in Rochester now says it has received a new recommendation from the state for a short-term renewal of its charter.
- Opinion: How de Blasio failed students in failing schools
- > Mar 25, 7:35 AM: But when schools return to normal, there still will be a crisis in the New York City school system: the persistent failure of schools in certain areas of the city. These individual failing schools and unlucky communities
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