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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chancellor Fariña on Being 12

Monday, March 09, 2015

New York City schools chancellor Carmen Fariña explains why she thinks 7th grade is the single most important grade in a kid’s school life.

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Schoolbook

1/4 of NYC Students Absent During Sleet-Storm

Monday, February 02, 2015

Decision made Sunday to keep schools open Monday.
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WNYC News

Can Badminton Be A Smash Hit In Schools?

Friday, September 19, 2014

A game that's more popular in Asia becomes a competitive sport in New York public schools.

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Schoolbook

New York Schools Most Segregated in U.S.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WNYC

The most segregated schools in NYC? Charters, according to a new report.

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Schoolbook

Mayor de Blasio Reaches Out to Push Expanded Pre-K

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The mayor paid a visit to a Brooklyn library where volunteers were helping people sign up for pre-k programs this fall.

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New Jersey News

Claiming "Dysfunction," Newark Superintendent Will No Longer Attend School Board Meetings

Friday, February 28, 2014

WNYC

The state-appointed Newark Schools Superintendent, Cami Anderson, is no longer attending the monthly school board meetings that draw hundreds of parents and community members.

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Schoolbook

Judge Stalls Efforts to Identify Person Behind Leaked School Assessments

Thursday, December 05, 2013

WNYC

An Essex County Superior Court Judge in New Jersey has temporarily stalled efforts by the Montclair Board of Education to identify the person who leaked more than a dozen school tests days before students were scheduled to take them.

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Transportation Nation

Chart: Biggest Threat to Schoolchildren? Cars

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

WNYC

As New York City's 1.1 million schoolchildren amble to the first week of classes on sidewalks and subway platforms, the biggest danger they'll face isn't bullies or muggers but swift-moving traffic. A WNYC examination of traffic safety data reveals a few ways that kids are different from adults when it comes to pedestrian hazards. 

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Radio Rookies

One Teen's Take: The Media’s Imprint on Sexual Cyber Bullying

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WNYC

Many teenagers see derogatory, sexual references like slut, whore and ho made by and about our peers on a near-daily basis in our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. But how do we react? Do we laugh it off and comment, like the majority of the populace? Or do we stick up for our buddies, risking our own image and likability?  Until last week, my answer was the first of the two: I embraced complacency.

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Radio Rookies

Teens Tackle Sexual Cyberbullying at Town Hall

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WNYC

According to a group of New York City teenagers, sexually explicit content involving their classmates is a regular occurrence in their social media lives and mostly, they said, they ignored it and kept on scrolling. But they acknowledged that they could do more to limit the bullying and “slut shaming” they see.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

School News Roundup

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, updates the status of teacher evaluations and the possible school bus drivers strike.

 

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Schoolbook

SchoolBook Kicks Off New School Year

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

SchoolBook is poised for another year of the best news, data and conversation about the city schools, with a particular focus on its readers and listeners. That means you.

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Schoolbook

What's Your Score?

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

SchoolBook has updated its schools data, and the pages for all public schools (that includes charters) now have the latest available information on: English language arts and math scores for grades 3 to 8; parent survey results; Regents exam results; graduation rates; SAT scores, and official public school enrollment, broken down by race.

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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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Schoolbook

At East Side Community, a Stand Against Racial Profiling

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

SchoolBook holds its first teach-in Tuesday about "How to Bring Tough Conversations Into the Classroom." Meanwhile, East Side Community School on the Lower East Side figured out a way to handle an event that walked from the front page into many classrooms: the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida. Students organized a Hoodie Day, and as one wrote for the school newspaper, The East Sider, "It was especially important for us to bring this to the students’ attention because most of us at East Side look like Trayvon.''

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Schoolbook

Conflicts Arise When Parents Are Asked to Close School Money Gap

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

After years of budget cuts, families are reaching into their own wallets more and more to pay for basics, like school supplies, as well as pooling enough funds to hire school staff. Kyle Spencer, a New York Times contributor, and Beth Fertig of WNYC spoke on "The Brian Lehrer Show" about SchoolBook’s effort to collect information from parents on their public education spending.

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Schoolbook

The Teacher Data Reports on SchoolBook: An Explanation

Friday, February 24, 2012

SchoolBook has published the teacher data reports using a new tool that was created by interactive journalists at The New York Times and WNYC. The goal of the tool: to make the data easier to understand and put the rankings into context. Read our explanation.

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Schoolbook

Teachers React to Release of Data

Friday, February 24, 2012

Teachers throughout the city have been objecting to the public release on Friday of individual teacher performance rankings. Some listed complaints. Others wanted to explain why they got the ratings they did and to try to put them in perspective. Here are some of their comments.

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Schoolbook

Teachers, Reply to Your Data Report Here

Friday, February 24, 2012

Here is the form to respond to your teacher data report.

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Schoolbook

Teachers: An Invitation to Respond to Your Data Report

Thursday, February 23, 2012

UPDATED | The New York Times, like other news organizations in the city and the Department of Education itself, will soon publish the teacher data reports that were the subject of a prolonged Freedom of Information effort. In SchoolBook’s spirit of conversation and community contribution, we are inviting any teacher who was rated to provide her or his response or explanation. We plan to include those responses alongside the ratings themselves, so readers can consider them together. You can find the response form in this post.

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