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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
World’s Biggest Pumpkins Carved by the Best in NYC
NEW YORK—Three of the largest pumpkins in the world are on display in New York Botanical Garden. Some ...
October 20, 2013
Survey: Most New Yorkers Satisfied With Quality of Life
NEW YORK—Most New Yorkers are satisfied with the quality of life the city offers. That is according to ...
October 17, 2013
Madison Square Garden Set to Reopen
NEW YORK—Madison Square Garden (MSG) is almost ready to open after major reconstruction, and several images of its ...
October 14, 2013
NY Youth Compete in Chess on Columbus Day
NY Children Compete in Chess on Columbus Day
October 14, 2013
Coney Tees, Made in US, Meant for the World
NEW YORK—In an unadvertised studio store on Stillwell Avenue right next to Coney Island’s entertainment complex lies the ...
October 13, 2013
Avonte Oquendo Still Missing
NEW YORK—No clues have come up even after extensive searches for the 14-year old autistic boy, who went ...
Crime and Incidents
October 10, 2013
Comments by 4 Congresswomen Are Fueling Rise of Militant Hard-Left, Trump Says
House Dems OK Boosting Minimum Wage to $15, but Senate Prospects are Weak
Judge Orders Jeffrey Epstein Held Without Bail
Report: Democrats Privately Admit Trump Outflanked Them Over Far-Left Progressives
Man Shouting ‘You Die’ Kills 33 at Japan Anime Studio
The Associated Press
Trump Says Antifa is ‘Evil,’ Full of ‘Sick, Bad People’
Iran Seizes Foreign Oil Tanker Accused of Smuggling Fuel: State TV
‘One Squad Under God:’ Trump Releases Patriotic Video With a Message
Michael Cohen Campaign Finance Probe Over, Judge Clears Way to Unseal Related Records
Mimi Nguyen Ly
Video: Crowd Chants ‘Send Her Back’ as Trump Rips Ilhan Omar During Rally