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Yasmeen Khan

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Merryl Tisch to Step Down From Board of Regents

Monday, October 26, 2015

Tisch, who oversaw the implementation of the Common Core learning standards and new tests in New York, will not seek re-election when her term ends in March. 
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Following President's Call, New York Touts Efforts to Reduce Overtesting

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Obama administration said states should eliminate unnecessary tests, and it called New York a leader in this charge. But critics of New York's tests would likely disagree.
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Union: Class Size Drops For First Time in Three Years

Monday, October 19, 2015

Though there's been some improvement, more than 180,000 students are still in overcrowded classes.
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City Boasts Gains on SAT Scores, AP Exams

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

New York City students are seeing an upward trend on college-prep exams while national scores decrease.
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City Will Hear From More Parents Before Rezoning Two Brooklyn Schools

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

In a rare move, education officials will hold off making an official proposal to rezone two elementary schools in order to have small-group discussions with parents.
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A New Student Poverty Measure Looks Beyond Schools

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

A report aims to expand what we think we know about student poverty, looking beyond the measure of who qualifies for free lunch to the community at large.
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City Refines Its Pitch to Rezone Two Brooklyn Elementary Schools

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Education officials pledged they would not rezone and run. Instead, they'll put together a task force to help implement a plan that blends two communities.
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A Tale of Two Schools and the Push to Integrate Them

Thursday, October 01, 2015

The Department of Education just released a new plan to rezone two schools near the Brooklyn waterfront. One is mostly white; the other mainly black and hispanic. How will this play out?

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History Repeats Itself in Brooklyn School Rezoning

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Some families are uneasy about a plan to be zoned to P.S. 307, citing school quality. But not too long ago a similar story played out at the school everyone's trying to get into: P.S. 8.
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A Rezoning Plan That Would Integrate Two Schools Draws Parents' Ire in Brooklyn

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A new rezoning plan may inadvertently integrate a school in Brooklyn. Yasmeen Khan, WNYC reporter, and Pamela Wheaton, managing editor for Inside Schools, discuss.

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City Schools Are Overcrowded, With No End in Sight

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

New York City is playing a constant game of catch-up with school overcrowding and right now it's losing.
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The Mysterious Math of Making Space in City Schools

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Critics have long argued that New York City overstates how many kids can — or should — be squeezed into a public school. And it's maddening.
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De Blasio Says to Tackle Inequities, School Kids Must Go Back to the Basics

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The mayor outlines a broad plan to raise the performance and offerings at all New York City schools, regardless of zip code.
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City Wants to Spend Millions to Make School Kids Tech Savvy

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio says within 10 years, all schools must offer computer science to students in elementary grades on up.
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Prayers for a Win in the Pope Lottery

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Theresa Argudo, a self-proclaimed workaholic, is taking a rare day off to see the pope when he comes to New York City. She just needs a ticket.

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Politics and Pre-K: What to Watch for This School Year

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

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It's back to school time in New York City. Here's our rundown of some of the lively debates and key issues sure to come up this year.
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Legionnaires' Strikes Some as Young as 30

Friday, August 07, 2015

Most fatalities from the recent outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease have been older adults with underlying medical issues. But those are not the only people getting sick.

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Legionnaires' Hits a Neighborhood Already in Poor Health

Thursday, August 06, 2015

The South Bronx is where poverty, asthma and lots of people mix together. But it's a vibrant place with a lot of pride.

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Tighter Monitoring of Cooling Towers Will Follow Disease Outbreak

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The cooling towers, now self-monitored by building owners, are associated with the largest outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York City.

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Bronx Residents Question Prevention Efforts of Legionnaires' Outbreak

Monday, August 03, 2015

Now Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is hinting at more oversight of cooling towers, where the harmful bacteria can live if not maintained properly.

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