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Yasmeen Khan

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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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Glimmers of De Blasio's Education Agenda Emerge

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio repeated his campaign promise to expand early childhood education immediately after winning the mayor's race,  in his victory speech and in his transition team. He now has eight weeks to chart out his education vision, including naming a new schools chancellor.

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Diocese Sues Catholic HS Over Leasing Extra Space

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

In a rare move, the diocese of Brooklyn is suing one of its own Catholic high schools. The diocese said the school allegedly violated its contract by renting space inside its building to a charter school, a fierce competitor to Catholic schools citywide.

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City Sees Big Drop in Student Suspensions

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The number of students suspended from school dropped by more than 20 percent last year. But racial and other disparities remain.

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Co-Location Opponents Keep Fighting, PEP Keeps Approving

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

As his term comes to an end, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is on a new-school tear. He won approval to open another 15 schools and place others in existing school buildings at a meeting Wednesday of the Panel for Educational Policy. 

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Hullabaloo Over Sharing Space To Heat Up Once More

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

As another round of proposals to co-locate schools comes up for a vote, WNYC gets inside a school to find out what it means exactly for multiple schools to share a building.

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Report Highlights Overlap Between Stop and Frisk and Suspensions

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A new analysis from the New York Civil Liberties Union shows an overlap between students coming in contact with stop-and-frisk police tactics and school suspensions. 

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Sandy Minute-by-Minute: At 4 PM, Signs that a School is Back

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

One year ago, Sandy took its toll on thousands of New Yorkers -- and dozens of New York City school buildings. Scholars' Academy in Rockaway Beach has been slowly rebuilding after the storm flooded the building's first floor.

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From Brooklyn, Obama Touts Six-Year High School Model

Friday, October 25, 2013

President Obama came to Brooklyn to pressure Congress to act on the budget and celebrate the model of P-Tech, a six-year high school. He said Brooklyn was cool when he lived there but "not this cool."

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School Year's First Health Clinic Opens in the Bronx

Monday, October 21, 2013

A new school-based health clinic opened in the Bronx on Monday, the first of seven set to open this school year. Principals welcomed the clinic to their campus where many students suffer from asthma, diabetes and higher rates of overweight and obesity.

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Youth Reporters Use Multimedia Chops to Grab Next Mayor’s Attention

Monday, October 21, 2013

What happens when you give young people resources, mentoring and a deadline to tell a story? A marathon media festival finds out.

 

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City Acquires First Sandy-Damaged Home

Thursday, October 10, 2013

New York City has purchased its first storm-damaged house through a buy-back program to aid victims of Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday.

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Charter Schools Push for Continued Growth Under New Mayor

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

With a friend like Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the charter sector has greatly expanded over the last decade, from 17 charter schools when Bloomberg took office to 183 now. But future growth under a new mayor is uncertain — especially if that new mayor is Bill de Blasio.

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