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Where New York City Kids Are Not Getting Vaccinated

Friday, April 03, 2015

WNYC is the first to obtain access to vaccination rates in the largest public school system in the U.S. And now, you can look them up.

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Schoolbook

Just Over Half of Eligible Teachers Receive Tenure

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Bloomberg administration's efforts to raise the bar for granting tenure status to teachers continued this year, with nearly half of the eligible teachers denied tenure. Many of them had the decision deferred for a year while others lost their jobs.

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More Schools Are Not Poor, Not Rich, Just Squeezed

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

About 87 schools in New York City are caught in a squeeze where more than half of their students โ€” but fewer than 60 percent โ€” are considered poor, putting them just shy of qualification for federal Title 1 money. Like P.S. 9 in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, 32 other schools in the next two years will be scrambling to deal with a loss of Title 1 money for services like teachers, aides, literacy programs and basic supplies.

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Testing, Tutoring and Worrying Occupy City School Parents

Monday, April 16, 2012

Testing, striving and tutoring are very much in the news on this warm April day, the first back from spring break for public school students and staff. The New York Times has a report about the rise in tutoring for elementary school students, in preparation for the standardized exams, which begin this week. The results of the gifted and talented testing are in. And there is worry about graduation rates now that senior have to pass five Regents exams to earn their diplomas.

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In Prospect Heights, a Celebration of Play

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Getting a new school playground is certainly something worth celebrating. So local officials, parents, staff members and students at Public School 9 and Middle School 571, at 80 Underhill Avenue, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, turned out on a gorgeous fall day to dedicate the colorful new yard that the two schools share.

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Mayor Merryl Tisch? The Post Floats the Idea

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

It is already evident that the New York City school system will figure prominently in the race for mayor in 2013, both in terms of policies and in union and other support. But now The New York Post, in a blind item on Page Six, is trying to entice a full-out education person to run: Merryl H. Tisch, the chancellor of the state's Board of Regents.

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School Aides Rally for Their Jobs

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

As labor union representatives continue to negotiate with the Department of Education over the possible layoffs of nearly 800 school aides and other workers, several dozen aides and their supporters rallied today in front of several schools.

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