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Cub Reporters Take on Bears at D.O.E.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The city’s high school newspapers tackled some big topics this fall. From failed Regents grading to the city’s evaluation system, student reporters didn’t shy away from uncovering systematic failures that left them wondering if the adults were alright.

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Mayoral Candidates Support More Arts Funding for Schools

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Fourteen candidates for New York City mayor took turns fielding questions from WNYC hosts Leonard Lopate and Kurt Andersen on Tuesday night about how to support the arts during a tough fiscal climate.

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Audit Finds Flaws with High School Admissions

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Screened high schools sometimes take students who don't meet their tough admissions criteria, according to an audit by the City Comptroller which found flaws in the city's matching system.

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HS News Sites May Soon Publish Their Own Obits

Monday, May 06, 2013

WNYC

Student newspapers that publish online are losing their hosting site. The move has left some local journalism advisers at a loss.

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South Brooklyn HS Rivalry Takes the Mound

Monday, May 06, 2013

WNYC

Listen to a story that captures the sounds of spring, namely baseball, and the neighbors and brothers who compete on the field and "trash talk" between games.

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STEM Makes Headlines in School Newspapers

Friday, April 05, 2013

WNYC

In our unscientific survey of school newspapers, we found students reporting on a huge range of issues, from robotics competitions to school health policies. Take a look at what the high school papers are saying.

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Deadline Fast Approaching on Teacher Evaluation Deal

Thursday, November 29, 2012

With $300 million in state funds on the line, the January deadline for reaching a teacher evaluation agreement in New York City looms large. The United Federation of Teachers and education officials agreed to a framework long ago. Now it's down to the excruciating details of how to make it work.

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The Scoop From a Survey of School Papers

Monday, November 26, 2012

Despite the fractured fall semester, high school journalists have managed to publish at least one edition of their school papers. Here's a summary of the top news from the student members of the press.

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Pay to the Order of Public School X ...

Monday, March 19, 2012

Just how expensive is a public school education? SchoolBook and WNYC are turning to readers this week to get a better understanding of the fiscal state of New York City's public schools and how much and how often parents dig into their pockets for supplies, fund-raising auctions and uniforms. As they say in fund-raising speak, your contributions will make a major difference.

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Honors for Math and Science Teachers Who Make Students Think

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Seven New York City math and science teachers who try to make learning experiential and (gasp!) fun will receive Sloan Awards for Teaching Excellence in Science and Mathematics, an honor that seeks to recognize exceptionally dedicated and creative high school educators.

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At High School Fairs, Many Choices and a Few Worries

Monday, October 24, 2011

Middle school students in New York City had another opportunity over the weekend to look over the city's high schools, this time at borough high school fairs, to try to narrow down the choices for their application ballots. SchoolBook asked students (and parents and teachers) at the fair how the search had gone so far, and for advice to give to others.

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Crowding Persists, New Education Dept. Data Show

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

UPDATED | New York City public schools were, over all, slightly more crowded last year than the year before. But those overall figures are not really meaningful to the thousands of students who attend schools that are way over capacity. Here is a breakdown of the data by district; borough and school type, and the 100 schools that have the highest rates of utilization.

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