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New York Regents Approve Career-Focused Diploma Requirements

Monday, October 20, 2014

New York high schoolers will be able to swap out a history test required for graduation for an exam of their choice, in subjects such as information technology or culinary arts.
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On Teachers in Limbo, Contract Satisfies Few

Friday, May 30, 2014

There are more than one thousand New York City teachers rotating weekly to different schools because they don't have a permanent position. The union contract takes a crack at a solution. 

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De Blasio Wants NYC Grads to Fill Local Tech Jobs

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mayor de Blasio said more native New Yorkers should be tapping into the city's high-tech industry so he's looking to create a two-year STEM associates program at the City University of New York to help them.

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Principals Debate Utility of School Grades

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Principals across the city said they were eager to see how a new mayor would approach grading schools and supporting those that are struggling.

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The Day I Introduced Barack Obama

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Imagine being a high school junior who is told he will introduce the president of the United States. Radcliffe Saddler tells us what it was like to give the speech of a lifetime. 

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From Brooklyn, Obama Touts Six-Year High School Model

Friday, October 25, 2013

President Obama came to Brooklyn to pressure Congress to act on the budget and celebrate the model of P-Tech, a six-year high school. He said Brooklyn was cool when he lived there but "not this cool."

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City Unveils Plans for More Six-Year High Schools

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The 2013-2014 school year has yet to begin but the city's Department of Education is proposing three new early college high schools for the following year that will expand its effort to allow students to get a college-level associates degree while in high school.

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Challenging School Year Comes to a Close

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

By midday Wednesday the school year officially will be out for summer. And, while educators say each year has its highs and lows, many concede the 2012-2013 year was especially packed with challenges.

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Six-Year High School Model is a Game Changer

Monday, March 11, 2013

The principal of P-TECH said the challenge of getting his students ready for college-level courses inspired strategies that could be applied to other schools looking to ramp up math instruction.

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Principals: Test Scores Should Play Small Part in Teacher Evaluations

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

ICYMI: Three principals joined WNYC's Brian Lehrer for a wide-ranging conversation about how they managed their schools and how big changes like Common Core and teacher evaluations affected them. Take a listen and share your thoughts.

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Reinventing High School Requires Partners

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

An advocate for expanded learning time says redesigning high school, as President Obama called for in his State of the Union speech, relies on strong outside partners.

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Obama's Shout Out to P-Tech Highlights Associate Degree Model

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The founding principal of P-TECH in Brooklyn said he is grateful President Obama mentioned the school in his State of the Union speech, and hopes it will prompt the creation of more early college high schools.

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My Check List For Bloomberg's Last Year in Office

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

A Brooklyn high school principal calls for the mayor to help struggling schools by using new data points in 2013.

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Duncan Emphasizes Teacher Quality Over Class Sizes

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

During the final presidential debate on Monday, President Obama gave a sliver of air time to the idea of class size. And on a visit to Brooklyn on Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan agreed that classes would be smaller "in an ideal world," but reiterated the administration's stance that having a good teacher matters more than how many students are in the classroom.

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Rashid F. Davis: 'No Such Thing as Too Hard'

Monday, May 21, 2012

Rashid F. Davis is principal of Pathways in Technology Early College High School, a new school that opened in Brooklyn with a unique six-year plan that offers students a high school diploma, as well as an associate's degree, upon graduation. "Every single day it’s a new fight," he says. "Every single day that they walk out of this building they’re tempted, and unfortunately there are many bad temptations for students. And so we push as hard as we do to counter those negative temptations."

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To Encourage Good Habits, Test Early and Often in High School

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

While some parents and educators are saying schools tests too much, one principal wants to test his students more, namely he wants his 9th graders to take the Regents tests. Practice, he believes, makes perfect.

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Success in College Can Start on the Ballfield

Friday, March 02, 2012

The parade for the Giants' Super Bowl victory, which attracted many school-age children, brings to mind the importance of sports in shaping college-ready minds, says one principal.

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Hollege? Holleer? What Matters Are Mentors

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The principal of a new high school in Brooklyn writes: 'Call it a holleer or a hollege -- or something else. In the end, it's not what it is named, but what it does to help students make the transition to career or college, with mentors to help along the way.'

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Teachers Trade Ideas on Keeping M.L.K. Fresh

Monday, January 16, 2012

For teachers, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday comes with some heavy challenges. How do you make an annual lesson plan fresh each year, especially one loaded with issues of race and class? Six teachers from different types of schools in New York City discuss how they make the civil rights leader and his legacy meaningful to students today.

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Bloomberg Unveils Ambitious Proposals for Schools

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's State of the City address includes proposals to attract, reward and evaluate teachers; open 100 new schools, including 50 charters; increase partnerships and efforts to connect students to college and careers; and help students obtain financial aid.

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