President Augusta Kappner, Panelists Laybourne of Disney, Monroe
of Fox Kids Network & Kleeman of Center of Children's TV speak
at Harvard Club
the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed a regulation
that requires a minimum of three hours per week of... (more)
Session at Community School Board 2
The Pendulum Swings By
Dr. Pola Rosen, Publisher
community school board is the policy making arm of the district
and decides, in its working sessions, such issues as extension...
state law has just transferred power from the community school boards
to Chancellor Rudy Crew, to appoint or fire... (more)
Pres. Sandra Feldman: Great Expectations
By Sandra Feldman, President, American Federation of Teachers
no mystery about what it takes to turn schools around: rigorous
expectations for what students can and must learn, and...
the Principal's Desk
Standards Call for Strong Home-School Partnerships
By Saudhi M. Vargas, Principal, P.S. 158
lives are shaped by the web of relationships in their environments.
In our capacities as school leaders, teachers, and parents, we...
Secretary of Education, Richard Riley: Challenges Facing NY's
Richard W. Riley, U. S. Secretary of Education
who has ever studied the history of New York City knows that public
education made the "Big Apple" great. (more)
Affirmative Action and the Politics of Race By
The President’s Commission on Race Relations has reopened discussion
in this sensitive area in a civil and realistic way. (more)
Ancient Wonders of the Seashore: Part I
By Don Riepe
spring, between mid–May and mid–June, thousands of fierce–looking
sea creatures crawl from the sea to mate and lay eggs along...
Student Enrollments at U.S. Schools Bring $7 Billion;
U.S. Study Abroad Grows
number of international students attending U.S. colleges and universities
increased by only 0.9% this year, continuing a seven-year... (more)
Get Ready For The Regents Exams
By Chancellor Rudolph R. Crew
our children’s level of achievement has been my primary mission
since becoming Chancellor, and many of the initiatives... (more)
Disturbing State of Science Literacy By
Stuart Samuel, Ph.D.
I felt a rather positive response to your February issue of
Education Update for reasons of which I am not completely sure.
Africa's Students Learn English from Latin
dead language makes English come alive for students in South Africa
who travel Forward to the Past with Corrie Schumann. (more)
Dance of India To Add Excitement To Classrooms
By Jan Aaron
Can you imagine an ancient Indian temple dance as a teaching
tool in your school? Educators at St. John's University can. (more)
Asphalt Green Serves the Community By
CEOs typically have windowed offices with views, but Carol
Tweedy, executive director of Asphalt Green, is perhaps the only
one whose... (more)
Educator and A Blue Dog Wow Pre-Schoolers By
Can a degree in education lead to a glamorous job? You bet!
Alice Wilder, Ph.D. in educational psychology from...
Bronx New School: A Magnet for Learning By
The Bronx New Community School is a unique, federally funded
Magnet School for students in Grades K-5. (more)
Living and Working in Space for Children Around the World
the third annual Cyber Space Day Webcast on May 4, 2000, millions
of children across the country and around the world...
of the Franklin Spanish Professor: Model BES-1840
By Adam Sugerman
Imagine yourself strolling through Madrid's Retiro Park, craving
some popcorn. Rather than extracting a bulky English-Spanish dictionary...
Hit Man Cometh: Block at Marymount Manhattan
Grant: A True All-Star By
By Joan Baum, Ph.D.
There's a picture of him on the Web where he looks audaciously
knowing. Straddling a stool, he stares ahead-short sleeve...
Kevin Grant is on a fast break during basketball practice. With
a quick stop and then a rapid acceleration, Grant easily maneuvers...
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An Investment in the City's Fiscal Health By
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
I first became mayor six years ago, New York City was saddled with
a $2 billion budget deficit due to shortsighted economic policies.