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Yasmeen Khan

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School Was Open, But No One Went

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Just because schools were in session doesn’t mean the people could get there. Plenty of New York City schools on Wednesday muddled through staffing shortages and a student attendance rate of 47 percent -- the lowest this school year.

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Cuomo's Education Vision, In Dollars

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

In his budget address Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo highlighted education priorities for the next fiscal year, including universal pre-kindergarten, merit pay for teachers and amending the "flawed" implementation of the Common Core learning standards.

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Parents Say School Leader Listens, and it Feels Good

Friday, January 17, 2014

After a meeting with the new schools chancellor, parent leaders said they got a taste of what they were missing from the previous administration: being heard and understood.

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Principal's Personal Story Helps Immigrant Students Adjust

Friday, January 17, 2014

"Coming to a new setting is very, very hard," said the principal of Bronx International High School. "It was a struggle for me, and I see the same struggle for them." SchoolBook checks in with Joaquin Vega in our latest 'Principal's Office' interview.

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Chancellor Faces First Test Over Report on Conditions at Queens School

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Department of Education staffers will continue to monitor a Far Rockaway elementary school, after a New York Post report called out its principal's attendance and cited a lack of materials.

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Showtime: Application Season for Kindergarten Opens

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Application season may be an annual ritual but this year there's a big change: Families are being told to apply online rather than go to their local schools to submit the paperwork in person.

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Mayor Contends a City Tax for Pre-K Offers Stability

Monday, January 06, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio promoted his plan Monday to tax wealthy New York City residents as the most stable way to finance pre-kindergarten and after-school programs when compared with possible state funding.

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Elated Students Enjoy Snow Day

Friday, January 03, 2014

It didn't matter that temperatures were in the teens and wind gusts rolled in mightily. Bundled-up New Yorkers took the opportunity of a snow day to frolic in the white stuff.

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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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