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De Blasio Lifts Cell Phone Ban; Lets Schools Set New Tech Policies

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

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After a more than decade-long ban, principals will now set their own policies on cell phones on New York City school campuses.
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NYC Council Pushes For More Diversity at Top Schools

Thursday, December 11, 2014

There's a range of views on the test for admission to some of the city's best high schools but agreement that there should be more test prep and recruiting in all middle schools.
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City Moves to Fire Accused Brooklyn Tech Teacher

Friday, October 03, 2014

The city said it moved this week to fire the Brooklyn Tech high school teacher accused of sex crimes, but it's not clear why this didn't happen when he was first arrested in August.
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Lawmakers Tackle Specialized High Schools Admissions

Monday, June 09, 2014

Nearly 70 percent of New York City's public school students are black or Latino yet they make up just 9 percent of the students enrolled in the top high schools this year. A state proposal aims to change that equation with different admissions criteria.

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Students Take the Floor in Q&A with School Leaders

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

NYC students representing a wide range of high schools voiced their questions and concerns about the school system straight to people in charge at a WNYC/SchoolBook live event. 

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You Can Exhale Now. Maybe. High School Acceptances Out This Week

Monday, March 10, 2014

If past is prologue, about three quarters of students applying to public high schools will be accepted to one of their top three choices. But could that number be even higher if applicants spread out their choices? 

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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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Chancellor To Principals: Experience Matters

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

In yet another break from the previous administration's education policies, Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that those aspiring to become city principals will need at least seven years of experience. Previously, under Michael Bloomberg's administration, some educators with just three years' experience could fast-track their way to principal.

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De Blasio Names Trusted Advisor to Lead Schools

Monday, December 30, 2013

A former teacher, principal and administrator under Bloomberg has been named to the top job in New York City's school system. As chancellor, Carmen Fariña promises to allow educators and parents more say in their local schools.

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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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How Bad is The Test? English Teachers Count the Ways

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A group of Brooklyn Tech teachers do not mince words when it comes to reviewing a test whose sole purpose was to rate them: "Not only is this test a waste of students’ time and taxpayers’ money, it is also an invalid way to evaluate teachers."

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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 Day of School Evokes a Mix of Joy and Relief

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

School is out. Students in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, share their summer plans and talk about the bittersweet feeling that comes with the end of the school year. Plus, Mayor Michael Bloomberg gives his only commencement speech in the public schools this year. 

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Fury Continues over Regents Scoring Problems

Friday, June 21, 2013

It's been a frustrating week for the city's high school teachers and principals because of delays scoring the state Regents exams. The city said a new system was supposed to make scoring faster and easier, but there were software problems. Meanwhile, some students will attend graduation ceremonies not knowing whether they have passed all of their exams.

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Regents Scores Delayed by Computer Glitch

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"I'm there. I'm ready to work and nothing is coming through," said Sean McManamon, one of the teachers encountering delays in the city's new electronic scoring system. With teachers working overtime this weekend, education officials predict all the Regents exams will be scored by Monday.

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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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Around Sunset Park, Tutoring is Key to Top High Schools

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

This week eighth graders will find out if they were accepted to the city’s most competitive high schools. Judging from past admissions data, most students will come from middle to upper class neighborhoods. But there's also a low-income section of Brooklyn where families have figured out what it takes to get in.

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Panel Approves School Closings

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Panel for Educational Policy heard from school communities who opposed the plan to shutter 24 schools. Many of the comments were directed at Mayor Bloomberg and his decade-long policy of closing failing schools.

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Two Schools Spared From Closure

Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Department of Education has revised the set of schools it intends to close. Both Lehman High School in the Bronx and P.S. 140 in Queens will stay open, with some changes.

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