Author Archives | mi2300

Equal Opportunity: Raising the Bar for Students with Disabilities

As the city continues to roll out its special education reform, teachers wonder if the elimination of “safety net” graduation provisions will negatively impact students with special needs.

Read the full story

Posted in Featured, Projects, Sub-Featured1 Comment

ACTvF Aims to Avoid Common Post-Founding Principal Struggle

As the Academy for Careers in Television and Film experienced a leadership change in January, the school’s new principal hoped to avoid the dip in performance that plagues many new schools after the departure of their founding leader.

Read the full story

Posted in Featured, On The Beat, Sub-Featured0 Comments

Education Panel Votes to Close 22 Schools

The Panel for Education Policy approved the city’s plan to phase-out 20 schools and close two others during a meeting on Monday night, the New York Post reported.  Hundreds of parents and teachers came to Brooklyn Tech, where the vote took place, to protest the move. Since taking office in 2002, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has […]

Read the full story

Posted in School Wire0 Comments

A Story of Poverty, Crime and Survival in the Bronx

In her book “Random Family,” journalist Adrian Nicole LeBlanc chronicles the lives of two young women and their families as they struggle to navigate poverty, crime, drugs and life in the Bronx.

Read the full story

Posted in Bookshelf0 Comments

Queens Parent Council Opposed to New Charters in District 24

A Community Education Council in Queens is opposing three new charter schools that are applying to open in District 24, the New York Daily News reports. The council — comprised of parents of children attending schools in Corona, Middle Village and Elmhurst —  says the district is overcrowded and space in public school buildings is too […]

Read the full story

Posted in School Wire0 Comments

Teacher Fired for Using School Email for Personal Ads

A special education teacher at Manhattan’s P.S. 183 was fired after a DOE investigation found he had used his school email account to send sexually explicit emails in response to Craigslist ads, reported the New York Daily News. The DOE’s investigation found he had “committed employee misconduct by sending inappropriate e-mail communications from an e-mail address […]

Read the full story

Posted in School Wire0 Comments

South Dakota Will Permit Teachers to Carry Firearms

South Dakota became the first state to pass a law that explicitly allows teachers to carry guns at school, the New York Times reported on Friday. Some other states already have provisions in their laws that permit teachers to carry guns but South Dakota is the only one to have a specific law authorizing the practice. […]

Read the full story

Posted in School Wire0 Comments

Senators Call on Cuomo to Restore Funds to NYC Schools

Democratic senators are asking New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo to restore the $260 million in school funding that New York City lost when it failed to reach an agreement with the teachers union on new evaluations, GothamSchools reports. Twenty senators signed a letter asking the governor to reconsider the withdrawal of funding from districts who […]

Read the full story

Posted in School Wire0 Comments

New York Becomes First State to Drop GED

This week, New York became the first state to opt out of the GED, the most widely used high-school equivalency test in the country, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Department of Education said it has offered an $8.4 million, three-year contract to McGraw-Hill Companies to develop a new exam that will replace the GED. […]

Read the full story

Posted in School Wire0 Comments

Armed School Guards Answer to Preventing Gun Violence

OP-ED: Growing evidence points to armed guards as the solution to violence in schools.

Read the full story

Posted in Opinion0 Comments

School Wire

Archives