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In Era of High School Choice, One District Retains Elite Status

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a champion of school choice, opening hundreds of new schools throughout the city. But some of the most desirable high schools remain reserved for students in just one school district: District Two which includes the Upper East Side and lower Manhattan.

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Preparing for College by Studying Time Management

Thursday, July 05, 2012

The transition from high school to college is difficult for almost every student. But the Opportunity Network says its low-income students from New York City are especially vulnerable because they are often the first members of their family to go to college. The program scheduled a summer boot camp to give them a taste of what to expect.

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At a Tech-Savvy School, Smart Questions About City's New Social Media Policy

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The city's new social media guidelines for teachers shouldn't cause too many changes, according to tech-savvy educators at the NYC iSchool. But they do wonder about some online games and about the potential for scaring nervous teachers away from tools that can open their classrooms.

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A Call for Parent Power. Real Power.

Friday, December 16, 2011

At a City Council hearing on parent involvement, parents were not shy about saying that they do not feel that they are as much of a priority as is frequently stated by Education Department officials, given they have no real say on the Panel for Educational Policy, the community education councils or in school closings.

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