New York City only allows immigration officials to enter schools if they have a warrant.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is trying to help end the school-to-prison pipeline.
It's part of a new initiative to improve community relations.
Whether you are a parent in a "high performing" school with plenty of middle and upper class children or a parent with a child in a "low performing" school with a population weighed down by the stresses of poverty, there is a powerful deterrent custom-made for you when it comes to making the decision of whether or not to allow a child to take the tests.
While news about the health and education of our children can be daunting and dark at times, let's celebrate these beacons of light and hope for holistic health and prevention.
Of course no one wants bad teachers in front of children. The current system, though, seems to focus on student test scores rather than teacher quality. It seems to minimize teacher voice in favor of some idealized classroom that may or may not exist.
Bureaucracy kills the human spirit. It's that simple. A teacher who is forced to trudge through mindless protocols cannot possibly be enthusiastic. Inspiring students is impossible when the teacher is forced to act like a bureaucratic robot.
How does New York City justify keeping talented Black and Latino students out of its talent schools where they are promised academic support. As the dance program teachers at LaGuardia High School claimed, this is "discrimination, pure and simple."
Carmen Fariña, Mayor DeBlasio's choice for Chancellor of the NY City Public Schools, may be small in stature but she has big dreams and a hugely ambitious agenda for the nation's largest public school system.
“These schools are the jewels in the crown for our public school system,” de Blasio said at a press conference Tuesday, according
A cornerstone of the school-to-prison pipeline has been overly punitive school discipline codes, with disciplinary action applied disproportionately to people of color.
During a press conference updating New Yorkers on the city's response, Fariña went as far as to say "it is absolutely a beautiful
The story elicited strong reactions from people on Twitter. UPDATE: Jan. 14 -- On Monday night New York City Schools Chancellor