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Yasmeen Khan

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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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Online Map Helps Track School Districts' Teacher Evaluation Plans

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's office has created an online interactive map to show which school districts have adopted teacher evaluation plans. Districts have until next January to do so or risk losing state aid.

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Election Year Offers Students Livelier Civics Lessons

Monday, March 05, 2012

With Super Tuesday upon us, when 10 states will hold Republican primary elections, we are asking teachers and students: How have you been covering the election season in the classroom?

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New High Schools Seek Students in Round Two

Friday, March 02, 2012

The founding principals of three new schools in the city talk to Brian Lehrer about their search for new students to fill up their seats for their fall openings.

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City High School Admission: Round Two

Thursday, March 01, 2012

It’s match week for New York City’s Eighth graders applying to high schools. But for those students who did not get a match or who did not like their choice, there is a second chance.

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Students Begin to Hear About Their High School Choices

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Education officials announced the results for the first round of high school matches Wednesday. With just over 77,000 eighth graders applying, 84 percent of students will be able to attend one of their top five choices. But 10 percent of students did not match at all.

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