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No to No-Sibling Policies in Private Schools
New York Sun  |  September 16, 2008
Excerpt: Having entire families attend a single school creates community. It's great when your older child's best friend has a sibling in the same grade as your younger child. There's a certain familiarity and warmth that comes from having the same teacher for the second time. And you are less likely to fret over your child's weaker areas if you know that the school is your partner in helping you provide your child with the resources he needs -- as opposed to one step away from suggesting that your child isn't a good fit for the school. ...

Ravitch Offers Passionate Defense of America’s Public School System
New York Sun  |  March 2, 2010
Excerpt: No silver bullets. This is the simple premise of Diane Ravitch’s eagerly awaited new book, “The Death and Life of the Great American School System.” ...

Flat Earth Society
New York Sun  |  October 24, 2009
Excerpt: No sooner did the Daily News lambast critics of Mayor Bloomberg’s educational program as “flat earth” adherents than the federal NAEP math test released its results, which undermine the mayor’s claims for academic improvements on his watch. ...

New York’s Education Challenge
New York Sun  |  October 2, 2009
Excerpt: David Steiner was sworn in as the new State Commissioner of Education Thursday, and was immediately greeted with a familiar song: Send More Money. These are the education “advocates” who have become the perpetual remains of the “Campaign for Fiscal Equity,” undeterred even in the face of evidence that huge increases in expenditures in New York City schools during the Bloomberg years — some 79% in just six years — has barely moved student performance. ...

Low-Price Laptops Tested at City Schools
New York Sun  |  September 30, 2008
Excerpt: The $100 laptop that was marketed as a saving grace for starving children in Africa is on its way to the New York City public schools. Two elementary schools are already testing the laptops, and the city Department of Education is accelerating a plan ...

St. Hope Board Member Steps Down
New York Sun  |  September 30, 2008
Excerpt: A new charter school in Harlem, the St. Hope Leadership Academy, has lost a member of its board who has been suspended from doing business with the federal government. On Wednesday, the board member, Dana Gonzalez, was placed on a government-wide list ...

City Schools Crimped by Budget Restrictions
New York Sun  |  September 29, 2008
Excerpt: A much-touted plan that city officials said would fully insulate public schools from budget cuts this school year appears to have fallen short, especially for some of the neediest schools. Mayor Bloomberg proposed a budget last spring that would have ...

School Change We Can Believe In
New York Sun  |  September 29, 2008
Excerpt: For the past six-and-a-half years I have frequently occupied space on these pages sounding off on everything from nepotism in Bronx politics to politically induced fear of eating French fries or Frosted Flakes. Most often I have written about our schools. ...

Union, City Dig In Heels Over Fate of Reserve Teachers
New York Sun  |  September 26, 2008
Excerpt: There appears to be no easy agreement in sight in a battle between the city teachers union and the Department of Education over what to do with teachers who are on the city payroll but not in full-time teaching spots. The debate kicked off this spring ...

Time for McCain To Answer
New York Sun  |  September 26, 2008
Excerpt: In the past weeks, Barack Obama finally brought education policy into the presidential debate in a speech in Dayton, Ohio. With Mr. Obama's proposal public, the October domestic policy debates will provide a chance for Mr. McCain to clarify his education plan. ...