Mayor Adams, Former Mayor Bloomberg Announce ‘Summer Boost NYC’ Program to Support 25,000 NYC Students

Program Will Provide Summer Learning and Enrichment for 25,000 Charter School Students

Mayor Adams, Former Mayor Bloomberg Announce ‘Summer Boost NYC’ Program to Support 25,000 NYC Students

New York, NY – April 3, 2022: Mayor Eric Adams making introductory remarks on stage at opening night for Paradise Square musical at Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today announced the launch of ‘Summer Boost NYC’ — a new Bloomberg Philanthropies […]

A new way to Pick the Best School for Your Child

A new way to Pick the Best School for Your Child

By David M. Houston, The Conversation When parents look for information to help them choose a good elementary or secondary school for their child, they often turn to a variety of sources online. For instance, they may check out state government websites that provide “report cards” on local schools. Examples include Virginia’s School Quality Profiles […]

Kids and Learning Loss: How Do We Catch Up?

Kids and Learning Loss: How Do We Catch Up?

By Manuel Holguin By March 25, 2020, a few months after the first reported case of COVID-19 in the US, all public schools were closed indefinitely. “It became immediately apparent that the pandemic would have a huge impact on students and specifically students of color and students from low-income communities,” said Allison Socol, Ph.D., during […]

Chancellor Banks Announces Updates on the Future of Enrollment and Admissions in NYC Schools

Chancellor Banks Announces Updates on the Future of Enrollment and Admissions in NYC Schools

NEW YORK – Schools Chancellor David C. Banks today announced his vision for the future of enrollment and admissions in New York City public schools. For decades, the Department of Education (DOE)’s enrollment and admissions policies have caused uncertainty, confusion and anxiety among families across the City. Chancellor Banks is committed to reimagining these processes […]

College Students With Young Kids – Especially Mothers – Find Themselves in a Time Crunch

College Students With Young Kids – Especially Mothers – Find Themselves in a Time Crunch

By Claire Wladis, The Conversation The big idea We found that college students who have children had significantly less time for college than their childless peers – about 4.3 hours less per week, to be specific – and that this “time poverty” is greatest for mothers of preschool-age children. That’s according to a 2021 study […]

For-Profit Charter Schools Using Our Children for Profit

For-Profit Charter Schools Using Our Children for Profit

By Jeff Bryant, LA Progressive Charter School Industry Lobbying Firm Rushes to Defend Schools That Think of Children as a Business The top lobbying group for the charter school industry is rushing to preserve millions in funds from the federal government that flow to charter operators that have turned their K-12 schools into profit-making enterprises, […]

I’m a Teacher. I’m About to Quit.

I’m a Teacher. I’m About to Quit.

Two billionaires walk into a bar… The first one talks about the fortune he wants to build. He says, “I want to make so much money, my granddaughter doesn’t ever have to get a real job. She can just go be a teacher or something.” The second billionaire says, “Why don’t we just pay teachers […]

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