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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.

Reema Khrais

Reema Khrais appears in the following:

Task Force Tackles Queens Overcrowding

Friday, April 26, 2013

Unhappy with the persistent overcrowding at two school districts in Queens, local leaders have convened a panel to propose solutions, such as taking a closer look at co-locations and district re-zoning.

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Extra Help for Middle Schools Gains Traction

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Department of Education selected 49 under-performing middle schools to receive both literacy training and thousands of dollars in materials. The goal? Bring students up to grade level in reading. While the program generally gets good marks, advocates say the effort is too limited, and comes too late in the Bloomberg tenure.

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Teachers Juggle Breaking News with Lesson Plans

Monday, April 22, 2013

One teacher used the Boston Marathon bombing to teach her students about Chechnya. Another helped students process what happened in terms they could understand. “I told them that we can’t let bullies rule us whether they’re terrorists or in the school,” he said.

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Parent Activists Predict Hundreds Will Opt Out of State Tests

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Last year just over one hundred New York City students opted out of taking state tests. Parents behind the effort this year say their ranks are growing as frustration mounts over testing.

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Teens Tackle Sexual Cyberbullying at Town Hall

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WNYC

According to a group of New York City teenagers, sexually explicit content involving their classmates is a regular occurrence in their social media lives and mostly, they said, they ignored it and kept on scrolling. But they acknowledged that they could do more to limit the bullying and “slut shaming” they see.

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Teens Tackle Sexual Cyberbullying at Town Hall

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WNYC

Teenagers at a recent forum said social media outlets should do more to police explicit content involving minors while friends need to shift the shaming from the person in the photo to the person who violated her or his privacy by posting the images online.

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Basketball All-Stars Win Mayor's Cup

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg congratulated a group of the city’s top basketball high school students Monday for winning the coveted Mayor’s Cup Basketball All-Star Games.

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Murrow HS Chess Team Seeks National Trophy

Thursday, April 04, 2013

WNYC

“For this year, for this team, second place would not be acceptable,” said Eliot Weiss, a calculus teacher at Edward R. Murrow High School. “We feel like we’re number one.”

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Kindergarten Placements in the Mail

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

WNYC

Families applying to Kindergarten will hear this week where their little ones are attending. Notices were put in the mail today.

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School Safety Agents Press Pay Discrimination Case

Friday, March 22, 2013

As a class-action suit makes its way through the courts, SchoolBook gets an insider's view on the job of a school safety agent.

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Showing Off Shopping Sprees, Fashion 'Haulers' Cash In Online

Thursday, March 14, 2013

So-called "haul videos" are the YouTube version of a time-honored tradition: showing off the spoils from a trip to the shopping mall. Some haulers have garnered thousands of followers, as well as relationships with retailers who compensate the young fashionistas for promoting their products.

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Judge Pushes Hazing Case to April

Friday, March 08, 2013

The lawyer for one of the three high school students facing harassment charges urged the media to give the teens and their families some privacy as the case makes its way through the system. “I appreciate the right of the public to know, but we’re really talking about minors,” he said. “It’ll be hard to ever restore these kids’ reputations.”

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Bronx Science Students Debate Hazing Charges

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

As the hazing scandal at Bronx Science continues to rattle the school, students told SchoolBook that they don't consider bullying a problem but they had heard of incidents among athletes. The school's athletic director and two track coaches were suspended Tuesday.

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Families Pay Private High School Deposits While They Await Public School Acceptances

Monday, March 04, 2013

The notification process for public and private school acceptances were supposed to be in synch this year but because of Sandy the public school notices are coming two weeks late, on March 15. This has left some families forced to pay private school deposits now while they wait. “We tell them that they have to read their contract carefully before they sign on the dotted line,” a parent advisor said. “Be prepared to lose your deposit.”

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East Harlem Schools Jockey for Middle School Space

Monday, March 04, 2013

A public hearing took the form of theater last week as school communities argued for their competing expansion plans even though the education official in attendance said the decision was made already.

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Audit Cites Faulty Tracking of Bullying Complaints

Friday, March 01, 2013

The D.O.E. needs to upgrade its online system for tracking complaints of bullying, according to a city comptroller's audit, so people aren't logging them by hand anymore. A education official told SchoolBook the city has modified and improved its reporting system this year.

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City Plans More High-Tech Classes For Select Students

Monday, February 25, 2013

In addition to new high schools focused on science, technology, math and engineering (STEM), the city said it is launching a pilot program to offer more STEM classes to students, and train teachers, in 20 middle and high schools across the city.

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How Are American Muslims Responding To The Anti-Islam Film?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Muslims in the U.S. have not been protesting as groups have chosen to remain mostly on the sidelines during the controversy.

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