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Yasmeen Khan

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NYC Teachers, Take Note: If You Leave, You Lose

Monday, May 12, 2014

The city’s timetable for doling out retroactive pay incentivizes teachers to stay in the school system until 2020. But the city’s ability to afford the plan may actually bank on them leaving before then.

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Here's a Riddle: How Many Students Can Fit into a NYC School Building?

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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If critics have their way, a new task force will expose and reform problems with how the Education Department defines school capacity.

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Long Awaited School Coming to Upper West Side

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Community members who pushed for a new school in one of Manhattan's fast-growing neighborhood got good news: a combined middle and high school that gives priority to neighborhood families will open in 2015.

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What de Blasio's Contract Deal Means for Teachers

Friday, May 02, 2014

The new teacher contract includes wage increases and back pay, a streamlined teacher evaluation process and time built into the school day for professional development and parent engagement.

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These High School Seniors Have Sights Set on College

Thursday, May 01, 2014

With their college decisions made, a group of high school seniors talked about their selection process and their eagerness to move on. "Honestly, after four years of high school I just want to get out," said one student.

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Charter Schools Get in on City's Pre-K Expansion

Friday, April 25, 2014

Just as community-based organizations can add pre-kindergarten classes for New York City children, so too can charter schools starting this week. 

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Pre-K Applications Spike In NYC

Thursday, April 24, 2014

With all the talk about pre-kindergarten expansion, the number of applicants to public school pre-k increased by 36 percent over last year. But, as in previous years, many will not get a seat - at least not yet.

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NYC Officials Expect a 'Big Lift' in Pre-K Expansion

Thursday, April 24, 2014

There's no doubt that rolling out thousands of new pre-kindergarten seats by September will be a big lift for New York City. Two members of Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration said so themselves, and acknowledged some of the obstacles at an event Wednesday night.

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Time's Up to Apply for Pre-K in NYC Schools

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Families have until the end of day Wednesday to submit an application for a public school pre-k seat, including one of the 4,000 new seats being added for next school year.

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Sun Sets on Controversial Student Data Project inBloom

Monday, April 21, 2014

Following parent outcry over student privacy concerns, the company inBloom plans to shut down.

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How One Student Who 'Hates School' Finds Her Path to Graduation

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

For Paula Dinh, the path to graduation has been a long one, with times when she questioned her ability — and desire — to finish high school.

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A Plea to Move Forward From NY's Education Chief

Thursday, April 10, 2014

State education commissioner John King is pushing for a more civil debate around education policy.

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City Expands Promotion Criteria Beyond Test Scores

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

New York City's Department of Education is altering the process to promote or hold back students, adding classroom work and grades to the mix so it's not just tied to standardized test scores.

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Five Education Budget Items You May Have Missed But Need to Know

Thursday, April 03, 2014

There are so many new rules and initiatives tucked into the 2014-15 state budget it's easy to miss some. Here are five education issues we're keeping an eye on.

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The Battle for First Period: Students, Teachers and Teen Biorhythms

Thursday, April 03, 2014

High school students crave sleep, but many just don't get enough of it. One Queens principal is tweaking homework schedules and school start times to help kids catch up on rest.

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Don't Freak Out, Parents of Test-Takers

Monday, March 31, 2014

Yes, statewide testing for grades 3-8 starts tomorrow. But no, it's not the end of the world. Here's some good news about the future of mind-numbing test prep and the state of the opt-out movement.

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If You're Looking for a Pre-K Teaching Job, You're in Luck

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New York City is already making efforts to find and recruit 1,000 new pre-k teachers for this fall. Actually hiring them remains contingent on budget negotiations in Albany.

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After Last Year's Big Drop in State Testing Scores, Hopeful for Modest Gains

Monday, March 24, 2014

The second year of state tests aligned to the Common Core learning standards begin next week. State education officials emphasize that progress will come slowly.

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Classroom Views: Fighting Absenteeism in New York

Friday, March 21, 2014

At West Brooklyn Community High School in New York City, the focus is on getting chronically truant students back on track by surrounding them with adults who care about their success. WNYC reporter Yasmeen Khan, has been following the path of one West Brooklyn student named Paula. Paula began her journey as an angry, difficult freshman with a habit of cutting class. But after transferring to West Brooklyn her attitude began to change.

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How a Brooklyn School Steers Teens from Absent to Graduate

Friday, March 21, 2014

High school students who are chronically absent can get another chance. WNYC's The Takeaway explores how intensive social-emotional supports at one NYC high school pay off for many students who might otherwise drop out.

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