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Top Education Official Planned to Meet Boy for Sex, Prosecutors Say

Top Education Official Planned to Meet Boy for Sex, Prosecutors Say

The former official in New York sent sexually explicit messages to a boy named “Colton,” who was in fact an undercover officer, the charges said.

Education Official in N.Y. Is Accused of Facilitating Child Sex Abuse

David Hay, deputy chief of staff to schools chancellor Richard Carranza, was fired after his arrest, officials said.
Why New York’s Inquiry Into Yeshivas Inexplicably Stalled

Why New York’s Inquiry Into Yeshivas Inexplicably Stalled

Mayor Bill de Blasio engaged in “political horse trading,” holding back a report on the ultra-Orthodox schools, investigators found.
America’s Education Problem

America’s Education Problem

How have decades of attempted reform, and billions of dollars, failed to improve students’ performance across the country?
Beacon High School Is Half White. That’s Why Students Walked Out.

Beacon High School Is Half White. That’s Why Students Walked Out.

More than 300 students at the selective public high school, one of New York City’s most prestigious, protested its admissions policies.
Climate Strike N.Y.C.: Crowds March, With Greta Thunberg to Speak

Climate Strike N.Y.C.: Crowds March, With Greta Thunberg to Speak

“I feel hopeful seeing the power of all these people here today,” a teenager said of the protest, which drew tens of thousands.
The Plan to Shut Down Gifted Programs, Explained

The Plan to Shut Down Gifted Programs, Explained

Wednesday: A panel wants to cut many of the programs and selective admissions processes that have led to a segregated school system.
Desegregation Plan: Eliminate All Gifted Programs in New York

Desegregation Plan: Eliminate All Gifted Programs in New York

A group appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed seismic changes to the nation’s largest school system.
Desegregating N.Y. Schools Was His Top Priority. What Happened?

Desegregating N.Y. Schools Was His Top Priority. What Happened?

Entrenched inequality, attacks by conservatives, student protests: Richard A. Carranza’s first year as schools chancellor.
$60 Million Awarded to N.Y. Student Engulfed in Flames in Chemistry Accident

$60 Million Awarded to N.Y. Student Engulfed in Flames in Chemistry Accident

Much of a high school student’s body was left scarred from third-degree burns when an experiment went awry in 2014.
Students of Color are More Likely to Be Arrested in School. That May Change.

Students of Color are More Likely to Be Arrested in School. That May Change.

New York City’s new discipline code could have an immediate impact.
The ‘Fame’ High School Is Known for the Arts. Should Algebra Matter There?

The ‘Fame’ High School Is Known for the Arts. Should Algebra Matter There?

Hundreds of students at Manhattan’s LaGuardia High School staged a sit-in to protest what they say is a focus on academic rigor at the expense of arts programs.
My Fellow Hasidic Jews Are Making a Terrible Mistake About Vaccinations

My Fellow Hasidic Jews Are Making a Terrible Mistake About Vaccinations

A "No Vax" sign at a demonstration against the barring of unvaccinated children from public spaces in Rockland County, N.Y.
$773 Million Later, de Blasio Ends Signature Initiative to Improve Failing Schools

$773 Million Later, de Blasio Ends Signature Initiative to Improve Failing Schools

As part of the Renewal program, Dreamyard Prep in the Bronx added an hour to its school day. The extra instructional time allowed ninth, 10th and 11th grade students to take supplemental classes, like
New York City Public Schools Should Be Evaluated Based on Diversity, Not Just Tests, Panel Says

New York City Public Schools Should Be Evaluated Based on Diversity, Not Just Tests, Panel Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio, flanked by New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, right, delivers remarks about a diversity plan in Brooklyn.
Bright Spot for N.Y.’s Struggling Schools: Pre-K

Bright Spot for N.Y.’s Struggling Schools: Pre-K

Students in a pre-K class at Public School 361 in Woodside, Queens in May 2017. New York City has the largest citywide prekindergarten initiative in the country.
Do Children Get a Subpar Education in Yeshivas? New York Says It Will Finally Find Out

Do Children Get a Subpar Education in Yeshivas? New York Says It Will Finally Find Out

A group of graduates from ultra-Orthodox Jewish private schools in New York claim that some yeshiva students are never taught secular lessons, like science or history.
New York Knew Some Schools in Its $773 Million Plan Were Likely to Fail. It Kept Children in Them Anyway.

New York Knew Some Schools in Its $773 Million Plan Were Likely to Fail. It Kept Children in Them Anyway.

When Deborah Raiford enrolled her three grandchildren and one of her sons in P.S. 111 last year she had not heard about the Renewal program. She wanted them out immediately.