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NYC Families Get Word of Eligibility for Gifted Classes

Monday, April 06, 2015

Education officials on Monday sent out emails and letters to parents telling them whether their child qualified for a gifted and talented class. 
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NYC Teachers Sharpen Digital Tools for the Classroom

Monday, July 21, 2014

It may be vacation season but hundreds of New York City teachers are spending their summer days brushing up on the latest technology tools for the classroom.

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Offers for Gifted and Talented Programs Increase, Disparities Persist

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A higher number of students received offers for a seat in a gifted and talented program but the total number of students was smaller than last year. Families have until June 6 to grab one of the coveted seats.

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Opinion: Five Ways to Improve Gifted Programs in NYC Schools

Friday, April 11, 2014

The program for super bright kids has a few dumb problems, like having just a fraction of seats available (300) for all the incoming kindergarten students deemed "gifted" (1,908). Two veteran parents offer ideas to make G&T smarter.

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Vote on Queens G&T Program Divides Parents

Friday, June 21, 2013

During the final meeting of the school year for the Panel for Education Policy, members voted to approve a new citywide Gifted and Talented school in two separate locations in Queens, but the transition phase will take longer than many parents wanted.

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PTAs Rally to Assist Sandy Relief Efforts

Monday, November 05, 2012

The well-oiled volunteer network of parents involved in their local PTAs sprung into action after Sandy to put their fund-raising and outreach expertise to good use, often miles beyond the boundaries of their local schools.

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Walcott: Don't Penalize Parents Who Raise Money for Their Schools

Friday, June 22, 2012

In an interview in April to mark his first anniversary as chancellor, Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott said the Fund for Public Schools can be an equalizer when it comes to disparities in parent fund-raising. Meanwhile, he said, one thing he is not going to do is discourage parents from raising money for their children's schools.

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Looking for a Job? Chances Are, the PTA Is Hiring

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

There is no centralized accounting of how many New Yorkers owe their livelihood to public school PTAs. But parent association Web sites -- which often include lists of the activities parent dollars are now responsible for -- suggest that if you are an actress with an appetite for history, an entrepreneurial bongo drummer, a yoga instructor O.K. with teaching downward dog to 6-year-olds, even a skateboard champion looking to earn some extra cash, currying favor with the city’s better-off PTAs is just good business.

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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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Parents Dig Deeper to Relieve Tight Public School Budgets

Thursday, May 31, 2012

After five years of cuts to public school budgets, parents say they are being pressed for more supplies, support and dollars than ever, and many are spending hundreds of dollars, and in some cases, thousands, a year on school-related items. This is the first in a series of posts planned by SchoolBook on the rising cost of public school, originating with our readers' responses.

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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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