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Yasmeen Khan

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24 Schools Slated to Close Are Now Planning for Fall, Walcott Says

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott said education officials would meet with the principals of 24 so-called turnaround schools on Tuesday afternoon to go over their budgets and help discern staffing needs, since recent hiring and firing decisions at the schools were reversed in late June by an arbitrator’s ruling. He also said the city would "work in collaboration" with the teachers' and principals' unions to make sure schools were ready for September.

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Summer School Begins for Students and Teachers

Monday, July 09, 2012

Summer school started Monday for New York City students needing the extra instruction to advance to the next grade. City officials acknowledge that summer school has a negative connotation, and they are hoping to change aspects of the program starting next summer, officials said.

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Reigning Champs Win Hot Dog Chow Down

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Some major eating was underway in Coney Island thanks to the annual hot dog eating contest, where the two reigning champions ate their way to victory.

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Fireworks Show on the Hudson Sets off West vs. East Divide

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

As the Hudson River dazzles under the light of 50,000 pounds of fireworks Wednesday evening, the East River — and the people who live along it — may wonder when that waterway will get another turn to shine.

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Special Education Overhaul Brings New Concerns About Students' Programs

Monday, July 02, 2012

In September, most students with disabilities will be able to attend their neighborhood school. This means schools will have to follow the student's individualized education program, or I.E.P. It’s a legally binding document that spells out the needs of the student and it's not always easy to get the plan right.

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Multiple Choices for What Makes Up the Last Week of School

Monday, June 25, 2012

It's an odd end to the school year for many students. Since there were no snow days this year, the Education Department is allowing more than 650 schools to cancel classes Monday and Tuesday to allow for professional development for teachers. But students need to show up for a half day on Wednesday to pick up their report cards.

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Remarkable Seniors Recognized

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott is honoring nearly 200 graduating seniors Monday night who have overcome what he calls "remarkable obstacles" to earn their diplomas. One of those students is Daniel Gillen of Beacon High School.

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Injured Student Plans Lawsuit Against City for Bullying

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The family of a Brooklyn middle school student plans to sue the Department of Education, saying he was beaten by two classmates and left blind in his right eye. The boy, Kardin Ulysse, says the school staff did nothing to prevent or stop the incident.

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Seniors: What Made Your New York City Education Unique?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Seniors, you can have the final word. SchoolBook wants to hear your anecdotes, wisdom and parting thoughts about high school life in New York City. Some of the most compelling stories may be published in The New York Times, told on WNYC and shared with SchoolBook readers at the end of the month. But first you have to submit something.

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Top Education Official Tells New York to Keep Up Reforms

Monday, June 04, 2012

Arne Duncan, the United States secretary of education, urged New York grant makers to support reforms in curriculum, testing and teacher evaluations so that the state -- and the country -- can catch up to the rest of the world.

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Budget Wrangling to Begin As Hearings Wind Down This Week

Monday, June 04, 2012

The City Council wraps up hearings this week on Mayor Bloomberg's executive budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2013. The public is invited to weigh in on Wednesday afternoon, the final day of hearings.

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Senior Stories: Share Your Parting Thoughts

Friday, June 01, 2012

Congratulations, seniors, you've nearly made it to the end. Just ahead of graduation, SchoolBook wants to collect your wisdom about what it's like to attend high school in New York City.

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Education Budget Basics for Next Year

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

SchoolBook attended the CIty Council hearing on next year's school budget so you didn't have to. We have the highlights and details.

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New York Gets Waiver for No Child Left Behind

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New York is one of 19 states to receive a federal waiver from complying with provisions of the No Child Left Behind law. State Education Commissioner John B. King says the waiver allows New York to disregard requirements that were "unproductive or unrealistic."

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City Pushes for More Authority in Sexual Misconduct Cases

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The city is seeking to change state law to give the schools chancellor final authority to fire a teacher accused of sexual misconduct.

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Admissions Letters for Gifted and Talented Programs Go Out

Friday, May 25, 2012

New York's youngest public school students began hearing on Friday whether they received admission to one of 89 gifted and talented programs throughout the city.

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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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