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City and Union Collaborate on New Community Hubs

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The teachers' union and the Education Department are joining forces to provide more social and medical services to students and their families at six schools, which will serve as community hubs.

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New City Budget Restores Money for Day Care and After-School Programs

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The annual city budget dance has ended, and the City Council and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg have waltzed to a deal for $68.5 billion that includes no tax increases, no firehouse closings, no widespread layoffs of teachers or others — and, in fact, slight increases to some services for children and families.

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Council Mandates City Alerts on PCB Dangers

Monday, December 19, 2011

The City Council on Monday approved a new law that requires the Department of Education to give parents and school staff regular updates on the status of PCB light fixtures and the city's actions to replace them.

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Sara Stone and Allison Keil: Building Relationships

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Two former teachers who formed a charter elementary school in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, say they learned some lessons about what makes a strong school community, especially when they tried, unsuccessfully, to add a middle school last spring.

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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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