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Putting Their Hands Up for Reading

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Students at Public School 188 in Manhattan had a chance to talk with Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott, who paid a visit to stress the importance of reading.

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Schoolbook

Middle School Plan Draws Widespread Attention

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott drew widespread attention for his proposals to improve the city's lagging middle schools, and some criticism as well from the teachers' union president and others. And students who repeat the eighth grade also have to repeat the cumbersome high school application process.

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