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°F The heat continues, with highs expected to hit the lower 90s. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Beth Fertig

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Advice from a Retiring Principal: Hire the Right People

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

WNYC
When Brian Rosenbloom took over Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School, less than 50 percent of the kids graduated on time. Now, it's 85 percent.
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Report: Most NYC Charter Schools Replace Students who Leave

Monday, July 13, 2015

WNYC
Despite charges to the contrary, a report by the Independent Budget Office says charter schools backfill empty seats, most of the time. 
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Teaching and Race: Tips on Leading Difficult Conversations

Thursday, July 09, 2015

WNYC
Adolescents love pushing boundaries, going for shock value. Here are tips from educators on what to do when their comments cross the line into offensive or racist territory.
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John Dewey HS Principal Fired For Grade-Fixing Schemes

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

WNYC
A long-awaited report found that students received credits toward graduation with no instruction from teachers, leading the city to start termination proceedings against the principal.
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On Talking Race to Young Teens, Teachers Say It's Been a Tough Year

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

WNYC
It's hard enough for adults to have honest conversations about race and inequality. Now imagine you are a middle school teacher whose students are grappling with their own identities.
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New School Offices Open for Business in Each Borough

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

WNYC
After giving more power to local superintendents, Chancellor Carmen Fariña has taken another step toward re-centralizing New York' City's public school system.
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Being 12: How the Views of Young Teens Changed

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

WNYC
Questions about race and policing reverberated through New York City classrooms all year. Hear what some local 12-year-olds are thinking almost one year after the death of Eric Garner. 
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With Earlier Release, Teachers Can Discuss Test Questions

Monday, June 29, 2015

WNYC
Teachers in New York State will have a little more freedom to talk about standardized test questions and answers, following legislation approved last week.
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Edison Series Major Award Winner

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Education series makes difference.
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Community Schools to Offer Free Vision Screenings and Glasses

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

WNYC
The city is spending $10 million to expand free vision screenings in schools and will also provide free glasses to children through a collaboration with the local company Warby Parker.
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New York City Budget Includes Expanded Breakfast for Students, More P.E. Teachers

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

WNYC
Elementary schools will allow breakfast in the classrooms, principals can hire more physical education teachers and so-called Renewal schools will get more funds to help them improve. 
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When Research Projects Replace State Tests

Monday, June 22, 2015

WNYC
While thousands of teens are slogging their way through state tests required for graduation, a few dozen schools get a pass. Is their approach a glimpse into the future? 
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Chancellor Merges Two Sets of Struggling Schools

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

WNYC
Two more sets of low performing schools will be consolidated, as New York City's Chancellor Carmen Fariña demonstrates that she isn't wedded to saving every school that struggles.
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As Pre-K Expands, Early Child Care Gets Squeezed

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

WNYC
New York City has hundreds of child care centers serving infants through four-year-olds. They've been struggling because they don't get enough money from the city and rents are rising.
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City Offers Summer 'Bootcamp' for Aspiring CTE Teachers

Thursday, June 11, 2015

WNYC
New York City teachers can use the break to get certified in graphic arts software and the latest automotive tools.
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City Responds to Complaints About Childcare Funding

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

WNYC
City Hall says that after listening to complaints from early childcare providers, it will change the way they are funded while also giving a raise to employees.
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City's Denial of Early Childhood Contracts Raises Questions

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

WNYC
City Council members are rallying to save 10 longtime early learning centers whose contracts were not renewed this year, and they question the city's decision process.
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NYC Schools to Allow Condom Demonstrations in Class

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

WNYC
Teachers can now show New York City high school students how to use a condom rather than just talk about it. 
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Cardinal Courts Lawmakers Over Education Tax Credits

Monday, June 01, 2015

WNYC
Cardinal Timothy Dolan urged Albany lawmakers to pass Gov. Andrew Cuomo's education tax credit that assists private and parochial school donors and families.
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Adult Course Offers Learning For The Sake Of Learning

Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Clemente course provides low-income adults with college-level education about the arts, literature and the humanities — topics often lost in the race to get a practical degree.

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