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Entering the Autonomy Zone; Poll on Schools

Mar 10, 2005

One principal saves five hours each week because he no longer has to attend regional meetings. A second says onerous paperwork on student transfers has all but disappeared. And a third revels in

 

The Latest Round on School Funding

Feb 17, 2005

Some New Yorkers seemed downright unhappy that the city's troubled school system could get billions of dollars in additional funding. "This is about an attempt by special interest groups to take

 

After School Programs

Feb 16, 2005

 Thousands of poorly paid working parents will be scrambling to find a safe place for their children to go after school, thanks to another round of government "streamlining" which has

 

Vocational Education

Feb 14, 2005

A few years ago, Marco Martinez was attending William E. Grady High School in Brooklyn, running track, working as a waiter -- and wondering

 

Real School Pests; School Funding

Jan 26, 2005

 Whatever the schoolyard taunts about first-grade pests, New York City schools have a real pest problem. Nearly 80 percent of Inside Schools readers who responded to a recent poll about pest infestations said

 

How to Spend the Money for the Schools

Jan 24, 2005

  While awaiting the judge's order in the school funding case, three views on what's next: • The Governor Delays and Denies by Steve Sanders • How to

 

Keep An Eye on the Money for Schools

Jan 24, 2005

  While awaiting the judge's order in the school funding case, three views on what's next: • The Governor Delays and Denies by Steve Sanders • How to

 

Funding The Schools

Dec 06, 2004

  As soon as they enter kindergarten, New York City schoolchildren get a crash course in tight budgets. They carry home notes