Tag Archives: Education

Early News Roundup – Diversity in NYC Public Schools

Early media reports on the City Council hearing on diversity in NYC public schools and the specialized high schools admission test (SHSAT). http://ny.chalkbeat.org/2014/12/11/debate-over-high-school-admissions-test-divides-city-council/#.VIpjP69uguQ http://insideschools.org/blog/item/1000926-specialized-schools-take-center-stage-at-debate-on-diversity http://www.wnyc.org/story/nyc-council-pushes-more-diversity-top-schools/ http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1137802-argument-continues-over-admissions-criteria-for-nyc-specialized-high-schools/

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City Council Education Chair Refuses To Let Fmr Assemblyman Speak On High School Admissions

After waiting 9 hrs to offer my perspective on legislation affecting the admissions process at the city’s specialized high schools (SHSAT), CM Dan @dromm25, chairman of the Council’s Committee on Education, wouldn’t allow me to speak because I refused to be sworn … Continue reading

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Campaign Trail: “Michael Blake’s Change Agenda” Mailer

With a nod to the environment, the flyer urges readers to “please recycle after reading.” Continue reading

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Meet Prof. Anthony Gronowicz, the Green Party candidate for NYC Mayor.

  The Green Party mayoral candidate Anthony Gronowicz  was the first to arrive and be seated at the NYC Parents Mayoral Forum on Education. He was the most provocative speaker at Friday night’s education forum for parents and labor union … Continue reading

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Don’t dare mess with Bronx Science

  “Don’t dare mess with Bronx science“ on NYPOST.com There they go again: The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has filed a complaint with the federal Education Department claiming that the admissions test for the city’s specialized high schools bar black … Continue reading

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Dennis Walcott v. city parents—Michael Benjamin – NYPOST.com

In today’s NY Post, I challenge Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott’s decision to bypass affirmative parental consent in launching the Connecting Adolescents To Comprehensive (Sexual) Health pilot program which distributes to contraceptives and birth control to minor adolescents at 14 public … Continue reading

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Buffalo men go back to school to help kids – The Buffalo News

An uplifting front page story in the Buffalo News showing that fathers have a role to play in the education of their children. I hope it brightens your day and deepens your commitment to children and their fathers. “It helps … Continue reading

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Sex and New York teachers—Michael Benjamin – NYPOST.com

Is anyone in New York City truly surprised by teacher-student sex in our schools? The Post last week exposed yet another female teacher who’d become involved with a teen student, and lots of similar cases are still getting publicity — … Continue reading

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The war on testing – NYPost.com

I don’t care for use of the term, “war on…” but I don’t write the headers for my column. We should honor the sacrifice of the men and women killed, maimed and injured in real wars.  In today’s OpEd column, … Continue reading

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Governor Cuomo & teacher evaluations—Michael Benjamin – NYPOST.com

This morning, my OpEd on Governor Cuomo and teacher evaluations was published by the NY Post. Cuomo and the state legislature are considering a measure that would shield the evaluations from dissemination to the general public. That has led to … Continue reading

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