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How Principal Turnover Affects High School Graduation Rates

Monday, June 02, 2014

Does stability in school leadership lead to higher graduation rates? For students at New York City public high schools that may the case, according to a WNYC/SchoolBook analysis of city data.

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Chart: Manhattan Advantage in Public High School Admissions

Monday, March 10, 2014

You may or may not know that it's rare for students outside of Manhattan's School District 2 to get into one of the district's best high schools. We have a chart that shows you just how rare.

 

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Student Experiments Launch into Space. Outer Space.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Small tubes of powdered milk and mushroom spores sped into earth's orbit on Thursday as part of science experiments conducted by two groups of New York City students.

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Cub Reporters Take on Bears at D.O.E.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The city’s high school newspapers tackled some big topics this fall. From failed Regents grading to the city’s evaluation system, student reporters didn’t shy away from uncovering systematic failures that left them wondering if the adults were alright.

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Bronx High School of Science Principal to Retire

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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The principal of the Bronx High School of science plans to retire this year, but the Department of Education says her decision has nothing to do with the controversy over her leadership of the selective school.

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Most Eighth Graders Matched to a High School of Their Choice

Friday, March 15, 2013

The computer has spoken and high school matches are out: Of the more than 63,000 eighth graders who applied, 90 percent received a match to one of their choices.

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Debate of Single-Test Admissions Policy Divides on Access and Race

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In just a few days, New York City’s eighth graders will find out which high schools they got into. When it comes to the specialized high schools, chances are good that the students accepted will not reflect the overall student population. "It's the test prep that helps them get in," said a critic of the single-test admissions rule. "Not what they're learning in school."

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Judge Pushes Hazing Case to April

Friday, March 08, 2013

The lawyer for one of the three high school students facing harassment charges urged the media to give the teens and their families some privacy as the case makes its way through the system. “I appreciate the right of the public to know, but we’re really talking about minors,” he said. “It’ll be hard to ever restore these kids’ reputations.”

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Bronx Science Students Debate Hazing Charges

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

As the hazing scandal at Bronx Science continues to rattle the school, students told SchoolBook that they don't consider bullying a problem but they had heard of incidents among athletes. The school's athletic director and two track coaches were suspended Tuesday.

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Ten Schools Where Graduation Rates Don't Equal "College Ready"

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Now that the city is measuring how well high schools prepare their students for college, the data reveals some schools post high graduation rates but very low college readiness rates. SchoolBook charted the 10 schools with the biggest gaps and found the difference between a graduation rate and a college readiness rate could be larger than 70 percentage points. But officials insist that doesn't mean the schools aren't serving their students.

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Brooklyn Latin Students Say Diversity Improves School

Friday, October 12, 2012

A recent legal complaint charges that the city’s admissions policy to specialized high schools excludes black and Latino students, particularly at Stuyvesant and Bronx Science. What’s it like to attend the specialized high school with the highest percentage of black and Latino students? Students from Brooklyn Latin tell us.

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Admissions Test For Elite Schools Prompts Complaint

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Civil rights advocates say too few black and Latino students are getting into New York City's eight specialized high schools. Questioning the reliance on one standardized test as the sole requirement for admission to the schools, they filed a complaint with the federal government.

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9/11 Revives Early Memories for High Schoolers

Monday, September 10, 2012

Many New York City schools will take the opportunity to examine the 9/11 attacks in the classroom today. Most students were too young to fully remember the events of the day. But, as one Bronx Science student puts it, the event still "feels like something from the present rather than something from history."

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State Identifies Hundreds of Schools for Improvement, Under New System

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Now that New York State has a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law, it's identified over 700 schools that must plan improvements - but they will have more flexibility over their funds. A total of 354 of the schools are in New York City.

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Hundreds of Parents Sign Petition Critical of NEST+M Principal

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Discord between parents and the principal at the New Explorations Into Science, Technology and Math High School reached a discomfiting peak this week when more than 500 parents and faculty members signed an online petition that criticized the principal, Olga Livanis, as overly punitive in this year’s rating of several well-liked teachers, failing to share important budgetary information with parents, and setting the wrong tone at the school, which is on the Lower East Side.

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Bronx Borough President Calls for Changes in Elite High School Admissions

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

In response to the low number of Bronx students who have been admitted to the city's elite public high schools in recent years, Borough President Rubin Diaz Jr. has recommended a change in the admissions process to place more weight on grade-point averages and essays, and less on a standardized exam. City officials said they had no plans to move away from a test-based admissions policy.

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For 24 Schools Getting New Start, 24 New Names

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

How does the Bronx Middle School of Academic and Career Technology sound? Or the School of Opportunities at the August Martin Campus? Those are the new names given to two of the 24 public schools that are slated to be shut down at the end of the school year and reopened in September with the same students but shuffled staff and new identities. Incoming ninth graders will learn their school's new name on Thursday.

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Settlement of CityTime Scandal Will Pay for Teachers

Friday, May 04, 2012

The annual city budget tug-of-war has begun. While the City Council, which must approve the budget, is happy that the mayor will use $466 million from the CityTime scandal to hire 2,570 more teachers, forces are amassing to restore millions of city dollars that have provided after-school and child care services.

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A Final Decision for 24 City Schools

Friday, April 27, 2012

At a bit before midnight, more than three months after the idea was first proposed, the Panel for Educational Policy voted to reconstitute two dozen city schools by closing them, replacing most of their staff members and reopening them with new names. The vote was the end of a prolonged process, a day of drama and a very long, emotional night.

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With Panel Vote, Once-Venerable City Schools Will Close

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The names of two-dozen New York City public schools, some of them among the oldest educational institutions in the city, are likely to be erased on Thursday night when a city board votes on proposals to close the schools. Among them are Flushing High School, which lays claim to being the oldest public high school in New York City, and Richmond Hill High School, which is so overcrowded that its students have overflowed into trailers. But in a last-minute reprieve, Bushwick Community and Grover Cleveland high schools were spared.

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