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Yasmeen Khan

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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 rec...
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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 Dece...

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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 t...
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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 w...
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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 u...
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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...
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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 evolv...
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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 sinc...
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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 ch...
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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 a...
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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 wil...
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City Speeds PCB Removal From Schools

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New York City will remove light fixtures containing the toxic PCBs over the next 3.5 years, well ahead of its original end date of 2021. More than 600 school buildings still have the old fixtures.

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Software HS Principal Invests in School Culture

Monday, May 20, 2013

SchoolBook is hosting a forum on STEM education on Tuesday, May 21. Join us any way you can, in person, via our live webstream or on Twitter (hashtag #StemNYC.) To whet your appetite ...
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Supreme Court Justice Urges Immigrant Parents to Help Children with School

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WNYC
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told a large gathering of parents of English language learners to speak up and ask for help navigating the massive school system, and to remember...
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High School Students Train for Tech Jobs

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Will the next Mark Zuckerberg graduate from a New York City public school? Just ask the students at the Academy for Software Engineering in Manhattan. They start coding as freshmen an...
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From Future Coders to Your Grandma, STEM Education for Everyone

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Whether you're 18 or 85, keeping up with new technology is increasingly important for success and even well-being. Meet a teenager and an octogenarian learning new tech skills as we t...

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DOE Weighs Ending Pearson Contract After Another Scoring Error

Friday, May 10, 2013

WNYC
For the second time in three weeks, Pearson apologized for errors made when scoring the test for admission to the city's gifted and talented programs. The latest round of errors affec...
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Parents Press for Details on Faster PCB Removal

Thursday, May 09, 2013

WNYC

After the city's law department said the D.O.E. would replace old light fixtures containing PCBs "well before" its original deadline of 2021, frustrated parents, advocates and elected officials said they want details.

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