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Updated November 6, 2019
How sometimes-overhyped claims about the future of work drive XQ, the organization helping NYC open new schools
It’s an idea that has captured the attention of philanthropists and politicians of many stripes, but the evidence for this is not nearly as strong as XQ suggests.
September 20, 2019
How environmental injustice in the Bronx convinced one student to organize a climate strike
“I really just was astonished by the environmental injustice Bronx residents like myself are facing."
September 19, 2019
This bilingual debate team in NYC is fighting ‘English-only norms’ at national competitions
“I feel like I have to debate this topic. I have to change the mindset of people who think we’re rapists or criminals."
sizing up school reform
April 10, 2019
New York City’s experiment with small high schools helped students stay in college, study shows
Students who entered one of New York City’s new small high schools between 2006 and 2010 were much more likely to go to college and stick around.
AOC on education
March 13, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to talk public schools at a town hall in Queens
The event is notable because it includes some of the highest-profile voices in New York who support similar sets of education policies.
February 5, 2019
Five things we’ve learned from a decade of research on school closures
The academic impact of closures on students in those schools varies substantially. Nationwide, closures appear to slightly lower test scores.
January 17, 2019
We study school choice and gentrification. Here’s how New York City should prepare for Amazon.
Where policymakers might go wrong is trusting that school integration will happen on its own.
January 16, 2019
New York is about to release a new list of struggling schools. Here’s what you should know.
As the state is set to release the new ratings, here’s what you should know about the new system.
December 5, 2018
17 struggling New York City schools improved enough to avoid extra state oversight. But they aren’t out of the woods yet
The schools showed enough evidence of progress to no longer require additional state oversight — or face the possibility of outside takeover or closure.
October 24, 2018
In debate with Molinaro, Cuomo promises ‘lovey-dovey’ de Blasio ties and support for New York charter schools
SUPPORTIVE A social worker from New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center offers tips on how city educators and classmates…
October 22, 2018
Rise & Shine: Voters in 13 states to consider ballot initiatives tied to education this November
TESTED Families talked about the SHSAT, used for admissions decisions at the city’s specialized high schools, prior to taking the test over the…
October 19, 2018
Rise & Shine: Brush up your SHSAT–testing for New York City’s specialized high schools begins
COLLATERAL DAMAGE School-based health clinics that partially rely on reimbursements from Medicaid could suffer if a new federal proposal is adopted…
October 12, 2018
Rise & Shine: Teachers crowdfund nearly $200 million nationally for school supplies, other basics
LET’S MAKE A DEAL New York City and its teachers union reached a new three year labor contract, which boosts salaries, reduces how…
October 11, 2018
New York City teachers will be screened for ‘suitability’ under new union contract
If teaching in New York City is going to burn you out, the school system wants to know before you set foot in…
September 4, 2018
New York City teachers head #backtoschool, both in real life and on Twitter
New York City teachers returned to school Tuesday and were busy with meetings and classroom prep ahead of Wednesday’s first day of classes. But many…
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