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Almost Half of NYC Students Get Top Choice for High School

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The numbers are in. Most students matched with a top choice for high school but the dust is still settling as families of eighth graders contemplate the transition.

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Exploring Points Where Science Meets Life and Death Reality

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WNYC

"I have watched several people die in emergency rooms, and at times, I’ve wondered if the outcome could have been different if some slight detail had changed." Personal experience led this New York City student to build a computer program that has earned him a spot at the nation's top science competition underway this week in Phoenix, AZ.

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Schools Win Respect Awards

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Students at P.S. 380 in Brooklyn hosted this year's celebration of award-winning anti-bullying and tolerance programs in about two dozen schools around the city.

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Admissions Test For Elite Schools Prompts Complaint

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Civil rights advocates say too few black and Latino students are getting into New York City's eight specialized high schools. Questioning the reliance on one standardized test as the sole requirement for admission to the schools, they filed a complaint with the federal government.

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Firsthand Reports on First Day of School

Thursday, September 06, 2012

The SchoolBook team is in the field, sending dispatches from schools in all five boroughs, as the 2012-13 school year gets underway.

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A Garden? Chess? PTAs Face Choices About How to Spend Parent Money

Friday, June 15, 2012

As coffers swell -- or as schools in low-income communities try to figure out how to stretch their budgets -- PTA officers and other parents are prioritizing the use of parents' money, and it's not as easy as it might seem. “Sometimes, it’s hard to judge what’s the right thing to do,” said Sue Dietrich, the PTA treasurer for Staten Island Technical High School, one of the city’s nine selective high schools, which raises about $60,000 annually. “It’s hard to know what’s really necessary.”

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New Race to the Top Money Will Support Individualized Teaching

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The federal government will announce on Tuesday that $400 million will go to districts or clusters of districts that can show how they will focus resources on “students facing significant challenges, such as students with disabilities, English learners and students affected by impacts of poverty or family instability.”

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Snow Days in June? Check Your Local Listings

Monday, May 21, 2012

Note to public school parents: Adjust your calendars. Though the rains keep coming this spring, the winter was a mild one, and in many schools, two snow days that were never used are being given back to students at the end of June. But there's a catch: after having those two days off, students must come back to school for a half-day of classes, for one final counting of attendance.

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Now These Are Some Brainy Students

Monday, February 06, 2012

Fifty-five high school students from the five boroughs and Westchester County were quizzed on Saturday about their knowledge of the brain. When the New York City Brain Bee at Columbia University was done, Danling Chen, a junior at Staten Island Technical High School, pulled off a win by correctly naming the chemical energy source of cells. The answer: ATP.

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What Do Students Know About the Civil Rights Movement?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A new study finds that American students' knowledge of the civil rights movement is worsening. Also in the news, an SAT cheating scandal at a Long Island high school and honors for Staten Island Technical High School.

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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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