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Revised Results Show Rise in 'Gifted' Students

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The percentage of students who qualified for the city's gifted and talented programs increased this year, as did the number of students who scored in the 99th percentile. The Department of Education released new numbers following a scoring error by Pearson last month.

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School Bus Issues Dog Special Ed Community

Friday, April 26, 2013

Parents of students with special needs are still feeling burned by this year's bus strike, and by everyday issues related to school bus service. They got a chance Thursday night to raise questions on bus service and the rollout of special education reform to the schools chancellor.

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Struggling Students Tend to Apply to Weaker High Schools

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Rising ninth graders tend to group themselves by academic performance on their high school applications, according to a new study. The findings also suggest that many students prefer high school close to home.

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Teacher Scoring of English Exams Underway

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The scoring of the state tests began this week and continues next week, with a pause for the math tests Wednesday through Friday. The Department of Education said about 2,600 teachers will each score the English and math tests during the school day, with more teachers hired to score the exams after school and on weekends.

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Bronx Principal Describes Bumpy Shift to Common Core

Friday, April 19, 2013

WNYC

A middle school principal tells a panel on the new learning standards that in order for Common Core to succeed more money and support is needed, especially for low-income students, English language learners and students with disabilities.

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DOE Abandons Plan for Queens G&T Program

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

WNYC

Education officials are no longer pursuing a plan to change a middle school program for gifted and talented students at P.S. 122 in Queens. The reversal comes after District 30 parents of both G&T; and general education students fought the proposal.

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New Standards Raise Testing Stakes

Monday, April 15, 2013

WNYC

New York elementary and middle school students open their test booklets tomorrow for the debut of new, and harder, state tests. While some parents are boycotting them, the vast majority of students will sweat through the exams. We offer answers to some frequently asked questions and include sample questions here.

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Officials Advise Lowered Expectations on State Tests

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WNYC

Ahead of next week's state tests, education officials are warning that scores likely will drop. That's because the tests are aligned to more difficult learning standards and there's been limited time to prepare for them.

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City Hits Peak of More Than 1,800 Public Schools

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Bloomberg announced that 78 new schools will open in the fall, bringing the total number of schools in New York City to 1,821. Once the schools open, the mayor said there will be 126,000 more seats across the school system than when he took office in 2002.

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From Harlem to Maine: One High School Senior Finds Her Way

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Hear the story of Mariely Garcia, a high school senior who is leaving the city this fall to attend a small private college in Maine, all expenses paid.

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The Effort to Guide Low-Income, Top Students to Elite Colleges

Friday, March 29, 2013

Here's the good news: Nationally, there are more high-achieving students from low-income families than previously thought. The bad news is that they are not applying to selective colleges at the same rates as their more affluent peers.

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More Planning Needed for Special Ed Students Under Common Core

Friday, March 22, 2013

Parents and advocates pressed education officials on how they're anticipating the needs of special education students as instructional goals change. The answer often boiled down to the city schools needing time to adapt the new Common Core learning standards to fit all students in the system.

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Tweed to Absorb Much of Lost Aid

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said he's planning next year's budget without $250 million in state education aid, money the city lost when it failed to reach an agreement on teacher evaluations, despite a legal challenge to the loss of funds.

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Most Eighth Graders Matched to a High School of Their Choice

Friday, March 15, 2013

The computer has spoken and high school matches are out: Of the more than 63,000 eighth graders who applied, 90 percent received a match to one of their choices.

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Panel Approves School Closings

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Panel for Educational Policy heard from school communities who opposed the plan to shutter 24 schools. Many of the comments were directed at Mayor Bloomberg and his decade-long policy of closing failing schools.

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School Closings Face Final Hurdle

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Panel for Educational Policy is certain to approve proposals to close 22 more schools at its Monday night vote. And there's reason to believe more closures will come before the end of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's term.

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Two Schools Spared From Closure

Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Department of Education has revised the set of schools it intends to close. Both Lehman High School in the Bronx and P.S. 140 in Queens will stay open, with some changes.

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Pre-K, Aligned to Common Core, Still Pretty Fun

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Families have until April 5 to apply for public pre-kindergarten programs in New York City. Schools chancellor Dennis Walcott visited a Brooklyn program Tuesday, noting the importance of "high-quality learning" as well as the 4,000 additional full-day pre-k seats in parts of the city.

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Queens Families Dismayed Over Local G&T Overhaul

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The Department of Education said it must restructure a popular middle school program for gifted students in Queens, in order to make room for more general education students down the road. The decision has infuriated many parents of both general education and G&T; students, who say that the D.O.E. ignored their wishes and made changes to a program that no one asked for.

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Calling All Five Year Olds for Kindergarten

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Education Department is collecting thousands of kindergarten applications ahead of the March 1 deadline. There may be an uptick in the number of families applying this year because all five-year-old New Yorkers are now required to attend school.

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