Only a little more than half of New York City students with disabilities graduated high school in 2021, significantly less than the 81% graduation rate citywide. This disparity could be largely attributed to the lack of support students with special needs are given in many schools.
Charter schools will now receive more money per pupil than public schools, according to a budget agreement reached by the New York State legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo in March 2013.
Earlier this year, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system voted to close 49 elementary schools in the city this fall and one school next year.
Kid Reporter Ana Phelan asked her classmates at PS 146, the Brooklyn New School, the following question about school closures: If you were a student at one of the schools being shut down, what would you do?
A new documentary movie, “Waiting for Superman,” released this fall, supports charter schools. The film has sparked more debate about charter schools and how to improve education in the United States.