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Report: Most NYC Charter Schools Replace Students who Leave

New York City charter schools have widely different policies when it comes to replacing students who leave, according to a new report by the Independent Budget Office, but most in the report's sample group filled their empty seats.<p>The I.B.O. looked at attrition patterns at 53 privately managed …

To be a Great Teacher, I Will Never Stop Learning

<i>Brandon Johnson</i><p>I’ve spent the past four-years working in a high-need urban school in the nation’s capital. Despite the countless hours of practice, …

Teaching on Flipboard

Large classes for primary SEND pupils ‘troubling’<p>Large primary school class sizes are “the elephant in the room” when it comes to the inclusion of …

A mother’s plea: For the children, stop bashing charters

On June 10, I went to the Panel for Educational Policy hearing near City Hall to speak in favor of the proposed co-location of a Success Academy …

Getting More Students Across the Finish Line

Education after high school has become part of the American Dream. Unfortunately, the odds are against many students striving to realize that dream. …

Renew Mayoral Control—and USE it

Mayor de Blasio is pushing Albany to renew mayoral control over the city’s public schools, which is set to expire at the end of June. Mayoral control …

A Vision For Teacher Training At MIT: West Point Meets Bell Labs

For decades, Arthur Levine, the former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, has tried to imagine a new kind of institution for training teachers. He envisions a combination West Point and Bell Labs, where researchers could study alongside future educators, learning what works and …

Nonprofits step in to help students that colleges allow to ‘slip through the cracks’

Counselors and advisors from the organization Let’s Get Ready train to help low-income and first-generation students graduate from college.Debbie …

Colleges are using big data to identify when students are likely to flame out

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel<p>, Reporter<p>Virginia Commonwealth University, like lots of U.S. colleges, has worked to keep its freshmen around for sophomore year. Research has shown that students are most at risk of dropping out early in their college careers, and freshman retention rates also factor …

College & University

KIPP NYC

For 20 years, the KIPP Credo has guided our teachers on their way to building a better tomorrow. #KIPPNYC20 #KIPP<p>Thanks to all the KIPP NYC staff who …

Fariña: New science guidelines on the way

City schools will soon have new science curriculum guidelines to follow, Chancellor Carmen Fariña said Monday.<p>Next week, the city will release a new …

Beyond College-Ready: Top Charter Schools Support Graduates In College

It's high school graduation season, when many students are celebrating the end of their high school career. But some schools are deciding that their job doesn't end with the granting of a diploma — or even a send-off to college.<p>Top charter schools can often boast of sending virtually all of their …

This South Bronx kid would have failed the marshmallow test. So how did he get into Yale?

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> George Ramirez is a senior at Yale. He’s majoring in physics and history. He’s come a long way from the mediocre student he was as a …

NYC Students Rate Their Teachers in First-Ever Citywide Survey

New York City students as young as eight years old have been evaluating their teachers' ability to explain information, manage student behavior and make lessons interesting.<p>In the last two months they took the Tripod Student Participation Survey, tailored for New York City in two versions: one for …

The Educator’s Guide to Pinterest

Your classroom probably has a bulletin board. It’s the perfect spot to organize information and show off great work. Increasingly, learning is …

Improving Our Schools From the Inside Out

But what happens to the teachers who decide to stay?<p>What happens to the next generation of teachers who are committed to the profession irrespective …

Teaching