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First Person: New Yorkers on Being 12

Thursday, March 12, 2015

WNYC
Twelve is an age when the world starts opening up. Hear these students sound off on topics like bullying, social media, discipline, dating and friendships. It's not easy being 12. 
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Farina Consolidates Power in School Superintendents

Thursday, January 22, 2015

WNYC
Principals were treated as C.E.O.'s of their schools by the previous administration but Chancellor Carmen Fariña wants their bosses, school superintendents, to have more of a say.
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Controversy 101: City Teachers Tackle the Garner Case

Thursday, December 04, 2014

They knew the conversations would be difficult and emotional, but many teachers felt compelled to make their classrooms a safe place to talk about the Eric Garner case.
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Teachers, Principals Looking For Big Changes in School Days

Friday, May 02, 2014

If approved by the union, the new teacher contract will require teachers to spend more time in professional development and meeting parents — a tradeoff some educators said makes sense, but others question.

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Teachers Sound Off on State English Tests

Monday, April 21, 2014

Some city educators object to the New York's recent English exams for grades 3-8, but that doesn't mean they're opposed to higher standards.

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STEM Makes Headlines in School Newspapers

Friday, April 05, 2013

WNYC

In our unscientific survey of school newspapers, we found students reporting on a huge range of issues, from robotics competitions to school health policies. Take a look at what the high school papers are saying.

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Summer Brings Pleasure of Learning Back to Some Teachers

Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer may look like a big vacation perk for teachers, but many educators spend July and August teaching summer classes. They also plan for the year ahead. And still others use the time to be students again.

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At East Side Community, a Stand Against Racial Profiling

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

SchoolBook holds its first teach-in Tuesday about "How to Bring Tough Conversations Into the Classroom." Meanwhile, East Side Community School on the Lower East Side figured out a way to handle an event that walked from the front page into many classrooms: the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida. Students organized a Hoodie Day, and as one wrote for the school newspaper, The East Sider, "It was especially important for us to bring this to the students’ attention because most of us at East Side look like Trayvon.''

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Is New Sex-Education Course Too Much or Just Enough?

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

In an article in The East Sider, her student newspaper, an 11th grader at East Side Community High School writes that the city's new mandatory sex education course, which began in January, “is nothing like the old one where it was all about abstinence and different sexually transmitted diseases.’’ She asks: Is it too much, or just enough?

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Principals, Show Us Your Office

Friday, April 20, 2012

During the spring break we posted photos submitted by several principals after WNYC had requested that principals send us pictures from their offices with some object of meaning. We're looking for more.

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Mark Federman: Catch Students Before They Fall

Monday, March 12, 2012

Many students at East Side Community High School on East 12th Street in Manhattan enter the 6-12 school performing below grade level. Yet somehow 90 percent of graduates go on to college. The principal, Mark Federman, said students get personal attention and respect: "We have kids who act like knuckleheads and we have moments where we have to be tough with them. But we’re looking for kids to do the right thing. We have a lot of faith that they can do the right thing."

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Hypothetically, What Would Your Ideal School System Look Like?

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was speaking hypothetically last week when he said his ideal school system, which he also said could never be attained, would have teachers of the highest quality (and highly paid), even if it meant fewer of them and class sizes double what they are now. What is your ideal school system, hypothetically speaking?

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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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