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Mary Ann Giordano

Mary Ann Giordano has been covering New York City since the Koch administration. She has been an editor at The New York Times for 10 years. Follow her @magiorNYT.

Mary Ann Giordano appears in the following:

What's Your Score?

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

SchoolBook has updated its schools data, and the pages for all public schools (that includes charters) now have the latest available information on: English language arts and math sco...
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Question of the Week (Decade?): Are Charter Schools Better?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Are charters really doing a better job educating the city’s public school students than the traditional public schools? That was the question of the week, after state test scores came...
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Week Ends With Uncertainty for 24 City Schools

Friday, July 13, 2012

The big news of the past week was a judge's decision to let stand an arbitrator's ruling that forbid the city from removing teachers from 24 schools that the city had been hoping to c...
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As Public School Costs Rise, Reports Draw Diverse Reactions

Friday, July 06, 2012

In a series of reports, SchoolBook, The New York Times and WNYC explored the rising cost of public school for parents of New York City schoolchildren — from the increased reliance on ...
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The Week That Was: Appealing a Turnaround Decision, Changing No Child Left Behind

Friday, July 06, 2012

Here's a roundup of the news that occurred this week -- including the city's comeback to an arbitrator's rejection of its "turnaround" hiring plans and the Obama administration's re-s...
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Questions on Special Ed? There's a Hot Line for That

Friday, June 29, 2012

One of the many big changes coming to the city schools next year is the revamping of the special education program, which calls for more inclusion classrooms, with special education c...
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New Congressional Nominee Favors Subsidizing Private Schools

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, hot off primary night where he won the Democratic nomination for Congress, set off a controversy when he came out in favor of support for private and reli...
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On Final Day of Public School Year, Stuyvesant Reels Over Reports of Cheating

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

At Stuyvesant High School, the school year ended on a negative note, with widespread coverage of a suspected cheating scandal. More than 80 students are suspected of communicating via...
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New City Budget Restores Money for Day Care and After-School Programs

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The annual city budget dance has ended, and the City Council and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg have waltzed to a deal for $68.5 billion that includes no tax increases, no firehouse closi...
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Conditional 'Yes' on Money for 24 City Schools

Monday, June 25, 2012

Last week ended with a flurry of news, in part because of the conclusion of the legislative session in Albany. But before departing for the weekend, the state Education Department sli...
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Now That a Disclosure Bill Is Passed, What's Next?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Now that the legislative battle over disclosure of teacher evaluation data is over, what does the future look like? Some of the coverage of Albany's vote on the controversial bill, wh...
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A Desk for Every Dropout, Every Hour, Every School Day

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Regents, heat, finals, heat, graduation, heat, and confusing end-of-year schedules are on the minds of city school parents, students and teachers this Thursday in June. So as a divers...
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A Swimming Opportunity for Second-Grade Students

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

About 10 percent of second-grade students in the city are learning to swim because of a program developed by Adrian Benepe, the city parks commissioner, who was convinced that many dr...
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Charter Schools Face Opposition to Plan for Special Needs Children

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Charter schools are under increasing pressure to admit and provide more services for children with special needs. This spring, they have been asking the Legislature for the authority ...
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Aiming for School Diversity in Williamsburg, With Little Progress

Monday, June 18, 2012

How difficult is it to integrate a city school? Pretty tough, according to the latest article in The New York Times's "A System Divided" series, which has been examining the issue of ...
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Walcott Pushes for Easier Firing in Sexual Misconduct Cases

Friday, June 15, 2012

The New York City schools chancellor, Dennis M. Walcott, is ramping up his efforts to accelerate discipline for teachers accused of sexual misconduct, holding a rare news conference F...
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Students Report Cyberbullying Is Pervasive

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Nearly 70 percent of some 10,000 students statewide told legislators they were victims of cyberbullying or knew someone who had been attacked on the Web. A legislator sees this as sup...
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Horace Mann Case Prompts New Look at State Sex Abuse Laws

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

In the news this Wednesday, questions about the state's laws on sexual abuse in light of the allegations surrounding Horace Mann, and stalled progress in Albany to move against public...
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Romney's Education Plan Calls for More School Choices

Thursday, May 24, 2012

In all the months of Republican primaries and early campaigning, the topic of education rarely emerged. That changed on Wednesday when the presumed Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, announced his new education agenda.

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Two Brooklyn Schools Examined for Cheating

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Allegations of cheating at two of the city's highest-performing public elementary schools have emerged, after teachers at the middle school that many of their students feed into notic...
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