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Yasmeen Khan

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Demand for School Integration Leads to Massive 1964 Boycott — In New York City

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The largest civil rights demonstration in U.S. history was not in Little Rock. Or Selma. Or Montgomery. It happened in New York City over segregated schools, where the battle continues.
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Schools Chancellor Makes Case for Mayoral Control

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Carmen Fariña asks lawmakers for an extension of mayoral control in New York City, saying how important it is "to work with a mayor who has my back."
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Here's a Tool to Find a Good Pre-K Program in New York City

Monday, January 25, 2016

The city's application season for free, full-day pre-k spots runs from Jan. 25 to March 4.
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Mayor Proposes $82 Billion Preliminary Budget for 2017

Thursday, January 21, 2016

De Blasio's plan includes new federal grant money to pay for ongoing Sandy repairs along with increased pension investments as the city's retiree population lives longer.

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New York City Boosts Translation Help for Parents

Monday, January 11, 2016

The city's Department of Education is creating nine new positions to oversee translation services at schools across the city, plus expanding access to over-the-phone interpreters. 
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Change of Zone Lines Marks a New Era for Two Brooklyn Schools

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

For the first time since P.S. 307 opened in 1965, its zone will include children beyond public housing. Now the work begins to bridge communities divided along racial and economic lines.
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New Steps Toward School Integration in Brooklyn

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Two schools we've been following in DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights will be re-zoned to relieve overcrowding, which will (inadvertently) integrate one school. Hear what that means.

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Parent Council Readies for Vote on Brooklyn School Rezoning

Monday, January 04, 2016

The city initially delayed a vote on a controversial rezoning plan in order to gather more community feedback. Now, it's decision-time.  
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Investigation Finds City Schools Inaccessible to Children with Disabilities

Monday, December 21, 2015

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara released the results of a two-year investigation finding that 83 percent of elementary schools were not fully accessible under federal law.
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Is Pre-K Living Up to the City's Promise? So Far, Yes — With Room to Improve

Friday, December 18, 2015

The mayor promised quality pre-k. Now the city has a baseline from which to grow: 77 percent of pre-k sites met a threshold associated with positive student outcomes. 
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Regents Approve De-Linking Test Scores From Teacher Evaluations

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Board of Regents voted Tuesday to postpone the use of student scores in teacher evaluations until statewide learning standards have been overhauled.
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In First for De Blasio, City Moves to Shutter Three Schools

Monday, December 14, 2015

The city is proposing three Brooklyn schools close by summer, citing low performance and a lack of demand.
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Cuomo's Task Force Calls for Common Core Overhaul

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The task force report includes a recommendation to halt the use of test scores to evaluate teachers and students, until new standards have been fully phased in.
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In Rezoning Proposal, A 'Good' School Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Parents and educators who know P.S. 307 say it’s a gem of a school, despite low test scores. But some families in Dumbo and Vinegar Hill who may be rezoned to the school are skeptical.
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Applications Due for New York City Middle and High Schools

Monday, November 30, 2015

The city's rising sixth and ninth grade students are up against a Dec. 1 deadline to apply to schools.
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Here's How One School Plans to Diversify Its Student Body

Monday, November 30, 2015

New York City has the most segregated public school system in the country, but the D.O.E. has a program to diversify seven schools. One principal told us about her school's approach.

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Decision to Rezone Two Brooklyn Schools Now Rests with Parent Council

Monday, November 23, 2015

It's official: New York City's Education Department submitted a final plan to rezone two Brooklyn elementary schools, after a weeks-long delay to get more parent feedback.
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New York City Approves Diversity Plans for Seven Schools

Friday, November 20, 2015

Elementary school principals got the green light to give admissions priority to low-income students, English language learners or students in the child welfare system. 
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Parents Clash Over Rezoning in a Segregated Brooklyn School District

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Controversy continues over a proposed school rezoning in DUMBO, and it's raising sensitive issues surrounding race, class, and what exactly makes a school "good."

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Dumbo School Rezoning Talks Didn’t Include Us, Say Some Parents

Thursday, November 19, 2015

City efforts to include more voices in the plan to re-zone two elementary schools have left some Brooklyn parents feeling overlooked.
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