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Searching for answers to segregation, Fariña enlists top deputy and solicits local ideas

In an interview, the chancellor described new efforts to promote school diversity. This summer, schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña started a new ritual: Every third Saturday of the month, she sits down with a top deputy and spends a couple hours talking about school diversity. “How are we going to get it done? What are some […]

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Dept. of Education Announces New Anti-Fraud Squad

After allegations of misuse of student funds at Marinello Schools of Beauty, the U.S. Department of Education is creating a new unit to investigate similarly fraudulent spending at colleges. The Department of Education already investigates colleges for fraudulent activity and has the ability to remove the school’s eligibility to receive financial aid. However, the new unit […]

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Acting Education Secretary Apologizes to Teachers

The nation’s teachers have been unfairly blamed for the state of education, said John King, acting U.S. Secretary of Education, in a speech in Philadelphia. King admitted the USA’s education debate over the past few years has been “characterized by more heat than light,” and that despite reformers’ best intentions, “teachers and principals, at times, have felt […]

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Lawsuit: Special Ed Students Lost Services Due to Computer System Failure

A city-wide system designed to track students with disabilities and help the city get reimbursed for their services has been a failure, said advocate Letitia James, in a lawsuit against the city’s Department of Education. According to papers filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Monday, the system is prone to malfunctions, including deleting saved […]

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Postmortem continues on demise of ed software giant inBloom

Proponents and critics of inBloom, an educational-software company that collected student data, continue to offer reasons for last week’s announcement that it is closing. The company, funded by a $100 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corp. of New York has been at the center of the debate over […]

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Opt-Out Movement Draws Teachers to Its Ranks

Teachers and administrators are taking on leading roles in opting students out of standardized tests.

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School Report Cards Can Motivate Students

When the Provost of Miami Edison Senior High School, Dr. Pablo Ortiz, interrupted seventh period over the public address system, everyone knew something big was happening: “Teachers, apologies for interrupting your class. Beginning with the third floor, please bring your students to the auditorium immediately.” There was collective groan from the teachers in the building, […]

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Parents Sue City For Failing to Hold Required Hearings

Parents have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education for allegedly violating a law that requires the city to hold public hearings in each borough on how state funds should be allocated, according to the Daily News. The plaintiffs claim the city has been violating the state’s Contract for Excellence Law since 2008 by skipping […]

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In One Harlem School, It’s Choice vs. Choice

When a magnet and charter clash, some parents worry that their kids will lose out

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Who Will Pay for iPads in Class?

More teachers are incorporating iPads into the classroom through grants, government funds for technology, and nonprofit Web sites—and some are even bringing in their personal devices. As more teachers use the iPad, Apple is also offering materials on how their products can be funded.

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