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Officials Advise Lowered Expectations on State Tests

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WNYC

Ahead of next week's state tests, education officials are warning that scores likely will drop. That's because the tests are aligned to more difficult learning standards and there's been limited time to prepare for them.

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Public School Parents Resent, and Worry About, Pervasive Fund-Raising

Monday, June 04, 2012

When SchoolBook asked parents to tell us how much they spend on their child's public school education, many wrote in to say they felt “nickeled and dimed.” One mother said she resented being asked to bridge the gap between the city’s “spartan budget” and her own wishes for her children. Others railed against the inequities so much reliance on parent money is causing in a system where so many students live at or below the poverty level. The latest in a series on the rising cost of public school.

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Principals Criticize Increased Costs of Test Scoring

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

City principals say their teachers will have to spend more school days than usual scoring state exams this year because of budget cuts to a pot of money that was used to keep teachers working late to score the exams.

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Reeding and Riting That XPlane Why Stoodents Are Not College Ready

Monday, February 06, 2012

In the news on Monday, Michael Winerip's On Education column in The New York Times, and accompanying examples of student writing for the English Regents exam, will have you, as he writes, "Be a turnover in his Grave."

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Thumbs Up for Success Academy's Move Into Brownstone Brooklyn

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Eva S. Moskowitz's Success Academy Network of charter schools will be moving into two locations in Brooklyn, Cobble Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant, despite resistance to co-locating the Cobble Hill school with three existing schools in a Baltic Street building. The crowd was large and rowdy, and Twitter posts were flying, but the Panel for Educational Policy voted in favor of the proposal, as expected.

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Fall Forecast: More Protests at Struggling Schools

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

If advocates fulfill their plans, this will be the season of protests, especially at schools that are among those on the city's list of 20 struggling schools targeted for possible closing if the city feels other measures will not improve their performance.

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