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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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Student Provides Personal Take on Climate Change

Thursday, December 06, 2012

A student leader from Long Island City High School spoke to an international audience at a climate change conference in the aftermath of Sandy.

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City Provides $18 Million for 24 Schools it Wanted to Overhaul

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Two weeks before the start of the new school year, the city has freed up $18 million for 24 schools it had wanted to reshape before being blocked by a court. But the funding is just about half as much as the schools would have gotten under the original plan.

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Choosing a High School? Two More Chances to Learn About Admissions

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Department of Education this month is wrapping up a series of high school admission workshops. The last two this summer will focus on specialized high schools admissions: they will be held on Tuesday, July 24, at the Prospect Heights Campus in Brooklyn, and Thursday, July 26, at the Fiorello H. La Guardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan.

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Teachers Starting to Hear if They Are Part of Turnaround Plan

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thousands of teachers at 24 "turnaround" schools are learning whether they have been selected to come back in the fall, but hiring decisions are still subject to an arbitrator's decision later this week.

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For 24 Schools Getting New Start, 24 New Names

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

How does the Bronx Middle School of Academic and Career Technology sound? Or the School of Opportunities at the August Martin Campus? Those are the new names given to two of the 24 public schools that are slated to be shut down at the end of the school year and reopened in September with the same students but shuffled staff and new identities. Incoming ninth graders will learn their school's new name on Thursday.

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A Final Decision for 24 City Schools

Friday, April 27, 2012

At a bit before midnight, more than three months after the idea was first proposed, the Panel for Educational Policy voted to reconstitute two dozen city schools by closing them, replacing most of their staff members and reopening them with new names. The vote was the end of a prolonged process, a day of drama and a very long, emotional night.

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With Panel Vote, Once-Venerable City Schools Will Close

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The names of two-dozen New York City public schools, some of them among the oldest educational institutions in the city, are likely to be erased on Thursday night when a city board votes on proposals to close the schools. Among them are Flushing High School, which lays claim to being the oldest public high school in New York City, and Richmond Hill High School, which is so overcrowded that its students have overflowed into trailers. But in a last-minute reprieve, Bushwick Community and Grover Cleveland high schools were spared.

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High Schools Scramble to Use Credit Recovery Before Policy Ends

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

One of the creative accommodations that has developed in this era of data-driven education is about to come to an end, and some city high schools and their students are making a last-ditch effort to take advantage of it.

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A Score Card for Changing Schools

Friday, January 27, 2012

Some 62 low-performing public schools in the city have been designated to be closed or otherwise overhauled. Some will be phased out and gradually replaced by new schools, others will be shut at the end of this school year and reopened with a radical change in its staffing in the fall, and four will be left alone on their current improvement paths. Here is an explanation of which schools are affected, and how.

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Chasing Every Student, for Money

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

With money tight and budgets hinging on the number of pupils who attend school regularly, administrators like Mitchel Kubiak, an assistant principal at New Utrecht High in Brooklyn, use a variety of tactics to get every last student in a classroom seat.

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Student Rumors Triggered Long Island Cheating Investigation

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The SAT cheating scandal in Nassau County has grown to 20 arrests and half a dozen schools. Prosecutors said that it began with student rumors, which led school officials to examine inconsistencies in performance. Some people argue that it is not a criminal matter and that the College Board should have handled it administratively. What do you think?

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Officials Pledge Help for Queens High School

Friday, November 18, 2011

Help is on the way to Queens Metropolitan High School, where a scheduling problem has inconvenienced students. The problem was discussed at a quiet meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Also: a list of upcoming school events, including a Community Networking Fair at Francis Lewis High School in Queens.

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Scheduling Chaos at Another Queens High School

Thursday, November 17, 2011

In the news, a new Queens high school is in a state of confusion over scheduling, with students experiencing changes to their day as many as 10 times since the school year started, Gotham Schools reports. The principal of Queens Metropolitan High School said she had been working night and day to try to clear up the mess.

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Students and Teachers Are Furious Over High School Scheduling Mess

Friday, October 28, 2011

Administrators met with parents and teachers at Long Island City High School on Friday to try to address frustrations over a problem that left many students with entirely new schedules, two months into the school year.

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Schedule Chaos at Long Island City High School

Friday, October 28, 2011

Two months into the school year, and students at Long Island City High School are saying it is just like the first day of school again: all of their schedules have been changed, NY1 reports.

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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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Student Stabbed at Long Island City High School

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A 16-year-old student was stabbed by another student at Long Island City High School today, the Department of Education has confirmed. Four arrests were made.

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The High School Choice Process Has Begun

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

While in other parts of the country rising eighth graders focused on fun and relaxation during their summer months, in New York City these young people were gearing up for one of the most intense times of their young academic careers, the process of choosing a high school. The city held 15 information sessions this summer, and many of them were packed.

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