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Word Up: Youth Fills in the Blanks as Crosswords Turn 100

Friday, December 20, 2013

Crosswords are a hundred years young as a new generation of constructors adds LOL and more.

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On the 'Carousel' at Frank Sinatra High

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The "Carousel" production brought many “firsts” to the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Long Island City, Queens. The arts high school with more than 700 students had staged musicals before, but this was the first one with lighting and set designers from outside the school. Somehow the show always manages to go on, a Columbia journalism student reports.

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Magnet and Charter Schools Jostle Over Space

Monday, June 11, 2012

A plan to put 150 fifth graders from Harlem Success Academy 2 and 3 into the building that houses P.S. 208 has pitted supporters of the magnet school against advocates of the charter school, two Columbia journalism students report.

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Sitting on the Other Side of the Desk

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Teachers training teachers is a common practice at Urban Assembly, a public school in the South Bronx. Teachers almost always complete tasks such as lesson planning and curriculum development collaboratively and under the guidance of “team leaders,” typically more experienced teachers who have previously taught the class they are team leading. A Columbia journalism student sits in.

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No Room to Play

Thursday, May 31, 2012

At P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, 54 percent of students are overweight or obese and P.E. classes are a weekly activity. Limited space means that only half of the students at the school can participate in P.E. classes each year. What does the school do to meet its students' health and exercise needs? A Columbia journalism school student examines the issues in an article and multimedia report.

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