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How do we fix our public schools? That’s the question facing New York,  and the nation, as U.S. graduation rates fall behind those of other developed countries. WNYC is exploring this in “The Big Fix,”a series in collaboration with GothamSchools.

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City Holds Meetings at 23 Schools That Could Close or Turnaround

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The city has begun holding meetings with parents at 23 low-performing schools that could be phased out.

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The Big Fix: Should a Struggling School Be Shut Down or Receive Funding From the Federal Goverment?

Monday, October 18, 2010

WNYC and GothamSchools are partnering on a series of stories that will explore three struggling New York City high schools working to serve their students better.

We want to hear from you: should struggling schools be shut down or receive funding from the federal government??

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Transforming Chelsea High School

Monday, October 18, 2010

How do we fix our public schools? That’s the question facing New York, and the nation, as U.S. graduation rates fall behind those of other developed countries. WNYC is exploring this in a series called The Big Fix. It’s a collaboration with the Web site GothamSchools.

One of the schools we’re looking at is Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School in Manhattan. Only half its students graduate on time. The school just received a federal grant worth almost a million dollars because the city believes it has the potential to change -- largely because of the progress it's made under its principal.

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Introducing The Big Fix: What Will it Take to Transform Three New York City High Schools?

Monday, October 18, 2010

More than 30 schools across the city are about to embark on an experiment to rapidly boost student performance. In a plan endorsed by President Barack Obama, the city will use millions of federal dollars to either resuscitate the schools, or shut them down and open new ones.

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Columbus High: The School Left Behind

Monday, October 18, 2010

Christopher Columbus High School sits on a quiet street in the Bronx that's actually a no man's land in the middle of a policy war.

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To Transform Itself, Brooklyn School Banks on New Leadership

Monday, October 18, 2010

For years, Brooklyn’s William E. Grady Career and Technical Education High School struggled to break free from its reputation as simply a trade school.

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