Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
S3501-2011 - NY Senate Open Legislation - Relates to retaining quality teachers when teaching positions are eliminated in city school districts in cities with a population of one million or more; repealer - New York State Senate
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
And, "Robert Berdahl, president of the Association of American Universities, said his group is 'concerned that the President's proposal to eliminate the in-school interest subsidy on loans to graduate students as a means of covering some the costs of the Pell program may discourage American students from attending graduate school at a time when the nation needs to "encourage its own best talent."
Also,"Obama budget would also create a new competitive grant program (modeled on the Race to the Top Program for elementary and secondary education) that would reward states that align high school graduation requirements with colleges' entry and placement standards, strengthen transfer and articulation between colleges, and institute performance-based funding for colleges."
Sunday, February 20, 2011
A Bill is under way in Albany called "last in, first out" law. Although the Mayor of NYC Schools Michael Bloomberg aggressively has pursued the changes in state law, the others in the 5 big school districts--- Yonkers, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo with the highest enrollment of minorities students, jumping on the bandwagon as well. Some fear it deprives children in these schools of veteran teachers. Viewed as racist, the bill exacerbates inequality in educational opportunity.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
New York City - Looking back at experiments, innovations, smaller schools, and closures: what happened then and what is happening now?
Shortly after, Cahill discovered that not a lot was known about the city’s dropout challenge. Which of the city’s 230 high schools were getting their at-risk students on the right track? Which were failing at that task? Which students were falling through the cracks? She found some useful data stored in an outdated computer system. Often, though, no one could answer her questions."