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Some NYC Parents Question State Testing's Motives

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

On the eve of the state math test, some parents of New York City public school students are choosing once again to opt out.
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Brooklyn Principal Lures Local Parents to a Middle School in Transition

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

WNYC
A middle school in Cobble Hill decided to improve its reputation, and its chance of survival, by collaborating with local families who previously shunned it for more prestigious schools.
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Change in Admissions Rules Muddles NYC Middle School Search

Monday, October 06, 2014

State test scores won't count as much as they used to in middle school admissions. The change means dozens of the city's top middle schools are devising new formulas, and fast.
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Elated Students Enjoy Snow Day

Friday, January 03, 2014

It didn't matter that temperatures were in the teens and wind gusts rolled in mightily. Bundled-up New Yorkers took the opportunity of a snow day to frolic in the white stuff.

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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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Mayoral Candidates Support More Arts Funding for Schools

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Fourteen candidates for New York City mayor took turns fielding questions from WNYC hosts Leonard Lopate and Kurt Andersen on Tuesday night about how to support the arts during a tough fiscal climate.

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Stories from the Front Line of Testing

Thursday, April 18, 2013

WNYC

Ask and ye shall get. In response to Schoolbook's question about the new state tests, parents and teachers shared comments about longer reading passages and kids running out of time to answer questions. Some creative teachers came up with a new song about the exams. And we got a very interesting question.

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A Special, Private Midtown Gallery for Student Artwork

Thursday, May 03, 2012

A student art show of over 100 pieces is lining the walls of an investment banking firm. The artists are from 40 middle schools and high schools throughout the city. One student said after seeing his photo framed and on display, "I didn't think this would go so far."

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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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Students Win for Turning Lady Liberty Green

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Two students at a gifted and talented middle school in Brooklyn dazzled the French with their award-winning works that link the Statue of Liberty to an environmental theme. One, Hale Sheffield, a seventh grader, won a grand prize of round-trip tickets for two to Paris.

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