Monthly Archives: October 2010

Who enrolls in a troubled school? Meet four Columbus freshmen

Infuriated by the union’s success in barring the closure of 19 public schools, Mayor Michael Bloomberg wondered to reporters last month why any parent would send their children to a “failing school.” At Christopher Columbus High School, one of the 19, there are as many answers to that question as there are freshmen. Half of … Continue reading

Rise & Shine: A bid to fix, not just close, failing charter schools

SUNY wants to try fixing failing charter schools instead of shutting them down. (Post) The city says it is considering closing up to 47 schools this year. (GS, Times, Post, WSJ, NY1) What the two candidates for governor are saying about their education plans. (WNYC) Buffalo’s teachers’ contract covers cosmetic treatments, last year costing $9 million. … Continue reading

Remainders: Mixed marks for Bloomberg on schools in new poll

Nearly 1,800 city students will get free tickets to a Broadway show on the Scottsboro Boys. (NYTimes) P.S. 184 Shuang Wen is protesting a NY1 story on its after-school Mandarin program. (The Lo-Down) Schools have one more day to fill 850 vacancies before schools lose money for them. (InsideSchools) Buffalo teachers spent more than $9 … Continue reading