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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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Public School Parents Resent, and Worry About, Pervasive Fund-Raising

Monday, June 04, 2012

When SchoolBook asked parents to tell us how much they spend on their child's public school education, many wrote in to say they felt “nickeled and dimed.” One mother said she resented being asked to bridge the gap between the city’s “spartan budget” and her own wishes for her children. Others railed against the inequities so much reliance on parent money is causing in a system where so many students live at or below the poverty level. The latest in a series on the rising cost of public school.

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For a Closing School, Mock Trial Team Successes Are Bittersweet

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The mock trial team from Grace Dodge Career & Technical High School gave it their best, but they lost to Hunter College High School in a citywide competition. It was a disappointing loss, considering the school is scheduled for phase out, and neither students nor their coach know whether the mock trial team will continue as the school shrinks every year until closing.

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Middle School Chess Team Wins National High School Championship

Monday, April 16, 2012

The chess team at I.S. 318 Eugenio Maria de Hostos in Williamsburg, a perennial powerhouse that has won so many championships that its coach can’t remember the number, managed to top its already-impressive record on Sunday by winning another one -- the National High School Championships.

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Where Math Teachers Go to Get Energized

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Students can tell when a teacher is excited by what they're teaching. But sometimes, especially with only three months left in the year, excitement can be hard to come by. For some New York City math teachers, an after-school math class gives them the jolt they need to stay inspired.

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For Spelling Bee Champ, Life Is a Series of Boldface Words

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Alexis Tang, 11, who will be one of two students to represent New York City in the National Spelling Bee in June, has practiced her spelling everywhere she went: the dentist's office, even on the streets where signs displayed new words. Her efforts have paid off.

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Intel Competition Was 'Brutal' but Rewarding, 3rd-Place Winner Says

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Judges for the Intel Science Talent Search asked Mimi Yen hard questions and she didn't know the answers to any of them. But her smart thinking helped her win third place in the prestigious competition, breaking a seven-year drought since a New York City student placed in the Top 3.

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Hunter College High School Names One of Its Own as Principal

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Tony Fisher, 47, the acting principal, was named to permanently replace Eileen Coppola, who in 2010 became the third principal to resign in five years.

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Honors for Math and Science Teachers Who Make Students Think

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Seven New York City math and science teachers who try to make learning experiential and (gasp!) fun will receive Sloan Awards for Teaching Excellence in Science and Mathematics, an honor that seeks to recognize exceptionally dedicated and creative high school educators.

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