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Making the Most of a Bad Situation

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Science teacher Bill Lamonte chronicles the Millenium High School community coming together to plan its re-location to two different schools. More than the difficulties ahead, he said the resilience of his colleagues is worth noting, and applauding.

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Testing Absurdities, Reading Worries and Robo-Grading

Monday, April 23, 2012

English Language Arts exam week ended on Friday with the decision by state Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. to scrap the answers to an absurd question -- literally and otherwise -- about a pineapple and a hare that had stymied eighth grade test takers. That was just one development in a flood of news this weekend about testing and grading -- including Michael Winerip's column in The Times about new computer software that "robo-grades" essays.

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Investigator Finds Violations at Shuang Wen School

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A high-achieving school in Chinatown, which has been riven by charges of mismanagement and admissions violations, is cleared by the Special Commissioner of Investigation on charges of theft of funds. But the school's problems are not over.

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Parents Show Support for a Struggling School

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Parents and students held a rally on Tuesday outside a Manhattan elementary school in protest of budget cuts and a recent 'F' grade on the school’s annual progress report. Public School 137 is now on list of 20 struggling schools, which some parents see as a sign that the school will be phased out.

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Good, Improved and Failing: Our Lists Off the Progress Reports

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Part of what the annual school progress reports reveal are the schools that are subject to revamping or closing. But the reports can also show which schools are excelling, which are most improved, which are persistently failing, which exhibited the greatest student progress and which are inching up -- among many other measures. Here are some lists that SchoolBook has compiled based on schools' progress reports.

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