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New Schools Squad Will Try to Broker Peace

Thursday, March 20, 2014

What do you do when numerous schools share the same building? 

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20 School Buildings That Sent Most Children to ERs

Monday, September 16, 2013

WNYC looked at thousands of calls made from public schools between 2005 and 2010 for what 911 dispatchers call "emotionally disturbed persons." This data was obtained by Legal Services of New York. At the 20 buildings with the most calls, it appears 16 of them house District 75 schools, which are special education schools for kids with the most serious needs, those having autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, physical impairments or numerous other needs.

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After 12 Years of Bloomberg, Data Reigns in the Schools

Thursday, July 11, 2013

It’s no surprise that a mayor who built his fortune developing a computer system that gave the financial industry access to immense amounts of data would apply a technocratic approach to government. But Michael Bloomberg’s belief in data changed the entire conversation about public education in New York City by focusing on tests like never before.

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Last Students at Phase-Out School Face Limited Choices

Thursday, May 30, 2013

One of Mayor Bloomberg’s signature policies in education was to replace large, low-performing high schools with small new schools. The schools slated to close usually phase out over time, leaving their students with a shrinking menu of course offerings and programs. Listen to this story from Columbus High School which is straining to carry its last two grades over the finish line.

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Horace Mann Case Prompts New Look at State Sex Abuse Laws

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

In the news this Wednesday, questions about the state's laws on sexual abuse in light of the allegations surrounding Horace Mann, and stalled progress in Albany to move against public schoolteachers who abuse students. Also, does the city know enough before implementing new special education policies citywide? What about parents? And a thief takes students' cellphones.

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A Small School Thrives Within a Large One Full of Challenges

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

In the decade since Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg took office, New York City has opened about 500 new public schools, partly as a result of the city's determination to break up failing schools and replace them with small schools. As the city prepares for a vote this week to close or shrink 25 more struggling schools, WNYC looks at one small school within a larger school and examines how they are meeting their students' needs.

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