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Authors Offer Steps to Help Homeless Teens

Monday, November 19, 2012

Teenagers age out of the foster care system at the age of 18. Many of them don't have the skills or the support network to make it on their own. Two advocates for children have written a book about six teens who found their way off the streets, and how they did it.

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Nadav Zeimer: Experiments Need Time to Work

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Principal Nadav Zeimer said he is feeling in the spotlight since his school was removed from the turnaround list last year. He wants to prove to city officials that the decision was the right one, and that his transfer students can succeed despite difficult life circumstances.

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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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For Homeless Students, Many Unanswered Questions

Friday, November 18, 2011

How many homeless students are enrolled in the city schools? How many live within walking distance of their schools? Those and other questions came into sharp focus this week with a news report about N-Dia Layne, a 4th grader searching for stability, with no clear answers from city agencies readily available.

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A Homeless Child Struggles for Stability

Monday, November 14, 2011

In the news, a look into the lives of a homeless child enrolled in the city's schools: N-Dia Layne and her mother, Whitnee Layne, made a valiant attempt to keep N-Dia in the Brooklyn school she had attended for four years. But mother and daughter were transferred from their Brooklyn shelter to one in Manhattan, and the hour and 15 minute commute proved daunting.

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Too Few Homeless Students Appropriately Placed, City Concedes

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

At a City Council hearing, the Department of Homeless Services acknowledged that only about 35 percent of families that came through the shelter system were being placed in the district where their youngest child attends school.

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Four School Workers, Facing Uncertainty

Friday, October 07, 2011

They are the people who supervise students at arrival and dismissal, who make sure students who need medication take it, who ensure that students with complicated lives at home, or no place to call home, still go to class every day. They are the link between families and principals. And they are among the city’s lowest paid workers. On Friday, 716 of them in 347 city schools will be let go. Here are four of them.

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