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On Longer School Day: Second Shift Model Works Best

Monday, January 14, 2013

A proponent of the longer school day argues extended hours are as effective as the energy and thought put into them. New York should learn from other states and implement only those extended school programs that really work.

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Mentor Recalls What it Takes to Excel

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A student entering college recalls her journey from aspiring high schooler to mentor.

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Using Summer to Narrow Achievement Gap

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

There's a growing body of research that shows that what students do over the summer affects their academic careers -- and whether or not they will be likely to graduate and go on to college. And since lower-income students are more likely to lose academic skills than their peers from higher-income families, New York City has begun a pilot program to help keep these students on track during the summer months.

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Summer School Begins for Students and Teachers

Monday, July 09, 2012

Summer school started Monday for New York City students needing the extra instruction to advance to the next grade. City officials acknowledge that summer school has a negative connotation, and they are hoping to change aspects of the program starting next summer, officials said.

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Using Business to Help At-Risk Middle Schoolers

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Educators know many kids lose interest in school in the middle years when the work gets tougher and distractions increase. WNYC’s Beth Fertig reports on how one group is trying to keep middle school students' attention with business mentors.

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Recess Has Some New Competition

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Jump rope, freeze tag and the jungle gym, once staples of lunchtime play, are being squeezed out at some of the city’s highest-rated public elementary schools, where recess is now being viewed as prime time for enrichment classes.

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