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Bringing Baltimore to the Classroom

Saturday, May 02, 2015

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The riots and protests in Baltimore may seem far away from the classrooms in New York City, but some teachers have made a point of incorporating them into their lessons.
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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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Will the Common Core Widen the Digital Divide?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A teacher who trains other teachers on using new media in the classroom says he's concerned the confluence of the Common Core learning standards and a new system for evaluating teachers will widen the digital divide, in effect guaranteeing rudimentary use of new media to drill students on upcoming tests.

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City Holds First-Ever Tech Summit for Educators

Thursday, August 01, 2013

In a large school system where the technology spectrum varies widely — for example, some teachers may be hesitant to embrace new gadgets while other classrooms have iPads for every student — the city is trying to bring together on-the-ground experiences and new ideas for using mobile devices and interactive technology that help students learn.

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City: Grad Rates Show More Students Staying in School

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New York City's Chief Academic Officer Shael Polakow-Suransky talks with WNYC about the trends in the high school graduation rates, and how increased standards will affect graduation numbers going forward. Listen to the full interview here.

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Teachers Juggle Breaking News with Lesson Plans

Monday, April 22, 2013

One teacher used the Boston Marathon bombing to teach her students about Chechnya. Another helped students process what happened in terms they could understand. “I told them that we can’t let bullies rule us whether they’re terrorists or in the school,” he said.

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Audit Cites Faulty Tracking of Bullying Complaints

Friday, March 01, 2013

The D.O.E. needs to upgrade its online system for tracking complaints of bullying, according to a city comptroller's audit, so people aren't logging them by hand anymore. A education official told SchoolBook the city has modified and improved its reporting system this year.

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Probing Questions Inspire Award-Winning Teacher

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Naoual Eljastimi is the kind of chemistry teacher who assigns homework every day and yet receives impromptu hugs from students at Leon M. Goldstein High School. She is one of seven city teachers to receive this year's Sloan Awards for Excellence in Science and Math.

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Hope for a Bergtraum Comeback Is Far Away, in Student Homes

Friday, March 16, 2012

A teacher and union leader at Murry Bergtraum High School says breaking down community schools and replacing them with small boutique schools has left Bergtraum with too many students who are there by default. "The results were a changed academic and social demographic," he writes -- and the school's consequential designation by a tabloid as "Worst High School in NY." But he has a proposal to turn things around.

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Union Leader at Murry Bergtraum Asks Teachers: Tell Us How You Really Feel

Friday, January 20, 2012

Responding to an informal survey conducted by a teacher who is the union chapter leader, about half the staff members at a Lower Manhattan high school indicated concerns about school safety and the integrity of the school's academics.

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A Museum Program To Train Public School Science Teachers

Monday, January 02, 2012

The American Museum of Natural History plans to put its galleries and laboratories on offer to master's students in a new training program in earth science education. The Master of Arts in Teaching program is meant to address a shortage of qualified earth science teachers in high-need public schools in New York.

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A Season Dedicated to the Memory of a Fallen Teammate

Friday, December 09, 2011

While pursuing their 14th straight New York City basketball championship, the girls on the team from Murry Bergtraum High School must deal with the killing in September of Tayshana Murphy, a star teammate.

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At 14 Schools, the Vending Machine's Crunch Comes From Carrots

Monday, October 03, 2011

In the two years since outlawing most bake sales, New York City’s Education Department has purged vending machines in its school buildings of the worst junk food and, in a pilot program, stocked 14 of them with real fruits and vegetables.

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Arrest Made, Two Suspects Sought in Student Shooting

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The police department today made an arrest and named two more suspects in the shooting death of Tayshana Murphy, a senior and star basketball player at Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers.

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State Ed Officials Turn to Cuomo for Test Security Money

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Now that the Board of Regents has started to act to improve test security, the state education commissioner, John B. King Jr., said he will ask Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to come up with money to spare local districts from having to pay for them.

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Tears and Remembrances for Murdered Bergtraum Senior

Monday, September 12, 2011

Students and staff gathered Monday morning for an assembly to honor Tayshana Murphy, a woman's basketball player who was shot dead early Sunday in a stairwell of her Bronx project. Many students did not know about her death until they arrived at school.

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Silent Protest of Uniforms: Hoodies and Stretch Pants

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Last year, they protested over bathroom access. This year, students at Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers were upset about a new dress code, but a planned protest never materialized. Instead, those without uniforms were sent to the auditorium.

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