It’s hard to know what future historians will say of New York City in the first half of the 21st century. But surely they will notice, and chronicle, the return of accountability in the city’s public schools. It has been less than a decade since the old Board of Education, a symbol of bureaucratic Read More
As an indication that this predicted snowstorm is no joke, Joel Klein has already announced that New York City public schools will be closed tomorrow.
Now the city has worry about clearing the snow, which, as Washington has shown, isn’t always that easy.
Due to anticipated inclement Read More
In the summer, a mature man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of good hair.
Or maybe it’s just that the heat gets to them. But in recent days, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his political allies have been talking a lot about their lack of locks.
It started, at 9:25 a.m. on July 14, Read More
Yesterday, Bill Thompson wrote on Huffington Post about the need to fire Joel Klein as schools chancellor. In doing so, Thompson continued his criticism of Michael Bloomberg’s handling of public schools.
Specifically, Thompson said he unearthed major flaws in the way administration oversees student accreditation, although no major wrongdoing was found.
In response Read More
Last night, Democratic mayoral candidate called for Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to be fired.
But at a debate in midtown this morning, the four Democrats running to replace Thompson as city comptroller were split on whether to oust Klein. (Thompson called yesterday for Klein to be fired.)
While David Weprin and John Liu Read More
Bill Thompson is trying to capitalize on the newly-announced raises Michael Bloomberg agreed to give to more than 6,000 employees, including his deputy mayors, who make more than $100,000.
Thompson said more than 100 of his top aides will forgo raises “for the foreseeable future” and save the city $1 million. Thompson called Read More
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Daily News: These days, a lot of time is spent trying to figure out how to “save” newspapers; can something that prints at a printer and then is delivered to a newsstand hours after the thing is “closed,” to be purchased for money, really be relevant in the 24-hour instant-news cycle? Or something like that. Read More
City Councilman Bill de Blasio, a candidate for public advocate, is seizing on parental outrage about long waiting lists for city kindergartens, and has dedicated a page of his campaign web site to it.
From the page, parents (or anyone, really) can download a letter to mail to Michael Bloomberg Read More
With Bill Thompson sitting in the front row, Michael Bloomberg told a roomful of people in midtown that he will continue pushing for mayoral control of schools and that he won't let the city's education system "go back" to its previous system.
The event was sponsored by Rev. Al Sharpton and his group, the Read More