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Snowflake Ball Raises $2.8 Million for Children’s Fund
NEW YORK—Smiling faces filled the ornate hall of Cipriani Wall Street in Lower Manhattan. The annual United Nations ...
December 5, 2013
US Lags Behind China on Student Math Skills, PISA Results
The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) released its 2012 results on Dec. 3 showing Shanghai—the only listed ...
December 4, 2013
School Enrollment Difficult for Special Needs Students
NEW YORK—Jacqueline Cruz's daughter is autistic. This summer she was promised a spot in a small self-contained class ...
December 2, 2013
Why Zakiyah Ansari Is on de Blasio’s Transition Team
NEW YORK—Zakiyah Ansari is an outspoken advocate for public schools and the loudest voice of education on Mayor-elect ...
November 29, 2013
Before Thanksgiving Showtime, a Yearlong Journey for Parade Balloons
NEW YORK—If weather permits, Toothless will float down Manhattan avenues and please millions of spectators Thursday. But the ...
November 28, 2013
Chase Funds Maintenance for 22 Pedestrian Plazas
NEW YORK—Carly Fox used to live in Jackson Heights in Queens. She remembers lines of trucks filling up ...
November 26, 2013
Lack of Textbooks Matters, Teachers Refute Education Chancellor
While many schools have been improvising using photocopied books as textbook substitutes, according to the city’s Department of ...
November 26, 2013
State Education Chancellor Defends Teacher and School Evaluations
NEW YORK—Merryl Tisch, chancellor of New York State Board of Regents, defended current evaluations of teachers and schools, ...
November 22, 2013
Mayor-Elect de Blasio Finds Good Home for $8,000 Donated Truffle
NEW YORK—The 11-ounce truffle was donated to the Food and Finance High School by Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, ...
November 20, 2013
New Personalized Math Program for Schools Shows Promise
NEW YORK—About 3,500 students at eight middle schools in New York City, Chicago, and Washington, experienced very different ...
November 19, 2013
Snowflake Season Has Arrived in New York City
Maybe it was the first snow last week, or the lighting up of the giant snowflake over Fifth ...
November 18, 2013
NY Parents Sue State to Halt Children’s Data Giveaway
NEW YORK—Twelve New York City parents are suing the state’s education authorities to stop them from sending students’ ...
November 14, 2013
New NYC Technical Schools Fighting Stereotypes
NEW YORK—In the past five years, a new squadron of CTE schools emerged, eager to break the stereotype ...
November 11, 2013
Sandy-Hit Libraries Get Google Tablets
NEW YORK—Public libraries in Brooklyn and Queens are to get thousands of Google’s Nexus 7 tablets and will ...
November 8, 2013
Passerby Breaks a Guinness World Record on Times Square
NEW YORK: The Nov. 6 Guinness World Record Unleashed event on Times Square, where anyone could take a ...
November 7, 2013
New York Election: Candidates Hit the Polls
NEW YORK—After months of campaigning, candidates for the top spots in New York City government are going out ...
November 5, 2013
NY Students Ready to Learn on Rooftop Garden Classroom
NEW YORK—A group of high school students, surrounded by freshly planted flowers and herbs, shivered in the morning ...
November 5, 2013
Giant UNICEF Snowflake Is Up for Saving Children
NEW YORK—The iconic UNICEF snowflake was installed above Fifth Avenue at 57 Street on Sunday, Nov. 3.
November 3, 2013
Success Charter Schools Work for Some
NEW YORK—In a colorful classroom 30 first-graders, sitting on colored circles on a carpet, listen to their teacher ...
November 1, 2013
NYC Teachers Union Pushes for Money From New Casinos
NEW YORK—Coinciding with mayoral Election Day, four new casinos in New York state would open if voters sanction ...
October 31, 2013
The Right School for Special Needs Children
NEW YORK—The mother of an autistic 5-year-old girl couldn’t hold her tears back when talking about what she ...
October 29, 2013
Sandy Special Coverage: Coney Island Back After Months of Hard Work (+Photos)
NEW YORK—Despite the destruction from Hurricane Sandy, the beach on Coney Island opened on March 24, right on ...
October 28, 2013
New York State Education Head Promises to Cut Back on Tests
NEW YORK—After sustained criticism, state education authorities made a concession regarding the amount of testing students are subjected ...
October 25, 2013
Walk to School Competition Strives for Healthier Children
NEW YORK—A host of children gathered on Ditmars Boulevard Thursday morning to take a brisk walk to school. ...
October 24, 2013
Heads of Teachers Union, State Education Department Agree on Common Core
NEW YORK—Two heavyweights in the education field discussed the Common Core curriculum testing, as well its connection to ...
October 23, 2013
Evaluations Find 91 Percent of State Teachers Effective
NEW YORK—More than 90 percent of teachers statewide were found effective based on evaluations released on Oct. 22.
October 22, 2013
New School-Based Health Center Opens in the Bronx
NEW YORK—More than 1,500 students in four small high schools co-located in a beautiful building in one of ...
October 21, 2013
Trump Awards Highest Military Honor to Iraq War Veteran
The Associated Press
Diversity Industry Under Siege in South Dakota, Nationwide
Xi’s Remarks to Politburo May Signal No Major Trade Concessions at G-20, Analysts Say
Senate Bill Aims at Tech Giant Accountability
Border Patrol Injured After Rock Was Thrown at His Patrol Car in California
Study Finds Huge Revenue, Asset Growth for ‘Nonprofit’ Hospitals
Tracing the Origins of Congressional Democrats’ ‘Obstruction’ Strategy
Chinese Authorities Detain Netizens Who Express Support for Hong Kong Protests
, Epoch Times
Acting Head of Customs and Border Protection John Sanders Steps Down
NATO Urges Russia to Destroy Treaty-Breaching Missiles, Warns of Response