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Jeannie Choi

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Two NYC Students Remember Meeting Mandela

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Two high school students from New York City who met the South African leader as sixth graders in 2009 share their impressions with WNYC. "I shook his hand and even though he was weak and sickly at the time his handshake was one of the firmest I’ve ever had," one student said.

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Governor Christie Says He Will Likely Approve Revised Version of a Medical Marijuana Bill

Friday, August 16, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he wants changes to a bill that would make medical marijuana more accessible to chronically ill children in the state. He sent the bill back to the New Jersey legislature with recommendations.

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Students Re-Take Regents Exam After City Loses Box of Essays

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A box of student essays, written as part of the Regents English exam, went missing shortly after the Department of Education took it for scanning and scoring by an outside contractor. On a rainy August Wednesday, about 80 11th graders returned to school to re-take the test.

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Wealthy Districts Outpace Poor on State Exams

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Despite test scores going down throughout New York, the gap between rich and poor remains when it comes to student performance.

“The districts that are lower-needs districts significantly outperformed the other districts in the state,” said State Commissioner of Education John King at Wednesday’s press conference in Midtown.

 

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New Riverfront Park in Newark Opens After Community Effort

Friday, August 02, 2013

After more than five years of fundraising, planning and development, the Newark Riverfront Park is opening to the public Saturday, Aug. 3, bringing new life to the once-blighted waterfront.

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University Presidents Warn Obama, Congress of 'Innovation Deficit'

Friday, August 02, 2013

Facing federal budget cuts to the funding for research grants, 165 university presidents published a letter to President Obama and Congress warning of an “innovation deficit” that could threaten the economic strength of the nation.

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New Common Application is Out

Thursday, August 01, 2013

The new common application for U.S. colleges and universities was released Thursday, updated to encourage a broader diversity of students to apply to college.

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Brooklyn Firefighters Compete for "Best BBQ" Title

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Brooklyn firefighters gathered at Fairway Market in Red Hook Wednesday to compete in the third annual Fairway Firefighters Food Face-Off. Four teams of firefighters from various Brooklyn firehouses competed to win the coveted title of best barbecue — the winning recipe is below.

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Science Camps Designed to Inspire

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ten-year-old John Coburn was bent over his laptop typing and clicking away. Carefully, he connected a small stuffed “android,” which he sewed out of felt, to his computer, typed a command and watched the android's tiny light-bulb eyes blink faster.

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Preparing for High School Applications During Dog Days of Summer

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Many of the parents who came to a recent information session in the Bronx said they were surprised by the complexity of the high school admissions process. “There’s so much competition out there so we want to start early,” Victoria Laguda said. “I think the way the system is, slow and steady wins the race.”

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Students Grapple with Zimmerman Verdict

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

More than one hundred students and instructors gathered on Tuesday at Democracy Prep Middle School in Harlem to discuss the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin.

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Bronx Program Redefines Summer School

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A pilot program that blends academics with enrichment activities had elementary and middle school students creating a magazine on Bronx wildlife, cooking up fresh omelets and learning a salsa dance routine -- and that was just on Thursday.

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Free Swim Lessons Bring Fun for Kids, Relief for Parents

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

About three dozen New York City kids participated in the free swimming lessons at Roberto Clemente Park in the Bronx today as part of a summer program to teach kids the basics of swimming. Lessons are also given at Riverbank State Park in Upper Manhattan.

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For Teachers, a Night Out to End a Long Year

Monday, July 01, 2013

“This isn’t about the politics of the classroom, and we’re not going to evaluate their dancing,” said Jason Gordon who works in public relations and is married to a teacher. He organized the party as a gift to all New York City teachers.

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Q&A: How to Slow the Summer Slide

Friday, June 28, 2013

SchoolBook interviews an expert in summer learning who says kids lose a grip on all they mastered during the school year if they don't work those mental muscles over the summer. And it adds up: most of the achievement gap seen in ninth graders can be attributed to unequal access to summer learning opportunities.

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City's Longest Serving Principal Retires

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Madeleine Brennan started working as principal of J.H.S. 201 The Dyker Heights School in 1963. As this school year ends, so does her 50-year tenure at the middle school. Teachers said Brennan expected a lot of them but in exchange gave them love and support in spades.

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Last Day of School Evokes a Mix of Joy and Relief

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

School is out. Students in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, share their summer plans and talk about the bittersweet feeling that comes with the end of the school year. Plus, Mayor Michael Bloomberg gives his only commencement speech in the public schools this year. 

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Summer Meals for NYC Kids Kicks Off

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Department of Education launched this year’s summer meals program which starts Thursday at M.S. 131 in Manhattan’s Chinatown, where Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said the free meals are key to combatting hunger when school is out.

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Vote on Queens G&T Program Divides Parents

Friday, June 21, 2013

During the final meeting of the school year for the Panel for Education Policy, members voted to approve a new citywide Gifted and Talented school in two separate locations in Queens, but the transition phase will take longer than many parents wanted.

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Crown Heights Charter Team Heads to National DebateTournament

Monday, June 17, 2013

The debate team at the KIPP AMP charter school in Crown Heights only started four years ago, but it's heading to the national tournament in Alabama this week for middle school debate teams.

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