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On April 26, New York City police officers set up mobile security scanners at the Acorn High School for Social Justice in Brooklyn. They seized 129 cell phones, 10 CD
New York City has begun a pilot project to provide laptop computers for every student in seven middle schools on the Upper West Side.
During this pilot phase, which will
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Schools Chancellor Joel Klein have made sweeping changes in the city's schools, but the administration has ignored the number one concern of many parents, teachers
There were almost 900 patients waiting for care in hospital hallways or emergency rooms at one point in 1990 because the city's hospitals had more patients than they had beds
Is the end actually in sight?
Speaking to reporters on April 18, Michael Rebell, a
lead attorney for the Campaign for
Fiscal Equity, said the case seeking billions more in
funding for New
Â Slightly more than half of all New York City high school students graduate on-time, according to the Preliminary Mayor's Management Report, the administration’s accounting of its success and failures. Even
Seward Park High School
Gotham Gazette's Reading NYC Book Club met with author Samuel Freedman, New York Times education columnist,
and Jessica Siegel, the
New teachers sink or swim. This is how educators have
long characterized entry into the profession. But
today the odds of sinking have increased
exponentially. In New
Najsha Chacon felt discouraged by her class work at crowded Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. She began missing more and more of her classes, until there seemed
For weeks, parents, bus companies, and after-school
programs braced for disruptions as the Department of
Education prepared to extend the school day for
one-third of the city's 1.1 million school children.