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Yasmeen Khan

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Panel Approves School Closings

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Panel for Educational Policy heard from school communities who opposed the plan to shutter 24 schools. Many of the comments were directed at Mayor Bloomberg and his decade-long policy of closing failing schools.

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School Closings Face Final Hurdle

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Panel for Educational Policy is certain to approve proposals to close 22 more schools at its Monday night vote. And there's reason to believe more closures will come before the end of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's term.

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Two Schools Spared From Closure

Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Department of Education has revised the set of schools it intends to close. Both Lehman High School in the Bronx and P.S. 140 in Queens will stay open, with some changes.

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Pre-K, Aligned to Common Core, Still Pretty Fun

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Families have until April 5 to apply for public pre-kindergarten programs in New York City. Schools chancellor Dennis Walcott visited a Brooklyn program Tuesday, noting the importance of "high-quality learning" as well as the 4,000 additional full-day pre-k seats in parts of the city.

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Queens Families Dismayed Over Local G&T Overhaul

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The Department of Education said it must restructure a popular middle school program for gifted students in Queens, in order to make room for more general education students down the road. The decision has infuriated many parents of both general education and G&T; students, who say that the D.O.E. ignored their wishes and made changes to a program that no one asked for.

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Calling All Five Year Olds for Kindergarten

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Education Department is collecting thousands of kindergarten applications ahead of the March 1 deadline. There may be an uptick in the number of families applying this year because all five-year-old New Yorkers are now required to attend school.

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Sequester Cuts Would Mean Millions Lost in Education Funds

Monday, February 25, 2013

New York and New Jersey stand to lose millions in education funds if sequester cuts go into effect on March 1, and already-strapped school districts will be left to trim their budgets for the 2013-2014 school year.

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Track and Field Athletes Compete for Citywide Title

Sunday, February 24, 2013

New York City schools have two new reigning indoor track and field champions: The girls' team from Benjamin Cardozo High School in Queens, and the boys' team from the Thomas Jefferson Educational Campus in Brooklyn. Athletes competed for their individual bests as well, along with a chance to move on to the state championship this weekend.

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City, Union Prefer to Negotiate Their Own Teacher Evaluation Plan

Friday, February 22, 2013

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and teachers' union president Michael Mulgrew said they prefer to negotiate a new plan for evaluating teachers.rather than allow the state to call the shots and impose a plan on New York City.

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Co-location Victory for Brownsville Academy vs. Success Charter

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Education officials have reversed a decision to open a Success Academy charter school in the same building as Brownsville Academy High School. The move comes after Brownsville students filed a lawsuit to fight the co-location.

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Now's A Good Time to Finish Your G.E.D.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A new campaign is underway to help those who have started the G.E.D. process to complete it before January when a new exam, aligned to Common Core standards, will replace the current five-part high school equivalency test.

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Cuomo Says State Could Impose Teacher Eval Plan By June

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tired of waiting for Mayor Bloomberg and the teachers' union to agree on teacher evaluations, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he'd propose a back-up plan for New York City in the form of a budget amendment which would give the state authority to implement its own plan for New York's largest school district.

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DOE Expands Transfer Option to Students in All Phase-Out Schools

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

On the first night of school closure hearings, Deputy Chancellor Marc Sternberg will at least be able to tell angry crowds that more students can now transfer out of their closing schools. He said the expanded transfer plan was part of the city's strategy to expand school choice.

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DOE Outlines Evaluation Training Plan

Monday, February 11, 2013

To avoid losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal education money, School Chancellor Dennis Walcott released details on how the city will prepare teachers and school leaders for a new evaluation system in time for the 2013-14 school year.

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Walcott: City Has No Role to Play in Ending Bus Strike

Friday, February 08, 2013

At a hearing on the cost of transporting students to school, City Council members pleaded with Chancellor Dennis Walcott to do what he could to to end the school bus strike. Thousands of students have been without yellow bus service since the strike began on Jan. 16. He stuck to the city's position that there is nothing it can do to resolve the standoff.

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School Closure Decisions Remain Opaque

Thursday, February 07, 2013

After the early engagement process this year, which noted the poor performance of 60 schools, education officials identified about two dozen schools for closure. The public hearings start soon but there are no expectations that anything will change the minds of D.O.E. officials. Why were some schools spared and others closed? "That's the mystery," said one Community Education Council member.

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New Essay Questions On College Applications

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The online application program, know as the common app, has new essay questions for the first time in several years. They're meant to bring out personal stories, and help the students who may receive little counseling or support when it comes to applying to college.

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Mayoral Candidates Answer to Principals

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Five candidates for mayor debated education policy in New York City, and gave their views on topics such as how to better work with unions and how to ease the strains of co-locations.

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Cuomo: Resolve Evaluation Impasse, Or State Will Take Over

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

If the Bloomberg administration and teachers' union do not come to an agreement soon on teacher evaluations, the state is prepared to step in and impose a plan. "This is truly an extraordinary circumstance," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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D.O.E. and Unions to Resume Eval Talks

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Despite the public exchange of barbs and insults, the Bloomberg administration and teachers' and principals' unions said they are planning to meet this week to talk about teacher evaluations. One key issue on the table: how to provide meaningful training to principals and teachers in time to implement a new system by September.

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