ALBANY—As he testified on the state budget today, Mayor Bill de Blasio revisited one of last year’s biggest defeats: asking the State Legislature once again to grant him control of the city’s school system for at least seven years, if not permanently. 448 more words
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In what seems to me the most chilling moment in The Prize, Dale Russakoff’s new book (discussed in yesterday’s post here) about the catastrophic five-year school reform experiment imposed by Mayor Cory Booker, Governor Chris Christie, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg on Newark, New Jersey’s schools—the moment when teachers at a charter school co-located in the same building as a traditional public school ask Mayor Cory Booker how he plans to help and support the neighborhood school also operating in their building—Booker replies, “I’ll be very frank…. 1,285 more words
There is, or at least was until recently, an idea out there in America that every child deserves a great teacher. But that isn’t possible, because not every worker is great. 5,267 more words
When is the First Day of School in New York City? September 9th, 2015
The First Day of School in New York City is September 9th, 2015 – Donate a Backpack or School Supplies To Children in Need… 323 more words
Public school eye exams are about to get a lot more hip.
Warby Parker—the eyeglass manufacturer of choice for hipsters, yuppies and do-gooders alike—has pledged to provide about 20,000 free pairs of eyeglasses over the next four years to students who need them in the city’s community schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this afternoon at P.S. 606 more words