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Yasmeen Khan

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NYC Unveils Next Wave of Pre-K Seats

Friday, May 30, 2014

New York City parents now have thousands of new options for full-day pre-kindergarten as the city progresses towards its goal of offering a total of 53,000 pre-k seats this fall.

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Early Childhood Teachers Come to the Defense of Play

Thursday, May 29, 2014

There’s broad consensus that pre-k students need to play to learn. But many educators say playtime is already getting kicked aside in kindergarten classrooms — and they fear the downward pressure will continue.

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All Metrics on Deck For Pre-K Expansion

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

As city officials embark on the expansion of full-day pre-kindergarten, they have tossed around the word "quality" quite a lot. A deputy mayor in charge of pre-k explains how the city will deliver on its promise of top-notch programs across the board.

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Student Athletes to Protest Uneven Sports Funding

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A teacher is on a crusade to change high school sports funding in the NYC public schools. He's taking his complaints to the federal civil rights office next in the hopes of getting more money for sports teams at small and neglected schools.

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City Builds Its Pool of Pre-K Teachers

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The city’s Department of Education is having to act quickly on multiple fronts to expand pre-kindergarten programs for this September. One essential they are working to nail down: hiring teachers.

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New York Schools Still Unequal

Friday, May 16, 2014

Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, New York's education commissioner told WNYC that there is much work to be done to racially and economically integrate schools.

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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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