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Public School Parents Largely True Believers in Vaccination

Monday, April 06, 2015

In New York State, you must make a religious declaration to exempt your child from legally-required vaccines. In the city, WNYC found relatively few public school parents seek waivers.

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Students Thrilled About End to Cell Phone Ban? Not Necessarily.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

For the New York City students who admit to little self control, allowing cell phones in high school spells trouble. They'd rather not have daytime access to their tempting screens.
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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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Standout Grads Honored for Resilience

Monday, June 24, 2013

Nearly 200 high school grads received special recognition Monday night for overcoming exceptional adversity while completing high school, with plans to go to college. As one award recipient said: "If you’re struggling, be an active struggler; do everything you can to improve your situation."

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Most Eighth Graders Matched to a High School of Their Choice

Friday, March 15, 2013

The computer has spoken and high school matches are out: Of the more than 63,000 eighth graders who applied, 90 percent received a match to one of their choices.

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Judge Blocks State from Withholding School Aid

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A judge blocked the state from taking away $250 million in education aid from New York City after the mayor and the United Federation of Teachers failed to agree on a new teacher evaluation system by last month's deadline.

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Probing Questions Inspire Award-Winning Teacher

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Naoual Eljastimi is the kind of chemistry teacher who assigns homework every day and yet receives impromptu hugs from students at Leon M. Goldstein High School. She is one of seven city teachers to receive this year's Sloan Awards for Excellence in Science and Math.

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ICYMI: Teens Confront Challenges in Digital Age

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

This video of a town hall meeting for city high school students is a must-see for anyone wondering what happens in teens' digital lives. You'll learn the difference between drama and bullying, and hear how teens think adults should guide younger kids on Facebook use.

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High School Application Season Kicks Into Gear

Friday, September 28, 2012

The city's high school fair takes place this weekend, one of several early steps in the application process.

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Choosing a High School? Two More Chances to Learn About Admissions

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Department of Education this month is wrapping up a series of high school admission workshops. The last two this summer will focus on specialized high schools admissions: they will be held on Tuesday, July 24, at the Prospect Heights Campus in Brooklyn, and Thursday, July 26, at the Fiorello H. La Guardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan.

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Three City Students Win Big With Science — and a Fourth With Luck

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Three students at city public schools won a hefty prize from the American Museum of Natural History last week: college scholarships worth $30,000. While impressive, the prize was not quite up to the winnings of Robert Salo, a James Madison High School senior who on Tuesday won the New York Lottery’s “Win $1,000 a Week for Life” game.

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The Art of Slipping in Some Learning

Friday, April 06, 2012

In Eric Azcuy's art class at the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science in the South Bronx, art projects are used to reinforce what the students are learning in other classes. Students at the 6-12 school have worked on projects that include painting a giant periodic table of the elements, creating a mural based on "The Great Gatsby" and redesigning the Cup Noodles container.

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High School Admissions: 'When I Opened My Envelope, I Was Shaking'

Thursday, March 01, 2012

More than 77,000 eighth graders learned over the last two days where they will be going to high school in the quintessentially New York process of matching students to schools. One student who got into her first choice, Pace High School, said "I'm still shaking from happiness.''

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Students Begin to Hear About Their High School Choices

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Education officials announced the results for the first round of high school matches Wednesday. With just over 77,000 eighth graders applying, 84 percent of students will be able to attend one of their top five choices. But 10 percent of students did not match at all.

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Gingrich's Plan to Turn Students Into City School Cleaners? Only in the Movies

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich took a potshot at an unusual target in the most recent Republican debate. He lambasted New York City school cleaners for getting paid too much, using them as exhibit A of unions inflating salaries and harming the nation's economy. Here's a check of his facts, and reaction from the union, a high school custodian and students.

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Schedule Chaos at Long Island City High School

Friday, October 28, 2011

Two months into the school year, and students at Long Island City High School are saying it is just like the first day of school again: all of their schedules have been changed, NY1 reports.

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At High School Fairs, Many Choices and a Few Worries

Monday, October 24, 2011

Middle school students in New York City had another opportunity over the weekend to look over the city's high schools, this time at borough high school fairs, to try to narrow down the choices for their application ballots. SchoolBook asked students (and parents and teachers) at the fair how the search had gone so far, and for advice to give to others.

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At 14 Schools, the Vending Machine's Crunch Comes From Carrots

Monday, October 03, 2011

In the two years since outlawing most bake sales, New York City’s Education Department has purged vending machines in its school buildings of the worst junk food and, in a pilot program, stocked 14 of them with real fruits and vegetables.

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Voices From the High School Fair

Monday, September 26, 2011

The lines were long to get into the high school fair at Brooklyn Technical High School this weekend, but the hopes were high. Students talked about their interests, while parents lamented the passing of the years.

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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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