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Pay to the Order of Public School X ...

Monday, March 19, 2012

Just how expensive is a public school education? SchoolBook and WNYC are turning to readers this week to get a better understanding of the fiscal state of New York City's public schools and how much and how often parents dig into their pockets for supplies, fund-raising auctions and uniforms. As they say in fund-raising speak, your contributions will make a major difference.

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More Testing Time for Third to Eighth Graders?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Is the state proposing to radically expand the reading tests it gives students from grades 3 to 8, growing them to almost three hours over two days? The Daily News reports that such a plan has been floated to school leaders and district superintendents throughout the state.

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New Policy on Substitutes Leads to More in Permanent Slots

Monday, November 14, 2011

The city and the teachers' union say more teachers have picked up permanent assignments this fall because of a new agreement, in which substitute teachers rotate to different schools every week.

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Crowding Persists, New Education Dept. Data Show

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

UPDATED | New York City public schools were, over all, slightly more crowded last year than the year before. But those overall figures are not really meaningful to the thousands of students who attend schools that are way over capacity. Here is a breakdown of the data by district; borough and school type, and the 100 schools that have the highest rates of utilization.

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Behind the Scenes with Spike Lee’s 9/11 Tribute

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Children from several New York public schools were part of Spike Lee's State Farm tribute to 9/11. Here's how it happened.

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