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Bronx Students to Paris: Here We Come!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fifth and sixth graders from Public School 86 in the Bronx will leave on Friday with their teachers for a trip to Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels, and 10 days of history, art and culture. One teacher said she was looking forward to the journey: "I think the students really grow up a lot. You start to see students who really mature while they’re away and traveling and being exposed to new things."

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A Crown Heights School's Fall From Grace

Friday, November 04, 2011

P.S. 161 The Crown went from being top of the heap in test scores a few years ago, to one of the lowest scoring schools in Brooklyn's District 17. The school's admissions policies, formal and informal, changed over the years, and now The Crown faces its middle school grades being phased out.

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21 High Schools Identified as 'Struggling'

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

After the release of high school progress reports last week, city Education Department officials identified 21 struggling high schools that, because of their low performance, could be closed or subject to other interventions beginning next year. That brings to 47 the number of schools deemed 'struggling.'

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Rose Kerr: Paint the Big Picture

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Staten Island School of Civic Leadership was rated No. 1 on the city's progress report this year, but its principal, Rose Kerr, says it is "every principal and every teacher's challenge" to remember that "a child is not just a test taker.''

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Smaller Schools Show Mixed Results in City Progress Reports

Thursday, October 27, 2011

More scrutiny of the city's high school progress reports found that the small high schools created since Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg took over control of the schools did a better job of graduating students, but a poorer job of preparing them for college.

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At Most High Schools, Fewer Than Half of Graduates Are Ready for College

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In 299 of the city high schools that received progress reports this week, the college readiness rate was less than half the graduation rate, according to the city's analysis. Here's a list of city high schools that graduated more than 80 percent of their eligible students, but where less than 20 percent were ready for college, according to their progress reports for the 2010-11 school year.

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Parents Show Support for a Struggling School

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Parents and students held a rally on Tuesday outside a Manhattan elementary school in protest of budget cuts and a recent 'F' grade on the school’s annual progress report. Public School 137 is now on list of 20 struggling schools, which some parents see as a sign that the school will be phased out.

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College Readiness by the Numbers, at Last

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

If there is good news to be found in the city's latest progress reports for high schools, and its first public analysis of college readiness of students, it is this: At last the city has school-by-school data to judge how the high schools are preparing their graduates for college-level work.

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Three of Four Students Not Prepared for College, City Says

Monday, October 24, 2011

Concerns that higher graduation rates in city schools did not reflect college preparedness were born out in the city's own analysis of high schools, with a finding that most graduates cannot do college-level work. Meanwhile, the percentage of city schools that received A's and B's on their progress reports this year dropped to a 64 percent from 68 percent, a change city officials attributed to toughened graduation requirements.

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Find Your High School's Grade Now on SchoolBook

Monday, October 24, 2011

The 2011 school progress report grades for all New York City public high schools are now on the schools' pages on SchoolBook.

A link to the PDF version of the city's report can be found on the left side of the school's page, under "On the Web" (along with links to other Web pages associated with the school).

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Transformation Schools Show Mixed Results on Progress Reports

Monday, October 24, 2011

Anyone looking for a clear verdict on the performance of 11 city high schools that began receiving federal grant money last year will be disappointed by the release of progress reports Monday. Six of the schools received the same letter grades as last year, three improved, and two earned lower ratings than in the past.

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Figuring Out Technology, Homework and College Readiness

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Silicon Valley school where computers are taboo, and a new way to use technology to help people with autism communicate. A drive at the city's elite schools to provide homework holidays, and concerns that city high school graduates are not doing enough work to help them succeed in college. These were some of the educational issues in the news this weekend.

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Charter's 'D' Score Does Not Reflect Parent Satisfaction, School Says

Friday, October 21, 2011

La Cima Elementary Charter School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, received high approval ratings in February from parents on its own survey. But that was not the standardized query from the Department of Education, and when the school did not respond to that survey request in March, it received an F score for environment and an overall D grade.

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A Fight for Public School 256

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Students, parents and staff members from P.S. 256 Benjamin Banneker in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, protested the Department of Education's recent failing grade for their elementary school.

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On the Upper West Side, an "F" Parents Won't Accept

Friday, October 14, 2011

It seemed to Virgil de Voldere that with each passing year his son attended the P.S. 84 Lillian Weber School, it only became more popular. Families who lived in other districts began to apply, preferring the school on 92nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West to their zoned option. A school that middle class parents once kept their distance from was now attracting them with French and Spanish dual-language classes, after-school programs, and an increasingly active Parent Teacher Association. And then came the city Education Department's report card: A grade of "F."

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Soul Searching at a Struggling School Where Teachers See Progress

Monday, October 03, 2011

The city is taking a hard look at 20 low-performing schools that got D’s and F’s on their latest annual report cards. But one elementary school in the South Bronx, P.S. 277, does not see itself as a failure, despite getting an F.

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Following Progress Reports, New List of 20 Struggling Schools

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Department of Education released the list of 20 elementary and middle schools it has tagged as “struggling” following the release of the school progress reports. Identifying the struggling schools is the first step in a long, emotional and legally mandated exercise the department has engaged in every year since 2008 to either try to turn schools around or shut them.

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How Charter Schools Did in the Progress Reports

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A look at how charter schools did on the recent school progress reports shows that they did poorly in the progress category but well on environment and performance.

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In Greenpoint, Bragging Rights for One Elementary School

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A school in Brooklyn celebrates being the highest scorer in the school progress report among elementary schools in the entire city.

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Good, Improved and Failing: Our Lists Off the Progress Reports

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Part of what the annual school progress reports reveal are the schools that are subject to revamping or closing. But the reports can also show which schools are excelling, which are most improved, which are persistently failing, which exhibited the greatest student progress and which are inching up -- among many other measures. Here are some lists that SchoolBook has compiled based on schools' progress reports.

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