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Maria Newman

Maria Newman is the community editor for SchoolBook at The New York Times.

Maria Newman appears in the following:

City Graduation Rate Barely Budges From Last Year

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The percentage of New York City students graduating from public high schools within four years was flat in 2011 compared with the year before, marking the first time the rate has not ...
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Farewell to Michael Winerip

Monday, June 11, 2012

In his last On Education column, Michael Winerip of The New York Times writes about a grading snafu in Florida's state standardized tests. Since the early 1990s, he has written about ...
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At the Horace Mann School, Tales of Power and Abuse

Friday, June 08, 2012

The New York Times Magazine article about the Horace Mann School has drawn hundreds of comments from readers moved by its description of sexual abuse that took place there during the ...
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No School: What Are Your Children Doing Today?

Thursday, June 07, 2012

There is no school today because of Brooklyn-Queens Day, but some parents are out marching and protesting what they call an over-emphasis on testing.

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Spending for a Special Education Program Is Investigated

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The city is paying contractors more than $1 billion this year for a special education that serves 25,000 3- and 4-year-olds with physical, learning, developmental and other disabilit...
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The Chancellor Pays Tribute to a Spelling Bee Finalist

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Arvind Mahankali, a seventh grader at Junior High School 74 in Queens, has placed third in the National Spelling Bee two years in a row. On Monday, Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walco...
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Some PTAs Are Raising $1 Million or More

Monday, June 04, 2012

At a time of severe education budget cuts, some schools in New York City have thrived, thanks to the hard work of PTAs that are raising in the neighborhood of $1 million a year.

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Rashid F. Davis: 'No Such Thing as Too Hard'

Monday, May 21, 2012

Rashid F. Davis is principal of Pathways in Technology Early College High School, a new school that opened in Brooklyn with a unique six-year plan that offers students a high school d...
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Elizabeth Phillips: Teachers Need to Be Supported

Monday, May 07, 2012

Elizabeth Phillips, the principal of Public School 321 in Brooklyn, has been an outspoken critic of the state exams for elementary school children and the teacher data reports. Ms. Ph...
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Long Island Principal 'Horrified' by Quality of State Exams

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Sharon Emick Fougner, principal of Elizabeth Mellick Baker Elementary School in Great Neck, Long Island, urged the state education commissioner to conduct a review of the math exams t...
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Council Says City Is Falling Short on Mental Health Services for Children

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

At a City Council hearing, advocates and city officials criticized the schools for relying too much on the police and hospitals to cope with troubled children.

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Susan Barnes: 'Believe You're Worthy'

Monday, April 23, 2012

After earning an A in two progress reports, last year P.S. 112 in the northern section of the Bronx fell to a D, setting off fears among students and parents that the school would be ...
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Saul Gootnick: 'You Have to Do Baby Steps'

Monday, April 09, 2012

Forest Hills High School has more than 3,800 students, 12 assistant principals and 195 teachers. Despite its size and crowding issues, it has earned an A on its progress report three ...
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Bayan Cadotte: Have Teachers Share the 'Wows and Wonders'

Monday, March 26, 2012

The principal of Public School 186 in Bensonhurst roams the halls of her large school constantly, giving feedback and cheering on students and teachers as they work hard to do well on...
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Mark Federman: Catch Students Before They Fall

Monday, March 12, 2012

Many students at East Side Community High School on East 12th Street in Manhattan enter the 6-12 school performing below grade level. Yet somehow 90 percent of graduates go on to coll...
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For Teachers and Principals, Anger, Sadness and a Need to Explain

Monday, February 27, 2012

Some teachers said they worried that the public release of individual teacher data was going to lead to fights over high-performing students, and to the neglect of those who most need...
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Edward Tom: 21st-Century Principals Have to Be Resourceful

Monday, February 27, 2012

'It is very important for me to constantly look for opportunities in which people are looking to support public education,' said Edward Tom in the latest interview for Principal's Of...
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Teachers React to Release of Data

Friday, February 24, 2012

Teachers throughout the city have been objecting to the public release on Friday of individual teacher performance rankings. Some listed complaints. Others wanted to explain why they ...
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Jim Manly: Parents Deserve the Best Customer Service on the Planet

Monday, February 13, 2012

Jim Manly, 45, is the longest serving principal, or school leader, of the Success Academy Charter Schools, which started in 2006 and by next year could be operating a dozen schools th...
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City to Vote on School Closings After Weeks of Hearings

Thursday, February 09, 2012

After weeks of hearings, many of them emotionally wrenching, the Panel for Educational Policy will decide Thursday night which schools in the city they will close -- partially or entirely -- for academic failure.

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