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The Brian Lehrer Show

How'd The First Day of Pre-K Go?

Friday, September 05, 2014

The first day of school started yesterday for public school and pre-k students. Today we talk about how it is going and parents tell us their thoughts on the new school year so far.

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WNYC News

NY Appeals Court Hesitant to Let Church in School

Monday, November 19, 2012

A New York appeals panel has heard fresh arguments on an old subject - worship services in public schools - and seems hesitant to let them continue.

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WNYC News

Schools Closed To Students Until Monday; Staff Returns Friday

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New York City students likely will return to school on Monday, making it at least a full week off of school because of damage and clean-up efforts from superstorm Sandy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Discriminating Test

Monday, October 01, 2012

An NAACP lawsuit contends that the path to entry in NYC's elite public high schools is discriminatory. Yasmeen Khan, WNYC associate news producer covering education and politics, discusses the case. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New School Year Preview

Friday, August 31, 2012

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, and Yasmeen Khan, WNYC associate news producer covering education and politics, talk about some of the issues facing New York City's public schools as they get ready for teachers and students next week.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Special Education Changes

Monday, July 30, 2012

Shael Polakow-Suransky, chief academic officer of the New York City Department of Education, talks about how NYC public schools are moving to a system for "inclusion" of special needs kids in regular classrooms.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Up: PTA Funding

Friday, June 08, 2012

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, follows up on the exploration of funding disparities in NYC's public schools with the rules as to what parents may, and may not, pay for.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Parent Funding for Schools

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kyle Spencer, freelance education reporter and New York Times contributor, and Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, talk about class conflict within New York City public school PTAs and the broader issue of parental funding for public schools.

SchoolBook asks, how much has your child’s public school education cost you so far this year?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

School Closings and Open Slots

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, and Clara Hemphill, senior editor at The New School's Center for New York City Affairs, talk about Thursday's vote on more school closings and the start of the elementary school selection process. 

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Features

Young Art Spaces Flourish Far From the Mainstream

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Even with over 300 galleries in Chelsea, many younger artists struggle to have their work seen and promoted. To that end, we've highlighted eight alternative arts destinations to explore in the city.

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