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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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City Defends School Measures, With or Without Letter Grades

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

More than 60 percent of the city's public schools received A's or B's on their annual progress reports, the last batch to be released by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. City officials defended the annual data as the incoming mayor said he would scrap at least the letter grade portion of the progress reports. 

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At a Bronx School Where They Are Welcome, Parents Turn Out

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott wants parents to get more involved in their children’s education. Parent-teacher night at one elementary school in the Bronx displays a winning formula for engaging parents: keep them in the loop, give the parent coordinator lots of responsibility and make the parents come to the conferences to see their children's report cards.

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