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Yasmeen Khan

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Creating Schools for All Students, Disabled or Not

Monday, January 14, 2013

A group of architects and educators presented their ideas on how to design schools that accommodate children with special needs. Hint: creating an environment for children with disabilities means it can be a space for all students.

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Teens Say Online Shaming is a Familiar But Confusing Issue

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

A Radio Rookies story on sexual cyberbullying sparked a classroom discussion among students from the Academy for Young Writers who said they regularly encounter sexually explicit material online that involves their own classmates or friends.

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More Schools Return Home Two Months After Sandy

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

By the end of the week, all but two schools displaced by storm Sandy will be back in their original locations. P.S. 288 on Coney Island welcomed back students Monday with great enthusiasm after two months making do at a host school.

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In Newtown, A Father Sends His First Grader Back to School

Friday, January 04, 2013

WNYC's Yasmeen Khan caught up with Glenn Schicker, whose first grade daughter attends Sandy Hook Elementary. Her best friend and fellow first-grader was killed in the shooting.

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Most Schools Relocated by Sandy Return Home

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

As the city's public schools reopen today after the winter break, students and teachers from five schools return to their original buildings for the first time since Sandy and more will return next week. But two will have to wait longer.

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Panel Approves Nine New Charters

Friday, December 21, 2012

In its final public meeting for 2012, the city's Panel for Educational Policy approved nine new charters schools and also approved a resolution to keep school lunches at the current price of $1.50, instead of $2.50 as proposed by the mayor.

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Former Schools Chancellor Frank Macchiarola Dies

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Former New York City schools chancellor, Frank Macchiarola, died Tuesday at the age of 71. He led the city schools under Mayor Ed Koch, after the fiscal crisis caused steep cuts to education.

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CT Teacher Puts Lessons Aside to Talk About Shooting

Monday, December 17, 2012

Students and teachers in New York City and around the country are back in their classrooms on Monday, and many will hold discussions on the school shooting on Friday in Newtown, Conn. SchoolBook wants to know how students and teachers are processing the information together.

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A Father Mourns the Loss of His Daughter's Best Friend

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Newtown, Connecticut, is a small town nestled in Fairfield County. It is home to roughly 27,000. Its main street, Churchill Road, winds through the town center past restaurants and shops and Colonial style homes draped in Christmas decorations.

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Talking to Children About the CT Shooting

Friday, December 14, 2012

Two experts weigh in on how to discuss Friday's mass school shooting with children. The primary concern, they said, is to emphasize to young people that they are safe.

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Using Hip Hop to Develop Young Scientists

Friday, December 14, 2012

A professor and a hip hop icon have teamed up to help high school students use popular music techniques like rhyme and keen observation to communicate science concepts. The idea is to let students be brilliant about a topic, and to express complex ideas in a way they enjoy. The project will culminate in a musical showdown this spring.

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D.O.E. Wraps Up Early Engagement Process

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Schools on the city's "early engagement" list have finished up their meetings with education officials. They now wait to see which schools the Education Department will propose for phase-out. SchoolBook spent time at the Juan Morel Campos Secondary School which is facing possible closure for the second year in a row.

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Audit Finds Irregularities in Special Education Billing

Thursday, December 06, 2012

A report by the city comptroller's office shows that some consultants, hired by the Education Department to provide special education services to students, billed the city for services provided in the middle of the night or for 15-hour days. The report's findings of possible fraud have been turned over to the city's Special Commissioner of Investigation.

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Walcott: No Deal Would Mean School Cuts

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said Wednesday that without a teacher evaluation agreement, which comes with an increase in state funding, there could be major cuts to New York City schools. But his laying out of grim consequences was met with a call to untie much needed education money from the deal, and politics, altogether.

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Probing Questions Inspire Award-Winning Teacher

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Naoual Eljastimi is the kind of chemistry teacher who assigns homework every day and yet receives impromptu hugs from students at Leon M. Goldstein High School. She is one of seven city teachers to receive this year's Sloan Awards for Excellence in Science and Math.

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Deadline Fast Approaching on Teacher Evaluation Deal

Thursday, November 29, 2012

With $300 million in state funds on the line, the January deadline for reaching a teacher evaluation agreement in New York City looms large. The United Federation of Teachers and education officials agreed to a framework long ago. Now it's down to the excruciating details of how to make it work.

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Students: Progress Reports Do Not Tell the Whole Story

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Students, who have perhaps the greatest interest in how their schools perform, are also thinking critically about how the Department of Education grades high schools each year. A group of students taking part in a youth leadership program examined the reports and compared them to the realities they know of their own schools.

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Mayoral Candidates Call for More Collaboration

Monday, November 19, 2012

A group of candidates running for mayor of New York City debated which education policies they would support as the race begins to carry mayoral control and school reforms into the post-Bloomberg era.

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Overall Suspensions Decline, But High Rates Persist

Friday, November 16, 2012

The overall number of suspensions declined by more than five percent last school year, and longer-term suspensions showed an even greater drop. But some of the same trends remained: African-American students and students with disabilities were disproportionately suspended from school at higher rates than their peers.

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A Damaged School But a Posh Bus

Thursday, November 15, 2012

About 15,000 students are in schools relocated to other buildings after storm Sandy. The students at P.S. 288 on Coney Island are adjusting to the new routine. Some said the comfortable coach buses make it feel like a field trip that happens every day.

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