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Mid-Winter Break Shortened For Extra Class Time

Monday, November 19, 2012

Union leaders reached agreement with the city to swap three vacation days in February for school days and return a clerical half day to one more day of instruction to make up for learning time lost to the Sandy and its aftermath.

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Students Powered Our School's Recovery

Monday, November 19, 2012

An elementary school teacher sings the praises of his school community as it absorbed the repercussions from Sandy and prepared to return to its building in Rockaway Park, Queens.

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A Twice Relocated School Strives to Regain Footing

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Twelve more city schools will re-open on Monday, after having relocated because of storm damage from Sandy. Relocating has been an unsettling experience for teachers and students. It was especially challenging at the Goldie Maple School, from the Rockaways, which was moved twice and split between different sites in the last three weeks.

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High School Deadlines Extended As Schools Continue Recovery

Friday, November 16, 2012

The number of displaced schools is dropping to 18, as 12 schools and programs return to their repaired buildings on Monday.

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A Damaged School But a Posh Bus

Thursday, November 15, 2012

About 15,000 students are in schools relocated to other buildings after storm Sandy. The students at P.S. 288 on Coney Island are adjusting to the new routine. Some said the comfortable coach buses make it feel like a field trip that happens every day.

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Custodians Work Long Days to Ready Damaged School

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Middle school students from I.S. 211 return to their home building in Canarsie on Thursday thanks largely to the hard work of the custodial staff who worked long days to ready the building for classes again.

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As More Schools Reopen, Attendance Rises

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Three city schools in buildings damaged by Sandy will be able to reopen on Wednesday, but 34 others will remain in their new temporary locations until they can be repaired. Overall attendance at all of the schools that had to go to different locations on Tuesday was 67.1 percent, an improvement over last week's showing of less than 40 percent.

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Rockaway School Earns Praise for Sandy Response

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A principal's heartfelt account of the early response and relocation of his school after Sandy drew praise, especially from inside the school's community.

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Schools Can Offer Refuge and Routine

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

One principal muses on the role school leaders and school buildings play in times of trauma. Even when faced with displacement and damage of their own, his teachers and staff have had to find the strength to lead their students through this difficult post-Sandy adjustment period.

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More Schools Re-Open While Most Damaged Will Take Months Longer

Monday, November 12, 2012

Over 6,000 students can return to their original school buildings Tuesday, two weeks after the storm surge knocked out dozens of schools from operation. The city plans to allocate about $200 million dollars in extra spending to repair the still-damaged buildings.

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Rockaways School Lands Across the Bay

Thursday, November 08, 2012

As of Thursday morning, the Education Department said all schools are open to students for the first time since Sandy hit the region. Many students expressed relief to be back, even though some are getting used to life in new buildings for the foreseeable future. Students from Scholars' Academy in the Rockaways settled in to a new home at P.S. 13 in East New York.

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New Dorp HS Welcomes Displaced Middle Schoolers

Thursday, November 08, 2012

With dozens of schools still damaged or without power, entire school communities have re-located to temporary locations. The 2700-student body and staff at New Dorp High School on Staten Island made room for I.S. 2 which can't move back to its building for at least a few weeks. It was a logistical feat that students and educators said went well on its first day despite a few bumps.

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Making the Most of a Bad Situation

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Science teacher Bill Lamonte chronicles the Millenium High School community coming together to plan its re-location to two different schools. More than the difficulties ahead, he said the resilience of his colleagues is worth noting, and applauding.

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