Posts Tagged ‘Joel Klein’

Are Child Predators in Our School System Slipping Through the Cracks?

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

FW-PS 87(as) The William T. Sherman School, P.S. 87, has a reputation for being one of the most popular public schools on the Upper West Side, if not all of Manhattan. The school motto is “One Family Under the Sun,” but recently that bright outlook was overshadowed by a harrowing incident of child abuse that has parents [&hellip
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The Mayor’s Race: Focus On Education

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

In 2002, Mayor Michael Bloomberg took control of New York City’s public school system, reversing a 30-year governance structure in which the Board of Education managed 32 community school districts. It was a system that many regarded as marred by political infighting and lacking in accountability. The new law allowed the mayor unprecedented oversight, and [&hellip
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G&T PROGRAMS

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Two City Council members have penned a letter to Schools Chancellor Joel Klein criticizing Department of Education policies that they argue have decreased the diversity of the city’s gifted and talented (G&T) programs. “Despite being forewarned by academics, parents, advocates and other stakeholders that the proposed changes would not have the desired effect, DOE proceeded [&hellip
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