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De Blasio unveils charter school co-location vision

On the final stop of his first-day, five-borough city school tour last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio made it clear to charter schools seeking to co-locate in public schools that if they aren’t aligned with his vision

Coalition pushes for disciplinary code reform in city schools

The Dignity in Schools Campaign-New York, with the support of 16 City Council members and two state Assembly members, called on the Department of Education and the de Blasio administration to limit punitive discipline practices and promote positive school climates.

Newark celebrates 24 Hours of Peace

When Hakim Green, educator, activist and half of the hip-hop duo Channel Live, was working with a youth organization in Newark, he and then City Councilman Ras Baraka wanted to come up with a way to fuse Baraka’s anti-violence initiative ...

How the charter school movement threatens public education, disempowers parents and what we can do about it

Young people are supposed to love going to school—a place where educators who understand and support them nurture their full human development into caring, competent and responsible adults.

De Blasio unveils charter school co-location vision

On the final stop of his first-day, five-borough city school tour last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio made it clear to charter schools seeking to co-locate in public schools that if they aren’t aligned with his vision...

Will Vodery: Musical genius

Few African-American classically trained musicians are as obscure as Will Vodery

Stringer Shows Concern about Pre-K Numbers, de Blasio Shrugs

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer revealed that he had only received 141 of more than 500 contracts for universal pre-K service providers.

A Special Gift for Children from Incarcerated Men

The day was filled with fun, food, grooming and gifts for the youths of the Children of Promise, a community-based nonprofit organization in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, whose mission is to embrace the children of incarcerated parents and empower them to break ...

Dr. Irene Diggs: An extraordinary anthropologist

In the foreword of his book “The World and Africa,” pre-eminent scholar and historian W.E.B. Du Bois wrote: “I am indebted to my assistant, Dr. Irene Diggs, for efficient help in arranging the material and reading the manuscript.”

Amsterdam News Internships are Open

The Amsterdam News is currently looking for fall interns.

Introducing NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia

Sitting in the Starbucks on 145th Street & Bradhurst Ave., National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia's enthusiasm takes over the quiet space.

Newark leaders criticize Newark schools open enrollment

More than 600 parents turned out at the registration center, with many waiting hours and others never even making it through the front door, leaving many children with no school to attend.

Free agency and Curt Flood

Not since Gabrielle Douglas won the all-around Olympic Gold Medal in 2012 has a Black girl captured the media like Mo’ne Davis.

Links, Inc. Eastern Shore (NY) Chapter 6th Annual Summer Soiree

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, Aug. 10, 2014, the Eastern Shore (NY) Chapter of the Links, Inc., held its 6th Annual Summer Soiree at Harlow East in Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, with finely dressed women and spouses, lively ...

Sixty years after Brown, it’s time to reimagine the struggle

An educational game changer. That’s what’s needed for African-American and Latino children throughout this nation.