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Can $10,239 Buy Quality Pre-K?

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The mayor's push to expand pre-k in New York comes with an estimated cost per child: $10,239/year. A visit to one pre-k classroom helps explain what the money buys.

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Pearson Tells State: We'll Do Better

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Once again the state math and English tests created by Pearson are in the news, with a report that the educational company is feeling the pressure stemming from test errors that have caused 29 questions to be struck from the exams so far. Meanwhile, state Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch on Wednesday said Pearson's mistakes were "really disturbing."

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A School Lottery That Favors Needy Children

Monday, April 09, 2012

Children’s Aid College Prep has a space in Morrisania and a new principal in place, and interviews for teachers are under way. All it needs are the children. But the charter school's lottery to fill its 120 initial seats, which took place Monday morning, was slightly different from other school lotteries, with extra weight given to children with high needs.

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How a Photo of Joel Klein Saved a Teacher's Job

Monday, April 09, 2012

The city wanted to fire a Washington Heights music teacher, Michael Dalton, for inappropriately holding three third-grade boys in his lap, The Times reports. But then Mr. Dalton, 48, presented a novel -- and successful -- defense: a photo of Joel I. Klein, the schools chancellor at the time, who also appeared to have children sitting in his lap. An arbitrator returned him to the classroom.

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Principal Named to Children's Aid Charter

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ife Lenard, the new principal of the Children’s Aid College and Prep, officially started her role in mid-March. Early worries about low application numbers have passed. She said the school has received more than 300 applications for 120 spots. Now she’s looking for staff.

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A New Bronx Charter School Seeks Tough Cases

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

A new Bronx charter school is looking for the children who challenge most other schools: those who are homeless, from low-income single-parent households, English language learners, or suffering from disabilities that put them at a disadvantage to succeed in school. Surprisingly, they are having difficulty attracting them.

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