‘Fair’ Funding For City Schools

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City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein (pictured) offered reporters a better picture of his new school funding formula this afternoon. The plan, called "Fair Student Funding," will change the City’s school funding formula to account for other mitigating factors that are not currently included in funding projections. Those factors include low academic performance, poverty, special education [&hellip
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NYC Middle Schools Fail To Impress

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Education, Posts

A study by the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice, an organization of parent advocacy groups, was released today, asserting that the city’s middle schools are being neglected, staffed with inferior teachers and receiving unequal resources and course offerings. Further, the report says that Bloomberg’s education reforms just plum ignore middle schools, contributing to a crisis [&hellip
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Principal Is No Pal When It Comes to Spelling

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Education, Posts

Student spelling bees are pretty damn hardcore it seems, as a Brooklyn principal purportedly refused to allow one of her students participate because he’s special ed … and what, wouldn’t be competitive enough? Eighth-grader Lammare St. Phard from School 252 in East Flatbush charged that the principal told him he’d make the school look bad [&hellip
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Making NYC More Attractive to Tourists

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Education, Posts

Everybody smile, here’s something else that will attract even more tourists to our fair city. Visitors to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center can now rent a cell phone-size, interactive tour-guide device called CityShow, which uses a Global Positioning System to point out various landmarks. It also provides users with useful [&hellip
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Another Reason to Fear School

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Education, Posts

A new report shows that school investigators accused New York City teachers, principals and other school workers of more crimes in 2006 than in any other recent year. Special schools investigator Richard Condon made 259 allegations last year, 101 of which were turned over to federal and state prosecutors for potential criminal probes. In 2005, [&hellip
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EXCLUSIVE: CARRION TO REPLACE HEVESI

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Education, Posts

ORIGINALLY POSTED 12/21/2006

According to several sources, when Comptroller Alan Hevesi resigns it is Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Jr., who will take his place. Several sources both in and out of Albany have told NY Press that Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the two men who control the process of picking Hevesi’s replacement, have decided that Carrion is the perfect consensus candidate for the post.

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