Monthly Archives: August 2010

Rise & Shine: Lone first day of school escapes Yankees’ notice

The Yankees briefly offered a back-to-school promotion for a game on the first day of school. (Post) Ed Sec Arne Duncan praised New York’s reforms in Albany. (GothamSchools, Daily News, Post, WNYC) Last night’s Panel for Educational Policy meeting reprised conflict over test scores. (NY1) An all-girls charter high school opened in Albany yesterday, the … Continue reading

Remainders: Taking a long, personal view on student success

Tracking down South Bronx students eight years later, with disappointing results. (Robert Pondiscio) A kindergarten teacher’s son was murdered by one of her former students. (Baltimore Sun) An inspiring story about a student who tried, failed, and tried again. (Pissed Off Teacher) A historical argument for why translating memos to parents is a really good … Continue reading

Listen to us, teachers tell Arne Duncan in Albany

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan (right, blue shirt) and NYSUT President Richard Ianuzzi listen to a teacher at a roundtable at NYSUT’s Albany headquarters today. ALBANY, N.Y. — Teamwork was the watchword as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan took his national back-to-school bus tour to Albany today. Duncan has taken to the road to celebrate … Continue reading