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Middle School Grades Reflect High School Prep

Monday, October 01, 2012

Grades are out for the elementary and middle schools. Based on last school year's data, the results were relatively steady, with 86 percent of the schools not moving up or down by more than one letter grade compared to the year before. Still, 114 schools received C's for the third year in a row, a jump from five that fell into the same category last year. In the past, schools that earned three C's in a row were at greater risk for closure.

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Readers Ask: At Segregated Brooklyn School, Is It Race or Class?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hundreds of readers responded to a New York Times article on Sunday about a charter school in Brooklyn that is representative of the many de facto segregated public schools in New York City. They raised issues of class, condemned a climate that is hostile to achievement and questioned whether more black teachers at the school would resolve the problems.

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At Explore Charter School, a World and a System Divided

Monday, May 14, 2012

One large segment of New York City remains segregated, and that is in the city's schools. As the latest in a New York Times series, "A System Divided," illustrated on Sunday, black children are often taught in schools that are disproportionately black, by teachers who are likely to be white. The article takes a close-up look at one such school, the Explore Charter School in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, and is accompanied by a graphic presentation of the citywide issue.

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