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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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Teachers Befuddled by Evaluation Plans

Thursday, October 03, 2013

As New York City schools grapple with the requirements of a new evaluation system, school staff remain skeptical of the portion of the evaluation that holds teachers accountable for their students’ progress.

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Rockaway Students Create Post-Sandy Documentary

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sixth graders at the Scholars' Academy in the Rockaway's now have a permanent record of their experiences following Sandy: a documentary they produced with the help of professional teaching artists.

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Show Goes On Despite Sandy Damage

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WNYC

The drama program at Scholar's Academy is climbing back from Sandy's storm damage to put on a spring show in its renovated theater. Equipment and costumes still needed.

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Rockaway School Earns Praise for Sandy Response

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A principal's heartfelt account of the early response and relocation of his school after Sandy drew praise, especially from inside the school's community.

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The View From The Eye Of The Storm

Friday, November 09, 2012

The principal of Scholars' Academy in Rockaway Park, one of the schools relocated after Sandy, says he has witnessed countless acts of compassion and kindness since the storm devastated his community.

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Rockaways School Lands Across the Bay

Thursday, November 08, 2012

As of Thursday morning, the Education Department said all schools are open to students for the first time since Sandy hit the region. Many students expressed relief to be back, even though some are getting used to life in new buildings for the foreseeable future. Students from Scholars' Academy in the Rockaways settled in to a new home at P.S. 13 in East New York.

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Damaged Schools Prepare For New Homes

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Administrators tackled the daunting task of planning the relocation of their students from schools too damaged by Hurricane Sandy to open to schools in other parts of the city that are making space for the displaced children.

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A Program to Turn Around Troubled Students

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A nonprofit program, Turnaround for Children, is focusing on students' psychological and emotional well-being. In doing so, it "occupies a middle ground between the educators and politicians who believe schools should be more like community centers, and the education-reform movement, with its no-excuses mantra," The Times reports on Tuesday.

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A Homeless Child Struggles for Stability

Monday, November 14, 2011

In the news, a look into the lives of a homeless child enrolled in the city's schools: N-Dia Layne and her mother, Whitnee Layne, made a valiant attempt to keep N-Dia in the Brooklyn school she had attended for four years. But mother and daughter were transferred from their Brooklyn shelter to one in Manhattan, and the hour and 15 minute commute proved daunting.

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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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