Terrorism Shmerrorism: NYC Schools Are Flailing

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Education, Posts

A survey of low-income residents conducted by the Community Service Society of New York was released today, revealing that New Yorkers are more concerned about the high school dropout rate than increasing funds to protect the city from terrorism. It seems three out of four New Yorkers support raising the age when teenagers may leave [&hellip
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Joel Klein Rules!

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Education, Posts

None of the school bus craziness and calls for the firing of Schools Chancellor Joel Klein appear to have made a dent in Washington. According to Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings (pictured), New York schoolchildren are lucky to have him. Spellings visited PS/IS 210 in Washington Heights today with Klein. While there, she took the [&hellip
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School Bus Routes Got You Down? Cheer Up, A Perv Could Have Your Child’s Address

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Education, Posts

A City Council hearing tomorrow will give parents the chance to ream out education officials regarding the city’s 100-plus school bus routes that were consolidated last month in an effort to cut costs. But sending your 5-year-old off to the subway each morning is just the beginning of parents’ problems. It seems the city Department [&hellip
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No Gifted Child Left Behind

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Education, Posts

The city comptroller’s office is investigating why the Department of Education failed to report paying more than $55 million to a private tutoring company that has been looked into for questionable business practices in the past. It seems that Platform Learning stipulated it would need $7.6 million to provide tutoring required under No Child Left [&hellip
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Diaz To Bloomberg: Fire Your Education Team

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Education, Posts

Bronx State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz, who also serves as the president of the influential New York City Hispanic Clergy Organization, is demanding that Mayor Mike Bloomberg call for the resignation of both his handpicked Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and his Deputy Mayor for Education Dennis Walcott. Rev. Diaz was an initial supporter of Bloomberg’s [&hellip
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Mom, The Mac Made Me Watch Porn

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Education, Posts

Researchers have made an alarming discovery: More children and teens are perusing online pornography these days, and it’s mostly by accident! Riiight. Who would have thought that if you Googled big, hard, juicy something, lo and behold, a picture of a big, hard, juicy something might pop up. Oh the shock, the outrage. According to [&hellip
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Bronx Middle Schools: Making Puberty Harder

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Education, Posts

Today at 3 p.m., Bronx Borough President Carrión will join parents from the Community Collaborative to Improve Bronx Schools in response to the dreary condition of middle schools in the area. And dreary they are: their’s is the lowest graduation rate in the city. 100 balloons will be released, 75 of which will be black [&hellip
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School Bus Madness Wreaks Havoc Across The City

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Education, Posts

This morning, the Department of Education put its new bus program into place, effectively ending service for hundreds of children across the city and creating a general commuting nightmare in just about every single school. Not only does the plan put children as young as five years old on regular city buses, but it was [&hellip
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