Fraud: Paltry and Non-Actionab...

Aug 23, 2019 by

For undisclosed reasons, the Department of Education recently removed the probationary principal of a high school from his...

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First Amendment as Government&...

Aug 5, 2019 by

“When public employees make statements pursuant to their official duties, they are not speaking as citizens for First Amendment...

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Be A Responsible Worker: Don&#...

Aug 2, 2019 by

Teachers suffering, for example,  from cancer whose survival depends on treatment extending beyond the ten days ‘sick...

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First Amendment: Weaponized or...

Jul 31, 2019 by

“When public employees make statements pursuant to their official duties, they are not speaking as citizens for First Amendment...

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Regents Exams: Pull the Plug?

Jul 30, 2019 by

Why do people who know better often consent to being fooled?   Who is kidding whom? By and large, graduating high school...

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School Custodians

Jul 24, 2019 by

School custodians historically have either gotten a bad rap or are underestimated and taken for granted. Sometimes even the...

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Heatstroke and Learning Joys

Jul 22, 2019 by

“Thank you, Nature, for sparing us embarrassment by not putting us to the test!” That could be the Department of...

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STEM OR STEAM?

Jul 17, 2019 by

School systems across our country are scrambling to play “catch up” with the stress on science, technology, engineering...

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The Bronx Global Learning Inst...

Jul 16, 2019 by

“Things are seldom what they seem.  Skim milk masquerades as cream” These lines from a 19th century operetta were...

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Food For Belly and Food For Th...

Jul 9, 2019 by

First the body: The summer meals program that began last week in over a thousand public schools and other sites citywide offers free...

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Statistics and the Yawning Gap

Jul 8, 2019 by

The New York Post, which injects fresh outrage into stale education stories, has revived an old body of evidence from its morgue....

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Possible Cancer Cluster in Upp...

Jul 2, 2019 by

Three public schools sharing a common campus in Upper Manhattan are being checked out for a possibly statistically significant cancer...

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The Tenure Headgame

Jul 1, 2019 by

The probationary period for public school teachers is the most protracted and arguably the most stringent of any group of civil...

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Rebuttal To NY Post Editorial

Jun 28, 2019 by

The Post denies that a New York City public school teacher attrition rate of over 40% over the first five years is a crisis or even a...

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School Principals On The (Meta...

Jun 26, 2019 by

It was reported to me earlier today by a New York City public school teacher, on the last day of the school year, that she got into a...

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Suspension Rule Modifications

Jun 25, 2019 by

To “curb” student suspensions of longer than 20 days is not the same as banning them altogether.  A prominent...

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New NYC Education Budget

Jun 24, 2019 by

Whether or not it’s commonly known or appreciated by most New Yorkers, their public school teachers each year typically spend...

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Beware Summer Vacation Opioid ...

Jun 19, 2019 by

School is almost over.  Summer’s here. When bracing autumn comes, some kids will be off the rolls because they overdosed over the...

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Numbers Don’t Lie Except...

Jun 13, 2019 by

Is it any wonder that no posthumous relapses of  fatal illness have been reported among patients since their interment in the...

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Fawning Letter to the New York...

Jun 12, 2019 by

Congratulations on doubling your newsstand price overnight.  That’s bold, some would say nervy.  To preserve a...

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