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Judging School Reform

Sep 04, 2003

 This month's opening of the public schools in New York City may well be the rockiest in memory. The city's long-troubled school system is in the midst of a


New Studies About Immigrants

Sep 01, 2003

 Since the terrorist attacks two years ago, immigrants have become the object of fear and rage, and, increasingly, the subject of research. Both groups opposed to further immigration and those


High School Push Outs

Aug 08, 2003

  When the New York State Education Department began the phase-in of stricter new graduation standards, educators feared that an increasing number of students would drop out of schools before they


Dog Days For Summer School

Jul 28, 2003

  When Maria Rosario's daughter, a first grader in the Bronx, was left back this June, Rosario wanted the girl to get extra help. But the Department of Education was not


Gearing Up For The Changes

Jul 22, 2003

 School is out for most New York City students, yet many of the city's educators and school officials are still cramming. They will be hard at work all summer


Arts Education

Jul 02, 2003

 Arts education means many different things across the city’s 1200 public schools, as a recent City Council report makes clear. Dancers might be hired to teach “movement” to first


No Child Left Behind

Jun 16, 2003

  Tatiana Sampson was thrilled to learn earlier this year that a new federal law would give her child a shot at a decent education. The law — the No Child


Proposed Changes In Special Education

May 15, 2003

The New York City Department of Educationhas announced its proposed plan to restructure special education, the latest in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s and Chancellor Joel Klein’s far-reaching shake-up of the city’s