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Yusor Abu-Salha and Mussarut Jabeen

Friday, February 13, 2015

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha (R)–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen (L), who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.

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StoryCorps 414: My Name is Yusor

Friday, February 13, 2015

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen, who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.

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Brooklyn Principal Selected to Talk Education in DC

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WNYC
A Brooklyn high school principal was among a group of 15 school leaders from around the country brought to D.C. to talk about federal policies and meet the Education Secretary.
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Resignation Raises Questions About City's Plan to Help Failing Schools, or Lack Thereof

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The departure of the Boys and Girls High School principal last week has sparked a debate about how far the chancellor will go to fix New York City's struggling schools.
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Award-Winning Principal Opens School as an 'Act of Desperation'

Monday, June 16, 2014

A New York City principal was recognized this month with a public service award, a honor she found somewhat unsettling: "It’s very difficult for me to feel this sense of specialness for getting an award for doing the things that I think I’m just supposed to do."

 

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Chancellor Faces First Test Over Report on Conditions at Queens School

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Department of Education staffers will continue to monitor a Far Rockaway elementary school, after a New York Post report called out its principal's attendance and cited a lack of materials.

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Controversial Queens Principal Under Investigation

Monday, July 01, 2013

Editor's Note: This article has been corrected to clarify the circumstances under which one teacher left the school in question. Lisa-Erika James transferred to teach at another school.


The Department of Education said it is investigating allegations against a Queens high school principal, including claims that she made racially disparaging remarks about two African-American teachers. 

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City's Longest Serving Principal Retires

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Madeleine Brennan started working as principal of J.H.S. 201 The Dyker Heights School in 1963. As this school year ends, so does her 50-year tenure at the middle school. Teachers said Brennan expected a lot of them but in exchange gave them love and support in spades.

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The View From The Eye Of The Storm

Friday, November 09, 2012

The principal of Scholars' Academy in Rockaway Park, one of the schools relocated after Sandy, says he has witnessed countless acts of compassion and kindness since the storm devastated his community.

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Matthew Willoughby: Using ‘Design Thinking’ to Ensure College Readiness

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Matthew Willoughby, who leads the Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction, explains how he gets his students ready for college with creative projects and field trips in addition to traditional academics.

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Wadleigh's Principal Leaving As City Plans Elimination of Middle Grades

Friday, February 03, 2012

The principal of a troubled secondary school in Manhattan has announced she will leave the school a day after the Panel for Educational Policy is scheduled to vote to phase out its middle grades.

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Aspire Prep Says It Should Not Be Penalized for One Bad Year

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Bronx middle school Aspire Preparatory claims it is being unfairly tarnished because of one especially bad year. The school earned its first F last year when a high number of teachers were absent and it had to lean heavily on a revolving door of substitutes. Now it will likely be phased out, only a few years after it took the place of an even less successful school.

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Maria Velez-Clarke: How Do We Catch the B Train?

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Maria Velez-Clarke, principal at the Children’s Workshop School in the East Village, reflected on how her school, which has 225 students, was founded on the principle of collaborative learning with less hierarchy in management, and how that has fared in the age of more standardized testing and teacher accountability.

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Cracking the Code for Teaching and Learning

Friday, September 30, 2011

An encounter on the C train reinforced the understanding of a city high school principal about the complex neighborhood codes that educators must overcome if they are going to help black and Latino male students.

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