Entries by angela valle

Diverse charter schools in New York City to get boost

The Walton Family Foundation, the philanthropy governed by the family behind Walmart, pledged Tuesday to invest $2.2 million over the next two years in new charter schools in New York City that aim to be socioeconomically diverse. Officials from the foundation expect the initiative to support the start of about seven mixed-income charter schools, which […]

A Way to Get Great Teachers Into the Classroom

When schools reopened in New York last week, students were greeted by teachers who had spent the summer preparing for their return. Unfortunately, many of those teachers had had to devote some of their time not to lesson plans, but to a state teacher-certification process that emphasizes bureaucratic procedures more than real-world qualifications. So as […]

5 ways schools, colleges and universities are protecting DACA students

ALBANY — The Trump administration’s decision to end the DACA program prompted an outpouring of responses from New York educators and administrators who vowed to stand by students known as “Dreamers.” “As long as the kids are here, we have a constitutional obligation to educate them,” said Jay Worona, deputy executive director and general counsel […]