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How Should NYC Lift the Ban on Cell Phones in Schools?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mayor de Blasio is still figuring out how to lift the ban on cell phones in schools, but New Yorkers had plenty to say in the meantime on WNYC's Brian Lehrer show.
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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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WNYC News

First Day in Newark: Nearly Empty School Buses, Parents Ignoring Assignments

Thursday, September 04, 2014

WNYC
A new reform plan, lots of students traveling to new schools and a small boycott greeted students on the first day of school. 

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Schoolbook

NYC School Year Starts with New Mayor's Imprint

Thursday, September 04, 2014

New York City public schools open with more than 50,000 4-year-olds heading to pre-k classes — but that's just one of several changes marking the new school year.
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WNYC News

The Results of Newark's New School Enrollment Policy

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

WNYC
Not every student in Newark will have a classroom to attend by the first day of school Thursday. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sticking Up For Teachers

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A former teacher returns to the classroom and offers a rousing defense of his beleaguered vocation.

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FT Big Read

Sweden's for-profit schools: lessons in store?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sweden's education model: lessons in store?

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WNYC News

With No Bus System, Some NJ Parents Don't Know How Kids Will Get to Class

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The chair of the NJ Senate's Education Committee says she's concerned about the roll-out of Newark's school reform program, and that the state is monitoring the situation.

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The Takeaway

Undocumented Children Strain Miami Schools

Monday, August 18, 2014

Miami has long welcomed droves of immigrants from Latin America. But the latest wave of unaccompanied immigrant children is straining the resources of this gateway region in Florida.

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WNYC News

To Improve Access to Newark's Best Schools, District Pushes Choice

Monday, August 18, 2014

WNYC

Newark schools try out a new method to make school choice more fair but problems are already cropping up.

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WNYC News

Green 'Net Zero' Buildings Sound Great. What's The Catch?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

When P.S. 62 opens in Staten Island a year from now, it will be the first school in the city that produces as much energy as it consumes.

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WNYC News

Why Hoboken is Throwing Away All of its Student Laptops

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Hechinger Report

School officials at one Hoboken school thought it was a no-brainer to give every student a laptop. Now they've decided it was a terrible idea.

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WNYC News

An Event to Support Bronx Kids Sounds Like a 2016 Warmup

Friday, July 25, 2014

The former first lady was surrounded by prominent Latino elected leaders and looked primed to embark on a presidential campaign.

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New Jersey News

Young Black Schoolchildren Discriminated Against in Newark, Parents Say

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Parents and school groups in Newark are hoping a federal investigation into the city's school reorganization plan will spur change in the school district, sooner rather than later.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Common Core Confusion

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

How the tougher academic standards are affecting teachers and students.

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The Takeaway

The Beginning of the End of Teacher Tenure?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California's teacher tenure and teacher dismissal laws are unconstitutional. Michelle Rhee, founder and CEO of Students First, the organization that funded the challenge to California's teacher tenure laws, discusses the possible national implications of the case.

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Schoolbook

Critics Warn City's School Construction Plan Comes Up Short

Friday, June 06, 2014

A new report claims Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is on the verge of making the same mistakes made by his predecessors by not building enough school seats to keep up with demand.

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Schoolbook

How Principal Turnover Affects High School Graduation Rates

Monday, June 02, 2014

Does stability in school leadership lead to higher graduation rates? For students at New York City public high schools that may the case, according to a WNYC/SchoolBook analysis of city data.

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The Takeaway

Some States Say No to Teaching Climate Change

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Schools are increasingly teaching students about the causes and effects of climate change under new federal guidelines. But Republican states are fighting back.

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Schoolbook

Cell Phones in Schools: Lessons from the Front Line

Monday, May 19, 2014

New York City school kids aren't allowed to bring their phones to class. But at one Brooklyn high school, teachers are playing by their own rules.

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