Op-Ed by SUSAN S. SAWYERS
An inconvenient truth about “Waiting for Superman” and our nation’s public schools
As our graduate studies in education reporting came to a close late last month, a few of us Columbia J-School kids and our professors had the chance to preview the provocative new documentary, “Waiting for Superman,” by Oscar winner Davis [...]
In New York City, new HIV infections have increased more than 50 percent among 13 to 29 year-old men who have sex with men since 2001, even as the total number of cases dropped by a third. Many behavioral studies and outreach programs to young men who have sex with men have been spurred by this drastic increase, but little has been done to address the broader issues surrounding the health of LGBT teens.
BY ALEX BERG
This semester, I attempted to teach so-called journalism to first, second, fifth and sixth graders at the Ella Baker School, a public school on the Upper East Side for children with parents who work in the area. I’ve tried to teach the students the fundamentals of the field—and to some degree I have—but I’m convinced [...]
Democracy prep uses inclusion and pull outs to try and blur the line between special and general education.
“If it’s true, can it be stereotypical?”
For one man who helped start KAPPA II, a middle school in Harlem, seeing it on the list of schools the city wants to close is a reminder of what didn’t go right.
From time to time, I wonder why I wasn’t selected or what kind of teacher I would have been.
The student population at Manhattan International High School represents 37 different languages from more than 50 different countries.