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WNYC News

15 Percent of NJ 11th-Graders Opted out of PARCC Tests

Thursday, April 16, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Elementary schools see higher participation rates than middle and high schools.

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Schoolbook

Thousands Across New York Opt Out of State Exams

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WNYC
Figures coming in from small school districts and in-field guesstimates suggest opt-out rates for the state's annual tests are on the rise.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hillary Clinton Announces; Opting Out of State Tests; The Great Migration

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton's presidential plans; the Iran deal in Farsi and English; opting out of standardized tests; Puerto Rico's 1950 rebellion; art and oral history from the Great Migration.

The Takeaway

School Discipline: When Local Police Call the Shots

Friday, April 10, 2015

An investigation from the Center for Public Integrity finds that schools refer racial minorities and students with disabilities to police at rates much higher than their white peers.

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Schoolbook

NYC City Council Presses for More School Crossing Guards

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

With the city budget under review, local leaders are calling for more funding to hire school crossing guards and beef up protection at dangerous intersections. .
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New Tech City

Half the Teachers in America Use One App to Track Kids

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

What data security and privacy obligations do techies have to today's kids? Legally speaking, for the most part, it's what they set for themselves.

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The Takeaway

Pushing Back Against Common Core

Monday, March 16, 2015

Students, parents and teachers are anxious as schools around the country embark on a new set of standardized tests as part of the Common Core standards.  

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Warning to Iran, Homework Vs. Playtime, and Ethan Hawke on Artistic Identity

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Takeaway explores a game of international politics playing out on Capitol Hill, a movement to get rid of homework in favor of playtime, and Ethan Hawke drops by.

Schoolbook

Life After the Ban: Schools Roll Out the New Cell Phone Rules

Monday, March 02, 2015

WNYC
New York City's ban on cell phones in public schools is over. Now, individual schools get to choose a policy that works for them. 
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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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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Glenn Close & John Lithgow, Robbie Rogers, Joel Klein

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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The Takeaway

School Discipline: It's Different For Black Girls

Friday, December 12, 2014

New data shows that black girls and white girls are disciplined very differently by the U.S. educational system—and the disparity in treatment begins as early as elementary school.

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Schoolbook

Controversy 101: City Teachers Tackle the Garner Case

Thursday, December 04, 2014

They knew the conversations would be difficult and emotional, but many teachers felt compelled to make their classrooms a safe place to talk about the Eric Garner case.
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Schoolbook

Giants Donate $1.2M to Put EMTs on City's High School Football Fields

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The funds will go to varsity and JV programs at 53 New York City public schools.
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Schoolbook

Audit: New York Schools Lost Track of Computers, Tablets

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The Department of Education either lost or can't find hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of computers, according to an audit by the New York City comptroller.
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Schoolbook

Advocates Crave Word from Mayor on Expanding Breakfast in Schools

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A coalition of anti-hunger advocates is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to fulfill a campaign pledge to serve breakfast in all schools, not just before the start of class.
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WNYC News

B is for Budget Cuts: Tax Freeze Debate Gets Heated at Some New York Schools

Friday, October 17, 2014

Many New Yorkers are getting checks in the mail care of Governor Cuomo's property tax freeze. But critics say they're coming at the expense of local schools.

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Schoolbook

This is Not How New York City Names Schools (But it Could Be)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Aspire. Achieve. Strive. Derek Jeter? Could they be parts of future NYC school names? See for yourself.
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Schoolbook

City Issues Ebola Memo for Schools

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New York City's Health Department has distributed guidance about the virus to schools and daycare centers.
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The Takeaway

West Virginia's School to Prison Pipeline

Friday, October 10, 2014

While the youth incarceration rate has decreased dramatically in most states, West Virginia has gone in the opposite direction. One reporter finds out why.

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