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Yasmeen Khan

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Training Kicks Off on Teacher Evals

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Teachers: Meet your new evaluation system. And it has a new name, "Advance." Thousands of teachers and administrators will spend time this summer in full-day training sessions getting better-acquainted with the new system. The trainings officially launched on Thursday.

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State Panel Explores Ideas in Teaching and Learning

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Five education experts shared their approaches to classroom instruction with the members of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Education Reform Commission. Cincinnati's community schools model got closer scrutiny from the commission which is slated to release its recommendations for improving New York's public schools later this year.

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Parents Nudge Their Children Back To (Summer) School

Monday, July 08, 2013

Summer school is underway and parents at least have mixed feelings about it. One mother said she felt that her child's need to attend the summer session was her "fault" while another chose to enroll one of her sons even though he didn't need it, just to "prepare him" for next year.

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Summer School Opens for Students Needing Extra Push

Monday, July 08, 2013

While the city is trying out new enrichment programs for summer learning, traditional summer school for those who performed poorly on state tests remains unchanged. Tens of thousands of students begin the month-long program on Monday. 

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French Official Applauds City's School Lunch Program

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

France may take its food culture seriously, but it's looking to New York City for some ideas in at least one arena: the school cafeteria.

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Hip Hop Battle Crowns a "Science Genius"

Sunday, June 30, 2013

As the school year ended, and awards distributed to students for a variety of accomplishments, one New York City student was crowned "Science Genius." The competition wasn't in a lab or a classroom -- it was on stage, in a Hip Hop battle. 

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Last Day of School Evokes a Mix of Joy and Relief

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

School is out. Students in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, share their summer plans and talk about the bittersweet feeling that comes with the end of the school year. Plus, Mayor Michael Bloomberg gives his only commencement speech in the public schools this year. 

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Challenging School Year Comes to a Close

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

By midday Wednesday the school year officially will be out for summer. And, while educators say each year has its highs and lows, many concede the 2012-2013 year was especially packed with challenges.

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Standout Grads Honored for Resilience

Monday, June 24, 2013

Nearly 200 high school grads received special recognition Monday night for overcoming exceptional adversity while completing high school, with plans to go to college. As one award recipient said: "If you’re struggling, be an active struggler; do everything you can to improve your situation."

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School Doors Close on a Tragic Year

Friday, June 21, 2013

WNYC

June 21 is the last day of school for students at Sandy Hook Elementary. The year is finishing with four first-grade classes, down from five, after a gunman killed 20 students in December. One Sandy Hook family, whose daughter just finished first grade at the school, describes their recovery as taking "two steps forward and two steps back."

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Newtown: Six Months Later

Friday, June 14, 2013

There was a subdued mood in Newtown, Conn. Friday, six months after six educators and 20 children were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Union Calls on Next Mayor to Put Less Emphasis on Test Scores

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Critics of Mayor Bloomberg's education policies are calling on the next mayor to put less reliance on standardized test scores. Five Democratic candidates have expressed support for the plan, which comes out less than a week ahead of when the teachers' union plans to endorse a candidate.

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Report: Childcare Cuts Threaten Working Parents

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WNYC

Children's advocates argue that cuts to after-school and childcare programs hurt not only the children they serve, but the city's working parents. They surveyed nearly 6,000 parents who said they rely on the programs to stay employed. The proposed cuts are part of budget talks underway between City Hall and the City Council.

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On Discipline Students Seek More Middle Ground

Friday, June 07, 2013

WNYC

Advocates and students want to require restorative approaches to discipline first, before a school is able to suspend a student. They also say students should no longer be suspended under broad terms like "defying authority," or for minor offenses such as writing graffiti.

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Teachers Anxious Over Implementation of Eval Plan

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

WNYC

Now that the evaluation plan is set, training and implementation come next. Many teachers say they are worried that the complex plan will not be carried out correctly, especially with the increased demands the plan places on principals.

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School Discipline Under Review

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

WNYC

School suspensions in New York City are on the decline, a new trend. But many critics say the numbers are still too high at a time when the thinking around school discipline has evolved. They say that suspensions fail to solve the behavior problem in the first place, since there's very little opportunity for the school and the student’s family to work together. We get a glimpse of this communication divide through the story of one Queens family.

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Teacher Evaluation Plan Garners Praise

Sunday, June 02, 2013

WNYC

After delays and much drama, New York City officially has a new evaluation system in place for teachers and principals. It replaces a more simplistic system that's been the model since the 1930s, and incorporates the controversial element of student test scores.

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Task Force Urges Changes in School Discipline

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A panel of children's advocates, educators, and attorneys is urging the next New York City mayor to revamp the way many students are disciplined at school. Led by New York's former chief judge, the panel warned that students who are suspended or arrested at school are more likely to become involved in the criminal justice system down the line.

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Schools Proceed with Teacher Eval Training Before Final Deal

Thursday, May 30, 2013

By June 1 there will be a new evaluation system for New York CIty teachers and principals. State Education Commissioner John King is stepping in to impose a plan since New York City and its unions failed to negotiate one. But even with no final plan in place, principals have been training for the new evaluation system all spring. Teacher training comes next.

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School Lunch Tables, as Art, Coming to City Parks

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Over the course of the past few months, students have turned cafeteria tables into works of art focused on contemporary social issues, such as gun violence or bullying. The tables will be on display in 10 city parks this summer.

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