It's about great public schools.


John King, Reformer

Monday, April 11, 2011

New York needs vigilant eyes on its school reform efforts, not just when they’re announced but over time when Albany interests can resist and co-opt. The New York Post editorial board fills this watchdog role with relish (and we've had occasion to be thankful for it), but today it bit too hard.

Tell NY How to Define High School Graduation (Survey TODAY ONLY)

Friday, February 18, 2011

What should be required to graduate from high school in New York? Should we move toward higher graduation standards, a more flexible system, or some combination of both?

The State Education Department wants your opinion to share with the Regents. Take the online survey here:

Estimated completion time is 20 - 30 minutes, and the deadline is midnight Friday. That's tonight.

Blame Game

Monday, January 31, 2011

A new item on the UFT’s web site overlays maps of school closures and charter school openings, showing how they both are concentrated in the South Bronx, Harlem, and central Brooklyn. “This may be a coincidence,” the union intones, “but it certainly doesn’t look like one.”