Monthly Archives: June 2011

Rise & Shine: Harlem Day takeover starts with massive changes

Harlem Day Charter School’s takeover is starting with mass student retention and teacher exodus. (WSJ) Some students didn’t get diplomas due to chancellor change-induced printing delays. (NY1, Daily News) Chancellor Walcott said going without notes at graduations means no chance of plagiarism. (Daily News) A Validus Prep student and the assistant principal she once hated … Continue reading

Remainders: Principals absent from radio call-in about budgets

An open call for principals to talk about their budgets on the radio today yielded not a one. (Brian Lehrer) As part of an afterschool program, a PS 1 student reports from a world without math. (Learning Matters) A new documentary looks at a transformative writing program at University Heights High School. (GOOD) NYSUT’s teacher … Continue reading

Bills will hold DOE’s feet to fire on discharge, graduation rates

The City Council is requiring the education department to provide more transparent reporting to support claims for two of its signature achievements: higher graduation rates and fewer failing schools. In the midst of finalizing next year’s city budget, the council managed to pass two bills that target the Department of Education’s bookkeeping. One of them … Continue reading