"New York City’s gifted and talented programs have a long history of creating socioeconomic and racial segregation within schools. But BELL Academy offers a promising alternative: extending enrichment opportunities to all students." … Continue reading BELL Academy: Gifted & Talented
The Big Sort: How Chicago’s school choice system is tracking kids into different high schools based on achievement
http://hechingerreport.org/content/big-sort-chicagos-school-choice-system-tracking-kids-different-high-schools-based-achievement_16731/ “Over the past decade, Chicago has opened dozens of new high schools, and will open more this fall. The school district is trying to expand the number of “quality … Continue reading The Big Sort: How Chicago’s school choice system is tracking kids into different high schools based on achievement
NYSUT Supports Districts That Opt Out of State Field Tests
By dianeravitch May 30, 2014 The New York State United Teachers issued a statement supporting th districts that are opting out of state field tests. “ALBANY, N.Y. May 30, 2014 … Continue reading NYSUT Supports Districts That Opt Out of State Field Tests
New York City Charter Move Proves Pricey
New York City's move to oust three charter schools from district buildings appears to carry a hefty price tag. The mayor's budget sets aside $5.4 million in the coming fiscal … Continue reading New York City Charter Move Proves Pricey
Record Campaign Fund Buys Governor a Political Headache – WNYC
Andrew Cuomo is a man of grand, possibly national ambitions. New York's governor doesn’t just want to win re-election. He wants to crush his opponent, win by the biggest margin … Continue reading Record Campaign Fund Buys Governor a Political Headache – WNYC
"News coverage about a new report on severe segregation in New York City public schools has focused on lack of student diversity in schools in Harlem and the Bronx. However, … Continue reading School Segregation
UNHS Principal - Highlighted in DNAinfo Article "Elizabeth Collins, the principal of University Neighborhood High School, said plans were already underway for a career and technical education (CTE) program with a … Continue reading UNHS
CEC 1 Gym Survey in the news!
"It's just sad," said Mark Federman, the school's principal. "You look at a suburban school or a private school and it's just something that you would never imagine — a … Continue reading CEC 1 Gym Survey in the news!
Last week, the DOE released information on the revocation of nine previously approved co-locations across NYC. Beginning in the fall of 2014, the new CTE model school will be opening … Continue reading UNHS
Diversity over Exclusivity
Ditmas Park's P.S. 139 Principal Mary McDonald told parents the elementary school would no longer accept kindergartners applications for the SOAR program. Future classes will be 'heterogeneously grouped.' Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn-school-cutting-gifted-program-boost-diversity-article-1.1595864#ixzz2sGJcJE1S
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