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Yasmeen Khan

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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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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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