Monthly Archives: March 2011

Remainders: State budget approved as all-night protest raged

Budget cut protests roiled the State Capitol all night, despite an attempt to keep protesters out. (EdVox) Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says the new state budget isn’t so bad for the city. (Daily Politics) The student who won Facing History School’s Pi Day competition memorized 162 digits. (New Yorker) The father of the 12-year-old charged … Continue reading

Poll: Bloomberg’s school policies take big hit in public opinion

The last two years have been disastrous for public opinion of Mayor Bloomberg’s school policies, according to a new poll. The poll, conducted last week by Marist, found that just 27 percent of New Yorkers approve of how Mayor Bloomberg is handling the city’s public schools. That’s down from 53 percent in June 2009, the … Continue reading

Pressure on top high schools shuts more eighth-graders out

More eighth-graders applied to New York City’s highest-performing high schools this year, forcing the city to deny more students their top choices than in the past. Data released on high school admissions by the Department of Education today shows that while fewer eighth-graders applied for seats in public high schools — down from 80,412 last … Continue reading