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Did the Right Kids Go to Summer School? One NYC School Says Yes.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Instead of relying solely on test scores to determine which students needed summer school, education officials told school districts to let teachers and principals decide.

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Brooklyn Teachers Blast Emphasis on Testing

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Teachers from Brooklyn's District 15 decried linking high-stakes decisions and standardized tests, and called on Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio to select a schools chancellor who would reverse the testing trend.

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P.S. 24 Welcomes Students to New School Year

Monday, September 09, 2013

New York City public schools sprung back to life on Monday, the first day of classes for more than one million students. WNYC embedded a reporter at at an elementary school for an  inside view of the launch of the 2013-14 school year.

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Not All Teachers Falling in Line Behind Thompson

Friday, September 06, 2013

The United Federation of Teachers has gone all-out in its endorsement of mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, spending more than $1 million through its political action committee and producing a new television ad. But will teachers follow their union’s lead?

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Educators Dive Into New Year

Friday, September 06, 2013

School staff have been back at work, readying classrooms, finalizing class lists and delving into professional development workshops before their students stream through school doors on Monday. WNYC captured "the week before" at an elementary school in in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

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No Room to Play

Thursday, May 31, 2012

At P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, 54 percent of students are overweight or obese and P.E. classes are a weekly activity. Limited space means that only half of the students at the school can participate in P.E. classes each year. What does the school do to meet its students' health and exercise needs? A Columbia journalism school student examines the issues in an article and multimedia report.

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Chancellor Unveils Plan for New Health Centers

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott wants to open 20 health and mental health centers in middle and high schools throughout the city, he told the City Council at a budget hearing. This comes after more than 70 school-based mental health centers were closed over the last two years.

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Top After-School Programs Caught in Budget 'Dance'

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The shortened week brings lots of school events and news, from budget cuts threatening critical after-school programs to borough-wide meetings on how to use the summer to better prepare students for kindergarten. Check out First Bell for the latest.

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Proud Homecoming for Middle School Chess Champs

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Students at Intermediate School 318 Eugenio Maria de Hostos in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, returned to their school on Tuesday as conquering heroes, having accomplished the extraordinary act of winning the national chess championship for high school students -- a feat that showed they were out of their grades, but not out of their class.

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A Parent Says: Enough of the Blame Game With Teachers

Thursday, March 01, 2012

The teacher data reports have been released. Now what? A parent at Public School 321 in Park Slope says that for starters, "we must stop these attacks on our teachers. It is no way to treat one another and it is no way to improve education.''

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Facing Challenges in Multiple Languages

Friday, December 02, 2011

Hear how a school in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, tackles the challenge of a Spanish-English dual language curriculum in this podcast from Feet in Two Worlds.

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