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Mayoral Issue Grid: Education

Aug 25, 2005

Mayoral Issue Grid EDUCATION -Top priority? -Pay raise for teachers? -Should city contribute to Campaign for Fiscal Equity? -Charter Schools? -Social Promotion New York City has the


Mayoral Candidates: Education

Aug 03, 2005

EDUCATION -Priorities -Pay Raises for Teachers -Campaign for Fiscal Equity Fernando Ferrer Fernando Ferrer promises to the number of high school graduates from New York City public schools


Setbacks and Successes for Education Councils

Jul 21, 2005

Despite frustrations and setbacks, the community education councils that replaced the 32 community school boards last fall were more effective in their first year than many observers expected, and parents say the councils may


The Real School Security Problem

Jun 13, 2005

Some of New York City's public schools now house "sweep rooms" for students cutting class, "holding cells" in the basement, and dozens of police and security guards. Unnoticed by many,


Money, Class Size and Mayoral Politics

May 20, 2005

Having once told voters to judge him on his handling of education in the city, Mayor Michael Bloomberg reacted jubilantly to the news on May 18 that reading scores for the city’s fourth



May 16, 2005

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Teaching Fellows Make Their Mark

May 04, 2005

 "How many lives did your last spreadsheet change?" asks an advertisement on the downtown R train, as it rumbles toward lower Manhattan, filled with briefcase-toting professionals on their morning commutes. The


High School Students

Apr 28, 2005

New York City is restructuring its high schools. Some 42 new high schools were created last year, another 55 this year, and 45 more will be opened next