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The Battle for First Period: Students, Teachers and Teen Biorhythms

Thursday, April 03, 2014

High school students crave sleep, but many just don't get enough of it. One Queens principal is tweaking homework schedules and school start times to help kids catch up on rest.

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In Era of High School Choice, One District Retains Elite Status

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a champion of school choice, opening hundreds of new schools throughout the city. But some of the most desirable high schools remain reserved for students in just one school district: District Two which includes the Upper East Side and lower Manhattan.

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The Heart of the Matter: Why I Left the High School Classroom

Monday, July 08, 2013

A dedicated New York City teacher collected stories of artists who ditched their day jobs to pursue their calling. And then one day she did the same thing herself. She explains why she chose a path that takes her out of the classroom.

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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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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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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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Townsend Harris Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Award

Friday, March 02, 2012

Rafal Olechowski, an English teacher who loves to teach 19th-century romantic poets, was surprised to learn during a school assembly that he had won a prestigious prize for his teaching.

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For Student Journalists, Challenges in Putting Out the School Newspaper

Friday, November 04, 2011

Only about half of the city's public high schools have student newspapers, largely because budgets are tight; many new high schools that have not started one yet, and often they are not a priority. But many of those that exist suffer from censorship, their advisers and students say, or at least feel pressure to paint the school in a positive light.

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Voices From the High School Fair

Monday, September 26, 2011

The lines were long to get into the high school fair at Brooklyn Technical High School this weekend, but the hopes were high. Students talked about their interests, while parents lamented the passing of the years.

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