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Teachers Who Quit

Apr 07, 2003

  Three teachers who left the city's schools tell their stories. Christina Young Michael Burns Daniel Ginsberg Nearing the end of his second year as a math teacher at I.S. 90 in Washington Heights, 26-year


Making The List

Apr 03, 2003

  Dozens of New York City public schools have submitted petitions to the New York City Department of Education asking to be exempted from the uniform curriculum soon to be required


Shaking Up the School System

Feb 07, 2003

Acknowledging that New York City provides an inadequate education to most of its schoolchildren, Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a speech on Martin Luther King, Jr.´s birthday announced a set of


The Mayor's Plan For The Schools

Jan 20, 2003

  Thirty years ago, having teetered on the brink of a civil war over schools, New York emerged with a new system of community school districts. In a speech last week,


Mayor Bloomberg's Education Reform

Jan 15, 2003

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's education address at New York Urban League's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium - January 15, 2003 I want to congratulate the New York Urban League and its


Major Changes For City Schools

Oct 14, 2002

  Every individual I meet on the street says, "I wish you good luck." When they have had a drink or two they say, "Do you realize what you have gotten


Chancellor Klein So Far

Oct 01, 2002

When Mayor Michael Bloomberg exercised his hard-won right to appoint the city schools chancellor and selected Joel I. Klein, a former Justice Department antitrust attorney, Klein took over the school


NYC Schools as Hi-Tech Hubs

Oct 01, 2002

 New York's public schools and universities may be emerging as hi-tech hubs. Recently, there have been a number of federal, state and private sector initiatives that will improve Internet resources,