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Educators Debate Stark Decline in Test Scores

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

New York City educators took stock of their school test scores on Wednesday as news of the significant drop rippled across New York State's school districts. For many it was a milestone moment, marking a new way to assess students but one that reignited a familiar debate about the role of standardized testing in the classroom. 

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After the Lunar New Year, Schools in Chinatown May See More Students

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Principals of public schools in Chinatown say they see an influx of new students in the weeks and months after the Lunar New Year holiday, which took place last week and is the most important day in the traditional Chinese calendar. Not only do children disappear for days or weeks to return to their hometowns in China for the holiday, but many families also come back with additional children.

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District 2 Council Rejects Two Rezoning Plans

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

In a surprise move, a parent council representing much of Lower Manhattan and the Upper East Side unanimously rejected two city proposals to rezone public schools.

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Union Claims Nearly a Million Students Hit by Budget Cuts

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

City teachers are reporting more crowded classrooms, fewer textbooks and even a lack of furniture in a survey of union representatives across the five boroughs. The union released the results of an email survey to its representatives across the system, and said class sizes are more crowded than at any time since the 1970s.

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