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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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Contraceptive Program Prompts Only Mild Resistance

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

See what some readers are saying about the city's pilot program that for the first time offers both hormonal birth control and the Plan B pill to high school students.

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Speaking of City School Graduations . . .

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A handful of New York City public schools have netted some famous keynote speakers for their graduation ceremonies, including Steve Madden, the shoe designer, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the Tony Award-winning musical “In the Heights,” the Department of Education announced Wednesday. Here's the list.

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Where Math Teachers Go to Get Energized

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Students can tell when a teacher is excited by what they're teaching. But sometimes, especially with only three months left in the year, excitement can be hard to come by. For some New York City math teachers, an after-school math class gives them the jolt they need to stay inspired.

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The Chancellor and the Marathon

Monday, November 07, 2011

Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott joined the 45,000 people running the New York City Marathon on Sunday. Mr. Walcott started training less than a year ago, when he decided to make running the marathon the goal for his 60th birthday.

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