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To Improve Comprehension, a School Tries Slowing Down

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A reading program developed by a New York University associate professor aims to help all students improve their comprehension and writing skills by forcing them to slow down. That's something kids don't often do as they're constantly bombarded with information, and typing out shortened text messages to each other.

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Teachers Tell Parents to See Test Scores as 'Snapshots'

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

After the release of statewide test results, schools are drilling down on their individual performance data. We sought teachers' views on how to put this year's results into context.

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A Swimming Opportunity for Second-Grade Students

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

About 10 percent of second-grade students in the city are learning to swim because of a program developed by Adrian Benepe, the city parks commissioner, who was convinced that many drownings of city residents could be avoided. And what's the best way to configure middle school for children between the ages of 10 and 13? Those are some of the stories in news on this Wednesday.

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How to Fit Exercise Into the School Day

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Some schools are not letting time and space restrictions stifle their efforts to prevent childhood obesity and promote healthy exercise habits in their students. Fernanda Santos writes about some special physical education programs at city schools, at a time when many schools are failing to achieve state mandates for exercise.

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Finding the Right School and the Good Principal

Monday, September 26, 2011

After a busy weekend of education goings-on, the week starts with a question: What makes a good principal? And there to answer Michael Winerip, a columnist for The Times, is Jacqui Getz, the principal of Public School 126 in Chinatown.

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