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Delegates Recommend a Yes Vote for Teachers Contract

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Delegates from the United Federation of Teachers approved the proposed contract, sending it to their members for a final vote. But after going without a contract since 2009, some said they had to accept the deal even if the raises weren't as high as they would have liked.

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School Was Open, But No One Went

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Just because schools were in session doesn’t mean the people could get there. Plenty of New York City schools on Wednesday muddled through staffing shortages and a student attendance rate of 47 percent -- the lowest this school year.

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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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Schools Proceed with Teacher Eval Training Before Final Deal

Thursday, May 30, 2013

By June 1 there will be a new evaluation system for New York CIty teachers and principals. State Education Commissioner John King is stepping in to impose a plan since New York City and its unions failed to negotiate one. But even with no final plan in place, principals have been training for the new evaluation system all spring. Teacher training comes next.

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A New Co-Location Issue: Shelters and Schools

Thursday, November 08, 2012

While the use of school buildings as shelters makes sense in the short term they are not necessarily meant for the long-term sheltering of displaced people. Take a listen to the discussion about school facilities and emergency planning.

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Sharing School Space Starts Without Incident

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Three high schools opened Wednesday serving the dual purpose of educating its students and sheltering people displaced by the storm. A small sample of the Brooklyn Tech school community revealed little concern about sharing space with evacuees for now.

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Three Shelter Buildings to Remain Closed

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Three school buildings that served as hurricane shelters will remain closed on Wednesday while students will return to other schools that had provided shelter to hurricane evacuees the past week.

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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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Before Classes Begin, Students Must Enroll

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

In the days leading up to the start of school, many students are still figuring out where they're going to report for the first day of classes. They include students who are new to New York City - and to the country - or those who are transferring from another school. Administrators are scrambling to find seats and register them all.

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City Reverses Policy on Tutoring Limits

Monday, March 05, 2012

Some 3,500 New York City public school students will not lose free tutoring services this week, now that the city has reversed its decision to limit the services for financial reasons.

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Nine Schools Cited for Exam and Credit Irregularities

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The City Education Department has called for investigations into nine high schools for irregularities in the way the schools scored examinations or awarded credits, and has identified hundreds of students in the city who were allowed to graduate without meeting basic requirements.

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City Limits Free Tutoring to the Poorest Students

Friday, January 27, 2012

An increase in the number of students who qualify for free tutoring this year has led New York City to narrow its eligibility requirements, cutting off services to more than 3,500 students and offering them exclusively to those in the poorest households. Currently about 54,000 city students take part in federally funded tutoring because they attend schools that have failed for two years to make adequate progress under the No Child Left Behind law.

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N.Y.C.L.U. to City: Let Educators Handle School Discipline

Friday, October 07, 2011

Mayor Bloomberg’s new Young Men’s Initiative identifies problems afflicting too many young men of color: high suspension and arrest rates, and low graduation and employment rates. But in an opinion article, the New York Civil Liberties Union says the mayor's own policies of using the Police Department to police the schools may be adding to the problem, instead of helping.

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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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