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Yasmeen Khan

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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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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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