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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Failure to Translate

Jun 11, 2019 by

The Department of Education would often rather get over on parents than get through to them. That is how to appears to some parents...

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Janus’ Red Face

Jun 4, 2019 by

Heads up to your Copy Editor: “0.018 percent” is not a typo.  It’s the actual proportion of the membership of the...

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Valedictory on a Valedictorian

Jun 3, 2019 by

Allergy season and high school graduation season both irritated me: one with pollen and the other with valedictorian speeches, which...

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Rookie Teachers Learn the Teac...

May 29, 2019 by

Rookie classroom teachers must develop certain skills and reflexes that at first must be consciously applied but later become...

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On The NY Post’s Coverag...

May 29, 2019 by

“It is the song that never ends.”  Remember that catchy tune that goes into perpetual reprise?  Not unlike...

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Know The Drill?

May 24, 2019 by

Public schools are mandated to prepare for fires, bomb-scares and other emergencies by holding drills on a regular basis. These...

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About Politicians

May 22, 2019 by

“We can’t live with them and we can’t live without them”.  That’s a phrase that is always true and...

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Know The Drill?

May 22, 2019 by

Public schools are mandated to prepare for fires, bomb-scares and other emergencies by holding drills on a regular basis. These...

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Legislation in Albany To Prote...

May 21, 2019 by

Legislation is now pending in Albany to protect New Yorkers from price gouging by hospitals on out-of-network emergency...

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Side-Effects of Education Tren...

May 15, 2019 by

In his article “If Education Advocacy Were More Like Pharmaceutical Ads”, the Fordham Institute’s Robert Pondiscio...

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