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Relishing A Day to Play Before School Resumes Wednesday

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Plenty of New York City school children made the most of their snow day in textbook fashion, with sledding, snow ball fights and hot chocolate. Schools re-open Wednesday.
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Snow Day: Blizzard Shutters Schools Across Region

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow days for the New York City public school system do not come easily, but with forecasts predicting two feet of snow and wind gusts up to 65 miles per hour, yes: school's canceled.
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Unhappy with Testing — and Not Just Complaining About It

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Parents and educators unhappy with "test mania" say state tests are taking the joy out of learning. And they're not going to sit back and watch.
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NYC Parents Go Shopping for Kindergarten

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Many parents of four-year-olds are filling their days with information sessions and school tours in an effort to find a classroom that’s just right for their child.
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Here's the List of New Dual Language Programs

Thursday, January 15, 2015

New York City families who want their children to learn another language will have more public school options in the fall.
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Students Thrilled About End to Cell Phone Ban? Not Necessarily.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

For the New York City students who admit to little self control, allowing cell phones in high school spells trouble. They'd rather not have daytime access to their tempting screens.
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Six NYC Charter Schools Join Pre-K Expansion

Friday, July 11, 2014

The first batch of charter schools to offer pre-k in New York City will hold lotteries at the end of the month for nearly 200 seats.

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'Innovation' Schools Get a Chance to Shake Up the Rules

Monday, July 07, 2014

Dozens of city schools will have the freedom to stray from the rules this fall in the name of innovation.

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Drawing New School District Lines in 'The Lost Peninsula'

Monday, July 07, 2014

In a small section of Jackson Heights sits the 'lost peninsula,' an oddball zone where kids must change schools across district lines twice before the sixth grade. 

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The Final Push to Graduation

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Danielle Motindabeka has overcome incredible odds to succeed in the United States—she has learned English and made a home here. She tried very hard to graduate high school, and the last test she needed is one she's failed three times.

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School Data Show Student Churn in Early Years

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Overall enrollment in the New York City schools fluctuates slightly from year to year, but data show that many students who start early in the school are not the ones finishing.

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NYC Tweaks How it Reports School Crowding

Friday, June 27, 2014

NYC school communities concerned about overcrowding and connoisseurs of obscure technical reports take note: the next version of the "blue book" is out. City officials say they tried to make it easier to read.

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The High School Finale: Graduation Day

Friday, June 27, 2014

On Thursday, 46 students from West Brooklyn Community High School graduated from high school. As Principal Gloria Rosario said: "Some students just need a push through the graduation door."

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Determined to Graduate: 'You’re Going to See Me on That Stage'

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It was a battle to the end for Paula Dinh. After years of skipping class and other bad habits, followed by a big push to change her ways, Paula finds out if she finally earned a high school diploma. 

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Farewell School Days. Hello Summer.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Students and school staff of the New York City public schools will call it a year on Thursday, and welcome two months of summer vacation.

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Tentative Agreement Reached on Changes to Teacher Evaluation System

Thursday, June 19, 2014

If test scores alone lead to a poor rating, teachers could get a temporary pass. Plus, school overcrowding in New York City gets some help from lawmakers.

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School Counselor Relies on Message That Worked for Him

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A counselor for high school students with attendance issues says he hammers his message home, again and again: "This is something you can change. So get on your grind and go hard. You’re here for a second chance."

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New Workday Rules Focus On Teacher Planning and Prep

Friday, June 13, 2014

The city and teachers union are betting that additional time set aside for teachers to hone their craft and work collaboratively will pay off for students.

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Gates Foundation: Wait to Tie Student Performance to High-Stakes Decisions

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the Common Core's most prominent supporters, has called for more time before student test scores are tied to high-stakes decisions for students and teachers.

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Demand Outstrips Supply for NYC Pre-K Seats

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Fewer than half of the students applying to pre-k in a NYC public school got their first-choice match, and many got no match at all. The mayor is urging families to apply to community pre-k programs to increase the chances of landing a good spot. 

 

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