A School’s Closure Leaves a Coach Unsure of the Future
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A School’s Closure Leaves a Coach Unsure of the Future

  Johnny Mathis sprawls across the bright red bleachers, his six-foot-seven frame spilling...

Best-Laid Plans At Risk in Sunset Park
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Best-Laid Plans At Risk in Sunset Park

Empty shelves wait to be filled in the Sunset Park High School library. (Photo by Jason Alcorn) On...

Time Is of the Essence at P.S. 24
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Time Is of the Essence at P.S. 24

It’s 1:29 p.m. on a March Monday, and for a few blissful minutes, the cafeteria at P.S. 24 in...

At Ella Baker, Checking In Is Personal
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At Ella Baker, Checking In Is Personal

Every Friday after lunch and recess, a group of six seventh grade boys at The Ella Baker School get...

Teaching the Teachers for America
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Teaching the Teachers for America

Just before 8 a.m. on a recent Thursday, as 25-year-old David Nitkin prepared to teach his...

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  • An International Approach To Raising the Stature of the Teaching Profession

    Overshadowed somewhat by the ongoing national discussion about school reform, testing and No Child Left Behind, a first-of -a-kind event took place last month at the Hilton in New York City : the first International Summit on the Teaching Profession, sponsored by the Department of Education, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and Education  Read more »

    Posted on 11th May 2011 0 comments
  • Reacting to Bin Laden Without Any Memory of 9/11

    The fifth graders at P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, are all too young to have any memories pf the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. But the news about the death of bin Laden moved them as much as everyone else, temporarily interrupting their preoccupation with the English Language Arts state tests that were to  Read more »

    Posted on 11th May 2011 0 comments
  • Teaching the First Draft of History Teaching the First Draft of History

    When the news about Osama Bin Laden broke Sunday night, it didn’t just send seasoned reporters scrambling. Immediately the staff who work on the New York Times Learning Network blog also began posting and proposing resources from the Times that teachers could use in their classrooms on Monday. By Monday afternoon, over 300 students had  Read more »

    Posted on 11th May 2011 0 comments
  • A Night At The Lottery

    I’d watched the movies so I thought I knew what to expect. The lottery for the 250 places at two, about-to-open New Visions charter schools in the Bronx was going to be emotional. But when I made it to the auditorium inside the enormous John F. Kennedy Educational Campus on the evening of April 15,  Read more »

    Posted on 10th May 2011 0 comments
  • VIDEO: Confessions of a Third Grader VIDEO: Confessions of a Third Grader

    Sarahi, a third-grade student from Public School 380 in Brooklyn, talks candidly about school.

    Posted on 10th May 2011 0 comments