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Pre-K: You've Got Questions, She's Got Answers

Friday, April 18, 2014

The head of the city's office of early childhood education took questions from WNYC listeners about the application process for  pre-kindergarten, now that thousands of more seats will be offered this fall.

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Writer of Common Core: Fiction Remains Critical

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The president of the College Board defends the role of non-fiction reading in Common Core curricula in an in-depth conversation with radio host Kurt Andersen. He insists fiction will not get short shrift under the new guidelines.

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Making Sense of the High School Progress Reports

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Here's a deeper dive into the grades and scores released Monday afternoon for the city's 500-plus high schools. Listen to our analysis and read how other media outlets covered the release of the high school progress reports for the 2011-12 school year.

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News of Shortened Vacation Sparks Range of Reactions

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Not everyone was pleased to hear that the public schools' February break would be cut short to make up days lost to Sandy but most people acknowledged the D.O.E. didn't have many other options.

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VIDEO: Forum on School Leadership

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Schoolbook carried video coverage of a WNET-sponsored forum on school leadership moderated by SchoolBook's own Beth Fertig. School principals, experts and Tweed officials weighed in on what it takes to lead a successful school.

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Rockaway School Earns Praise for Sandy Response

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A principal's heartfelt account of the early response and relocation of his school after Sandy drew praise, especially from inside the school's community.

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Beyond The Basics, Teaching Kids 'Eco-Literacy'

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A psychologist and author argues that schoolchildren need to be "eco-literate" so they understand complex environmental issues and make smart decisions for the future.

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School Grades Are In

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The 2012 school grades are now on our pages for all elementary and middle schools. The updated information is one of many data points on SchoolBook to help you compare and evaluate schools. Check it out.

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Are Healthy School Lunches Getting Trashed?

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

New mandated healthy lunches are proving unpopular in school cafeterias around the country. Students are pitching their salads and are complaining they're left feeling hungry. Brian Lehrer opens the phones on this always controversial subject.

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Report on Attrition, Dumping Sparks Debate

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Data on student discharges from both charter and district schools revealed lots of movement in the city's epicenter of school choice: Harlem. SchoolBook's analysis sparked debate over dumping and attrition, and it is still going. Join the conversation.

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Author: Let's Do More For Top Students

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Chester Finn Jr., a former assistant secretary of education and co-author of "Exam Schools: Inside America's Most Selective High Schools," says he wishes more could be done for the country's brightest students before they hit the ninth grade.

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Past Probes Shadow Bids for Food Contracts

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

In the country's largest school system, which serves nearly 900,000 meals a day, keeping the cafeterias stocked with food is a complex business. The investigative news website City Limits examines the city's contracts for getting food to schools, and how these delivery methods can affect what students eat.

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Filmmaker Finds No Quick Fix to Dropout Rate

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The writer/producer of Frontline’s film “Dropout Nation” talks about what it takes to keep students in high school. Frontline spent a semester inside Sharpstown High School in Houston, Texas, a once-notorious “dropout factory” to document students in crisis and the teachers, counselors, and principal struggling to get them to graduation day.

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Albany Bill Would Consider Home Life in Special Ed Placement

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is weighing whether to sign a bill on special education that opponents argue would give families more power to send their children to religious schools at taxpayers’ expense.

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Albany Deal: Teacher Evaluations Will Be Public Only to Parents

Thursday, June 21, 2012

UPDATED | In a deal reached in the final days of the session in Albany, legislators agreed to a system that will allow parents to see the evaluations of their children's current teachers, but the public will be allowed to see only evaluation information with teachers' names redacted.

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Discovering a New Land, in Middle and High School

Thursday, June 21, 2012

There are an estimated 1.3 million people immigrating to the United States each year. Many are children, and most are poor. In Queens, almost half the residents were born outside the U.S. A Columbia journalism school student provides a multimedia report on how one middle school student is making the transition.

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Queens Teacher Cleared by Grand Jury of Abuse Allegations

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A teacher’s aide in New York City is caught between the justice system and the New York City Department of Education since a grand jury on Monday declined to indict him on child sexual abuse charges.

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Third-Grade Teacher Accused of Sexually Abusing Student

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A third-grade teacher at a Harlem public school was arrested Wednesday on charges of sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl who goes to the school, a law enforcement official said.

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On the 'Carousel' at Frank Sinatra High

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The "Carousel" production brought many “firsts” to the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Long Island City, Queens. The arts high school with more than 700 students had staged musicals before, but this was the first one with lighting and set designers from outside the school. Somehow the show always manages to go on, a Columbia journalism student reports.

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Principal Hits Sour Note With School's Piano

Monday, June 11, 2012

Five years ago, a teacher at the Bronx Adult Learning Center on East Tremont Avenue donated a Weber grand piano to the program. Two years later, the principal, Amoye Neblett, hired movers to take it to his home in Brooklyn. The city's Conflicts of Interest Board announced on Monday that Mr. Neblett has returned the piano, but it cost him his job and a $1,000 fine.

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