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This is a very rosey picture of the NYC schools. This school had 2 kids expelled. What about the issues of underfinancing relative to surrounding school systems and other large urben school systems? What about criticisms from Kozol and others that the NYC school system is as segregated as Alabama's in the 50s? Can we tackle these issues in the entry?

The above anonymous writer is dead-on. This is written as though someone at the Tweed Courthouse headquarters wrote it. Teaching 20:39, 28 June 2007 (UTC)
Well, then find the page numbers in Kozol's book and/or cite sources. And "This school had 2 kids expelled" - Which one? Why were they expelled? Why is that important? AFAIK expulsions from the NYCDOE happen frequently because the NYCDOE has more students than there are people in Wyoming. WhisperToMe (talk) 00:50, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Need to improve the History section[edit]

The history section seems to be exclusively about nutritional changes in lunch menus.

Name change and who is in charge.[edit]

The system changed from "Board of Education to "Department of Education" when it became an office of the Mayor. Ultimately, the mayor of New york City is in charge of the Department of Education and is responsible for its success or failures. However, Mayor Bloomberg gives enormous latitude to Chancellor Joel Klein and never seems to question his (Klein's) motives or decisions.

At the city's most elite, competitive public high schools, the student demographics are different. In the 2005-6 school year, blacks made up 4.8% of the Bronx Science student body, down from 11.8% in 1994-95. At Stuyvesant High School, blacks comprised 2.2% of the student body, down from 4.4%. Hispanic enrollment has declined at the three schools and white enrollment has declined at two of the three. At the same time, the Asian population has soared to 60.6% at Bronx Science, up from 40.8% 11 years ago [1]. Education experts suggest the demographics of these elite specialized high schools are influenced by the use of competitive entrance exams as the sole criteria for admission.

OK, tell me what is the third school.
Probably talking about Brooklyn Tech —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:53, 14 June 2008 (UTC)


Is there any reason to have these large and ungainly templates inserted into the article when the article itself states that they're going to be dissolved in a matter of weeks anyway? Ford MF 17:00, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Let's put them on templates for deletion and create new templates for the new regions. WhisperToMe 21:29, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Bronx High School of Science[edit]

What's with the picture of a greek temple for bronx science?? I don't know how to change it. -- 18:39, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Region deletion[edit]

I've put Region 9 Template up for TfD [1]. The rest seem to be articles, not regions. We should delete them, next. In the meantime, the links to the regions need to be removed from a bunch of articles. It occurs to me that a general article about the history of the NYC Board of Education, or at least about its changing structure, might be in order. Can this main article incorporate history? Jd2718 (talk) 00:42, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Regions were the division used from around 2005 to around 2009. They were were abandoned when the city went back to the district system of organizing the system. However, Regions are still used in some discussions by the city and the union. It is still useful for the delineations to be clear, in the interest of the general public's understanding what is being referred to with "Regions".Gogue2 (talk) 12:41, 25 April 2011 (UTC)
2003 - 2007. They are properly covered in this article. As far as Regions being part of any current discussions, we would need a Reliable Source for that. Seems odd. Jd2718 (talk) 00:32, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

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Teachers section needs a serious rewrite[edit]

The information in this section, especially that the DOE believes that there is a chronic teacher shortage, is either outdated or false. The DOE is in the process of implementing round after round of layoffs and headcount reductions by attrition, and rather than a shortage, there are many teachers unable to find work (the classic definition of a glut).

The current version seems to parrot the circa 2000-2004 NYC point of view rather than being an attempt at an objective presentation and I do feel it needs to be radically changed, both to remove partiality and to bring it up to date with the current environment.

Yartrebo (talk) 02:35, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

  • The sentence had no source, so I deleted it. Remember that we have WP:Be bold, so please make changes that you feel are necessary. WhisperToMe (talk) 00:35, 24 July 2010 (UTC)


History of the New York Schools?[edit]

It seems a shame we do not have information about the history of schools in NY City. I imagine it would be an interesting subject. I looked at the NY DOE site and found no cites on that site at first sight. Darned shame. Paul, in Saudi (talk) 10:53, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Schools and organization[edit]

I blanked the section which was riddled with errors and outdated references, starting with the claim that each neighborhood has a zoned middle and elementary school. It would be good to have a section there, but sources must be current (post-2007, and no earlier). Jd2718 (talk) 01:44, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

NYC spending per student[edit]

In 2007, it was reported that in the 2005 fiscal year New York City spent $13,755 per student. Ref The Highest Per-Pupil Spending in the U.S. By Sewell Chan (May 24, 2007) New York Times

I dont known which section it fits into? But it should be in the article. --Vic49 (talk) 21:14, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Italian documents[edit]

There don't seem to be too many, but I found:

WhisperToMe (talk) 06:15, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Languages missing articles about the district NYCDOE[edit]

NYCDOE has websites in multiple languages, and has documents in additional languages.

Of the following languages which have full out websites, these ones do not yet have articles on the NYCDOE:

  • Haitian Creole

Of the following languages which have document translations, these ones do not yet have articles on the NYCDOE:

  • Albanian
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Polish
  • Vietnamese

WhisperToMe (talk) 06:14, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Oranizational History: "late 1960s" local school districts?[edit]

I was a student at P.S. 75 Manhattan 1956-61, and it was at that time part of School District 3 (which later became Districts 6 and 8). I don't know when the districts were first set up, but it was the 1950s at the latest.

The article may be talking about the reorganization that changed 3 into 6 and 8, but if so, it needs to be clarified.

P.S. All the NYC school-related articles need updating now that Dictator Bloomberg is gone! Briankharvey (talk) 20:18, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

"Beginning in the late 1960s, schools were grouped into districts." Briankharvey confirms that there were schools in NYC before the late '60s -- :) -- so why does the History section start there? (talk) 23:34, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

Dept of Education Financing[edit]

The Department of Education spends around 25 billion dollars each year.

There has been much discussion around that and it should get a section. Please put comments here and correct any info.Crownch (talk) 05:36, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

High school guides in various languages[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 04:18, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

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Proposed merge with Muslim School Holiday Campaign[edit]

Does not seem notable enough to require its own article RA0808 talkcontribs 22:05, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

Health and nutrition[edit]

The health and nutrition section has NPOV issues, particularly the third paragraph. It's written in a way that criticizes the DoE, particularly the lengthy discussion on Doritos and the seemingly out of nowhere section on playgrounds. agtx 20:56, 13 November 2017 (UTC)