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Sandy Shutters Schools For Third Day In a Row

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Public schools - and most private ones too - remain closed Wednesday as New York City cleans up from the flooding and storm damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy.

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Romney's Education Plan Calls for More School Choices

Thursday, May 24, 2012

In all the months of Republican primaries and early campaigning, the topic of education rarely emerged. That changed on Wednesday when the presumed Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, announced his new education agenda.

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Snow Days in June? Check Your Local Listings

Monday, May 21, 2012

Note to public school parents: Adjust your calendars. Though the rains keep coming this spring, the winter was a mild one, and in many schools, two snow days that were never used are being given back to students at the end of June. But there's a catch: after having those two days off, students must come back to school for a half-day of classes, for one final counting of attendance.

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Chronically Absent Students Missed by School Reporting

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A study finds that as many as 15 percent of students miss at least one school day in 10, doing harm to their academic progress, but they go largely undetected because of the way schools measure attendance.

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How to Use Blocks to Teach

Sunday, December 04, 2011

With building blocks making a comeback, an educator provides some tips for using blocks in the classroom to deepen the understanding of concepts and topics, and provide a time for children to explore, make choices and work with their hands. It all starts with a school trip and ends with "pick up."

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New Head of Nightingale-Bamford Is a Mister

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Behind every top girls' school is ... a man? In a move sure to prompt discussion, Nightingale-Bamford, one of the city’s top all-girls’ private schools, named Paul Burke, the current head of the upper school, to be its seventh leader.

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