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High School Students Train for Tech Jobs

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Will the next Mark Zuckerberg graduate from a New York City public school? Just ask the students at the Academy for Software Engineering in Manhattan. They start coding as freshmen and are learning the skills to be web developers and internet entrepreneurs. As summer nears for the first freshman class, New Tech City checks in with students about what they've learned so far. "I built a data center in my bedroom," said Gio Rascigno.

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From Future Coders to Your Grandma, STEM Education for Everyone

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Whether you're 18 or 85, keeping up with new technology is increasingly important for success and even well-being. Meet a teenager and an octogenarian learning new tech skills as we tour the city's first software engineering high school and a senior center where bridge and canasta make way for a course called "Beginner iPad."

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DOE Weighs Ending Pearson Contract After Another Scoring Error

Friday, May 10, 2013

WNYC

For the second time in three weeks, Pearson apologized for errors made when scoring the test for admission to the city's gifted and talented programs. The latest round of errors affects the eligibility of 146 test takers and changes the scores - but not the status - of 159 others. The deadline to apply to G&T; programs has been extended, again.

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Parents Press for Details on Faster PCB Removal

Thursday, May 09, 2013

WNYC

After the city's law department said the D.O.E. would replace old light fixtures containing PCBs "well before" its original deadline of 2021, frustrated parents, advocates and elected officials said they want details.

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Candidates Answer to Cobble Hill Parents

Friday, May 03, 2013

WNYC

Four democratic candidates for mayor, all with overlapping views on the New York City school system, took questions from parents at P.S. 29 Thursday night. The forum, moderated by Diane Ravitch, was a chance for candidates and parents alike to voice their frustration toward the current administration's policies.

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Building Self-Esteem: Old Issue, New Movement

Thursday, May 02, 2013

WNYC

A high school student is fighting against what some consider to be inevitable: teenage insecurity. She said she was so alarmed by the high rates of teen suicide, bullying and eating disorders among her peer group that she launched a campaign to fight the trend.

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Revised Results Show Rise in 'Gifted' Students

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The percentage of students who qualified for the city's gifted and talented programs increased this year, as did the number of students who scored in the 99th percentile. The Department of Education released new numbers following a scoring error by Pearson last month.

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School Bus Issues Dog Special Ed Community

Friday, April 26, 2013

Parents of students with special needs are still feeling burned by this year's bus strike, and by everyday issues related to school bus service. They got a chance Thursday night to raise questions on bus service and the rollout of special education reform to the schools chancellor.

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Struggling Students Tend to Apply to Weaker High Schools

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Rising ninth graders tend to group themselves by academic performance on their high school applications, according to a new study. The findings also suggest that many students prefer high school close to home.

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Teacher Scoring of English Exams Underway

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The scoring of the state tests began this week and continues next week, with a pause for the math tests Wednesday through Friday. The Department of Education said about 2,600 teachers will each score the English and math tests during the school day, with more teachers hired to score the exams after school and on weekends.

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Bronx Principal Describes Bumpy Shift to Common Core

Friday, April 19, 2013

WNYC

A middle school principal tells a panel on the new learning standards that in order for Common Core to succeed more money and support is needed, especially for low-income students, English language learners and students with disabilities.

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DOE Abandons Plan for Queens G&T Program

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

WNYC

Education officials are no longer pursuing a plan to change a middle school program for gifted and talented students at P.S. 122 in Queens. The reversal comes after District 30 parents of both G&T; and general education students fought the proposal.

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New Standards Raise Testing Stakes

Monday, April 15, 2013

WNYC

New York elementary and middle school students open their test booklets tomorrow for the debut of new, and harder, state tests. While some parents are boycotting them, the vast majority of students will sweat through the exams. We offer answers to some frequently asked questions and include sample questions here.

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Officials Advise Lowered Expectations on State Tests

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WNYC

Ahead of next week's state tests, education officials are warning that scores likely will drop. That's because the tests are aligned to more difficult learning standards and there's been limited time to prepare for them.

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City Hits Peak of More Than 1,800 Public Schools

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Bloomberg announced that 78 new schools will open in the fall, bringing the total number of schools in New York City to 1,821. Once the schools open, the mayor said there will be 126,000 more seats across the school system than when he took office in 2002.

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From Harlem to Maine: One High School Senior Finds Her Way

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Hear the story of Mariely Garcia, a high school senior who is leaving the city this fall to attend a small private college in Maine, all expenses paid.

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The Effort to Guide Low-Income, Top Students to Elite Colleges

Friday, March 29, 2013

Here's the good news: Nationally, there are more high-achieving students from low-income families than previously thought. The bad news is that they are not applying to selective colleges at the same rates as their more affluent peers.

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More Planning Needed for Special Ed Students Under Common Core

Friday, March 22, 2013

Parents and advocates pressed education officials on how they're anticipating the needs of special education students as instructional goals change. The answer often boiled down to the city schools needing time to adapt the new Common Core learning standards to fit all students in the system.

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Tweed to Absorb Much of Lost Aid

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said he's planning next year's budget without $250 million in state education aid, money the city lost when it failed to reach an agreement on teacher evaluations, despite a legal challenge to the loss of funds.

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Most Eighth Graders Matched to a High School of Their Choice

Friday, March 15, 2013

The computer has spoken and high school matches are out: Of the more than 63,000 eighth graders who applied, 90 percent received a match to one of their choices.

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