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Students Claim City Sports Program Discriminates Against Small Schools

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Student athletes protested at a City Council hearing — they say city funding favors big schools with more white students.
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Affordable Housing Push Takes Express Train to MTA Boardroom

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The drumbeat for affordable housing has moved from the streets to City Hall and, on Wednesday, into the MTA's board room.
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The City’s Grab for Pre-K Space Irks Some Parent Leaders

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A group of Queens parents contends that the city is bypassing a standard approval process with its plan to site pre-k classes in buildings with existing schools.
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Charter Leader Moskowitz Defends Her Policies, Won't Say if She's Running for Mayor

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WNYC
In an interview on WNYC's Brian Leher Show, charter school leader and lightning rod Eva Moskowitz defended her schools and her policy of not filling empty seats in upper grades.
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Opinion: I Teach Music. Why am I Judged on English Test Scores?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A New York City music teacher proposes a better way to evaluate her and other colleagues who are not teaching subjects covered by state tests.
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Fewer New Yorkers Are Dying in Traffic Crashes

Monday, March 23, 2015

Traffic deaths are down in New York City, compared to this time last year. 
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7 Train to West Side Will Open at Some Point

Monday, March 23, 2015

You've waited this long for the station at 34th Street and 11th Avenue to open. What's a few more weeks?
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Announcing the 'NYC Neighborhood Library Awards' Finalists

Monday, March 23, 2015

The next round in the "NYC Neighborhood Library Awards” process starts now as the finalists have been announced!
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The Lament of the C Train Rider

Monday, March 23, 2015

"It's like Cinderella without the glass slipper," a former conductor says. If subway lines were fairy tales, the C train is most definitely still waiting for its prince to come.
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Election Season Begins for New Crop of Parent Leaders

Monday, March 23, 2015

More parents have put their hats in the ring this year to fill seats on Community Education Councils, with the hope of shaping education policy in New York City.
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More Unwanted Teachers Leave System Under de Blasio

Monday, March 23, 2015

WNYC
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has gotten more "excessed" teachers to leave the system, mostly by encouraging them to take the retirement deal laid out in the new teachers contract.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Barney Frank, Kazuo Ishiguro & Frank Bruni!

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week! Barney Frank on his life, Kazuo Ishiguro on his first book in a decade & Frank Bruni on applying to college
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BL Weekend: Manhole Explosions, Racism + Latinos & the Truth About Moods

Friday, March 20, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Manhole Explosions (First) | Racism + Latinos (Starts at 11:16) | The Truth About Our Moods (Starts at 45:24)
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Opinion: How One Charter School Did Right By My 'Special Ed' Child

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Brooklyn mom refutes the claim that charter schools don't know how to support special education students, citing the example of her own son.
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Mayor De Blasio Defends His School Improvement Plan

Thursday, March 19, 2015

WNYC
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio makes the case that struggling schools have a better chance of turning around with his approach than with the plan proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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Everything You Need to Know About the MTA's Fare and Toll Hike

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

This weekend, transit fares and MTA bridge and tunnel tolls are going up.
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New Midtown Bus Terminal Proposal Causes Sticker Shock

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Expect eyes to be popping at the Port Authority's board meeting Thursday when the potential price tag for the new bus terminal is unveiled.
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Post Post, A Sampling and Tribute to Some Classic Live Morning Music Moments

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Speaking of......you're listening to WNYC, New York.
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A Glossary of Useful Ed Tech Terms

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

There are a lot of buzzwords in education technology — including the phrase "education technology." We'd welcome your suggestions on what else to include.
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DREAM Act and Education Tax Credit Appear on Collision Course

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

WNYC
With the Republican-led State Senate opposed to the DREAM act and the Democrat-led Assembly opposed to an education tax credit, Albany observers wonder how both items can survive.
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