Monthly Archives: September 2011

Remainders: PEP member calls on mayoral appointee to resign

Patrick Sullivan said PEP failed to vet contract that bilked millions from taxpayers. (GothamSchools) Assigning Khan Academy lectures for homework, and homework for school time. (Ed Week) Cartoonists are conspiring against standardized tests, or at least they don’t like them. (Larry Cuban) GAO: States used federal recovery funds as stopgaps for major budget shortfalls. (Ed … Continue reading

School aides still on track to lose their jobs after meeting

The job status of more than 700 Department of Education employees remains in limbo after a meeting between City Council members and education officials yesterday yielded no progress towards a deal to prevent layoffs, according to people who attended. Council members said they remained optimistic that the layoffs, which affect school aides who are among … Continue reading

Graduates of International High School are stars of a new book

Brook Hauser’s new book, “The New Kids,” follows a year in the life of students at International High School in Prospect Heights, a small school that caters to immigrants. Among the book’s many highs and lows is a moment at the end of the Class of 2009′s school year when five students receive college scholarships … Continue reading