OP-ED: Teaching LGBT History

BY COUNCILMAN DANIEL DROMM All kids need to learn gay history. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have made huge contributions to our country, yet few people know. Recently, I met with a major education publisher and asked the company to bring examples of how they cover gay history. They brought me five small […]

De Blasio Outlines Education Reforms

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio visited PS 69 in Jackson Heights on Monday to outline several major budgetary and teachers’ contract reforms, which he expects will transform public education in the City. De Blasio largely focused on investments in arts education in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget announced last week, as […]

Bill de Blasio Names Schools Chancellor

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer On Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his pick to lead the City school system. As 2013 came to a close, de Blasio appointed Carmen Fariña, a lifelong veteran educator, to become the City’s new Schools Chancellor, a position that puts her in charge of the largest school system in […]