Tag: Education Department (NYC)

America’s Education Problem

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher For decades, the United States has spent billions of dollars trying to close its education gap with the rest of the world. New data shows that all that money made little difference. Today, we investigate how […]

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Beacon High School Is Half White. That’s Why Students Walked Out.

Naia Timmons, a junior from Harlem, stood surrounded by classmates in the middle of the street outside Beacon High School as hail began to fall. She shouted into a bullhorn: “I continue to recognize the privilege I had of escaping the system that many of my friends could not.” Naia identifies as black and white. […]

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Climate Strike N.Y.C.: Crowds Gather, With Greta Thunberg to Speak

[Read more live coverage of the climate strikes.] New Yorkers did not wait for the scheduled noon start time of the city’s global youth climate strike on Friday. Hours before climate activists were to begin their march through Lower Manhattan, schoolchildren walked through their neighborhoods instead of going to class. In all five boroughs, young […]

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The Plan to Shut Down Gifted Programs, Explained

Weather: Chance of showers most of the day, and thunderstorms in the afternoon. The high will be around 80. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Monday (Labor Day). ImageCreditGabriella Angotti-Jones for The New York Times Like Mr. de Blasio, the schools chancellor, Richard Carranza, has vowed to tackle inequality. When he took the job last year, […]

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Desegregation Plan: Eliminate All Gifted Programs in New York

For years, New York City has essentially maintained two parallel public school systems. A group of selective schools and programs geared to students labeled gifted and talented is filled mostly with white and Asian children. The rest of the system is open to all students and is predominantly black and Hispanic. Now, a high-level panel […]

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Desegregating N.Y. Schools Was His Top Priority. What Happened?

Soon after he took the helm of the nation’s largest school district last year, Richard A. Carranza made his top priority clear: desegregation. He sought to set himself apart from previous New York City schools chancellors and even his own boss, Mayor Bill de Blasio, by promising both frank talk about racial inequality and sweeping […]

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$60 Million Awarded to N.Y. Student Engulfed in Flames in Chemistry Accident

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A former high school student was awarded nearly $60 million in damages on Monday after a Manhattan jury found the city’s Department of Education and his former teacher liable for an accident that left much of his body scarred […]

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Students of Color are More Likely to Be Arrested in School. That May Change.

Andrea Colon, an 18-year-old student activist from Far Rockaway, Queens, traveled a thousand miles to a presidential campaign stop for Mayor Bill de Blasio in Hiawatha, Iowa — not to hear his views on national issues, but to confront him about arrests in schools. “If we act like young people, if we get into a […]

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The ‘Fame’ High School Is Known for the Arts. Should Algebra Matter There?

A dilemma is looming over one of America’s best public arts schools: Does a graceful modern dancer or a brilliant painter deserve a seat if they have middling grades in algebra or English? The balance between arts and academics has become increasingly fragile at Manhattan’s LaGuardia High School. Long-simmering tensions boiled over on Friday, when […]

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