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Challenging School Year Comes to a Close

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

By midday Wednesday the school year officially will be out for summer. And, while educators say each year has its highs and lows, many concede the 2012-2013 year was especially packed with challenges.

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Teens Say Online Shaming is a Familiar But Confusing Issue

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

A Radio Rookies story on sexual cyberbullying sparked a classroom discussion among students from the Academy for Young Writers who said they regularly encounter sexually explicit material online that involves their own classmates or friends.

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High Schools Scramble to Use Credit Recovery Before Policy Ends

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

One of the creative accommodations that has developed in this era of data-driven education is about to come to an end, and some city high schools and their students are making a last-ditch effort to take advantage of it.

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Huge Turnout Over New Williamsburg Charter School

Friday, February 17, 2012

Gathered in the auditorium at J.H.S. 50, nearly 300 parents, students, teachers and advocates literally took sides in the debate over whether to co-locate a new Success Academy charter school there. Those who sported vibrant orange Success Academy spirit wear were on one side of the room, with a larger group brandishing red stop signs with the words, “No to charter schools” sitting on the opposite side.

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Teachers Turn Out in Force at PEP Meeting

Thursday, January 19, 2012

As threatened, teachers and teachers' union staff members packed the auditorium of the Brooklyn Technical High School on Wednesday night for the meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Carrying signs, blowing whistles and booing loudly, they at times drowned out panel members, as well as parents and teachers trying to address the room during the public comment period. Then they marched out.

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Teacher Effectiveness Study Uses 1990s Data

Monday, January 16, 2012

A highly touted new study by researchers from Harvard and Columbia found a correlation between teacher effectiveness and students' success in life when it comes to earnings, going to college and teenage pregnancy. But Michael Winerip reports in his On Education column that the data comes from the 1990s, a pre-testing era. “It is a key limitation of the study,” Raj Chetty of Harvard, one of the three researchers, acknowledged in an interview.

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In Creating Successful Schools, One Size Does Not Fit All

Thursday, January 05, 2012

A teacher who taught at the Bronx Lab School, a jewel in former Chancellor Joel I. Klein's small school movement, says his views on what works and what does not have changed over the years. Now, he says, he strives for good and sustainable, rather than great and unique.

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City Plans to Move a School and Start a New One in East New York

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The city's Education Department is planning to open two secondary schools next September in East New York, Brooklyn, one of the poorest and lowest performing neighborhoods in the city.

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At Most High Schools, Fewer Than Half of Graduates Are Ready for College

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In 299 of the city high schools that received progress reports this week, the college readiness rate was less than half the graduation rate, according to the city's analysis. Here's a list of city high schools that graduated more than 80 percent of their eligible students, but where less than 20 percent were ready for college, according to their progress reports for the 2010-11 school year.

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