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Feds Award Five City Schools Blue Ribbons

Friday, September 07, 2012

Five New York City public schools were awarded Blue Ribbons of excellence by the U.S. Department of Education for high performance.

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At the Horace Mann School, Tales of Power and Abuse

Friday, June 08, 2012

The New York Times Magazine article about the Horace Mann School has drawn hundreds of comments from readers moved by its description of sexual abuse that took place there during the '70s and '80s. It has also drawn a letter of response from the school.

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In Last-Minute Reprieve, 2 Failing Schools Are Spared

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

After three exhaustive weeks of public hearings and protests, the Department of Education has reversed course on two of the 25 schools it had proposed to close or shrink. Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Harlem, will retain its middle grades. Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy VII in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, will be spared from closing. The vote on the closings is Thursday.

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Protesters Give Education Department an F for Failure

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

UPDATED: Holding up an oversize report card on the steps of the Tweed Courthouse on Chambers Street, parents and elected officials gave an F to the city's Department of Education in a protest to prevent the closing of several schools.

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High Teacher Turnover at a Success Network School

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The departure of a popular principal, moves to other schools or districts and unhappiness over what some teachers saw as rigidity in the Success Academy approach has led to an unusually high turnover of teachers at Harlem Success Academy 3.

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A Push to Replicate Successful Independent Charter Schools

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Throughout the fall, and for two days a week, a select group of leaders of successful independent charter schools will attend workshops in which they will learn how to write business plans, create management structures, and assess whether they are ready to open another school.

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Good, Improved and Failing: Our Lists Off the Progress Reports

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Part of what the annual school progress reports reveal are the schools that are subject to revamping or closing. But the reports can also show which schools are excelling, which are most improved, which are persistently failing, which exhibited the greatest student progress and which are inching up -- among many other measures. Here are some lists that SchoolBook has compiled based on schools' progress reports.

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