High School Graduation

The Takeaway

The Final Push to Graduation

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Danielle Motindabeka has overcome incredible odds to succeed in the United States—she has learned English and made a home here. She tried very hard to graduate high school, and the last test she needed is one she's failed three times.

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The Takeaway

Classroom Views: Fighting Absenteeism in New York

Friday, March 21, 2014

At West Brooklyn Community High School in New York City, the focus is on getting chronically truant students back on track by surrounding them with adults who care about their success. WNYC reporter Yasmeen Khan, has been following the path of one West Brooklyn student named Paula. Paula began her journey as an angry, difficult freshman with a habit of cutting class. But after transferring to West Brooklyn her attitude began to change.

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Opinion: No Sympathy Needed. My School is One of the Good Ones

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


"Just because our students are older and have dropped or transferred out of traditional schools does not mean they are inherently difficult," wrote a teacher. "At least not more than any other adolescent."

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Regents Scores Delayed by Computer Glitch

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"I'm there. I'm ready to work and nothing is coming through," said Sean McManamon, one of the teachers encountering delays in the city's new electronic scoring system. With teachers working overtime this weekend, education officials predict all the Regents exams will be scored by Monday.

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