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New Standards Teach Science By Doing Science

Friday, February 15, 2013

Two experts of how children learn science have endorsed the proposed changes in K-12 science standards, and they are urging scientists to push for their adoption by state school systems, including New York's.

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Schools Win Respect Awards

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Students at P.S. 380 in Brooklyn hosted this year's celebration of award-winning anti-bullying and tolerance programs in about two dozen schools around the city.

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Tackling the Harder Climb to Higher Education

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The same day the city unveiled a web-based college assistance site, two experts on access to higher education explore some of the issues low-income and first-generation college students face. It's one thing to get into college; it's another to pay for it or make it to graduation.

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NLRB Rules in Favor of School Bus Strikers

Friday, February 01, 2013

The labor relations board ruled that the strike by the school bus workers' union was lawful which means, for now, the strike continues. Families affected by the idled buses are planning to rally outside City Hall this weekend, urging the city to resolve the dispute.

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City Council Urges Mayor to End School Bus Strike

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Elected officials called for an end to the school bus strike while negotiators work to resolve the dispute. City Hall said no. Meanwhile, attendance among District 75 students dropped again, to about 70 percent, compared to a citywide rate of 89 percent.

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Report: Teacher 'Bar Exam' Gains Traction

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A "bar exam" for teachers -- something Gov. Cuomo said he supports -- gets a closer look in a recent NPR story in which Randi Weingarten, Arthur Levine, and others say a national certification test could raise the standards of the profession.

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Re-Trained School Bus Drivers Serving as Matrons

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Striking school bus drivers jeered at buses leaving a depot because they had drivers serving in the role of attendants, a new strategy of the bus companies to get more buses back on their routes as the strike drags into its third week.

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Meeting Yields No Resolution of Bus Strike

Monday, January 28, 2013

The year 1979 was in the air today, as the mediator who helped negotiate the end to the 13-week school bus strike then, Judge Milton Mollen, returned to meet with both the union and representatives of the bus company owners at Gracie Mansion. The meeting ended with no reported progress.

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Catholic Church Closes More New York Schools

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Another two dozen Catholic schools will close by the end of the school year. Wall Street Journal reporter Lisa Fleischer says the archdiocese hopes it's the last wave of closures in the consolidation that has shuttered more than 50 Catholic schools in the last two years.

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Report: Orthodox Jewish Schools Elude Curriculum Rules

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The first in a series by DNAInfo.com on Jewish parochial schools said that federal education officials were frustrated with the city's lax oversight of funding disbursed to private schools. Members of orthodox Hasidic community said basic secular subjects like English and math are barely taught in their schools, if at all.

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UFT and City Fail to Reach Evaluation Deal

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The teachers' union and the city walked away from a deal they both say was essentially hammered out. As a result, city schools face more budget cuts.

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Families Face Commuting Nightmare During Bus Strike

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Although many parents support the drivers' concerns about job security, a yellow bus strike will throw finely honed schedules into chaos.

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Union Plans School Bus Strike Wednesday Morning

Monday, January 14, 2013

More than 150,000 students face major disruptions to their school commute this week as the union representing many school bus drivers called a strike starting Wednesday morning. The union wants to protect the jobs of experienced bus drivers and matrons when the city seeks new bids on expiring bus contracts.

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Walcott Says Families Should Stay Alert for Possible Bus Strike

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Momentum behind a school bus strike picked up Sunday, as education officials blasted the drivers' union for "irresponsible" behavior.

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Radio Rookies Host Live Chat on Sexual Cyberbullying

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Radio Rookie Reporter Temitayo Fagbenle will host a live chat for for high school students about the problem of sexual cyberbullying - often of teen girls - on social media. Join the conversation.

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DOE Seeks to Phase Out 17 Schools in First Wave of Proposed Closures

Monday, January 07, 2013

The first list is out for this year's proposed school closings. It includes six schools in Brooklyn, five in the Bronx, four in Manhattan and two in Queens. Of the 17 schools proposed for phase out or closure, six received grades of F, nine received a D, and two received their third C grade in a row.

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Off for the Holidays, See You in 2013

Monday, December 24, 2012

As the city schools close for winter break, Schoolbook also takes off until January 2, 2013.

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Shooting at CT Elementary School Kills 20 Children

Friday, December 14, 2012

A tragic shooting by a gunman leaves scores dead at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, about 60 miles northeast of New York City. It appears to be the nation's second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007.

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City Teachers Pledge $1B in Sandy Rebuilding

Friday, December 14, 2012

New York City’s teachers' pension fund will put $1 billion towards financing construction and repair projects for city roads, bridges, and homes, President Bill Clinton among others announced the unusual arrangement on Thursday.

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On WNYC: Charter Schools and Attrition

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Reporter Beth Fertig reviews the findings of her Charters & Choices series on The Brian Lehrer Show. DOE data showed that charters have overall lower attrition rates than district schools but the debate remains open - and heated - about what kind of students attend charters and who is most likely to leave.

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