Speaking at the National Action Network just now, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, said he always uses a simple formula to see what the education scene is like in whatever city he’s visiting.
He asks how many 9th graders there are, and how many 12th graders.
In New York City, Duncan said there were Read More
Mayor Michael Bloomberg received a warm introduction from the Rev. Al Sharpton at the National Action Network’s annual Martin Luther King Day event, with the civil rights leader praising the mayor’s approach on guns, education, and juvenile justice.
But Sharpton’s congregation wasn’t nearly so pleased. Some of the few hundred people who crammed into his Read More
Arne Duncan, President Obama’s Education Secretary, is slated to meet with New York’s incoming schools chancellor this afternoon.
Duncan informed the press of the meeting during a visit at a local school with Mayor Mike Bloomberg to tout a new pilot program to modernize the GED test and test prep.
Although Black’s appointment has created Read More
New York’s schools received a pat on the head from Education Secretary Arne Duncan Tuesday, who talked about the state’s school system at a Washington event organized by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
Duncan praised New York’s recent expansion of its charter school system, and said the state could be on track to Read More
ALBANY—David Paterson just endorsed lifting the cap on the number of charter schools in the state—a move recommended yesterday by the State Board of Regents—to make New York more competitive for the “race to the top” pool of federal education funding.
“I can appreciate that people have ideological differences with some of the plans, Read More
Michael Bloomberg will join U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan in Washington Wednesday for a “frank discussion” hosted by the Center for American Progress.
The event provides Bloomberg a national platform and a friendly audience. Duncan contacted local lawmakers to urge them to support extending mayoral control. And the founder of C.A.P., John Podesta—Bill Clinton’s Read More
With phrases like “yenta,” “dictator” and “plantation politics,” it’s clear that the Senate Democrats’ opposition to renewing mayoral control is tightly wound up in their personal dislike of Michael Bloomberg.
During their protest outside City Hall on Sunday, I asked them about the support mayoral control has received from the top education official for Read More
With phrases like “yenta,” “dictator” and “plantation politics,” it’s clear that the Senate Democrats' opposition to renewing mayoral control is tightly wound up in their personal dislike of Michael Bloomberg.
During their protest outside City Hall on Sunday, I asked them about the support mayoral control has received from the Read More