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Yasmeen Khan

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In District 75, Using the Arts in Everyday Academics

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

With help from a federal grant, special education teachers in New York City are learning how to better incorporate the arts into academics. They're getting new strategies through a program called Everyday Arts for Special Education, which runs on the basic principal that students need to have fun in order to be fully engaged with learning.

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Scoring of State Math and Reading Tests Is Almost Complete

Monday, May 14, 2012

More than 5,000 New York City teachers have been assigned to score the state math and reading exams. The work happens at several sites around the city during the school day, which means students are without their regular classroom teachers for several days at a time.

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City Freezes Hiring at 24 Struggling Schools Until Hearing Next Week

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Education officials say they will not make personnel decisions at 24 schools scheduled to be closed and reopened this summer, until a court hearing next week. Unions representing the city's teachers and principals claim that the city's plan to replace staff members at the schools violates their contracts, and they are seeking a restraining order so an arbitrator can have time to rule on their complaints.

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Bringing the World Into the Classroom

Monday, May 07, 2012

SchoolBook is examining the issue of how to incorporate news headlines into the classroom by hosting an event with teachers on Tuesday. Ahead of the discussion, WNYC's "Brian Lehrer Show" spoke with Peter Nelson, director of the New York City branch of the organization Facing History and Ourselves, to ask how to blend current events with curriculum demands.

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Pearson Defends Use of Pineapple Story on State Test

Friday, May 04, 2012

Pearson, the testing company, says it stands behind the math and reading tests the company developed for New York State this year and, in a letter to the state Education Department, defended its decision to include a now-notorious passage about a pineapple and a hare on the eighth grade English language-arts exam.

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As Expected, City Council Passes Living Wage Bill by Wide Margin

Monday, April 30, 2012

After months of citywide debate, amended bills and two lengthy legislative hearings, city council members officially passed the so-called living wage bill by a 45 to 5 vote. But not before one final bit of drama.

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In Albany, a Bill for Mandatory Kindergarten

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Following a push by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, state lawmakers have introduced a bill allowing New York City to make kindergarten mandatory.

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Mayor Vetoes Prevailing Wage Bill

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

As expected, Mayor Bloomberg vetoed the "prevailing wage" bill passed by the City Council last month. And he declared his intent to veto the so-called living wage bill that will likely pass the City Council next week. The City Council, meanwhile, says it will override the mayor's vetoes on both counts.

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Bronx Students Learn Their Search and Seizure Rights

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Seventh grade students from M.S. 22 in the Bronx are learning how to advocate for themselves under the 4th Amendment, the section of the Bill of Rights that protects against unlawful search and seizure. Students showed off their legal expertise with a moot court competition on Friday.

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State Starts Hearings on Raising Minimum Wage

Monday, April 23, 2012

Supporters of a bill to raise New York’s minimum wage made their case to state lawmakers on Monday in Harlem, at a hearing called by Assemblyman Keith Wright. He and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver are sponsoring legislation that would raise the minimum wage in New York to $8.50 an hour, up from $7.25.

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For the College Bound, A Chance to Browse Hundreds of Schools In One Spot

Sunday, April 22, 2012

More than 350 colleges and universities and 12,000 students are expected to attend the New York City National College Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Sunday, an annual event organized by the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

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City to Open 54 New Schools in September

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg said Tuesday that the education department will open 54 new schools this fall, bringing his administration closer to the goal of having 1,800 New York City schools by 2013.

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Acquainting Parents With New Special Ed Plans

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The city's education department has been working to inform families of changes coming to the way schools deliver special education services. And some parents are asking whether schools will have the resources they need to follow through.

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A Push for Relocation After Mold Found at Brooklyn School

Monday, April 02, 2012

After finding black mold in several classrooms at a Williamsburg middle school, education officials say the building is now safe. Some parents and students, however, aren't so sure, and will bring their concerns to a meeting Monday night.

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Where Math Teachers Go to Get Energized

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Students can tell when a teacher is excited by what they're teaching. But sometimes, especially with only three months left in the year, excitement can be hard to come by. For some New York City math teachers, an after-school math class gives them the jolt they need to stay inspired.

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City Will Add Seats to Schools, but Still Fall Short of Demand

Monday, March 26, 2012

New York City's Education Department says it plans to add a total of 34,000 seats for students over a five-year period. But the number lags behind an estimated 50,000 seats needed to meet demand.

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Mediator Assigned in Dispute Over 33 Schools

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A state panel has given the go-ahead for a mediator to intervene in a dispute between the city's Education Department and the teachers' union over an evaluation system for the teachers at 33 low-performing schools. The city strongly objects.

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Conflicts Arise When Parents Are Asked to Close School Money Gap

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

After years of budget cuts, families are reaching into their own wallets more and more to pay for basics, like school supplies, as well as pooling enough funds to hire school staff. Kyle Spencer, a New York Times contributor, and Beth Fertig of WNYC spoke on "The Brian Lehrer Show" about SchoolBook’s effort to collect information from parents on their public education spending.

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Following Shooting, Bullying Is Again in the Spotlight

Monday, March 12, 2012

School communities are turning yet again to issues of bullying, guns and violence following the shooting rampage two weeks ago at Chardon High School near Cleveland. On WNYC's "The Brian Lehrer Show" on Monday, Jessie Klein, an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at Adelphi University, makes the case that bullying, while hardly a new phenomenon, is a growing crisis in American schools that stems from a culture of competition and aggression.

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Nonprofit Faked Job Placement Says City

Friday, March 09, 2012

New York City investigators say a job-placement agency falsified its records for nearly 1,400 people over two years.

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