Posts tagged as: public schools

Uptown Elementary Schools Struggle to Meet State Phys Ed Mandates

Uptown Elementary Schools Struggle to Meet State Phys Ed Mandates

Shared buildings and lack of resources make it difficult for elementary schools uptown to meet state phys ed mandates.

Students and Teachers Travel Hours to Attend Top Public School in East Harlem

Students and Teachers Travel Hours to Attend Top Public School in East Harlem

The Department of Education gave P.S. 171 straight A’s in the latest school progress report.

First Elementary Charter School Comes to Washington Heights

First Elementary Charter School Comes to Washington Heights

KIPP STAR Elementary opened this fall with 101 kindergarteners.

School to House Artists, Not Classes

School to House Artists, Not Classes

A landmark building will be converted into affordable homes and studios for artists – but not everyone is happy about the plan.

Bloomberg’s New Tenure Plan Triggers Demo and Debate

Bloomberg’s New Tenure Plan Triggers Demo and Debate

City schools face new tenure policies, sparking protests.

Blind Teacher Helps East Harlem’s P.S. 102 Outrun Competition

Blind Teacher Helps East Harlem’s P.S. 102 Outrun Competition

Led by gym teacher Steven Sloan, students at P.S. 102 ran 50,000 miles last year, bucking East Harlem health trends.

Overage Students Gain Ground with Personalized Programs

Overage Students Gain Ground with Personalized Programs

About 65 percent of the city’s high school droupouts were overage when they began ninth grade, according to a 2008 study from the Office of Accountability in the Department of Education.

Uptown Takedown: Wrestling Takes Hold in Harlem

Uptown Takedown: Wrestling Takes Hold in Harlem

At Kappa IV, a public middle school at St. Nicholas and 135th Street, wrestling is gaining traction.

P.S. 123 Parents Feel Bullied by Harlem Success Academy

P.S. 123 Parents Feel Bullied by Harlem Success Academy

As the charter school’s enrollment grew this year, so did the tension between it and P.S. 123.

Do School Lunches Make the Grade?

Do School Lunches Make the Grade?

Financial and logistical problems make it hard to provide students with healthy food every day.

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