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Students Take the Floor in Q&A with School Leaders

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

NYC students representing a wide range of high schools voiced their questions and concerns about the school system straight to people in charge at a WNYC/SchoolBook live event. 

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You Can Exhale Now. Maybe. High School Acceptances Out This Week

Monday, March 10, 2014

If past is prologue, about three quarters of students applying to public high schools will be accepted to one of their top three choices. But could that number be even higher if applicants spread out their choices? 

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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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Eighth Graders Scramble to Rank High Schools Ahead of Deadline

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Applying to high school in New York City is a major undertaking that requires research and taking stock of one's priorities. "It’s way better than going to a zoned school," a student told SchoolBook. "But it’s also a lot harder." Applications are due Dec. 2. 

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Youth Reporters Use Multimedia Chops to Grab Next Mayor’s Attention

Monday, October 21, 2013

What happens when you give young people resources, mentoring and a deadline to tell a story? A marathon media festival finds out.

 

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Teachers Union Claims Overcrowding Is at 14-Year High

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Over-crowding in New York City public school classrooms for first, second and third graders is at a 14-year high according to The United Federation of Teachers. The union also claims 6,313 classrooms are over capacity for all grades city-wide, which is 200 more than last year.

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STEM Makes Headlines in School Newspapers

Friday, April 05, 2013

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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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Track and Field Athletes Compete for Citywide Title

Sunday, February 24, 2013

New York City schools have two new reigning indoor track and field champions: The girls' team from Benjamin Cardozo High School in Queens, and the boys' team from the Thomas Jefferson Educational Campus in Brooklyn. Athletes competed for their individual bests as well, along with a chance to move on to the state championship this weekend.

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A.P. Courses Kill the Fun of Learning

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A student argues that the expansion of A.P. classes, and the pressure to take as many as possible, rewards a test-obsessed approach to education and keeps students from taking more intellectually stimulating classes.

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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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Student Leaders Offer Presidential Candidates Words of Wisdom

Monday, November 05, 2012

Campaigning. Compromising. Figuring out how to represent the people. Student leaders talk about what it means to be a part of student government at their schools, including one overarching rule that could serve the nation's politicians: Don't make any promises you can't keep.

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Union: Special Ed Reforms Worsen Overcrowding

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

According to the annual survey of class size conducted by the teachers' union, there were 670 schools with overcrowded general education classes in the city in the first weeks of school, up from 660 last year. The number of overcrowded special education classes more than doubled.

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For Cardozo Students, a Broad Menu of Lunchtime Possibilities

Monday, May 07, 2012

In elementary and middle school, lunch is guaranteed and programmed into every student’s schedule. In high school, because of scheduling conflicts, or other reasons, not every student has a lunch period during the school day. A student describes how this works at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Queens.

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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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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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At Crowded High Schools, Students Learn to Cope. And Some Even Like It.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Students at Herbert H. Lehman High School in the Bronx and at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Queens, both overcrowded schools, said they had to get to class early to make sure they found a seat; hallways were so packed that it was sometimes difficult to get to class on time; and physical education classes could be large. In interviews outside of their schools on Thursday, here is what the students said life was like in their schools — both the good and the bad.

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