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Here's the List of New Dual Language Programs

Thursday, January 15, 2015

New York City families who want their children to learn another language will have more public school options in the fall.
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Students Teach New-Tech Skills to Top Brass

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Middle schoolers were the veteran computer coders while the leader of the NYC school system and the mayor's wife were the students at a coding event. “It doesn’t matter if you fail,” a student reassured them. “Fall down seven [times], get up eight.”

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Mayor Highlights After-School Piece of Tax Plan

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Much of Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign for a tax increase has focused on his plan to expand access to pre-kindergarten. In shifting gears to talk about middle school students, he appears to be broadening his approach.

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New Chancellor Speaks in Broad Strokes, Few Specifics

Thursday, January 02, 2014

In her first day on the job, Chancellor Carmen Fariña spoke about improving middle schools but said she would have many more meetings, including with parents, before making specific proposals.

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Bronx Principal Describes Bumpy Shift to Common Core

Friday, April 19, 2013

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A middle school principal tells a panel on the new learning standards that in order for Common Core to succeed more money and support is needed, especially for low-income students, English language learners and students with disabilities.

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School Support Networks More Responsive Than Ever

Monday, October 22, 2012

The city's chief academic officer says school support networks have improved dramatically in the last few years while saving the city money. Ahead of this week's City Council hearing on the topic, he says the networks let principals choose their peer groups and give them one place to go for answers on a variety of topics.

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At a Bronx Middle School, a Day of Selling and Learning

Friday, May 11, 2012

Like hawkers at a street fair, the students of M.S. 223 in the Bronx worked the crowd at their annual business expo on Friday, trying to sell interest in the companies and products they created. The principal, Ramon Gonzalez, was thrilled with the students' enthusiasm: “They got a chance to sell their ideas, their products, to adults. It’s great.”

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New York Lags as Nation's Science Scores Rise

Friday, May 11, 2012

On a news-filled Friday: the latest science scores for the nation are improving; for New York students -- not so much. There's a chance that students will have two extra days off in June. The city's chief academic officer teaches a class focused on affirmative action. And an early illustration by the late children's book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak emerges in a high school yearbook in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

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Principal Named to Children's Aid Charter

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ife Lenard, the new principal of the Children’s Aid College and Prep, officially started her role in mid-March. Early worries about low application numbers have passed. She said the school has received more than 300 applications for 120 spots. Now she’s looking for staff.

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Larger Class Sizes Ahead, Walcott Warns

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

In his opening statement at a town hall-style meeting in the Bronx, Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott noted his department’s serious budget constraints, including a new round of cuts that will reduce school financing by millions of dollars.

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