Tagged: schools

Single Sex Schools: Advantages and Disadvantages 0

Single Sex Schools: Advantages and Disadvantages

Educationists and parents have diverse personal views when it comes to single sex schooling. This Buzzle article tries to list out the pros and cons of single gender schools to help you derive your own personal opinion about this education system….
Kids stuck in schools they didn’t choose 0

Kids stuck in schools they didn’t choose

More than 2,000 city eighth-graders got matched to high schools – even though they never applied to them. After watching most of their classmates win admission to high school in late March, these students applied a second time, only to end up wi…
Classrooms crowded in Corona 0

Classrooms crowded in Corona

More isn’t necessarily better – especially when it comes to the number of students crammed into western Queens classrooms. Local leaders spoke out at a rally in Corona Tuesday about overcrowding, demanding that the city revise its formula for de…
School turf war in Harlem gets ugly 0

School turf war in Harlem gets ugly

The latest salvo in Harlem’s space wars between charter schools and public schools is a stencilled poster comparing a charter school to the Nazis. A misspelled sign on the wall of Public School/Middle School 149 in Harlem reads, “Charter schools…
Chicago Case Study: Time For A New Vision For Schools 0

Chicago Case Study: Time For A New Vision For Schools

Since Mayor Richard Daley took control of Chicago schools in 1995 and began appointing business-minded CEOs to head the system, the march toward a numbers-driven, test-and-punish vision of public education has been steady. Some insist kids are b…
Top education official Eric Nadelstern resigns 0

Top education official Eric Nadelstern resigns

An architect of some the city’s key school reforms has resigned his job as deputy chancellor, city officials announced yesterday. Eric Nadelstern’s departure comes just months after Mayor Bloomberg brought in magazine exec Cathie Black for the c…
Schools in better-off areas lose cash to aid poor 0

Schools in better-off areas lose cash to aid poor

Just four months after David Cameron promised that no families would suffer to meet the cost of the £2.5 billion “pupil premium”, Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, conceded that the plan meant some schools “will have less”. Ministers strug…