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Yasmeen Khan

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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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Bronx Chess Team Goes for Gold, and Then Some

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The top high school chess teams meet this weekend in a hotel ballroom for the citywide chess tournament. "It’s just so quick with tension in there," said Matheu Jefferson, a senior at Bronx Center for Science and Math. "There's nothing like being in that room. It is the loudest quiet I've ever heard in my life."

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Cuomo Threatens to Withhold More School Funding

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

State officials keep adding more money to the pile meant to push New York City and the United Federation of Teachers into an agreement on teacher evaluations. On Tuesday, the financial incentive came from the governor, who again proposed an increase in state education aid -- but only for districts with evaluation agreements in place by September.

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With No Teacher Deal, State Threatens to Withhold More Money

Friday, January 18, 2013

A day after New York City and its teachers union failed to reach an agreement on a new teacher evaluation system, State Education Commissioner John King said the two sides are still legally obligated to continue negotiations. He's nudging the Bloomberg administration and teachers' union back into talks by threatening to withhold more aid from New York City.

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Teacher Evals Missed Deadline

Friday, January 18, 2013

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, and Yasmeen Khan, WNYC associate news producer covering education and politics, update us on the apparent failure of negotiations between the teachers' union and the DOE, resulting in the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in state aid.

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Student Navigates Alternate Routes to School

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

With thousands of school bus drivers on strike, families are making patchwork arrangements to get their children to and from school. SchoolBook tagged along with one mother and son who had to change up their routine.

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School Bus Strike Update

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Many New York City school bus routes were shuttered today as drivers went on strike. Schoolbook reporters Beth Fertig and Yasmeen Khan update the latest. Then, Nicole Gelinas, contributing editor of the Manhattan Institute's City Journal, discusses how the city should approach negotiations with the union and the bus companies.

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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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