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Yasmeen Khan

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City Council Pushes for Breakfast in Classrooms

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

City Council members are urging the Bloomberg administration to get more students who qualify for a free breakfast at school to participate in the program. The Council passed a resolu...
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Special Education Reform Brings City More In Line With National Trend

Thursday, August 09, 2012

New York City is revamping how it teaches many of its special-needs students, who have learning disabilities or moderate behavioral problems. Although the national trend has been to m...
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Using Summer to Narrow Achievement Gap

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

There's a growing body of research that shows that what students do over the summer affects their academic careers -- and whether or not they will be likely to graduate and go on to c...
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City Projects Fewer Jobs for Summer Youth Program

Monday, July 30, 2012

About 30,000 young New Yorkers are working their summer jobs through the city's youth employment program. But, due to budget cuts, that's the lowest number of job-placements in more t...

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Among Reform Suggestions: Take a Cue From NASA

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Members of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's education commission heard from education professionals, students, parents and advocates Thursday in the Bronx. It was the first city hearing in a st...
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Teachers Tell Parents to See Test Scores as 'Snapshots'

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

After the release of statewide test results, schools are drilling down on their individual performance data. We sought teachers' views on how to put this year's results into context.

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Charter Schools Celebrate Test Score Gains

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

While all New York City students showed improvement on state tests, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Tuesday set aside special praise for charter schools, which have shown greater improv...
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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 ...
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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 connot...
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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...

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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, ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 count...
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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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