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Yasmeen Khan

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Senate Leaders Propose Full Pre-K Funding for New York City, Minus the Tax Increase

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Legislative leaders in Albany appear to agree that Mayor Bill de Blasio won't get his tax plan to fund pre-kindergarten and after-school programs, but that he should get all of the money he was asking for.

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Union Cites 'Exodus' of Experienced City Teachers

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The city's teachers union has released its own grim analysis of teacher attrition rates in New York City, possibly a move to position itself for contract negotiations with Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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City's Eighth Graders Cheer—and Sigh—Over High School Matches

Monday, March 10, 2014

New York City eighth graders are receiving word about their high school matches, news that can bring a mix of anxiety, dread, disappointment and joy.

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When It Comes to Horse Carriages, Not All Council Members on Mayor's Side

Sunday, March 09, 2014

With the mayor and city council speaker both supporting a ban on the city's horse-drawn carriages, several council members paid a visit to the Clinton Park Horse Stable in Manhattan to see conditions with their own eyes.

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Behind the Scenes, Pre-K Plans Move Forward

Friday, March 07, 2014

As the battle over how to fund an expansion of pre-kindergarten goes on, city education officials are busy behind the scenes getting ready for more pre-k classes by September.

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The Heart-Racing Scramble That Is Applying to Pre-K

Friday, March 07, 2014

Full-day pre-k for all may be on the horizon. But for now, in many neighborhoods competition is fierce for a pre-k seat in one of the local public schools.

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How Paid Work Keeps Students in School

Monday, March 03, 2014

It may be walking the beat as a auxiliary police officer, or working at a car dealership. Some students find working in "real" jobs that interest them, and getting paid, makes high school worthwhile.

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Mayor Tries to Put Charter 'Sideshow' Aside

Friday, February 28, 2014

De Blasio tries to recast the conversation.

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City Halts Six School Changes Inherited from Bloomberg

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dozens of new or expanded schools got the all-clear to open this fall but a handful of others saw their plans dashed, as the city navigated its way through a thicket of proposals left by the Bloomberg administration.

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City Invites More Community Input on School Space Plans

Monday, February 24, 2014

In a reproach to the Bloomberg administration, the DOE said it is trying to better engage communities about school changes, saying parents and educators were previously cut out of the decision-making process.

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Settlement in 7-Year Suit Over NJ Students with Disabilities

Thursday, February 20, 2014

After advocates filed a federal lawsuit nearly seven years ago, the New Jersey Department of Education will take steps to better include students with disabilities in their home school districts, rather than send these students to separate facilities.

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And Now for the Slush Lakes and Falling Ice

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Warmer temperatures through the weekend will bring a much-needed thaw to the blackened snow piles of New York City. There are just a few things residents should watch out for.

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Not Our Worst Winter...Yet

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

As of February 18, Central Park had received 57.1 inches of snow so far this winter according to the National Weather Service. It's nothing to scoff at, but still falls behind the record-holding winter of '95-'96.

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Mulgrew: Teacher Back-Pay 'A Big Issue' in Contract Negotiations

Monday, February 17, 2014

Teachers union president Michael Mulgrew speaks on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show about contracts, teacher retention and reducing a paperwork burden on school staff.

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A Winter of Backbreaking Work

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Relentless winter weather has meant repeated shoveling and hacking through ice for building owners - at least those who follow the law - and deftly traversing snow banks, slush and icy walkways for pedestrians.

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Education Leaders Nix Controversial Proposal, For Now

Monday, February 10, 2014

The New York Board of Regents tabled one of their proposals to adjust implementation of the Common Core a day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo assailed the changes, accusing the education commissioner and Regents members of undermining the new teacher evaluation system under the guise of reforms.

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Cold Calculations: How NYC Schools Declare a Snow Day

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Here we go again. Public schools are open in New York City while many private schools and suburban districts are closed. Why? Here's a statistic to consider: NYC schools have closed for snow only 11 times in the last 35 years. 

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Can $10,239 Buy Quality Pre-K?

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The mayor's push to expand pre-k in New York comes with an estimated cost per child: $10,239/year. A visit to one pre-k classroom helps explain what the money buys.

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Veteran Educators Tapped for Top Roles Running NYC Schools

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Chancellor Carmen Fariña names her second-in-command and a new deputy chancellor to focus on professional development, curriculum and implementing the Common Core learning standards.

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De Blasio: The Rich Won’t Mind Paying For Pre-K

Monday, January 27, 2014

While on the governor's Albany turf, Mayor Bill de Blasio provided more detail on plans to tax wealthy residents to expand pre-kindergarten in New York City. His testimony came less than a week after Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his own proposal for expanding pre-k.

 

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