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Queens Students Use Break to Test Science and Music App

Friday, February 24, 2012

Ever since the iPad was introduced two years ago, educators and publishers have been developing ways to use its touch-screen technology in the classroom. So has the Icelandic singer Bjork. Her latest album is designed as a touch-screen application to teach about science and music. WNYC’s Beth Fertig caught up with some students in Queens trying out the new app during their winter break.

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Bronx School Wins $50,000 in Music Contest

Friday, December 16, 2011

P.S. 48 elementary school in the Bronx is celebrating being one of three grand prize winners in the "Glee Give a Note" campaign. The school will receive $50,000 in January for its music program.

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Thumbs Up for Success Academy's Move Into Brownstone Brooklyn

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Eva S. Moskowitz's Success Academy Network of charter schools will be moving into two locations in Brooklyn, Cobble Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant, despite resistance to co-locating the Cobble Hill school with three existing schools in a Baltic Street building. The crowd was large and rowdy, and Twitter posts were flying, but the Panel for Educational Policy voted in favor of the proposal, as expected.

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Despite Budget Squeeze, Arts Are Still Robust, Ed Department Says

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Spending in arts education increased by nearly 2 percent in the past school year, despite the many challenges posed by several consecutive years of budget cuts to city schools, according to a report released by the Department of Education. While the picture is better in elementary schools than in middle and high schools, students also benefited from their schools' involvement with arts organizations, the report says.

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Honors For Two City Groups, and a Visit With the First Lady

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

It's not everyday that schoolchildren from New York City get to visit the White House -- plus meet Michelle Obama. But it happened on Wednesday when students from two groups accepted the 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for their programs, which bring together students from across the city and enhance learning.

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Mayor's Award for a Special School That Embraces the Arts

Monday, October 31, 2011

When the Mayor's Awards for Art and Culture are given out, the principal of a special education school will be recognized alongside luminaries including Mikhail Baryshnikov, the musician Jimmy Heath, the artist and architect Maya Lin and Stephen Sondheim.

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Storytelling as an English Lesson

Friday, September 16, 2011

Personal stories as told by middle school students trying to learn English are being recorded as part of an innovative program at five city middle schools.

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Still Glowing From the 'Oscar Effect' at P.S. 22

Thursday, September 08, 2011

The world-famous chorus director at P.S. 22 on Staten Island, whose fifth-graders sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the Academy Awards, started the day like he does every other: with coffee, and Tori Amos.

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Studio 360

Use Your Words

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Author Michael Chabon has a way with words. He captivated readers (and won a Pulitzer) for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. His wife, Ayelet Waldman, has a successful writing career of her own.

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