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Six More NYC Schools Land on State's 'Out of Time' List

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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New York's Department of Education has added six low-performing city schools to a watch list for those most in need of dramatic interventions.
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Mayor De Blasio Defends His School Improvement Plan

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio makes the case that struggling schools have a better chance of turning around with his approach than with the plan proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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Audit: New York Schools Lost Track of Computers, Tablets

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The Department of Education either lost or can't find hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of computers, according to an audit by the New York City comptroller.
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City Deal to Fix Two Schools Includes Replacing Staff

Friday, November 07, 2014

New York City is on track to restructure two failing high schools, in part by requiring staff members to reapply for their jobs.
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Resignation Raises Questions About City's Plan to Help Failing Schools, or Lack Thereof

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The departure of the Boys and Girls High School principal last week has sparked a debate about how far the chancellor will go to fix New York City's struggling schools.
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DOE Identifies Struggling Schools for 'Conversations,' Not Closures

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Education officials say they're talking with the lowest-scoring schools about how to improve, an annual process that in previous years helped the city identify which schools to close. This year, the talks come with lower stakes.

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STEM Makes Headlines in School Newspapers

Friday, April 05, 2013

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In our unscientific survey of school newspapers, we found students reporting on a huge range of issues, from robotics competitions to school health policies. Take a look at what the high school papers are saying.

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Basketball Finals Underway Across the Five Boroughs

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

SchoolBook is watching this year's PSAL basketball championship tournaments. In Brooklyn, Transit Tech faced off against rival Boys and Girls High School, with a shot at the borough-wide title up for grabs. It was a close game, until the end.

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School Closure Decisions Remain Opaque

Thursday, February 07, 2013

After the early engagement process this year, which noted the poor performance of 60 schools, education officials identified about two dozen schools for closure. The public hearings start soon but there are no expectations that anything will change the minds of D.O.E. officials. Why were some schools spared and others closed? "That's the mystery," said one Community Education Council member.

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More Schools Proposed for Closing Brings Total to 26

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

The Department of Education named seven more schools it will seek to close when the Panel for Educational Policy meets in March. That leaves 32 schools still open for business that were under scrutiny. The D.O.E. said it would consider a range of "interventions" to help these struggling schools improve.

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Making Sense of the High School Progress Reports

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Here's a deeper dive into the grades and scores released Monday afternoon for the city's 500-plus high schools. Listen to our analysis and read how other media outlets covered the release of the high school progress reports for the 2011-12 school year.

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Scores Rise Slightly on High School Progress Reports

Monday, November 26, 2012

More city high schools got A's and B's on their annual report cards, and fewer got failing grades. These progress reports looked at student performance and school environment but this year they also looked at how well each school prepared its students for college and career, based on the courses they took and their test scores.

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Contraceptive Program Prompts Only Mild Resistance

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

See what some readers are saying about the city's pilot program that for the first time offers both hormonal birth control and the Plan B pill to high school students.

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Teachers vs. Kenneth Cole

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

At first glance, the latest billboard looked innocent enough: Next to a model dressed in a bright red pantsuit, the sign asks, "Shouldn't Everyone Be Well Red?" But beneath that slogan, in smaller type, as Gotham Schools reported last week, the sign said, "Teachers' Rights vs. Students' Rights ..." and directed viewers to wheredoyoustand.com, a Cole Web site that entertains discussion on topical issues stirred up by his ads. That set off a fury, Gotham reported, as some accused the company of pitting teachers against students, and the company issued an apology on Monday.

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At One-Year Mark, Walcott Sees Improvement in Education Debate's Tone

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Reflecting on his first year as chancellor of the city's schools, one marked by protests over school closings and the public release of teacher rankings, Dennis M. Walcott said that, in some ways, the tone of the citywide education debate has improved under his leadership.

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Help for College Students Who Are Illegal Immigrants

Friday, March 09, 2012

With the Dream Act bill in limbo in Albany, the New York Immigration Foundation, with help from the Korean American Community Foundation and labor groups, and the support of the Fund for Public Advocacy, put up the money to help 10 undergraduates in the City University of New York pay their tuition. More than 100 students applied for the aid, The Times says.

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Principals' Union Condemns Plan for 33 Struggling Schools

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Of the unions representing teachers and principals in New York City, the principals’ union had played a passive role in the charged and increasingly divisive dispute over an evaluation system to gauge the performance of teachers and principals in 33 struggling schools receiving federal grants to help improve their results. No longer. On Wednesday, the principals’ union president, Ernest A. Logan, sent a strongly worded letter to the state’s education commissioner, John B. King Jr., saying the city's plan for those 33 schools was simply a ploy to shut out the unions.

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A Score Card for Changing Schools

Friday, January 27, 2012

Some 62 low-performing public schools in the city have been designated to be closed or otherwise overhauled. Some will be phased out and gradually replaced by new schools, others will be shut at the end of this school year and reopened with a radical change in its staffing in the fall, and four will be left alone on their current improvement paths. Here is an explanation of which schools are affected, and how.

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At High School Fairs, Many Choices and a Few Worries

Monday, October 24, 2011

Middle school students in New York City had another opportunity over the weekend to look over the city's high schools, this time at borough high school fairs, to try to narrow down the choices for their application ballots. SchoolBook asked students (and parents and teachers) at the fair how the search had gone so far, and for advice to give to others.

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At Boys and Girls High School, a Way to Earn College Credits

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Smart Scholars Early College High School Initiative pairs Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus with Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, creating a rigorous dual-enrollment program for 25 incoming high school freshman.

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