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Find 'Hidden Gems' Among NYC Middle Schools

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A few middle schools get a massive number of applications every year, as if they were the only good options. WNYC unearthed a handful of schools with strong reviews but few applicants.
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Life After the Ban: Schools Roll Out the New Cell Phone Rules

Monday, March 02, 2015

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New York City's ban on cell phones in public schools is over. Now, individual schools get to choose a policy that works for them. 
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Schools Win Respect Awards

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Students at P.S. 380 in Brooklyn hosted this year's celebration of award-winning anti-bullying and tolerance programs in about two dozen schools around the city.

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Mural at I.S. 259 Teaches About 9/11 Attack

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

When a student referred to Sept. 11 as "an accident," Thomas J. Buxton, a seventh-grade English teacher at I.S. 259 William McKinley in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, seized on the topic as this year's theme for an ever-evolving mural that students have been painting along the school's corridors since 2006. Students who participated not only learned about what happened on the day of the attacks, but also about the impact it had on so many New Yorkers.

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3,500 Classes With Too Many Students

Monday, September 12, 2011

More children are being squeezed into classrooms this year, with 3,500 classes already recorded that are over the contractual limits for middle and high schools, the Daily News reports. Fewer city schools are on the "persistently dangerous" list this year, down to 9 from 12, according to the New York Post. A Brooklyn school honors 9/11 victims today.

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