Stories by Philissa Cramer

Philissa Cramer is managing editor of GothamSchools. She founded GothamSchools’ newsroom in September 2008 and previously launched Insideschools’ first news blog. subscribe to Philissa Cramer's feed

Posted on: Jan 2, 2014, Source: Gotham Schools

Carmen Fariña brings experience to a wide set of urgent policy questions -- but what will that mean for NYC schools?

Posted on: Sep 18, 2013, Source: Gotham Schools

This year, thousands of NYC teachers will be rated based on the test scores of subjects--and students--they do not teach.

Posted on: May 20, 2013, Source: Gotham Schools

About a dozen principals have announced — in an open letter — that they are abandoning the use of test scores in admission.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2013, Source: Gotham Schools

“When such a great increase in complexity is being implemented for the first time — 90 minutes is in no way sufficient.”

Posted on: Dec 27, 2012, Source: Gotham Schools

In his bid for the mayor's mansion, John Liu pushes to fund tuition at CUNY for top students.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2012, Source: Gotham Schools

As the city struggles to get back on its feet, some children are facing uncertain conditions in local schools.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2012, Source: Gotham Schools

To fill a shortage of teachers in the City, the Dept. of Ed. proposes bypassing college certification for potential candidates and training them internally instead.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2012, Source: Gotham Schools

Tired of the impact of high-stakes testing on their kids, a small but determined band of families are sitting out state testing this year.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2012, Source: Gotham Schools

The release last week of individual teacher ratings in NYC set off a firestorm of debate. Now, some teachers are getting ready to fight back.