New York Public Schools

More Schools Moving To Longer School DaysThe National Center on Time and Learning, a group that promotes the extended school day, estimates that more than 1500 schools nationally now have additional hours.
Gauging Poverty And Academic PerformanceHomelessness and other factors in a student’s environment are predictors of chronic absenteeism and low achievement.
Smaller High Schools Improve Student PerformanceIn the past 15 years, many large high schools have been broken up into smaller units - and the students' performance has improved.
Arts Program Shows Promise For Students With DisabilitiesEveryday Arts for Special Education is an activities program that uses creative arts to help special needs kids communicate and develop socialization skills, patience and self control.
Vegetarian School Lunches Show Positive EffectAn elementary school in Queens, NY, has switched to all vegetarian school lunches and benefits have been reported beyond physical health.
Partnership In Bronx Helps Parents Build SkillsThe Bronx Parent Center has become a vehicle for helping migrant families with cultural hurdles that impede their relationships with schools.