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Yasmeen Khan

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Schools Close for First Snow Day of 2014

Friday, January 03, 2014

In one of her first duties as chancellor, Carmen Fariña called a snow day early Friday morning to the delight of schoolchildren and teachers alike while some parents, on the other hand, scrambled to find back-up childcare. 

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DOE: Bus Routes Covered When Students Return to School

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Come Jan. 2, multiple bus companies will pick up the thousands of routes previously covered by Atlantic Express and its affiliates, which closed for business on Dec. 31.

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Next Chancellor Brings Toughness and a Personal Touch

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

On The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC's Beth Fertig talks about the appointment of Carmen Fariña as De Blasio's schools chancellor, and takes calls from parents and teachers.

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Bloomberg's Last Day of School

Friday, December 20, 2013

With schools closing Friday for winter break, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott made one last school visit together at Bard High School Early College in Queens. "It's a bittersweet day," Walcott said.

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Thousands May Face School Bus Hurdles In New Year

Friday, December 20, 2013

Families may face another January of school bus struggles as the company Atlantic Express prepares to close. There is no firm plan in place for students who relied on Atlantic to get to school, about 40,000 of them, and parents are left wondering how they will manage when vacation is over. 

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City Scores on National Tests Stay Flat

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

There was no significant difference in New York City's 2013 scores on national math and reading tests compared to two years ago when the exams were last administered. City officials pointed to New York's strong performance compared to other large urban districts while noting that its rate of growth has slowed. 

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The West Brooklyn Way: Getting In is Just the Beginning

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

To enroll at West Brooklyn Community High School, students must buy in to a certain level of support and counseling. In exchange, the school promises to keep them on track to graduate, no small feat for those who have struggled in at least one high school before this one.

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AG: Pearson Foundation Misused Funds

Friday, December 13, 2013

The foundation arm of the education publishing giant Pearson will pay $7.7 million after the New York attorney general's office accused the non-profit group of developing for-profit products aligned to the Common Core.

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Common Core Supporters Speak Out

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

At a Brooklyn forum organized by the New York Education Department, parent after parent praised Common Core for helping to equalize educational opportunities for students in poorer neighborhoods by raising expectations for its teachers and students.

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King's Forums Come to NYC

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Starting Tuesday, the New York Education Department will hold a series of community forums around the city on the Common Core learning standards. If previous events in other parts of the state are any indication, the forums will bring out parents and educators angered by the rollout of the standards and state tests.

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Mayor Boasts High Grad Rates Six Months Ahead of Schedule

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

With just a few weeks left at the helm, Mayor Michael Bloomberg seized onto state figures that show a record-high four-year graduation rate for New York City students graduating last school year. Traditionally, these numbers are released in June but the mayor said he couldn't wait. 

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Brooklyn Teachers Blast Emphasis on Testing

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Teachers from Brooklyn's District 15 decried linking high-stakes decisions and standardized tests, and called on Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio to select a schools chancellor who would reverse the testing trend.

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Some G&T Seats Remain Unfilled

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Although the children who qualified for gifted and talented classes far outnumber seats available this year, some G&T classes are dramatically under-enrolled.

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Report: Families List Latest School Bus Woes

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Frustrated families hired a prominent attorney to compile all of their complaints about school bus service in the hope that there's strength in numbers, and they will see improvements soon.

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D.O.E. Lays Out the Challenge of Measuring Schools

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Education officials reflected on the strengths and weaknesses of the school progress reports in a policy paper that came as close to humble as the outgoing administration is likely to get.

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New York Makes State Tests Shorter

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

After hearing that the state tests for third through eighth graders were too long, officials said they would shorten them. At least a little bit.

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Eighth Graders Scramble to Rank High Schools Ahead of Deadline

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Applying to high school in New York City is a major undertaking that requires research and taking stock of one's priorities. "It’s way better than going to a zoned school," a student told SchoolBook. "But it’s also a lot harder." Applications are due Dec. 2. 

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DOE Identifies Struggling Schools for 'Conversations,' Not Closures

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Education officials say they're talking with the lowest-scoring schools about how to improve, an annual process that in previous years helped the city identify which schools to close. This year, the talks come with lower stakes.

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Principals Debate Utility of School Grades

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Principals across the city said they were eager to see how a new mayor would approach grading schools and supporting those that are struggling.

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Deadline Arrives for G&T Test Sign Up

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Parents now have until Sunday to register their pre-K through second-grade children online for the assessment to get into one of the city's coveted gifted and talented programs. Families have until Friday afternoon to register in person.

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