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Chancellor Fariña Shows Charters Some Love on First Day of School

Monday, August 31, 2015

It's not yet Labor Day, but many of New York City's charter schools are already open. Chancellor Fariña is pledging more cooperation with all charter schools in the coming year.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Manhattan Pizza, Chameleons & A Death In Prison

Friday, August 28, 2015

Our three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them! 
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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bryan Stevenson, NJ's Exxon Settlement

Friday, August 28, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Neil deGrasse Tyson (First) | Bryan Stevenson (Starts at 20:11) | NJ's Exxon Settlement (Starts at 33:51)
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Parents' Teacher Tenure Challenge Heads Back to Court

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WNYC
The unions claim a new state law makes it easier to get rid of ineffective teachers, but two groups of parents say it's not enough.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Ben Kingsley & Patricia Clarkson, Presidential Parlance & New Orleans

Friday, August 21, 2015

Our three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them! 
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Brian Lehrer Weekend: Mayor Bill de Blasio, The Pope’s Climate Change Vision, ‘Show Me A Hero’

Friday, August 21, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Mayor de Blasio (First) | The Pope's Climate Change Vision (Starts at 40:33) | 'Show Me A Hero' (Starts at 1:01:50)
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These East Harlem Schoolkids Are Excited About the Pope

Thursday, August 20, 2015

WNYC
When Pope Francis visits Our Lady Queen of Angels in East Harlem next month, he'll meet some curious third and fourth graders armed with questions.
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Pennies for Kenny (Episode 5)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

WNYC
Sister Kenny had a new way to treat polio. She just needed enough money and support to get people to use it.
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Special Needs Students Stuck on Stifling School Buses, Lawsuit Says

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WNYC
Public Advocate Letitia James is suing the Department of Education for not providing air-conditioned buses for students with disabilities, as required by law.
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Posting Baby Pictures Online: Your Opinions

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A round-up of responses to our Note to Self discussion on posting baby pictures online.
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Top 5 Summer Reads for the "Glass Half Empty" Type

Friday, August 14, 2015

Because, let’s face it, late August is just Fall with 80% humidity.
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Brian Lehrer Weekend: ADHD Advantages, Fox Gives in to Trump, How to Throw a Feminist Wedding

Friday, August 14, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: ADHD Advantages (First) | Fox Gives in to Trump (Starts at 19:37) | Throw a Feminist Wedding (Starts at 45:35)
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These Students Have Been Accepted to College, But Will They Show Up This Fall?

Friday, August 14, 2015

It’s the height of summer, and some would-be college students are starting to fade in the searing heat of bureaucratic blockades, a problem known as "summer melt."
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NYC: No Stone Unturned As Pre-K Sites Face Inspections

Thursday, August 13, 2015

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Three weeks before school starts, New York City officials say they are well underway to inspecting all of the roughly 1,800 pre-kindergarten classrooms slated to open.
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Former NYC Chancellor Named Monitor for East Ramapo Schools

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Dennis Walcott, the former New York City deputy mayor and schools chancellor, said he and his team will be tough: "We know when something's not right. We know when something stinks."
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The Top 5 Octopus Occupations

Thursday, August 13, 2015

This week's Please Explain is all about octopuses. And for your viewing pleasure, we compiled a list of the best octopus professions featuring an exemplary employee doing its job.
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New York City Students Make Modest Gains on State Tests; Opt-Outs Triple

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Students in grades three through eight performed slightly better on the 2015 English and math tests than the year before. See how your school scored.
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We Get to Keep Our C Train Cars for Seven More Years

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

When we last checked in with the R32s — the oldest subway cars in the MTA system — the agency said they'd be replaced in 2017. But now it looks like you'll be riding them until 2022.
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This is the Truth! (Episode 4)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

WNYC
This is Our Enemy, a WWII era radio show about Axis activities, was less true than it claimed to be... but that doesn't make it less interesting.
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From NY State, With Love: Try Your Kid's Standardized Test Questions

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Half of the test questions given to New York students in the third through eighth grades are out. We share a few with you in case you want to stretch those brain muscles a bit.
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