Some of the challengers in the 17-person school board race struggled to answer questions at the first Board of Education election debate last Thursday.
School 21 bilingual teacher Jason Velante, Sr. is publishing an 80-page book containing biographical sketches of his students. His pupils wrote touching stories of their journeys from their homelands to the United States.
The four incumbents defending their seats in November were irked by a question that asserted leadership at the school board was at a “standstill” in transitioning the district out of state takeover at the first debate last week.
Half of the city’s high schools had fewer than 2-percent of students pass the mathematics portion of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), according to scores made public on Wednesday night.
A pair of programs have been launched to steer city students away from drugs and towards careers.
The city’s highest performing school has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $2.5 million grant via its full-service community schools program to the city, school district officials said on Friday afternoon.