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Green Bronx Machine Bronx teacher Stephen Ritz shares an inspiring story about how he used gardening and sustainable farming methods to challenge his students and see amazing results. He even founded his own non-profit called The Green Bronx Machine. Click here to read more....

The Journal News John Ravitz and Anne Rose Santoro, educators and members of the High Achievement New York Coalition wrote in The Journal News this week, “It’s essential that New York does not turn the clock back on high standards that help all students have an equal shot...

The Journal News Common Core State Standards are designed to foster critical thinking and creativity in classrooms by establishing rigorous education standards consistent for all students. Learning to the high standards ensures that students can widen their skill sets, better preparing them for college or future...

US News and World Report At the Beacon School of Excellence in Brooklyn, New York, 86 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch. Yet, it is ranked as one of the state’s top 10 schools. Proficiency rates were an astonishing 89 percent in...

The 74 Million Students are benefiting from the rigor of New York’s education standards. Even those who once fell behind are experiencing better outcomes, writes Lisa DiGaudio, a principal in Brooklyn. The gains validate the value of high-quality assessments and better professional learning for teachers. The...