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School Investigation Sheds Light on Avonte's Disappearance

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Avonte Oquendo's classroom teacher knew the autistic boy's mother worried he might run away, but the teacher never shared that information.

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Family Fears Remains Belong to Missing Autistic Child

Friday, January 17, 2014

There may have been a break in the search for Avonte Oquendo, the autistic and mute boy who went missing this fall. The medical examiner worked to identify human remains found along the East River waterfront while the family's lawyer said the clothing found matched what the boy was wearing when he ran out of school in early October.

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Mother of Missing Child Calls Kelly's Remarks 'Heartless'

Friday, October 25, 2013

Three weeks after he disappeared, the family of Avonte Oquendo lashed out at the city's police commissioner for suggesting the boy could be dead.

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Claims of Security Problems at Missing Child's School

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Details are starting to come out about possible security lapses at Avonte Oquendo's school, as the third week since he disappeared closes without any signs of him. The autistic teenager ran from his school in broad daylight; hours passed before a full-scale search was launched.

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In Case of Missing Boy, Concerns that Shared School Space Was a Factor

Friday, October 11, 2013

How could a school created for special education students lose one of its own? Some special ed experts say the fact that most programs for special needs kids share space with other schools makes security a real challenge.

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Family of Missing Boy Claims School Was Negligent

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A lawyer for the family of the mute, 14-year-old boy with autism who has been missing since Friday, said a security guard may have allowed him to leave his school, and that the school didn't act quickly enough to find him.

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Back to School 2013 is One of Firsts, and Lasts

Monday, September 09, 2013

For New York City students it was a beginning. But for Mayor Michael Bloomberg it was his last chance to observe the start of the school year after almost 12 years running the nation's largest public school district.

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For Graduates of City's New Schools, Tradition Is What They Say It Is

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

For students, being part of a new school meant designing the student council, instituting annual traditions during the school year, deciding on school colors, school cheers and events. It also meant major preparations for the first graduation, with the added responsibility of setting the tone for younger classmates by coming up with specific ideas that could set their school's event apart from others. And of course there were a few pitfalls -- like, in the case of Pan American International High School, discovering that if you order the yearbook in May, it won't be there on time for graduation day.

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How to Run a High-Tech High School

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Apps for taking attendance and scheduling tutoring? That's what goes on at the Academy for Careers in Television and Film in Queens. Columbia journalism students looked at "life in an automated school" and also tracked some students as they participated in an internship program in film and television.

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State Is Investigating Pearson Foundation Trips

Thursday, December 22, 2011

In the news on Thursday, the state attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, is investigating whether the Pearson Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Pearson Education, acted improperly to influence New York State officials to obtain lucrative state contracts when it paid for trips and other perks.

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Mark Dunetz: Inefficiencies Distract From the Teaching Mission

Monday, September 19, 2011

Systems have improved, but questions like how many phone calls, e-mails, offices, paper and electronic forms are involved in getting a person who has been offered a job onto the payroll affect schools' ability to be fully effective, said Mark Dunetz, principal of Academy for Careers in Television and Film in Queens, in this week's Principal's Office.

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